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1900, Nineteen Hundred, 1976 film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci Les amitiés particulières, 1964 French film, released in English as This Special Friendship based on the novel Les amitiés particulières, published in the UK as Special Friendships and in the USA as Secret Friendships by Roger PeyrefitteA boy falls in love with a much younger schoolboy who is also loved by a priest

  • Amor Estranho Amor, released in English as Love Strange Love, 1982 Brazilian film directed by Walter Hugo Khouri and starring Xuxa

A prostitute seduces a 12-year-old boy

The two films chronicle abuse by priests at an orphanage in Canada and are based on true events

The controversy surrounding the conviction of a father and son for the abuse of children who came into their home for computer classes.

The true story of Catholic priest Father Oliver O'Grady who abused both boys and girls

  • La discesa di Aclà a Floristella, released in English as Acla's Descent into Floristella, 1992, Italian film directed by Aurelio Grimaldi
  • Do You Know the Muffin Man?, 1989, directed by Gilbert Cates
  • Duvar, released in English as Güney's The Wall or The Wall, 1983 Turkish film directed by Yilmaz Güney
  • Eban and Charley, 2000, directed by James Bolton

A 29-year-old forms an intimate relationship with a 14-year-old boy

A respected psychiatrist and family man is a predatory abuser of his young son's friends

The true story of Steven Stayner's life after being kidnapped at the age of seven and his abuse over seven years.

The true story of the McMartin family who were wrongly accused of the molestation of preschool children

  • Isä meidän, released in English as Our Father, 1993, Finnish film directed by Veikko Aaltonen
  • The Jaundiced Eye, 1999, directed by Nonny de la Peña
  • Judgment, 1990, directed by Tom Topor
  • Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story, 1999, directed by Stephen Tolkin
  • Just Ask My Children, 2001, directed by Arvin Brown

The story of wrongfully accused parents from the Kern County child abuse cases

  • Just, Melvin: Just Evil, 2000, documentary directed by James Ronald Whitney
  • Kids Don’t Tell, 1985, directed by Sam O’Steen
  • A Kind of Hush, 1999, directed by Brian Stirner, based on Richard Johnson's autobiographical novel Getting Even, now published as A Kind of Hush
  • L.I.E, a 2001 film starring Paul Dano and Brian Cox as "Big John". The film stands out for its portrayal of Big John as a person with genuine fatherly feelings. The film earned a NC-17 rating, and showed in very few theaters during its initial release.
  • Lakki, also released as Lakki: The Boy Who Grew Wings, 1992, Norwegian film directed by Svend Wam
  • The Lost Son, 1999, directed by Chris Menges
  • Lust och fägring stor, released in English as All Things Fair, 1995, Swedish film directed by Bo Widerberg
  • La Mala Educación, released in English as Bad Education, 2004, a Spanish film directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Two boys fall in love and are also abused by a priest at their school

A disfigured teacher with a mysterious past forms a friendship with a troubled 12-year-old boy.

The lives of four men who were childhood friends come together again. One boy had been abducted by pedophiles when playing in the street with the others

The true story of one teacher's fight to stop sexual abuse in an Irish Reformatory School

  • Le Souffle au coeur, 1971, released as Murmur of the Heart in the USA and Dearest Love in the UK, directed by Louis Malle
  • Tras et crystal, released in English as In a Glass Cage, 1987, a Spanish film directed by Agustí Villaronga
  • Torzók, released in English as Abandoned, 2001, Hungarian film directed by Árpád Sopsits
  • Twist of Faith, 2004, directed by Kirby Dick
  • Der Unhold, a German film released in English as The Ogre, 1996, directed by Volker Schlöndorff
  • Unspeakable Acts, 1990, directed by Linda Otto and featuring Joseph Mazzello, based on the novel Unspeakable Acts by Jan Hollingsworth
  • La Ville dont le Prince est un Enfant, released in the USA as The Fire that Burns, 1997 French film, directed by Christophe Malavoy, based on the play by Henry de Montherlant
  • La Virgen de los sicarios, released in English as Our Lady of the Assassins, 2000, directed by Barbet Schroeder
  • Vito e gli altri, Vito and the Others, 1991, Italian film directed by Antonio Capuano
  • Voor een verloren soldaat, 1992, released in the USA as For a Lost Soldier from the novel by Dutch author Rudi van Dantzig
  • Whipping Boy, 1996, directed by Di Drew from the novel Whipping Boy by Gabrielle Lord

Pedophilia is a minor theme in some films, including:

Sy (Robin Williams) was abused by his father as a child

One of the women is tempted to spend some time with a 12 year-old boy. Some commentators have implied that there are pedophile overtones in the following movies:

The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with the Llewelyn-Davies boys who inspired him to create Peter Pan, including Peter (Freddie Highmore) Michael Jackson was acquitted of child sexual abuse. Films that cover the story include:

  • Michael Jackson and the Boy He Paid Off, 2004, directed by Helen Littleboy
  • Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story, 2004, directed by Allan Moyle
  • Behind the Scenes at the Michael Jackson Trial, 2005

The film Clownhouse was directed by Victor Salva and released in 1989. The lead role was played by 12-year-old child actor Nathan Forrest Winters. Salva was convicted in 1989 of molesting Winters and of capturing the mutual oral sex on video. Salva served fifteen months in a California state prison.[[[3]]]


Movies with child sexual abuse or pedophile theme or content involving girls include:

Saint Phalle is sexually abused by her father

  • The Dangerous Stranger is a 1950 classroom movie about 'stranger danger'

A police officer tells children about the dangers of accepting rides or presents from strangers

  • Deliver Us from Evil, 2006, directed by Amy Berg

The true story of Catholic priest Father Oliver O'Grady who abused both boys and girls

A man innocently allows a 6-year-old girl to touch him

Detective Hartigan (Bruce Willis) is framed for raping a 11-year-old Nancy

Pedophilia is a minor theme in some films, including:

Some commentators have implied that there are pedophile overtones in the following movie:

Actor and director Woody Allen was accused in 1992 by his partner Mia Farrow after she discovered his secret affair with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn. Farrow accused him of being a pedophile (Previn was 16, 35 years younger than Allen) and of abusing their seven-year-old daughter - a charge that was not upheld in court.

Director Roman Polanski fled the United States after his arrest for drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl. He pleaded guilty to engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.