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1. The Fosters (2013– )

60 min | Drama | Active

8.1
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Teenager Callie Jacobs is placed in a foster home with a lesbain couple and their blend of biological, adoptive and foster children.

Creators: Brad Bredeweg, Peter Paige | Stars: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly

2. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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72 Metascore

A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

Writers: Brett Halliday, Shane Black | Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen

3. I Am Sam (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama

7.6
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28 Metascore

A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

Writers: Kristine Johnson, Jessie Nelson | Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest

4. Enter the Void (2009)

Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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69 Metascore

A U.S. drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.

Writers: Gaspar Noé, Lucile Hadzihalilovic | Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander

5. Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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45 Metascore

Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved.

Writer: Josh Radnor | Director: Josh Radnor | Stars: Josh Radnor, Malin Akerman, Zoe Kazan, Michael Algieri

6. Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.9
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45 Metascore

While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma (Perry) must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.

Writer: Tyler Perry | Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield, Boris Kodjoe

7. Punky Brewster (1984–1988)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Comedy

6.4
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Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog, Brandon, in a supermarket by her mother. She doesn't want to stay in an orphanage, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson, Sandy

8. Hotel for Dogs (2009)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family

5.3
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51 Metascore

Two kids secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel.

Writers: Jeff Lowell, Robert Schooley, Mark McCorkle, Lois Duncan | Director: Thor Freudenthal | Stars: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle

9. Sleepwalking (2008)

R | 101 min | Drama

6.2
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40 Metascore

The drama follows a 12-year-old girl's struggle to come to terms with her mother's abandonment.

Writer: Zac Stanford | Director: Bill Maher | Stars: Charlize Theron, Nick Stahl, AnnaSophia Robb, Deborra-Lee Furness

10. The Story of Tracy Beaker (2002– )

15 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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Tracy Beaker is a 10 year old child, who was placed in a children's home. Tracy makes new friends along the way, and causes mischief where ever she goes.

Stars: Dani Harmer, Montanna Thompson, Ciaran Joyce, Ben Hanson

11. My Own Love Song (2010)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A wheelchair-bound former singer and her best friend embark on a road trip from Kansas to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Writer: Olivier Dahan | Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Madeline Zima, Forest Whitaker, Elias Koteas

12. Father Hood (1993)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

4.7
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A deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus. Based on the true life stories and experiences of Michael J. Hardy.

Writer: Scott Spencer | Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Sabrina Lloyd, Brian Bonsall

13. Romulus, My Father (2007)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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57 Metascore

It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.

Writers: Nick Drake, Raimond Gaita | Director: Richard Roxburgh | Stars: Eric Bana, Franka Potente, Marton Csokas, Kodi Smit-McPhee

14. Short Term 12 (2008)

21 min | Short, Drama

7.3
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A day at a group home for troubled adolescents. Denim is the head counselor, involved somehow with Natalia, another counselor. During the day, we watch them and other staff deal with a boy ... See full summary »

Writer: Destin Daniel Cretton | Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brad William Henke, Tania Verafield, Phoenix Henke, Keith Stanfield

15. Least Among Saints (2012)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.2
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32 Metascore

A haunted soldier just back from war and a boy who has never known peace in his home life embark on a life-changing journey as they become unlikely friends -- and one another's last shot at redemption.

Writer: Martin Papazian | Director: Martin Papazian | Stars: Martin Papazian, Tristan Lake Leabu, Laura San Giacomo, Azura Skye

16. Begin Again (I) (2013)

68 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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12-yr-old Jessica Jones world is torn apart when she is taken out of her abusive home & placed in to Foster care. Jessica will grapple with her past, present, & future. She will meet numerous struggles along the way.

Writers: Joshua Samson, Lisa Spurrier | Directors: Bill Gillane, Joshua Samson | Stars: Lisa Spurrier, Bill Gillane, Dusti Jones, Savanna Kylie Lewis

17. The Unloved (2009 TV Movie)

106 min | Drama

6.9
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A film that gives a child's eye view of the U.K.'s government-run care system for orphans and children in danger.

Writers: Tony Grisoni, Samantha Morton | Director: Samantha Morton | Stars: Molly Windsor, Robert Carlyle, Susan Lynch, Craig Parkinson

18. Raising Victor Vargas (2002)

R | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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83 Metascore

A Lower East Side teen-ager struggles to find some sanity while surrounded by an eccentric grandmother, a crazy new girlfriend, and a longing younger brother.

Writers: Peter Sollett, Eva Vives | Director: Peter Sollett | Stars: Victor Rasuk, Donna Maldonado, Kevin Rivera, Krystal Rodriguez

19. Hit Me (1996)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Sonny lives with his retarded older brother, and works as a bellhop at a second-rate hotel. This changes when Monique a beautiful, suicidal nut-case checks in.

Writers: Denis Johnson, Jim Thompson | Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: Elias Koteas, Laure Marsac, Jay Leggett, Bruce Ramsay

20. Witch Hunt (2008)

91 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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The story of several families who have their lives destroyed when their hometown is whipped into a frenzy by allegations of child molestation.

Writer: Dana Nachman | Directors: Don Hardy Jr., Dana Nachman | Stars: Jack Cummings, Jackie Cummings, Allen Grafton, Ed Jagels

21. Vegas (2009)

110 min | Drama

6.5
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You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go. After witnessing his mother being beaten up, ... See full summary »

Writers: Torun Lian, Gunnar Vikene | Director: Gunnar Vikene | Stars: Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Kyrre Haugen Sydness, Helge Jordal, Eindride Eidsvold

22. Classe Tous Risques (1960)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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84 Metascore

Abel Davis is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife, Thérèse, and their two young sons. Abel and ... See full summary »

Writers: José Giovanni, Claude Sautet, Pascal Jardin | Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Lino Ventura, Sandra Milo, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marcel Dalio

23. Family Sins (2004 TV Movie)

86 min | Drama

6.5
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A seemingly respectable pillar of the community hides sickening secrets within the walls of her family home.

Writer: Donald Martin | Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Deanna Milligan, Will Patton, Kevin McNulty

24. In the Best Interest of the Children (1992 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

7.2
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Fact-based story of a legal battle fought over custody of five siblings.

Writers: Peter Nelson, Jud Kinberg | Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Sally Struthers, Lexi Randall, Gary Graham

25. A Long Way Home (1981 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.2
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Many years after being abandoned by his parents, Donald sets out in search of his siblings. His biggest challenge is cutting through layers of bureaucratic red tape. He happens upon a ... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis Nemec | Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Brenda Vaccaro, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Regina

26. Ricky (I) (2009)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.8
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53 Metascore

When Katie, an ordinary woman, meets Paco, an ordinary man, something magical happens: a love story. From this union an extraordinary child is born: Ricky.

Writer: François Ozon | Director: François Ozon | Stars: Alexandra Lamy, Sergi López, Mélusine Mayance, Arthur Peyret

27. Love for Rent (2005)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Tells the story of Sofia (Angie Cepeda), a Colombian college student struggling with immigration issues in LA, who accepts a $50,000 offer to rent her body and soul and become a surrogate mother to a wealthy couple.

Writers: Andrew Miles, Brian D. Young | Director: Shane Edelman | Stars: Angie Cepeda, Ken Marino, Martita Roca, Nora Dunn

28. The Angel (2009)

97 min | Drama

6.7
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As the film opens, a doped-up Lea (Maria Bonnevie) makes an extremely bad impression on her baby daughter's foster parents; later, flashbacks reveal her disturbing youth and young adulthood... See full summary »

Writer: Margreth Olin | Director: Margreth Olin | Stars: Maria Bonnevie, Lena Endre, Antti Reini, Börje Ahlstedt

29. Maria My Love (2011)

99 min | Drama

6.5
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A young woman named Ana is struggling to deal with her mother's death and her father's mistakes. In an effort to feel better, she reconnects with her half-sister Grace, (Lauren Fales) and, ... See full summary »

Writers: Lauren Fales, Jasmine McGlade | Director: Jasmine McGlade | Stars: Judy Marte, Karen Black, Brian Rieger, Lauren Fales

30. The Lamp (2011)

TV-PG | 96 min | Drama, Family

5.6
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A couple's marriage has fallen apart after the death of their son, until a mysterious stranger presents them with a magical lamp and three wishes to put things right. However, they must choose very carefully what they ask for.

Writers: Jeffrey Huston, Jim Stovall, Tracy Trost | Director: Tracy Trost | Stars: Roger Nix, Jason London, Meredith Salenger, Sarah Brown

31. Just Like the Son (2006)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama

7.6
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A petty thief's mentoring of an apparent orphan takes a profound turn when he kidnaps the boy from a foster home and drives him cross-country to his sister's house in Texas.

Writer: Morgan J. Freeman | Director: Morgan J. Freeman | Stars: Mark Webber, Antonio Ortiz, Brendan Sexton III, Rosie Perez

32. Live and Become (2005)

Unrated | 140 min | Drama

8.0
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In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews. In turn they are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his ... See full summary »

Writers: Alain-Michel Blanc, Radu Mihaileanu | Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Roschdy Zem, Moshe Agazai, Moshe Abebe

33. Ladybird Ladybird (1994)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.6
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This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman's fight with Social Services over the care of her children. Maggie has a history of bouncing from one abusive relationship to ... See full summary »

Writer: Rona Munro | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Sandie Lavelle, Mauricio Venegas

34. Girlhood (2003)

82 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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69 Metascore

Documentary chronicling America's justice system. Follows two female inmates - victims of horrific violence and tragedy - who are serving time in a Maryland juvenile detention center.

Director: Liz Garbus

35. Get Your Stuff (2000)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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A wealthy professional gay couple, who wish to adopt children, see their lives turned topsy turvy when they take in two misbehaving brothers, supposedly just for one night.

