Movies about orphans

Movies about orphans
List of the best movies about orphans selected by visitors to our site: Finding Mother, The Windermere Children, The Blind Side, The Turning, Not Cinderella's Type, Paper Lives, Blue Miracle, 12 Mighty Orphans, Woman at War, The Secret Garden.

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

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Country
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, family
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.

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Orphans, Losers, Poor
PlotOn real events, Sports, American Football, Life, Success
PlaceGhetto, Rugby
StyleKind, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Vital signs

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersCinderella, Family, Orphans, Foster children
StyleSoulful, By books

Indy Zimmerman's life is far from perfect. With a step mom who seems to make it her goal in life to make indy's life horrible, step sister's who want nothing to do with her, and a boy who ruined her life suddenly wanting to be a part of it, life is already more than difficult. throw high school, relationships and tragity in the mix and things couldn't be worse. When the most popular boy at school, Bryant Bailey, kills her cat, Indy wants nothing to to with him, but he seems set on being a part of her life, and after all attempts of getting rid of him fail, she decides to give him a chance. He might not be her type but Indy quickly learns first impressions can be wrong.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryTurkey
CharactersStreet children, Orphans, Poor, Guardian, Defenders
PlaceTurkey
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Action, Fascinating, Tense

In the streets of Istanbul, ailing waste warehouse worker Mehmet takes a small boy under his wing and must soon confront his own traumatic childhood.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersOrphans, Captain of the ship
PlotOn real events, Money, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Orphan home
StyleSoulful

To save their cash-strapped orphanage, a guardian and his kids partner with a washed-up boat captain for a chance to win a lucrative fishing competition.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehistory, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersTrainers
PlotAmerican Football

Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation along the way.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryIceland, France, Ukraine
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Strong women, Twins, Sisters, Tourists
PlotAdventure, Flooding, Adoption
PlacePrison, Nature, Helicopters, Ukraine
StyleExciting, Light, Soulful, For girls, Atmospheric

Halla declares a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry. She is prepared to risk everything to protect the pristine Icelandic Highlands she loves… Until an orphan unexpectedly enters her life.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China
CharactersAnimals, Family
PlotMagic, Mystery
PlaceIndia, Estate
Time19th century
StyleTouching

Mary Lennox is born in India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her. When her parents suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle. She meets her sickly cousin, and the two children find a wondrous secret garden lost in the grounds of Misselthwaite Manor.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersOrphans
PlotRevenge, Love triangle, Jealousy, True love
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Serious

The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley's sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they're happy -- until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom, USA, India
Duration01:43
CharactersFamily, Poor
PlotOn real events, Survival, Time travel, Adventure, Loneliness
PlaceTrains, India, Australia
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:32
CharactersTeens, Harry Potter, Witch, Teachers, Childrens
PlotAdventure, Magic, Friendship, Superpowers, Teleportation
PlaceSchool, Forest, England, Castle, London
TimeNew Year
StyleInteresting, For children, Popular, Exciting, Kind

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, fantasy, drama
CountryChina, Hong Kong
Duration01:39
CharactersKings, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Fight, Martial Arts, Cheating
PlaceChina
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Epic, Serious

One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:38
CharactersHeroes, Military, Difficult teens
PlotWar, Death
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A "Hitlerjugend" kind of story, set in the Soviet Union during the Second World War, based on a fictitious story from the eponymous book by Vladimir Kunin.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union

A drama of Alexandra Ivanovna - a director of a foster home.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:55
CharactersAnimals, Orphans, Deer
PlaceNature, Forest, Paris, France
StyleCute, Soulful, Atmospheric, Touching

Paris 1930. Paul has only ever had one and the same horizon: the high walls of the orphanage, an austere building in the Parisian working class suburbs. Entrusted to a joyful country woman, Célestine, and her husband, Borel, the rather stiff gamekeeper of a vast estate in Sologne, the city child, recalcitrant and stubborn, arrives in a mysterious and disturbing world, that of a soverign and wild region. The huge forest, misty ponds, heaths, and fields all belong to the Count de la Fresnaye, an elderly taciturn man who lives alone in his manor.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Czech Republic
Duration02:10
CharactersThieves, Orphans, Poor
PlotChess, Friendship
PlaceEngland, London, Boarding school
StyleTo cry, Tense, Touching, Serious

Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Friends, Orphans
PlotMusic, Friendship, Intrigue, Parenting
PlaceSchool, France, Boarding school
TimeFuture
StyleTo cry, Touching

Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, adventure
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersDogs, Musicians, Friends, Old man, Orphans
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Mystery
PlaceFrance

The adventures of the young Rémi, an orphan, collected by the gentle Madam Barberin. At the age of 10 years, he is snatched from his adoptive mother and entrusted to the signor Vitalis, a mysterious itinerant musician. Has its sides, he will learn the harsh life of acrobat and sing to win his bread. Accompanied by the faithful dog capi and of the small monkey Joli-Coeur, his long trip through France, made for meetings, friendships and mutual assistance, leads him to the secret of its origins.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryRussia, Lithuania, Republic of Ireland, France
Duration01:46
CharactersSuperhero, Family, Scammers, Judge, Orphans
PlotSuperpowers, Blackmail
PlaceCourt, Hospitals, Night Clubs
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

Young Oksana puts her newly born Denis in a baby box. Sixteen years later she steals him away from a children's home, intent on making amends for her maternal neglect, and to exploit him to earn money in a corrupt legal system.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family
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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Italy
Duration02:17
CharactersMaids
PlotMoney, Jealousy
PlaceEngland, Estate
StyleFascinating

Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryFrance
Duration01:38
CharactersOrphans
PlotMystery, Ghosts
PlaceFrance

In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans moved to new families. Anna, who is secretly pregnant, meets the last orphan , Judith, left behind because of her mental problems, and they become closer when Anna find that Judith also hear voices and footsteps of children.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersTwins
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Conspiracies, Adoption
PlaceNew York
StyleAtmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

Damien Thorn is dead, but his prophecy is reborn in a girl named Delia, who is adopted by two attorneys, Gene and Karen York. When Karen realizes her baby was born under suspicious circumstances, she hires a private investigator to find Delia's real parents. A series of bizarre accidents occur, and Karen begins to suspect everyone of conspiring against her as she unravels the truth about her baby.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, family
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersGuardian

A life-changing story of a man who has lived as a loner his entire life. Jae Shik begins to live together with a child with a hearing-visual disability, as they change each other's lives and try to find a way to communicate.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:50
CharactersGay, Childrens, Family, Gifted children, Poor
PlotBoxing, Friendship, Ballet
PlaceEngland, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes!

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, family
CountryRussia
Duration05:24
CharactersFamily
PlotAdventure, Adoption
PlaceRussia

Yana is a chief editor of a glamorous magazine whose life completely changes after she is pushed to adopt a little gipsy boy Yanko.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryDenmark
Duration02:20
CharactersFriends, Brothers
PlotWar, Cancer, Dreams, Rivalry
PlaceSpace
StyleFascinating, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

Set in the blooming 1960s, the film centres around two young brothers who are instantly robbed of their lives when they are placed in a boy's home forgotten by time. Armed only with a vivid imagination and a fickle hope, the boys engage in the frightening battle against Headmaster Heck and his lethal tyranny. The film is based on actual events.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryRussia
Duration02:05
CharactersChildrens, Family, Architects
PlotGrowing up
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Makes me think

An unusual baby named Dominika was left at Kostia's door. Every time Kostia gets angry, the baby grows up.





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