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1. The Flowers of War (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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46 Metascore

A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Writers: Heng Liu, Geling Yan | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

2. Fugitive Pieces (2007)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.0
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60 Metascore

A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada.

Writers: Anne Michaels, Jeremy Podeswa | Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Robbie Kay, Monika Schurmann, Nina Dobrev, Jordan Pettle

3. House of Voices (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans moved to new families with the administrator Francard. Anna, ... See full summary »

Writer: Pascal Laugier | Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Lou Doillon, Catriona MacColl, Dorina Lazar

4. The Old Maid (1939)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

7.8
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The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever.

Writers: Casey Robinson, Zoe Akins, Edith Wharton | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, George Brent, Donald Crisp

5. The Front Line (2011)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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59 Metascore

A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south.

Writer: Sang-yeon Park | Director: Hun Jang | Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Soo Go, Seung-su Ryu, Chang-Seok Ko

6. Xenoblade Chronicles (2010 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.6
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In the beginning, the world had originally been nothing but an endless ocean. That was until two great titans-the Bionis and the Mechonis-came into existence. These two giants fought a ... See full summary »

Writers: Tetsuya Takahashi, Yuichiro Takeda, Álex Hernández-Puertas | Directors: Ko Kojima, Tetsuya Takahashi | Stars: Adam Howden, Jay Taylor, Carina Reeves, Rufus Jones

7. The Basket (1999)

PG | 105 min | Drama

6.5
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53 Metascore

A picturesque Pacific Northwest community raising its wheat and children in the midst of a nation reeling from World War I sets the stage for The Basket. In a time of pain and prejudice ... See full summary »

Writers: Don Caron, Rich Cowan, Frank Swoboda, Tessa Swoboda | Director: Rich Cowan | Stars: Peter Coyote, Karen Allen, Robert Burke, Amber Willenborg

8. The Boy with Green Hair (1948)

82 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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This parable looks at public reaction when the hair of an American war orphan mysteriously turns green.

Writers: Ben Barzman, Alfred Lewis Levitt, Betsy Beaton | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale, Dean Stockwell

9. The Second Civil War (1997 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A simple immigration issue spins wildly out of control for those involved, ranging from the President of the United States, to a news producer.

Writer: Martyn Burke | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Beau Bridges, Joanna Cassidy, Phil Hartman, James Earl Jones

10. It Happened in Europe (1948)

100 min | Drama

8.1
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A band of runaways and orphans of the war scour the countryside in search of food and shelter. They invade and then taken in by a musician and former concert pianist who's hiding out in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Béla Balázs, Géza von Radványi | Director: Géza von Radványi | Stars: Artúr Somlay, Miklós Gábor, Zsuzsa Bánki, György Bárdy

11. Son of Lassie (1945)

G | 102 min | Drama, Family

6.4
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Laddie (Son of Lassie !) and his master are trapped in Norway during WW2 - has he inherited his mothers famous courage ?

Writers: Jeanne Bartlett, Eric Knight | Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Peter Lawford, Donald Crisp, June Lockhart, Nigel Bruce

12. Buck Privates Come Home (1947)

77 min | Action, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Macaulay, Bradford Ropes, John Grant, Frederic I. Rinaldo, Robert Lees | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Tom Brown, Joan Shawlee

13. Tito and Me (1992)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.0
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The story of a ten years old boy who, as most of the children in Yugoslavia of the fifties can hardly imagine his life without the great national leader - marshal Tito. In his school, he ... See full summary »

Writer: Goran Markovic | Director: Goran Markovic | Stars: Dimitrije Vojnov, Lazar Ristovski, Predrag Manojlovic, Anica Dobra

14. Small Lights (2010)

87 min | Drama, Music, Thriller

4.5
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Writer: Roger Willemsen | Director: Josef Rusnak | Stars: Franka Potente, David Brezman, Pasquale Cassalia, Nicole Fantl

15. Valkyria Chronicles (2008 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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The Empire's Imperial Army has invaded Gallia. A young man, Lt. Welkin Gunther, the son of the late Gen. Belgen Gunther, forced himself to enlist in the militia and forming Squad 7, making ... See full summary »

Directors: Gary Dunn, Shuntaro Tanaka, Takaharu Terada, Takeshi Ozawa | Stars: Dave Wittenberg, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Fred Tatasciore, Hedy Burress

16. Children of Hiroshima (1952)

97 min | Drama, War

7.9
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86 Metascore

Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends.

