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1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.7
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72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 365,601 | Gross: $206.46M

2. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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84 Metascore

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

Votes: 274,216 | Gross: $45.51M

3. Traffic (2000)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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86 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas

Votes: 180,904 | Gross: $124.12M

4. Big Love (2006–2011)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

7.6
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A polygamist and his relationship with his three wives.

Stars: Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny, Ginnifer Goodwin

Votes: 18,601

5. Mustang (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

7.6
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83 Metascore

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven | Stars: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan

Votes: 27,761 | Gross: $0.85M

6. Oliver! (1968)

G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.5
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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.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed

Votes: 29,442 | Gross: $16.80M

7. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

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 »

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys

Votes: 21,734 | Gross: $37.77M

8. Cop Car (2015)

R | 88 min | Crime, Thriller

6.3
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66 Metascore

A small-town sheriff sets out to find the two kids who have taken his car on a joy ride.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham

Votes: 25,459 | Gross: $0.13M

9. Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001 Video)

G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.9
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Seeking the freedom to be a wild dog, the son of Lady and the Tramp runs away to join a gang of junkyard dogs.

Directors: Darrell Rooney, Jeannine Roussel | Stars: Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Chazz Palminteri, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 8,100

10. The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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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.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Elijah Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Robards

Votes: 6,877 | Gross: $24.10M

11. Domestic Disturbance (2001)

PG-13 | 89 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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29 Metascore

When Danny witnessed Rick murder a man, Frank has to protect his son from the greatest danger.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: John Travolta, Nick Loren, James Lashly, Rebecca Tilney

Votes: 22,690 | Gross: $45.25M

12. Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)

G | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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Tom and Jerry must save a girl from her evil aunt.

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Richard Kind, Dana Hill, Anndi McAfee, Tony Jay

Votes: 7,837 | Gross: $3.56M

13. Savannah Smiles (1982)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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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 »

Director: Pierre De Moro | Stars: Mark Miller, Donovan Scott, Bridgette Andersen, Chris Robinson

Votes: 1,554

14. Martian Child (2007)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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48 Metascore

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.

Director: Menno Meyjes | Stars: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Bobby Coleman, Sophie Okonedo

Votes: 18,733 | Gross: $7.49M

15. Standing Up (II) (2013)

PG | 93 min | Drama

7.0
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40 Metascore

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.

Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Chandler Canterbury, Annalise Basso, Radha Mitchell, Val Kilmer

Votes: 2,769

16. Ronja Robbersdaughter (1984)

126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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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 »

Director: Tage Danielsson | Stars: Hanna Zetterberg, Dan Håfström, Börje Ahlstedt, Lena Nyman

Votes: 9,378

17. The Yearling (1946)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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A boy persuades his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves?

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr., Chill Wills

Votes: 4,700 | Gross: $5.20M

18. Mostly Martha (2001)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Sandra Nettelbeck | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Maxime Foerste, Sergio Castellitto, August Zirner

Votes: 7,257 | Gross: $4.16M

19. Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | 140 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

7.2
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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.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi

Votes: 6,754

20. The Thief Lord (2006)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.0
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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 »

Director: Richard Claus | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jasper Harris, Carole Boyd, Bob Goody

Votes: 5,386

21. Tomboy (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

7.4
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74 Metascore

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.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani

Votes: 14,704 | Gross: $0.13M

22. Klown (2010)

R | 93 min | Comedy

7.2
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62 Metascore

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.

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard | Stars: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Mia Lyhne

Votes: 8,970 | Gross: $0.07M

23. The Boys of St. Vincent (1992 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

7.7
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The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Henry Czerny, Johnny Morina, Brian Dooley, Philip Dinn

Votes: 1,343 | Gross: $0.20M

24. My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)

G | 86 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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Ponyland comes under attack from a talking blob of purple gunk.

Director: Mike Joens | Stars: Danny DeVito, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Rhea Perlman

Votes: 2,211 | Gross: $5.96M

25. London to Brighton (2006)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Lorraine Stanley, Georgia Groome, Johnny Harris, Nathan Constance

Votes: 7,743

26. The World of Henry Orient (1964)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Peter Sellers, Tippy Walker, Merrie Spaeth, Paula Prentiss

Votes: 2,781

27. Les diables (2002)

105 min | Drama

7.3
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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 »

Director: Christophe Ruggia | Stars: Adèle Haenel, Vincent Rottiers, Rochdy Labidi, Jacques Bonnaffé

Votes: 956

28. Napoleon and Samantha (1972)

G | 92 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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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.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Johnny Whitaker, Will Geer

Votes: 757

29. The Perfect Holiday (2007)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.4
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32 Metascore

A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.

