Dead child movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dead child movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense and disturbing films and TV shows about / with dead child, death, murder, blood, brutality, violence, mentor, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes and pornography plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dead child: Stolen (2009), Macabre (1980), The Guilty (2013), A Serbian Film (2010), My Girl (1991), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), A Dark Place (2018), Terrified (2017), In the Dark Half (2012), Cake (2014).

List of dead child movies

 6.1
 6K
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: loss of child, life is a bitch, dead child, uncover truth, haunted by the past, police investigation, missing child, law enforcement, dealing with death, crimes, police detective, loss of son ...
Time: 2000s, 50s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.8
 3K
Macabre (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A middle-aged woman, traumatized from the death of her adulterous lover, moves into a room at a New Orleans boarding house where the blind landlord becomes suspicious to her activities of continuing her affair with her dead lover.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: necrophilia, dead child, mental illness, blindness, murder, accident, haunted by the past, mystery, supernatural, mental institution, female psychopath, violent ...
Time: 70s
Place: new orleans, usa
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 6.7
 939
The Guilty (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lives are torn apart and relationships fractured forever when a young child goes missing. Five years later, DCI Maggie Brand leads a new investigation and puts at risk her own happy family life.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: missing child, police investigation, dead child, crimes, law enforcement, life turned upside down, suspect, police officer, missing person
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 5.0
 65K
A Serbian Film (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life trying to make ends meet. Presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to financially support his family for the rest of their lives, Milos must participate in one last mysterious film. From ...
Style: disturbing, brutal, macabre, rough, scary ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, violence, torture, insanity, psychopath, incest, perversion, murder, sexual perversion, pedophilia, sadism ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
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 6.9
 82K
My Girl (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is ...
Style: touching, feel good, emotional, sentimental, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing, kids, teens ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenager, family, father daughter relationship, single parent, children, single father, family relations, mortician, dead child, love ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, 20th century, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 8.2
 669K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, atmospheric, surreal, gothic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: monster, maze, mythology, legends and myths, creature, cruelty, good versus evil, imagination, fantasy world, alternate reality, young heroes, fairy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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 6.2
 5K
A Dark Place (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a young boy turns up dead in a sleepy Pennsylvania town, a local sanitation truck driver, Donald, plays detective, embarking on a precarious and obsessive investigation to prove the boy was murdered.
Style: thought provoking, bleak
Plot: dead child, investigation, child molester, missing child, amateur detective, drowning, parent child relationship, injustice, secrets, mystery, garbage collector, small town ...
Place: pennsylvania
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 6.4
 16K
Terrified (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Argentina
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police commissary Funes and three researches of supernatural phenomena investigate inexplicable events that are occurring in the suburbia of Buenos Aires.
Style: scary, suspense, macabre, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: date night
Plot: paranormal investigation, paranormal investigator, reanimated corpse, paranormal phenomena, haunted house, dead child, living dead, death of boy, supernatural, supernatural power, freak, suburban life ...
Place: argentina, south america, buenos aires argentina
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In the Dark Half (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A teenage girl comes to terms with the unexplained death of the boy next door.
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, surprise ending ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: ghost, dead child, forest, supernatural, youth, dealing with death, secret place, teenage life, twists and turns, suburbs, haunted by the past, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 6.4
 37K
Cake (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.
Style: depressing, psychological, touching, compassionate, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: depression, loneliness, drug addiction, obsession, suicide, friendship, suicide attempt, support group, character study, tragedy, drugs, honest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico, tijuana mexico
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Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, suspense, bloody ...
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, murder, female villain, holy communion, sister sister relationship, dead child, killing spree, female serial killer, mystery killer, child molester, first communion ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
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Daisy Diamond (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tragic story about Anna who dreams of one thing only: making it as an actress. She moves from Sweden to Copenhagen to pursue her dream. But fate has something else in store for her. Though she struggles to give her 4 month old daughter a good ...
Style: disturbing, erotic, psychological, suspenseful, cynical ...
Plot: strong sexual content, mother, baby, casting, movie business, sex scene, female protagonist, director, swedish, audition, actress, lesbian sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: copenhagen, denmark, europe, scandinavia
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Subconscious Cruelty (2000)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A surrealistic anthology of horror films; four segments structured as an intense fever dream...