Writers: Arata Osada, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Osamu Takizawa, Masao Shimizu, Tsuneko Yamanaka

17. Melancholian 3 huonetta (2004)

106 min | Documentary, War

7.1
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67 Metascore

A searing examination of the unrelenting Chechen conflict, observed through the prisms of a Russian military boys academy, a war-torn town and a children's refugee camp.

Writer: Pirjo Honkasalo | Director: Pirjo Honkasalo | Star: Pirkko Saisio

18. Secret Command (1944)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Drama, War

6.2
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Sam Gallagher (Pat O'Brien), a former foreign correspondent and now a United States Government agent, gets a job through his brother Jeff (Chester Morris), whom he has not seen in seven ... See full summary »

Writers: Roy Chanslor, John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Carole Landis, Chester Morris, Ruth Warrick

19. Who Are the DeBolts? [And Where Did They Get 19 Kids?] (1977)

72 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Dorothy and Bob DeBolt's tale of the struggles and joys involved in their 19 adopted children, many of who are physically disabled war orphans.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Kim Atwood, Marty Atwood, Mike Atwood, Mimi Atwood

20. Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation (2007 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Writers: Sanshiro Hidaka, Toshiyuki Ishii, Takahiro Nozawa, Atsushi Ogata, Masaharu Takahashi | Directors: Natsuki Isaki, Sam Riegel, Liam O'Brien | Stars: Aya Hisakawa, Ken'yû Horiuchi, Kazuhiko Inoue, Unshô Ishizuka

21. Operation Babylift: The Lost Children of Vietnam (2009)

72 min | Documentary

7.8
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"Operation Babylift" was a $2 million dollar US initiative that airlifted over 2,500 Vietnamese orphans out of a war-torn country to protect them from the impending threat of the Communist ... See full summary »

Director: Tammy Nguyen | Stars: Adria Ballard, Bert Ballard, Kyla Ballard, Sarah Ballard

22. Which Way Home (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 180 min | Drama

6.4
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Creator: Michael Laurence | Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, John Waters, Peta Toppano, John Ewart

23. Oh! Man (2004)

71 min | Documentary, War

6.8
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Writers: Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi | Directors: Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi | Star: Benito Mussolini

24. Down with Misery (1945)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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The two drivers Giovanni and Gaetano are friends. Gaetano, bold and ruthless, thrives in the black market, while Giovanni, who is a naive and fundamentally honest worker from the North of ... See full summary »

Writers: Mario Monicelli, Nicola Fausto Neroni, Gennaro Righelli | Director: Gennaro Righelli | Stars: Anna Magnani, Nino Besozzi, Virgilio Riento, Marisa Vernati

25. In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (2010)

64 min | Documentary, Family, History

7.7
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In the 1960s just before being adopted from a Korean orphanage by an American family, my identity was switched with another girl named Cha Jung Hee. I was told to keep the switch a secret, ... See full summary »

Writer: Deann Borshay | Director: Deann Borshay | Star: Deann Borshay

26. The Return of Rusty (1946)

Approved | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.2
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A young Czechoslovakian orphan, Loddy Bicek, befriended by an American army sergeant, is brought into the United States as a stowaway by the soldier. He is apprehended, but escapes and ... See full summary »

Writers: Lewis Helmer Herman, William Sackheim | Director: William Castle | Stars: Ted Donaldson, John Litel, Mark Dennis, Barbara Woodell

27. The Faithful City (1952)

Passed | 79 min | Drama, History, War

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Produced in Israel in English with an international cast, "The Faithful City" depicts some of the courage, patience, bravery and understanding that attended the birth of Israel as a free ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Lejtes, Ben Barzman | Director: Joseph Lejtes | Stars: Jamie Smith, Ben Josef, John Slater, Rahel Marcus

28. Death Korps

Action | Announced

In the summit of World War Three, a squad of elite veteran mercenaries are tasked with protecting two orphans that would end the war, for better or for worse.

