Child in peril movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant child in peril movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic, intense and rough films and TV shows about / with child in peril, danger, violence, chase, death, brutality, survival, dialogue, catastrophe and runaway plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as child in peril: A Quiet Place (2018), A Lonely Place to Die (2011), Mercury Rising (1998), Kidnap (2017), Poltergeist (1982), Take (2007), Machine Gun Preacher (2011), Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010), Panic Room (2002), Home Alone (1990).

List of child in peril movies

 7.5
 473K
A Quiet Place (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Style: suspense, scary, disturbing, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: post apocalypse, sign language, survival horror, monster, survival, deafness, self sacrifice, creature feature, child in peril, creature, silence, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: new york state
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A Lonely Place to Die (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of five mountaineers are hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried in a small chamber in the wilderness. They become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers as ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, mountaineer, ransom, kidnapping, child in peril, hiking, extreme sport, in the woods, group of criminals, rescue, wilderness, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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 6.1
 71K
Mercury Rising (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, child in peril, secret service, fbi, gunfight, danger, chases and races, code, conspiracy, adult child friendship, assassin, undercover agent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, bangkok thailand, south dakota
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 5.9
 35K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: surprise ending, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, abduction, single mother, strong female lead, danger, rescue, child in peril, track down, child abduction, determination, mercilessness, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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 7.3
 150K
Poltergeist (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, psychic, poltergeist, good versus evil, kidnapping, missing child, child in peril, nightmare, parallel world, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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 5.9
 2K
Take (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The lives of two strangers - a struggling mother and a gambling addict - meet in tragedy. Years pass, and they must come to terms with themselves, and one another.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, non-linear, psychological
Plot: child in peril, death row, crimes, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, child abduction, family problems, addiction, hopes, haunted by the past, death in the family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
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Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.
Style: heroic, realistic, emotional, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: christianity, atrocity, child in peril, gunfight, orphan, civil war, lone hero, rebel, character change, danger, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 2003
Place: uganda, africa, sudan, pennsylvania, california
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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, suspense, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, parents and children, deadly creature, danger, child in peril, haunted house, old house, estate, creature, teeth, hearing voices, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, rhode island
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 6.8
 268K
Panic Room (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: tense, neo noir, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, thief, confinement indoors, trapped, millionaire, psycho, disorder, child in peril, danger, burglar, cat and mouse, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 505K
Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: humorous, funny, not serious, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, when the parents are away, holiday, child protagonist, home invasion, kids and family, youth, children, neighbor, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, america, paris france, illinois ...
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 4.3
 2K
Kaw (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On the last working day of Sheriff Wayne, his small town is attacked by blood thirsty ravens that eat human flesh. Meanwhile his wife Cynthia visits a farm where a Mennonite family lives to say farewell to her friend Gretchen and discloses a dark ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: small town, curse, diner, countryside, corpse, child in peril, bird, dangerous animal, danger, amish, misfit, bird attack ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.7
 338K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, mercenary, justice, revenge, bodyguard, vigilantism, child abduction, vigilante, cia, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.
Style: gothic, scary, twist ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, child in peril, supernatural horror, countryside, danger, world war two, death of child, cemetery, evacuation, pursuit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1941
Place: england, london
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Domestic Disturbance (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A divorced father discovers that his 12-year-old son's new stepfather is not what he made himself out to be.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, child in peril, investigation, amateur detective, disbelieving adult, divorce, mystery, family relations, crimes, crime, parents and children, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maryland, san francisco
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The Little Witch (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The little witch really wants to dance with the other witches in the Walpurgis night, but she is only 127 years old and thus far too young for it. She tries to secretly sneak into the party but is caught doing so, and as a punishment, she has to ...
Style: light, captivating, colourful, fairy tale, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: witch, raven, child in peril, obsessive quest, talking to an animal, magic, redheaded woman, magical, evil witch, spell, female protagonist, ageism ...
