Disturbed child movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant disturbed child movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out disturbing, suspenseful, serious, psychological, slasher and tense films and TV shows about / with disturbed child, suspense, murder, death, blood, violence, danger, gore, family relations and insanity plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as disturbed child: Child of Rage (1992), Martyrs (2015), Home Movie (2008), Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001), The Eyes of My Mother (2016), The Nanny (1965), Hereditary (2018), Castle Freak (2020), Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995), The Boogey Man (1980).

List of disturbed child movies

Child of Rage (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A priest and his wife adopt a brother and sister, but the girl has terrible outbursts of rage.
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: child abuse, killer child, uncover truth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, family problems, clergy, adoption, rage, brother sister relationship, dark secret, little boy ...
Time: 90s
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Martyrs (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman and her childhood friend seek out revenge on those who victimized and abused them.
Style: brutal, bloody, disturbing, slasher, tense ...
Plot: revenge, torture chamber, sadistic horror, torture, home invasion, torment, burned at the stake, electric torture, held captive, sadism, violent, murder ...
Time: 2010s
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Home Movie (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Reverend David Poe and his psychiatrist wife trade hectic New York life for an idyllic rural farmhouse; the perfect place for 10 year old twins Jack & Emily to run, play and imagine. Documenting this lifestyle change, David decides to film ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: killer child, husband wife relationship, psychopath, evil child, family problems, twins, found footage, family life, siblings relations, suspense, halloween, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to ...
Style: uplifting, psychological, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, life is a bitch, family problems, self discovery, social misfits, hopes, society, isolation, mental illness, parents and children, doctors and patients ...
Time: year 1970, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.
Style: disturbing, scary, art house, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: death of father, loneliness, serial killer, violence, dark past, corpse, curiosity, father, farmer, mother, suspense, friendship ...
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The Nanny (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Joey returns home from the special school he has attended since killing his baby sister. But at home he creates a terrible fuss, moving from the bedroom Nanny has prepared to one with a strong lock, refusing to eat anything Nanny cooks ...
Style: psychotronic, twisted, slasher, realistic, serious ...
Plot: nanny, hagsploitation, murder, babysitting, suspense, old woman, psychopath, creepy child, demonic possession, female villain, youth, macabre ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, london
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Hereditary (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: cult, fear, demon, ghost, dysfunctional family, supernatural, seance, supernatural horror, secret society, possession, evil spirit, terror ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: utah
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Castle Freak (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After she’s permanently blinded in a tragic car accident, Rebecca receives some bizarre news: her long-lost mother has recently passed away, leaving her their family’s ancestral castle in rural Albania. Traveling to the estate with a group of ...
Style: psychological, brutal, scary, psychotronic
Plot: monster, castle, suspense, raped by monster, murder, blind woman, prisoner, isolation, mansion, insanity, revenge, framed for murder ...
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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: At the turn of the century, the Angels returned to Earth, seeking to wipe out humanity in an apocalyptic fury. Devastated, mankind's last remnants moved underground to wait for the day when the Angels would come back to finish the job. Fifteen ...
Style: anime, mecha, psychological, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: self doubt, father son relationship, existentialism, loneliness, loss, chaos, depression, psychological trauma, young heroes, suffering, piloted giant robot, absent mother ...
Time: year 2015, 2000s, 2010s, future, 21st century
Place: japan
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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, atmospheric ...
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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Halloween (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby ...
Style: slasher, scary, psychological, suspenseful, splatter ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, psychopath, masked killer, vengeance, monster, sadistic psychopath, teenage life, dysfunctional family, suspense, manhunt, bullying ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: midwest
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House of Flesh Mannequins (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: disturbing, rough, controversial, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: suspense, torture, intrigue, tragic hero, hallucination, obsession, violence, loner, fetish, insanity, sexual abuse, child abuse ...
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The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, controversial, satanic ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: supernatural, religion, exorcism, devil, suspense, demon, priest, occult, satan, demonic possession, exorcist, supernatural ability ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, asia, washington d.c., iraq ...
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Angel (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Once upon a time there was Louise and her friend, the magician. But his last trick left a bitter taste in her mouth. He disappeared in a curtain of smoke… never to appear again. This is too much for the young woman. Devastated by endless grief, ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, psychological, enigmatic
Plot: invisible man, invisible, love, sensuality, fall in love, blindness, invisibility, mysterious man, love and romance, love affair, love story, family secret ...
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Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: psychological, scary, disturbing, rough, brutal ...
Audience: adult
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, torture, home invasion, hostage, murder, bad guy wins, brutality, kidnapping, torment, maniac, evil wins ...
Time: 21st century
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The Truth (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a couple is taken hostage in their home by an intruder, a simple home invasion robbery turns into something much more complicated...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, sexy, neo noir ...
