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, suspense, serious, tense, psychological and intense films and TV shows about / with child in peril, chase, danger, murder, death, violence, blood, storytelling, dialogue and brutality plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as child in peril: Domestic Disturbance (2001), Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010), Man on Fire (2004), Pan (2015), Clownhouse (1989), Mercury Rising (1998), The Conjuring 2 (2016), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Edge of Winter (2016), Tom & Thomas (2002).

List of child in peril movies

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: tense, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: murder, child in peril, divorce, investigation, amateur detective, disbelieving adult, mystery, witness, family relations, parents and children, crimes, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maryland, san francisco
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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, scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Plot: supernatural, child in peril, deadly creature, haunted house, monster, creature, parents and children, supernatural horror, teeth, hearing voices, little girl, mansion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: rhode island, usa
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Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA, Mexico
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, suspense, emotional, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, kidnapping, vengeance, cia, vigilantism, vigilante, lone hero, mercenary, justice, daring rescue, child abduction, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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Pan (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, stylized, serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: pirate, magic, childhood, fantasy world, adventure, orphan, mischievous children, heroes, child in peril, treasure hunt, flying, young heroes ...
Time: future, 1940s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: london, vietnam
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Clownhouse (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Just before Halloween, three young brothers alone in a big house are menaced by three escaped mental patients who have murdered some traveling circus clowns and taken their identities.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: clown, murder, child in peril, escaped mental patient, brother brother relationship, circus, home invasion, chase, halloween, evil clown, serial killer, insanity ...
Time: 80s
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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: suspense, suspenseful, intense, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, conspiracy, fbi, child in peril, assassin, secret service, murder, assassination, paranoia, twists and turns, spy, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: bangkok thailand, south dakota, chicago illinois
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The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, demonic possession, paranormal investigation, single mother, child in peril, psychic, fear, demon, family in danger, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1976, 20th century, year 2003 ...
Place: england, london
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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has ...
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: time travel, artificial intelligence, man versus machine, terminator, cyborgs, androids and robots, robot, apocalypse, end of the world, post apocalypse, child in peril, robot vs. robot ...
Time: future, 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1997 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america
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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: suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: winter, brother brother relationship, cold weather, stranded, mentally unstable, father son relationship, divorced parents, child in peril, wilderness, parent child relationship, snowstorm, snow ...
Place: ontario canada, canada
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Tom & Thomas (2002)
Genre: Family
Country: Netherlands, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young boy thinks he's got a lookalike around him, but nobody believes him. Then, he meets Thomas and they switch homes.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: twins, child in peril, youth, imaginary friend, family life, on the run, mistaken identity, christmas, adoption, orphan, child abduction, children's home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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Lady in White (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, halloween, supernatural, serial killer, murder, small town, child in peril, bullying, mystery, coming of age, vengeance, maniac ...
Time: 60s, 80s, year 1962, 20th century
Place: new york, new york state, los angeles
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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, realistic, emotional, non-linear, psychological
Plot: death row, child in peril, crimes, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, family problems, addiction, strange person, dishonesty, hopes, society, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
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Jurassic Park (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, breathtaking, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, survival, scientist, animal attack, dangerous animal, creature feature, island, child in peril, research, children, experiment ...
Time: 20th century, prehistoric times, 90s
Place: central america, costa rica, dominican republic
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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, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: post apocalypse, creature, monster, survival, sign language, survival horror, silence, pregnancy, alien, self sacrifice, child in peril, creature feature ...
Time: near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: new york state
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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: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Plot: child in peril, murder, survival, killer child, crimes, haunted by the past, parents and children, agoraphobia, fear, zombie, ghost, home invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: suspense, realistic, surprise ending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, strong female lead, abduction, single mother, mercilessness, little boy, missing child, child in peril, rescue, track down, child abduction, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa
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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, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, poltergeist, psychic, suburban life, nightmare, child in peril, haunted, parallel world, suburbs, chaos ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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The Client (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is ...
Style: realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: lawyer, mafia, lawyers and clients, investigation, witnessing a crime, witness protection, boy, courtroom, legal, twists and turns, child in peril, court ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, tennessee, san francisco, memphis, usa
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The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: suspense, serious, tense, brutal, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: revenge, martial arts, crimes, one man army, lone hero, kidnapping, rivalry, drugs, master warrior, heroes, drug lord, violent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
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Darkness Falls (2003)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.
Style: scary, suspense, dark, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, child in peril, witch, lighthouse, small town, supernatural horror, haunted by the past, legends and myths, darkness, monster, demon ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
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A Quiet Place Part II (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Style: suspense, scary, macabre, suspenseful, apocalyptic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, alien, survival, deaf, silence, monster, alien creature, deafness, survival horror, alien invasion, creature, sign language ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, new york, new york state, america
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Lights Out (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and ...
Style: macabre, scary, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, mental illness, monster, darkness, paranormal, child in peril, mental institution, haunted house, depression, violence, paranormal phenomena ...
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The Believers (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Mourning the accidental death of his wife and having just moved to New York with his young son, laconic police psychologist Cal Jamison (Martin Sheen) is reluctantly drawn into a series of grisly, ritualistic murders involving the immolation of two ...
Style: scary, psychological, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ritual, supernatural, cult, voodoo, child in peril, murder, investigation, brutality, violent, torture, ritual murder, religion ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, minneapolis minnesota
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Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, nightmare comes true, fear, demon, child in peril, family, serial killer, boy, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1986
Place: usa
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Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: organized crime, chase, lone hero, martial arts, gunfight, protector, ex military, on the run, justice, tough heroes, mafia, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, north america, brooklyn new york city, new york
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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: suspense, tense, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, trapped, confinement indoors, cat and mouse, thief, hostage, surveillance, millionaire, security system, disorder, claustrophobia, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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It (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 192 min.
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Story: A series of murders prompts Mike Hanlon to suspect that the supernatural menace that he and a group of friends battled as children has returned. He begins to call his friends to remind them of the oath they swore: if It returned again, they would ...
Style: scary, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: childhood, clown, supernatural, monster, children, friendship, asthma, child in peril, villain, killer clown, small town, torture ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, year 1960, 80s
Place: maine, usa
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The Flight of the Innocent (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The boy Vito is a portrait of beauty and wide-eyed innocence spawned from a violent family of kidnapers and murderers in the South of Italy. When his entire family is murdered by a rival clan of kidnapers, Vito must flee for his own life and in the ...
Style: art house, realistic, serious
Plot: child in peril, coming of age, children, boy, youth, hostage, chase, gang, on the run, murder, kidnapping, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, southern italy
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It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: scary, suspense, epic, slasher, psychotronic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: monster, killer clown, small town, evil clown, clown, fear, missing person, child, death of brother, good versus evil, supernatural horror, school ...
Time: year 1989, 80s, year 1988
Place: maine
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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, inspirational, realistic, touching, harsh ...
Plot: gunfight, atrocity, christian, christianity, religion, civil war, orphan, child in peril, lone hero, army, violence, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 2003
Place: uganda, africa, sudan, pennsylvania, california
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