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1. The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

Young Fiona lives with her grandparents in a small fishing village where she takes an active role to unravel the mysterious secrets.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Jeni Courtney, Eileen Colgan, Mick Lally, Pat Slowey

Votes: 6,491 | Gross: $6.10M

Young girl moves in with her grandparents. Remote fishing village. 1940s, Ireland

2. Danzak (2008)

Open | 19 min | Short, Drama

Nina is a ten-year-old girl whose life dramatically changes when her father, a master Scissor Dancer, asks her to fulfill his last wish.

Director: Gabriela Yepes | Stars: Hellen Sly Sanchez, Frank Aroni, Liliana Trujillo

Votes: 46

10 year old, living in the Peruvian Andes.

3. Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)

R | 99 min | Drama

Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Chen | Stars: Xiaolu Li, Lopsang, Zheng Qian, Jie Gao

Votes: 2,910 | Gross: $1.00M

15 year old, sent to remote China for manual labor, 1975.

4. Yeo-haeng-ja (2009)

92 min | Drama

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, Ko Asung, Myung-shin Park

Votes: 1,932

9 year old, abandoned by her father at an orphanage. 1970s Seoul, South Korea.

5. Tennen kokekkô (2007)

121 min | Drama

In "A Gentle Breeze in the Village," Soyo Migata (Kaho) is a quirky 8th grade student who resides in a tiny rural village somewhere in Japan. The village is small enough where there's only ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita | Stars: Kaho, Masaki Okada, Elisa Yanagi, Shôko Fujimura

Votes: 828

A group of kids living in rural Japan.

6. Oshin (2013)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Family

A young girl named Oshin is sent to work for another family because of her family's financial situation.

Director: Shin Togashi | Stars: Kokone Hamada, Aya Ueto, Kayoko Kishimoto, Manami Igashira

Votes: 577

7 year old, 1907 Japan. Leaving home to work.

7. Anne of Green Gables (1985)

TV-G | 199 min | Drama, Family

An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton

Votes: 17,301

Young girl in Canada

8. Die Höhle des gelben Hundes (2005)

G | 93 min | Drama, Family

73 Metascore

The little nomad girl Nansal finds a baby dog in the Mongolian veld, who becomes her best friend - against all rejections of her parents. A story about a Mongolian family of nomads - their ... See full summary »

Director: Byambasuren Davaa | Stars: Batchuluun Urjindorj, Buyandulam Daramdadi, Nansal Batchuluun, Nansalmaa Batchuluun

Votes: 2,655 | Gross: $0.14M

A 6 year old, oldest of 3 children. Inner Mongolian herds-people. Nansal finds a dog and wants to keep it.

9. Cú và chim se se (2007)

PG | 97 min | Drama

In modern-day Saigon, three lonely strangers form a unique family as a ten-year old orphan plays matchmaker to a zookeeper and a beautiful flight attendant.

Director: Stephane Gauger | Stars: Cat Ly, The Lu Le, Han Thi Pham, Trong Hai

Votes: 857 | Gross: $0.05M

10 year old orphan, Saigon. Living on the streets.

10. Alice in Wonderland (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A girl named Alice falls down a rabbit-hole and wanders into the strange Wonderland.

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Anne-Marie Mallik, Freda Dowie, Jo Maxwell Muller, Wilfrid Brambell

Votes: 638

Young girl in Victorian England countryside.

11. La faute à Fidel! (2006)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, History

74 Metascore

A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.

Director: Julie Gavras | Stars: Nina Kervel-Bey, Julie Depardieu, Stefano Accorsi, Benjamin Feuillet

Votes: 4,678 | Gross: $0.17M

10 year old in 1970 Paris.

12. Brodeuses (2004)

89 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

Claire (Nymark), an unmarried pregnant teenager, finds an odd relation in Madame Mélikian (Ascaride), an older woman grieving over the death of her son.

