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Films with a star are linked to a note or analysis. All other films are linked to a plot summary on The Internet Movie Database.

Films deemed especially emotionally challenging are marked EC!

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Child Abuse
EC! (Many of the films in this category are emotionally challenging)

Affliction (1997)
Antwone Fisher (2002)

Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Best Little Girl in the World, The (TV 1981)
Cider House Rules, The (1999)

Closet Land (1991)
Crazy Heart (2009)
Dogwalker (2002)

Dolores Claiborne (1995)

Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Glass Castle, The (2017)

Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Jane Eyre (1983 and 2011)
Matilda (1996)
Mommy Dearest (1981)
Mystic River (2003)
Not My Kid (TV 1985)
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Radio Flyer (1992)
Ryan White Story (TV 1989)
Sling Blade (1996)
Stand By Me (1986)
Sybil (TV 1976 and TV 2007)
A Thousand Acres (1997)