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1. Big Eyes (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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62 Metascore

A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter

Votes: 70,702 | Gross: $14.48M

2. The Innocents (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History

7.3
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78 Metascore

1945 Mathilde is a French Red Cross doctor working on a mission to help the French survivors of the German camps. While she works in Poland, she is asked for help by a nun.: in her convent, several nuns got pregnant...

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Vincent Macaigne

Votes: 6,681 | Gross: $1.06M

3. Jin ling shi san chai (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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46 Metascore

An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 43,150 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Fugitive Pieces (2007)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.1
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60 Metascore

A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Robbie Kay, Monika Schurmann, Nina Dobrev, Jordan Pettle

Votes: 2,006 | Gross: $0.63M

5. Marguerite (2015)

R | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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76 Metascore

Paris, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman, lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she's not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Xavier Giannoli | Stars: Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fau, Christa Théret

Votes: 3,940 | Gross: $0.50M

6. The Front Line (2011)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Drama, History

7.4
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59 Metascore

A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south.

Director: Hun Jang | Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Soo Go, Seung-su Ryu, Chang-Seok Ko

Votes: 4,945 | Gross: $0.01M

7. The Search (1948)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, War

7.9
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In post-war Berlin, an American private helps a lost Czech boy find his mother.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Aline MacMahon, Wendell Corey

Votes: 3,244

8. Saint Ange (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.0
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In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans moved to new families with the administrator Francard. Anna, ... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Lou Doillon, Catriona MacColl, Dorina Lazar

Votes: 3,967

9. Tito i ja (1992)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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The story of a ten year old boy who, as most of the children in Yugoslavia of the 1950s can hardly imagine his life without the great national leader - marshal Tito. After winning the ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Markovic | Stars: Dimitrije Vojnov, Lazar Ristovski, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Anica Dobra

Votes: 4,428

10. The Old Maid (1939)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, George Brent, Donald Crisp

Votes: 2,609

11. The Boy with Green Hair (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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This parable looks at public reaction when the hair of an American war orphan mysteriously turns green.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 2,155

12. The Second Civil War (1997 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A simple immigration issue spins wildly out of control for those involved, ranging from the President of the United States, to a news producer.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Beau Bridges, Joanna Cassidy, Phil Hartman, James Earl Jones

Votes: 1,536

13. Xenoblade Chronicles (2010 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

9.3
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In a world of endless ocean, all life lives on the decaying corpses of two gigantic titans, the Bionis and Mechonis. When the army of Mechonis attacks his home, young scientist Shulk sets out for revenge.

Directors: Ko Kojima, Tetsuya Takahashi | Stars: Adam Howden, Jay Taylor, Carina Reeves, Rufus Jones

Votes: 348

14. Buck Privates Come Home (1947)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Comedy, Family

7.4
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Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Tom Brown, Joan Shawlee

Votes: 1,717

15. Son of Lassie (1945)

G | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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Laddie (Son of Lassie !) and his master are trapped in Norway during WW2 - has he inherited his mothers famous courage ?

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Peter Lawford, Donald Crisp, June Lockhart, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 610

16. The Basket (1999)

PG | 105 min | Drama

6.5
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53 Metascore

A picturesque Pacific Northwest community raising its wheat and children in the midst of a nation reeling from World War I sets the stage for The Basket. In a time of pain and prejudice ... See full summary »

Director: Rich Cowan | Stars: Peter Coyote, Karen Allen, Robert Burke, Amber Willenborg

Votes: 465 | Gross: $0.61M

17. Valkyria Chronicles (2008 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.0
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The Empire's Imperial Army has invaded Gallia. A young man, Lt. Welkin Gunther, the son of the late Gen. Belgen Gunther, forced himself to enlist in the militia and forming Squad 7, making ... See full summary »

Directors: Gary Dunn, Shuntaro Tanaka, Takaharu Terada, Takeshi Ozawa | Stars: Dave Wittenberg, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Fred Tatasciore, Hedy Burress

Votes: 241

18. Children of Hiroshima (1952)

97 min | Drama, War

7.9
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86 Metascore

Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Osamu Takizawa, Masao Shimizu, Jûkichi Uno

Votes: 779

19. Secret Command (1944)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Drama, War

6.3
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Sam Gallagher (Pat O'Brien), a former foreign correspondent and now a United States Government agent, gets a job through his brother Jeff (Chester Morris), whom he has not seen in seven ... See full summary »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Carole Landis, Chester Morris, Ruth Warrick

Votes: 222

20. Melancholian 3 huonetta (2004)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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67 Metascore

A searing examination of the unrelenting Chechen conflict, observed through the prisms of a Russian military boys academy, a war-torn town and a children's refugee camp.

