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1. Silent Hill (2006)

R | 125 min | Horror, Mystery

6.6
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30 Metascore

A woman goes in search for her daughter, within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill. Based on the video game.

Writer: Roger Avary | Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger

2. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Writers: David Johnson, Alex Mace | Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

3. Problem Child (1990)

PG | 81 min | Comedy, Family

5.1
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27 Metascore

A young boy is just short of a monster. He is adopted by a loving man and his wacky wife. The laughs keep coming as the boy pushes them to the limits.

Writers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski | Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Michael Oliver, John Ritter, Jack Warden, Gilbert Gottfried

4. The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 133 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

Writers: Dan Aykroyd, John Landis | Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

5. Blades of Glory (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Sport

6.4
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64 Metascore

In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.

Writers: Jeff Cox, Craig Cox, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Busy Philipps | Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck | Stars: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett

6. Twins (1988)

PG | 107 min | Comedy

5.9
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53 Metascore

A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is a short small-time crook.

Writers: William Davies, William Osborne, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb

7. The Painted Veil (2006)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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69 Metascore

A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

Writers: Ron Nyswaner, W. Somerset Maugham | Director: John Curran | Stars: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Catherine An

8. Coco Before Chanel (2009)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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65 Metascore

The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.

Writers: Edmonde Charles-Roux, Anne Fontaine, Camille Fontaine | Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain

9. The Flying Nun (1967–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

6.4
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The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours.

Creators: Harry Ackerman, Max Wylie | Stars: Sally Field, Marge Redmond, Madeleine Sherwood, Alejandro Rey

10. Evelyn (2002)

PG | 94 min | Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children,... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Pender | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn, Sophie Vavasseur

11. Omen IV: The Awakening (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

3.8
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Damien Thorn is dead, but his prophecy is reborn in a mysterious girl named Delia, who is adopted by two attorneys, Gene & Karen York. When Karen realizes her baby was born under suspicious... See full summary »

Writers: Brian Taggert, Harvey Bernhard, David Seltzer | Directors: Jorge Montesi, Dominique Othenin-Girard | Stars: Faye Grant, Michael Woods, Michael Lerner, Madison Mason

12. Boys Town (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Against all odds Father Flanagan starts "Boys' Town" after hearing a convict's story. Whitey Marsh comes there. He runs away but, hungry, returns. He runs away again but, when friend Pee ... See full summary »

Writers: John Meehan, Dore Schary, Eleanore Griffin | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton

13. Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2004)

G | 83 min | Family

5.5
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Two young girls from an orphanage are adopted by a family in New York. The only problem is the apartment they move two doesn't allow dogs. The girls try to sneak a puppy the find into the ... See full summary »

Writers: Anna McRoberts, Anne Vince | Director: Robert Vince | Stars: Makenzie Vega, Abigail Breslin, Christine Tucci, Louis Ferreira

14. You Don't Choose Your Family (2011)

103 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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Writers: Christian Clavier, Michel Delgado | Director: Christian Clavier | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Muriel Robin, Héléna Noguerra

15. Bronco Billy (1980)

PG | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.

Writer: Dennis Hackin | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Scatman Crothers

16. The Orphan Killer (2011)

83 min | Horror

3.8
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The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a ... See full summary »

Writer: Matt Farnsworth | Director: Matt Farnsworth | Stars: Diane Foster, David Backus, Matt Farnsworth, Edward Winrow

17. Angels in the Outfield (1951)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Conlin, Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn, Donna Corcoran

18. Kiss of Death (1947)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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With his law-breaking lifestyle in the past, an ex-con, along with his family, attempt to start a new life, knowing a betrayed someone from the past is bound to see otherwise.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, Eleazar Lipsky | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark

19. Blast of Silence (1961)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

7.7
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A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way.

