Here you will find a variety of sexual or domestic abuse movies that deal with the subject closely available.

Ranging from hard-hitting to subtle, these titles can be a valuable resource for educating people on the wide range of ways that abuse presents itself.

Our recommended portfolio of Sexual abuse and Domestic abuse movies include…


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The Color Purple

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Menno Meyjes (screenplay), Alice Walker (novel)

Stars: Danny GloverWhoopi GoldbergOprah Winfrey


Set in the deep American South between the wars, it is the tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation.

Raped repeatedly by the man she calls ‘father’, she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into an ugly marriage.

But then she meets the glamorous Shug Avery, singer and magic-maker – a woman who has taken charge of her own destiny.

Gradually, Celie discovers the power and joy of her own spirit, freeing her from her past and reuniting her with those she loves.

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