The movies on this list have been ranked as the best of films on this topic. Some of these films are classic greats in the film industry that have forever impacted our hearts. Some of the movies featured here are based on true events of survival, finding a home, and the impact that losing a parent can have on a child. Others are based on famous fictional books and fictional orphans.
This list features the best movies about orphans including, Les Miserables, Hugo, The Jungle Book, Jane Eyre, Great Expectations, Oliver, The Red Violin, August Rush, The Book Thief, and The Cider House Rules. Vote up the best orphan movies below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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Directed by: Alfonso CuarónA Little Princess is a 1995 drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Liesel Matthews,... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Andrew AdamsonThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Martin ScorseseHugo is a 2011 American 3D historical adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Martin... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Kevin SullivanAnne of Green Gables is a 1985 Canadian television drama film based on the novel of the same... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Kirsten SheridanAugust Rush is a 2007 drama film directed by Kirsten Sheridan and written by Nick Castle,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Brian PercivalThis film is a 2013 American-German drama film directed by Brian Percival and starring... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Tony RichardsonTom Jones is a 1963 British adventure comedy film, an adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Don ChaffeyPete's Dragon is a 1977 live-action/animated musical film from Walt Disney Productions. It is... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Christopher NolanBatman is an orphan, too!
Directed by: Carol ReedOliver! is a 1968 British musical drama film directed by Carol Reed and based on the stage... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Norman TaurogBoys Town is a 1938 biographical drama film based on Father Edward J. Flanagan's work with a... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Wolfgang ReithermanThe Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Robert StevensonThis film is a 1971 American musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Tom HooperLes Misérables is a 2012 musical drama film directed by Tom Hooper, based on the 1862 French... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Christopher NolanBatman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Robert StevensonJane Eyre is an American film adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel of the same name,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: René ClémentForbidden Games, is a 1952 French war drama film directed by René Clément and based on... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Zack SnyderDon't forget Superman is an orphan!
Directed by: John Landis
Jake and Elwood's mission from God was in order to save the orphanage they were raised in.
Directed by: Lasse HallströmThe Cider House Rules is a 1999 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on John... more on Wikipedia
Bleak HouseConstance Collier, Helen Haye
Directed by: Maurice ElveyBleak House is a 1920 British silent drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Jason KimThe Divine Fury is a 2019 South Korean action horror film written and directed by Jason Kim. A... more on Wikipedia