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It
It (2017)
, 2h15
Directed by Andrés Muschietti
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, Films about school violence, Films about child abuse
Actors Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff

À Derry, dans le Maine, sept gamins ayant du mal à s'intégrer se sont regroupés au sein du « Club des Ratés ». Rejetés par leurs camarades, ils sont les cibles favorites des gros durs de l'école. Ils ont aussi en commun d'avoir éprouvé leur plus grande terreur face à un terrible prédateur métamorphe qu'ils appellent « Ça ». Car depuis toujours, Derry est en proie à une créature qui émerge des égouts tous les 27 ans pour se nourrir des terreurs de ses victimes de choix : les enfants. Bien décidés à rester soudés, les Ratés tentent de surmonter leurs peurs pour enrayer un nouveau cycle meurtrier. Un cycle qui a commencé un jour de pluie lorsqu'un petit garçon poursuivant son bateau en papier s'est retrouvé face-à-face avec le Clown Grippe-Sou …
Insidious: Chapter 4, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Ghost films, Films about child abuse
Actors Lin Shaye, Caitlin Gerard, Spencer Locke, Javier Botet, Josh Stewart, Kirk Acevedo

Des années avant les événements des trois précédents films, durant la jeunesse d'Elise Rainier dans le Nouveau-Mexique, cette dernière commence à être hantée par un esprit maléfique et démoniaque dans sa propre maison, la poussant plus profondément dans le Lointain (« The Further »). Plusieurs années après, une famille dit être victime d'événements paranormaux et fait appel à Elise. Seulement cette fameuse famille habite dans sa maison d'enfance et le démon qui hantait Elise dans le passé, semble être revenu...
The Color Purple, 2h34
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about children, Feminist films, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films about domestic violence, Political films, Films about child abuse, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey, Adolph Caesar, Rae Dawn Chong

Taking place in the Southern United States between Winter 1909 and Autumn 1937, the movie tells the life of a poor African American woman named Celie Harris (Whoopi Goldberg) whose abuse begins when she is young. By the time she is 14, she has already had two children by her father Alphonso "James" Harris (Leonard Jackson). He takes them away from her at childbirth and forces the young Celie (Desreta Jackson) to marry a wealthy young local widower Albert Johnson, known to her only as "Mister" (Danny Glover), who treats her like a slave. Albert makes her clean up his disorderly household and take care of his unruly children. Albert beats and rapes her often, intimidating Celie into submission and near silence. Celie's sister Nettie (Akosua Busia) comes to live with them, and there is a brief period of happiness as the sisters spend time together and Nettie begins to teach Celie how to read. This is short-lived; after Nettie refuses Albert's predatory affections once too often, he kicks her out. Before being run off by Albert, Nettie promises to write to Celie saying, "Nothing but death can keep me from it!".
Spotlight
Spotlight (2015)
, 2h8
Directed by Tom McCarthy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Films about children, Films about journalists, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films about pedophilia, Films about child abuse
Actors Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Stanley Tucci, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton

En 2001, le Boston Globe voit ses chiffres de vente chuter légèrement. Le nouveau rédacteur en chef, Marty Baron, décide de relancer le journal avec une affaire d'envergure : plusieurs prêtres dans leur ville ont été accusés d'avoir abusé sexuellement d'enfants et s'en sont tirés sans qu'il y ait de poursuites. Baron charge l'équipe Spotlight - une équipe spécialisée dans le journalisme d'investigation - d'enquêter sur ces prêtres et de prouver non seulement leur culpabilité mais aussi que leur supérieur, le cardinal Bernard Law, et les plus hautes instances de l’Église catholique étaient au courant et ont étouffé l'affaire à chaque fois par la corruption ou les menaces.
Carrie
Carrie (2013)
, 1h40
Directed by Kimberly Peirce
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about religion, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about school violence, Films about child abuse
Actors Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde

Alone in her home, the religion-obsessed Margaret White (Julianne Moore) gives birth to a baby girl. She at first intends to kill the infant, but changes her mind. As a teenager, her daughter Carrie (Chloë Grace Moretz), is a shy and isolated student at Ewen High School in Maine.
Carved
Carved (2007)
, 1h30
Directed by Kōji Shiraishi
Origin Japon
Genres Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Ghost films, Films about child abuse
Actors Eriko Sato, Miki Mizuno, Chiharu Kawai, Saaya Irie, Kaori Sakagami

As stories about the Kuchisake-onna ("The Slit-Mouthed Woman") spread through a Japanese town, an earthquake causes a corpse matching the entity's description (a woman with long hair, a trench coat, scissors, and a white mask) to break out of a closet in an abandoned house. As that occurs, Noboru Matsuzaki (Haruhiko Kato), a teacher, hears a voice ask "Am I pretty?" At a playground, a boy who had gone looking for the Kuchisake-onna with his friends is grabbed by the creature, which vanishes with him.
Mommie Dearest, 2h9
Directed by Frank Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Films about television, Films about child abuse
Actors Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Mara Hobel, Rutanya Alda, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) is a driven actress and compulsively clean housekeeper who tries to control the lives of those around her as tightly as she controls herself. To prepare for a work day at MGM Studios, she rises at 4:00 a.m. and engages in a strict morning ritual: scrubbing her face and arms with soap and boiling hot water, then plunging her face into a bowl of rubbing alcohol and ice to close the pores. When Helga (Alice Nunn), a new maid, thinks she has Joan's living room in spotless condition, Joan finds one minor detail that she overlooked and loses her temper.
Pete's Dragon, 1h41
Directed by Don Bluth, Don Chaffey
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Films about dragons, Musical films, Children's films, Films about child abuse
Actors Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Shelley Winters, Sean Marshall

In the early 1900s, a young orphan named Pete flees his abusive adoptive hillbilly family, the Gogans. As Lena Gogan and company pursue him ("The Happiest Home in These Hills"), an unseen force, which Pete calls Elliott, knocks them into a mud pit. The next morning, Pete and Elliott, a green and purple dragon who has the power of invisibility, share breakfast ("I Love You, Too") and visit Passamaquoddy, a village where the unseen Elliott, performing clumsy antics, causes Pete to be labeled a source of ill luck. Lampie, the drunken old lighthouse keeper, stumbles out of a tavern and encounters Pete. A mischievous Elliott makes himself visible, and a terrified Lampie runs into the saloon to warn the townsfolk ("I Saw a Dragon"). In a seaside cave, Pete scolds Elliott for causing trouble. Just as they make up, Lampie's daughter Nora appears, having spotted Pete earlier. She says that due to the ongoing tides from the sea, that it's unsafe for Pete to stay, thus leaving Elliott to remain there. She offers him shelter at the lighthouse, and they talk ("It's Not Easy"). Pete learns the story of Nora's fiancé, Paul, whose ship was reported lost at sea the previous year. Pete promises to ask Elliott about Paul, and Nora accepts, believing Elliott to be an imaginary friend.
The People Under the Stairs, 1h42
Directed by Wes Craven
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films, Heist films, Films about child abuse
Actors Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, Allison Joy Langer, Ving Rhames, Sean Whalen

Poindexter "Fool" Williams is a resident of a Los Angeles ghetto. He and his family are being evicted from their apartment by their landlords, the Robesons.
Casper Meets Wendy, 1h30
Directed by Sean McNamara
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Ghost films, Witches in film, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Films about child abuse
Actors Hilary Duff, Cathy Moriarty, Shelley Duvall, Teri Garr, Ben Stein, Richard Moll