Director: Lance Rivera | Stars: Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah, Faizon Love

Votes: 2,648 | Gross: $5.81M

30. Friends (1971)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A rich English boy meets an orphaned French girl and as they become friends, create a world that is far away from the adult world we live in.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Sean Bury, Anicée Alvina, Ronald Lewis, Toby Robins

Votes: 752

31. Noriko no shokutaku (2005)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, Horror

7.2
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59 Metascore

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 »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Kazue Fukiishi, Tsugumi, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Shirô Namiki

Votes: 3,573

32. The ComDads (1983)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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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 »

Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu, Anny Duperey, Michel Aumont

Votes: 4,378

33. Homecoming (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 105 min | Drama

7.6
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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 »

Director: Mark Jean | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Kimberlee Peterson, Trever O'Brien, Hanna Hall

Votes: 706

34. Kisses (2008)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.

Director: Lance Daly | Stars: Kelly O'Neill, Shane Curry, Paul Roe, Roy Dempsey

Votes: 1,669 | Gross: $0.08M

35. Amigo (2010)

R | 124 min | Drama, War

5.9
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63 Metascore

A fictional account of events during the Philippine-American War.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt, Arthur Acuña

Votes: 503 | Gross: $0.18M

36. Cheetah (1989)

G | 83 min | Adventure, Family

6.1
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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 »

Director: Jeff Blyth | Stars: Keith Coogan, Lucy Deakins, Colin Mothupi, Timothy Landfield

Votes: 729 | Gross: $8.15M

37. Nocturna (2015)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

3.6
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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 »

Director: Buz Alexander | Stars: Mike Doyle, Estella Warren, Massimo Dobrovic, Johnathon Schaech

Votes: 269

38. Ecstasy (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

4.3
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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.

Stars: Christy Andersen, Ava Andersen, Halle Andersen, Robert Ambrose

Votes: 716

39. The Yearling (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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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 »

Director: Rod Hardy | Stars: Peter Strauss, Jean Smart, Wil Horneff, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 253

40. In Oranje (2004)

90 min | Drama, Family, Music

6.5
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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 »

Director: Joram Lürsen | Stars: Yannick van de Velde, Thomas Acda, Wendy van Dijk, Peter Blok

Votes: 1,116

41. Chacha Bhatija (1977)

Action, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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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 »

Director: Manmohan Desai | Stars: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Randhir Kapoor, Yogeeta Bali

Votes: 163

42. Goliath II (1960)

Approved | 15 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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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 »

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Barbara Jo Allen, Mel Blanc, Kevin Corcoran

Votes: 298

43. Ya ne vernus (2014)

110 min | Drama

7.1
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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 »

Directors: Ilmar Raag, Dmitry Sheleg | Stars: Polina Pushkaruk, Vika Lobachova, Andrey Astrakhantsev, Sergey Yatsenyuk

Votes: 574

44. Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976 TV Movie)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Rudolph must find for Happy, the baby New Year, before midnight, New Year's Eve.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam, Harold Peary

Votes: 2,606

45. Stone Cold (1997)

Drama

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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?

Director: Stephen Whittaker | Stars: Paul Gibbon, James Gaddas, Elizabeth Rider, Susan Vidler

Votes: 105

46. Children Underground (2001)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

8.3
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85 Metascore

A profile of homeless Romanian children who were born victims of the nation's reckless population growth policy during its communist era.

Director: Edet Belzberg | Stars: Cristina Ionescu, Mihai Alexandre Tudose, Violeta 'Macarena' Rosu, Ana Turturica

Votes: 2,043

47. The Blue Knight (1973 TV Movie)

240 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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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.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: William Holden, Lee Remick, Joe Santos, Sam Elliott

Votes: 267

48. A Woman Without Love (1952)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

6.7
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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 »

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Rosario Granados, Julio Villarreal, Tito Junco, Joaquín Cordero

Votes: 594

49. The Weapon (1956)

77 min | Thriller

6.3
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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.

Directors: Val Guest, Hal E. Chester | Stars: Steve Cochran, Lizabeth Scott, George Cole, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 142

50. The Children of Times Square (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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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.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Joanna Cassidy, David Ackroyd, Larry B. Scott

Votes: 253