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 serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic, tense and scary films and TV shows about / with child in peril, danger, violence, death, blood, murder, chase, husband wife relationship, brutality and deadly 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), Take (2007), Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010), Home Alone (1990), Kidnap (2017), Man on Fire (2004), Poltergeist (1982), A Lonely Place to Die (2011), The White Knights (2015), Wake of Death (2004).

List of child in peril movies

 7.5
 392K
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, survival, sign language, deafness, monster, self sacrifice, silence, survival horror, creature feature, pregnancy, child in peril, creature ...
Time: 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: new york state
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 5.9
 1K
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, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, crimes, family problems, addiction, haunted by the past, death in the family, dysfunctional family, redemption, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
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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: suspenseful, gothic, scary, suspense, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, parents and children, deadly creature, danger, child in peril, haunted house, estate, creature, teeth, old house, deadly, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: rhode island, usa
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 7.6
 452K
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, light, not serious, funny, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, holiday, when the parents are away, home invasion, kids and family, child protagonist, youth, danger, neighbor, children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, america, paris france, illinois ...
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 5.9
 33K
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, track down, child in peril, little boy, determination, female protagonist, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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 7.7
 324K
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, justice, cia, vigilante, vigilantism, mercenary, bodyguard, daring rescue, friendship, danger ...
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, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, child in peril, countryside, danger, world war two, supernatural horror, death of child, cemetery, evacuation, pursuit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940, year 1941
Place: england, london
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 7.3
 139K
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 ...
Plot: haunted house, psychic, ghost, poltergeist, supernatural, missing child, kidnapping, good versus evil, child in peril, ghosts, parallel world, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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A Lonely Place to Die (2011)
Genre: 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, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, kidnapping, extreme sport, ransom, group of criminals, mountaineer, in the woods, rescue, crimes, hunt down, chase, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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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. Fran├žoise Dubois, a journalist, is ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, sincere
Plot: child in peril, rescue, journalism, danger, life is a bitch, wartime life, child care, adoption, children, orphan, humanitarian, camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child in peril, gangsters, revenge, martial arts, murder, mortal combat, tough heroes, danger, crimes, deadly, rivalry, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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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
 74K
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: alien, virus, save the world, danger, psychiatrist, invasion, hysteria, alien invasion, sleeping, child in peril, quarantine, survival ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
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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: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, child in peril, childhood trauma, urban legend, deadly, supernatural, danger, gory, suburbs, slasher, human monster, female psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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 6.2
 67K
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, secret service, child in peril, fbi, danger, chases and races, code, adult child friendship, gunfight, assassin, twists & turns, murderer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: bangkok thailand, chicago illinois, south dakota
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The Nightmare Room (2001)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: supernatural, child in peril, paranormal, paranormal phenomena, good versus evil, 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.
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: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal, child in peril, rivalry, society, friendship, custody, hotshot lawyer, social worker, dysfunctional family, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pittsburgh
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 6.1
 60K
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: dark humor, scary, suspenseful, dark, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, demon, supernatural, legends and myths, dark fantasy, monster, child in peril, blizzard, power outage, santa claus, danger, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.3
 218K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Plot: demonic possession, haunted house, supernatural, psychic, demon, family in danger, danger, riddles and clues, ghost, child in peril, single mother, paranormal investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 2003, year 1977, year 1976
Place: england, london
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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: mind control, child in peril, conspiracy, kidnapping, escapades, danger, disorder, uncover truth, secret agent, secret agents, government agent, cyberpunk ...
Time: future, near future
Place: london, shanghai china, shanghai, new york, rio de janeiro
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 4.4
 79K
Ultraviolet (2006)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the late 21st century, a subculture of humans have emerged who have been modified genetically by a vampire-like disease, giving them enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence. As they are set apart from "normal" and ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, one woman army, infected, heroic mission, rescue, infection, tough heroes, totalitarianism, female protagonist, vampire, child in peril, antidote ...
Time: future, near future
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Beyond the Door II (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful, serious, surreal ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, child in peril, vengeance, losing-it hero, mysterious character, danger, supernatural, haunted by the past, parents and children, mental illness, family relations ...
Time: 70s
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The Stone Council (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In France, the single translator Diane Siprien adopts an Asian baby named Liu-San in a foundation directed by Sybille Weber. Years later, a weird mark appears on the boy's chest and Diane and Liu share their dreadful nightmares. Diane is ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, entertaining
Plot: child in peril, adoption, translator, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, murder, police, scientist, adopted son, deadly, danger, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, mongolia, europe, france, siberia
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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, parents and children, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, fear, street gang, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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The Night of the Grizzly (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Marshall "Big Jim" Cole turns in his badge and heads to Wyoming with his family in order to settle on some land left him by a relative. He faces opposition both from a neighbor who wants that land for his own sons, and from a grizzly bear ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: grizzly bear, adventure, farm, wilderness, child in peril, small town, family relations, bear trap, starting over, bear attack, dangerous animal, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1800s
Place: wyoming, usa
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A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling, but their ship is taken over by pirates, who become fond of the kids.
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: pirate, stowaway, pirate ship, ocean or sea, child in peril, sword fight, sailing ship, sailboat, kidnapping, escapades, danger, ship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: jamaica, caribbean
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 5.2
 240
They Come Back (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Story: A psychologist's 10-year-old patient claims she's being menaced by unseen forces after her parents were killed in a car accident. What's more bizarre? The psychologist has seen these symptoms before, in a former patient who ...
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: child in peril, ghost, death in the family, supernatural, orphan, deadly, dealing with death, little girl, paranormal phenomena, able to see the dead, loss of parent, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.1
 14K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child prostitute, danger, kidnapping, child in peril, daring rescue, crime, crimes, missing child, father son relationship, organized crime, tough guy, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
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The Disappointments Room (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.
Style: serious, scary, tense, mysterious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, child in peril, attic, estate, family in danger, parents and children, supernatural, isolation, family problems, haunted house, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.7
 117K
Ransom (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: child abduction, kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, ransom, reward, child in peril, crime, crimes, forced into action, tough heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem, new york
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