TV series about orphans

TV series about orphans
List of the best series about orphans selected by visitors to our site: Dororo, Kamisama Kiss, Attack on Titan, Arcane, The Queen's Gambit, The Mysterious Benedict Society, Carmen Sandiego, 3%, Great Expectations, When Hope Calls.

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

Genre
Country
Dororo (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:00

A samurai lord has bartered away his newborn son's organs to forty-eight demons in exchange for dominance on the battlefield. Yet, the abandoned infant survives thanks to a medicine man who equips him with primitive prosthetics—lethal ones with which the wronged son will use to hunt down the multitude of demons to reclaim his body one piece at a time, before confronting his father. On his journeys the young hero encounters an orphan who claims to be the greatest thief in Japan.

Kamisama Kiss (2012)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan

Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who reluctantly becomes her familiar in a contract sealed with a kiss. The new responsibilities—and boys—are a lot to handle, like the crow demon masquerading as a gorgeous pop idol and the adorable snake spirit who’s chosen the newly minted god to be his bride. As the headstrong Tomoe tries to whip her into shape, Nanami finds that love just might have cute, pointed fox ears. With romance in the air, will the human deity be able to prove herself worthy of her new title?

Attack on Titan (2013)
Markimdb: 9
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration10:25

Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest Titans. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a Titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a Colossal Titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller Titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single Titan and take revenge for all of mankind.

Arcane (2021)
Markimdb: 9.4
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, drama, cartoon

Amid the stark discord of twin cities Piltover and Zaun, two sisters fight on rival sides of a war between magic technologies and clashing convictions.

The Queen's Gambit (2020)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA

In a Kentucky orphanage in the 1950s, a young girl discovers an astonishing talent for chess while struggling with addiction.

The Mysterious Benedict Society (2021)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA

Four gifted orphans are recruited by an eccentric benefactor to go on a secret mission. Placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, they must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications, while creating a new sort of family along the way.

Carmen Sandiego (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

Carmen Sandiego returns in this series that follows her new international capers as well as past escapades that led to her becoming a super thief.

3% (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryBrazil
Duration02:14

In a future where the elite inhabit an island paradise far from the crowded slums, you get one chance to join the 3% saved from squalor.

Great Expectations (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:00

The life of an orphan is changed by the providential intervention of a mysterious benefactor.

When Hope Calls (2019)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA

The story of sisters Lillian and Grace who open an orphanage in the 1916 Western town of Brookfield. Caught between the traditions of cattle ranchers and the ambitions of a growing town, they strive to find romance and happiness while overcoming the challenges of helping the children in their care.

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His Dark Materials (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. She is later joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds.

Bleak House (2005)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration08:30

Bleak House is a fifteen-part BBC television drama serial adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House, which was originally published in 1852–53. Produced with an all-star cast, the serial was shown on BBC One from October to December 2005, and drew much critical and popular praise. It has been reported that the total cost of the production was in the region of £8 million.

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:37

The orphaned Baudelaire children face trials, tribulations and the evil Count Olaf, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents' death.

Gotham (2014)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:44

Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

MADE IN ABYSS (2017)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, cartoon, detective, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:59

The “Abyss” is the last unexplored region, an enormous and treacherous cave system filled with ancient relics and strange creatures. Only the bravest of adventurers can traverse its depths, earning them the nickname, “Cave Raiders.” Within the depths of the Abyss, a girl named Riko stumbles upon a robot who looks like a young boy. Tantalized by the Abyss, Riko and her new friend descend into uncharted territory to unlock its mysteries, but what lies in wait for them in the darkness?

Maigret (2016)
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Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

Adaptation of the novels written by Georges Simenon featuring his fictional French police commissioner Jules Maigret.

The Secret Circle (2011)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43

After her mother dies in a fire, Cassie Blake moves in with her grandmother in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her boyfriend Adam, brooding loner Nick, mean-girl Faye and her sidekick Melissa, strange and frightening things begin to happen.  They are all descended from powerful witches, and they've been waiting for Cassie to join them and complete a new generation of the Secret Circle. What Cassie and the others don't yet know is that darker powers are at play, powers that might be linked to the adults in the town - and that Cassie's mother's death might not have been an accident.

Deca-Dence (2020)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan

Many years have passed since humanity was driven to the brink of extinction by the sudden emergence of the unknown life forms Gadoll. Those humans that survived now dwell in a 3000m-high mobile fortress Deca-dence built to protect themselves from the Gadoll threat.Denizens of Deca-dence fall into two categories: Gears, warriors who fight the Gadoll daily, and Tankers, those without the skills to fight. One day, Natsume, a Tanker girl who dreams of becoming a Gear meets surly Kaburagi, an armor repairman of Deca-dence.This chance meeting between the seemingly two opposites, the girl with a positive attitude who never gives up on her dreams and the realist who has given up on his, will eventually shake the future course of this world.

Usagi Drop (2011)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:25

By force of circumstances, a 30-year-old single man with a full-time job suddenly starts raising a 6-year-old girl. While running each other ragged, the two of them gradually grow into a "family".

Violet Evergarden (2018)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon, short, anime
CountryJapan
Duration02:30

The war is over, and Violet Evergarden needs a job. Scarred and emotionless, she takes a job as a letter writer to understand herself and her past.

The Promised Neverland (2019)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, cartoon, detective, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:30

The one adored as the mother is not the real parent. The people living here together are not actual siblings. The Gracefield House is where orphaned children live. An irreplaceable home where 38 siblings and Mom live happy lives, even with no blood relations. However, their everyday life suddenly came to an abrupt end one day...

Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA

Lilo & Stitch: The Series is the animated television spinoff of the feature film, Lilo & Stitch and the follow-up to Stitch! The Movie. It was aired on Disney Channel worldwide, but has only been released on DVD in Japan, in four box sets.

The Last Kingdom (2015)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30

A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the story of how a people combined their strength under one of the most iconic kings of history in order to reclaim their land for themselves and build a place they call home.

Miracle Doctor (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryTurkey

Ali was born in a provincial town and was rejected by his father for adoption. Ali with savant syndrome, who grew up in orphanages, graduated from the faculty of medicine with a first degree.

Anne with an E (2017)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genredrama, family
CountryCanada
Duration01:58

A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly woman and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.

Party of Five (1994)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA

Five brothers and sisters are determined to stay together following the tragic loss of their parents.

My Roommate is a Cat (2019)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:01

The story of Mikazuki Subaru, a novelist who is shy and struggles in relationships with other people, and a cat who was dumped by humans and lived a tough life on the streets. Through a twist of fate, the two of them end up living together. This heartwarming tale illustrates day-to-day life through the eyes of both man and cat. These moments seem trivial, but as they build upon themselves, the two become family and find happiness in their life together.

Natsume Yujin-cho (2008)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration00:25

Natsume Takashi has the ability to see spirits, which he has long kept secret. However, once he inherits a strange book that belonged to his deceased grandmother, Reiko, he discovers the reason why spirits surround him.

Neverland (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration03:00

Neverland is an adventure/fantasy miniseries that aired on the Syfy network on December 4 and 5, 2011, and Sky Movies on December 9 and 16, written and directed by Nick Willing. It is a prequel to and re-imagining of the Peter Pan story.

Orphan Black (2013)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantastic, action, drama
CountryCanada
Duration00:43

A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.




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