Loss of child movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant loss of child movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, weird and gloomy films and TV shows about / with loss of child, death, family relations, grief, husband wife relationship, dialogue, storytelling, vengeance, murder and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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loss of child movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as loss of child: The Lovely Bones (2009), Rabbit Hole (2010), Mystic River (2003), Stolen (2009), Peppermint (2018), Pieces of a Woman (2020), What Dreams May Come (1998), First Man (2018), Welcome to the Rileys (2010), The Punisher (2004).

List of loss of child movies

The Lovely Bones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
Style: emotional, psychological, suspense, surreal, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: afterlife, serial killer, pedophile, rape, loss of child, death in the family, loss of daughter, dealing with death, tragic event, death of child, missing child, murder mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, pennsylvania, delaware
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Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: sad, touching, emotional, depressing, sexy ...
Plot: loss of child, grief, death in the family, tragedy, housewife, estrangement, loss of son, marriage, memory, family problems, redemption, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, usa
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Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, emotional, twist ending, neo noir ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, sexual abuse, police investigation, child abuse, loss of child, murder, childhood, pedophilia, death in the family, investigation, child rape ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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Stolen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with solving a child's 50-year-old murder, uncovering striking similarities between the case and his son's disappearance.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, loss of child, police investigation, dead child, life is a bitch, uncover truth, haunted by the past, law enforcement, dealing with death, crimes, interrogation, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 50s
Place: usa
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Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.
Style: exciting, brutal, rough, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: vigilante, female protagonist, revenge, corruption, justice, loss of child, murder, one woman army, revenge killing, police corruption, female vigilante, drug cartel ...
Time: year 2012, year 2017, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
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Pieces of a Woman (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Hungary, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A grieving woman embarks on an emotional journey after the Ioss of her baby.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, rough ...
Plot: loss of child, midwife, mother in law son in law relationship, birth, grieving, grief, love, pregnancy, husband wife relationship, woman in labor, family relations, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts
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What Dreams May Come (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: philosophical, surreal, inspirational, touching, cerebral ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, life philosophy, life & death, redemption, husband wife reunion, metaphysics, loss of child, destiny, true love, love, hell ...
Time: 90s
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First Man (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan, China
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Style: inspirational, disturbing, factual, exciting, motivational ...
Plot: space exploration, astronaut, moon landing, moon, nasa, outer space, loss of child, space travel, male camaraderie, space mission, space race, rocket ...
Time: 60s, year 1965, year 1969, year 1963, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california, mojave desert, houston texas, florida
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Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself ...
Style: touching, emotional, depressing, psychological, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: loss of child, redemption, self discovery, older man young girl relationship, life is a bitch, prostitute, stripper, depression, friendship, haunted by the past, teenage life, marital problem ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, indiana, new orleans, california, new jersey ...
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The Punisher (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, vigilante, vigilantism, lone hero, one man army, superhero, tough guy, tough heroes, tragic hero, violence, tough law enforcer ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, florida, miami, virginia
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Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, tense, emotional, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: murder investigation, police investigation, murder, multiple suspects, police detective, small town, uncover truth, partners, grief, courtroom drama, whodunit, murderer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: obsession, nanny, vengeance, female psychopath, psychopath, family in danger, sexual abuse, asthma, suicide, domestic disturbance, home invasion, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, washington state, san francisco, new york, usa
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Dead Like Me (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dead Like Me follows a group of undead grim reapers tasked with shepherding the recently departed into the afterlife.
Style: cynical, witty, sentimental, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, dealing with death, team, double life, family problems, supernatural ability, dark humor, death, grim reaper, employer employee relationship, family relations ...
Place: seattle
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Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sentimental, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, investigation, missing child, missing person, fighting the system, uncover truth, kidnapping, disorder, life is a bitch, court, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: california, los angeles, usa, canada, seattle
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Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, emotional, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, investigation, obsession, loss of child, dysfunctional family, lawyer, revenge, character study, family problems, losing-it hero, parents and children, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, drowning, serial killer, hallucination, haunted by the past, psychic, grief, loss of child, sex scene, blindness, mystery, death of daughter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
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The Omen (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A diplomatic couple adopts the son of the devil without knowing it. A remake of the classic horror film of the same name from 1976.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense, suspense ...