Plot: hostage, heist, couples, betrayal, confined, dishonesty, vengeance, older man younger woman relationship, kidnapping, suspense, villain, bondage ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Now and Then, Here and There (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Shu is a typical Japanese boy, but has an unbeatable, optimistic and determined attitude. However, when he sees a mysterious girl with strange eyes named Lala-Ru up on a smokestack, he is soon pulled into a strange desert world. Shu soon discovers ...
Style: anime, exciting, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: child abuse, slavery, kids in trouble, kidnapping, society, life is a bitch, against humanity, daring rescue, post apocalypse, distopia, heroes, sexual abuse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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Juni Taisen: Zodiac War (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The 12th Twelve Tournament that gets held every twelve years - Twelve brave warriors who bear the names of the signs of the zodiac fight each other for the lives and souls. The participants are twelve very strange warriors: "Rat," ...
Style: anime, suspenseful, visually appealing, exciting, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zodiac, strategy, sword fight, martial arts, bird attack, supernatural, following a dream, adaptation, wish fulfillment, fight scenes, zodiac sign, death ...
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What the Peeper Saw (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Oliver! star Mark Lester undertook a change of pace - and then some - with this uncomfortable, Bad Seed-like shocker. He plays Marcus, the preteen son of a recently-remarried, well-to-do writer, whose first wife (Marcus's mother) died a ...
Style: slasher, erotic, romantic, controversial, psychotronic ...
Plot: incest, sex with a minor, boy, evil child, love, murder, erotica, child killer, coming of age, youth, affair, stepmother ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain
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Run Wild, Run Free (1969)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Directed by Richard C. Sarafian, this 1969 British children's film stars Mark Lester as a young boy, unable to speak, who befriends both a wild colt with blue eyes and a falcon named "Lady". The cast also includes John Mills, Gordon ...
Plot: horse, animals, youth, animal life, disability, falcon, woman horse relationship, clinic, disturbed child, family relations, boy horse relationship, boy girl friendship ...
Place: england
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Untamed Love (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A badly abused girl of 6 is saved from having to be admitted to an institution by a dedicated Special Education teacher whose class she's been placed in until there is an opening in the hospital. In that time they form a strong bond and the ...
Plot: abuse, children, child hero, child abuse, youth, depression, psychological abuse, neglected child, disturbed child, father daughter relationship, physical abuse, anger ...
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I Remember You (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: This drama is a romantic thriller that centers around a criminal profiler, Lee Hyun who previously work as a consultant at the police department in New York. After he returns to south Korea, he’s in charge of a special criminal investigation team. ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: serial killer, maniac, investigation, police, psychopath, dark past, murder, justice, memory, homecoming, suspense, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
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Old 37 (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two brothers intercept 911 calls in their Father's beat up old Ambulance to exact revenge on a group of careless teen drivers.
Style: brutal, slasher, disturbing, sadistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, ambulance, masked killer, maniac, characters killed one by one, murder, brother brother relationship, torture, wilderness, two killers, sadism, child abuse ...
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Sun Scarred (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Katayama is on the way home to his wife and little daughter when he stumbles on a gang of punks beating up an innocent man. Katamaya decides to help the stranger and surprisingly wins the fight. This turns out to be a bad decision as his daughter is ...
Style: tense, rough, bleak, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: killer child, revenge, death, suicide, funeral, murder, lawyer, death of daughter, corpse, loss of family, cruelty to animal, cruelty ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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Beyond the Door II (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, death of husband, supernatural, mysterious character, vengeance, losing-it hero, husband wife relationship, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations, mental illness ...
Time: 70s
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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: psychological, scary, twist ending, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, suspense, adoption, killer child, murder, twists and turns, female psychopath, mysterious character, parents and children, fear, serial killer, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
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Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: captivating, clever, serious, stylized, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, right and wrong, hidden identity, double life, loner, crime investigation, police station, dark humor, dark secret, corpse, vigilantism, forensics ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: miami, canada, usa, florida
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Benny's Video (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: murder, society, videotaping, atrocity, psychopath, human nature, obsession, introspection, parent child relationship, alienation, teenage life, insanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, germany, europe, bosnia, egypt ...
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The Ant Bully (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fed up with being targeted by the neighborhood bully, 10-year-old Lucas Nickle vents his frustrations on the anthill in his front yard ... until the insects shrink him to the size of a bug with a magic elixir. Convicted of "crimes against the ...
Style: humorous, melancholic, light, sweet, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, pre-teens ...
Plot: friendship, bully, vengeance, children, magic, transformation, adaptation, rescue, unlikely friendships, bullying, self discovery, superior ...
Time: 21st century
Place: las vegas
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So Happy Together (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Famille : Groupe de personnes réunies par des liens de parenté et un fort sentiment de solidarité morale et matérielle. Quand Alain a épousé Nathalie, il ne savait pas qu'il épouserait aussi sa famille. Ce samedi, comme toutes les ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, witty
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, siblings relations, eccentric family, family life, uninvited guest, interracial relations, family gatherings, couples, family problems, couple relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
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