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1. Switched at Birth (2011– )

60 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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Two teenagers find out they were switched at birth, which changes their lives forever.

Creator: Lizzy Weiss | Stars: Sean Berdy, Lucas Grabeel, Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc

2. Life Unexpected (2010– )

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Fifteen year-old Lux has spent her life going from foster family to foster family. She has finally decided to become an emancipated minor. During her journey through the legal maze, Lux ... See full summary »

Creator: Liz Tigelaar | Stars: Shiri Appleby, Kristoffer Polaha, Britt Robertson, Kerr Smith

3. August Rush (2007)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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38 Metascore

A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Writers: Nick Castle, James V. Hart, Paul Castro | Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard

4. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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65 Metascore

A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.

Writers: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Steve McVicker | Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro

5. Gosford Park (2001)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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90 Metascore

The lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.

Writers: Robert Altman, Julian Fellowes, Bob Balaban | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas

6. Mother and Child (2009)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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64 Metascore

A drama centered around three women: A 50-year-old woman, the daughter she gave up for adoption 35 years ago, and an African American woman looking to adopt a child of her own.

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

7. Secrets & Lies (1996)

R | 136 min | Drama

8.0
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91 Metascore

Successful black woman traces her birth mother to a lower-class white woman, who denies it; emotions run high as everyone's secrets are exposed.

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

8. My Girl 2 (1994)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.1
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Vada Sultenfuss must go to LA to stay with her Uncle Phil to do some research on her mother's life, but finds much more...

Writers: Laurice Elehwany, Janet Kovalcik | Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anna Chlumsky, Austin O'Brien

9. Happy Endings (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.5
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57 Metascore

Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictablity of life itself.

Writer: Don Roos | Director: Don Roos | Stars: Lisa Kudrow, Steve Coogan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jesse Bradford

10. Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.1
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59 Metascore

When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New York sportswriter seeks out the boy's birth mother: a prostitute.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Mira Sorvino, Pamela Blair, Rene Ceballos

11. Then She Found Me (2007)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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56 Metascore

39-year-old April Epner's childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but with her biological clock ticking ever more loudly. Her dying bossy adoptive mother is ... See full summary »

Writers: Alice Arlen, Victor Levin, Helen Hunt, Elinor Lipman | Director: Helen Hunt | Stars: Helen Hunt, Colin Firth, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick

12. Irresistible (2006)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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A wife and mother is consumed by the thought that her husband's co-worker is trying to win him away from her and their family.

Writer: Ann Turner | Director: Ann Turner | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Emily Blunt, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

13. A Family Thing (1996)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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71 Metascore

Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining ... See full summary »

Writers: Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson | Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Irma P. Hall

14. Sioux City (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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A young Lakota Sioux, adopted by a wealthy Jewish couple in Beverly Hills, gets in touch with his cultural roots and solves a mystery in this thriller. Because of his upbringing, Jesse ... See full summary »

Writer: L. Virginia Browne | Director: Lou Diamond Phillips | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Melinda Dillon, Lise Cutter

15. Firelight (1997)

R | 103 min | Romance, Drama

7.3
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In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven ... See full summary »

Writer: William Nicholson | Director: William Nicholson | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Stephen Dillane, Dominique Belcourt, Kevin Anderson

16. Pleasant Days (2002)

99 min | Drama

5.9
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Peter returned from prison in his native city, in the hope that it will begin happy days. With surprise he learns that his sister became a foster mother to the newborn boy, but a real ... See full summary »

Writers: Kornél Mundruczó, Viktória Petrányi, Sándor Zsótér | Director: Kornél Mundruczó | Stars: Tamás Polgár, Orsolya Tóth, Kata Wéber, Lajos Ottó Horváth

17. Rain (2006)

105 min | Drama

5.8
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A musical prodigy comes to grips with her true past and real identity. Raised by an African American family, she learns that she is actually the daughter of a white socialite who had paid her step-family to raise her as their own.

Writers: Virginia C. Andrews, Andrew Neiderman | Director: Craig DiBona | Stars: Brooklyn Sudano, Robert Loggia, Faye Dunaway, Khandi Alexander

18. Prodigal Sons (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.2
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74 Metascore

Filmmaker Kimberly Reed returns home for her high school reunion, ready to reintroduce herself to the small town as a transgender woman and hoping for reconciliation with her long estranged... See full summary »

Director: Kimberly Reed | Stars: Kimberly Reed, Carol McKerrow, Marc McKerrow, Claire Jones

19. High Tide (1987)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

7.2
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Story about a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator who re-enters her past when she leaves a tour in a small town and finds her daughter in a mobile home park.

