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Abuse: Emotional and Physical
EC! (Many of the films in this category are emotionally challenging)


Accused (1988)
All That Jazz Boost (1979)
Black Snake Moan (2006, sexual abuse)
Burning Bed (1984)
Call Me Anna
Changing Lanes (2002)
Christmas Carol
Closet Land
Color Purple
Cry for Help
The Tracey Thurman Story
Damage
Days of Wine and Roses
Do you Know the Muffin Man?
The Dogwalker (2002)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Enchantment
Enough (2002)
Extremities
Falling Down
Family of Strangers
Fear Inside
Frances
Great Santini
Hellraiser, Hot Spell
I Know My First Name Is Steven
Jason's Lyric
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling
Jungle Fever
Karen Carpenter Story
Lady Sings the Blues
Less Than Zero
Longest Runner
Looking for Mister Goodbar
Magdalene Sisters, The (2002)
Men Don't Tell
Mission
Morning After
Mr. Jones
Naked Lunch
Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)
Nuts
On Golden Pond
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Philomena (2013)
Play Misty for Me
Rape and Marriage
The Rideout Case
Rape of Richard Beck
She Said No
Sid and Nancy
Silence of the Lambs
Sleeping With the Enemy
Something About Amelia
Sophie's Choice
Summer of '42
Taking Back My Life
The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story
Tales of Manhattan
Thelma and Louise
Ultimate Betrayal
Under the Influence
Unspeakable Acts
Victims for Victims
The Theresa Saldana Story
Wall Street
War of the Roses
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Whore
Wildflower