Family in danger movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant family in danger movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, scary and intense films and TV shows about / with family in danger, danger, family, death, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, deadly and family drama plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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family in danger movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as family in danger: No Escape (2015), The Impossible (2012), Orphan (2009), The Purge (2013), The Guest (2014), Insidious (2010), Cape Fear (1991), The Gates (2010), Trespass (2011), The Stepfather (2009).

List of family in danger movies

 6.8
 74K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, intense ...
Plot: family in danger, rebellion, race against time, survival, revolution, chaos, american abroad, u.s. embassy, political unrest, wrong place wrong time, hotel, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, vietnam, canada, middle east, california
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 7.6
 188K
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, suspense, realistic, emotional, motivational ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, courage, family in danger, forces of nature, tragedy, catastrophe, disaster film, fear, destruction, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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 6.9
 183K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: orphan, family in danger, adoption, family problems, mysterious character, manipulation, deadly, parents and children, insanity, domestic disturbance, fear, female psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
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 5.7
 194K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, deadly, family in danger, future dystopia, danger, society, self defense, social decay, survival, violence spree, life is a bitch, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: usa
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 6.7
 85K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family in danger, danger, soldier, mysterious character, ex soldier, dishonesty, family relations, murder, bullying, family problems, grief, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, quarry, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
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 6.8
 266K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
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, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghosts, family in danger, parallel world, parents and children, nightmare, evil spirit, psychic, afterlife, paranormal activity, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.3
 163K
Cape Fear (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: family in danger, rape, rapist, lawyer, fear, crime, prison, serial killer, dangerous attraction, revenge, crimes, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 7.1
 8K
The Gates (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Like most families that settle inside The Gates, the Monahans are unmoored from a complicated life they abandoned in Chicago. There's something very different about this place, almost... haunting. Named the new police chief of The Gates, Nick ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, werewolf, family in danger, imaginary, supernatural power, youth, lifestyle, family relations, danger, suburban life, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.3
 41K
Trespass (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kyle (Nicolas Cage) and Sarah Miller (Nicole Kidman) have it all: a huge gated house on the water, fancy cars, and the potential for romance in their relationship. He's just back from a business trip (he brokers diamonds) and their teen ...
Style: rough, intense, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, betrayal, robbery, crime, danger, masked man, confined, hostages, crimes, estate, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 5.6
 30K
The Stepfather (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school to find his mother (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, family in danger, hidden identity, manic, youth, uncover truth, crimes, family problems, dishonesty, danger, family relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, salt lake city utah, new jersey
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 6.8
 185K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: psychological, scary, macabre, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare, danger, supernatural, family in danger, single mother, nightmare comes true, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, monster, deadly creature, dark fantasy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 8.4
 29K
Visuals (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Georgekutty lives a happy life with his wife and daughters. Things take a turn when his daughter gets indecently filmed using a hidden camera, by the son of a police inspector.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: family in danger, police investigation, police, crimes, murder, law enforcement, family relations, family in crisis, parents and children, obsession, life turned upside down, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: india
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 6.4
 7K
Kidnapped (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three hooded Eastern-European criminals burst into a home in a Madrid gated community, holding the family hostage in its own home, and forcing the father to empty his credit cards. But the family fights back - brutally.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: family in danger, rape, violence, hostages, confined, family problems, crimes, family life, danger, home invasion, husband wife relationship, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain, madrid
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Pet Sematary II (1992)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The "sematary" is up to its old zombie-raising tricks again. This time, the protagonists are Jeff Matthews, whose mother died in a Hollywood stage accident, and Drew Gilbert, a boy coping with an abusive stepfather.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, family in danger, back from the dead, small town, legends and myths, death in the family, murder, supernatural, burial, gory, slasher, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: maine, usa, new 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, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nanny, obsession, vengeance, family in danger, danger, asthma, haunted by the past, domestic disturbance, loss of child, child, psychopath, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
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 6.8
 208K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, attic, family in danger, fear, danger, evil force, filmed killing, investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1986, year 1966 ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, st. louis missouri
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 5.9
 55K
The Possession (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranormal activity, family in danger, danger, evil force, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, exorcism, ghost, artifact, family relations, ancient mystery, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.4
 27K
Colony (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: In the near future a family must make difficult decisions as they balance staying together with trying to survive. They live in Los Angeles, which has been occupied by a force of outside intruders. While some people have chosen to collaborate with ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: rebellion, occupation, alien invasion, evil alien, space and aliens, family in danger, survival, resistance, parents and children, couple relations, rebelliousness, deadly ...
Time: future
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 5.0
 191K
The Happening (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: India, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, bleak, tense, serious ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, plague, end of the world, family in danger, danger, suicide, hysteria, paranoia, forces of nature, supernatural, natural disaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, manhattan new york city, france ...
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The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, supernatural, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york, long island
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 6.3
 74K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, siblings relations, parents and children, family in danger, slasher, family problems, ghost, danger, step parent, pretense, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 2000s
Place: maine, new england
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 4.8
 3K
First Born (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A C-section drives her over the edge, making her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological, tense
Plot: family in danger, mentally unstable, danger, mind game, nanny, family problems, parents and children, suburbs, obsession, isolation, ghost, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.2
 100K
Mirrors (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Romania, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, family in danger, mirror, evil, demon, uncover truth, investigation, family problems, hallucination, possession, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania
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Supernatural The Animation (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: After losing their mother to a demon, two brothers grow up fighting supernatural beings.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, obsessive quest, family in danger, haunted by the past, family relations, ghost, rivalry, deadly creature, deadly, supernatural, danger, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 4.7
 3K
Torment (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Newlyweds Sarah and Cory Morgan have decided to take a relaxing holiday with Cory’s 7 year old son Liam to try and smooth over some of the teething problems Liam is having with his new Mom. Despite the idyllic location of Cory’s isolated and ...
Style: scary, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: family in danger, countryside, slasher, home invasion, torture, masked killer, confined, husband wife relationship, psychological torture, deadly, danger, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Romania
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: brutal, scary, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, desert, cannibalism, rape, survival, victim, kidnapping, danger, escape attempt, fear, trapped, massacre ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa
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 5.5
 27K
Replicas (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, China, Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.
Style: intellectual, futuristic, exciting, clever, philosophical
Plot: scientist, cloning, family in danger, genetics, science, resurrection, family, car accident, laboratory, biologist, scientific experiment, evil corporation ...
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The House at the End of Time (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of Dulce, a mother who has encounters with apparitions inside her old house. She must decipher a mystery that could trigger a prophecy: the death of her family.
Style: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, family in danger, supernatural, murder, mystery, danger, haunted house, ghost, dealing with death, deadly, crimes, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venezuela
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 6.3
 68K
Dark Skies (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing ...
Style: serious, tense, twist ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, paranormal activity, danger, parents and children, family in danger, disorder, alien, evil alien, abduction, self destructing, evil force, birds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.6
 90K
Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, zombie, family in danger, supernatural, back from the dead, pet, indian burial ground, grief, loss of pet, coffin, grave robbing, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
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