Place: germany, europe, central europe
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The White Knights (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jacques Arnault, head of Sud Secours NGO, is planning a high impact operation: he and his team are going to exfiltrate 300 orphan victims of the Chadian civil war and bring them to French adoption applicants. Françoise Dubois, a journalist, is ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, sincere
Plot: child in peril, rescue, journalism, life is a bitch, danger, wartime life, child care, adoption, orphan, children, humanitarian, camp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: africa
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Wake of Death (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action superstar, Jean-Claude Van Damme (Universal Soldier, Street Fighter), is back and at his hard-hitting best as Ben Archer, an ex-mob enforcer seeking revenge against a ruthless Chinese kingpin responsible for his wife's brutal murder. ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child in peril, gangsters, revenge, martial arts, murder, mortal combat, tough heroes, rivalry, crimes, danger, deadly, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a ...
Style: offbeat, exciting, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, inheritance, danger, loss of parent, attempted murder, death in the family, dishonesty, young heroes, child in peril, siblings relations, arson ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
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 5.9
 76K
The Invasion (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Plot: virus, save the world, alien, epidemic, danger, invasion, hysteria, alien invasion, sleeping, child in peril, psychiatrist, quarantine ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
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 6.8
 290K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, nightmare, supernatural, ghosts, psychic, evil spirit, demons, paranormal activity, fear, danger, family in danger, parallel world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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A Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Legend holds that 30 years ago, a suburban town was terrorized by the spirit of a woman whose horrid face had been grotesquely disfigured. Roaming the streets wearing a long coat and carrying large scissors, the spirit would approach her young ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, child in peril, childhood trauma, urban legend, supernatural, deadly, danger, gory, suburbs, human monster, brutality, dedicated educator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Edge of Winter (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When two brothers are stranded by a brutal winter storm with an unpredictable father they barely know, the boys begin to suspect their supposed protector may be their biggest threat.
Style: psychological thriller, suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense
Plot: winter, child in peril, cold weather, stranded, parent child relationship, survival, male bonding, mentally unstable, father son relationship, divorced parents, brother brother relationship, male friendship ...
Place: canada, ontario canada
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 7.6
 210K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, captivating, suspense, tear jerker ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, catastrophe, family in danger, disaster film, courage, forces of nature, tragedy, destruction, danger, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, heroic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, alien invasion, save the world, invasion, battlefield, survival, heroic mission, chaos, battles, alien encounter, alien attack, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, america, united states, santa monica california ...
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The Nightmare Room (2001)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Anthology series centered on teens facing supernatural threats, many based on the books by R.L. Stine.
Style: anthology, captivating
Audience: horror for children, kids
Plot: child in peril, supernatural, paranormal, good versus evil, paranormal phenomena, courage, surrealism, scare, fear, morality, fright, supernatural power
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 7.4
 5K
The Guardian (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service, somehow to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal, child in peril, custody, rivalry, society, friendship, hotshot lawyer, father son relationship, social worker, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia
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 6.2
 66K
Krampus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A horror comedy based on the ancient legend about a pagan creature who punishes children on Christmas.
Style: scary, dark fantasy, semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, christmas, legends and myths, demon, dark humor, danger, beast, monster, child in peril, creature, blizzard, power outage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, normandy, florida, alaska, hawaii ...
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 4.7
 7K
The Anomaly (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has less than 10 minutes to figure out how he got there.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspense, tricky, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: child in peril, conspiracy, mind control, kidnapping, escapades, danger, uncover truth, disorder, secret agents, secret agent, government agent, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, near future
Place: london, shanghai china, new york, shanghai, rio de janeiro
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 6.1
 222K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
Style: disaster movie, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, disaster film, earthquake, adventure, forces of nature, survival, tsunami, danger, happy ending, chaos and mayhem, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, los angeles, nevada
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 5.5
 7K
Citadel (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Citadel tells the story of widower and single father Tommy Cowley, a man inflicted with chronic agoraphobia since the day his wife was attacked. He was unable to protect her. He lives in Edenstown, the council estate from hell. Here he finds himself ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: agoraphobia, murder, child in peril, survival, killer child, danger, crimes, haunted by the past, parents and children, fear, street gang, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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