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1. Switched at Birth (2011– )

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.8
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Two teenage girls' lives are turned upside down when they find out they were switched at birth.

Stars: Sean Berdy, Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie

Votes: 18,907

2. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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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.

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

Votes: 77,532 | Gross: $2.04M

3. Life Unexpected (2010–2011)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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15 year old lux had been in and out of foster homes her whole life, until she decided to get emancipated but when that doesn't work out is when she meets her birth parents.

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Kristoffer Polaha, Britt Robertson, Kerr Smith

Votes: 11,623

4. August Rush (2007)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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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.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard

Votes: 87,540 | Gross: $31.66M

5. Gosford Park (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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90 Metascore

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

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 65,369 | Gross: $41.30M

6. Mother and Child (2009)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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.

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

Votes: 9,780 | Gross: $1.11M

7. 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...

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anna Chlumsky, Austin O'Brien

Votes: 15,046 | Gross: $16.66M

8. 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.

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

Votes: 8,170 | Gross: $1.31M

9. Secrets & Lies (1996)

R | 136 min | Drama

8.0
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91 Metascore

A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is a lower-class white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed.

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

Votes: 28,659 | Gross: $13.42M

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 ditzy prostitute and porn star.

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

Votes: 31,823 | Gross: $6.70M

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 »

Director: Helen Hunt | Stars: Helen Hunt, Colin Firth, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick

Votes: 8,494 | Gross: $3.74M

12. October Baby (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama

6.7
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32 Metascore

A college freshman's world is rocked when she learns she is the adopted survivor of a failed abortion.

Directors: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin | Stars: Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey, John Schneider, Jasmine Guy

Votes: 6,140 | Gross: $5.36M

13. 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.

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

Votes: 4,877

14. 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 »

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Michael Beach, Irma P. Hall

Votes: 2,691 | Gross: $10.12M

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 »

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

Votes: 3,423 | Gross: $0.78M

16. Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)

123 min | Drama, War

8.5
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A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, her family eventually agrees to take her to Sri Lanka, where they are abducted by the terrorist group known as the Tamil Tigers.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Madhavan, Simran, P.S. Keerthana, Nandita Das

Votes: 4,163

17. Au plus près du soleil (2015)

103 min | Drama

6.7
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A tale of a couple of magistrates, a female judge and her husband advocate who are foster parents of a young teen whose the biological mother is in feud with the female judge, and in the same time begins an affair with the advocate.

Director: Yves Angelo | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Grégory Gadebois, Mathilde Bisson, Zacharie Chasseriaud

Votes: 53

18. High Tide (1987)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

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

Votes: 610 | Gross: $0.14M

19. Sioux City (1994)

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

5.8
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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 »

Director: Lou Diamond Phillips | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Melinda Dillon, Lise Cutter

Votes: 259

20. Les bêtises (2015)

79 min | Comedy

5.4
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Thirty-year-old François, dreamy and awkward, is an adopted child. In order to meet his biological mother, he sneaks into a party organized at her home, pretending to be a waiter. He then ... See full summary »

Directors: Alice Philippon, Rose Philippon | Stars: Jérémie Elkaïm, Sara Giraudeau, Jonathan Lambert, Anne Alvaro

Votes: 142

21. 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.

Director: Craig DiBona | Stars: Brooklyn Sudano, Robert Loggia, Faye Dunaway, Khandi Alexander

Votes: 302

22. Mary Christmas (2002 TV Movie)

G | 100 min | Drama, Family

6.4
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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 »

Director: John Schneider | Stars: Cynthia Gibb, John Schneider, Jenna Boyd, Renee Ridgeley

Votes: 282

23. The Devil and the Ten Commandments (1962)

126 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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1) Jerôme Chambard, a retired man, taken in by nuns in a convent, swears like a trooper. 2) Françoise takes a lover because he has promised her a diamond necklace. 3) Denis, a seminarist, ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Michel Simon, Lucien Baroux, Claude Nollier, Françoise Arnoul

