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40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia 

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Updated October 18, 2019 2.9k votes 1.5k voters 201.7k views 47 items

A list of the best movies about the horrifying subject of pedophelia, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. Obviously this is a disgusting subject to make a film about, but sometimes the only way to spread awareness is through art. This pedophilia movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the most powerful movies about pedophilia are at the top of the list. If there are any movies about pedophilia you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous pedophilia movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already.

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Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella

Released: 1997

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

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Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, Keith Carradine

Released: 1978

Directed by: Louis Malle

Pretty Baby is a 1978 American historical fiction and drama film directed by Louis Malle, and starring Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, and Susan Sarandon. The screenplay was written by Polly ...more

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Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 1996

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Sleepers is a 1996 American legal drama film written, produced, and directed by Barry Levinson, and based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's 1995 novel of the same name.

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Kevin Bacon, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick

Released: 2004

Directed by: Nicole Kassell

The Woodsman is a 2004 drama film directed and co-written by Nicole Kassell, based on Fechter's play of the same name. The movie stars Kevin Bacon as a convicted child molester who must adjust ...more

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Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

Released: 2005

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is based on Miller's eponymous graphic novel Sin City. Much ...more

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Scott Heim added Michelle Trachtenberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue

Released: 2004

Directed by: Gregg Araki

Mysterious Skin is a 2004 Dutch-American drama film directed by American filmmaker Gregg Araki, who also wrote the screenplay based on Scott Heim's 1996 novel of the same name. The film is ...more

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Christina Ricci, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Laura Dern

Released: 1996

Directed by: Anjelica Huston

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Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith

Released: 1976

Directed by: Nicolas Gessner

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane is a 1976 Canadian-French film directed by Nicolas Gessner and starring Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman, and Scott Jacoby. It was ...more

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Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

Released: 2003

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It stars Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laura Linney. ...more

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Dakota Fanning, Robin Wright, David Morse

Released: 2007

Directed by: Deborah Kampmeier

Hounddog is a 2007 coming-of-age drama film written, directed, and produced by Deborah Kampmeier and starring Dakota Fanning, Isabelle Fuhrman, Robin Wright Penn, and Piper Laurie, among others. ...more

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Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne

Released: 1985

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

The Color Purple is a 1985 American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker. It was Spielberg's eighth film as ...more

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Jennifer Connelly, Kate Winslet, Jackie Earle Haley

Released: 2006

Directed by: Todd Field

Little Children is a 2006 American drama film directed by Todd Field. It is based on the novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta, who along with Field wrote the screenplay. It stars Kate Winslet, ...more

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Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1995

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

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Elisha Cuthbert, Camilla Belle, Edie Falco

Released: 2005

Directed by: Jamie Babbit

The Quiet is a 2005 American drama-thriller film directed by Jamie Babbit, and starring Camilla Belle and Elisha Cuthbert. It focuses on a deaf-mute teenage girl, Dot who goes to live with her ...more

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Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Released: 2008

Directed by: John Patrick Shanley

Doubt is a 2008 American drama film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize winning fictive stage play Doubt: A Parable. Written and directed by Shanley and produced by Scott Rudin, ...more

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Gael García Bernal, Pedro Almodóvar, Leonor Watling

Released: 2004

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar

Bad Education is a 2004 Spanish drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Starring Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Daniel Giménez Cacho and Lluís ...more

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Paul Walker, Elizabeth Mitchell, Vera Farmiga

Released: 2006

Directed by: Wayne Kramer

Running Scared is a 2006 American thriller film, written and directed by Wayne Kramer, and starring Paul Walker, Cameron Bright and Vera Farmiga. It was released in the United States on February ...more

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Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John

Released: 1975

Directed by: Ken Russell

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Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good, Diahann Carroll

Released: 1997

Directed by: Kasi Lemmons

Eve's Bayou is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Kasi Lemmons, who made her directorial debut with this feature. Samuel L. Jackson served as a producer and starred in the film ...more

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Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Ritter

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jennifer Fox

The Tale is a 2018 American drama film directed by Jennifer Fox. An investigation into one woman's memory (Laura Dern) as she is forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the ...more
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Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning, Glenn Close

Released: 2005

Directed by: Rodrigo García

Nine Lives is a 2005 American drama film written and directed by Rodrigo García. The screenplay, an example of hyperlink cinema, relates nine short, loosely intertwined tales with nine ...more

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Winona Ryder, Jeremy Renner, Willa Holland

Released: 2004

Directed by: Asia Argento

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Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams

Released: 2015

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Spotlight is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Tom McCarthy. The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the ...more

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Maria Bello, Toni Collette, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2007

Directed by: Alan Ball

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The Perfection is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
Allison Williams, Logan Browning, Steven Weber

Released: 2019

Directed by: Richard Shepard

The Perfection is a 2018 American horror thriller film directed by Richard Shepard.

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