Adoption

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1. Flesh and Blood (2002 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

A man who was adopted at birth traces his real parents, and discovers that they have severe learning disabilities and do not know he exists.

Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Steve Evets, Barbara Marten, Des Cummings

Votes: 122

2. Ordeal by Innocence (2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.

Stars: Morven Christie, Anthony Boyle, Christian Cooke, Bill Nighy

Votes: 8,499

3. The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

44 Metascore

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Rory J. Saper, Christian Stevens, Christoph Waltz

Votes: 167,833 | Gross: $126.64M

4. Tarzan (1999)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

79 Metascore

A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.

Directors: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima | Stars: Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Brian Blessed, Glenn Close

Votes: 209,798 | Gross: $171.09M

5. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

PG-13 | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A human child raised by wolves must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.

Director: Andy Serkis | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris

Votes: 58,213

6. Dinosaur (2000)

PG | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

56 Metascore

An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sanctuary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.

Directors: Eric Leighton, Ralph Zondag | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Julianna Margulies, Samuel E. Wright, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 55,668 | Gross: $137.75M

7. Kung Fu Panda (2008)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

74 Metascore

The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance. However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a novice in martial arts.

Directors: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson | Stars: Jack Black, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman

Votes: 432,526 | Gross: $215.43M

8. He Even Has Your Eyes (2016)

95 min | Comedy

When French-African couple Paul and Sali discover the longed-for baby they are about to adopt is white, family chaos and confrontation ensue.

Director: Lucien Jean-Baptiste | Stars: Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Aïssa Maïga, Zabou Breitman, Vincent Elbaz

Votes: 2,764

9. He Even Has Your Eyes (2020– )

Comedy, Drama

When Paul and Sali Aloka, a black couple, adopted Benjamin, a white child, 14 years ago, they knew they were heading into uncharted territory. Then they had the joy of seeing Noé, a natural... See full summary »

Stars: Aïssa Maïga, Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Arié Elmaleh, Michel Bohiri

Votes: 31

10. The Ride (V) (2018)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action

The inspiring story of a BMX champion who overcame an abusive childhood through the love and life lessons of his interracial foster family.

Director: Alex Ranarivelo | Stars: Shane Graham, Ludacris, Sasha Alexander, Blake Sheldon

Votes: 983

11. Second Best (1994)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

Graham, a lonely Welsh postal worker, adopts James, a troubled ten-year-old boy. Graham always wanted a son, but James loves his biological father too much to give Graham a chance. Will the two be able to accept each other as family?

Director: Chris Menges | Stars: William Hurt, Nathan Yapp, Keith Allen, Chris Cleary Miles

Votes: 1,605 | Gross: $0.09M

12. Meet the Robinsons (2007)

G | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.

Director: Stephen J. Anderson | Stars: Daniel Hansen, Wesley Singerman, Angela Bassett, Jordan Fry

Votes: 90,933 | Gross: $97.82M

13. This Is Us (2016–2022)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles and their wonderful parents.

Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz

Votes: 115,803

14. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

70 Metascore

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with consequences.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

Votes: 605,998 | Gross: $127.51M

15. Lion (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama

69 Metascore

A five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after getting lost hundreds of kilometers from home. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

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

Votes: 221,659 | Gross: $51.74M

16. The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

53 Metascore

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head

Votes: 303,014 | Gross: $255.96M

17. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she appears.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

Votes: 199,038 | Gross: $41.60M

18. The Orphanage (2007)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

74 Metascore

A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep, Mabel Rivera

Votes: 149,742 | Gross: $7.16M

19. Hulk (2003)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas

Votes: 256,280 | Gross: $132.18M

20. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

64 Metascore

Egyptian Prince Moses learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

Directors: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells | Stars: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 122,625 | Gross: $101.22M

21. Big Daddy (1999)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

41 Metascore

A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Cole Sprouse

Votes: 204,767 | Gross: $163.48M

22. The Cider House Rules (1999)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 94,946 | Gross: $57.55M

23. Raising Arizona (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman

Votes: 130,204 | Gross: $22.85M

24. Annie (2014)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

33 Metascore

A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York City mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne

Votes: 35,498 | Gross: $85.91M

25. Philomena (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham

Votes: 96,002 | Gross: $37.71M

26. Four Brothers (2005)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

When their adoptive mother is gunned down in a store robbery the 'four brothers' investigate the murder for themselves & look for the killers, but not all is what it seems.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André 3000, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 138,203 | Gross: $74.49M

27. Two Brothers (2004)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

63 Metascore

Two tigers are separated as cubs and taken into captivity, only to be reunited years later as enemies by an explorer who inadvertently forces them to fight each other.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Oanh Nguyen

Votes: 14,738 | Gross: $18.95M

28. The Light Between Oceans (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Florence Clery

Votes: 53,726 | Gross: $12.55M

29. Anne with an E (2017–2019)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family

The adventures of a young orphan girl living in the late 19th century. Follow Anne as she learns to navigate her new life on Prince Edward Island, in this new take on L.M. Montgomery's classic novels.