Writer: Max Mitchell | Director: Max Mitchell | Stars: Cameron Watson, Anthony Meindl, Elaine Hendrix, Grady Hutt

36. ReMoved (2013)

10 min | Short, Drama

8.7
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A 10-year-old girl navigates her way through the foster care system, after being removed from her home and separated from her younger brother.

Writer: Christina Matanick | Director: Nathanael Matanick | Stars: Abby White, Casey Caldwell, Jordan Nice, Sabrina Culver

37. Finding a Family (2011 TV Movie)

Drama

6.9
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Bright Alex grows up in Michigan proud of his mother, Romanian immigrant Ileana, who became a professor, vowing to make her dream come true by graduating from Harvard. But when mother ... See full summary »

Writer: Pamela Wallace | Director: Mark Jean | Stars: Kim Delaney, Jared Abrahamson, Sarah-Jane Redmond, Paul McGillion

38. Gregory K (1993 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

6.4
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TV movie based on the the story of the kid who divorced his parents. Gregory has lived a rough life. His father abuses him and his two brothers. The boys are placed with the mother. Gregory... See full summary »

Writer: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle | Director: Linda Otto | Stars: Bill Smitrovich, Kathleen York, Robert Joy, Kristin Griffith

39. Triloquist (2008)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

4.0
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In 1993, in Hollywood, California, a decadent ventriloquist overdoses and dies, leaving her two children to be sent to a foster house with their dummy. Their lives become a nightmare of abuse and murder, to be avenged by a wrathful dummy.

Writer: Mark Jones | Director: Mark Jones | Stars: Paydin LoPachin, Rocky Marquette, Katie Chonacas, Brian Krause

40. Tracy Beaker's 'The Movie of Me' (2004 TV Movie)

70 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Tracy Beaker's 13th birthday and as a suprise Cam wants to foster Tracy again. Tracy is delighted. An unexpected visitor turns up at the Dumping Ground, Tracy's real mum.

Writers: Jacqueline Wilson, Mary Morris | Director: Joss Agnew | Stars: Ruth Gemmell, Lisa Coleman, Dani Harmer, Darragh Mortell

41. Daddy and Papa (2002)

57 min | Documentary

7.8
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Daddy & Papa explores the lives of gay men who have made a decision that is both traditional and revolutionary: to raise kids themselves.

Writer: Johnny Symons | Director: Johnny Symons | Star: Johnny Symons

42. First Circle (2010)

Documentary

6.7
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A look at the Foster Care system in the United States.

Writer: Russell Friedenberg | Director: Heather Rae

43. Improper Channels (1981)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

5.7
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A couple fights for justice to get their injured daughter out of a foster care center.

Writers: Morrie Ruvinsky, Ian Sutherland, Adam Arkin | Director: Eric Till | Stars: Alan Arkin, Mariette Hartley, Monica Parker, Harry Ditson

44. With All Deliberate Speed (2004)

Unrated | 110 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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60 Metascore

Documentary filmmaker Peter Gilbert unearths the legacy of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education -- where it was ruled that "in the field of public education, ... See full summary »

Writer: Nathan Antila | Director: Peter Gilbert | Stars: Vernon Jordan, Thurgood Marshall Jr., Julian Bond, Joe Delaine

45. Foster Child (2007)

98 min | Drama

7.3
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A drama centered on the state of foster care in the Philippines.

Writer: Ralston Jover | Director: Brillante Mendoza | Stars: Cherry Pie Picache, Kier Segundo, Eugene Domingo, Jiro Manio

46. Sin's Kitchen (2004)

Drama

5.0
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In the spirit of Dante's Inferno, this modern-day triptych unfolds three complex tales of lies, secrets, and sins, all intricately woven together to explore the hidden shadows of man's soul.

Writer: Jennifer Farrell | Director: Fabien Pruvot | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Robert Miano, Pierre Cosso, Gabrielle Lazure

47. From Place to Place (2011)

Documentary

6.7
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Despite being let down and left behind by America's foster care system, a pair of plucky underdogs from Montana, set out to change the system that raised them. Having recently aged out of ... See full summary »

Director: Paige Williams | Stars: Matthew Anderson, Max Baer, Miranda Baldwin, Kevin Campbell

48. The Mother and the Law (1919)

95 min | Drama

7.3
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A re-edited version of the 'modern' story from Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916).

Writer: D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Miriam Cooper, Vera Lewis

49. Zooey (2006)

91 min | Drama

5.9
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An urban love story between a young prostitute, ZOOEY and her husband, ANGEL. Told partially through a documentary, we follow the couple struggles as they try to escape their life on the street.

Writer: Sherman Lau | Director: Sherman Lau | Stars: Sarah Louise Lilley, Xavier Jimenez-March, Rachael Roberts, Jordan Burt

50. Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy (2014)

78 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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Actor and comedian Alec Mapa's one-man show about how his life has changed since he and his husband adopted a child through foster care.

Writer: Alec Mapa | Director: Andrea James | Stars: Jamison Hebert, Zion Hebert-Mapa, Alec Mapa