Writers: Chris Boldra, Alex Eastwood, Peter Joseph Saysell-Rosales | Director: Peter Joseph Saysell-Rosales | Stars: Jon Campling, Rodrig Andrisan, Vanessa Mayfield, Anthony Straeger

29. The Vicious Years (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama

5.2
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Mario, an Italian war orphan, sees Luca Rossi commit a murder. Eager for a home and family life, Mario promises not to tell the police if Luca takes him into his household and family. Luca ... See full summary »

Writer: N. Richard Nash | Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Tommy Cook, Sybil Merritt, Eduard Franz, Gar Moore

30. Undercover Agent (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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A railway postal clerk goes after a sweepstakes counterfeiting ring.

Writers: Milton Raison, Martin Mooney | Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Russell Gleason, Shirley Deane, J.M. Kerrigan, Maude Eburne

31. African Soul, American Heart (2008)

Not Rated | 23 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Retraces the journey of the Lost Boys from Sudan to Ethiopia to Kenya, as Joseph Makeer interviews officials, clergy, and the children themselves.

Writers: Kevin Brooks, Deb Dawson | Director: Deb Dawson | Stars: Mary Achol, Mohammad Arif, John Bul Dau, Menbere Dawit

32. The Mexican Spitfire's Baby (1941)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy

6.2
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It is the Lindsay's wedding anniversary and they are fighting. To help them settle down with a house and children, Uncle Matt writes Lord Epping for his help in getting the Lindsay's a war ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerome Cady, Charles E. Roberts | Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Lupe Velez, Leon Errol, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Zasu Pitts

33. Universal Newsreel (XIII) (1945)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Newsreel in six segments headlines the Yalta Conference, and features coverage of the Lublin Massacre in Poland, plus damages done by a tornado which swept through parts of Mississippi and ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Albert Grobe, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill

34. The Egg-Yegg (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, War

5.1
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Plot based (loosely)on World-War II orphaned-children from Europe who had been adopted by American citizens and given home in the United States; Crow receives two "war orphan" eggs, which ... See full summary »

Writer: Sam Cobean | Director: Bob Wickersham | Star: Frank Graham

35. Red Orphans in White Finland (1999)

53 min | Documentary

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Writers: Seppo Rustanius, Olli Soinio | Director: Seppo Rustanius | Stars: Pertti Sveholm, Meeri Kytöoja, Eva Erkko, John O. Virtanen

36. Lähellä syntiä (1955)

99 min | War

6.3
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Writers: Martti Larni, Hannu Leminen | Director: Hannu Leminen | Stars: Tuija Halonen, Erkki Viljos, Felix Teraste, Aku Korhonen

37. Polens børn (1947)

Documentary

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Director: Nic. Lichtenberg

38. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: Nguyen (1973)

60 min | Drama

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Writers: David Moessinger, David Victor | Director: David Moessinger | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Robert Hooks

39. Over There (2005– )
Episode: Orphans (2005)

TV-MA | Action, Drama, War

8.1
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The soldiers clash with a Frenchwoman who runs an orphanage; Terry searches for answers when Bo's paychecks go missing; Sergio distances himself from Anna.

Writers: Steven Bochco, Joel Fields, Chris Gerolmo | Director: Kramer Morgenthau | Stars: Josh Henderson, Luke Macfarlane, Erik Palladino, Keith Robinson

40. Dangerous Assignment (1952– )
Episode: The Black Hood Story (1952)

Adventure

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After the war a lot of orphaned teenagers are drifting about in Berlin. Some of them have formed a gang of young criminals, who cover their faces with black hoods when doing their robbery. ... See full summary »

Writers: Adrian Gendot, Robert Ryf | Director: Bill Karn | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Beverly Long, Gloria Eaton, Joe Turkel

41. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: The Kids (1975)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.5
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The 4077th takes in Nurse Cratty's Korean orphans during a shelling attack, including a pregnant girl with a bullet wound. But Frank accuses one of the orphans of stealing his newly (and dubiously) awarded Purple Heart.

Writers: James Fritzell, Everett Greenbaum, Larry Gelbart | Director: Alan Alda | Stars: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit