Child murder investigation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant child murder investigation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological and suspense films and TV shows about / with child murder investigation, murder, child murder, serial killer, crimes, deadly, investigation, police, law enforcement and crime plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as child murder investigation: The Man on the Balcony (1993), Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000), Night Sins (1997), Evilenko (2004), The Mudboy (2007), In the Company of Darkness (1993), Slaughter of the Innocents (1993), The Pledge (2001), Hold the Dark (2018), Child 44 (2015).

List of child murder investigation movies

The Man on the Balcony (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial-killer attacks and murders young girls in the parks of Stockholm. The police have trouble finding any evidence to find the killer. But when a newsstand is robbed in one of the parks while the murderer strikes again, police inspector Martin ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: child murder investigation, serial killer, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, child murder, murder, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, vigilante ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
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Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From 1979 to 1981, 29 African-American males, mostly children, were either missing or found murdered in metro Atlanta. The cases plagued the city until 1982, when Wayne Wiiliams was convicted of the murders of two adult men. Authorities then ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, uncover truth, serial killer, legal, psychopath, who done it, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, usa, georgia
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 6.6
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Night Sins (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A female FBI investigator takes over jurisdiction in Dear Lake, a small northern town just as a young boy is abducted. Her investigation leads to a bigger series of abductions and murders dating back over 20 years. Her investigation also brings her ...
Style: enigmatic, tense, melancholic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: child murder investigation, female protagonist, murder, police, policewoman, search, religious fanatic, mind game, serial child killer, missing child, suicide, corpse ...
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 6.2
 3K
Evilenko (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1984, in Kiev, the communist teacher Andrej Romanovic Evilenko is dismissed from his position after a pedophilic act against a student. On 15 May 1984, the pedophile Evilenko begins to rape children, and then slashing the victims in pieces and ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, scary ...
Plot: pedophile, serial killer, sexual abuse, murder, psychopath, slasher, woman in danger, child murder, child murder investigation, pedophilia, investigation, danger ...
Time: contemporary, year 1984, year 1992, 1990s, 80s ...
Place: kiev ukraine, russia, ukraine, crimea, soviet union
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 6.3
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The Mudboy (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Police try to hunt down a serial killer in 1912 Buenos Aires.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, mind bending, based on true events ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, police investigation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, family problems, parents and children, murder mystery, boy, mystery killer, child murder investigation ...
Time: 1910s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: argentina
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In the Company of Darkness (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After young policewoman Gina Pulasky succeeds in handling a domestic fight particularly well, she's added to a small team of detectives assigned to a case of gruesome child killings. She proves herself to be a worthwhile reinforcement by ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, serial killer, child murder investigation, disguise, infiltration, murderer, bloody body of a child, dead children, serial child killer
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Slaughter of the Innocents (1993)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A seasoned FBI Agent's child-genius son assists him on catching a child-killer, a schizophrenic mohab nut who believes he's been chosen by god to be a new Noah.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing
Plot: murder, serial killer, kidnapping, fbi, crime, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, parents and children, deadly, hotshot hero, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, utah
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 6.8
 53K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt.
Style: twists and turns, bleak, serious, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, murder mystery, promise, crimes, mystery, small town, obsession, law enforcement, track down, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
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 5.6
 32K
Hold the Dark (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In the grim Alaskan winter, a naturalist hunts for wolves blamed for killing a local boy, but he soon finds himself swept into a chilling mystery.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, twist ending, brutal, exciting
Plot: hunter, murder, wolf, soldier, dark secret, writers, child murder investigation, police investigation, murder investigation, survival, characters killed one by one, feral man ...
Place: alaska
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 6.5
 65K
Child 44 (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, intense, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, stalinism, child murder, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, lone hero, serial murder, murder investigation, against the rules ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1945 ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, berlin germany, ukraine
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The Untouchables (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Untouchables is an American crime drama series that aired for two seasons in syndication, from January 1993 to May 1994. The series portrayed work of the real life Untouchables federal investigative squad in Prohibition-era Chicago and its ...
Plot: organized crime, mafia don, mob violence, crime lord, crime boss, child murder investigation, federal agent, gangster, political corruption, police, prohibition, murder ...
Time: 1930s
Place: chicago illinois
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 6.1
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Boca (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A photo-journalist goes to Brazil to investigate a savage crime boss. She becomes infatuated with the story.
Plot: drug lord, slum, carnival, illegal drugs, voodoo, erotica, infatuation, photographer, crime lord, poverty, harem, favela ...
