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40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia

Updated September 21, 2020 3.5k votes 1.5k voters 208.7k views48 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Lolita

    Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith

    Released1997

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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    Sin City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Sin City

    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis

    Released2005

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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    Pretty Baby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Pretty Baby

    Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon

    Released1978

    Directed byLouis Malle

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    Doubt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Doubt

    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep

    Released2008

    Directed byJohn Patrick Shanley

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    Sleepers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Sleepers

    Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro

    Released1996

    Directed byBarry Levinson

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    The Woodsman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    The Woodsman

    Kevin Bacon, Mos Def

    Released2004

    Directed byNicole Kassell

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    Bastard out of Carolina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Bastard out of Carolina

    Christina Ricci, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released1996

    Directed byAnjelica Huston

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    Mysterious Skin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Mysterious Skin

    Michelle Trachtenberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released2004

    Directed byGregg Araki

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    Hounddog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Hounddog

    Dakota Fanning, Robin Wright

    Released2007

    Directed byDeborah Kampmeier

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    The Little Girl Who Lives Down is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

    Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen

    Released1976

    Directed byNicolas Gessner

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    Mystic River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Mystic River

    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn

    Released2003

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    Running Scared is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Running Scared

    Paul Walker, Elizabeth Mitchell

    Released2006

    Directed byWayne Kramer

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    The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    The Color Purple

    Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1985

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Say Uncle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Say Uncle

    Gabrielle Union, Lisa Edelstein

    Released2006

    Directed byPeter Paige

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    Dolores Claiborne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Dolores Claiborne

    Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released1995

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

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    Little Children is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Little Children

    Jennifer Connelly, Kate Winslet

    Released2006

    Directed byTodd Field

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    The Quiet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    The Quiet

    Elisha Cuthbert, Camilla Belle

    Released2005

    Directed byJamie Babbit

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    The Tale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    The Tale

    Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn

    Released2018

    Directed byJennifer Fox

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    Eve's Bayou is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Eve's Bayou

    Samuel L. Jackson, Meagan Good

    Released1997

    Directed byKasi Lemmons

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    Tommy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Tommy

    Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson

    Released1975

    Directed byKen Russell

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    Natural Born Killers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Natural Born Killers

    Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd

    Released1994

    Directed byOliver Stone

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    The Night Listener is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    The Night Listener

    Robin Williams, Sandra Oh

    Released2006

    Directed byPatrick Stettner

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    The Damned is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    The Damned

    Charlotte Rampling, Dirk Bogarde

    Released1969

    Directed byLuchino Visconti

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    The Perfection is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    The Perfection

    Allison Williams, Logan Browning

    Released2019

    Directed byRichard Shepard

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    Una is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia
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    Una

    Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn

    Directed byBenedict Andrews

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