TOP 15 Movies with Evil Children

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1. The Good Son (1993)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of violent behavior.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse

Votes: 31,219 | Gross: $44.59M

2. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

Votes: 161,133 | Gross: $41.60M

3. The Omen (1976)

R | 111 min | Horror

7.6
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62 Metascore

Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner

Votes: 90,084 | Gross: $4.27M

4. Joshua (2007)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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69 Metascore

The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua (Kogan), an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.

Director: George Ratliff | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Jacob Kogan, Celia Weston

Votes: 10,688 | Gross: $0.48M

5. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.5
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A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 10,656

6. Godsend (2004)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

4.8
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24 Metascore

A couple agree to have their deceased son cloned, under the supervision of an enigmatic doctor, but bizarre things start to happen several years after his rebirth.

Director: Nick Hamm | Stars: Robert De Niro, Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn, Cameron Bright

Votes: 23,279 | Gross: $14.38M

7. Afraid of the Dark (1991)

R | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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A little boy, obsessed with blindness and violence, slowly gets trapped in his own delusions.

Director: Mark Peploe | Stars: James Fox, Fanny Ardant, Paul McGann, Clare Holman

Votes: 952

8. The Omen (2006)

R | 110 min | Horror

5.5
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43 Metascore

An American official realizes that his young son may literally be the Devil incarnate.

Director: John Moore | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, David Thewlis

Votes: 51,395 | Gross: $54.61M

9. The Other (1972)

PG | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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Down in the farm country of the US twins are born. One of them turns out to be good, while the other becomes rather evil.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Uta Hagen, Diana Muldaur, Chris Udvarnoky, Martin Udvarnoky

Votes: 4,615

10. The Paper Boy (1994)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

4.2
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A homicidal twelve-year-old paperboy becomes obsessed with a woman and her daughter next-door, and he'll do anything to make his fantasy of the "perfect family" come alive.

Director: Douglas Jackson | Stars: Alexandra Paul, Marc Marut, Brigid Tierney, William Katt

Votes: 960

11. Twisted (1986)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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One evening the Collins find their maid Mrs. Murdock at the end of their steps: dead, neck broken. Obviously she had an accident. Consequently they need a new babysitter for an upcoming big... See full summary »

Director: Adam Holender | Stars: Lois Smith, Christian Slater, Dina Merrill, Tandy Cronyn

Votes: 334

12. Mikey (1992)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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A seemingly innocent and sweet little boy causes murder and mayhem in his new neighborhood and falls for the teenage girl next-door.

Director: Dennis Dimster | Stars: Brian Bonsall, Josie Bissett, Ashley Laurence, Mimi Craven

Votes: 1,624

13. The Daisy Chain (2008)

R | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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A grieving couple move to a remote Irish village in the wake of their baby daughter's death. They soon take in an orphaned autistic girl, only to become involved in a series of strange occurrences.

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: Samantha Morton, Steven Mackintosh, Mhairi Anderson, David Bradley

Votes: 1,174

14. The Pit (1981)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

5.9
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A solitary and strange preteen boy wreaks revenge on his harassers when he makes a disturbing discovery in the depth of a forest.

Director: Lew Lehman | Stars: Sammy Snyders, Jeannie Elias, Sonja Smits, Laura Hollingsworth

Votes: 1,734

15. Daddy's Girl (1996)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.6
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A girl's bright smile masks a psychopathic soul that will eliminate anyone who comes between her and her doting father.

Director: Martin Kitrosser | Stars: William Katt, Michele Greene, Roxana Zal, Mimi Craven

Votes: 603