Tag: orphan

Trail of the Panda (2009) 6.5

Trail of the Panda (2009)

High in the mountains of the Sichuan province of China, a ten-year-old mute orphan boy, Lu, rescues a lost panda cub separated from its mother. As Lu struggles to return the cub to its home-and protect him from trappers-...

Liyana (2017) 7.3

Liyana (2017)

A Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance d...

Comfort (2016) 6.5

Comfort (2016)

A late night courier boy agrees to pick up the feisty daughter of an important client. The two youngsters form a close connection and spend two nights exploring LA's local food scene while their romance blossoms.::Mark H...

Till Marriage Do Us Part (1974) 7.1

Till Marriage Do Us Part (1974)

The Marquise Eugenia di Maqueda, an orphan raised by the nuns, marries Raimondo Corrao, but on their wedding night she finds out that he is her brother. The piece of news is in a letter written from Paris by their father...

On Putin’s Blacklist (2017) 6.4

On Putin’s Blacklist (2017)

Defenseless orphans were among the first to suffer from Putin's anti-Western rhetoric. The Kremlin's hit list then expanded to include the LGTBQ community. This ripped-from-the-headlines documentary explores all those on...

The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932) 7

The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932)

The American missionary Megan Davis arrives in Shanghai during the Chinese Civil War to marry the missionary Dr. Robert Strife. However, Robert postpones their wedding to rescue some orphans in an orphanage in Chapei sec...

A Slight Case of Murder (1938) 7.1

A Slight Case of Murder (1938)

Remy Marco, Prohibition beer baron, figures he'll do even better after repeal. Only trouble is, his beer tastes terrible. (He drinks no beer himself and nobody dares tell him). Four years later, when he's about bankrupt,...

Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984) (TV) 7.8

Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984) (TV)

In the second sequel of the popular TV series Laura and Almanzo are forced to go looking for Rose who was kidnapped. A young orphan looking for a home and Jason Carter's wish to give his mother a happy Christmas are also...

Chop Shop (2007) 7.3

Chop Shop (2007)

Alejandro, a resourceful street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, Alejandro str...

The Miracle Fighters (1982) 6.9

The Miracle Fighters (1982)

Former Royal Guardsman Kao was forced to be on the run when his superior couldn't tolerate him being a Manchu marrying a Han woman. A young prince was inadvertently killed when he kidnapped the boy to aid in his escape. ...

Mully (2015) 8.2

Mully (2015)

Director Scott Haze chronicles the remarkable life of Charles Mully. A man revered as "Father to the Fatherless," Mully is a one time Kenyan business tycoon turned founder of Mully Children's Family, the largest children...

Oliver Twist (1948) 7.8

Oliver Twist (1948)

The immortal characters of Charles Dickens' classic novel, Oliver Twist...A penniless orphan in 17th century London - Poor but honest Oliver is fleeing the cruelty of the workhouse when he's forced in a band of young thi...

Earwig and the Witch (2020) (TV) 5.2

Earwig and the Witch (2020) (TV)

It follows an orphan girl, Earwig, who is adopted by a witch and comes home to a spooky house filled with mystery and magic.::over_the-world...

Across the Great Divide (1976) 6.4

Across the Great Divide (1976)

In this family classic, two orphans cross the Rocky Mountains on a quest to claim their inheritance, a 400-acre Oregon ranch. On their journey, the pair forms an uncertain alliance with a drifter and together they go on ...

It Takes Two (1995) 5.9

It Takes Two (1995)

Alyssa (a rich girl) and Amanda (an orphan) are two little girls who are identical, but complete strangers, that accidentally meet one day. Together they form a plan to try getting Alyssa's father to prevent making the b...

I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story (2019) (TV) 7.7

I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story (2019) (TV)

Regina Louise, an abandoned black child, is placed in a home where she demonstrates anger issues. Jeanne Kerr, a white counselor, empathizes with her and they form a bond which leads to a petition for adoption. The home'...

A Short Film About Love (1988) 8.2

A Short Film About Love (1988)

19-year-old Tomek whiles away his lonely life by spying on his opposite neighbour Magda through binoculars. She's an artist in her mid-thirties, and appears to have everything - not least a constant stream of men at her ...

The Girl Next Door (2007) 6.6

The Girl Next Door (2007)

In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters, Meg and disabled Susan are placed in the care of their mentally unstable aunt Ruth. But Ruth's depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to...

The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985) (TV) 7.5

The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985) (TV)

The Great Ak calls a council of the Immortals to ask that Santa Claus be given immortality. To justify it, he tells the story of Santa Claus. The Ak found an abandoned baby and gave it to a lioness and a fairy to raise, ...