Director: Éléonore Faucher | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Lola Naymark, Jackie Berroyer, Thomas Laroppe

Votes: 1,362 | Gross: $0.03M

17 year old farm girl who likes embroidery moves in with Armenian embroiderer who works for haute couture Parisian designers. France.

13. Meng ying tong nian (2004)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

70 Metascore

For no apparent reason, a mute young woman assaults a youth who delivers water on his bicycle, injuring him and ruining his bike. Surprisingly, she asks him to feed her fish while she is in... See full summary »

Director: Jiang Xiao | Stars: Yu Xia, Haibin Li, Yijing Zhang, Zhongyang Qi

Votes: 941 | Gross: $0.01M

A teenager. China

14. Hana to Arisu (2004)

135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When two best friends develop a crush on the same boy, they develop a plan to trick him into dating them.

Director: Shunji Iwai | Stars: Anne Suzuki, Yû Aoi, Tomohiro Kaku, Shôko Aida

Votes: 3,300

Best friends since little, the time from junior high to high school. Japan.

15. Heidi (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Family

An adaptation of the famous childhood classic about a little girl taken away from her beloved grandfather, which benefits from filming in the actual picturesque Switzerland locations and color photography.

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Elsbeth Sigmund, Heinrich Gretler, Thomas Klameth, Elsie Attenhofer

Votes: 303

Young girl living with grandfather. Filmed in Kanton Graubunden, Switzerland

16. Kiseye Berendj (1997)

80 min | Drama, Family

A small child and her elderly neighbor are having all kinds of small adventures in the streets of Tehran to get a sack of rice.

Director: Mohammad-Ali Talebi | Stars: Jairan Abadzade, Shirin Bina, Masume Eskandari, Hossein Kalantar

Votes: 227

A Bag of Rice. A 6 year old in Iran buying a bag of rice at the market, not a simple thing to do.

17. Linda Linda Linda (2005)

114 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

71 Metascore

A music group of girls need to learn to play a song before the school festival.

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita | Stars: Doona Bae, Aki Maeda, Yû Kashii, Shiori Sekine

Votes: 2,901

Four Japanese high school girls form a rock and roll band to play at a festival. The lead singer is Korean, a foreign exchange student that can barely speak Japanese. 80s hits.

18. La pivellina (2009)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

62 Metascore

A circus woman and her husband find a two year old girl in the trailer park where they are living. With the help of another child, they search for her mother.

Directors: Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel | Stars: Patrizia Gerardi, Tairo Caroli, Walter Saabel, Asia Crippa

Votes: 631 | Gross: $0.00M

A 2 year old found alone in a park in Rome. A woman looking for her dog takes the little girl home with her.

19. A Little Princess (1995)

G | 97 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

83 Metascore

A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Rusty Schwimmer

Votes: 28,592 | Gross: $10.02M

Growing up in India, then moving to New York when 10 years old. Being placed in a boarding school while her dad fights for Britain in WWI. India, New York, 1914.

20. The Man in the Moon (1991)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Romance

A coming of age story set in the south of the U.S. when Elvis was King.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 13,790 | Gross: $2.85M

14 year old. 1957 rural Louisiana, summertime.

21. Mutzmag (1993)

53 min

Set deep in the Appalachian mountains around 1920, Mutzmag is a live-action adaptation of an American trickster tale about a plucky young girl named Mutzmag who sets out on a journey with ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Davenport | Stars: Stephanie Astalos-Jones, Robbie Sams

Votes: 19

Young girl growing up in the Appalachian Mountains, 1920s.

22. Peppermint Soda (1977)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys | Stars: Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac, Michel Puterflam

Votes: 782

13 and 15 year old sisters in early 60s Paris.

23. Ponette (1996)

97 min | Drama

A four-year-old girl tries to come to terms with the sudden death of her mother.

Director: Jacques Doillon | Stars: Victoire Thivisol, Delphine Schiltz, Matiaz Bureau Caton, Léopoldine Serre

Votes: 3,714 | Gross: $1.40M

France. A four year old after her mother dies.

24. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Clifton Powell) and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Mackenzie Astin, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Clifton Powell, Ella Joyce

Votes: 453

1965, Alabama. 11 year old girl

25. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

In 1940, after watching and being traumatized by the movie Frankenstein (1931), a sensitive seven year-old girl living in a small Spanish village drifts into her own fantasy world.

Director: Víctor Erice | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellería

Votes: 14,465

2 young girls in 1940s small Castilian village.


26. The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A Vietnamese servant girl, Mui, observes lives within two different Saigon families: the first, a woman textile seller with three boys and a frequently absent husband; the second, a handsome young pianist with his fiancée.

Director: Anh Hung Tran | Stars: Nu Yên-Khê Tran, Man San Lu, Thi Loc Truong, Anh Hoa Nguyen

Votes: 7,008 | Gross: $1.91M

10 year old servant in Vietnam household. 1950s

27. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)

G | 88 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Cliff Robertson, Dylan Kussman

Votes: 4,314 | Gross: $7.30M

Teenager, 1930s, works with horses. Runs away from home in Texas, joins the circus. Filmed around Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

28. The White Balloon (1995)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Family

Several people try to help a little girl to find the money her mom gave her to buy a goldfish with.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Anna Borkowska

Votes: 5,766 | Gross: $0.47M

Iran. A little girl gets money to buy a goldfish for the Iranian New Year. On her walk to the fish store, events happen.

29. The Adolescent (1979)

PG | 90 min | Drama

The summer of 1939. Marie, at 13, goes with her parents to visit her grandmother in a small town near Avignon. Although rumors of war reach the countryside, it's an idyllic place. Marie's ... See full summary »

Director: Jeanne Moreau | Stars: Simone Signoret, Francis Huster, Laetitia Chauveau, Edith Clever

Votes: 129

13 year old, Provence countryside, summer 1939.

30. Age 7 in America (1991 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Biography

US take on the classic UK documentary series "Up". This first US entry follows a group of economically, racially and socially diverse 7-year-olds. The idea was to make followup films on them every 7 years but the project ended in 2006.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Alexis, Ashtyn, Brandon, Douglas

Votes: 71

31. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

PG | 112 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Director: Doug Atchison | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 16,870 | Gross: $18.81M

11 year old living in Los Angeles wins a spelling bee, and trains for the nationals.

32. Neco z Alenky (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Kristýna Kohoutová, Camilla Power

Votes: 9,927

Alice becomes her own doll

33. An Angel at My Table (1990)

R | 158 min | Biography, Drama

In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kerry Fox, Alexia Keogh, Karen Fergusson, Iris Churn

Votes: 5,735 | Gross: $1.05M

Growing up with misdiagnosed condition, and overcoming the odds to become a great writer. 1920s-1930s, New Zealand

34. Angel's Egg (1985)

71 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

A mysterious young girl wanders a desolate, otherworldly landscape, carrying a large egg.

Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Mako Hyôdô, Jinpachi Nezu, Kei'ichi Noda

Votes: 4,884

A young girl and an egg in an otherworldly landscape.

35. Annaluise & Anton (1999)

107 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

Pünktchen and Anton are closest of friends. Being the daughter of a wealthy surgeon, young Pünktchen lives in a great house. Her mother, who always travels through the world more for public... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Link | Stars: Elea Geissler, Max Felder, Juliane Köhler, August Zirner

Votes: 779

10 year old, daughter of wealthy surgeon. Germany.

36. Anne of Avonlea (1987)

230 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Marilyn Lightstone, Schuyler Grant

Votes: 7,641

Young girl in Canada

37. Alice in the Cities (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

A German journalist is saddled with a nine-year-old girl after encountering her mother at a New York airport.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Yella Rottländer, Rüdiger Vogler, Lisa Kreuzer, Edda Köchl

Votes: 8,000

9 year old Dutch-German girl traveling with writer in Europe, 1973.

