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1. Lion (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

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69 Metascore

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Director: Garth Davis | Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar

Votes: 157,859 | Gross: $51.69M

2. Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017)

83 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war.

Director: Issa López | Stars: Paola Lara, Hanssel Casillas, Rodrigo Cortes, Ianis Guerrero

Votes: 442

3. Prime Suspect 3 (1993)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, Karen Tomlin, David Thewlis

Votes: 2,375

4. Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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78 Metascore

The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal, Chanda Sharma, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 7,354 | Gross: $2.08M

5. Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

R | 111 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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65 Metascore

In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Arias | Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya, Kankurô Kudô

Votes: 10,706

6. Cairo Time (2009)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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67 Metascore

A romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard.

Director: Ruba Nadda | Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Elena Anaya, Amina Annabi

Votes: 5,734 | Gross: $1.60M

7. Pixote (1981)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

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The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution and drugs.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Votes: 5,384

8. Streets (1990)

R | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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Serious, well-made story of runaways living in Venice, California, under the threat of a psychotic cop who is a serial killer of prostitutes.

Director: Katt Shea | Stars: Christina Applegate, David Mendenhall, Eb Lottimer, Jane Chung

Votes: 586 | Gross: $1.51M

9. Blanka (2015)

75 min | Drama

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Abandoned in the shabby urban slums of Manila, the 11-year-old street urchin, Blanka, struggles for survival in a cruel world to succeed in her ultimate goal: to create the best family money can buy.

Director: Kohki Hasei | Stars: Jomar Bisuyo, Raymond Camacho, Cydel Gabutero, Peter Millari

Votes: 152

10. The Rose Seller (1998)

116 min | Drama

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13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother ... See full summary »

Director: Víctor Gaviria | Stars: Lady Tabares, Marta Correa, Mileider Gil, Diana Murillo

Votes: 1,418

11. Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Crime

7.5
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55 Metascore

A group of children living on the street leave their gang, prompting retribution from the gang's leader. After one of the children dies, the rest try to come up with the resources to give their friend a proper burial.

Director: Nabil Ayouch | Stars: Mounïm Kbab, Mustapha Hansali, Hicham Moussoune, Abdelhak Zhayra

Votes: 2,253

12. Traffic Signal (2007)

130 min | Drama

6.6
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Silsila is the "manager" of one traffic signal, that is he collects the "hafta" (protection tax) from each signal squatter plying his trade. There's Tsunami, a little scavenger boy, there's... See full summary »

Director: Madhur Bhandarkar | Stars: Kunal Khemu, Neetu Chandra, Upendra Limaye, Ranvir Shorey

Votes: 1,242

13. Si te dicen que caí (1989)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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In the post Spanish civil war years, Catalan kids would sit in circles among the ruins and tell stories, known as "aventis" (the film's original title in Catalan, its original language). ... See full summary »

Director: Vicente Aranda | Stars: Victoria Abril, Jorge Sanz, Antonio Banderas, Javier Gurruchaga

Votes: 322

14. I guappi (1974)

130 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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In this period piece set in Italy, Nicola Bellizzi dreams of becoming a lawyer. However, when he seeks the reason that people are reluctant to help him in his goals, he discovers that some ... See full summary »

Director: Pasquale Squitieri | Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Franco Nero, Fabio Testi, Lina Polito

Votes: 216

15. Gervaise (1956)

116 min | Drama

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Gervaise Macquart, a young lame laundress, is left by her lover Auguste Lantier with two boys... She manages to make it, and a few years later she marries Coupeau, a roofer. After working ... See full summary »

Director: René Clément | Stars: Maria Schell, François Périer, Jany Holt, Mathilde Casadesus

Votes: 921

16. Children Underground (2001)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

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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: 2,036

17. State buoni se potete (1983)

115 min | Drama

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Around the year 1500, the Italian priest Don Filippo Neri helps street kids and orphans in his poor little chapel. He is no clergyman by the book, but a true believer in terms good and bad ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Magni | Stars: Johnny Dorelli, Philippe Leroy, Rodolfo Bigotti, Flora Carabella

Votes: 1,089

18. Boot Polish (1954)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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Preteen brother and sister, abandoned by their father to care of an abusive prostitute aunt, survive life in an Indian squatters' camp, aided by a friendly cripple, by learning to shine shoes instead of begging.

