TRUE LIFE ABUSE 2

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1.
The Burning Bed (1984 TV Movie)
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An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep. (95 mins.)
 
2.
Men Don't Tell (1993 TV Movie)
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This movie shows another side to spousal abuse that not too many people thought is possible--the husband being abused and the wife the abuser. (95 mins.)
Director: Harry Winer
 
3.
Firstborn (1984)
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A teen must protect his family when his mother's sinister new boyfriend begins exerting his authority in their home. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
4.
Mystic River (2003)
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With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy. (138 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
5.
Sleepers (1996)
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After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge. (147 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
6.
An American Crime (2007)
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The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s. (98 mins.)
Director: Tommy O'Haver
 
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Mommie Dearest (1981)
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The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted. (129 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
 
8.
Mysterious Skin (2004)
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A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth. (105 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
 
9.
Little Children (2006)
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The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Massachusetts. (136 mins.)
Director: Todd Field
 
10.
The Boys of St. Vincent (1992 TV Movie)
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The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland. (93 mins.)
Director: John N. Smith
 
11.
The Boys of St. Vincent: 15 Years Later (1992 TV Movie)
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Fifteen years after the events of The Boys of St. Vincent took place, the various boys involved are brought in to testify against the brothers... (93 mins.)
Director: John N. Smith
 
12.
Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter (1993 TV Movie)
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An 11 year old girl (Vanessa King) accuses her father (Art Hindle) of incest. (90 mins.)
Director: Jorge Montesi
 
13.
Antwone Fisher (2002)
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Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins. (120 mins.)
 
14.
Ashley (2013)
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A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself... (93 mins.)
 
15.
A Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007)
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A suburban town in Japan is the victim of what is supposedly just an urban legend, a woman's spirit with a horribly disfigured face who is intent on kidnapping children for unknown reasons. (90 mins.)
Director: Kôji Shiraishi
 
16.
Cries from the Heart (1994 TV Movie)
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Michael, a young autistic boy who has trouble with verbalization but a real talent for technology, uses a computer to plead for help after being molested at his school. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Switzer
 
17.
Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! (2006)
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Remington, a murderous grifter cons his way into a mother's heart, putting on a fatherly facade to her cherished son... (90 mins.)
Director: Chad Ferrin
 
18.
Exodus Fall (2011)
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Set in 1974 Texas, three teen siblings struggle with the death of their father and try to live with their abusive mother... (93 mins.)
 
19.
Radio Flyer (1992)
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A father recounts a dark period of his childhood when he and his little brother lived in the suburbs. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
20.
Sons of Perdition (2010 Documentary)
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An inside look at former FLDS teens who have become religious refugees in mainstream America. (85 mins.)
 
21.
The Lesser Blessed (2012)
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A drama centered on a First Nations teenager trying to find his place in the modern world. (86 mins.)
Director: Anita Doron
 
22.
Running Scared (2006)
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A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands. (122 mins.)
Director: Wayne Kramer
 
23.
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003 Documentary)
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Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing six men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial. (93 mins.)
 
24.
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
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In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback. (94 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
25.
Zig Zag (2002)
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An autistic 15-year-old boy steals money from his boss to provide rent for his abusive father, who uses the money to repay a loan shark. (101 mins.)
Director: David S. Goyer
 
26.
When Andrew Came Home (2000 TV Movie)
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A woman is reunited with her kidnapped son after five years, but sadly she finds out that he has a near-infantile mindset and apparent mental problems. Will she give up on Andrew, or try to help him work through the abuse he suffered? (88 mins.)
 
27.
Flowers in the Attic (1987)
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Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother. (93 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Bloom
 
28.
Losing Isaiah (1995)
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The natural and adoptive mothers of a young boy are involved in a bitter, controversial custody battle. (111 mins.)
 
29.
In the Best Interest of the Children (1992 TV Movie)
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Fact-based story of a legal battle fought over custody of five siblings. (96 mins.)
 
30.
Before Women Had Wings (1997 TV Movie)
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A black woman helps a white girl cope with her father's suicide and escape her alcoholic mother's abuse. (96 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Kramer
 
31.
Happiness (1998)
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The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection. (134 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
 
32.
Megan Is Missing (2011)
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Two teenage girls encounter an Internet child predator. (85 mins.)
Director: Michael Goi
 
33.
Doubt (2008)
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A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student. (104 mins.)
 
34.
Mary Reilly (1996)
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A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde. (108 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
35.
Domestic Disturbance (2001)
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A divorced father discovers that his 12-year-old son's new stepfather is not what he made himself out to be. (89 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
 
36.
The Quiet (2005)
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Dot (Belle), a young deaf and mute woman, is sent to live with her godparents (Falco and Donovan) and their daughter (Cuthbert). The new addition to the household realizes that everything is not copacetic in the home, and the family's dark come to light. (96 mins.)
Director: Jamie Babbit
 
37.
A Time to Kill (1996)
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In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, inciting a revolt by local racist groups. (149 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
38.
I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989 Mini-Series)
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The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970s. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home. (180 mins.)
Director: Larry Elikann
 
39.
Child's Cry (1986 TV Movie)
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A social worker (Lindsay Wagner) starts working with a shy, withdrawn 6 year old (Taliesin Jaffe) whom she believes is the victim of sexual abuse. (100 mins.)
Director: Gilbert Cates
 
40.
Kids Don't Tell (1985 TV Movie)
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When a documentary-maker begins to make a film about child sexual abuse, the subject begins to eat into him and affect his relationship with those around him, particularly his wife. (100 mins.)
Director: Sam O'Steen
 
41.
The War Zone (1999)
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An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret. (98 mins.)
Director: Tim Roth