Fragile (2005) 6.1

Fragile (2005)

An American nurse takes a temporary position on the night shift at a closing children's hospital on the Isle of Wight. When every shift is plagued by spooky occurrances and things that go bump in the night, she begins to...

For the Love of a Child (2006) (TV) 7.4

For the Love of a Child (2006) (TV)

In 1959, support from US troops based in Asia and later from the States enables two actresses to start a charity for mixed-race 'orphans' who are locally neglected as outcasts. Thus originates Childhelp, which later runs...

The Painted Veil (1934) 6.6

The Painted Veil (1934)

In Austria, Katrin is lonely after her sister's marriage and she agrees to marry her father's research associate Dr. Walter Fane. Fane takes her to China but constantly ignors her in favour of his medical research. Lonel...

Igor (2008) 6

Igor (2008)

In a world filled with Mad Scientists and Evil Inventions, one talented evil scientist's hunch-backed lab assistant has big dreams of becoming a Mad Scientist himself and winning the annual Evil Science Fair....

Christmas Is Here Again (2007) (V) 5.2

Christmas Is Here Again (2007) (V)

Christmas Is Here Again is a musical animated tale that follows the exciting journey of a young orphan girl, Sophianna, and her unlikely band of adventurers as they help recover Santa's magical toy sack. Throughout her p...

The Little Drummer Boy (1968) 6.9

The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

Animated film version of the legendary song of a boy who lets out all his frustrations on a drum, little knowing how significant this drum will be in the birth of the newborn Jesus....

The Chorus (2004) 7.9

The Chorus (2004)

Fond de l'Etang is a boarding school for troubled boys located in the French countryside. In the mid-twentieth century, it is run by the principal M. Rachin, an egotistical disciplinarian whose official unofficial mantra...

Home for the Holidays (2005) (TV) 5.8

Home for the Holidays (2005) (TV)

The McMurrin family - parents John and Susan, and their three children, preteen twins Amy and Sam, and young adolescent Michael - live on a rural Washington farm that has been in Susan's family for generations, the actua...

Christmas Connection (2017) (TV) 6.4

Christmas Connection (2017) (TV)

Flight attendant Sydney (Brooke Burns) is tasked with looking after Leah, an eight-year-old unaccompanied minor flying back to Chicago after visiting family. Sydney is charmed by the little girl and makes an instant conn...

Christmas Story (2007) 7

Christmas Story (2007)

Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy together. Once a year - at Christmas - Nikolas moves to a new home. To sho...

Tristana (1970) 7.5

Tristana (1970)

When the young woman Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope. Don Lope is well-liked and well-known because of his honorable nature, despite his socialistic ...

Thieves (2007) 6.1

Thieves (2007)

The main character is a nameless boy (Juan Jose Ballesta) who was taught to steal wallets by his absent mother. He is able to do the trick effortlessly, using his "earnings" to survive while he looks for his mom. As he r...

Heat Wave (1991) 6.6

Heat Wave (1991)

A woman follows in her late father's footsteps and becomes a gambler, only to meet her father's murderer at a game....

Spooky House (2002) 5.2

Spooky House (2002)

Mysterious reclusive magician the Great Zamboni and his pet jaguar Shadow reside in the Spooky House, an old mansion that's rigged with magic tricks and hidden chambers. Young orphan Max attempts to befriend Zamboni. Aft...

Horsemen (2009) 5.6

Horsemen (2009)

Aidan Breslin is a bitter detective emotionally distanced from his two young sons following the untimely death of his devoted wife. While investigating a series of murders of rare violence, he discovers a terrifying link...

Little Glory (2011) 6.1

Little Glory (2011)

Little Glory is a present-day emotional coming of age drama set partly in a small town in Michigan. Its somber and realistic plot centers around sibling relationships and custodial matters....

Masaan (2015) 8.2

Masaan (2015)

Four lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with fading morality, and a spirited child yearning for ...

Oliver! (1968) 7.4

Oliver! (1968)

Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor....

Tomorrow’s Joe (2011) 6.5

Tomorrow’s Joe (2011)

What does a young orphan urchin do in the slums of Tokyo? He gets into trouble, into brawls, into fights and eventually he lands in jail. Except this one is not just beating, he has a raw talent and a force that gets not...

The City of Lost Children (1995) 7.5

The City of Lost Children (1995)

Set in a dystopian society, someone is kidnapping the children. Krank and his band of clones are using the children to harvest their dreams. Then they kidnap Denree, the brother of One, a fairground strongman. One sets o...

Turtles Can Fly (2004) 8.1

Turtles Can Fly (2004)

On the Kurdish refugee camp on the Iraqi-Turkish border, the boy Satellite is the leader of the kids. He commands them to clear and collect American undetonated minefields in the fields to sell them in the street market ...