Disturbed childhood movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant disturbed childhood movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, suspense and scary films and TV shows about / with disturbed childhood, violence, murder, crimes, danger, brutality, psychopath, vengeance, death and blood plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as disturbed childhood: Maniac (2012), Forgive Me (2006), Black Christmas (1974), The Sopranos (1999), Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987), The Butterfly Effect (2004), The Eyes of My Mother (2016), Black Lagoon (2006), Elfen Lied (2004), The Lost Village (2016).

List of disturbed childhood movies

 6.1
 38K
Maniac (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, sadistic, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: serial killer, insanity, mental illness, loneliness, obsession, murder, extreme violence, sadism, torture, violence spree, brutality, maniac ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.5
 415
Forgive Me (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Violette, an expectant wife, who opens a nasty barrel of worms by filming a documentary about her dysfunctional family, to be shown to her (as yet) unborn son.Through her ever-present lens, Violette begins to unearth one nasty family secret after ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, father daughter relationship, pregnancy, family problems, couples, uncover truth, infidelity, parents and children, adultery, disturbed childhood, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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Black Christmas (1974)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, macabre, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, murder, serial killer, sorority, serial murder, holiday, winter, violence, prank telephone call, mental illness, psychopath, psycho killer ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
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 9.2
 396K
The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: serious, cynical, clever, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, crimes, killings, criminal heroes, dark humor, family life, family relations, ambition, mob boss, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
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Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After being traumatized by his brother Billy's murderous rampage years earlier, Ricky Caldwell has become a serial killer himself and is now living in a mental hospital. Relating his story to a psychiatrist, Ricky recounts the details of their ...
Style: tense, serious, bloody, funny, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, holiday, murder, christmas, killer santa claus, psychopath, crimes, orphan, mental institution, mental illness, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 80s
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The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspense, philosophical, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: time travel, time loop, butterfly effect, memory loss, alternate reality, memory, changing the past or future, mind control, twists and turns, life philosophy, child abuse, alternate universe ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.
Style: disturbing, scary, art house, suspense, mysterious ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: death of father, death of mother, loneliness, serial killer, violence, dark past, corpse, curiosity, mother, father, friendship, anatomy ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.9
 15K
Black Lagoon (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Black Lagoon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe. It has been published in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X since 2002, and nine collected volumes have been released so far. It was later adapted into an anime ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, psychological, manga, adult animation ...
Audience: kids
Plot: crimes, pirate, team, rivalry, adventure, gunfight, gang, mercenary, bounty hunter, kidnapping, femme fatale, mafia ...
Place: japan, asia, thailand
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 7.9
 34K
Elfen Lied (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads, and has a "sixth sense" which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: memory loss, childhood trauma, split personality, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, evil, supernatural, experiment gone awry, sadism, social misfits, decapitation, sexual abuse ...
Time: near future, future
Place: japan
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The Lost Village (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: A shady bus tour of young men and women are headed to an elusive village called Nanakimura. A destination where people can partake in an utopian existence, free of the world's obstacles... or so goes the rumor. Heading deep into the mountains, ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, enigmatic, psychological thriller
Plot: supernatural, sociopath, child in peril, disappearance, supernatural power, surrealism, old man, childhood trauma, missing person, paranoia, imaginary friend, father son relationship ...
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Poor Albert and Little Annie (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Albert tried to kill his rich snobby mother once. Then he was institutionalized. Now he's escaped. Albert is after his mother again. And he will torture and kill anything that lays in the way...
Style: slasher, disturbing, sadistic, splatter, psychotronic ...
Plot: exploitation, serial killer, mental disorder, mother, rage, graphic violence, characters murdered one by one, crime spree, nudity (full frontal - brief), traumatic childhood, insane, evil ...
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 6.4
 455
Them and Us (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Lasse & Geir, two suburban boys in their late teens, kick up a row on the bus into town, making the driver call the police. They get arrested and have to spend the night in jail. The next morning they are sent home - Geir to his alcoholic ...
Style: surprise ending, cult film
Plot: rebellion, vandalism, suburbs, social realism, friendship between teens, brother brother relationship, drunkenness, controversy, marijuana, subway, dysfunctional family, chocolate ...
Time: 70s
Place: oslo norway
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Men Not Allowed (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Men have been the bane of Tanya's (Payal Rohatgi) and Urmila's (Tina Rajumdar) existence since they were young; fed up, they decide it's time for a big change in this Bollywood drama. Tanya's father and Urmila's uncle both ...
Plot: lesbian, erotica, lesbian sex, lesbian relationship, lgbt, business tycoon, adultery, disturbed childhood, lesbianism, bisexual, drug dealer, orphanage ...
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 7.3
 498K
Split (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant ...
Style: psychological, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, split personality, dissociative identity disorder, insanity, psycho, serial killer, murder, schizophrenia, violence, survival, abduction ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in a hospital and is set to face trial for attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, ...
Style: tense, intense, suspenseful, suspense, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: twists and turns, court, hacker, corruption, hospital, mystery, investigation, murder, crimes, lawyer, conspiracy, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe
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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 108 min.
Story: 5 Years have passed and Jake has turned his back on his family. He's still up to his usual tricks in McClutchy's Bar, unaware, as he downs his latest opponent, that his eldest son, Nig, Has died in a gang fight. The uncomfortable family ...
Style: multicultural, realistic, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: gang, native american, crimes, indigenous people, lifestyle, gang violence, kids in trouble, family problems, opponent, family relations, starting over, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
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Seven Dead in the Cat's Eye (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small Scottish village, horribly murdered bodies keep turning up. Suspicion falls upon the residents of a nearby castle that is haunted by a curse involving a killer cat.
Style: gothic, erotic, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, investigation, sadism, small town, crimes, supernatural, whodunit, curses spells and rituals, apocalypse, cat, mental illness, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland, europe
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Savage Harvest 2: October Blood (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Tyge Murdock, a successful director of low-budget horror films, has been chasing monsters his whole life. When an actor is accidentally killed on the set of his latest production, Tyge returns to his hometown to reassess his life. But all new ...
Style: suspense, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, mentally unstable, rivalry, filmmaking, captivity, isolation, homecoming, crimes, curses spells and rituals, obsession, demonic possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Christmas Evil (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.
Style: slasher, scary, bloody, serious, psychological ...
Plot: christmas, serial killer as protagonist, serial killer, killer santa claus, holiday, killing spree, lonely, exploitation, killings, house, teenager, investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, year 1980, year 1947
Place: new york
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 8.1
 45K
Flight (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After being abandoned for eight straight years in boarding school, Rohan returns to the small industrial town of Jamshedpur and finds himself closeted with an authoritarian father and a younger half brother who he didn't even know existed. ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, family reunited, parents and children, homecoming, step siblings, family relations, estrangement, family problems, youth, journey, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Little Billy witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by Santa. Years later, when he has to fill in for an absent in-store Santa Claus, his childhood trauma materializes once again.
Style: slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, christmas, santa claus, murder, survival, psychopath, winter, obsession, exploitation, corporal punishment, mother superior, serial killer as protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1984, year 1974, year 1971
Place: salt lake city utah
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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: melancholic, stylized, sexy, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: age difference, self discovery, marriage, love and romance, starting over, love affair, family life, family problems, haunted by the past, parents and children, dysfunctional family, depression ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s, contemporary ...
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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Rider on the Rain (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A US Army colonel in France tries to track down an escaped sex maniac.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, self defense, corpse, roadblock, twists and turns, mind game, crimes, track down, woman in danger, life is a bitch, military officer, rape and revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1967
Place: france, europe, paris france, south of france
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 5.6
 4K
Nightmare (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drug-treated schizophrenic plagued by horrible nightmares escapes from the hospital and goes on a killing spree.
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, gothic, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, rough sex, weirdo, murder, exploitation, mental disorder, psycho killer, home invasion, teenager, ghost, nightmare, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: florida, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish ...
Style: tense, intense, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: hacker, investigation, rape, journalist, sexual abuse, twists and turns, age difference, strong female lead, lesbian, disappearance, serial killer, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1949, year 1950, year 1965 ...
Place: sweden, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, europe, eastern europe ...
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Flowers in the Attic (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, a mother takes her kids off to live with their grandparents in a huge, decrepit old mansion. However, the kids are kept hidden in a room just below the attic, visited only by their mother who becomes less and less ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, harsh, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, siblings relations, confined, estate, survival, child abuse, old mansion, children, life is a bitch, family life, mind game, attic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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Black Christmas (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one. A remake of the 1974 horror movie, Black Christmas.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, christmas, psychopath, dysfunctional family, murder, hospital, violence, house, incest, brutality, murderer, voyeur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2000s, 80s
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 5.9
 87K
Analyze That (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family ...
Style: funny, humorous, entertaining, stylized, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, mob hit, prison, gangsters, psychiatrist, going straight, introspection, doctors and patients, job seeking, family problems, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, las vegas, usa
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 6.7
 155K
Analyze This (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Countless wiseguy films are spoofed in this film that centers on the neuroses and angst of a powerful Mafia racketeer who suffers from panic attacks. When Paul Vitti needs help dealing with his role in the "family," unlucky shrink Dr. Ben ...
Style: humorous, funny, psychological, clever, suspense ...
Plot: mafia, psychiatrist, gangsters, mob boss, crimes, organized crime, adaptation, anger, attempted murder, introspection, doctors and patients, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: new york, florida, new jersey, usa, miami beach ...
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 5.6
 3K
Hidden (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Painful memories arise when Kai Koss inherits his dead mother's house and goes back to his childhood home after 19 years.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: house, dead mother, life is a bitch, mental illness, homecoming, family problems, family relations, crimes, death in the family, parents and children, haunted by the past, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
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