Writer: Laura Jones | Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Judy Davis, Jan Adele, Claudia Karvan, Frankie J. Holden

20. Frisco Jenny (1932)

Unrated | 73 min | Drama

6.9
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Frisco Jenny was orphaned by the 1906 earthquake and fire and has become the madame of a prosperous bawdy house. She puts her son up for adoption and he rises to prominence as district ... See full summary »

Writers: Wilson Mizner, Robert Lord, Gerald Beaumont, Lillie Hayward, John Francis Larkin | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, Louis Calhern, Helen Jerome Eddy, Donald Cook

21. Mary Christmas (2002 TV Movie)

G | 100 min | Drama, Family

6.3
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When a nine year old girl writes a letter to Santa Claus asking for a mommy, a television station news director gets wind of it and assigns a hard-bitten reporter to get the story. With the... See full summary »

Writers: Stanley M. Brooks, Betty G. Birney | Director: John Schneider | Stars: Cynthia Gibb, John Schneider, Jenna Boyd, Renee Ridgeley

22. Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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46 Metascore

Dwayne and his older sister Mai are adults: Mai is married to Vinh, Dwayne is about to propose to Nina. Twenty-two years ago, when Mai was 10, she and Dwayne were refugees in Vietnam, ... See full summary »

Writer: Chi Muoi Lo | Director: Chi Muoi Lo | Stars: Chi Muoi Lo, Sanaa Lathan, Paul Winfield, Mary Alice

23. Our Very Own (1950)

Approved | 93 min | Drama

6.8
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Gail discovers the shocking news that she is adopted during a heated argument with her sister, Joan. With the reluctant support of her adoptive parents and baby sister, Penny, Gail goes in ... See full summary »

Writer: F. Hugh Herbert | Director: David Miller | Stars: Ann Blyth, Farley Granger, Joan Evans, Jane Wyatt

24. Running Home (1999)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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Thanks to a tip from teenager Matt, who survives on the streets as a graffiti artist, policeman Ray is able to arrest Sergei, a diamond smuggler. In return, Matt gets Jules Daniels's file, his biological mother.

Writer: Nicholas DiBella | Director: Marc F. Voizard | Stars: Kristian Ayre, Claudia Christian, Andreas Apergis, Caroline Dhavernas

25. I'm Having Their Baby (2012– )

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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Follows would-be moms as they struggle with whether or not to place their babies for adoption. The cameras follow these women in these docu-series as they search for potential adoptive ... See full summary »

26. Bombay Dreams (2004)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

4.9
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The teenager Ebba, has no idea who her real mother is, or where she is. In India, she and her friend Camilla go on a search for Ebba's mother.

Writers: Lena Koppel, Mårten Skogman | Director: Lena Koppel | Stars: Gayathri Mudigonda, Nadine Kirschon, Sissela Kyle, Peter Dalle

27. Daughter from Danang (2002)

83 min | Documentary, War

7.5
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77 Metascore

Separated at the end of the Vietnam war, an "Americanized" woman and her Vietnamese mother are reunited after 22 years.

Directors: Gail Dolgin, Vicente Franco | Stars: Mai Thi Kim, Heidi Neville-Bub, Gerald Ford, Tom Miller

28. Fruit Fly (2009)

94 min | Musical

5.7
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Filipina performance artist Bethesda moves into an art commune to search for her long missing biological mother. Along the way, she comes to realize that she just might be a fairy princess, fag hag, fruit fly.

Writer: H.P. Mendoza | Director: H.P. Mendoza | Stars: L.A. Renigen, Mike Curtis, Theresa Navarro, Aaron Zaragoza

29. Mi prima ciela (2007– )

60 min | Drama

8.7
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Three teenage cousins, who share a particularly strong bond, try to accomplish their dreams. This is a "coming of age" story about unconditional love and about making every day count, when your days may be counted.

Stars: Mauricio Gomez Amoretti, Mónica Spear, Mayra Africano, Daniel Alvarado

30. Sunshine (II) (2009)

72 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

5.9
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It all starts with getting knocked up. An unplanned pregnancy for an unplanned girl sets off SUNSHINE, a playful, yet ultimately stirring self-portrait of an adopted woman driven to search ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Skloss | Stars: Stephen Beck Fey, Tessa Beck Fey, Karen Skloss

31. Off and Running (2009)

76 min | Documentary

6.4
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68 Metascore

With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers - one mixed-race and one Korean-Brooklyn teen Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. But when her curiosity about ... See full summary »

Writer: Avery Klein-Cloud | Director: Nicole Opper

32. The Shame (2009)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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A young married couple, not knowing how to deal with their new adopted son's behavior, decides to give him back.

Writers: Santos Mercero, David Planell | Director: David Planell | Stars: Natalia Mateo, Alberto San Juan, Marta Aledo, Norma Martínez

33. The Baby Wait (2012– )

Reality-TV

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What if you knew your newest addition could suddenly be subtracted? Your bundle of joy no longer yours.

