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40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia  

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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.

The list you're viewing has a variety of films in it, such as The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane and Sin City.

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Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella
Lolita is a 1997 French-American drama film written by Stephen Schiff and directed by Adrian Lyne. It is the second screen adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's novel of the same name and stars ...more
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Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, Keith Carradine
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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Kevin Bacon, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick
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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Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman
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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Christina Ricci, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Laura Dern
Bastard out of Carolina is a 1996 film made by Showtime Networks, directed by Anjelica Huston. It is based on a novel by Dorothy Allison and adapted for the screen by Anne Meredith. In 1997 the ...more
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Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke
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
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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Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon
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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Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith
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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Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Plummer
Dolores Claiborne is a 1995 drama thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, starring Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh. It was directed by Taylor Hackford.
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Dakota Fanning, Robin Wright, David Morse
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
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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Elisha Cuthbert, Camilla Belle, Edie Falco
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
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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Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Ritter
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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Paul Walker, Elizabeth Mitchell, Vera Farmiga
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
Tommy is a 1975 British musical fantasy film based upon The Who's 1969 rock opera album Tommy. It was directed by Ken Russell and featured a star-studded cast, including the band members ...more
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Gael García Bernal, Pedro Almodóvar, Leonor Watling
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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Jennifer Connelly, Kate Winslet, Jackie Earle Haley
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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Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good, Diahann Carroll
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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Winona Ryder, Jeremy Renner, Willa Holland
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things is a 2004 drama film co-written and directed by Asia Argento and starring Argento, Jimmy Bennett & Dylan and Cole Sprouse. It is based on JT LeRoy's ...more
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Maria Bello, Toni Collette, Aaron Eckhart
Towelhead is a 2007 comedy-drama film written and directed by Alan Ball and based on Alicia Erian's novel of the same name. The film made its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on ...more
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Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning, Glenn Close
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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Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Evan Rachel Wood
Running with Scissors is a 2006 American black comedy film based on Augusten Burroughs' 2002 memoir of the same name, written and directed by Ryan Murphy, and starring Joseph Cross, Annette ...more
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Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones
Natural Born Killers is a 1994 American film directed by Oliver Stone starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Sizemore and Tommy Lee Jones. The film was released in the ...more