The film opens with the tail end of a Friday night baseball game. With the bases loaded, the home team wins by a narrow margin as the batter hits the ball out of the park. Both the celebration of the home team and fans and the dread of losing for the visiting team are cut short as a mysterious spaceship floats over the park, thus snatching the attention of everybody there: the players, the fans, the hot dog and popcorn vendors, and the announcer. After the ship performs a tune, it dissipates into three floating balls of light. One of them forms into a ghost who initially appears as an alien, but thereafter, is revealed to be Fatso (voiced by Jess Harnell), a member of The Ghostly Trio, who releases gas which hits the scoreboard, causing it to explode, also sparking terror. The other two ghosts of the trio, Stinky (voiced by Bill Farmer), and Stretch (voiced by Jim Ward), join in, causing panic in the park, as everybody got frightened. Casper (voiced by Jeremy Foley), a shy, friendly ghost (whom all three ghosts are uncles to), arrives, attempting to settle the frightened crowd, but the people are just as scared, saying that Casper's a ghost and ran away. The park is eventually empty, as Casper's uncles plan a vacation.
Antwone Fisher, 2h
Directed by Denzel Washington
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about child abuse, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Derek Luke, Malcolm David Kelley, Joy Bryant, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Denzel Washington, Kevin Connolly

The film focuses on Antwone "Fish" Fisher (Derek Luke), a temperamental young man with a violent history who is serving in the U.S. Navy. His father was killed before he was born and his teenage mother, Eva Mae Fisher, ended up arrested soon after and put in jail, where she gave birth to him. He was then placed in an orphanage until such time as she was released and could claim him. Since she had not yet claimed him, at the age of two Antwone was placed in a foster home run by a supposedly religious couple, Mr. and Mrs. Tate (Ellis Williams and Novella Nelson). There, Antwone faced mental and physical abuse by Mrs. Tate for many years until he finally left the home at age fourteen. After living out on the streets for the next few years, he decided to join the U.S. Navy to make something out of his life. However the rough life he had as child caused him to have a violent temper at this point.
One Missed Call, 1h52
Directed by Takashi Miike
Origin Japon
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Ghost films, Films about child abuse
Actors Kō Shibasaki, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Anna Nagata, Kazue Fukiishi, Renji Ishibashi, Yutaka Matsushige

College student Yoko Okazaki receives a phone call accompanied by an eerie, unusual ringtone, which goes to voicemail. The call is from Yoko's own number, dated two days to the future. Yoko and her friend Yumi Nakamura listen to the voicemail, hearing Yoko's voice chatting casually, followed by a horrendous scream and then dead silence. Two days later, Yoko calls Yumi that night to discuss shopping plans. Yumi realizes that Yoko is on the exact routine as the voicemail they'd heard before, but can only hear Yoko screaming after she is violently dragged off onto a speeding commuter train, which kills her. Her head then vomits a red candy upon death as her detached hand, still clutching her phone, calls a number. Several days later, Yoko's boyfriend, Kenji Kawai, reveals to Yumi that he had also received a voicemail accompanied by the same ringtone as Yoko's right after her death. Yumi then watches as Kenji is pulled into an empty elevator shaft to his death. He also spits out a red candy and calls a number, like Yoko.
Wetlands
Wetlands (2013)
, 1h49
Directed by David Wnendt
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about anarchism, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films, Films about child abuse
Actors Meret Becker, Axel Milberg, Carla Juri, Marlen Kruse, Edgar Selge, Harry Baer

18-year-old Helen uses vegetables for masturbation and believes that body hygiene is overrated in our society. She provokes others by saying and doing things most people would not even dare to imagine.
Radio Flyer, 1h54
Directed by Richard Donner, David M. Evans
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Transport films, Aviation films, Films about domestic violence, Films about child abuse
Actors Elijah Wood, Joseph Mazzello, Lorraine Bracco, Tom Hanks, John Heard, Adam Baldwin

Mike (Tom Hanks) is observing his two sons fighting; with one insisting that a promise doesn't mean anything. To make them understand that a promise does mean something, he tells them the story of his youth. Young Mike (Elijah Wood), his little brother Bobby (Joseph Mazzello), their mother Mary (Lorraine Bracco) and their German Shepherd Shane move to a new town after their father/husband leaves them. There, Mary marries a new man named Jack (Adam Baldwin), who likes the others to call him "The King". Unbeknownst to Mary, the King is an alcoholic who often gets drunk and beats Bobby.