Movies about orphans

Movies about orphans
List of the best movies about orphans selected by visitors to our site: The Windermere Children, The Turning, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, Mosul, Golmaal Again, Island, Genius, Running for Grace, Kill Dil, The Earthquake.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Windermere Children (2020)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
CharactersTeens, Orphans, Jews
PlotFriendship
PlaceEngland, Country houses
TimeWorld War II

The story of the pioneering project to rehabilitate child survivors of the Holocaust on the shores of Lake Windermere.

The Turning (2020)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, India, Canada
CharactersBabysitting, Orphans, Nephews
PlotSupernatural, Ghosts
PlaceMansions, Labyrinths
StyleBy books, Tense, Disturbing, Womens in main roles, Gothic

A young woman quits her teaching job to be a private tutor (governess) for a wealthy young heiress who witnessed her parent's tragic death. Shortly after arriving, the girl's degenerate brother is sent home from his boarding school. The tutor has some strange, unexplainable experiences in the house and begins to suspect there is more to their story.

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersArtists, Disabled people, Alcoholics, Orphans, Foster children
PlotOn real events, Loneliness, Depression, Art, Overcoming difficulties
PlaceParty, Hospitals
StyleMind-altering, Inspirational, Black humor, Makes me think, Touching

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

Mosul (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
CharactersSnipers, Special Forces, Terrorists, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Death, Hostage, Cheating
PlaceIraq
StyleNetflix, Unexpected ending, Tense

When ISIS took their homes, families and city, one group of men fought to take it all back. Based on true events, this is the story of the Nineveh SWAT team, a renegade police unit who waged a guerrilla operation against ISIS in a desperate struggle to save their home city of Mosul.

Golmaal Again (2017)
Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, comedy, drama
CountryIndia
CharactersStrong women, Mute, Orphans
PlotDancing, Cars, Fight, Money, Death
PlaceIndia
TimeNight

Gopal and his best friends are back again, and this time they move back to their old neighborhood in a new palatial house where they learn that it is being haunted by a ghost.

Island (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:36
CharactersOrphans
PlaceIslands, England
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate for revenge, she decides to find her birth mother, confront her, and bitter enough to consider murder. She travels incognito to a remote Hebridean island where Phyllis now lives as a recluse with Calum, her son.

Genius (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, melodrama, crime
CountryIndia
CharactersOrphans
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

An orphan, with a brilliant mind, joins RAW and is burdened by the killing of his entire team. Until he doesn't avenge their death, he can't live in peace with his love. So, he hatches a genius plan.

Running for Grace (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersTeens, Orphans
PlotLove, Friendship, Viruses, Adoption
PlaceJungle, Forest
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

An orphan boy of mixed race finds family with the newly arrived white village doctor in Hawaii. The boy can run like the wind, and begins bringing Doc's medicine to coffee pickers throughout the mountainous region. On an errand, the medicine runner meets the daughter of the plantation owner and a forbidden, young love blossoms like the white "Kona Snow" of the surrounding coffee trees.

Kill Dil (2014)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Orphans
PlotLove, Motorcycles, Intrigue, Uprising
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleRomantic, Exciting, For men, Disturbing

Once upon a time in North India, two killers – Dev and Tutu - roamed free. Abandoned when young and vulnerable, Bhaiyaji gave them shelter and… nurtured them to kill! All is normal in their lives until destiny throws free-spirited Disha into the mix. What follows is a game of defiance, deception and love.

The Earthquake (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryRussia, Armenia
Duration02:29
CharactersLifeguards, Orphans
PlotDisasters
PlaceUSSR

After the devastating Spitak earthquake of December 7th, Konstantin Berezhnoy, a 50-year-old Russian, and Robert Melkonyan, a 28-year-old Armenian, work together to rescue the desperate survivors.

A Princess for Christmas (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersHorses, Family, Maids, Orphans
PlotSnow, Holidays
PlaceEngland, Castle, Estate
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry

After her sister and brother-in-law's tragic death, an American woman who is the guardian for her young niece and nephew is invited to a royal European castle for Christmas by her late brother-in-law's father, the Duke of Castlebury. Feeling out of place as a commoner, she is determined to give her family a merry Christmas and surprises herself when she falls for a handsome prince.

House at the End of the Street (2012)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Orphans, Mothers
PlotFriendship, Supernatural
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Creepy

A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.

The Hunter's Prayer (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryGermany, Spain, USA
Duration02:02
CharactersDogs, Teens, Snipers, Mafia, Gangsters
PlotLove, War, Survival, Robbery, Revenge
PlaceEngland, Party, Mansions
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

An assassin forges an unlikely partnership with one of his targets: a woman seeking revenge for the murder of her family.

Instant Family (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Family, Orphans, Parents
PlotAdoption, Parenting
StyleKind, Light, Cute, Soulful, Touching

When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.

Heidi (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, family
CountryGermany, Luxembourg
Duration01:42
CharactersStrong women, Family, Friends, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Jealousy, Meaning of life, Family life
PlaceVillage
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Touching

Heidi, is an eight-year-old Swiss orphan who is given by her aunt to her mountain-dwelling grandfather. She is then stolen back by her aunt from her grandfather to live in the wealthy Sesemann household in Frankfurt, Germany as a companion to Klara, a sheltered, disabled girl in a wheelchair. Heidi is unhappy but makes the best of the situation, always longing for her grandfather.

Belle and Sebastian (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreadventure, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Wolves, Friends, Soldier, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceMountains, France
TimeWorld War II, Winter
StyleTouching, Serious

Belle and Sebastian is set high in the snowy Alps during the Second World War. The resourceful Sebastian is a lonely boy who tames and befriends a giant, wild mountain dog, Belle – even though the villagers believe her to be ‘the beast’ that has been killing their sheep.

Finding Mother (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
Duration01:58
CharactersFamily, Friends, Orphans
PlotLove, Adoption, The missing mother
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles

A precocious orphan from Central Asia comes to America to find his long lost mother. Along the way he befriends a down on his luck small time hustler, and together they set in motion a daring scheme to solve all their problems. However, things don't go according to plan.

Earthbound (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration01:33
CharactersAliens, Hunters, Orphans, Nurses

At eleven years old Joe Norman is told by his dying father that he is an alien hiding on earth. Joe believes him. He grows up to be a die-hard fan-boy working in a comic shop. When he falls for down-to-earth Maria, a fellow sci-fi fan, he is inspired to lead a more normal social existence. Until intergalactic bounty hunters track Joe down at his new office and the couple soon learn the dangerous truth about who Joe really is.

Dammu (2012)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, drama
CountryIndia
CharactersHeroes, Orphans
PlotAdoption, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, India
StyleExciting, Serious

Ramachandra (NTR) - an orphan wants to helps out people and make enough bank balance so that he can settle in life by marrying a girl of his choice. He falls in love with Ashwini (Trisha) at the first sight. He comes to know that a royal family from a distant village are looking to adopt a youngster. Ramachandra approaches them and gets adopted. He goes to a village where there are faction fights between the royals of the two village. It is the turn of Ramachandra to kill the enemies so that his village gets justice and peace. The rest of the story is all about how differently Ramachandra achieves it.

Run Boy Run (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, military, biography
CountryGermany, France, Poland
Duration01:48
CharactersOrphans
PlotSurvival
PlaceGhetto, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Depressive, Serious

Run Boy Run is the true story of Jurek, an eight-year-old boy, who escapes from the Warsaw ghetto, then manages to survive in the woods and working as a farmhand, disguising himself as a Polish orphan. He encounters people who will betray him for a reward, who will beat him up or try to kill him, and he meets those, who will do and risk almost everything to help him. Jurek’s resilience is put to the ultimate test, when an accident cripples him, making it harder to find work. But he struggles on against all odds. Eventually the Russians reach his area and Jurek even finds a family where he could stay. Yet he is betrayed again, and a young man from a Jewish orphanage forcefully tries to bring Jurek back to his people and his faith.




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