Writers: Allen Baron, Waldo Salt | Director: Allen Baron | Stars: Molly McCarthy, Allen Baron, Larry Tucker, Peter Clune

20. Marquis de Sade's Justine (1977)

99 min | Drama

4.3
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Justine is a nubile young virgin cast out of a French orphanage and thrust into a depraved world of prostitution, predatory lesbians, a fugitive murderess, bondage, branding, and one ... See full summary »

Writer: Ian Cullen | Director: Chris Boger | Stars: Koo Stark, Martin Potter, Lydia Lisle, Katherine Kath

21. Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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Homer Smith returns to the chapel which, years before, he helped to build to find that the nuns have taken in a group of homeless/unwanted/runaway children. Once again, he is inspired by ... See full summary »

Writers: William E. Barrett, John McGreevey, Ralph Nelson | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Maria Schell, Fay Hauser, Lisa Mann

22. The Boys of St. Vincent (1992 TV Movie)

186 min | Drama

7.8
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The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Writers: Sam Grana, John N. Smith, Des Walsh | Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley, Philip Dinn

23. Queen Kelly (1929)

Passed | 101 min | Drama

7.9
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A convent girl is abducted and seduced by a prince before being sent off to a brothel in East Africa.

Writers: Erich von Stroheim, Marian Ainslee | Directors: Erich von Stroheim, Richard Boleslawski, Edmund Goulding, Irving Thalberg, Sam Wood | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Walter Byron, Seena Owen, Sylvia Ashton

24. Anthony Adverse (1936)

Approved | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.

Writers: Hervey Allen, Sheridan Gibney | Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods, Anita Louise

25. Till Marriage Do Us Part (1974)

R | 92 min | Comedy

6.4
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The Marquise Eugenia di Maqueda, an orphan raised by the nuns, marries Raimondo Corrao, but on their wedding night she finds out that he is her brother. The piece of news is in a letter ... See full summary »

Writers: Luigi Comencini, Ivo Perilli | Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Laura Antonelli, Alberto Lionello, Michele Placido, Jean Rochefort

26. Mirror, Mirror 2: Raven Dance (1994)

R | 91 min | Horror

3.6
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A mysterious mirror is found hidden in a church orphanage, yet few realize its legacy of evil. When an innocent teen discovers that she is being stalked by her evil stepsister, the mirror's... See full summary »

Writers: Annette Cascone, Gina Cascone, Jimmy Lifton, Virginia Perfili | Director: Jimmy Lifton | Stars: Tracy Wells, Roddy McDowall, Sally Kellerman, Lois Nettleton

27. Little Boy Lost (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

7.1
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A war correspondent who was stationed in Paris during WW II married a French girl who was murdered by the Nazis. After the war he returns to to try to find his son, whom he lost during a ... See full summary »

Writers: Marghanita Laski, George Seaton | Director: George Seaton | Stars: Bing Crosby, Claude Dauphin, Christian Fourcade, Gabrielle Dorziat

28. A Brand New Life (2009)

92 min | Drama

7.6
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Inspired by her childhood, French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte recounts the emotional journey of a little girl abandoned by her father in an orphanage.

Writer: Ounie Lecomte | Director: Ounie Lecomte | Stars: Sae-ron Kim, Do Yeon Park, Ah-sung Ko, Myeong-shin Park

29. Two Orphan Vampires (1997)

103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.3
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A pair of teenage girls, who are blind by day, but when the sun goes down, they roam the streets to quench their thirst for blood.

Writer: Jean Rollin | Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Alexandra Pic, Isabelle Teboul, Bernard Charnacé, Natalie Perrey

30. Deadly Sanctuary (1969)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror

5.4
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A woman named Justine is used and abused by all manner of perverts, freaks and sexual deviants.

Writer: Harry Alan Towers | Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Romina Power, Maria Rohm, Rosemary Dexter

31. Men of Boys Town (1941)

Passed | 106 min | Drama

6.5
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Mr. and Mrs. Maitland invite Whitey to their home on a trial basis. Whitey tries to visit a friend in reform school and inmate Flip is hiding in car as Whitey leaves. Flip steals money and ... See full summary »

Writer: James Kevin McGuinness | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Bobs Watson, Larry Nunn

32. Conspiracy of Hearts (1960)

113 min | Drama, War

7.1
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In wartime Italy nuns in a convent regularly smuggle Jewish children out of a nearby internment camp. The Italian army officer in charge suspects what may be going on but deliberately turns... See full summary »

Writers: Adrian Scott, Robert Presnell Jr., Dale Pitt | Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Sylvia Syms, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Lewis

33. Scandal at Scourie (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

6.6
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After their orphanage burns down, a group of children are being transported west by train to Manitoba. All of them are available for adoption and at a stop at Scourie, Ontario little Patsy ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Corwin, Leonard Spigelgass, Karl Tunberg, Mary McSherry | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead, Donna Corcoran

34. Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder (1982)

PG | 108 min | Drama

6.7
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An Army medic working in a mortuary in Saigon becomes emotionally involved with a group of Vietnamese orphans. A sensitive tale of love and dedication during wartime.