Director: Pirjo Honkasalo | Star: Pirkko Saisio

Votes: 575

21. Valerie (2010)

87 min | Drama, Music, Thriller

4.8
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Director: Josef Rusnak | Stars: Franka Potente, David Brezman, Pasquale Cassalia, Nicole Fantl

Votes: 37

22. It Happened in Europe (1948)

100 min | Drama

7.9
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A band of runaways and orphans of the war scour the countryside in search of food and shelter. They invade and then taken in by a musician and former concert pianist who's hiding out in a ... See full summary »

Director: Géza von Radványi | Stars: Artúr Somlay, Miklós Gábor, Zsuzsa Bánki, György Bárdy

Votes: 667

23. Who Are the DeBolts? [And Where Did They Get 19 Kids?] (1977)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Dorothy and Bob DeBolt's tale of the struggles and joys involved in their 19 adopted children, many of who are physically disabled war orphans.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Kim Atwood, Marty Atwood, Mike Atwood, Mimi Atwood

Votes: 151

24. The Mexican Spitfire's Baby (1941)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy

6.1
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It is the Lindsay's wedding anniversary and they are fighting. To help them settle down with a house and children, Uncle Matt writes Lord Epping for his help in getting the Lindsay's a war ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Lupe Velez, Leon Errol, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 125

25. Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation (2007 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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Directors: Natsuki Isaki, Sam Riegel, Liam O'Brien | Stars: D.C. Douglas, Liam O'Brien, Joe Thomas, Michael Gough

Votes: 90

26. Undercover Agent (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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A railway postal clerk goes after a sweepstakes counterfeiting ring.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Russell Gleason, Shirley Deane, J.M. Kerrigan, Maude Eburne

Votes: 38

27. Abbasso la miseria! (1945)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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The two drivers Giovanni and Gaetano are friends. Gaetano, bold and ruthless, thrives in the black market, while Giovanni, who is a naive and fundamentally honest worker from the North of ... See full summary »

Director: Gennaro Righelli | Stars: Anna Magnani, Nino Besozzi, Virgilio Riento, Marisa Vernati

Votes: 81

28. The Vicious Years (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama

5.4
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Mario, an Italian war orphan, sees Luca Rossi commit a murder. Eager for a home and family life, Mario promises not to tell the police if Luca takes him into his household and family. Luca ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Tommy Cook, Sybil Merritt, Eduard Franz, Joseph Garland Moore Jr.

Votes: 12

29. Which Way Home (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 180 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Carl Schultz | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, John Waters, Peta Toppano, John Ewart

Votes: 71

30. The Return of Rusty (1946)

Approved | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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A young Czechoslovakian orphan, Loddy Bicek, befriended by an American army sergeant, is brought into the United States as a stowaway by the soldier. He is apprehended, but escapes and ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Ted Donaldson, John Litel, Mark Dennis, Barbara Woodell

Votes: 5

31. In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (2010)

64 min | Documentary, Family, History

7.7
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In the 1960s just before being adopted from a Korean orphanage by an American family, my identity was switched with another girl named Cha Jung Hee. I was told to keep the switch a secret, ... See full summary »

Director: Deann Borshay | Star: Deann Borshay

Votes: 23

32. Operation Babylift: The Lost Children of Vietnam (2009)

72 min | Documentary

8.0
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"Operation Babylift" was a $2 million dollar US initiative that airlifted over 2,500 Vietnamese orphans out of a war-torn country to protect them from the impending threat of the Communist ... See full summary »

