Most Popular Catholic Orphanage Movies and TV Shows
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1. Orphan (2009)
R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.
Votes: 179,142 | Gross: $41.60M
2. Annabelle: Creation (2017)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll-maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they become the target of the doll-maker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
Votes: 98,585 | Gross: $102.09M
4. The Blues Brothers (1980)
R | 133 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.
Votes: 170,435 | Gross: $57.23M
5. Twins (1988)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Crime
A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.
Votes: 105,670 | Gross: $111.94M
6. Blades of Glory (2007)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Sport
In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.
Votes: 149,452 | Gross: $118.59M
7. Problem Child (1990)
PG | 81 min | Comedy, Family
A young boy is just short of a monster. He is adopted by a loving man and his wacky wife. The laughs keep coming as the boy pushes them to the limits.
Votes: 26,568 | Gross: $53.47M
8. The Painted Veil (2006)
PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, Romance
A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.
Votes: 86,106 | Gross: $8.06M
9. Bronco Billy (1980)
PG | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.
Votes: 10,063 | Gross: $24.27M
11. Omen IV: The Awakening (1991 TV Movie)
Unrated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two attorneys adopts a mysterious orphan girl as their daughter, unaware she is the new antichrist; next in line from Damien thorn.
13. Evelyn (2002)
PG | 94 min | Drama
1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment, and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children... See full summary »
Votes: 6,061 | Gross: $1.48M
14. Kiss of Death (1947)
Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Nick Bianco is caught during a botched jewellery heist. The prosecution offer him a more lenient sentence if he squeals on his accomplices but he doesn't roll over on them. Three years into the sentence an event changes his mind.
16. Boys Town (1938)
Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama
When a death row prisoner tells him he wouldn't have led a life of crime if only he had had one friend as a child, Father Edward Flanagan decides to do something about. An advocate of child... See full summary »
17. Marquis de Sade's Justine (1977)
99 min | Drama
Justine (Koo Stark) wishes to remain innocent and virginal, but instead slips into a life of debauchery, torture, whipping, slavery and salaciousness. Meanwhile, her brazen, flirtatious and... See full summary »
18. Marquis de Sade's Justine (1969)
R | 90 min | Drama, Horror
Without a family, penniless and separated from her sister, a beautiful chaste woman will have to cope with an endless parade of villains, perverts and degenerates who will claim not only her treasured virtue but also her life.
19. Noble (2014)
PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama
Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.
Votes: 1,410 | Gross: $0.35M
20. Anthony Adverse (1936)
Passed | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.
21. The Orphan Killer (2011)
Not Rated | 83 min | Horror
The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a ... See full summary »
22. Angels in the Outfield (1951)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice ... See full summary »
24. Chestnut: Hero of Central Park (2004)
G | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Two sisters at an orphanage find a puppy and hide it. When they are adopted by a couple at Central Park, they bring it secretly with them. Even in a big apartment, it's a problem hiding and feeding a growing Great Dane.
25. Blast of Silence (1961)
Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way.
26. Mirror Mirror 2: Raven Dance (1994)
Not Rated | 91 min | Horror
A mysterious mirror is found hidden in a church orphanage, yet few realize its legacy of evil. When an innocent teen discovers that she is being stalked by her evil stepsister, the mirror's... See full summary »
27. Till Marriage Do Us Part (1974)
R | 92 min | Comedy
The Marquise Eugenia di Maqueda, an orphan raised by the nuns, marries Raimondo Corrao, but on their wedding night she finds out that he is her brother. The piece of news is in a letter ... See full summary »
28. Men of Boys Town (1941)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama
Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy return in this sequel to the original Boys Town. This time the school faces financial trouble as Father Flannigan tries to help every little boy he meets. ... See full summary »
29. You Don't Choose Your Family (2011)
103 min | Adventure, Comedy
Alex wants to adopt a charming 5-year old little girl Miley, who lives in Thailand. But according to the laws of this country adoptive parents need to be a registered couple. Alex inciting ... See full summary »
32. Scandal at Scourie (1953)
Passed | 90 min | Drama
After their orphanage burns down, a group of children are being transported west by train to Manitoba. All of them are available for adoption and at a stop at Scourie, Ontario little Patsy ... See full summary »
34. The Snake Girl and the Silver-Haired Witch (1968)
82 min | Fantasy, Horror
Extremely fun Daiei adaptation of two shojo horror manga into a single, crazily FX-laden story about two rival, shape-shifting sisters who are on less than good terms. However, when an evil... See full summary »
35. Little Boy Lost (1953)
Approved | 95 min | Drama
A war correspondent who was stationed in Paris during WW II married a French girl who was murdered by the Nazis. After the war he returns to to try to find his son, whom he lost during a ... See full summary »
36. Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder (1982)
PG | 108 min | Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, Brian Anderson (Dennis Christopher), a young Army medic, is stationed in Saigon. Initially apathetic and self-serving, he eventually has his heart won over by the ... See full summary »
37. Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
Homer Smith returns to the chapel which, years before, he helped to build to find that the nuns have taken in a group of homeless/unwanted/runaway children. Once again, he is inspired by ... See full summary »
38. The Little Nuns (1963)
100 min | Comedy
Two nuns come to Rome to protest to an airline about its jet planes which have been flying over their convent school, disrupting teaching of the little orphans who study there and damaging ... See full summary »
40. Cradle Song (1961)
93 min | Drama, Comedy
In a convent of cloistered nuns at the end of 19th century, the community celebrates the onomastics of its mother superior. They also receive a visit from the doctor, don José, an atheist ... See full summary »
44. Drewniany rózaniec (1965)
81 min | Drama
A cruel life at an orphanage for young girls in 1930s Poland. Natalia is the new one there. The nuns make her learn very quickly the rules of the game.
45. An Orphan's Gift (2005 TV Short)
35 min | Documentary, Short
American student volunteer Ryan Oliver Hansen spends seven months in the Loreto Catholic orphanage in impoverished Esmeraldas, Ecuador. During his time there, he grows to love the children and tries to find ways to improve their lives.
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)
TV-PG | 25 min | Western
Josh receives a letter from a girl at the St. Elizabeth Home for Young Ladies. Expecting a young woman, Josh finds a young orphan girl wanting him to find the parents she insists are still alive and with whom she yearns to be reunited.
The Road Not Taken
TV-PG | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A nun and some orphans are in need of rescuing by MacGyver from murderous soldiers in Southeast Asia. It turns out that the nun's assistant is an old girlfriend of MacGyver's.