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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 searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.

Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 653,765 | Gross: $422.78M

2. 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.

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

Votes: 56,712 | Gross: $1.01M

3. 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.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Damaine Radcliff, De'Shawn Washington

Votes: 91,886 | Gross: $65.27M

4. August Rush (2007)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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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.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard

Votes: 87,888 | Gross: $31.66M

5. Life Unexpected (2010–2011)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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15 year old lux had been in and out of foster homes her whole life, until she decided to get emancipated but when that doesn't work out is when she meets her birth parents.

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Kristoffer Polaha, Britt Robertson, Kerr Smith

Votes: 11,653

6. Free Willy (1993)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.9
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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.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen, Jayne Atkinson

Votes: 51,579 | Gross: $77.70M

7. The Hurricane (1999)

R | 146 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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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.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 76,610 | Gross: $50.67M

8. 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.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 22,462 | Gross: $50.24M

9. 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.

Director: Peter Kosminsky | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Renée Zellweger, Robin Wright, Alison Lohman

Votes: 25,734 | Gross: $16.35M

10. 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.

Director: Andrea Arnold | Stars: Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer

Votes: 7,106 | Gross: $0.10M

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.

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

Votes: 41,987 | Gross: $3.52M

12. 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.

Director: Asia Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Jimmy Bennett

Votes: 5,351 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Great Expectations (1946)

Not Rated | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

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

Director: David Lean | Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager, Jean Simmons

Votes: 17,718

14. Eyewitness (2014 TV Mini-Series)

59 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Two 15 year old boys secretly meet up in the forest, only to witness a blood bath. They are seen, but escape trying to keep this as a secret, both in fear of the perpetrator and that their secret is revealed.

Stars: Axel Bøyum, Anneke von der Lippe, Odin Waage, Per Kjerstad

Votes: 561

15. Follow That Bird (1985)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

Votes: 3,453

16. 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 »

Director: Richard Claus | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jasper Harris, Carole Boyd, Bob Goody

Votes: 5,173

17. 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.

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

Votes: 1,472 | Gross: $0.43M

18. Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)

98 min | Biography, 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 »

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

Votes: 1,521

19. For a Lost Soldier (1992)

92 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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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.

Director: Roeland Kerbosch | Stars: Maarten Smit, Andrew Kelley, Jeroen Krabbé, Freark Smink

Votes: 3,645 | Gross: $0.39M

20. Live and Become (2005)

Unrated | 140 min | Drama

7.9
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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 »

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Roschdy Zem, Moshe Agazai, Moshe Abebe

Votes: 5,060

21. 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.

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

Votes: 4,555

22. 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.

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Sally Struthers, Lexi Randall, Gary Graham

Votes: 304

23. 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.

Stars: Bryan Kirkwood, Arroyn Lloyd, Harvey Silver, Alisa Reyes

Votes: 87

24. The Lost & Found Family (2009)

PG | 91 min | Drama

6.2
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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.

Director: Barnet Bain | Stars: Ellen Bry, Lynn Cole, Jeff Portell, Lucas Till

Votes: 225

25. In the Name of God (2013)

PG | 86 min | Drama

6.6
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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.

Director: Kevan Otto | Stars: John Ratzenberger, Eric Roberts, Patrick Davis, Pete Freeland

Votes: 71

26. Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain (2000)

141 min | Comedy, Musical

4.8
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Gangaram alias Ganga has been raised by his foster parents who reside in the village thus he gets accustom to village life. 24 years later his birth parents multi-millionaire Avinash and ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 800

27. Obce Niebo/Strange Heaven (2015)

107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A family of Polish immigrants lives in Sweden. One innocent lie triggers suspicions and leads to their daughter being placed with a foster family by social services. The parents undertake a dramatic fight to get their child back.

Director: Dariusz Gajewski | Stars: Agnieszka Grochowska, Bartlomiej Topa, Barbara Kubiak, Ewa Fröling

Votes: 158

28. 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 »

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

Votes: 343

29. The Children Nobody Wanted (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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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 »

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Fredric Lehne, Michelle Pfeiffer, Matt Clark, Noble Willingham

Votes: 180

30. Michiko and Hatchin (2008– )

23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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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

Votes: 495

31. Tournament of Dreams (2007)

88 min | Drama, Sport

4.6
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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.

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

Votes: 147

32. Little Girl Lost (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

6.7
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Based on a true story, The Brady family fight to adopt a little girl they fostered. But then social welfare decide to send Tella back to her natural father, who it is apparent is sexually ... See full summary »

Director: Sharron Miller | Stars: Tess Harper, Frederic Forrest, Patricia Kalember, Lawrence Pressman

Votes: 108

33. Clowning Around (1992)

183 min | Drama

6.4
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Follows a boy who realizes there is more to being a clown, than just clowning around.

Director: George Whaley | Stars: Clayton Williamson, Ernie Dingo, Rebecca Smart, Jean-Michel Dagory

Votes: 119

34. 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: 431 | Gross: $0.01M

35. Broken Promise (1981 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

7.6
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Abandoned by their parents, the young children of the Clawson family are put in the care of local authorities. However, rather than being kept together, the siblings are sent to live at ... See full summary »

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Chris Sarandon, Melissa Michaelsen, George Coe, McKee Anderson

Votes: 77

36. Get Your Stuff (2000)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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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.

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

Votes: 518

37. Qui c'est les plus forts? (2015)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Director: Charlotte de Turckheim | Stars: Alice Pol, Audrey Lamy, Bruno Sanches, Anna Lemarchand

Votes: 110

38. Laro sa baga (2000)

118 min | Drama

6.7
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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.

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

Votes: 18

39. Family Bonds (2012)

71 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.4
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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.

Director: Anthony Newen | Stars: Emma Earnest, Tess Garraty, Stefan Gural, Destiny Kish

Votes: 7

40. Reform School Girl (1957)

71 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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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.

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

Votes: 160

41. Capricciosa (2003)

105 min | Drama

5.9
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Henrik is seventeen and dreaming of becoming a professional soccer player. He lives with his parents and two younger siblings. When his mother dies it shakes the family's life. Henrik is the one who has to keep the family together.

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

Votes: 308

42. Meri Surat Teri Ankhen (1963)

Drama, Musical, Romance

8.0
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Raj Kumar is a wealthy businessman and dislikes everything ugly. When his wife, Kamla, becomes pregnant and gives birth to an ugly son, he asks the attending Dr. Mathur to inform his wife ... See full summary »

Director: R.K. Rakhan | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Pradeep Kumar, Asha Parekh, Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi

Votes: 34

43. Foster Child (2007)

98 min | Drama

7.2
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A drama centered on the state of foster care in the Philippines.

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

Votes: 209

44. 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 »

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Hansa Czypionka, Özay Fecht, Meret Becker, Doris Kunstmann

Votes: 196

45. Okoge (1992)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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 »

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

Votes: 162 | Gross: $0.25M

46. La fille publique (2013)

Biography

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

Votes: 7

47. Wo ai ni mommy (2010)

77 min | Documentary, Family

8.0
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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

Votes: 39

48. Phnom Penh Lullaby (2011)

103 min | Documentary

6.2
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Director: Pawel Kloc | Star: Ilan Schickman

Votes: 25

49. Beautiful Raw

Documentary | Filming

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

50. I Belong to Me (1967)

100 min | Comedy, Musical

5.8
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A young woman makes her way in the world in the late 1960s.

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

Votes: 37