TRUE LIFE ABUSE

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1.
This Boy's Life (1993)
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The story about the relationship between a rebellious 50s teenager and his abusive father, based on the memoirs of writer and literature professor Tobias Wolff. (115 mins.)
 
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Child of Rage (1992 TV Movie)
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A priest and his wife adopt a brother and sister, but the girl has terrible outbursts of rage. They... (94 mins.)
Director: Larry Peerce
 
3.
A Child's Cry (2012 Documentary)
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The 30-minute documentary TV program, A Child's Cry, features the the heartbreaking stories of children...
Director: Kim Saltarski
 
4.
A Child's Cry for Help (1994 TV Movie)
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A recently widowed doctor moves with her daughter to start at a new hospital. While there a loving mother brings her son in for treatment... (110 mins.)
Director: Sandor Stern
 
5.
In the Best Interest of the Child (1990 TV Movie)
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Jennifer's daughter is having nightmares and acting violently. It dawns to her that the child may be sexually abused by her father... (100 mins.)
Director: David Greene
 
6.
Sins of the Mother (2010 TV Movie)
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A graduate student is forced to put aside her past bitterness when she returns home to live with her recovering alcoholic mother. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul A. Kaufman
 
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Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story (1993 TV Movie)
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An attorney, upon handling an incest case, learns that she was an incest victim by her father from the age of five months to five years... (94 mins.)
Director: Bill Corcoran
 
8.
In Quiet Night (1998)
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A thriller about a man, Dr Wolcott, who is wrongfully acquitted of charges that he molested his daughter... (100 mins.)
Director: Jenny Bowen
 
9.
Untamed Love (1994 TV Movie)
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A badly abused girl of 7 is saved from having to be admitted to an institution by a dedicated Special... (87 mins.)
Director: Paul Aaron
 
10.
While Justice Sleeps (1994 TV Movie)
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After the death of her husband, Jody and her daughter Samantha return to her home town. Sometimes she leaves Samantha with her old friend Winn... (84 mins.)
Director: Alan Smithee
 
11.
Trapped in Silence (1986 TV Movie)
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A pschologist tries hard to get through to kid who can talk - but won't. (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Tuchner
 
12.
A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story (1992 TV Movie)
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Based on the custody case involving Elizabeth Morgan and the subsequent Elizabeth Morgan Act. (95 mins.)
Director: Linda Otto
 
13.
Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story (1999)
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Fact-based story about a Bible-quoting woman who in 1990 murdered a camp counselor, whom she learned molested her 7 year old son... (90 mins.)
Director: Stephen Tolkin
 
14.
For the Love of a Child (2006 TV Movie)
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In the 1950's, two actresses set up a charity home for "orphans" (children who were purposely abandoned and shunned because of their mixed ethnicity). The children find themselves being loved and looked after properly. (80 mins.)
Director: Douglas Barr
 
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Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000 TV Movie)
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About the infamous murder of six year old child beauty pageant contestant Jonbenet Ramsey and the hysterical media coverage that made the investigation even more difficult. (178 mins.)
 
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The Secret Path (1999 TV Movie)
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A drama about a young, neglected white girl in the rural South who, with the help of an unlikely couple, finds the solace and nurturing needed to transform her downtrodden life. (120 mins.)
Director: Bruce Pittman
 
17.
Do You Know the Muffin Man? (1989 TV Movie)
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A police officer and his wife are shocked to find that molestation has been going on at the neighborhood day care. They're devastated when they find that their own son might be a victim too. Should they have known, should they have seen? (90 mins.)
Director: Gilbert Cates
 
18.
Aurore (2005)
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After the sudden death of her mother, Aurore Gagnon is abused by her disturbed step-mother as her town remains in the silence followed by her death. Based on a true story. (115 mins.)
Director: Luc Dionne
 
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Tideland (2005)
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Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination. (120 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
20.
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
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Seven year old Jeremiah is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah. (98 mins.)
Director: Asia Argento
 
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Something About Amelia (1984 TV Movie)
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Counseling helps family deal with the discovery that their child was sexually abused by the closest relative. (100 mins.)
Director: Randa Haines
 
22.
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
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Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride... (97 mins.)
Director: Anjelica Huston
 
23.
Sybil (1976 Mini-Series)
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A young woman whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed 16 different personalities. (198 mins.)
 
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Gracie's Choice (2004 TV Movie)
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A teenage girl tries to raise her three half-brothers and one half-sister on her own after their drug-addicted mother is sent to jail. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Werner
 
25.
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003 TV Movie)
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Based on a true story. Liz Murray is a young girl who is taken care of by her loving, but drug-addicted parents. Liz becomes homeless at 15 and after a tragedy comes upon her, she begins her work to finish high school. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Levin
 
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L.I.E. (2001)
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A 15-year-old Long Island boy loses everything and everyone he knows, soon becoming involved in a relationship with a much older man. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Cuesta
 
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Gardens of the Night (2008)
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After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street. (110 mins.)
Director: Damian Harris
 
28.
Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
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"Song for a Raggy Boy" is based on the true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect's sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland. (94 mins.)
Director: Aisling Walsh
 
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L'amore molesto (1995)
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When her elderly mother dies - apparently happy but in curious circumstances - her daughter travels home to Naples for the funeral... (104 mins.)
Director: Mario Martone
 
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Domestic Violence (2001 Documentary)
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Renowned documentarian Frederick Wiseman turns his observational camera on The Spring, a Florida shelter for battered women and children... (196 mins.)
 
31.
Capturing the Friedmans (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Jarecki
 
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ChickenHawk (1994 Documentary)
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Members of the controversial group NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) discuss why their... (55 mins.)
Director: Adi Sideman
 
33.
Postcard to Daddy (2010 Documentary)
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As a child, Michael Stock was sexually abused - by his own father. 25 years later he is still looking for inner peace... (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Stock
 
34.
The Girl Next Door (2007)
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Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt...and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime. (91 mins.)
 
35.
Enough (2002)
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After running away fails, a terrified woman (Jennifer Lopez) empowers herself in order to battle her abusive husband (Billy Campbell). (115 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
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Once Were Warriors (1994)
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A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts. (102 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
 
37.
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
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Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life. (109 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
38.
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
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A housewife with an abusive husband has an affair with a writer. (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
 
39.
Song of the Shattered (2010)
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After killing her abusive husband, a young woman finds that it is harder to move on with her life than she immediately thought she would be, which yields horrific results for those closest to her. (99 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Meyer
 
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Nil by Mouth (1997)
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The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also... (128 mins.)
Director: Gary Oldman