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1. The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 133 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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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.

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

Votes: 142,990 | Gross: $54.20M

2. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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42 Metascore

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

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

Votes: 142,468 | Gross: $41.57M

3. Silent Hill (2006)

R | 125 min | Adventure, 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.

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

Votes: 173,441 | Gross: $46.98M

4. Blades of Glory (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Sport

6.3
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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.

Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck | Stars: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett

Votes: 130,449 | Gross: $118.15M

5. 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.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Catherine An

Votes: 77,895 | Gross: $8.05M

6. Twins (1988)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

6.0
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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.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb

Votes: 87,906 | Gross: $111.94M

7. Problem Child (1990)

PG | 81 min | Comedy, Family

5.2
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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.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Michael Oliver, John Ritter, Jack Warden, Gilbert Gottfried

Votes: 22,431 | Gross: $53.47M

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.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain

Votes: 32,116 | Gross: $6.11M

9. Marquis de Sade's Justine (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.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Romina Power, Maria Rohm, Rosemary Dexter

Votes: 1,043

10. The Flying Nun (1967–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

6.5
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The misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbours.

Stars: Sally Field, Marge Redmond, Madeleine Sherwood, Alejandro Rey

Votes: 1,355

11. 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.

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

Votes: 8,338

12. Noble (2014)

PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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63 Metascore

Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.

Director: Stephen Bradley | Stars: Deirdre O'Kane, Sarah Greene, Gloria Cramer Curtis, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 841 | Gross: $0.35M

13. 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 »

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

Votes: 5,414 | Gross: $1.37M

14. Kiss of Death (1947)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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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.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark

Votes: 5,210

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

Unrated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

3.9
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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 »

Directors: Jorge Montesi, Dominique Othenin-Girard | Stars: Faye Grant, Michael Woods, Michael Lerner, Madison Mason

Votes: 4,617

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

93 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.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley, Philip Dinn

Votes: 1,208 | Gross: $0.20M

17. 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 »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 3,967

18. 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 to doesn't allow dogs. The girls try to sneak a puppy they find into the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vince | Stars: Makenzie Vega, Abigail Breslin, Christine Tucci, Louis Ferreira

Votes: 800

19. The Orphan Killer (2011)

83 min | Horror

3.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,421

20. Anthony Adverse (1936)

Not Rated | 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.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods, Anita Louise

Votes: 1,151

21. Marquis de Sade's Justine (1977)

99 min | Drama

4.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 312

22. 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 »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn, Donna Corcoran

Votes: 1,578

23. 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.

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

Votes: 1,710

24. Queen Kelly (1929)

Passed | 101 min | Drama

7.8
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A convent girl is abducted and seduced by a prince before being sent off to a brothel in East Africa.

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

Votes: 2,655

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

103 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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Alex wants to adopt a charming 5-year old little girl Miley, who lives in Thailand. But according to the laws of this country adoptive parents need to be a registered couple. Alex inciting ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Clavier | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Muriel Robin, Héléna Noguerra

Votes: 947

26. 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.

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

Votes: 2,755

27. 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 »

Director: Jimmy Lifton | Stars: Tracy Wells, Roddy McDowall, Sally Kellerman, Lois Nettleton

Votes: 238

28. 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.

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

Votes: 473

29. Till Marriage Do Us Part (1974)

R | 92 min | Comedy

6.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 240

30. 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 »

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

Votes: 195

31. Men of Boys Town (1941)

Not Rated | 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 »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Bobs Watson, Larry Nunn

Votes: 786

32. Conspiracy of Hearts (1960)

113 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Catholic nuns risk their lives to help Jewish children in an Italian internment camp escape to Palestine during World War II.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Sylvia Syms, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Lewis

Votes: 333

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

PG | 108 min | Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Dennis Christopher, Susan Saint James, Roger Aaron Brown, Robert Englund

Votes: 185

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

100 min | Drama

6.1
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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 »

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Maria Schell, Fay Hauser, Lisa Mann

Votes: 53

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

82 min | Fantasy

6.4
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Extremely fun Daiei adaptation of two shojo horror manga into a single, crazily FX-laden story about two rival, shape-shifting sisters who are on less than good terms. However, when an evil... See full summary »

Director: Noriaki Yuasa | Stars: Yuko Hamada, Sachiko Meguro, Yachie Matsui, Mayumi Takahashi

Votes: 61

36. 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 »

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead, Donna Corcoran

Votes: 310

37. The Little Nuns (1965)

100 min | Comedy

6.2
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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 »

Director: Luciano Salce | Stars: Catherine Spaak, Sylva Koscina, Amedeo Nazzari, Didi Perego

Votes: 17

38. Little Miss Thoroughbred (1938)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.1
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A young orphan girl wants a small-time gambler to be her father.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Litel, Ann Sheridan, Frank McHugh, Janet Chapman

Votes: 55

39. Cradle Song (1933)

76 min | Drama

6.8
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The only filmed English version of Gregorio Martinez Sierra's classic Spanish play.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Dorothea Wieck, Evelyn Venable, Guy Standing, Louise Dresser

Votes: 11

40. The Clown and the Kid (1961)

65 min | Drama

4.5
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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.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: John Lupton, Michael McGreevey, Don Keefer, Mary Webster

Votes: 11

41. Die Spalte (1971)

85 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Gustav Ehmck | Stars: Gerhild Berktold, Dursun Firat, Axel Schiessler, Werner Umberg

Votes: 12

42. Cradle Song (1961)

93 min | Drama, Comedy

7.4
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Director: José María Elorrieta | Stars: Lina Rosales, Soledad Miranda, Jaime Avellán, Antonio Garisa

Votes: 11

43. Drewniany rózaniec (1965)

81 min | Drama

5.9
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A cruel life at an orphanage for young girls in 1930s Poland. Natalia is the new one there. The nuns make her learn very quickly the rules of the game.

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

Votes: 16

44. Cradle Song (1941)

86 min | Drama

7.2
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Gregorio Martinez Sierra's classic play about nuns finding an abandoned baby girl, in a version directed by the author.

Director: Gregorio Martínez Sierra | Stars: Catalina Bárcena, Nuri Montsé, Pablo Vicuña, Gloria Bayardo

Votes: 9

45. An Orphan's Gift (2005 TV Short)

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

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

Approved | 25 min | Western

7.9
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Josh receives a letter from a girl at the St. Elizabeth Home for Girls. Expecting a young woman, Josh finds a young orphan girl wanting him to find the parents she insists are still alive and with whom she yearns to be reunited.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Steve McQueen, Anthony Caruso, Ahna Capri, Robert J. Wilke

Votes: 47

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

49 min | 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.

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

Votes: 162