Director: Prakash Arora | Stars: Kumari Naaz, Rattan Kumar, David Abraham, Chand Burke

Votes: 597

19. Última Parada 174 (2008)

Unrated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A chronicle of a real-life bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro that occurred on June 12, 2000.

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Michel Gomes, Cris Vianna, Marcello Melo Junior, Gabriela Luiz

Votes: 4,407

20. Thanks Maa (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

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A homeless petty thief attempts to find the biological mother of an abandoned baby.

Director: Irfan Kamal | Stars: Master Shams, Master Salman, Master Jaffer, Master Fayaaz

Votes: 649

21. Kismat (2004)

Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Drama

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Tony works as a hit-man for gangster, Vikas Patil, who owes his allegiance to wealthy Raj Mallya. Raj Mallya is involved in marketing spurious and out-dated drugs, and as a result is the ... See full summary »

Director: Guddu Dhanoa | Stars: Bobby Deol, Priyanka Chopra, Kabir Bedi, Sanjay Narvekar

Votes: 380

22. Chica de Río (2001)

102 min | Comedy

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Discovering your wife is sleeping with your boss can make a man do strange things. For a Samba-obsessed London clerk, robbing a bank and boarding the first flight to Rio are just the beginning.

Director: Christopher Monger | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Vanessa Nunes, Santiago Segura, Patrick Barlow

Votes: 915

23. Tera Kya Hoga Johnny (2009)

155 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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An abused boy who sells coffee on a bicycle gets involved in a robbery.

Director: Sudhir Mishra | Stars: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sikandar Agarwal, Aditya Bhattacharya, Abhay Deol

Votes: 184

24. Lilet Never Happened (2012)

105 min | Drama

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A look at child prostitution in Manila.

Director: Jacco Groen | Stars: Sandy Talag, Johanna ter Steege, John Arcilla, Angeli Bayani

Votes: 194

25. Mga batang yagit (1984)

Drama

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Director: Leroy Salvador | Stars: Dindo Fernando, Amy Austria, Beth Bautista, Bella Flores

26. They Shall Have Music (1939)

Passed | 102 min | Music, Drama, Family

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A boy runs away from home and ends up at a music school for poor children. When the school suffers hard times, he enlists the aid of violinist Heifetz to save the day.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Jascha Heifetz, Joel McCrea, Andrea Leeds, Gene Reynolds

Votes: 355

27. A Children's Story (2004)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

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Rosario is 11 years old, he lives in the suburbs with his grandmother, a sick woman who spends time watching TV. He is the leader of a small group who spends his days between games rooms, small crimes and dangerous challenges.

Directors: Andrea Frazzi, Antonio Frazzi | Stars: Gianluca Di Gennaro, Carmine Recano, Arturo Paglia, Sergio Solli

Votes: 357

28. Maging sino ka man (1991)

Action, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Director: Eddie Rodriguez | Stars: Sharon Cuneta, Robin Padilla, Edu Manzano, Vina Morales

Votes: 24

29. Huelepega: Ley de la calle (1999)

105 min | Drama

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Oliver, an 11-year-old boy thrown out of his home by his abusive stepfather, joins a gang of street children and is exposed to narcotics, violence and sexual predators, and the world of crime seems to be the only road available.

Director: Elia K. Schneider | Stars: José Gregorio Rivas, Alfredo Medina, Luis Campos Pelón, Pedro Lander

Votes: 213

30. Night Friend (1988)

R | 95 min | Drama

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A priest goes to great lengths in an effort to get a teenage prostitute off the streets.

Director: Peter Gerretsen | Stars: Chuck Shamata, Heather Kjollesdal, Daniel MacIvor, Réal Andrews

Votes: 30

31. Orson & Olivia (1995– )

Animation

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Stars: Aurelia Bruno, Zaira Benbabis, Marine Boiron, Patricia Legrand

Votes: 57

32. O Diabo a Quatro (2004)

108 min | Comedy

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In Copabacana, the pothead surfer Paulo Roberto is the son of a politician with a dysfunctional family that spends the day surfing and smoking grass. The family maid has a son, the ... See full summary »

Director: Alice de Andrade | Stars: Marcelo Faria, Maria Flor, Márcio Libar, Netinho Alves

Votes: 256

33. Si Baleleng at ang gintong sirena (1989)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Director: Chito S. Roño | Stars: Cheche Sta. Ana, Charito Solis, Eddie Garcia, Laurice Guillen

