Most Popular "Foster Family" Titles
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1. The Lion King (1994)
G | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
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
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.
3. Short Term 12 (2013)
R | 96 min | Drama
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.
4. Life Unexpected (2010– )
60 min | Drama
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 »
5. August Rush (2007)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Music
A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
6. White Oleander (2002)
PG-13 | 109 min | Drama
A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
7. The Hurricane (1999)
R | 146 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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
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.
9. 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.
10. Angels in the Outfield (1994)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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.
11. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
12. Great Expectations (1946)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
13. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
R | 97 min | Drama
Seven year old Jeremiah is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah.
14. The Thief Lord (2006)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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 »
15. Manny & Lo (1996)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama
A pregnant teen and her younger sister run away from foster homes and kidnap a woman whom they believe can help with the pregnancy.
16. Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird (1985)
G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
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 »
17. Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)
98 min | Drama
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 »
18. For a Lost Soldier (1992)
92 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
20. Michiko and Hatchin (2008– )
23 min | Animation, Action, Crime
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.
22. 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
100 min | Drama
71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man.
24. Tournament of Dreams (2007)
88 min | Drama, Sport
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.
25. Live and Become (2005)
Unrated | 140 min | Drama
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 »
26. The Lost & Found Family (2009)
PG | Drama
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.
27. Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain (2000)
141 min | Comedy, Musical
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 »
28. 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.
29. I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (2009)
91 min | Drama
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 »
31. Reform School Girl (1957)
71 min | Crime, Drama
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.
32. Jack Be Nimble (1993)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
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 »
35. Laro sa baga (2000)
118 min | Drama
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.
36. Happy Birthday, Türke! (1992)
109 min | Crime, Thriller
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 »
37. Family Bonds (2012)
71 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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.
39. Okoge (1992)
120 min | Drama
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 »
40. Wo ai ni mommy (2010)
77 min | Documentary, Family
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 »
Johnny Bravo (1997–2004)
I, Fly/Schnook of the North/Charm School Johnny
TV-Y7 | Animation, Comedy
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.
South Park (1997– )
The Poor Kid
TV-MA | Animation, Comedy
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 »