Most Popular Child Neglect Movies and TV Shows
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1. It (I) (2017)
R | 135 min | Horror
In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.
Votes: 398,773 | Gross: $327.48M
3. Moonlight (I) (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama
A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.
Votes: 236,432 | Gross: $27.85M
5. Matilda (1996)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.
Votes: 114,670 | Gross: $33.08M
6. The Falling (2014)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
It's 1969 at a strict English girls' school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.
7. Tideland (2005)
R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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.
Votes: 30,414 | Gross: $0.07M
8. Invader ZIM (2001–2004)
TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
An alien named Zim from the planet Irk is sent on a secret mission to conquer Earth, not realising that his leaders were just trying to get rid of him and hoped that he would die. Once there, Zim manages to disguise himself as a human child, but one boy named Dib sees through his disguise.
9. Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy
A soon to be divorced Beverly Hills socialite is determined to prove to her husband and herself that she can finish what she starts out to do, by becoming a den mother to a troop of Beverly Hills Girl Scouts.
Votes: 8,854 | Gross: $8.51M
10. Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
PG | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle.
Votes: 10,957 | Gross: $1.59M
13. The Amazing Mr. Blunden (1972)
G | 99 min | Family, Mystery, Fantasy
A mysterious, very old solicitor Mr. Blunden visits Mrs. Allen and her young children in her squalid, tiny Camden Town flat and makes her an offer she cannot refuse. The family become the ... See full summary »
14. The Silence (1963)
R | 96 min | Drama
Two estranged sisters, Ester and Anna, and Anna's 10-year-old son travel to the Central European country on the verge of war. Ester becomes seriously ill and the three of them move into a hotel in a small town called Timoka.
17. Submarino (2010)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
Two brothers meet at their mother's funeral, each in his way on a path of self-destruction, both haunted by a tragedy in their youth.
18. Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama
Based on the actual events of one of the most horrific cases of child abuse ever to be documented, this haunting drama tells the tale of a young girl that was locked in a room for over 12 years.
19. Down to the Bone (2004)
R | 104 min | Drama
A woman stuck in a stale marriage struggles to raise her children and manage her secret drug habit. But when winter comes to her small town, her balancing act begins to come crashing down.
Votes: 2,052 | Gross: $0.02M
20. Elsewhere (2009)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A teen girl disappears after trying to meet men online in order to escape her small town. Apparently, only her best friend worries enough to investigate the mystery.
21. A Bag of Hammers (2011)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child worn beyond his years. Together they invent the family they've always needed.
22. Wasp (2003)
26 min | Short, Drama
Zoë is a single mother who lives with her four children in Dartford. She is poor and can't afford to buy food. One day her ex-boyfriend drives by and asks her to go on a date with him. ... See full summary »
24. Standing Tall (2015)
R | 120 min | Drama
A juvenile judge and a special educator are convinced that they can save the young delinquent Malony from himself and his violent ways.
Votes: 2,996 | Gross: $0.02M
27. Rainy Dog (1997)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama
A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him.
28. Mother's Heart (1969)
92 min | Drama
Lorenza has three young children who are victims of a media who wishes to turn out terrorists. She contends with her monstrous offspring and student revolts until she can't take it anymore.
33. Let the Fire Burn (2013)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
A history of the conflict of the City of Philadelphia and the Black Liberation organization, MOVE, that led to the disastrously violent final confrontation in 1985.
Votes: 1,170 | Gross: $0.06M
34. Make a Bow and Kiss (2017)
99 min | Romance
Kishimoto An is a high school student who loves Japanese archery, which is also known as Kyudo. She has been practicing since her beginning at junior high school and is quite good. Time has... See full summary »
35. Boot Polish (1954)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Preteen brother and sister, abandoned by their father to care of an abusive prostitute aunt, survive life in an Indian squatters' camp, aided by a friendly cripple, by learning to shine shoes instead of begging.
36. The Apple (1998)
86 min | Drama
After twelve years of imprisonment by their own parents, two sisters are finally released by social workers to face the outside world for the first time.
Votes: 2,083 | Gross: $0.12M
37. Cipher in the Snow (1974)
Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Drama
Asking to leave a school bus, Cliff, a young teenager, collapses and dies in the snow near the roadside. His math teacher is asked to notify the parents and then write a short obituary. ... See full summary »
39. The Girl, the Mother and the Demons (2016)
92 min | Drama, Thriller
A single mother's mental health is failing, and her young daughter has to deal with her rapidly switching moods and bizarre outbursts.
40. Kid-Thing (2012)
83 min | Drama
Annie is girl with no moral compass, thanks to a complete lack of parental supervision. One day, while playing in the woods, a voice calls out to her from deep within an abandoned well, causing her to consider the right course of action.
42. 75 (2017)
97 min | Crime, Drama
A crash victim, a housewife and two repressed teens are connected by hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against heroin in Cincinnati.
43. My Childhood (1972)
Not Rated | 46 min | Biography, Drama
The second part (My ain folk) of Bill Douglas' influential trilogy harks back to his impoverished upbringing in early-'40s Scotland. Cinema was his only escape - he paid for it with the ... See full summary »
45. The Angel (2009)
97 min | Drama
As the film opens, a doped-up Lea (Maria Bonnevie) makes an extremely bad impression on her baby daughter's foster parents; later, flashbacks reveal her disturbing youth and young adulthood... See full summary »
46. Crows (1994)
66 min | Drama
A thin child of about 10, nicknamed "Crow" because she mimics the bird, has no friends and rejects a teacher's hug. At home, she is left on her own, her mom locks her out while entertaining... See full summary »
47. Death of a Child (2017)
80 min | Documentary
How does one live with the unbearable? When the worst has happened and the one to blame is yourself? Death of a Child is an exploration of the lives of parents who have caused their own children's deaths.
49. My Way Home (1978)
Not Rated | 71 min | Biography, Drama
Jamie leaves the children's home to live with his paternal grandmother. After working in a mine and in a tailor's shop, he is conscripted into the RAF, and goes to Egypt, where he is ... See full summary »