5.4/10
4,298
35 user 36 critic

The Boy (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 14 March 2015 (USA)
Trailer
1:38 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Boy (2016)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

Director: William Brent Bell
Stars: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell
Henley (2011)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Meet 9 year old Ted Henley, budding motel manager and roadkill entrepreneur.

Director: Craig William Macneill
Stars: Hale Lytle, James Vidos, Susan Misner
Heaven's Rain (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Heaven's Rain is the true story of the Douglass family, whose lives were irrevocably changed one evening 30 years ago. The son, after becoming an Oklahoma State Senator and authoring ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Brown
Stars: Mike Vogel, Erin Chambers, Taryn Manning
Thom Pain (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Thom Pain is just like you, except worse. One night, he finds himself on a stage, in the dark, in a theatre. In the audience are people who, just like him, were born and will die. Thom is ... See full summary »

Directors: Oliver Butler, Will Eno
Stars: Rainn Wilson
Short | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When a man videotapes a fatal assault where bystanders watch and don't intervene, he finds himself haunted by the guilt of his own inaction, and by something far more insidious.

Director: Jeffrey Reddick
Stars: Jane Badler, Mark J. Gaddis, Toby Hemingway
The Amendment (2018)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The Amendment is the true and inspiring story of finding triumph over tragedy, injustice and loss. In 1979, Brooks Douglass and his sister Leslie survived a devastating crime that rocked ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Brown
Stars: Mike Vogel, Taryn Manning, Silas Weir Mitchell
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

John Carrel tracks Lilly Bannon down in Maplewood, Vermont.

Director: Ryan Smith
Stars: Allee Sutton Hethcoat, Connie Maynord, Mike Vogel
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Strong-arm John Carrel (Mike Vogel) attempts to procure information regarding the whereabouts of his employer's daughter.

Director: Ryan Smith
Stars: Joe Leavitt, Mike Vogel
Uncanny (2015)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The world's first "perfect" Artificial Intelligence begins to exhibit startling and unnerving emergent behavior when a reporter begins a relationship with the scientist who created it.

Director: Matthew Leutwyler
Stars: Mark Webber, Lucy Griffiths, David Clayton Rogers
Wild Man (2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When he's sentenced to 90 days of house arrest, Bo meets Elliot, the awkward kid who lives across the street. While bonding over football, these unlikely friends teach each other a little bit about growing up and what it means to be a man.

Directors: Stefanie Black, Jacquie Phillips
Stars: Ted Welch, George Dalton, Christine Woods
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A con artist poses as a babysitter to steal from a wealthy occult enthusiast. One of the kids she's sitting unwittingly summons a trio of witches known as The Three Mothers.

Directors: Abiel Bruhn, John Rocco
Stars: Elyse Dufour, Jack Champion, Jermaine Rivers
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize.

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
Stars: Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz, Susanne Wuest
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Morse ... John Henley
Jared Breeze ... Ted Henley
Rainn Wilson ... William Colby
Bill Sage ... Sheriff Deacon Whit
Mike Vogel ... Dad
Zuleikha Robinson ... Mom
Aiden Lovekamp ... Ben
David Valencia ... Marcus
Sam Morse Sam Morse ... Derek
Andres Echavarria Andres Echavarria ... Clayton
Luisa Brooke Luisa Brooke ... Alyson
Amalia Santa Maria ... Jennifer (as Amalia Santamaria)
Manuela Guerra Manuela Guerra ... Sara
Hong Kyu Park Hong Kyu Park ... Tommy
Victoria Escobar Victoria Escobar ... Lana
Edit

Storyline

An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Evil Always Begins Somewhere.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Child See more »

Filming Locations:

Colombia

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the chapter "The Henley Road Motel" from the novel "Miss Corpus" by Clay McLeod Chapman. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1989. When Ted and the other boy explore the sewer tunnel, Ted uses a multi-LED flashlight. LED flashlights were invented in 1998, and were not commercially available before 2001. See more »

Soundtracks

Make Up My Mind
Performed by Thomas Smith and Wayne Perry
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unusual and Absorbing
3 September 2015 | by ppsolvedSee all my reviews

The reviewers who disliked this movie didn't understand it. It's more European in its pacing and story arc, not for the simple-minded or those who do no outside reading. It is the best movie I've yet seen on the genesis of a sociopath and murderer, but it'a "quiet" film and assumes the viewer may know at least SOMEthing about one of the biggest topics of the last 50 years, serial murderers, and how they got that way. This boy has no guidance or love, his father is too wounded to notice or be of any real help. David Morse is always good, and Rainn Wilson's performance was revelatory.

I liked The Boy and have been recommending it to people I know who will "get" it. It gave me the creeps.


47 of 69 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 35 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed