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1. The Lion King (1994)

G | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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83 Metascore

Lion cub and future king Simba tests his limits, supported by his family, but sometimes gets in over his head.

Writers: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton, Brenda Chapman, Burny Mattinson, Barry Johnson, Lorna Cook, Thom Enriquez, Andy Gaskill, Gary Trousdale, Jim Capobianco, Kevin Harkey, Jorgen Klubien, Chris Sanders, Tom Sito, Larry Leker, Joe Ranft, Rick Maki, Ed Gombert, Francis Glebas, Mark Kausler, J.T. Allen, George Scribner, Miguel Tejada-Flores, Jenny Tripp, Bob Tzudiker, Christopher Vogler, Kirk Wise, Noni White | Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

2. Step Up (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.5
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48 Metascore

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.

Writers: Duane Adler, Melissa Rosenberg | Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Damaine Radcliff, De'Shawn Washington

3. Short Term 12 (2013)

R | 96 min | Drama

8.0
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82 Metascore

A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.

Writer: Destin Daniel Cretton | Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever

4. Life Unexpected (2010– )

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Fifteen year-old Lux has spent her life going from foster family to foster family. She has finally decided to become an emancipated minor. During her journey through the legal maze, Lux ... See full summary »

Creator: Liz Tigelaar | Stars: Shiri Appleby, Kristoffer Polaha, Britt Robertson, Kerr Smith

5. August Rush (2007)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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38 Metascore

A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Writers: Nick Castle, James V. Hart, Paul Castro | Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard

6. White Oleander (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.

Writers: Janet Fitch, Mary Agnes Donoghue | Director: Peter Kosminsky | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Renée Zellweger, Robin Wright, Alison Lohman

7. The Hurricane (1999)

R | 146 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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74 Metascore

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

Writers: Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Sam Chaiton, Terry Swinton, Armyan Bernstein, Dan Gordon | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber

8. Wuthering Heights (2011)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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70 Metascore

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.

Writers: Andrea Arnold, Olivia Hetreed, Emily Brontë | Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer

9. Free Willy (1993)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.8
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79 Metascore

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.

Writers: Keith Walker, Corey Blechman | Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen, Jayne Atkinson

10. Angels in the Outfield (1994)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

Writers: Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells, Richard Conlin, Holly Goldberg Sloan | Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd

11. The Brothers Bloom (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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55 Metascore

The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.

Writer: Rian Johnson | Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi

12. Great Expectations (1946)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Writers: Charles Dickens, David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Kay Walsh, Cecil McGivern | Director: David Lean | Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager, Jean Simmons

13. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.6
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27 Metascore

Seven year old Jeremiah is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah.

Writers: Laura Albert, Asia Argento, Alessandro Magania | Director: Asia Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Jimmy Bennett

14. The Thief Lord (2006)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Musgrave, Richard Claus, Cornelia Funke | Director: Richard Claus | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jasper Harris, Carole Boyd, Bob Goody

15. Manny & Lo (1996)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A pregnant teen and her younger sister run away from foster homes and kidnap a woman whom they believe can help with the pregnancy.

Writer: Lisa Krueger | Director: Lisa Krueger | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Aleksa Palladino, Mary Kay Place, Dean Silvers

16. Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird (1985)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Oscar, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, and Sesame Street residents join Big Bird in a cross country adventure. Miss Finch, a meddling social worker, sends him off to Ocean View, Illinois, for ... See full summary »

Writers: Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss | Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

17. Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)

98 min | Drama

6.5
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On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los ... See full summary »

Writer: Daryl Haney | Director: Harry Bromley Davenport | Stars: Melissa Errico, Michael Lerner, Joe Regalbuto, Sean Young

18. For a Lost Soldier (1992)

92 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.9
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Set in The Netherlands at the end of WW II, this touching story, told in flashbacks, explores the complex and romantic relationship between an adult soldier and a displaced, lonely adolescent boy.

Writers: Don Bloch, Rudi van Dantzig, Roeland Kerbosch | Director: Roeland Kerbosch | Stars: Maarten Smit, Andrew Kelley, Jeroen Krabbé, Freark Smink

19. One World (1998–2001)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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The show is about 6 kids from different backgrounds who all live together under the same roof, with their foster parents.

Creator: Robert Tarlow | Stars: Bryan Kirkwood, Arroyn Lloyd, Harvey Silver, Alisa Reyes

20. Michiko and Hatchin (2008– )

23 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.9
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Michiko is a free-willed "sexy diva" who escaped from prison, while Hatchin is a run away girl fleeing from her strict catholic foster family. The two join forces and set off on an unpredictable road trip seeking their own freedom.

Stars: Terri Doty, Toru Kusano, Yôko Maki, Suzuka Ohgo

21. 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

22. 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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67 Metascore

71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man.

Writer: Michael Haneke | Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Gabriel Cosmin Urdes, Lukas Miko, Otto Grünmandl, Anne Bennent

23. Clowning Around (1992)

183 min | Drama

6.0
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Heath ledgers first acting role

Writers: Shane Brennan, Tom Cavanagh, David Martin | Director: George Whaley | Stars: Clayton Williamson, Ernie Dingo, Rebecca Smart, Jean-Michel Dagory

24. Tournament of Dreams (2007)

88 min | Drama, Sport

4.4
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A dramatic feature about an inner city girl's high school basketball team who, with the help of a dedicated coach struggle though personal issues to save their basketball program.

Writers: Don Abernathy, Lisa King | Director: Don Abernathy | Stars: Tony Todd, Debbie Allen, Shakira Bryant, Keana Jackson

25. 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

26. The Lost & Found Family (2009)

PG | Drama

6.1
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Formerly wealthy widow must move in with the lower middle-class foster family living in a house she owns in order to establish residency prior to selling it.

Writers: Terry Collis, Jeff Ross, Anna Waterhouse | Director: Barnet Bain | Stars: Ellen Bry, Lynn Cole, Jeff Portell, Lucas Till

27. Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain (2000)

141 min | Comedy, Musical

4.8
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A young man, raised by a foster couple in a rural village since birth, is brought to Hyderabad by his wealthly parents where he tries to fit into modern society as well as question his ... See full summary »

Writer: Mahesh Manjrekar | Director: Mahesh Manjrekar | Stars: Govinda, Sonali Bendre, Rinke Khanna, Milind Gunaji

28. 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

29. 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

30. Capricciosa (2003)

105 min | Drama

5.9
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Writers: Reza Bagher, Max Lundgren | Director: Reza Bagher | Stars: Linus Nilsson, Moraea Myrgren-Johansson, Matias Bergsten, Rolf Lassgård

31. Reform School Girl (1957)

71 min | Crime, Drama

5.4
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A young man steals a car and ends up involved in a pedestrian fatality. The only witness is a girl he had just met. He threatens her life if she talks, so when she refuses to tell what she knows she is sent to reform school.

Writer: Edward Bernds | Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Gloria Castillo, Ross Ford, Edd Byrnes, Ralph Reed

32. Jack Be Nimble (1993)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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Jack and Dora, abandoned by their parents as babies, are desperate to find each other after years of adoption. Jack's young life has been spent with a sadistic family. Dora, whose life has ... See full summary »

Writers: Garth Maxwell, Rex Pilgrim | Director: Garth Maxwell | Stars: Alexis Arquette, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, Bruno Lawrence, Tony Barry

33. Broken Promise (1981 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

7.4
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Writers: Kent Hayes, Stephen Kandel, Alex Lazzarino | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Chris Sarandon, Melissa Michaelsen, George Coe, McKee Anderson

34. I Belong to Me (1967)

100 min | Musical

5.9
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A young woman makes her way in the world in the late 1960s.

Writer: Klaus Rifbjerg | Director: Erik Balling | Stars: Daimi, Cæsar, Peter Steen, Ove Sprogøe

35. Laro sa baga (2000)

118 min | Drama

6.3
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Two young people falling in love while exploring the politics of sexual awakening and social relations leading to a complex web of deceit and understanding.