Votes: 503

24. 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 »

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

Votes: 417 | Gross: $1.32M

25. 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 »

Director: David Miller | Stars: Ann Blyth, Farley Granger, Joan Evans, Jane Wyatt

Votes: 402

26. Dil Kya Kare (1999)

158 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.3
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Anand Kishore (Ajay Devgan), his wife, Kavita (Mahima Chaudhary), and only child, a daughter, Neha (Akshita Garud), live a happy and serene life in Delhi, India. The peace and quiet of this... See full summary »

Director: Prakash Jha | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Mahima Chaudhry, Kajol, Chandrachur Singh

Votes: 798

27. Pleasant Days (2002)

99 min | Drama

5.8
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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 »

Director: Kornél Mundruczó | Stars: Tamás Polgár, Orsolya Tóth, Kata Wéber, Lajos Ottó Horváth

Votes: 466

28. Bombay Dreams (2004)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

4.8
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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.

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

Votes: 535

29. Pretty Hattie's Baby (1991)

Biography, Drama

7.7
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An unreleased film about a white girl adopted by a black family in 1950s Nevada. Based on the early life of Fauna Hodel whose grandfather is prime suspect in the Black Dahlia murder case.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Charles S. Dutton, Jill Clayburgh, Bobby Hosea

Votes: 14

30. La voleuse (1966)

88 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Jean Chapot | Stars: Romy Schneider, Michel Piccoli, Hans Christian Blech, Sonja Schwarz

Votes: 71

31. Running Home (1999)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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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.

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

Votes: 151

32. 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

Votes: 602 | Gross: $0.07M

33. The Shame (2009)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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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.

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

Votes: 206

34. I'm Having Their Baby (2012– )

60 min | Documentary

7.1
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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 »

Votes: 22

35. Daughter from Danang (2002)

83 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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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

Votes: 501

36. Fruit Fly (2009)

94 min | Comedy, 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.

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

Votes: 151

37. My Monster Mom (2008)

98 min | Comedy

4.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 23

38. Mi prima ciela (2007– )

60 min | Drama

8.6
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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, Mayra Africano, Daniel Alvarado, Ana Gabriela Barboza

Votes: 37

39. 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 »

Director: Nicole Opper

Votes: 104 | Gross: $0.02M

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

64 min | Documentary, Family, History

7.8
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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

41. Family Rewritten

Short | Post-production

Despite battling Cystic Fibrosis, Camilla, age 16, identified as a typical middle-class American teenager until the thread that held her family together suddenly snapped. Just months before... See full summary »

Director: Yasmin Mistry | Stars: Camilla Tecsy, Lesley Frey, Farhan Ali, Kim Flodin

42. Sunshine (II) (2009)

72 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.4
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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

Votes: 11

43. 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

Votes: 9

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

120 min | Biography, Drama

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Director: Yoshiko Sembon | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Daisuke Ryû, Shinobu Ohtake, Yatsuko Tan'ami

45. Tid til gensyn (2005)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Katrine Kjærgaard

46. Twinkle Twinkle (2011– )

70 min | Drama, Romance

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A rich woman and a poor woman simultaneously experience reversal of fortune after discovering that the hospital accidentally switched them at birth.

Stars: Hyun-joo Kim, Yu-ri Lee, Seok-hun Kim, Kang Dong Ho

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

88 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Director: Christian von Castelberg | Stars: Anneke Kim Sarnau, Charly Hübner, Andreas Guenther, Josef Heynert

Votes: 50

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

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

8.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 148

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

TV-PG | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Blair noses into Natalie's business and arranges for her to talk to her birth mother by phone.

Director: Asaad Kelada | Stars: Charlotte Rae, John Lawlor, Lisa Whelchel, Felice Schachter

Votes: 19

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

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

8.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 184