Movies about orphans

List of the best movies about orphans selected by visitors to our site: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, The Willoughbys, Simon's Got a Gift, The Turning, Happiest Season, Violet Evergarden: The Movie, The Goldfinch, Motherless Brooklyn, Tolkien, Extracurricular Activities.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWizards, Goblins, Owls, Childrens, Teachers, Pupils, Teachers, Friends, Heroes, Orphans, Family, Witch
PlotMulti-part, Teleportation, Magic, Superpowers, Ghosts, Mystery, Adventure
PlaceSchool, Forest, England, London, Castle
StyleWorth watching, By books, Atmospheric, Exciting, Best soundtracks, Kind, Soulful, Spectacular, Interesting, For children, For winter evenings, For a group of friends, For relax, For a cozy evening, Uplifting, Good music, Bright, Vivid, Touching

    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.

    The Willoughbys (2020)
    Markimdb: 6.4
    Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
    CountryCanada, USA, United Kingdom
    StyleTouching, Netflix

      When the four Willoughby children are abandoned by their selfish parents, they must learn how to adapt their Old-Fashioned values to the contemporary world in order to create something new: The Modern Family.

      Simon's Got a Gift (2020)
      Markimdb: 6.6
      Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, family
      CountryFrance, Belgium
      CharactersOrphans, Teens
      PlotDeath, Love
      PlaceBeach, Hospitals

        Simon, a young orphan, has an extraordinary power : he can take on the appearance of people he’s already touched. When his best friend dies in an accident, there is no witness. Simon decides to steal his place in his family. Ten years later, the truth will get more and more difficult to bear and to hide...

        The Turning (2020)
        Markimdb: 3.8
        Genrehorror, drama
        CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, India, Canada, USA
        CharactersOrphans, Nephews
        PlotSupernatural, Ghosts
        StyleDisturbing, By books

          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.

          Happiest Season (2020)
          Markimdb: 6.7
          Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
          CountryUSA, Canada
          CharactersOrphans, Lesbians
          TimeNew Year

            A young woman's plans to propose to her girlfriend while at her family's annual holiday party are upended when she discovers her partner hasn't yet come out to her conservative parents.

            Violet Evergarden: The Movie (2020)
            Markimdb: 8.3
            Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, cartoon, short
            CharactersMilitary, Orphans
            PlotLove, War
            StyleTouching, Steampunk, Romantic

              After working as an Auto Memory Doll, Violet Evergarden has come to learn the meaning of the words “I love you.” Her soul, which has been deeply scarred by the war, has begun to heal. She continues to move forward in life, helping others in need, while keeping the words of the first person who ever said “I love you” to her close to her heart. When she takes on a job to write a letter for a terminally-ill boy, time starts to move forward.

              The Goldfinch (2019)
              Markimdb: 6.3
              CharactersTeens, Orphans
              PlotArt, Weapon, Mystery, Chess, Cheating
              StyleAtmospheric, Exciting

                A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a rush of panic, he steals 'The Goldfinch', a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime.

                Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
                Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
                Genredrama, crime, detective
                CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Cats, Orphans, Taxi drivers
                PlotPolitical, Obsession, Mystery, Investigation, Intrigue, Weapon, Money
                PlaceNew York, Beach, Ghetto

                  Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New York's power brokers.

                  Tolkien (2019)
                  Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.8)
                  Genredrama, military, biography
                  CharactersWriters, Soldier, Orphans, Poor
                  PlotAdventure, War, Love, Dancing, On real events

                    England, early 20th century. The future writer and philologist John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) and three of his schoolmates create a strong bond between them as they share the same passion for literature and art, a true fellowship that strengthens as they grow up, but the outbreak of World War I threatens to shatter it.

