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1. The Big Wedding (2013)

R | 89 min | Comedy

5.6
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28 Metascore

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

Writers: Justin Zackham, Jean-Stéphane Bron, Karine Sudan | Director: Justin Zackham | Stars: Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried

2. 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

3. 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

4. Lost and Delirious (2001)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.0
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53 Metascore

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

Writers: Susan Swan, Judith Thompson | Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Piper Perabo, Jessica Paré, Mischa Barton, Jackie Burroughs

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. Middle of Nowhere (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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An irresponsible mother blows her eldest daughter's college fund on her youngest daughter's modeling campaign.

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

9. Losing Isaiah (1995)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.6
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The natural and adoptive mothers of a young boy are involved in a bitter, controversial custody battle.

Writers: Seth Margolis, Naomi Foner | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn, Cuba Gooding Jr.

10. Lovely & Amazing (2001)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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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.

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

11. 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.

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

12. 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.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Jacques Théry | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, John Lund, Mary Anderson, Roland Culver

13. Marion Bridge (2002)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

7.0
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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.

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

14. 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 »

Writers: Joe Cilibrasi, Jennifer Maloney, Victoria Rinaldi, Whitney Sugarman | Director: Tamara Tunie | Stars: Liza Lapira, Estella Warren, David Eigenberg, Justin Kirk

15. 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.

Writers: Lenore J. Coffee, Polan Banks | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Mary Astor, Lucile Watson

16. Loggerheads (2005)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

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

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

17. 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.

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

18. 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 »

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

19. Deep in My Heart (1999 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

6.8
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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.

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

20. Personal Affairs (2009– )

Drama, Mystery | Active

6.2
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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.

Creator: Gabbie Asher | Stars: Laura Aikman, Maimie McCoy, Ruth Negga, Annabel Scholey

21. Km. 0 - Kilometer Zero (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.

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

22. A Place for Annie (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes ... See full summary »

Writers: Cathleen Young, Lee Guthrie | Director: John Gray | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Mary-Louise Parker, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jack Noseworthy

23. 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

24. 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 »

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

25. I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (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 »

Writers: Emmanuel Carrère, Alain Le Henry, Claude Miller, Nathan Miller | Directors: Claude Miller, Nathan Miller | Stars: Vincent Rottiers, Sophie Cattani, Christine Citti, Yves Verhoeven

26. 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

27. Please Teach Me English (2003)

118 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Writer: Hye-yeong No | Director: Sung-su Kim | Stars: Na-yeong Lee, Hyuk Jang, Angela Kelly, In-mun Kim

28. 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

29. The Sleepy Time Gal (2001)

R | 108 min | Drama

6.4
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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.

Writers: Alice Elliott Dark, Christopher Munch | Director: Christopher Munch | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Martha Plimpton, Nick Stahl, Amy Madigan

30. Three Secrets (1950)

Approved | 98 min | Drama

7.0
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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 »

Writers: Martin Rackin, Gina Kaus | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Patricia Neal, Ruth Roman, Frank Lovejoy

31. 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 »

32. 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 »

Writers: Carol Schaefer, Steven Loring | Director: Bethany Rooney | Stars: Frances Fisher, Deborah May, Corrie Clark, Cameron Bancroft

33. Aradhana (1969)

169 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.6
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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 »

Writers: Sachin Bhowmick, Ramesh Pant | Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Farida Jalal

34. 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

35. Dexter the Dragon & Bumble the Bear (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.

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

36. Karla & Jonas (2010)

Family

6.3
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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.

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

37. 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.

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

38. By Hook or by Crook (2001)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.7
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47 Metascore

Shy, a small-town butch with a nagging messiah complex, heads to the big city to immerse herself in a life of crime. On her journey, she meets her match in Valentine, a wise-acre adoptee ... See full summary »

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

39. Not Wanted (1949)

91 min | Drama

6.8
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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.

Writers: Paul Jarrico, Ida Lupino, Malvin Wald | Directors: Elmer Clifton, Ida Lupino | Stars: Sally Forrest, Keefe Brasselle, Leo Penn, Dorothy Adams

40. 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

41. Three Secrets (1999 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

5.4
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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.

Writers: Martin Rackin, Gina Kaus, Victoria Arch, Joe Slowensky | Director: Marcus Cole | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Katy Boyer, Nicole Forester, Scott Plank

42. 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

43. My Monster Mom (2008)

98 min | Comedy

4.5
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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

44. 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

45. Princess Kate (1988 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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Kate McLelland's life is a normal one of a girl her age in the eastern suburbs, until her discovery that she is adopted. This is the story of her search for her natural mother and the ... See full summary »

Writers: David Williamson, Kristin Williamson | Director: George Ogilvie | Stars: Myra Noblet, Shane Tickner, Mouche Phillips, Claudia Karvan

46. The Commitment (2012)

20 min | Short, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An interracial gay couple adopting a newborn baby meets the pregnant Asian birthmother and receives a surprise that threatens their relationship.

Writer: Albert M. Chan | Director: Albert M. Chan | Stars: Albert M. Chan, Jason Lane Fenton, Mary Niederkorn, Kerri Patterson

47. The Baby Wait (2012– )

Reality-TV

8.4
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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

48. Fatherhood Dreams (2007)

55 min | Documentary

5.9
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Four gay men allow us into their intimate world of fatherhood.

Director: Julia Ivanova

49. Memories Unlocked (1999)

118 min | Drama

6.2
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The life of a paraplegic painter is shattered when an old girlfriend comes back into his life and accuses him of raping her 15 years earlier.

Writers: Jean Beaudin, Monique Proulx | Director: Jean Beaudin | Stars: James Hyndman, Pascale Bussières, Pierre-Luc Brillant, Yves Jacques

50. Sunshine (II) (2009)

72 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

5.6
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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