Keyword: abuse

Jailbait

Jailbait (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/20/2014
After killing her stepfather in self-defense, Anna Nix is sent to a juvenile detention center. As she struggles to survive in a world of girl gangs and predatory guards, Anna must fight her dark side and stay above the fray.
Oranges and Sunshine

Oranges and Sunshine (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 10/20/2011
Margaret Humphreys, is a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the deportation of thousands of children from the United Kingdom to Australia. Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and drew worldwide...

Ward's Wife (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/06/2014

Defending the Enemy (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/02/2014
Film based on the true story of Japanese General Homma, "The Beast of Bataan," who was implicated in the Japanese Bataan Death March. 10,000 American and Filipino soldiers died on the forced march to captivity in 1942. Homma's young lawyer tries the case, his first, and fights against the death penalty for his client.
Odd Way Home

The Odd Way Home (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 05/29/2014
Escaping her abusive life in Los Angeles, Maya goes on an uncharted journey through the great American Southwest where fate unites her with Duncan, a man with autism. The strangers from opposite worlds embark on an adventurous and inspirational road trip that redefines the notion of family.
Martha Marcy May Marlene

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 10/20/2011
After escaping from a dangerous cult and the watchful eye of its charismatic leader, a young woman named Martha tries to reclaim a normal life with her family. But the haunting memories from Martha's past trigger a chilling paranoia - and nowhere seems safe as the fragile line between her reality and delusions begins to blur.
Camp X-Ray

Camp X-Ray (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Lovelace

Lovelace (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 08/08/2013
In 1972-before the internet, before the porn explosion-Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the high-life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor. As Linda Lovelace, she became an...

Baby (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: 11/29/2010
Perfect Sisters

Perfect Sisters (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 04/10/2014
Sisters Sandra and Beth learned early in life that they had no one to depend on but each other. Abandoned by their father, turned away by child protective services and forced to care for their hopelessly addicted mother, Linda, the imaginative and gifted girls sustain themselves on fantasies of a life with the perfect mom. But when Linda makes plans to move the girls in with her lecherous and...
Bully

Bully (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 03/29/2012
From Sundance Award-winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, comes a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary following five kids and families over the course of a school year. Offering insight into different facets of America's bullying crisis, the stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter, who has been incarcerated...

Prince of Central Park (2000)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 09/21/2000
A little boy runs away from an unhappy foster home and seeks refuge in Manhattan's Central Park. JJ hates his abusive mother and finds an alternative family in the people who live in Central Park. The Guardian lives in a cave and seems frightening, but turns out to be gentle and kind. Then JJ meets Rebecca and Noah, a couple whose son died several years before. Only with them does he begin to...
Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 01/23/2014
For 16-year-old Agnes "Apple" Bailey, life has been a constant struggle to overcome the harsh reality of a subsistence existence with her abusive mother, June, and June's string of lowlife boyfriends. When she finds herself pregnant and alone, Apple temporarily takes shelter with her biological father, Tom, a wealthy Wall Streeter living in a New Jersey mansion with his wife Joanna and two young...
Another Happy Day

Another Happy Day (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 11/17/2011
A family weekend is fraught with emotional landmines for mercurial and sensitive Lynn as she arrives at her parents' Annapolis estate for the marriage of her estranged eldest son Dylan, accompanied by her three younger children. Lynn's hopes for a joyful reunion are crushed as her wry but troubled middle son Elliot lobs verbal grenades at his mother and her relatives while daughter Alice, a...

Regression (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/27/2015
In Minnesota in 1990, detective Bruce Kenner investigates the case of a young woman who accuses her father of an awful crime. When the woman's father unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, a renowned psychologist is brought in to guide the father as he relives his memories, gradually peeling back the layers on what is potentially a nationwide conspiracy that involves unknown and...
Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 11/11/2008
Today is the biggest day in Jamal Malik's life. A penniless, eighteen year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, he's one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's ''Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. After all, how could an uneducated street kid possibly know so much? Determined to...

Blues for Willadean (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/05/2014
Hollow Reed

The Hollow Reed (1997)

Rated: R Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 04/17/1997
Based on true events, a gothic horror story of a gay man, Martyn, who fights his ex-wife in a no-win battle to get custody of his young son, Oliver. The battle begins once Martyn's worst suspicians are confirmed that the reticent Oliver is, indeed, being abused by his own mother's seemingly respectable live-in boyfriend.
Silent Night

Silent Night (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
Santa is back, and he's got a brand new bag of tricks. As their small Midwestern town prepares for its annual Christmas Eve parade, Sheriff and his deputy discover that a maniac in a Santa suit is murdering those he judges as "naughty." Their sins? Porn, adultery, greed... And he will make sure they rest in heavenly pieces.
Cook County

Cook County (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 12/15/2011
An abused and alienated teenage boy named Abe and his absentee father, Sonny, attempt to re-establish their relationship while struggling to overcome addictions to crystal meth amidst a household of meth addicts. In addition to handling the demons within, Abe must protect his six year-old cousin Deandra from her abusive father, Bump, whose addiction to meth fuels jealousy and contempt for Abe. The...
Tumbleweeds

Tumbleweeds (1999)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 11/23/1999
Mary Jo Walker was married for the first time at age 17, and has since gone through three more husbands and numerous boyfriends. Everytime a relationship fails, the free-spirited Mary Jo takes to the road with her foul-mouthed, 12-year-old daughter, Ava, in search of a new home, new love and a new life. Leaving yet another abusive relationship behind her, Mary Jo finally heads for the...

The Holding (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 11/29/2010
Ladybird, Ladybird

Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 12/08/1994
A young woman fights the British bureaucracy to keep her family--four children by four different men--intact.
Short Term 12

Short Term 12 (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 08/22/2013
Grace is a twenty- something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teens. Enthusiastic and tough, she does a great job with the kids and works with her boyfriend Mason. But her own difficult past suddenly gets in the way when the gifted and troubled Jayden arrives at the facility.
Don't Be Afraid

Don't Be Afraid (2011)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 04/28/2011