Writer: Paul G. Hensler | Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Dennis Christopher, Susan Saint James, Roger Aaron Brown, Robert Englund

35. The Little Nuns (1965)

100 min | Comedy

6.4
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Two nuns come to Rome to protest to an airline about its jet planes which have been flying over their convent school, disrupting teaching of the little orphans who study there and damaging ... See full summary »

Writers: Franco Castellano, Giuseppe Moccia | Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Catherine Spaak, Sylva Koscina, Amedeo Nazzari, Didi Perego

36. Cradle Song (1933)

76 min | Drama

6.9
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The only filmed English version of Gregorio Martinez Sierra's classic Spanish play.

Writers: Gregorio Martínez Sierra, Marc Connelly, Frank Partos, Robert Sparks | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Dorothea Wieck, Evelyn Venable, Guy Standing, Louise Dresser

37. Die Spalte (1971)

85 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Gustav Ehmck | Stars: Gerhild Berktold, Dursun Firat, Axel Schiessler, Werner Umberg

38. The Clown and the Kid (1961)

65 min | Drama

4.7
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When a clown dies, his small son forms a circus act with an escaped convict. The latter falls in love with the amusement park owner.

Writers: Herbert Abbott Spiro, Jerry Sackheim | Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: John Lupton, Michael McGreevey, Don Keefer, Mary Webster

39. The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch (1968)

82 min | Fantasy

6.9
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Writers: Kimiyuki Hasegawa, Kazuo Kozu, Kazuo Umezu | Director: Noriaki Yuasa | Stars: Yuko Hamada, Sachiko Meguro, Yachie Matsui, Mayumi Takahashi

40. Cradle Song (1961)

93 min | Drama, Comedy

7.7
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Writers: José María Elorrieta, Gregorio Martínez Sierra, H.S. Valdés, José Antonio Verdugo | Director: José María Elorrieta | Stars: Lina Rosales, Soledad Miranda, Jaime Avellán, Antonio Garisa

41. Little Miss Thoroughbred (1938)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.3
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A young orphan girl wants a small-time gambler to be her father.

Writers: Albert DeMond, George Bricker | Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Litel, Ann Sheridan, Frank McHugh, Janet Chapman

42. Cradle Song (1941)

86 min | Drama

7.3
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Gregorio Martinez Sierra's classic play about nuns finding an abandoned baby girl, in a version directed by the author.

Writers: Enrique Amorim, Ramón Gómez Macía, Román Gómez Masía, Gregorio Martínez Sierra | Director: Gregorio Martínez Sierra | Stars: Catalina Bárcena, Nuri Montsé, Pablo Vicuña, Gloria Bayardo

43. Drewniany rózaniec (1965)

81 min | Drama

6.1
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Writers: Czeslaw Petelski, Natalia Rolleczek | Directors: Ewa Petelska, Czeslaw Petelski | Stars: Elzbieta Karkoszka, Barbara Horawianka, Zofia Rysiówna, Jadwiga Chojnacka

44. An Orphan's Gift (2005 TV Movie)

35 min | Documentary, Short

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American student volunteer Ryan Oliver Hansen spends seven months in the Loreto Catholic orphanage in impoverished Esmeraldas, Ecuador. During his time there, he grows to love the children and tries to find ways to improve their lives.

Director: Ryan Oliver Hansen | Stars: Alicia, Andrea, Andrea, Dario

45. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
Episode: Littlest Client (1959)

Approved | 25 min | Western

7.2
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Josh is hired by a young orphan girl to find the parents she insists are still alive and with whom she yearns to be reunited.

Writers: Ray Buffum, John Robinson | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Steve McQueen, Anthony Caruso, Ahna Capri, Robert J. Wilke

46. MacGyver (1985–1992)
Episode: The Road Not Taken (1986)

Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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A nun and some orphans are in need of rescuing by MacGyver from murderous soldiers in Southeast Asia. It turns out that the nun's assistant is an old girlfriend of MacGyver's.

Creator: Lee David Zlotoff | Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Marilyn Jones, Salome Jens