Director: Tammy Nguyen | Stars: Adria Ballard, Bert Ballard, Kyla Ballard, Sarah Ballard

Votes: 12

33. Universal Newsreel (XIII) (1945)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Newsreel in six segments headlines the Yalta Conference, and features coverage of the Lublin Massacre in Poland, plus damages done by a tornado which swept through parts of Mississippi and ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Albert Grobe, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill

34. The Faithful City (1952)

Passed | 79 min | Drama, History, War

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Produced in Israel in English with an international cast, "The Faithful City" depicts some of the courage, patience, bravery and understanding that attended the birth of Israel as a free ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Lejtes | Stars: Jamie Smith, Ben Josef, John Slater, Rahel Marcus

35. Oh! Uomo (2004)

71 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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Directors: Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi | Star: Benito Mussolini

Votes: 51

36. Polens børn (1947)

Documentary

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Director: Nic. Lichtenberg

37. Lähellä syntiä (1955)

99 min | War

6.0
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Director: Hannu Leminen | Stars: Tuija Halonen, Erkki Viljos, Felix Teraste, Aku Korhonen

Votes: 28

38. The Egg-Yegg (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

4.5
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Plot based (loosely)on World-War II orphaned-children from Europe who had been adopted by American citizens and given home in the United States; Crow receives two "war orphan" eggs, which ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Wickersham | Star: Frank Graham

Votes: 11

39. Punaorvot valkoisessa Suomessa (1999)

53 min | Documentary

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Director: Seppo Rustanius | Stars: Pertti Sveholm, Meeri Kytöoja, Eva Erkko, John O. Virtanen

40. African Soul, American Heart (2008)

Not Rated | 23 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Retraces the journey of the Lost Boys from Sudan to Ethiopia to Kenya, as Joseph Makeer interviews officials, clergy, and the children themselves.

Director: Deb Dawson | Stars: Mary Achol, Mohammad Arif, John Bul Dau, Menbere Dawit

Votes: 11

41. Guang dao nian ba (1974)

110 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Director: Kong Lung | Stars: Josephine Siao, Charlie Chin, Chiao Chiao, Shan Kwan

Votes: 9

42. Kansalta kansan hyväksi (1943)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Star: Risto Ryti

43. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
Episode: Nguyen (1973)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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A soldier returns from an extended tour in Vietnam with an adopted orphan in tow. The child's presence causes unintended tensions with his wife, child and mother-in-law.

Director: David Moessinger | Stars: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo, Robert Hooks

Votes: 7

44. Over There (2005)
Episode: Orphans (2005)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, War

8.3
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The soldiers clash with a Frenchwoman who runs an orphanage; Terry searches for answers when Bo's paychecks go missing; Sergio distances himself from Anna.

Director: Kramer Morgenthau | Stars: Josh Henderson, Luke Macfarlane, Erik Palladino, Keith Robinson

Votes: 50

45. Tuntemattomalle jumalalle (1993– )
Episode: Sankari (1993)

55 min | Drama, Thriller

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Director: Hannu Kahakorpi | Stars: Esko Salminen, Risto Tuorila, Jonna Järnefelt, Tero Jartti

46. Johnny Midnight (1960– )
Episode: The 9th Doll (1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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Johnny helps a friend in need: a faded stage star whose prized doll collection is stabbed and defaced as the first salvo in a psychological war to drive her insane. Who is waging this war and why?

Director: John English | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Yuki Shimoda, Arthur Batanides, Lurene Tuttle

47. Dangerous Assignment (1952– )
Episode: The Black Hood Story (1952)

TV-PG | Adventure

7.0
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After the war a lot of orphaned teenagers are drifting about in Berlin. Some of them have formed a gang of young criminals, who cover their faces with black hoods when doing their robbery. ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Karn | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Beverly Long, Gloria Eaton, Joe Turkel

Votes: 6

48. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: The Kids (1975)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.6
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The 4077th takes in Nurse Cratty's Korean orphans during a shelling attack, including a pregnant girl with a bullet wound. But Frank accuses one of the orphans of stealing his newly (and dubiously) awarded Purple Heart.

Director: Alan Alda | Stars: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit

Votes: 240