Most Popular "Runaway Child" Titles
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1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
2. Traffic (2000)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is an addict.
3. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama
Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with ... See full summary »
4. Oliver! (1968)
G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical
Musical adaptation about an orphan who runs away from an orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.
5. Standing Up (II) (2013)
PG | 93 min | Family
Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather ... See full summary »
6. Domestic Disturbance (2001)
PG-13 | 89 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A divorced father discovers that his 12-year-old son's new stepfather is not what he made himself out to be.
7. The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Huckleberry Finn is a young boy in the 1840s, who runs away from home, and floats down the Mississippi River. He meets a run away slave named Jim and the two undertake a series of ... See full summary »
8. Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001 Video)
G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Seeking the freedom to be a wild dog, the son of Lady and the Tramp runs away to join a gang of junkyard dogs.
9. Klown (2010)
R | 93 min | Comedy
In order to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend, Frank 'kidnaps' her 12-year-old nephew and tags along on his best friend Casper's debauched weekend canoe trip.
10. Martian Child (2007)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
11. Mostly Martha (2001)
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama
When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year-old niece, the tensions between them mount... until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood.
12. Savannah Smiles (1982)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family
The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not too bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures as the police web ... See full summary »
13. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Unrated | 143 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.
14. Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)
159 min | Drama, Horror
A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", ... See full summary »
16. The Yearling (1946)
Approved | 128 min | Drama, Family
A boy persuades his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves?
17. The Perfect Holiday (2007)
PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.
18. Ronja Robbersdaughter (1984)
126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Borka and his band and Mattis's band of robbers are rivals. Birk, his parents and their band live in the wild in Mattisforrest. They move in to Metis-stronghold, which belonged to his ... See full summary »
19. Ecstasy (2011)
96 min | Drama, Thriller
A single church-going mother desperately tries to save her two daughters from walking down the same dark path she was once on; and a young woman fights against addiction to a mysterious party drug.
20. Homecoming (1996 TV Movie)
PG | 105 min | Drama
Tales of a group of siblings who are forced to fend for themselves when they are abandoned by their mother in the parking lot of a shopping mall. They eventually meet their grandmother, a ... See full summary »
21. Friends (1971)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
With one of their fathers recently deceased and the other hardly there, fate brings together fourteen-year-old Michelle, a young orphaned girl (Anicée Alvina) who has been taken in by her ... See full summary »
22. The Yearling (1994 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In 1870s Florida, a rural family struggles to survive. A lonely twelve-year-old son, Jody (Wil Horneff), the lone surviving child, against his mother's better judgment eventually persuades ... See full summary »
23. The ComDads (1983)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Crime
Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist, that each is the real father in order to obtain their ... See full summary »
24. The World of Henry Orient (1964)
Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A mischievous, adventuresome fourteen-year-old girl and her best friend begin following an eccentric concert pianist around New York City after she develops a crush on him.
25. London to Brighton (2006)
R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
It's 3:07am and two girls burst into a run down London toilet. Joanne is crying her eyes out and her clothing is ripped. Kelly's face is bruised and starting to swell. Duncan Allen lies in ... See full summary »
26. Cheetah (1989)
G | 83 min | Adventure, Family
An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. ... See full summary »
27. Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
G | 92 min | Adventure, Drama
Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.
28. Children Underground (2001)
104 min | Documentary
A profile of homeless Romanian children who were born victims of the nation's reckless population growth policy during its communist era.
29. Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960)
G | 96 min | Family, Drama
Taken in by distant members of his family after being orphaned, Toby Tyler runs away to join the circus.
32. The Children of Times Square (1986 TV Movie)
94 min | Crime, Drama
An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss.
33. In Orange (2004)
90 min | Drama, Family, Music
An 11 year old talented soccerplayer, Remco, has one big dream: to be selected for the national team under 12 years. His father Erik coaches him and everything seems to work out fine, until... See full summary »
36. The Devils (2002)
105 min | Drama
The siblings Joseph and Chloé are 12 and have just been placed on another children's home. For years they were on the same or separate homes or on the run together. Chloé is an autist. She ... See full summary »
37. The Boys of St. Vincent (1992 TV Movie)
186 min | Drama
The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.
38. The Blue Knight (1973 TV Movie)
240 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Bumper Morgan is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department street cop. He is due to retire after 20 years on the job, but is not letting up on the criminal element on his beat.
39. Kids Don't Tell (1985 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
When a documentary-maker begins to make a film about child sexual abuse, the subject begins to eat into him and affect his relationship with those around him, particularly his wife.
40. A Woman Without Love (1952)
85 min | Drama
After indulging in an affair with a man (a friend of the family) she truly loves, a woman returns to her young son and husband for good, and loses contact with the man. Her husband is ... See full summary »
41. Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (1985)
83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The tale of young Gritta who lives with her father, an unsuccessful inventor. When her new stepmother tries to put her away in a convent she discovers some dark secrets there.
42. Goliath II (1960)
Approved | 15 min | Comedy, Family, Animation
Goliath II is a 6-inch-tall elephant (son of the huge Goliath). He's a big disappointment to his father, but mom is proud of Goliath II anyway. Goliath II is constantly getting into trouble... See full summary »
44. The Wooden Camera (2003)
92 min | Family
A township near Cape Town. Two young teens, Madiba and Sipho, find a gun and a camera. Sipho takes the gun, and Madiba the camera, sealing their fate.
46. Eva (1948)
98 min | Drama
During WW2 in neutral Sweden, young sailor Bo, son of a railway stationmaster, comes home from the Navy and reminisces a childhood accident. At age twelve, he ran away in a steam locomotive... See full summary »
47. Sabine Kleist, 7 Jahre... (1982)
73 min | Family
Little Sabine has spent her childhood in an orphanage after her parents died in a car accident. When one of the women in charge at the orphanage, Edith, leaves to have a baby, Sabine runs ... See full summary »