38. Aretz Hadasha (1994)

105 min | Drama

A brother and sister arrive alone in the new country of Israel after World War II where they hope to find their lost mother. The complexities of life with colorful characters in the refugee... See full summary »

Director: Orna Ben-Dor Niv | Stars: Etti Ankri, Gedalia Besser, Guy Bracca, Ania Bukstein

Votes: 48

Young girl and her brother looking for their mom in the State of Israel after the Holocaust.

39. Atonement (2007)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

85 Metascore

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn, Saoirse Ronan

Votes: 221,598 | Gross: $50.93M

13 year old writer. 1930s, England. A few filming locations - Stokesay Court, Onibury, Shropshire. Nene Washes Nature Reserve, Cambridgeshire.

40. Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

With her infant daughter Margaret Rose in tow, Georgette Thomas pulls up stakes from Tyler, Texas to head to Columbus, Texas to be reunited with her husband, Henry Thomas, who has just been... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Steve McQueen, Lee Remick, Don Murray, Paul Fix

Votes: 1,286

A young girl growing up without her father until he is released from jail. Before Vietnam War south. Filmed in Texas, -Columbus, Wharton, Bay City.

41. Bad Little Angel (1939)

Approved | 72 min | Drama

A Bible-guided Victorian orphan befriends a bootblack in a strange town.

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Virginia Weidler, Gene Reynolds, Guy Kibbee, Ian Hunter

Votes: 212

11 year old Victorian orphan. When her caregiver dies, Patsy travels to the small town of Egypt, New Jersey, because of what she read in the bible. Early 1900s.

42. Ballou (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Ballou , a documentary film, follows the talented Washington, DC, Ballou Senior High School Marching Band, as they overcome their negative environment filled with guns, drugs, and violence,... See full summary »

Director: Michael Patrei | Stars: Marion Barry Jr., Chuck Brown, Lewis Franklin, Denyce Graves

Votes: 32

High school girls in a marching band. Washington D. C.

43. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

86 Metascore

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

Director: Benh Zeitlin | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes

Votes: 76,342 | Gross: $12.80M

6 year old,living in rural Louisiana bayou country.

44. The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Family

These schoolgirls are more interested in racing forms than books as they try to get-rich-quick. They are abetted by the head-mistress' brother, played by Alastair Sim, who also plays the head-mistress.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley

Votes: 2,055

School for Young Ladies. Hertfordshire, England.

45. Beneath Clouds (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Sen | Stars: Dannielle Hall, Damian Pitt, Jenna Lee Connors, Terry Dahlstron

Votes: 869

A girl leaves her home and mother in remote New South Wales, and journeys to Sydney to live with her father. Australia

46. Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 45 min | Drama

Bernice, a shy young woman, leaves her safe home to go visit her flapper cousin. When her cousin tries to teach Bernice how to be much more modern, Bernice gives her much more than she bargained for.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver | Stars: Shelley Duvall, Veronica Cartwright, Bud Cort, Lane Binkley

Votes: 292

Rich finishing school girls. Summer, 1919. Connecticut. A shy cousin visiting her outgoing cousin.

47. Beyond Silence (1996)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Music

Since the earliest days in her childhood Lara has had a difficult but important task. Both her parents are deaf-mute and Lara has to translate from sign-language to the spoken word and vice... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Link | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Tatjana Trieb, Howie Seago, Emmanuelle Laborit

Votes: 3,819 | Gross: $0.17M

A girl when 8 and 18 years old. Interpreter for her parents, who are deaf. Learns the clarinet. Germany.

48. The Blue Umbrella (2005)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Young Biniya lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in the mountainous and snowy region of Himachal Pradesh in India along with her widowed mom and wrestler brother. She entertains ... See full summary »

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Pankaj Kapur, Shreya Sharma, Deepak Dobriyal, Rahul