Writer: Edgardo Reyes | Director: Chito S. Roño | Stars: Carlos Morales, Ara Mina, Angel Aquino, Monique Wilson

36. Happy Birthday, Türke! (1992)

109 min | Crime, Thriller

6.5
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Kemal Kayankaya, a private detective, was hired by a Turkish women, Ilter, to search for his husband, Amend, who has been missing since the death of her father, Vassif. Unknownst to him, he... See full summary »

Writers: Jakob Arjouni, Doris Dörrie, Thomas Schlesinger | Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Hansa Czypionka, Özay Fecht, Meret Becker, Doris Kunstmann

37. Family Bonds (2012)

71 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.3
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Years after a detrimental accident splits them apart, two foster families come together to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and reconcile the past. Easier said than done.

Writers: Stefan Gural, William Shakespeare | Director: Tony Newen | Stars: Emma Earnest, Tess Garraty, Stefan Gural, Destiny Kish

38. 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

39. Okoge (1992)

120 min | Drama

7.3
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Sayoko, a young woman, meets Goh and his older gay lover Tochi, and invites them to use a room in her apartment. The three become good friends until Tochi's wife threatens to expose Tochi ... See full summary »

Writer: Takehiro Nakajima | Director: Takehiro Nakajima | Stars: Misa Shimizu, Takeo Nakahara, Takehiro Murata, Atsushi Fukazawa

40. Wo ai ni mommy (2010)

77 min | Documentary, Family

7.9
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From 2000 to 2008, China was the leading country for U.S. international adoptions. There are now approximately 70,000 Chinese adoptees being raised in the United States. Ninety-five percent... See full summary »

Director: Stephanie Wang-Breal | Stars: Amanda Baden, Darah Sadowsky, Donna Sadowsky, Faith Sadowsky

41. La fille publique (2013)

Biography

6.3
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Writer: Cheyenne Carron | Director: Cheyenne Carron | Stars: Doria Achour, Agnès Delachair, Pascal Elso, Tristan Gendreau

42. Phnom Penh Lullaby (2011)

103 min | Documentary

6.2
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Writers: Pawel Kloc, Przemyslaw Niczyporuk | Director: Pawel Kloc | Star: Ilan Schickman

43. Beautiful Raw

Documentary | Post-production

When Juliet, a young runaway, discovers her father moved away without reporting her missing, she hitchhikes to the local police station to turn herself in. 2 years & 15 foster homes later ... See full summary »

Director: Yasmin Mistry

44. War Children (2003)

93 min | Documentary

6.3
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Documentary about the Finnish children who were evacuated to Sweden during World War II.

Writer: Erja Dammert | Director: Erja Dammert | Stars: Sirkka Artman, Riitta Grundel-Koskinen, Jorma Hauru, Irmeli Heino

45. Six Weeks (2009)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Marcin Krawczyk | Director: Marcin Krawczyk

46. Forever Yours (2011)

75 min | Documentary

6.5
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Writer: Mia Halme | Director: Mia Halme

47. I morgen kommer mor (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Documentary about children and their foster families.

Writer: Lars Høj | Director: Lars Høj | Stars: Marianne List, Betina Nissen

48. Johnny Bravo (1997–2004)
Episode: I, Fly/Schnook of the North/Charm School Johnny (1999)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Comedy

7.0
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I Fly: Johnny swaps bodies with a housefly. Schnook of the North: Johnny is sent to live in the Arctic. Charm School Johnny: Pops tries to turn Johnny into a gentleman.

Creator: Van Partible | Directors: Russell Calabrese, Kirk Tingblad | Stars: Jeff Bennett, Brenda Vaccaro, Tom Kenny, Larry Drake

49. ABC Stage 67 (1966– )
Episode: The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (1966)

Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.8
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Stars: Lauren Bacall, Gladys Baker, Ida Bolender, Wayne Bolender

50. South Park (1997– )
Episode: The Poor Kid (2011)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy

7.6
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After Kenny's parents are arrested and he and his siblings are sent to a foster home, Eric searches for who is the new poor kid in South Park and the results are shocking. Mysterion must ... See full summary »

Creators: Trey Parker, Matt Stone | Stars: Chris Borkovec, Kiara Lisette Gamboa, Nabulungi Hatimbi, Celeste Javier