Most Popular Troubled Childhood Movies and TV Shows
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1. Sleepers (1996)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Thirteen years later, an unexpected random encounter with a former guard gives them a chance for revenge.
Votes: 179,374 | Gross: $49.10M
2. The Accountant (2016)
R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama
As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise.
Votes: 243,554 | Gross: $86.26M
3. Red Dragon (2002)
R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
Votes: 237,361 | Gross: $93.15M
4. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
R | 97 min | Action, Horror
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.
Votes: 106,310 | Gross: $82.62M
5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The spectre of a disfigured man haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.
Votes: 87,960 | Gross: $63.08M
6. Halloween (2007)
R | 109 min | Horror
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.
Votes: 105,252 | Gross: $58.27M
7. Conviction (II) (2010)
R | 107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.
Votes: 40,642 | Gross: $6.78M
9. O.J.: Made in America (2016)
TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.
10. Pieces (1982)
Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The co-eds of a Boston college campus are targeted by a mysterious killer who is creating a human jigsaw puzzle from their body parts.
Votes: 7,748 | Gross: $2.03M
11. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown.
13. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller
Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.
Votes: 12,741 | Gross: $2.49M
14. Angst (I) (1983)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house.
15. People Like Us (2012)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama
While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices.
Votes: 40,307 | Gross: $12.41M
16. Batman: Arkham Origins (2013 Video Game)
T | Action, Adventure, Crime
Years before the Arkham incidents, the neophyte Dark Knight finds himself the target of an open murder contract courtesy of Black Mask that draws eight of the world's deadliest assassins and a new criminal named The Joker.
17. Torso (1973)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A string of appalling lust murders shocks the University of Perugia as a sadistic serial killer strangles to death beautiful college girls with a red and black scarf.
18. The Sleeping Tiger (1954)
Approved | 89 min | Drama, Thriller
After a convict breaks in a psychotherapist's home, he agrees to rehabilitation rather than arrest but the therapist's wife becomes infatuated with him.
19. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996 TV Movie)
Unrated | 54 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Story of a woman who merely wished to be a loving wife, but always had to live the life of crime.
20. Mera Naam Joker (1970)
224 min | Comedy, Drama
Raju is a joker, a clown. It is what he is and what he always shall be. As his life story unfolds in three chapters, from his school days to the circus to the streets, he must always make ... See full summary »
22. Woh Lamhe (2006)
Not Rated | 156 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Based upon the life of actress Parveen Babi, this film describes the life of a schizophrenic actress Sana Azim, and the love of her life - Aditya Garewal.
24. Bringing Up Bobby (2011)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy
A con artist moves her son to a conservative neighborhood in Oklahoma in an effort to build a better future, but it doesn't take long for her past to catch up with her, and for her son's behavior to cause problems of its own.
Votes: 1,734 | Gross: $0.00M
25. Amar Akbar Anthony (2018)
Not Rated | 153 min | Action
A man suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder has to take revenge against four businessmen for the murder of his family while his past confronts him in the form of his childhood love.
26. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)
TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History
'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »
27. Amarkalam (1999)
Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Vasu is a tough street crook who lives at a movie theater. One day while transporting the reels of a new film, he clashes with a music student Mohana. Mohana is the daughter of the Police ... See full summary »
29. Steve McQueen: American Icon (2017)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography
Steve McQueen truly is an American Icon. One of America's most endearing and intriguing movie stars, he "is still the King of Cool" according to Esquire Magazine-50 years after the zenith ... See full summary »
Votes: 147 | Gross: $1.23M
30. I Dismember Mama (1972)
R | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Albert tried to kill his rich snobby mother once. Then he was institutionalized. Now he's escaped. Albert is after his mother again. And he will torture and kill anything that lays in the ... See full summary »
32. Positive (II) (2007)
19 min | Short, Drama
A growing boy being disgusted of his life because of his father and went to another country, then he returned India after his father got AIDS and to company him.
33. Melancholian 3 huonetta (2004)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, War
A searing examination of the unrelenting Chechen conflict, observed through the prisms of a Russian military boys academy, a war-torn town and a children's refugee camp.
34. Paper Bullets (1941)
Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Circumstances force naive Dorothy Adams into serving an unjust prison term, but she emerges from it a cynical criminal who rises to power in the local crime organization.
35. Playing Solo (2007)
96 min | Comedy, Drama
Emma and Joel find each other to be the perfect match, after each is dumped by their partners on the same day. Emma discovers she is pregnant and ends up taking care of Joel's mother while ... See full summary »
36. Spiritual Warfare (2010)
90 min | Action, Biography, Drama
The true life story of Joshua Sheese and his spiritual warfares. The warfares he went thru in his past, that now haunts him as an adult. He finds his faith and is able to conquer the demons... See full summary »
37. Hallucination (2008)
40 min | Short, Drama
A Japanese and Russian girl find each other in the bizarre Japanese nightlife scene. Their relationship develops into tenderness before powerful men overcome their innocence.
Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Tom and B'Elanna are overjoyed about their coming child. However, B'Elanna soon starts to have unpleasant flashbacks about her difficult childhood.
Major Crimes (2012–2018)
Return to Sender: Part 2
Not Rated | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As Major Crimes hunts down Rusty's would-be killer, Rusty takes the stand in a preliminary hearing against serial rapist Phillip Stroh.
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )
The Eye of the Beholder
TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Celebrated filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu learns how his ancestors fought for the rule of law in Mexico, world famous performance artist Marina Abramovic learns how wars and ... See full summary »