Most Popular "Runaway Child" Titles
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1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Votes: 365,601 | Gross: $206.46M
3. Traffic (2000)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.
Votes: 180,904 | Gross: $124.12M
5. Mustang (2015)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama
When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.
Votes: 27,761 | Gross: $0.85M
6. Oliver! (1968)
G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical
After being sold to a mortician, young orphan Oliver Twist runs away and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.
Votes: 29,442 | Gross: $16.80M
7. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama
Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with ... See full summary »
Votes: 21,734 | Gross: $37.77M
9. Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001 Video)
G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Seeking the freedom to be a wild dog, the son of Lady and the Tramp runs away to join a gang of junkyard dogs.
10. The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
In Missouri, during the 1840s, young Huck Finn fearful of his drunkard father and yearning for adventure, leaves his foster family and joins with runaway slave Jim in a voyage down the Mississippi River toward slavery free states.
Votes: 6,877 | Gross: $24.10M
13. Savannah Smiles (1982)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family
The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not-so-bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures to her. A surprising ... See full summary »
14. Martian Child (2007)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.
Votes: 18,733 | Gross: $7.49M
15. Standing Up (II) (2013)
PG | 93 min | Drama
Two kids befriend each other after being left stripped nude in a lake as the victims of an immature summer camp prank. They run away from camp and for three days learn more about each other than they've ever known before.
16. Ronja Robbersdaughter (1984)
126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Borka and his band and Mattis's band of robbers are rivals. Birk, his parents and their band live in the wild in Mattisforrest. They move in to Metis-stronghold, which belonged to his ... See full summary »
18. Mostly Martha (2001)
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama
When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year-old niece, the tensions between them mount... until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood.
Votes: 7,257 | Gross: $4.16M
19. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Passed | 140 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.
20. The Thief Lord (2006)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are ... See full summary »
21. Tomboy (2011)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama
A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.
Votes: 14,704 | Gross: $0.13M
22. Klown (2010)
R | 93 min | Comedy
In order to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend, Frank 'kidnaps' her 12-year-old nephew and tags along on his best friend Casper's debauched weekend canoe trip.
Votes: 8,970 | Gross: $0.07M
25. London to Brighton (2006)
R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Desperate to evade an angry pimp, a London prostitute and a young girl flee by train to Brighton after an appointment with a powerful client goes violently wrong.
26. The World of Henry Orient (1964)
Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A mischievous, adventuresome fourteen-year-old girl and her best friend begin following an eccentric concert pianist around New York City after she develops a crush on him.
27. Les diables (2002)
105 min | Drama
The siblings Joseph and Chloé are 12 and have just been placed on another children's home. For years they were on the same or separate homes or on the run together. Chloé is an autist. She ... See full summary »
28. Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
G | 92 min | Adventure, Drama
Two young children, who, rather than part with an old pet lion who was once a circus performer, go on a perilous mountain trek to stay with a recluse friend.
29. The Perfect Holiday (2007)
PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.
Votes: 2,648 | Gross: $5.81M
31. Noriko no shokutaku (2005)
Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, Horror
A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", ... See full summary »
32. The ComDads (1983)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Crime
Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist, that each is the real father in order to obtain their ... See full summary »
33. Homecoming (1996 TV Movie)
PG | 105 min | Drama
Tales of a group of siblings who are forced to fend for themselves when they are abandoned by their mother in the parking lot of a shopping mall. They eventually meet their grandmother, a ... See full summary »
36. Cheetah (1989)
G | 83 min | Adventure, Family
An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. ... See full summary »
Votes: 729 | Gross: $8.15M
37. Nocturna (2015)
Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
Two New Orleans detectives become embroiled in a centuries-long feud between two secretive factions of vampires while investigating a runaway child's case. Torn between their everyday lives... See full summary »
38. Ecstasy (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller
A single church-going mother desperately tries to save her two daughters from walking down the same dark path she was once on; and a young woman fights against addiction to a mysterious party drug.
39. The Yearling (1994 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In 1870s Florida, a rural family struggles to survive. A lonely twelve-year-old son, Jody (Wil Horneff), the lone surviving child, against his mother's better judgment eventually persuades ... See full summary »
40. In Oranje (2004)
90 min | Drama, Family, Music
An 11 year old talented soccerplayer, Remco, has one big dream: to be selected for the national team under 12 years. His father Erik coaches him and everything seems to work out fine, until... See full summary »
41. Chacha Bhatija (1977)
Action, Comedy, Drama
Teja's family consists of himself, his wife, Sita, his brother, Shanker, and a son, Sunder. They all live happily. Things take a turn for the worse, when Sita passes away. Teja decides to ... See full summary »
42. Goliath II (1960)
Approved | 15 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Goliath II is a 6-inch-tall elephant (son of the huge Goliath). He's a big disappointment to his father, but mom is proud of Goliath II anyway. Goliath II is constantly getting into trouble... See full summary »
43. Ya ne vernus (2014)
110 min | Drama
A young woman who grew up in orphanage is longing to be loved, but does not have it in her to love others. Her teenage looks help her while falsely accused of committing a crime to hide in ... See full summary »
45. Stone Cold (1997)
A young boy, tired of his mother's abusive boyfriend, sets out on an adventure to London meeting a friendly man. But there is fear on the streets and people are missing. Will link be next?
46. Children Underground (2001)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary
A profile of homeless Romanian children who were born victims of the nation's reckless population growth policy during its communist era.
47. The Blue Knight (1973 TV Movie)
240 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Bumper Morgan is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department street cop. He is due to retire after twenty years on the job, but is not letting up on the criminal element on his beat.
48. A Woman Without Love (1952)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama
After indulging in an affair with a man (a friend of the family) she truly loves, a woman returns to her young son and husband for good, and loses contact with the man. Her husband is ... See full summary »
49. The Weapon (1956)
77 min | Thriller
A boy accidentally shoots a friend with a gun he found in the rubble of a destroyed building. The gun turns out to be a clue in a ten-year-old murder case.
50. 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.