                    Extracurricular Activities (2019)
                    Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
                    Genrethriller, comedy, detective
                    CharactersHired assassins, Teens, Dogs, Gay, Students, Teachers, Orphans, Journalists
                    PlotBasketball, Death, Pursuit, Mystery
                    PlaceSchool, Party

                      The outrageous life of Reagan Collins, a model high school student with a "killer" after-school job that involves arranging “accidents” for his classmates' parents. When seasoned police detective Cliff Dawkins starts putting the pieces together, it's a battle of wits to see if Reagan can keep business booming.

                      Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (2019)
                      Markimdb: 7.1
                      Genrecartoon, history
                      CountrySpain, Netherlands
                      CharactersArtists, Directors, Spiders, Orphans, Nuns, Bees, Poor
                      PlotDeath, Money, Funeral, Weapon, On real events
                      PlaceTrains, France, Spain, Paris, Lighthouse

                        Paris, 1930. Luis Buñuel is penniless after the scandal surrounding the release of his last movie. Sculptor Ramón Acín, a good friend, buys a lottery ticket and promises Buñuel that he will pay for his next movie if he wins the prize.

                        Jojo Rabbit (2019)
                        Markimdb: 7.9
                        Genrecomedy, drama, military, history
                        CountryNew Zealand, Czech Republic, USA
                        CharactersMothers, Jews, Orphans, Rabbits, Childrens, Family
                        PlotAdventure, Dancing, First love, Motorcycles, Jealousy, Freedom
                        TimeWorld War II
                        StyleTouching, Fancy

                          A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

                          Shazam! (2019)
                          Mark8.4 (imdb: 7)
                          Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure
                          CharactersTeens, Superhero, Family, Pupils, Orphans, Demons, Superhero, Foster children
                          PlotSuperpowers, Adventure
                          StyleDC, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

                            A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.

                            The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)
                            Markimdb: 6.4
                            Genrecomedy, drama
                            CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
                            CharactersOrphans, Poor
                            PlotAdventure, Growing up
                            Time19th century
                            StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Fascinating, To cry, By books

                              A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.

                              6 Underground (2019)
                              Markimdb: 6.1
                              CharactersOrphans, Snipers
                              PlotFreedom, Skirmishes, Fight
                              PlaceItaly, Yachts
                              StyleExciting, Tense, Netflix

                                After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of international operatives for a bold and bloody mission to take down a brutal dictator.

                                Judgementall Hai Kya (2019)
                                Markimdb: 5.9
                                Genrecomedy, crime, detective
                                PlotMental disorders

                                  When Bobby meets her new tenants, a young married couple, their perfectly normal life leaves her really curious. But then a murder takes place and Bobby suspects Keshav has a role to play in the crime.

                                  Before the Frost (2019)
                                  Markimdb: 6.8
                                  CharactersOrphans, Poor, Farmers, Widows
                                  PlotHunger, Wedding
                                  Time19th century

                                    The film takes place somewhere in the Danish countryside in the middle of the 19th century. Here within a small Danish peasant family, harsh circumstances reign. With the prospect of yet another tough winter, the farmer Jens faces an unbearable choice. If the family is to survive the winter, he must settle an agreement with the rich farmer nearby and forsake his own moral as well as his most precious possession, in an effort to secure them all a better life.

                                    Mosul (2019)
                                    Markimdb: 7.1
                                    CharactersSoldier, Military, Orphans, Terrorists, Snipers, Special Forces
                                    PlotDeath, Cheating, Hostage, On real events
                                    StyleTense, Unexpected ending, Netflix

                                      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.

                                      Instant Family (2018)
                                      Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.3)
                                      Genrecomedy, drama
                                      CharactersTeens, Parents, Family, Orphans
                                      PlotParenting, Adoption
                                      StyleKind, Soulful, Cute, Touching, Light

                                        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.

                                        Woman at War (2018)
                                        Markimdb: 7.4
                                        Genrecomedy, drama
                                        CountryIceland, France, Ukraine
                                        CharactersStrong women, Orphans, Dogs, Twins, Sisters, Farmers, Tourists
                                        PlaceNature, Prison, Ukraine, Helicopters
                                        StyleFor girls

                                          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.