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, suspense, intense, tense and scary films and TV shows about / with family in danger, danger, death, violence, family relations, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, storytelling and family plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as family in danger: No Escape (2015), The Impossible (2012), The Purge (2013), Cape Fear (1991), Trespass (2011), Orphan (2009), The Conjuring (2013), Insidious (2010), The Stepfather (2009), The Collector (2009).

List of family in danger movies

 6.8
 83K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
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, tense, suspense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in danger, survival, rebellion, race against time, family, wrong place wrong time, danger, chaos, coup, execution, american abroad, revolution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, southeast asia, vietnam, canada, middle east ...
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 7.6
 212K
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, motivational, captivating, disaster movie, suspense ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, catastrophe, family in danger, disaster film, courage, forces of nature, tragedy, destruction, danger, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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 5.7
 213K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, 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: tense, suspenseful, twist ending, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, deadly, society, violence spree, future dystopia, self defense, danger, social decay, survival, chaos, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, california
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 7.3
 184K
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, psychological thriller ...
Plot: family in danger, rape, fear, rapist, lawyer, dangerous attraction, crime, prison, serial killer, crimes, revenge, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 5.3
 43K
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, suspense, suspenseful, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, robbery, betrayal, dishonesty, crime, danger, infidelity, parents and children, wife husband relationship, masked man, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.0
 204K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, France
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, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: orphan, female psychopath, family in danger, adoption, mysterious character, parents and children, deadly, murderer, killer child, family problems, manipulation, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
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 7.5
 476K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, paranormal investigation, family in danger, fear, danger, witch, paranormal activity, evil, evil force ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
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 6.8
 293K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, nightmare, supernatural, psychic, ghosts, fear, paranormal activity, evil spirit, demons, family in danger, parallel world, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.6
 34K
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, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family in danger, manic, hidden identity, crimes, serial killer, youth, uncover truth, serial murder, danger, dishonesty, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, oregon, salt lake city utah, new jersey
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 6.4
 62K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: slasher, scary, brutal, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, trap, home invasion, gory, torture, held captive, deathtrap, homicidal maniac, hostage, masked man, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
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 8.3
 38K
Drishyam (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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: family in danger, police investigation, family relations, police, crimes, murder, law enforcement, family in crisis, obsession, parents and children, life turned upside down, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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 5.9
 59K
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: exorcism, family in danger, danger, curses spells and rituals, evil force, supernatural, ghost, artifact, supernatural horror, paranormal activity, family relations, ancient mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.8
 235K
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, tense, sinister, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, murder, fear, supernatural horror, danger, family in danger, evil force, attic, paranormal activity, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, year 2011, year 1986 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
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 6.3
 187K
Dracula Untold (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vlad Tepes is a great hero, but when he learns the Sultan is preparing for battle and needs to form an army of 1,000 boys, including Vlad's son, he vows to find a way to protect his family. Vlad turns to dark forces in order to get the power to ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, scary, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, dracula, immortality, legends and myths, immortal, mythology, medieval, adventure, regeneration, deal with the devil, family in danger ...
Time: 15th century, 19th century
Place: romania, transylvania, ottoman empire, london
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 7.1
 8K
The Gates (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, werewolf, supernatural power, witch, youth, family relations, family in danger, suburban life, lifestyle, neighbor, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
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, twists and turns, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: nanny, obsession, asthma, vengeance, family in danger, danger, psychopath, domestic disturbance, haunted by the past, loss of child, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
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 5.5
 35K
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, exciting, futuristic, clever, philosophical ...
Plot: scientist, science, cloning, resurrection, family in danger, family, laboratory, genetics, scientific experiment, consciousness, biologist, car accident ...
Time: near future
Place: puerto rico
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 6.6
 72K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, deception, infidelity, crimes, danger, extramarital affair, family in danger, disorder, rape, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 7.4
 33K
Colony (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: occupation, space and aliens, rebellion, alien invasion, family in danger, evil alien, survival, parents and children, danger, resistance, family relations, colony ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 5.3
 52K
Sinister 2 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, atmospheric, macabre ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, family in danger, found footage, murder, twins, investigation, deadly, danger, nightmare, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, norway
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 5.0
 202K
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, bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, survival, virus, plague, family in danger, danger, suicide, hysteria, natural disaster, graphic violence, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, nebraska, florida ...
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 6.8
 209K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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, tense, scary, macabre, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare, supernatural, danger, ghost, family in danger, nightmare comes true, dealing with death, single mother, dysfunctional family, monster, sleeping, book ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 6.3
 74K
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, alien, disorder, danger, family in danger, parents and children, paranormal activity, evil alien, bird, alien abduction, abduction, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, scary, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, mental institution, danger, death, ghost, witch, nightmare, evil, insanity, evil force, nun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2011 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
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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: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, danger, family in danger, domestic disturbance, family relations, parents and children, family problems, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
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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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: family in danger, mentally unstable, nanny, parents and children, family problems, danger, mind game, isolation, suburbs, obsession, ghost, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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: slasher, brutal, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, cannibalism, desert, kidnapping, human monster, survival, fear, victim, torture, wilderness, gore, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa
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 6.6
 99K
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, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: stephen king, zombie, afterlife, family in danger, indian burial ground, supernatural, pets, cemetery, pet, coffin, back from the dead, grief ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
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 6.7
 97K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, 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, exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: soldier, danger, mysterious character, ex soldier, family relations, family in danger, dishonesty, family problems, murder, killing spree, grief, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
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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: twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, mystery, family in danger, murder, danger, dealing with death, deadly, family problems, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venezuela
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