Film 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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Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman Sleepers is a 1996 American legal crime 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 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 Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir crime thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is based on Miller's eponymous graphic novel Sin City. ...more

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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. Jena Malone ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paul Walker, Elizabeth Mitchell, Vera Farmiga Running Scared is a 2006 American crime 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 ...more

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The Tale 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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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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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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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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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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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 crime film directed by Oliver Stone starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Sizemore and Tommy Lee Jones. The film was released ...more

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Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Bruce Greenwood The Sweet Hereafter is a 1997 Canadian drama film written and directed by Atom Egoyan, adapted from the novel of the same name by Russell Banks. The film was highly acclaimed upon its release ...more

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Lindsay Lohan, Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman Georgia Rule is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Garry Marshall and starring Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney, Garrett Hedlund, and Cary Elwes. The ...more

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Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Salli Richardson Antwone Fisher is a 2002 American biographical drama film directed by Denzel Washington, marking his directorial debut. He also stars in the film as the psychiatrist Jerome Davenport, alongside ...more

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Dirk Bogarde, Silvana Mangano, Marisa Berenson Death in Venice is a 1971 Italian-French drama film directed by Luchino Visconti and starring Dirk Bogarde and Björn Andrésen. It is based on the novella Death in Venice, first ...more

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Robin Williams, Jim Caviezel, Mira Sorvino The Final Cut is a 2004 science-fiction thriller film written and directed by Omar Naim. It stars Robin Williams, Jim Caviezel, Mira Sorvino, Mimi Kuzyk, Stephanie Romanov, Genevieve Buechner ...more

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Robin Williams, Sandra Oh, Toni Collette The Night Listener is a 2006 psychological thriller film directed by Patrick Stettner. The screenplay by Armistead Maupin, Terry Anderson, and Stettner is based on Maupin's 2000 bestselling ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Mickey Rourke, Helen Mirren The Pledge is a 2001 American mystery film directed by Sean Penn. The film features an ensemble cast, starring Jack Nicholson, Aaron Eckhart, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright Penn, Vanessa Redgrave, ...more

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Gabrielle Union, Lisa Edelstein, Kathy Najimy Say Uncle is an independently produced black comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Peter Paige.

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Monica Bellucci, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman Under Suspicion is a 2000 American thriller film directed by Stephen Hopkins. It stars Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Monica Bellucci and Thomas Jane. The film is based on the 1981 French film ...more

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Cliff Curtis, Temuera Morrison, Rena Owen Once Were Warriors is a 1994 film based on New Zealand author Alan Duff's bestselling 1990 first novel. The film tells the story of the Hekes, an urban Māori family, and their problems with ...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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Blythe Danner, David Strathairn, Jack Warden Judgment is a 1990 drama film directed by Tom Topor.

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Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl, Gaby Hoffmann The Man Without a Face is a 1993 American drama film starring and directed by Mel Gibson, in his first film as a director and actor. The film is based on Isabelle Holland's 1972 novel of the ...more

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Charlotte Rampling, Dirk Bogarde, Helmut Berger The Damned is a 1969 Italian-German drama film written and directed by Luchino Visconti. The plot centers around the Essenbecks, a wealthy industrialist family who have begun doing business with ...more

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Roberto Benigni, Fred Gwynne, Jill Clayburgh La Luna, also known as Luna, is a 1979 Italian film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Jill Clayburgh. The film concerns the troubled life of a teenage boy and his relationship with ...more

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Loretta Devine, Clifton Powell, Kimberly Elise Woman Thou Art Loosed is a 2004 film directed by Michael Schultz and written by Stan Foster. It was produced by Stan Foster and Reuben Cannon. It is the 44th film or series directed by Schultz ...more

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Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Ian Bannen The Offence is a 1972 British drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, based upon the 1968 stage play This Story of Yours by John Hopkins. It stars Sean Connery as police detective Johnson, who ...more