Films & Literature

 

Sexual Abuse: FEATURE FILMS


The films in this list focus on the sexual abuse of boys and on men abused as boys.  I include some where women and girls are the primary victims when something significant about the shared dynamics of sexual abuse appears . These are marked [F].  Those involving Clergy Abuse are marked  [Cl] The links to IMDb, the Internet Movie Database include trailers to most of the movies.  Titles of films I have reviewed double as links to that review.

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The annotated List has brief Descriptions of a number of the films listed below.  Just click to view.

This film list aims to be thorough rather than selective.  It includes the bad along with the good.  Please exercise your own judgement on what to watch as many of them may be triggering.  Both 1-in-6 and Wapedia list movies with attention to their triggerability.

Alphabetical Film List           Annotated List (incl. brief descriptions)

A
Agnes of God  (1985)  [F, Cl]  IMDb
aka (England, 2002)  IMDb
Antwone Fisher  (2002) IMDb

B
The Boys of St. Vincent  (Canada, 1992-93) [Cl]
Part 1: 
IMDb; YouTube            Part 2:  IMDb
Brokeback Mountain  (2005)   
IMDb    Ledger Interview
Boyhood Shadows  (2008) 
Website

C
The Celebration (“Festen”/ Denmark, 1998) 
IMDb
A Chorus Line (1985) 
IMDb

D
Deliver Us From Evil  (2006)  [Cl] IMDb
Desde Allá  (2015) 
IMDb    Amazon
Doubt  (2008) 
IMDb  Amazon  (watch)

E
Eban and Charley  (2000)  IMDb
En Tu Ausencia  (“In Your Absence” / Spain, 2008)
IMDb

F
Fairytale of Kathmandu (2007) IMDb Googlevideo
Favorite Son (2008) 
IMDb     review
For A Lost Soldier (Holland -1994) 
IMDb
Fortune and Men’s Eyes (1971) 
IMDb
From Afar (Desde Allá,  Mexico/Venezuela, 2015 ) 
IMDb

G
Gods and Monsters (1998)  IMDb

H
The Hanging Garden (Nova Scotia -1996)  IMDb
Happiness (1998) 
IMDb
The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things (2004) IMDb

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J
Jet Boy (2001) IMDb 

K
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L
L.I.E. (2000)  IMDb
Little Children (2006) 
IMDb
Little Boy Blue (1997) 
IMDb
Little Man (1999) 
IMDb
The Lost Son (2001)  
IMDb
Loverboy (2006) 
IMDb

M
Mysterious Skin  (2004) IMDb
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
IMDb
Murmur of the Heart (“Le Souffle au Coeur” / France, 1971)
IMDb; Youtube
Mystic River (2003) 
IMDb

N
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O
Our Fathers (2004)  IMDb  [Cl]

P
Primal Fear (1996) IMDb
Prince of Tides (1997) 
IMDb
Punish Me (“Verfolgt” / Germany -2006)
IMDb
Precious  (2009)  [F]   
IMDB
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
IMDB

Q

R
Rambling Rose (1991)  IMDb
The Reader  (2008)  IMDb
Return to Innocence (2003) 
IMDb
Running With Scissors  (2006) 
IMDb

S
Spanking the Monkey (1994) IMDb; YouTube
Sleepers (1996) 
IMDb
Summer of ’42 (1971) 
IMDb
Song for a Raggy Boy (2003) 
IMDb

T
Tadpole (2002)  IMDb
Tea and Sympathy (1956)  YouTube  
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U
The Unsaid (2001)  IMDb 

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W
Wild in the Country (1961)  IMDb  starz
The Woodsman (2004) 
IMDb

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IMDb

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Chronological Film  List

1950‘s

Tea and Sympathy (1956)  YouTube  
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1960’s
Wild in the Country (1961)  IMDb  starz

1970’s
Fortune and Men’s Eyes (1971)  IMDb

Summer of ’42 (1971)  IMDb
Murmur of the Heart (“Le Souffle au Coeur” / France, 1971)
IMDb; Youtube

1980’s
Agnes of God  (1985)  [F, Cl] IMDb

A Chorus Line (1985)  IMDb

1990’s
My Own Private Idaho (1991) IMDb

Rambling Rose (1991)  IMDb

For A Lost Soldier (Holland -1994)  IMDb

Spanking the Monkey (1994) IMDb; YouTube

The Hanging Garden (Nova Scotia -1996)  IMDb

Sleepers (1996)  IMDb

Primal Fear (1996) IMDb

Prince of Tides (1997)  IMDb

Little Boy Blue (1997)  IMDb

Happiness (1998)  IMDb

The Celebration (“Festen”/ Denmark, 1998)  IMDb

Gods and Monsters (1998)  IMDb

2000-2010
L.I.E. (2000)  IMDb

Jet Boy (2001) IMDb  YouTube

The Unsaid (2001) IMDb

The Lost Son (2001)   IMDb

aka (England, 2002)  IMDb

Tadpole (2002) IMDb
Antwone Fisher  (2002) IMDb
Mystic River (2003)  IMDb
Return to Innocence (2003)  IMDb
Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)  IMDb
The Woodsman (2004)  IMDb
Our Fathers (2004)  IMDb  [Cl]

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things (2004) IMDb

Mysterious Skin  (2004) IMDb

Little Children (2006)  IMDb

Loverboy (2006)  IMDb

Deliver Us From Evil  (2006)  [Cl] IMDb

Punish Me (“Verfolgt” / Germany -2006) IMDb

Fairytale of Kathmandu (2007) IMDb Googlevideo

In Your Absence  (“En Tu Ausencia” / Spain, 2008) IMDb

The Reader  (2008)  IMDb

Favorite Son (2008)  IMDb     review

2011+
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) IMDB


DOCUMENTARY FILM LIST

Boys and Men Healing 

Voices of Silence  Ethan Delavan

Boyhood Shadows

Back on Track

Fairytale of Kathmandu (2007) IMDb Googlevideo

TV
Transparent (2015)  Josh in Episode 1:4





IMDb