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1. Midnight Special (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.7
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76 Metascore

A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver

Votes: 57,324 | Gross: $3.71M

2. Gosford Park (2001)

R | 131 min | Comedy, 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: 68,155 | Gross: $41.30M

3. The Big Wedding (2013)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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28 Metascore

A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.

Director: Justin Zackham | Stars: Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 40,336 | Gross: $21.78M

4. 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: 82,023 | Gross: $2.04M

5. Lost and Delirious (2001)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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53 Metascore

A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school discovers that her two senior roommates are lovers.

Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Piper Perabo, Jessica Paré, Mischa Barton, Jackie Burroughs

Votes: 17,825 | Gross: $0.30M

6. 10,000 Saints (2015)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.9
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62 Metascore

Set in the 1980s, a teenager from Vermont moves to New York City to live with his father in East Village.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 4,137

7. 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 underprivileged 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: 30,560 | Gross: $13.42M

8. 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: 8,857 | Gross: $3.74M

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.

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

Votes: 8,380 | Gross: $1.31M

10. Lovely & Amazing (2001)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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75 Metascore

Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Catherine Keener, Brenda Blethyn, Troy Ruptash, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 6,240 | Gross: $4.19M

11. Losing Isaiah (1995)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.4
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The natural and adoptive mothers of a young boy are involved in a bitter, controversial custody battle.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Votes: 4,675 | Gross: $7.60M

12. Abducted: The Carlina White Story (2012 TV Movie)

86 min | Mystery

6.8
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A baby abducted at birth and raised by the woman who took her, eventually discovers she is a missing child, reconnects with her birth parents, and struggles with choosing between her two identities.

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Aunjanue Ellis, Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd, Roger Cross

Votes: 891

13. Malice in Wonderland (2009)

R | 87 min | Fantasy

6.1
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A modern take on the classic fairytale, Alice in Wonderland, set in the North East of England.

Director: Simon Fellows | Stars: Maggie Grace, Danny Dyer, Matt King, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 2,773

14. Middle of Nowhere (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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An irresponsible mother blows her eldest daughter's college fund on her youngest daughter's modeling campaign.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Eva Amurri Martino, Anton Yelchin, Willa Holland, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 3,177

15. Thalapathi (1991)

Not Rated | 157 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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Surya (Rajnikanth) is an orphan raised in a slum. He finds a friend in the local Godfather (Mamooty). They rule the town and forms a parallel government. Things are well until new district ... See full summary »

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Rajinikanth, Mammootty, Shobana, Arvind Swamy

Votes: 5,507

16. To Each His Own (1946)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An unwed mother, forced to give up her child to avoid scandal, follows her son's life from afar even as she prospers in business.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, John Lund, Mary Anderson, Roland Culver

Votes: 1,827

17. Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)

Not Rated | 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, she begs to be taken to Sri Lanka, where her mother works with a militant group of activists.

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

Votes: 4,877

18. Paternity (1981)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

4.8
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A single man searches for a woman who will bear his baby with no strings attached.

Director: David Steinberg | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Beverly D'Angelo, Norman Fell, Paul Dooley

Votes: 768

19. Au plus près du soleil (I) (2015)

103 min | Drama

6.6
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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: 89

20. The Great Lie (1941)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

7.3
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After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash, she discovers that her rival for his affections is now pregnant with his child.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor, Lucile Watson

Votes: 2,652

21. 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: 213

22. Deep in My Heart (1999 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

6.7
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A white woman who was raped by a black man gives the baby up for adoption. The film follows the life of the child as she grows up and has children of her own.

Director: Anita W. Addison | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Lynn Whitfield, Alice Krige, Cara Buono

Votes: 334

23. See You in September (2010)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

4.7
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See You in September is an original romantic comedy set in current day Manhattan. The film centers around Lindsay, a beautiful woman who seemingly has it all, but is deeply afraid of ... See full summary »

Director: Tamara Tunie | Stars: Estella Warren, Liza Lapira, Justin Kirk, Michael Hyatt

Votes: 620

24. Three Secrets (1950)

Approved | 98 min | Drama

7.1
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A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Patricia Neal, Ruth Roman, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 317

25. By Hook or by Crook (2001)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.8
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47 Metascore

By Hook or by Crook chronicles the tale of two unlikely friends who commit petty crimes as they search for a path to understanding themselves and the outside world. Silas Howard plays Shy (... See full summary »

Directors: Harry Dodge, Silas Howard | Stars: Silas Howard, Harry Dodge, Stanya Kahn, Carina Gia

Votes: 234 | Gross: $0.00M

26. A Place for Annie (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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A doctor fights for custody of her HIV positive foster daughter with her inept, junkie mother. Finally they come to an agreement that they should all live together.

Director: John Gray | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Mary-Louise Parker, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jack Noseworthy

Votes: 416

27. Marion Bridge (2002)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

6.9
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71 Metascore

Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.

Director: Wiebke von Carolsfeld | Stars: Molly Parker, Rebecca Jenkins, Stacy Smith, Marguerite McNeil

Votes: 1,172

28. Loggerheads (2005)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

7.2
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62 Metascore

Three overlapping stories of estranged families in three regions of North Carolina.

