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.
Get On Up

Get On Up (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 138 minutes Release date: 07/31/2014
Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film gives a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

I Am (2011)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 04/28/2011
Four individuals struggle to find their identity and uphold their dignity in a world that is callous, cold and unsympathetic. They share a common dream, a desire to regain their lives and their identity.
Camp X-Ray

Camp X-Ray (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 10/16/2014
A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots. But she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay instead, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees.

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...
Brick Lane

Brick Lane (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 06/19/2008
The story of a beautiful young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneen, who arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London, and in a loveless marriage with the middle aged Chanu, she fears her soul is quietly dying. Her sister Hasina, meanwhile, continues to live a carefree life back in...

Black Mass (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/17/2015
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...
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.

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...
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.
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...
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...

Bitter Honey (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 10/02/2014
This documentary follows three polygamous families in Bali, Indonesia. Following these families over a seven year period, the film portrays the plight of Balinese co-wives, for whom marriage is frequently characterized by psychological manipulation, infidelity, domestic violence, and economic hardship. Living in a society where men have authority in many domains, these women have little voice in...
Dir: Robert Lemelson
With: N/A

16 Stones (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 09/30/2014
A young man in the late 1830s sees first-hand the destruction and loss the Latter-day Saints suffer after a mob attack in Far West, Missouri. Hoping to save others from future persecution, he and two friends set out to produce proof of the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon by finding an unimpeachable artifact - the 16 stones touched by the finger of the Lord as recounted in the Book of Ether.
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...

Ward's Wife (2014)

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

Stanford Prison Experiment (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/26/2014
The true story of a 1971 Stanford University experiment conducted by professor Philip Zimbardo to explore the psychology of evil by recruiting 12 college students to role-play prison guards and inmates. The experiment was discontinued when the participants began taking on their roles with harrowing results.
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.

Spotlight (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/26/2014
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.
Pardon

The Pardon (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 03/21/2013
Surviving a legacy of childhood abuse, which lands her in the art deco brothels of the time, Toni Jo briefly discovers love and happiness when she meets and marries the dashing boxer Cowboy Henry. Cowboy is soon after sent to prison for murder, leaving the bereft Toni Jo to follow in the footsteps of Bonnie and Clyde as she embarks on an ill-fated mission with accomplice Arkie. A grisly murder and...

Defending the Enemy (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 08/06/2014
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.