kids, #8, Girl, Chica, Ragazzina, Lass.by road-traveled | created - 18 Jul 2015 | updated - 11 months ago | Public
List 1 of 6. Girls in school, with family, orphans. Girls with their home country noted.
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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.
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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.
Young girl in Canada
8. Die Höhle des gelben Hundes (2005)
G | 93 min | Drama, Family
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 »
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.
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.
Young girl in Victorian England countryside.
11. La faute à Fidel! (2006)
Unrated | 99 min | Drama, History
A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Votes: 4,678 | Gross: $0.17M
10 year old in 1970 Paris.
12. Brodeuses (2004)
89 min | Drama, Romance
Claire (Nymark), an unmarried pregnant teenager, finds an odd relation in Madame Mélikian (Ascaride), an older woman grieving over the death of her son.
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
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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
A music group of girls need to learn to play a song before the school festival.
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
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.
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
A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.
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.
Votes: 13,790 | Gross: $2.85M
14 year old. 1957 rural Louisiana, summertime.
21. Mutzmag (1993)
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 »
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 »
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.
Votes: 3,714 | Gross: $1.40M
France. A four year old after her mother dies.
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Selma, Lord, Selma
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 »
1965, Alabama. 11 year old girl
25. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
31. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
PG | 112 min | Drama
A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
High school girls in a marching band. Washington D. C.
43. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »