Most Popular "Foster Child" Titles
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2. The Lion King (1994)
G | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.
Votes: 657,760 | Gross: $422.78M
3. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?
Votes: 30,199 | Gross: $17.77M
4. Defiance (2013–2015)
TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the year 2046, it's a new Earth - with new rules. Over thirty years after various alien races arrived on Earth, the landscape is completely altered, terraformed nearly beyond recognition... See full summary »
5. Annie (2014)
PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.
Votes: 25,366 | Gross: $85.91M
6. Step Up (2006)
PG-13 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Tyler Gage receives the opportunity of a lifetime after vandalizing a performing arts school, gaining him the chance to earn a scholarship and dance with an up and coming dancer, Nora.
Votes: 92,214 | Gross: $65.27M
7. I Am Sam (2001)
PG-13 | 132 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 123,163 | Gross: $40.27M
9. Behind the Candelabra (2013 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
10. In the Electric Mist (2009)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of friendly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching, and corrupt local businessmen.
11. Joe Dirt (2001)
PG-13 | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
After being abandoned by his parents at the Grand Canyon, Joe Dirt tells the story of his journey to find his parents.
Votes: 42,077 | Gross: $27.09M
12. Free Willy (1993)
PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.
Votes: 51,818 | Gross: $77.70M
14. Punky Brewster (1984–1988)
TV-G | 30 min | Family, Comedy
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 »
15. Weekend (II) (2011)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance
After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.
Votes: 20,319 | Gross: $0.47M
17. Earth to Echo (2014)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.
Votes: 15,883 | Gross: $38.92M
19. Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 26,325 | Gross: $0.22M
21. Shocker (1989)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.
Votes: 11,564 | Gross: $16.55M
25. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I) (1923)
Unrated | 133 min | Drama, Romance
In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.
26. Madea Goes to Jail (2006 Video)
Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Madea returns in another comedy in which she gets sent to "the big house". Regardless of the circumstances, she gives her trademark advice and wisdom to her friends and family as they learn... See full summary »
28. A Bag of Hammers (2011)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child worn beyond his years. Together they invent the family they've always needed.
29. Bogus (1996)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.
Votes: 5,206 | Gross: $4.36M
30. Reform School Girls (1986)
R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
Jenny is sent to a women's reform school. It is run by evil warden Sutter and her henchwoman Edna. Jenny will stop at nothing to escape but she also has to deal with Charlie the bully.
31. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
122 min | Biography, Drama
The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death.
32. Hurt (2009)
R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A recently widowed family is forced to move into their uncle's salvage yard, and soon after the arrival of a mysterious foster child, a family secret starts to threaten their lives.
33. Adam & Steve (2005)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Follows two New York city couples -- one heterosexual and one gay who explore the peaks and the valleys of their respective relationships.
Votes: 2,711 | Gross: $0.31M
34. The Cherry Orchard (1999)
Not Rated | 141 min | Drama
Madame Ranevskaya (Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage... See full summary »
Votes: 498 | Gross: $0.13M
35. Mission Kashmir (2000)
R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller
A police officer adopts the son and sole survivor of a family he has massacred while pursuing a terrorist. After some time the foster son finds out what the stepfather did.
37. Les Misérables (1935)
Approved | 108 min | Drama, History, Romance
In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman.
39. Calendar (1993)
74 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A photographer and his wife take photographs of Armenian churches for use in a calendar. Their driver, a local resident, expounds on the history of the churches while the wife translates. ... See full summary »
40. Get Your Stuff (2000)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
41. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)
189 min | Romance
As an orphan on the streets in Shimla, young Sikandar (Amitabh Batchchan) has no one to care of him. For a short while he works for Mr. Ramnath, Little Kamna Ramnath (Rakhee Gulzar) gives ... See full summary »
42. Mon oncle Antoine (1971)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
Set in cold rural Quebec at Christmas time, we follow the coming of age of a young boy and the life of his family which owns the town's general store and undertaking business.
44. In the Name of God (2013)
PG | 86 min | Drama
Bouncing from foster home to home, it seemed that no one wanted Mason around. From battles with his parents, Mason learns the importance of respect. Desperate for forgiveness, Mason tries to make amends with his family.
45. Naked Childhood (1968)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama
An anguished foster child takes to mischief and lies as his foster parents do their best to love and care for him. But it might be too little, too late in this emotionally devastating portrayal of the orphaned child.
47. 'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934)
Unrated | 52 min | Western
Chris Morrell, the guardian of half-Indian girl Nina, is helping her find her missing white father. so she can cash in on her late mother's oil lease. Outlaw Sam Black is after the girl and... See full summary »
48. The Children Nobody Wanted (1981 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Based on the true story of Tom Butterfield and his crusade to provide family life for homeless children, becoming not only the first bachelor caretaker, but the youngest single adult to ... See full summary »
49. The Kid Who Loved Christmas (1990 TV Movie)
118 min | Drama
A family is torn apart at Christmas when to wife of a couple, trying to adopt a son, is killed in a car accident and the husband, a musician, is deemed unfit to raise a child.
50. The Return of Peter Grimm (1935)
Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
The ghost of a recently deceased family patriarch tries to help his surviving relatives, in part by preventing a marriage that he knows will go wrong.