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40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia

Updated December 14, 2020 3.4k votes 1.6k voters 221.1k views54 items

A list of the best movies about the horrifying subject of pedophilia, 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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    Lolita

    Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith

    Released1997

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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    Pretty Baby

    Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon

    Released1978

    Directed byLouis Malle

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    Sleepers

    Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro

    Released1996

    Directed byBarry Levinson

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    Bastard out of Carolina

    Christina Ricci, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released1996

    Directed byAnjelica Huston

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    The Woodsman

    Kevin Bacon, Mos Def

    Released2004

    Directed byNicole Kassell

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    Sin City

    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis

    Released2005

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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    Mysterious Skin

    Michelle Trachtenberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released2004

    Directed byGregg Araki

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    Hounddog

    Dakota Fanning, Robin Wright

    Released2007

    Directed byDeborah Kampmeier

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    The Color Purple

    Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1985

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Little Children

    Jennifer Connelly, Kate Winslet

    Released2006

    Directed byTodd Field

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    Doubt

    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep

    Released2008

    Directed byJohn Patrick Shanley

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    Dolores Claiborne

    Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released1995

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

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    Say Uncle

    Gabrielle Union, Lisa Edelstein

    Released2006

    Directed byPeter Paige

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    Nine Lives

    Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning

    Released2005

    Directed byRodrigo García

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    The Tale

    Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn

    Released2018

    Directed byJennifer Fox

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    Eve's Bayou

    Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good

    Released1997

    Directed byKasi Lemmons

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    The Hunt

    Mads Mikkelsen, Alexandra Rapaport

    Released2012

    Directed byThomas Vinterberg

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    The Quiet

    Elisha Cuthbert, Camilla Belle

    Released2005

    Directed byJamie Babbit

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    #1 of 15 15 Controversial Indie Movies with Disquieting Inbreeding Plots#3 of 20 The Best Elisha Cuthbert Movies

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    The Lovely Bones

    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2009

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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    Spotlight

    Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton

    Released2015

    Directed byTom McCarthy

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    The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things

    Winona Ryder, Jeremy Renner

    Released2004

    Directed byAsia Argento

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    Una

    Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn

    Directed byBenedict Andrews

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    Tommy

    Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson

    Released1975

    Directed byKen Russell

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    The Perfection

    Allison Williams, Logan Browning

    Released2019

    Directed byRichard Shepard

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    #151 of 170 The Best and Scariest Psychological Thrillers of All Time#112 of 123 The Best Intelligent Horror Movies

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    Antwone Fisher

    Denzel Washington, Viola Davis

    Released2002

    Directed byDenzel Washington

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