Are there abusive parents?

Browse movies, tv shows, books and more with abusive parents.
Verbal, emotional physical, sexual, financial, or neglectful abuse by a parent/parental figure. (E.g. Gaslighting)
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Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
163
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Eldritchsquared
A major character physically attacks his adult daughter on-screen, and it’s implied that he’s been manipulating her for a while.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
84
No
5
9
Emotional neglect/dismissive of mental health disorders
TV Show • 2023 Report
Yes
66
No
2
4
NikolasVerSteeg
Ep. 1 verbally abusive religious mother & abusive father.
Ep 1 mother chokes her son against a wall at one point.
Roderick Usher, main character of thr story, frequently insults and verbally berates his children.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
63
No
0
8
malcola
Yes. An adult character recalls and describes his experiences of childhood abuse nominally for the sake of scientific research, including serious disabling and disfiguring injuries to the face, hands, GI system, and genitals. (Other characters react with shock and horror at this treatment.)
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
50
No
5
2
sheregenerated
Darcy's mom is lesbophobic and kicked her out at the end of episode 7. There's one scene with her in this episode, when Tara goes to Darcy's house. Her mum answers the door and says something lesbophobic about Darcy. Later on, Darcy rejoins her friends and is visibly disheveled (from spending the night in the park) and opens up to Tara about her parents.
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
44
No
2
0
A main character assaults his son in front of the rest of his family
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
42
No
11
7
Pantalones
Blackbeard and Stede both had abusive parents. Stede's was more emotionally abusive. Blackbeard's father was physically abusive toward him and his mother.
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
42
No
2
YouTube • 2023 Report
Yes
41
No
0
8
BonEpic
Mariana, Charlie and Quackity are all semi-neglectful parents. They are not the best parents but they aren't wilfully abusive.
The closest it gets to full-blown child abuse is when Charlie locks his daughter Juanaflippa in the 'Flippa cage' and is harsh to her given its what his dad used to do to him, however in the same stream he decides to try and be a better parent, and he stops.
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
39
No
0
4
SiRenfield
Natsuki mentions having an abusive father albeit we never meet him proper
Movie • 2024 Report
Yes
39
No
2
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
38
No
0
2
MasonEarl
Billeys dad is physically and mentally abusive
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
37
No
3
6
BookandMovieLover
An abandoned child gets taken in and treated a little better than a slave. They aren't really her "parents," but they raised her. No physical abuse.
TV Show • 2020 Report
Yes
36
No
0
6
DeenGray
Odalia abuses her children, forces them all to be perfect, made Amity break off her friendship with Willow, and only sees them as business pawns. Alador is passive to the abuse, but he improves his behavior and his kids all genuinely love him by the end of the show, while Odalia stays evil.
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
36
No
0
2
Vampirewithagun
Emotional & physical neglect mostly
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
36
No
19
3
Dreamdust1600
It's implied that some characters had abusive parents in their life but their lives aren't clearly mentioned at all
TV Show • 2014 Report
Yes
35
No
0
2
forufourfour
S4
 E4
Flashback scenes are set in the 40s and feature dated, emotionally distant and dismissive parenting from Beatrice's father in particular which can easily be interpreted as abusive. No physical abuse.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
35
No
11
0
both meredith and alex have abusive/neglectful parents which are referenced throughout the show. meredith’s mother actually appears on the show and we see her verbally abusing a now adult meredith
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
34
No
0
1
Mulu
S1
 E1
Frenchie tells a girl how his father stole him from his mother when he was a child and ran away with him. He shows cigarette burns his dad inflicted him at the time. No flashback are shown.
TV Show • 2008 Report
Yes
34
No
4
3
Pantalones
There are several scenes with a young boy being severely neglected by his meth-using parents. The kid is extremely filthy and left alone for long periods of time. Also, Walter cooks meth and potentially puts his whole family in danger by working with cartels. Walter also kidnaps his own daughter.
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
34
No
3
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
33
No
0
1
Whiteout
Stolas pursues an affair and neglects to take care of his daughter. She feels as if she will be abandoned by him, and he never learns or gets better. Yet he gets portrayed as the "victim" in the narrative despite being a negligent parent.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
33
No
2
2
fairyy
the main character's mom is abusive , it isnt shown but hinted at. (not very very sure)
TV Show • 2010 Report
Yes
32
No
5
3
greenseaturtle
Carol's husband (Sophia's father) abuses the whole family. Luckily, he dies horribly soon after.
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
32
No
0
4
JayR
Aubrey's mom appears to be neglectful to both her daughter and the household, as there is trash lying around the house and she is not engaged in Aubrey's life.
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
32
No
0
6
AnonymousFriends
YES!! A father beats his children on screen with a belt
TV Show • 2024 Report
Yes
30
No
2
5
Anonymous
Brief references to Martha's parents being abusive to her in final episode.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
30
No
0
1
Pantalones
Without spoiling too much, a woman ends up being responsible for her daughter's illness and death.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
30
No
4
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
29
No
7
0
S1
 E1
A character's dad is abusive, though only the bruises are shown on screen. The same character's stepmother isn't abusive, but she stood by while he was abused. It's a large part of the episode.