Stars: Mark Krieger, Paul Siebold

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

64 min | Documentary, Family, History

7.2
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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 »

Writer: Deann Borshay | Director: Deann Borshay | Star: Deann Borshay

35. My Monster Mom (2008)

98 min | Comedy

4.7
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Single-mom Esme gives her daughter for adoption to her elder brother who immediately goes to America. Twenty-seven years later, daughter Abby goes back to the Philippines to meet her real ... See full summary »

Writer: Jose Javier Reyes | Director: Jose Javier Reyes | Stars: Rhian Ramos, Cherrie Madrigal, Richard Gutierrez, Ces Aldaba

36. Haha taru koto wa jigoku no gotoku (1981 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama

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Writer: Akira Hayasaka | Director: Yoshiko Sembon | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Daisuke Ryû, Shinobu Ôtake, Yatsuko Tan'ami

37. Tid til gensyn (2005)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Katrine Kjærgaard | Director: Katrine Kjærgaard

38. Bukow and König (1971– )
Episode: ...und raus bist du! (2011)

88 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Writer: Wolfgang Stauch | Director: Christian von Castelberg | Stars: Anneke Kim Sarnau, Charly Hübner, Andreas Günther, Josef Heynert

39. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: A Multitude of Casualties (2005)

TV-14 | Drama, Sport

8.5
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Dan presents the Ravens opening show for the new basketball season, but after the choreographed cheerleaders the boys come rolling in with a public fight between Lucas and Nathan over Haley... See full summary »

Creator: Mark Schwahn | Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

40. The Facts of Life (1979–1988)
Episode: Adoption (1980)

TV-PG | Comedy

6.3
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Blair noses into Natalie's business and arranges for her to talk to her birth mother by phone.

Creators: Dick Clair, Jenna McMahon, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr, Jerry Mayer | Director: Asaad Kelada | Stars: Charlotte Rae, John Lawlor, Lisa Whelchel, Felice Schachter

41. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: All Tomorrow's Parties (2006)

TV-14 | Drama, Sport

8.7
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Peyton tries to handle her biological ma Ellie's death by taking a road-trip to New York with Haley and Brooke for her fashion contest. Coach reads the boys the riot act on the bus to the ... See full summary »

Creator: Mark Schwahn | Director: David Paymer | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

42. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: An Attempt to Tip the Scales (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Sport

8.5
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Lucas and Haley have a ball trying on costumes for a masked ball in Karens club; Lucas hopes to make Brooke accept becoming exclusive. Dan records mayor Mullins having kinky sex and uses ... See full summary »

Creator: Mark Schwahn | Director: Janice Cooke | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

43. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Baby Boy Doe (1984)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

6.8
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Skippy finds out he is adopted, and decides to meet his birth mother.

Creator: Gary David Goldberg | Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

44. Maalaala mo kaya (1991– )
Episode: Birth Certificate (2011)

Drama, Romance

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Carol (Pokwang) was given away by her mother when she was still a baby. History repeats itself when she's also forced to give up her own son because of her financial situation. The fact ... See full summary »

Writers: Rose Colindres, Dado C. Lumibao | Director: Veronica Velasco | Stars: Pokwang, Melai Cantiveros, Jaime Fabregas, Noni Buencamino

45. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Brave New World (2006)

TV-14 | Drama, Sport

8.3
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Haley is back in Nathan's bed; she's scared when Dan turns up and tells her he still expects their annulment. Brooke is back in Lucas' bed, but freaks out when the Internet-orders are over ... See full summary »

Creator: Mark Schwahn | Director: John Asher | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

46. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Dex, Lies, and Videotape (2007)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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The Bay Area Butcher now has a copycat, and Dexter must stop him before Agent Lundy puts the Butcher case entirely into the hands of the FBI.

Creator: James Manos Jr. | Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King

47. The Bold and the Beautiful (1987– )
Episode: Episode #1.5226 (2008)

TV-14 | Drama, Romance

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Taylor becomes enraged at Brooke and works herself into a panic attack. Nick tells Jackie about the mix-up at the fertility clinic.

Writers: Bradley Bell, Michael Minnis, Kay Alden, Elizabeth Snyder | Director: Deveney Kelly | Stars: Cameron Carr, McKenzie Carr, Lesley-Anne Down, Katherine Kelly Lang

48. The Bold and the Beautiful (1987– )
Episode: Episode #1.5227 (2008)

TV-14 | Drama, Romance

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Brooke drives Taylor back home after she faints at the Insomnia café. Ridge wants to celebrate with Brooke now that Stephen Logan is no longer a suspect in Stephanie's shooting.

Writers: Bradley Bell, Michael Minnis, Kay Alden, Elizabeth Snyder | Director: Deveney Kelly | Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Katherine Kelly Lang, Ronn Moss, Hunter Tylo

49. The Bold and the Beautiful (1987– )
Episode: Episode #1.5228 (2008)

TV-14 | Drama, Romance

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Jackie tries to convince Brooke to return to Nick and become a mother to baby Jack. Ashley and Ridge have a heart-to-heart.

Writers: Bradley Bell, Michael Minnis, Kay Alden, Elizabeth Snyder | Director: Michael Stich | Stars: Eileen Davidson, Lesley-Anne Down, Winsor Harmon, Ashley Jones

50. The Bold and the Beautiful (1987– )
Episode: Episode #1.5230 (2008)

TV-14 | Drama, Romance

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Brooke rushes over to Nick with baby Jack, whom she had taken away from Taylor. Donna finds it difficult to break things off with Eric, despite Stephanie's blackmail threats.

Writers: Bradley Bell, Michael Minnis, Kay Alden, Elizabeth Snyder | Director: Michael Stich | Stars: Cameron Carr, McKenzie Carr, Lesley-Anne Down, Jennifer Gareis