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1. 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: 77,130 | Gross: $2.04M

2. 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: 65,084 | Gross: $41.30M

3. 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.

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

Votes: 37,413 | Gross: $21.78M

4. 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: 1,553

5. 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: 8,135 | Gross: $1.31M

6. 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: 17,080 | Gross: $0.30M

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 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: 28,465 | Gross: $13.42M

8. 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: 3,059

9. 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: 8,454 | Gross: $3.74M

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: 6,034 | Gross: $4.19M

11. Thalapathi (1991)

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: Mammootty, Rajinikanth, Shobana, Arvind Swamy

Votes: 3,548

12. 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: 4,369 | Gross: $7.60M

13. 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: 819

14. 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: 2,660

15. Les bêtises (2015)

79 min | Comedy

5.5
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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: 135

16. 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 »

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

Votes: 399

17. 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: 2,486

18. 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.

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

Votes: 312

19. 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: 585

20. 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: 1,476

21. Au plus près du soleil (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: 49

22. 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.

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

Votes: 1,146

23. 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, Prakash Raj, Nandita Das

Votes: 3,932

24. Karla & Jonas (2010)

82 min | 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.

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

Votes: 130

25. 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.

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

Votes: 1,573

26. 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: 712

27. Sioux City (1994)

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

5.9
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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: 257

28. 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: 290

29. 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

30. Personal Affairs (2009– )

Drama, Mystery

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.

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

Votes: 147

31. 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

32. 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: 678

33. 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: 189

34. 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: 280

35. 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: 1,113

36. 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: 416 | Gross: $1.32M

37. By Hook or by Crook (2001)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.9
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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: 216 | Gross: $0.00M

38. 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.

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

Votes: 1,283

39. Please Teach Me English (2003)

118 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Director: Sung-su Kim | Stars: Na-yeong Lee, Hyuk Jang, Angela Kelly, In-mun Kim

Votes: 932

40. 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 »

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

Votes: 428 | Gross: $0.01M

41. 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.

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

Votes: 321

42. 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: 600 | Gross: $0.07M

43. 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: 12

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: 83

45. 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: 132

46. 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: 500

47. 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

48. 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

49. 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

50. The Commitment (2012)

20 min | Short, Drama, Romance

7.3
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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.

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

Votes: 7