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, death, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, brutality, violence, mentor and family 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: Orphan (2009), The Purge (2013), Cape Fear (1991), The Impossible (2012), Insidious (2010), The Gates (2010), The Amityville Horror (2005), The Stepfather (2009), The Uninvited (2009), Sinister (2012).

List of family in danger movies

 6.9
 178K
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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: orphan, family in danger, adoption, manipulation, family problems, mysterious character, parents and children, deadly, insanity, fear, domestic disturbance, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
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 5.7
 187K
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, family in danger, society, self defense, future dystopia, danger, survival, life is a bitch, deadly, social decay, violence spree, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
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 7.3
 156K
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, rough ...
Plot: family in danger, rapist, lawyer, fear, dangerous attraction, rape, crime, violence, prison, serial killer, revenge, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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 7.6
 181K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, 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, touching, captivating ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, courage, family in danger, tragedy, forces of nature, fear, disaster film, death, danger, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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 6.8
 258K
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, tense, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, parents and children, parallel world, psychic, ghosts, paranormal activity, danger, nightmare, fear, demons ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: vampire, supernatural, danger, werewolf, family in danger, youth, police detective, lifestyle, suburban life, neighbor, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, suspenseful, rough, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family in danger, danger, murder, domestic disturbance, supernatural, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york, long island
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 5.6
 28K
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, hidden identity, family in danger, manic, youth, crimes, uncover truth, killing off one by one, family relations, family problems, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, salt lake city utah, new jersey
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 6.3
 72K
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: suspenseful, surprise ending, scary, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, siblings relations, family in danger, parents and children, family problems, ghost, slasher, danger, step parent, pretense, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 2000s
Place: maine, new england
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 6.8
 201K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, family in danger, attic, fear, danger, evil force, filmed killing, investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1979, year 1966 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
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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, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: family in danger, mentally unstable, parents and children, nanny, danger, mind game, family problems, obsession, isolation, suburbs, pregnancy, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.6
 82K
The Pacifier (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains hidden in the kids' house.
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: bodyguard, family, mischievous children, family in danger, fish out of water, nanny, danger, martial arts, children, special agents, disorder, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, scary, captivating, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, death, ghost, nun, couple relations, witch, family in danger, danger, haunted by the past, insanity, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, usa, new orleans, florida ...
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 6.1
 98K
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, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, investigation, family in danger, mirror, evil, uncover truth, family problems, hallucination, possession, death, medication ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
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 6.8
 176K
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: scary, psychological, tense, macabre, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, dark fantasy, supernatural, family in danger, nightmare, single mother, nightmare comes true, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, monster, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 6.3
 66K
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, suspenseful, scary, twist ending ...
Plot: supernatural, paranormal activity, danger, parents and children, family in danger, disorder, evil alien, abduction, alien, evil force, birds, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.6
 28K
Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, psychopath, danger, serial killer, investigation, mental illness, track down, mind game, woman in danger, intrigue, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, lebanon, australia
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 7.6
 58K
Funny Games (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: sadism, family in danger, torment, serial killer, psychopath, humiliation, crimes, murderous pair, isolation, danger, deadly, vacation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
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 5.9
 54K
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, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranormal activity, danger, family in danger, evil force, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, ghost, family relations, ancient mystery, parents and children, possessed girl, exorcism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: scary, suspenseful, brutal, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, desert, cannibalism, survival, victim, kidnapping, fear, rape, escape attempt, danger, massacre, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, mine, usa
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 8.4
 797K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, supernatural, hotel, psychic, danger, evil, ghost, trapped, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
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 5.5
 23K
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, clever, exciting, philosophical
Plot: scientist, genetics, resurrection, family in danger, cloning, science, family, car accident, laboratory, biologist, evil corporation, scientific experiment ...
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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, danger, haunted by the past, family in danger, domestic disturbance, loss of child, child, psychopath, family, parenthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
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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, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, family in danger, small town, dog, death in the family, murder, supernatural, burial, gory, slasher, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1992, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
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Films to Keep You Awake: The Baby's Room (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In Spain, the sports journalist Juan has a perfect life with his wife Sonia: they have just had a baby and moved to an old house that needs to be repaired in a fancy neighborhood. When Juan's sister and her husband visit the couple, they give ...
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: haunted house, family in danger, supernatural, baby, old dark house, paranormal, mystery, family problems, obsession, missing child, parallel world, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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 5.3
 40K
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: intense, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, betrayal, robbery, masked man, hostages, confined, couple relations, dishonesty, danger, estate, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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The Amityville Horror (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, indian burial ground, haunted, danger, mystery, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1975
Place: long island, new jersey
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 7.4
 26K
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, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: space and aliens, occupation, rebellion, survival, evil alien, alien invasion, parents and children, imaginary, family in danger, colony, resistance, couple relations ...
Time: future
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 5.0
 188K
The Happening (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
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, surprise ending ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, plague, supernatural, danger, family in danger, on the run, chaos and mayhem, suicide, natural disaster, paranoia, hysteria ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, philadelphia, new jersey, west virginia ...
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Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghosts, collector, ghost, family in danger, danger, inheritance, machine, violence, survival, psychic ...
Time: contemporary
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