Plot: demon, prophecy, antichrist, murder, devil worship, killer child, devil, catholicism, church, hospital, parents and children, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2006, 2000s
Place: england, london, rome italy, europe, manhattan new york city ...
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Half Light (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, enigmatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, lighthouse, supernatural, murder, death of child, uncover truth, mentally unstable, death in the family, afterlife, loss of child, woman in danger, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
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Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At ...
Style: scary, macabre, tense, suspense, frightening ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: zombie, indian burial ground, cemetery, back from the dead, supernatural, grave robbing, family in danger, cat, death, grief, afterlife, ghost ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, new england, usa, chicago illinois
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Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Switzerland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. ...
Style: reflective, sexy, cerebral, art house, emotional ...
Plot: loss of child, grief, stripper, depression, character study, love, music, loneliness, existentialism, loss of spouse, french, solitude ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, poland, eastern europe, france, europe
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Meadowland (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the hazy aftermath of an unimaginable loss, Sarah and Phil come unhinged, recklessly ignoring the repercussions. Phil starts to lose sight of his morals as Sarah puts herself in increasingly dangerous situations, falling deeper into her own ...
Style: psychological, rough, captivating, melancholic, weird
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, loss of child, disappearance, self harm, drug use, extramarital affair, adultery, family relations, couples, infidelity, illness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Feathers in My Head (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jean-Pierre (Francis Renaud) and his wife Blanche (Sophie Museur) live a quiet but happy life in their small Belgian town. But their world is shattered when their young son goes missing. In the aftermath of the family tragedy, the couple's own ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, touching, contemplative
Plot: reality vs fantasy, female nudity, loss of child, coming of age, hallucination, insanity, sex scene, mother son relationship, nature, incest, empire, pubic hair ...
Place: europe, france
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A Dark Song (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: occult, ritual, black magic, supernatural, angel, occult ritual, female protagonist, ghost, demon, magic, loss of son, loss of child ...
Place: ireland, wales
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Jar City (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iceland, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, loss of child, uncover truth, haunted by the past, psychopath, family problems, law enforcement, track down, crimes, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: iceland
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Love of Siam (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Two young boys are best friends living quiet family lives in Bangkok. Their lives are disrupted when one boy's older sister goes missing on a jungle trip. The shattered family moves away, separating the boys. Years later, now in their late ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, sexy ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay love, lgbt, gay, sexual tension, missing person, gay teenager, loss of child, musician, friendship, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, asia
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La Vie en Rose (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the ...
Style: touching, gloomy, disturbing, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: music, musician's life, french, singer, life philosophy, death, destiny, love story, rising to stardom, loss of child, fame, frenchwoman ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, manhattan new york city, normandy ...
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World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, clever, dark, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, single father, father son relationship, grief, writers, loneliness, life & death, life philosophy, character study, loss of child, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
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The Third Day (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 340 min.
TV show
Story: A unique story told over two distinct halves, "Summer" follows Sam, a man drawn to a mysterious island off the British coast where he encounters a group of islanders set on preserving their traditions at any cost. "Winter" ...
Style: suspense, macabre, mysterious, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: mysticism, stranded on an island, loss of child, religions or cults, forest, strange person, utopia, island, grieving father, secrets, recurring dream, murder ...
Place: london
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Raised by Wolves (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: After Earth is ravaged by a great religious war, an atheistic android architect sends two of his creations, Mother and Father, to start a peaceful, godless colony on the planet Kepler-22b. Their treacherous task is jeopardized by the arrival of the ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, exciting, visually appealing, gothic ...
Plot: space colony, androids, distant planet, post apocalypse, robot human relationship, survival, alien creature, vestiges of humanity, atheism, war, religious cult, parents and children ...
Time: future, distant future
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Kandisha (2008)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Morocco
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Shattered by the loss of her child, Nyla Jayde, a brilliant criminal defense attorney, takes on a case involving a 14th century Moroccan legend, a vengeful spirit named "Kandisha".
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, disturbing
Plot: ghost, lawyer, investigation, supernatural, loss of child, mystery, nobody believes, crimes, murder, legends and myths, abuse, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, morocco
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