Votes: 5

34. Totoy Guwapo: Alyas Kanto Boy (1992)

Action, Crime, Drama

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Director: Toto Natividad | Stars: Ace Vergel, Bembol Roco, Efren Reyes Jr., Johnny Delgado

35. May pulis, may pulis sa ilalim ng tulay (1989)

Comedy

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Director: Mike Relon Makiling | Stars: Dolphy, Joey Albert, Nova Villa, Panchito

36. An Orphan Boy of Vienna (1936)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Max Neufeld | Stars: Hans Olden, Ferdinand Mayerhofer, Otto Hartmann, Franz Schafheitlin

Votes: 12

37. Children of the Secret State (2001)

50 min | Documentary

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A documentary about a North Korean that repeatedly goes back into the country with a hidden camera to film the orphans dying of starvation in the streets.

Director: Carla Garapedian | Star: Joe Layburn

Votes: 133

38. Safar (1972)

34 min | Short

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Director: Bahram Beizai | Stars: Sirrus Hassanpur, Abbas Dastranj, Jamshid Layegh, Parvaneh Massoumi

Votes: 43

39. Silang mga sisiw sa lansangan (1993)

Drama

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Four kids stow away from home and became street children. A philanthropist adopted them and treated them as his family until they were held hostages.

Director: Agustin dela Cruz | Stars: Judy Ann Santos, Sunshine Dizon, Margarita Fuentes, Lady Lee

Votes: 13

40. Floating Over Kolkata (2004)

10 min | Short, Drama

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Floating Over Kolkata is a docu-fiction on the street kids of Kolkata, India. It is a journey into the mind of a girl as she becomes one of the street kids. Performances by real street ... See full summary »

Director: Paramita Guha | Stars: Bablu Gayen, Rinki Roy

41. Wings of Evolution (2007)

48 min | Documentary

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The film revolves around the revolutionary educational system of Siragu, a school for homeless and underprivileged children, located in the remote outskirts of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India.... See full summary »

Directors: Ramesh Mourthy, Stanzin Raghu

42. Children of Congo: From War to Witches (2008)

67 min | Documentary

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Over five million people have died during the past decade as a result of the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Few people are aware of the unimaginable scale of human suffering... See full summary »

Director: Dan Balluff | Stars: Tony Akundi, Dan Balluff, Sadia Kaenzig, Zbigniew Orlikowski

43. Consuelo (2016)

TV-14 | Short, Drama

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Director: Tatianna Kantorowicz | Stars: Johan Andres, Germán Aponte, Laura Valentina Gómez, Chayanne Jaramillo

44. To Touch the Soul (2007)

70 min | Documentary

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CSULB Professor Carlos Silveira, an artist educator and social activist, wants to bring a sense of joy to impoverished children in Cambodia who are affected by HIV/AIDS. He has recruited 27... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Goble | Stars: Cassandra Hepburn, Saneya Bair, Heather Hamilton, John Lachey

Votes: 5

45. Paglaya sa Tanikala (2012)

75 min | Drama

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Young Berto is a glue-sniffing, street child that has fallen prey to human traffickers. When the street urchin meets Somascan Bro. Jerry, he finds refuge in the Casa Miani orphanage. But ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Angelo Dagñalan | Stars: Matteo Guidicelli, Micko Laurente, Nicco Manalo, Jaime Fabregas

46. Children of Manila (2008)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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The Philippines are home to an estimated 1.5 million street children, many of whom survive by begging and selling salvaged recyclables from the streets of Metro Manila. Poignant yet ... See full summary »

Director: Alessandro Molatore

47. Jyotirgamaya: Lead Me to the Light (2005)

37 min | Documentary, Short

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From the darkness of the streets, with the help of love, some innocent lives begin their journey towards the land of the Light.

Director: Dheeraj Akolkar | Stars: Ranu Baruah, Children Snehalaya, Snehalaya Children, Caretakers Snehalaya

Votes: 17

48. Road to Rio: The Street Kids World Cup (2015 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

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A group of children who have all lived or worked on the streets of Fortaleza are chosen to represent Brazil in the second ever Street Child World Cup to take place 1300 miles away in Rio.

Directors: Nathan Erasmus, Leonardo Scavone

49. It Never Rains (1996)

12 min | Short

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Director: Brad McGann | Star: Kane McNay

50. Mayibobo (2009)

28 min | Documentary, Drama

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A documentary about Rwandan Street Children chronicling their life stories and presenting their struggles, sadness, pain, and hope for the future.

Director: Reginald Schickel