Director: Tim Kirkman | Stars: Kip Pardue, Michael Kelly, Tess Harper, Adrian Lee

Votes: 1,513

29. 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: 278

30. Aradhana (1969)

169 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.7
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Dashing pilot Arun romances Vandana Tripathi, and both in love with each other, become very intimate, and as a result Vandana gets pregnant. Arun and Vandana have a quiet temple wedding ... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Farida Jalal

Votes: 1,231

31. The Sleepy Time Gal (2001)

R | 108 min | Drama

6.3
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A young woman, played by Martha Plimpton learns of her adoption and eventually quits her law firm job in NYC and goes on a journey to find her birth mother - played by Jaqueline Bissett.

Director: Christopher Munch | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Martha Plimpton, Nick Stahl, Amy Madigan

Votes: 328

32. Km. 0 (2000)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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51 Metascore

A comedic look at the love lives of 14 different people and how they interconnect during one hot August afternoon around the Plaza del Sol in Madrid, Spain.

Directors: Yolanda García Serrano, Juan Luis Iborra | Stars: Concha Velasco, Georges Corraface, Silke, Carlos Fuentes

Votes: 1,629

33. Personal Affairs (2009– )

Drama, Mystery

6.1
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An off-beat, fast-paced, funny, sexy and candid depiction of office life which follows the fortunes of four Desperate Workwives trying to break through the glass ceiling.

Stars: Laura Aikman, Maimie McCoy, Ruth Negga, Annabel Scholey

Votes: 154

34. Not Wanted (1949)

91 min | Drama

6.9
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After a beautiful but unsophisticated girl is seduced by a worldly piano player and gives up her out-of-wedlock baby, her guilt compels her to kidnap another child.

Directors: Elmer Clifton, Ida Lupino | Stars: Sally Forrest, Keefe Brasselle, Leo Penn, Dorothy Adams

Votes: 204

35. Strange Relations (2001 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Drama, Comedy

7.6
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Jerry is a successful New York psychiatrist who is diagnosed with leukemia. When he tells his mother, she reveals that Jerry was adopted from a young Catholic girl called Sheila in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Paul Reiser, Amber Sealey, Lachele Carl, George Wendt

Votes: 687

36. Je suis heureux que ma mère soit vivante (2009)

91 min | Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother. After years of searching, Thomas finds her single, with a small child, ... See full summary »

Directors: Claude Miller, Nathan Miller | Stars: Vincent Rottiers, Sophie Cattani, Christine Citti, Yves Verhoeven

Votes: 453 | Gross: $0.01M

37. 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 »

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

Votes: 303

38. Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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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: 425 | Gross: $1.32M

39. 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: 616 | Gross: $0.07M

40. Our Very Own (1950)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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: 415

41. Pretty Hattie's Baby (1991)

Biography, Drama

7.3
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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: 15

42. Karla og Jonas (2010)

82 min | Family

6.2
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Karla met Jonas during a summer vacation at the lake. After being unable to stop thinking about him and their kiss she phones him, making up a school assignment about children living in an orphanage, which is precisely where Jonas lives.

Director: Charlotte Sachs Bostrup | Stars: Elena Arndt-Jensen, Joshua Berman, Nanna Koppel, Nikolaj Støvring Hansen

Votes: 142

43. Als je begrijpt wat ik bedoel (1983)

84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Bumble the Bear (Olivier Bommel) finds an egg that, it turns out, has a cute little dragon in it. However, this dinosaur grows huge every time it is upset. As this causes a lot of problems, Ollie Bommel has to face a difficult dilemma.

Directors: Harrie Geelen, Bjørn Frank Jensen, Bert Kroon | Stars: Fred Benavente, Trudy Libosan, Luc Lutz, Lo van Hensbergen

Votes: 1,332

44. The Other Mother: A Moment of Truth Movie (1995 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.0
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Carol (Fisher) has had a rough time - a recent divorce, 2 young boys to raise, and close call with cancer. All of this emotional strain has brought about a strong desire in her to find the ... See full summary »

Director: Bethany Rooney | Stars: Frances Fisher, Deborah May, Corrie Clark, Cameron Bancroft

Votes: 85

45. Yeongeo wanjeonjeongbok (2003)

118 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Young-Joo (Lee Na-Young) is selected by her co-workers to take an English class for her department. On her first day in class, things suddenly turn interesting when she meets Moon-Soo (Jang... See full summary »

Director: Sung-su Kim | Stars: Na-yeong Lee, Hyuk Jang, Angela Kelly, In-mun Kim

Votes: 966

46. I'm Having Their Baby (2012– )

60 min | Documentary

7.0
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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: 23

47. Three Secrets (1999 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

5.5
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Three women each cling to the hope that an 8 year old boy that survives an airplane crash is their son that was put up for adoption as a baby. This is a remake of the 1950 film by the same name.

Director: Marcus Cole | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Katy Boyer, Nicole Forester, Scott Plank

Votes: 135

48. 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: 558

49. 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

Votes: 521

50. 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: 166