Tag: orphan

Trail of the Panda (2009) 6.5

Trail of the Panda (2009)

Storyline: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 f...

Liyana (2017) 7.3

Liyana (2017)

Storyline: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 p...

Finsteres Glück (2016) 6.9

Finsteres Glück (2016)

Storyline:Late at night, the psychologist Eliane Hess is called to the hospital to take care of Yves, an eight-year-old boy, who just has lost his parents and siblings in a car accident. Eliane is both shocked and cur...

On Putin’s Blacklist (2017) 6.4

On Putin’s Blacklist (2017)

Storyline: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...

A Slight Case of Murder (1938) 7.1

A Slight Case of Murder (1938)

Storyline: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 ab...

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

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

Storyline: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 Chris...

Chop Shop (2007) 7.3

Chop Shop (2007)

Storyline: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, ...

Mully (2015) 8.2

Mully (2015)

Storyline: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 lar...

Oliver Twist (1948) 7.8

Oliver Twist (1948)

Storyline: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...

Earwig and the Witch (TV Movie 2020) 5.2

Earwig and the Witch (TV Movie 2020)

Storyline:It follows an orphan girl, Earwig, who is adopted by a witch and comes home to a spooky house filled with mystery and magic.User Reviews: Saw this during the world premiere, an NHK broadcast (I'm in Japan an...

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

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

Storyline: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 adopti...

A Short Film About Love (1988) 8.2

A Short Film About Love (1988)

Storyline: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 o...

Fragile (2005) 6.1

Fragile (2005)

Storyline: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, ...

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

For the Love of a Child (TV Movie 2006)

Storyline: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, whi...

Christmas Is Here Again (Video 2007) 5.2

Christmas Is Here Again (Video 2007)

Storyline: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. Thr...

Christmas Connection (TV Movie 2017) 6.4

Christmas Connection (TV Movie 2017)

Storyline: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...

Tristana (1970) 7.5

Tristana (1970)

Storyline: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...

Thieves (2007) 6.1

Thieves (2007)

Storyline: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...

Little Glory (2011) 6.1

Little Glory (2011)

Storyline: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.User Reviews: Writ...

Tomorrow’s Joe (2011) 6.5

Tomorrow’s Joe (2011)

Storyline: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 ...

Maria’s Paradise (2019) 6.1

Maria’s Paradise (2019)

Storyline:The orphan Salome is the servant and devout follower of Maria Åkerblom, a charismatic sect leader. But as Salome befriends a rebellious outsider and starts to have doubts, Maria turns dangerous.User Reviews:

The Alien Girl (2010) 6.5

The Alien Girl (2010)

Storyline:A Ukrainian mob boss sends a group of henchmen to capture a woman hiding out in the Czech Republic. The plan backfires when she turns out to be a ruthless killer and pits her captors against each other.User ...

Anne of Green Gables (TV Mini-Series 1985) 8.5

Anne of Green Gables (TV Mini-Series 1985)

Storyline:At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sen...

Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992) 5.4

Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)

Storyline:The popular cartoon cat and mouse are thrown into a feature film. The story has the twosome trying to help an orphan girl who is being berated and exploited by a greedy guardian. Written by J...