Stars: Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson, Dalila Bela

Votes: 43,089

30. What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

41 Metascore

Follows the lives of five interconnected couples as they experience the thrills and surprises of having a baby and realize that no matter what you plan for, life does not always deliver what is expected.

Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, J. Todd Smith, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 70,912 | Gross: $41.15M

31. Stuart Little (1999)

PG | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

61 Metascore

The Little family adopt a charming young mouse named Stuart, but the family cat wants rid of him.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki

Votes: 128,323 | Gross: $140.04M

32. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

57 Metascore

In 1964, a teenage girl in search of the truth about her mother runs away to a small town in South Carolina and finds a family of independent women who can connect her to her past.

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

Votes: 25,173 | Gross: $37.77M

33. Secrets & Lies (1996)

R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

Following the death of her adoptive parents, a successful young black optometrist establishes contact with her biological mother -- a lonely white factory worker living in poverty in East London.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Claire Rushbrook

Votes: 39,762 | Gross: $13.42M

34. Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

38 Metascore

A widowed Coast Guard Admiral and a widow handbag designer fall in love and marry, much to the dismay of her 10 and his 8 children.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Jerry O'Connell, Sean Faris

Votes: 27,273 | Gross: $53.41M

35. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann

Votes: 64,708 | Gross: $111.51M

36. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

59 Metascore

In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Morgan Jones, Eva Birthistle, Liam Neeson

Votes: 21,459 | Gross: $0.83M

37. The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.

Director: Peter Hedges | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Odeya Rush

Votes: 45,605 | Gross: $51.85M

38. The White Slave (2016– )

TV-MA | 60 min | History

In Colombia in 1821, a Spanish plantation gets burned down, and only the planters' baby is spared. She gets sent to Spain, but concocts a plan to return home and become an abolitionist.

Stars: Cristina García, Paola Moreno, Nerea Camacho, Carrell Lasso

Votes: 502

39. Mother and Child (2009)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A drama centered around three women: A fifty-year-old woman, the daughter she gave up for adoption thirty-five years ago, and a woman looking to adopt a child of her own.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Alexandria M. Salling

Votes: 11,782 | Gross: $1.11M

40. Running for Grace (2018)

TV-14 | 110 min | Family, Romance

A timeless tale that takes place against the backdrop of the segregated coffee fields in 1920s Hawaii - a coming-of-age journey about a young man who transcends the boundaries of race and ... See full summary »

Director: David L. Cunningham | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Matt Dillon, Ryan Potter, Juliet Mills

Votes: 1,397 | Gross: $0.09M

41. Gracie's Choice (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama

A teenage girl tries to raise her three half-brothers and one half-sister on her own after their drug-addicted mother is sent to jail.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Kristen Bell, Diane Ladd, Shedrack Anderson III, Anne Heche

Votes: 3,390

42. Grey Owl (1999)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Western

The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Stewart Bick, Vlasta Vrana, Annie Galipeau

Votes: 3,498 | Gross: $0.63M

43. Kyle XY (2006–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A family takes in a formerly institutionalized teen savant who is missing standard human behaviors such as anger, joy, and love.

Stars: Matt Dallas, Marguerite MacIntyre, Bruce Thomas, April Matson

Votes: 28,386

44. Gigantic (2008)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

38 Metascore

A mattress salesman finds his plan to adopt a Chinese baby augmented by the arrival of a young woman, who comes into his workplace, falls asleep on one of the beds, and starts to affect his life upon waking up.

Director: Matt Aselton | Stars: Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Edward Asner

Votes: 9,474 | Gross: $0.10M

45. Second Noah (1996–1998)

60 min | Drama, Family

A writer marries a zookeeper. They adopt a passel of cute children and cute animals. Complications ensue.

Stars: Daniel Hugh Kelly, Betsy Brantley, James Marsden, Ashley Gorrell

Votes: 296

46. Patrik, Age 1.5 (2008)

Unrated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9