Style: disturbing, rough, brutal, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: torture, strong sexual content, symbolism, pregnancy, cannibalism, nudity (full frontal - brief), masturbation, dead child, surrealism, violent, porn, making love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
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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: suspense, emotional, surreal, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, serial killer, rape, pedophile, loss of daughter, death in the family, missing child, loss of child, murder mystery, death of child, loss of family member, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, pennsylvania, delaware
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The Whole Truth (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When two siblings stumble on a strange hole in the wall of their grandparents’ house, horrifying incidents reveal sinister secrets about their family.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, gothic, psychotronic, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, murder, supernatural horror, torment, deliberate cruelty, violence, confrontation, mysterious event, creepy child, revenge, death of sister, schoolboy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: thailand
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 6.9
 104
Aurora (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After she read in the newspaper that a newborn baby was found in a dumpster, a teacher becomes obsessed with giving it a proper burial.
Style: suspenseful, thought provoking, suspense, disturbing
Plot: abortion, foster child, judge, baby, female protagonist, doctor, newborn baby, adoption, burial, dead child, teacher, junkyard ...
Place: latin america
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 4.5
 500
Deadwood Park (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The small community of Eidolon Crossing once boasted a flourishing economy and great prosperity, fueled by Dogwood Park, an amusement park at the edge of town. Then the child murders began. When the first child's corpse was discovered at ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: amusement park, murder, ghost, small town, kidnapping, serial killer, haunted by the past, mystery, crimes, supernatural, death, dead child ...
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To Love Somebody (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Over the span of several weeks, two couples, who have been close friends for years, face several life-altering traumas out of their control. Mike and Meryl are recovering from their son's death and their inability to communicate. Joanna and Tim ...
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: relationships, friend, motherhood, parenthood, dead child, miscarriage, romantic relationship, male female relationship, love affair, couple relations, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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Doppelg?nger II: The Red Box (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: October 16, 1817: a farmer discovers the corpse of Luigia Bacchi, the woman missing a few days before. At the cemetery, the night before, it was stolen the dead body of Victoria Clementi, the suicidal girl alleged murderer of Luigia Bacchi. The ...
Style: suspense, scary, bleak, psychotronic
Plot: investigation, dead child, cemetery, secret society, dead girl, corpse, police commissioner, murder investigation, who done it, violence, heroes, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: italy
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 6.6
 8K
Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novice, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, intense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: nun, psychiatrist, murder, crimes, investigation, mystery, religion, mental illness, convent, clergy, life is a bitch, psychiatry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: quebec, israel, montreal, canada
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Turtles Can Fly (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Turtles can fly tells the story of a group of young children near the Turkey-Iran border. They clean up mines and wait for the Saddam regime to fall.
Style: sincere, rough, bleak, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: childhood, war, refugee, orphan, camp, coming of age, blind character, anti war, muslim, children, survival, child ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: kurdistan, iran, iraq, middle east, california ...
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 8.8
 420K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, drug cartel, drug dealer, drug dealing, rise to the top, illegal drugs, cartel, cia agent, dea, crimes, master criminal, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, panama, chile ...
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 7.5
 20K
Citizen X (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, intense, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, communism, investigation, police investigation, murder, forensics, crimes, corpse, bureaucracy, execution, sexual sadism, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1930s, year 1990, year 1983, year 1986, year 1987 ...
Place: russia, california, ussr
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 7.7
 231K
Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: gothic, surreal, dark fantasy, dark, scary ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: monster, family, adventure, alternate reality, parallel world, children, heroine, secret place, weirdo, clue, fantasy world, imagination ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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The Last Snows of Spring (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 10-year-old boy starts to die of neglect when his widowed father spends too much time forsaking his parental duties in favour of playboy activities and a jet-set life-style.
Plot: coming of age, leukemia, youth, friend, travel, beach, father son relationship, fear, lawyer, blond boy, workaholic, boarding school ...
Place: italy
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National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and ...
Style: gothic
Plot: frankenstein, monster as victim, monster, live performance, scientist, obsession, ethics, adaptation, theater, theatre play, rape, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 1810s
Place: swiss alps, geneva switzerland
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 7.5
 11K
Ratcatcher (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: James Gillespie is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne, a ...
Style: disturbing, art house, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: poverty, coming of age, friendship, boy, neighbor, children, moving, urban decay, rat, strike, garbage, grief ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: glasgow scotland, scotland
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The Boogey Man (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, vengeance, childhood trauma, ghost, psychiatrist, fear, nightmare, curse, haunted by the past, family in danger, abusive mother ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
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The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, disturbing, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, found footage, investigation, insanity, kidnapping, hospital, snake, surveillance, demon, transformation, mental illness, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia
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The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Robert Morgan is the last man on earth, as far as he can tell. A plague killed everyone else on the planet several years ago. He was immune to it, and can only guess why. Vampires that were formerly human attack Morgan's home every night
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, macabre, apocalyptic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, vampire, apocalypse, virus, zombie, survival, end of the world, chase, distopia, disease, cemetery, monster ...
Time: future
Place: rome italy, italy
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