Most Popular "Waif" Titles
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1. Big Eyes (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Votes: 68,267 | Gross: $14.48M
2. The City of Lost Children (1995)
R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Votes: 58,889 | Gross: $1.51M
3. The Book of Love (2016)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama
Henry is an introverted architect. After the death of his wife in a car accident, he sets out to help Millie, a homeless teen, to build a raft to sail across the Atlantic.
PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Three women make an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,198 | Gross: $16.48M
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
A frail waif, abused by her brutal boxer father in London's seedy Limehouse District, is befriended by a sensitive Chinese immigrant with tragic consequences.
8. Sundays and Cybèle (1962)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
After killing a child when his plane crashes in a Vietnamese village, Pierre suffers from delayed stress and partial amnesia. Returning to France, he lives like a vegetable until he meets a... See full summary »
9. Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Crime
A group of children living on the street leave their gang, prompting retribution from the gang's leader. After one of the children dies, the rest try to come up with the resources to give their friend a proper burial.
11. The Mudlark (1950)
Approved | 99 min | Drama
In 1875 London, young Wheeler (who lives by scavenging) finds a cameo of Queen Victoria which he thinks so beautiful he risks his life to save it. Possessed of a desire to see the Queen, he... See full summary »
13. Alien Abduction (2005)
R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
After being abducted by extra terrestrials, Jean and her friends are committed to a top secret government run mental institution to undergo tests and be brainwashed.
14. Tom Sawyer (1930)
86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The classic Mark Twain tale of a young boy and his friends on the Mississippi River. Tom and his pals Huckleberry Finn and Joe Harper have numerous adventures, including running away to be ... See full summary »
Votes: 120 | Gross: $11.00M
15. The Man of the Year (2003)
105 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Maiquel has lost a bet and dyed his hair blond. This little event triggers a head-on collision with destiny in which Maiquel goes from nobody to hero to outlaw--all in 24 hours.
16. Lantern Hill (1989 TV Movie)
111 min | Drama, Family
Jane, a young Toronto girl, tries to reunite her estranged parents during the 1930's, sick of her strict private school and abusive, nasty grandmother.
17. The Children of Times Square (1986 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 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.
20. The Shoemaker and the Elves (1935)
Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
A homeless waif, staggering through a roaring snow storm, wanders into a small town. and no one except a poor shoemaker will give the little boy shelter from the storm. That night, the ... See full summary »
Director: Arthur Davis
25. The Salvation Hunters (1925)
70 min | Drama
A cowardly young man, a bitter young woman and a helpless child live on the docks, spend their days full of ennui watching a dredge dig the same hole day in and day out, chased around by ... See full summary »
26. Orphans of the Street (1938)
Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Orphaned Tommy Ryan is informed that the money from his father's estate has run out, and he will have to leave the Holbrook Military Academy. Bunting, the dour superintendent,forces Tommy ... See full summary »
27. The Fairy and the Waif (1915)
50 min | Drama
Major Drayton, an Englishman living in America with his daughter Viola, goes to England on business leaving Nevinson, his attorney, to care for Viola. When war is declared, Drayton joins ... See full summary »
29. Something Always Happens (1934)
TV-G | 69 min | Comedy, Romance
Unemployed car salesman Peter is encouraged by his girlfriend Cynthia to approach the head of a petrol company with his plan for making petrol stations more attractive to customers. When ... See full summary »
31. Jinx (1919)
Passed | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The circus comes to town, and the town's orphans are treated to a day at the circus. The circus troupe's 'Jinx' girl causes so many problems for the performers and performances that, to ... See full summary »
32. Almost Human (I) (1927)
Passed | 60 min | Drama, Romance
John Livingston is a rich mama's-boy, who owns a blooded dog named Paul. Paul meets Maggie Mutt, and Paul, being a pedigree canine and somewhat of a cad, lures trusting Maggie to the barn ... See full summary »
33. Pawn Ticket 210 (1926)
Harris Levi ( Fred Warren ) brings up Meg ( Shirley Mason ), who was left in his father's pawnshop by her mother. Anxious that she have a good environment, Harris takes her to live with his... See full summary »
35. Freckles (1917)
Little one-armed waif Freckles ( Jack Pickford ), who lives at the orphanage, has no remembrance of either his father or mother. The object of the other children's jokes, Freckles finally ... See full summary »
36. From the Valley of the Missing (1915)
Adventure, Crime, Drama
A baby is left on the Brimecomb's yacht, while they were sailing up the Hudson River, and they adopt him and name him Everett. They are neighbors of Governor Floyd Vandecar whose twin ... See full summary »
37. The Little Shoes (1917)
Rosalind, whose papa is rich, first meets David Noel when, she is about ten years old. He is a shivering little beggar boy who is seeking the scant warmth emitted from a sidewalk grating at... See full summary »
41. Charity Rewarded (1909)
In this pretty drama we see a little girl, the daughter of very wealthy people, out walking with her nurse, and as they pass a little barefooted girl leading an old blind street musician ... See full summary »
42. Dropouts (1999)
105 min | Drama
Dennis, Stefan and Gina are homeless and on the run from the ghosts of their pasts. Individually they each try to survive the hardships of Amsterdam. As a counterpoint to the story the ... See full summary »
Poldark (1975– )
50 min | Drama, History, Romance
Ross determines to put Nampara back on track and get his mine Wheal Leisure running again. Ross also decides to take young Demelza Carne into his house as a servant.
Foreign Intrigue (1951–1955)
Reunion in Berlin
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Cannon's chance meeting with a West Berlin street urchin sends him to the Communist side of the border to meet with the boy's father, a famous rocket scientist who is trapped behind the Iron Curtain.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1962–1963)
The Fork in the Road
A Korean child barges in the Smith home because she wants to meet the Senator. When she learns that Eugene sits in the U.S. Congress and isn't a major league baseball player, the youngster is extremely disappointed.