Place: brazil
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Es geschah am hellichten Tag (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: homeless man, single mother, lynch mob, child murder investigation, false accusation, obsession, child abuse, child murder, serial killer, con artists, child murderess
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Judgment Day: The John List Story (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The pious John List regularly goes to church and is respected by his neighbours. But one day the police finds his wife Helen and their three children slayed in their house - obviously by John, who left two letters for the police and his priest and ...
Plot: matricide, murder of family, child murder investigation, husband wife relationship, new identity, debt, dysfunctional marriage, child murder, domineering mother, murderer, filicide, church ...
Time: 70s, 80s
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The Atlanta Child Murders (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 245 min.
TV show
Story: The city of Atlanta, Georgia, is terrorized by a rash of child murders occurring in its black community. When a black photographer is arrested for the crimes, controversy erupts over whether he is the actual killer or a scapegoat offered up by the ...
Plot: child murder, serial killer, homosexuality, evidence, sociology, crime investigation, dead children, politics, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, true crime, serial child killer ...
Place: atlanta georgia
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 5.1
 154
Redball (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Redball is a 1999 Australian film. Two detectives are assigned to solve a series of grisly murders of children. However, when their investigation leads them towards someone in their own squad room as the killer, the female detective edges on a ...
Plot: serial child killer, corruption, violence, latex gloves, brutality, murder, investigation, rookie, death, child murder investigation, police, police officer ...
Place: melbourne australia, melbourne
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 7.2
 160
Cold as Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A female detective investigates the case of a young mother whose infant left behind has died.
Plot: female detective, lesbian interest, abandoned baby, investigation, solitude, female nudity, sex scene, beach, child murder investigation, smoking
Place: south of france, southern france
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 6.7
 2K
Swoon (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a film based on actual events, teenagers Nathan Leopold Jr. (Craig Chester) and Richard Loeb (Daniel Schlachet) share a dangerous sexual bond and an amoral outlook on life. They spend afternoons breaking into storefronts and engaging in petty ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, disturbing, gloomy, contemplative ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, gender, dishonesty, danger, legal, gays and lesbians, law enforcement ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
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Strange Behavior (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, New Zealand
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, college, psychopath, mad scientist, serial killer, slasher, police detective, gory, isolation, who done it, teenage life, violence spree ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
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Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: policewoman, forensics, social worker, drug dealing, murder, infidelity, strong female presence, criminal psychologist, psychologist, police chief, police detective, superior ...
Place: europe, england, manchester england, manchester
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When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: psychological, serious, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, mystery, crimes, murder, missing person, deadly, mind game, danger, mentally unstable, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
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 5.4
 2K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, amateur detective, murder, danger, psychopath, female detective, woman in danger, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, police investigation, obsession, small town, journalism, amateur detective, mind game, mysterious character, mystery, uncover truth, mentally challenged ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, milan italy
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Close Your Eyes (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: While treating a policewoman for smoking, hypnotherapist Michael Strother has a telepathic vision of a young girl floating beneath the surface of a stream. The escaped victim of a ritualistic serial killer, the girl has become mute, and Michael is ...
Style: tense, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: hypnosis, mystery, serial killer, mind game, police investigation, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, murder, woman in danger, manipulation, missing person, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, scotland yard
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 6.8
 1K
Class Trip (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, family relations, friends, babies and infants, youth, deadly, crimes, danger, mystery, ghost, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, alps
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Bless the Child (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Maggie's sister Jenna saddles her with an autistic newborn named Cody she touches Maggie's heart and becomes the daughter she has always longed for. But six years later Jenna suddenly re-enters her life and, with her mysterious new ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, satanism, murder, demon, autism, apocalypse, custody, religions or cults, danger, save the world, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, year 1999
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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 6.1
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Blackout (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, investigation, psychopath, murder, stalker, memory loss, obsession, couples, danger, crime, mystery ...
Time: 80s
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 8.2
 3K
Unit 1 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Rejseholdet is a Danish television crime series starring Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen and Lars Brygmann. Produced by Danmarks Radio, the program aired 32 episodes spanning four seasons from 2000 to 2004. Each episode revolved around an elite ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, murder, crime, strong female presence, marital crisis, dead husband, love, child murder investigation, child murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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The Cold Light of Day (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A troubled detective befriends a single woman and her daughter with the intention of using them as bait for a serial killer.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, con artists, child abuse, obsessive quest, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, deadly, bait, psychopath, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Monaco, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) start investigating, and soon find they are in way over their ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: amateur detective, obsession, murder, psychopath, serial killer, mysterious character, mystery, investigation, mind game, deadly, danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 70s
Place: venice, france, europe, italy, monaco
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