There are a plethora of films about children and family relationship. But how many out there deals with Orphans? Here’s a list of movies you should definitely put on your must watch list. Some of these will shake you to the core. There are some classics in the mix and you can watch many of these best orphan movies on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime Video.
12. Annie (1982)
Harold Gay’s 1924 comic strip ‘Little Orphan Annie’ inspired a fair share of adaptations in various forms but 1982’s musical ‘Annie’ is still one of the most popular ones. Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, a little orphan named Annie finds herself in a peculiar situation when she gets an invitation to live in wealthy gentleman’s mansion that stands in stark contrast to her previous struggles at Miss Hannigan’s cruel Hudson Street Orphanage in New York. With a series of turns and events, young Annie braves all kinds of hindrances including a threat to her life as she’s rejoined with the Warbucks culminating in a happy ending.
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11. Despicable Me 2 (2013)
The second film in the series that also spawned a ‘Minions’ series spin-off. Despicable Me 2 follows the story of the first film and Gru is basically a good guy here. He has forsaken the world of crime and is solely devoted to raising his adopted daughters. For a change we see three little orphans getting to live a happy, secure life full of love, care with a potentially great future ahead. Even though the film losses the anarchic edge of the first film, this one solely relies on the goodness of people, the safe haven for children and is a lot of fun to watch. What more can we say? BANANAS !!
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10. Peter Pan (2003)
J.M Barrie created something back in 1902 that gave rise to a plethora of silver screen adaptations. He created Peter Pan and continued to create various stories and events surrounding the main character. But ‘Peter Pan’ of 2003 is one of the most noteworthy adaptations along with Disney’s take half a century ago. We have the usual story of Pan taking Wendy and her brothers to the Neverland where he faces his arch-nemesis Hook. More than anything, the casting is spot on in this film. Jason Isaacs portrays the dual role of Captain Hook and Mr. George Darling. The chemistry between Jeremy Sumpter’s Pan and Rachel Hurd-Wood’s Wendy is infectious and very likable. It’s also the first theatrical release where a boy essays the role of Peter Pan.