10 Most Popular Orphan Characters in Movies

Hollywood is full of inspirational characters, who have not lost hope even after losing their parents. Their story has been full of hardships but they did not let it stop them. These characters are not without loved ones, as the fans consider them to be a part of their family. Here is the list of famous orphan characters in movies.

#10: Hugo Cabret

Played By: Asa Butterfield

Movie Name: Hugo (2011)

Martin Scorsese is not really known to direct movies like this so it was a bit of a surprise for everyone. The protagonist of this story is a 12-year-old boy who is an orphan, named Hugo Cabret. The character is loved by children and adults alike and his story will make you emotional.

#9: Mathilda

Played By: Natalie Portman

Movie Name: Leon: The Professional (1994)

Natalie Portman gave one of her best performances at the age of twelve as Mathilda in this movie. The Movie revolves around Mathilda, a young girl who is taken by an assassin after her family is murdered. The fans love her a lot because even after losing everything her spirit never diminished.

#8: Mowgli

Played By: Bruce Reitherman

Movie Name: The Jungle Book (1967)

Mowgli has been a crucial part of our childhood as we grew up watching his adventures. Mowgli was found in a basket as a baby in the jungle and he was raised by Wolves. Mowgli forms a deep bond with all the animals in the jungle (except Shere Khan) which was just heart-warming to watch.

#7: Peter Parker

Zack Snyder Spider-Man

Played By: Tobey Maguire

Movie Name: Spider-Man (2002)

Peter Parker is the friendly neighborhood hero Spider-Man who is loved by fans all over the world. Peter Parker was adopted by his Uncle Ben, and he treated him like his own son. Peter is an inspiration for kids all around the world as he never gives up even after suffering so much loss.

#6: James Bond

Played By: Daniel Craig

Franchise Name: James Bond Franchise

James Bond became an orphan at the tender age of 11 when his parents died in a mountain climbing accident. He grew up facing a lot of hardships and became an intelligence officer in the Secret Service, all by working hard. He has been an icon for decades and he has a long way to go.

#5: Tony Stark

Played By: Robert Downey Jr.

Franchise Name: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Tony Stark lost his parents when he was young and after that, he lost himself for years. He became vain and selfish, and he only cared about himself. It was only when he was almost killed by terrorists, he realized that he has to do something meaningful with his life. His journey of redemption is one of the best stories ever told.

#4: Luke Skywalker

Played By: Mark Hamill

Franchise Name: Star Wars Franchise

Luke Skywalker is the true hero of the entire Star Wars saga. He never really knew his parents and he grew up without them. But he did not let it stop him as he grew up to become a legendary Jedi Master who fought in the Galactic Civil War against the Empire.

#3: Frodo Baggins

Played By: Elijah Wood

Franchise Name: The Lord of the Rings Franchise

Frodo Baggins lost his parents, Drogo and Primula Baggins when he was just 12 years old. They drowned in a boating accident. Frodo was one of the most powerful characters in the Lord of the Rings franchise as he was the only one strong enough to resist the temptations of the Ring.

#2: Bruce Wayne

Christian Bale

Played By: Christian Bale

Franchise Name: The Dark Knight Franchise

Bruce Wayne’s parents were murdered in an alley right in front of his eyes and this event eventually led him to become The Batman. He is loved by fans all over because even though he does not have superpowers, he became someone even the ‘Gods’ fear.

#1: Harry Potter

Harry Potter JK Rowling

Played By: Daniel Radcliffe

Franchise Name: Harry Potter Franchise

Harry Potter’s parents were killed by the evil Lord Voldemort when he was just a toddler. He grew up in a house where he was not welcomed, but he did not let that change him. His journey to defeat Voldemort is very inspiring and full of hope.

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