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1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Writers: Roald Dahl, John August | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

2. Traffic (2000)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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86 Metascore

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.

Writers: Simon Moore, Stephen Gaghan | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas

3. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

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 »

Writers: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Sue Monk Kidd | Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys

4. Oliver! (1968)

G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.5
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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.

Writers: Lionel Bart, Vernon Harris, Charles Dickens | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed

5. Standing Up (II) (2013)

PG | 93 min | Family

6.9
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40 Metascore

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 »

Writers: D.J. Caruso, Brock Cole | Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Chandler Canterbury, Annalise Basso, Radha Mitchell, Val Kilmer

6. Domestic Disturbance (2001)

PG-13 | 89 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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29 Metascore

A divorced father discovers that his 12-year-old son's new stepfather is not what he made himself out to be.

Writers: Lewis Colick, William S. Comanor, Gary Drucker | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: John Travolta, Nick Loren, James Lashly, Rebecca Tilney

7. The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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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 »

Writers: Mark Twain, Stephen Sommers | Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Elijah Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Robards

8. Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001 Video)

G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.8
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Seeking the freedom to be a wild dog, the son of Lady and the Tramp runs away to join a gang of junkyard dogs.

Writers: Bill Motz, Bob Roth, Tom Rogers, Flip Kobler, Cindy Marcus | Directors: Darrell Rooney, Jeannine Roussel | Stars: Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Chazz Palminteri, Jeff Bennett

9. Klown (2010)

R | 93 min | Comedy

7.2
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62 Metascore

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.

Writers: Casper Christensen, Frank Hvam, Mikkel Nørgaard | Director: Mikkel Nørgaard | Stars: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Mia Lyhne

10. Martian Child (2007)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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48 Metascore

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.

Writers: Seth Bass, Jonathan Tolins, David Gerrold | Director: Menno Meyjes | Stars: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Bobby Coleman, Sophie Okonedo

11. Mostly Martha (2001)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.4
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72 Metascore

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.

Writer: Sandra Nettelbeck | Director: Sandra Nettelbeck | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, Sergio Castellitto, August Zirner

12. Savannah Smiles (1982)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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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 »

Writer: Mark Miller | Director: Pierre De Moro | Stars: Mark Miller, Donovan Scott, Bridgette Andersen, Chris Robinson

13. Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Unrated | 143 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

7.2
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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.

Writers: Isobel Lennart, Natalie Marcin | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi

14. Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)

159 min | Drama, Horror

7.3
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51 Metascore

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 »

Writer: Shion Sono | Director: Shion Sono | Stars: Kazue Fukiishi, Tsugumi, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Shirô Namiki

15. Amigo (2010)

R | 124 min | Drama, War

5.6
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63 Metascore

A fictional account of events during the Philippine-American War.

Writer: John Sayles | Director: John Sayles | Stars: Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt, Arthur Acuña

16. The Yearling (1946)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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A boy persuades his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves?

Writers: Paul Osborn, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr., Chill Wills

17. The Perfect Holiday (2007)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.2
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32 Metascore

A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.

Writers: Lance Rivera, Marc Calixte, Nat Mauldin, Jeff Stein | Director: Lance Rivera | Stars: Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah, Faizon Love

18. Ronja Robbersdaughter (1984)

126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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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 »

Writer: Astrid Lindgren | Director: Tage Danielsson | Stars: Hanna Zetterberg, Dan Håfström, Börje Ahlstedt, Lena Nyman

19. Ecstasy (2011)

96 min | Drama, Thriller

4.1
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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.

Writers: Ryan M. Andrews, Raymond H. Law, Vincent Ternida | Stars: Christy Andersen, Ava Andersen, Halle Andersen, Robert Ambrose

20. Homecoming (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 105 min | Drama

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Cynthia Voigt, Christopher Carlson, Mark Jean | Director: Mark Jean | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Kimberlee Peterson, Trever O'Brien, Hanna Hall

21. Friends (1971)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Lewis Gilbert, Vernon Harris, Jack Russell | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Sean Bury, Anicée Alvina, Ronald Lewis, Toby Robins

22. The Yearling (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Joe Wiesenfeld | Director: Rod Hardy | Stars: Peter Strauss, Jean Smart, Wil Horneff, Philip Seymour Hoffman

23. The ComDads (1983)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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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 »

Writer: Francis Veber | Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu, Anny Duperey, Michel Aumont

24. The World of Henry Orient (1964)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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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.

Writers: Nora Johnson, Nunnally Johnson | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Peter Sellers, Tippy Walker, Merrie Spaeth, Paula Prentiss

25. London to Brighton (2006)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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55 Metascore

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 »

Writer: Paul Andrew Williams | Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Lorraine Stanley, Georgia Groome, Johnny Harris, Nathan Constance

26. Cheetah (1989)

G | 83 min | Adventure, Family

6.1
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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 »

Writers: Alan Caillou, John Cotter, Erik Tarloff, Griff Du Rhone | Director: Jeff Blyth | Stars: Keith Coogan, Lucy Deakins, Colin Mothupi, Timothy Landfield

27. Napoleon and Samantha (1972)

G | 92 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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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.

Writer: Stewart Raffill | Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Johnny Whitaker, Will Geer

28. Children Underground (2001)

104 min | Documentary

8.2
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85 Metascore

A profile of homeless Romanian children who were born victims of the nation's reckless population growth policy during its communist era.

Director: Edet Belzberg | Stars: Cristina Ionescu, Mihai Alexandre Tudose, Violeta 'Macarena' Rosu, Ana Turturica

29. Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960)

G | 96 min | Family, Drama

7.0
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Taken in by distant members of his family after being orphaned, Toby Tyler runs away to join the circus.

Writers: Lillie Hayward, James Otis Kaler, Bill Walsh | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Kevin Corcoran, Henry Calvin, Gene Sheldon, Bob Sweeney

30. These Birds Walk (2013)

71 min | Documentary, Drama, News

6.6
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82 Metascore

A poor runaway boy and a reluctant ambulance driver in Karachi. Their two lives come together through a dying humanitarian upon whom so much of their daily lives depend.

Directors: Omar Mullick, Bassam Tariq

31. Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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Rudolph must find for Happy, the baby New Year, before midnight, New Year's Eve.

Writer: Romeo Muller | Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam, Harold Peary

32. The Children of Times Square (1986 TV Movie)

94 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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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.

Writer: Curtis Hanson | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Joanna Cassidy, David Ackroyd, Larry B. Scott

33. In Orange (2004)

90 min | Drama, Family, Music

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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 »

Writer: Frank Ketelaar | Director: Joram Lürsen | Stars: Yannick van de Velde, Thomas Acda, Wendy van Dijk, Peter Blok

34. Kisses (2008)

72 min | Drama

7.4
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68 Metascore

Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.

Writer: Lance Daly | Director: Lance Daly | Stars: Kelly O'Neill, Shane Curry, Paul Roe, Roy Dempsey

35. Engel & Joe (2001)

93 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A love story about a 17 year old punk-rocker and a 15 year old runaway girl

Writers: Kai Hermann, Vanessa Jopp, Oliver Simon, Christoph von Zastrow | Director: Vanessa Jopp | Stars: Robert Stadlober, Jana Pallaske, Lena Sabine Berg, Mirko Lang

36. The Devils (2002)

105 min | Drama

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Olivier Lorelle, Christophe Ruggia | Director: Christophe Ruggia | Stars: Adèle Haenel, Vincent Rottiers, Rochdy Labidi, Jacques Bonnaffé

37. 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

38. The Blue Knight (1973 TV Movie)

240 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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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.

Writers: E. Jack Neuman, Joseph Wambaugh | Director: Robert Butler | Stars: William Holden, Lee Remick, Joe Santos, Sam Elliott

39. Kids Don't Tell (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.6
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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.

Writers: Peter Silverman, Maurice Hurley | Director: Sam O'Steen | Stars: Michael Ontkean, JoBeth Williams, Leo Rossi, John Sanderford

40. A Woman Without Love (1952)

85 min | Drama

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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 »

Writers: Guy de Maupassant, Jaime Salvador, Rodolfo Usigli, Luis Buñuel | Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Rosario Granados, Julio Villarreal, Tito Junco, Joaquín Cordero

41. Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (1985)

83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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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.

Writers: Christa Kozik, Gabriele Herzog, Jürgen Brauer, Bettina von Arnim, Gisela von Arnim | Director: Jürgen Brauer | Stars: Nadja Klier, Hermann Beyer, Suher Saleh, Fred Delmare

42. Goliath II (1960)

Approved | 15 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

6.8
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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 »

Writer: Bill Peet | Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Barbara Jo Allen, Kevin Corcoran, Verna Felton

43. Lily in Winter (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 94 min | Drama

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Writers: Robert Eisele, J. Michael Riva, Julie Moskowitz, Gary Stephens | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Natalie Cole, Brian Bonsall, Marla Gibbs, Cecil Hoffman

44. The Wooden Camera (2003)

92 min | Family

7.2
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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.

Writers: Yves Buclet, Peter Speyer | Director: Ntshaveni Wa Luruli | Stars: Junior Singo, Dana de Agrella, Innocent Msimango, Lisa Petersen

45. Children of Love (2002)

90 min | Drama

6.8
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Shows us a weekend in the life of a family torn by disputes and disappointments.

Writer: Geoffrey Enthoven | Director: Geoffrey Enthoven | Stars: Olivier Ythier, Winnie Vigilante, Michael Philpot, Nathalie Stas

46. Eva (1948)

98 min | Drama

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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 »

Writers: Ingmar Bergman, Gustaf Molander | Director: Gustaf Molander | Stars: Birger Malmsten, Eva Stiberg, Eva Dahlbeck, Åke Claesson

47. Sabine Kleist, 7 Jahre... (1982)

73 min | Family

7.3
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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 »

Writer: Helmut Dziuba | Director: Helmut Dziuba | Stars: Petra Lämmel, Simone von Zglinicki, Martin Trettau, Petra Barthel

48. Break in the Sun (1981– )

30 min | Drama, Family

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Stars: Nicola Cowper, Steve Hodson, Chip Sweeney, Bob Mason

49. Niloofar (2008)

82 min | Drama

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Forced into marriage, a thirteen year old Iraqi girl battles with her femininity in search for freedom.

Writer: Sabine El Gemayel | Director: Sabine El Gemayel | Stars: Amir Aghaee, Mobina Aynehdar, Nayereh Farahani, Tooraj Faramarzian

50. The Book of Eve (2002)

98 min | Drama

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Writers: Constance Beresford-Howe, Claude Fournier, Terri Hawkes | Director: Claude Fournier | Stars: Claire Bloom, Daniel Lavoie, Susannah York, Julian Glover