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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 lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive and foster children.

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

2. City of Ember (2008)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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58 Metascore

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing ... and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.

Writers: Caroline Thompson, Jeanne Duprau | Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Toby Jones, Bill Murray, David Ryall

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. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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81 Metascore

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Writers: Koushun Takami, Kenta Fukasaku | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

5. Weekend (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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81 Metascore

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.

Writer: Andrew Haigh | Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman

6. Conviction (II) (2010)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.

Writer: Pamela Gray | Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo, Thomas D. Mahard

7. Anne of Green Gables (1985 TV Mini-Series)

199 min | Drama, Family

8.4
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An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her firey spirit and imagination.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton

8. 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 »

Creator: David W. Duclon | Stars: Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson, Sandy

9. Antwone Fisher (2002)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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62 Metascore

Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.

Writer: Antwone Fisher | Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Derek Luke, Joy Bryant, Malcolm David Kelley

10. 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

11. Darkness Falls (2003)

PG-13 | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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23 Metascore

A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.

Writers: Joe Harris, John Fasano, James Vanderbilt | Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Chaney Kley, Emma Caulfield, Antony Burrows, Lee Cormie

12. Fat Albert (2004)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.3
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39 Metascore

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids come to life and step out of their animated, inner-city Philadelphia world.

Writers: Bill Cosby, Charles Kipps | Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Kenan Thompson, Kyla Pratt, Omarion Grandberry, Marques Houston

13. The Killing Game (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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A forensic sculptor risks her life after receiving clues from her daughter's murderer.

Writers: Iris Johansen, Jill E. Blotevogel | Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Laura Prepon, Ty Olsson, Brian Markinson, Kavan Smith

14. 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

15. Child's Play 2 (1990)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Chucky's back as the doll possessed by the soul of a serial killer, butchering all who stand in his way of possessing the body of a boy.

Writer: Don Mancini | Director: John Lafia | Stars: Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise

16. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004–2009)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family | Active

7.9
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A boy and his beloved imaginary friend are able to stay together at an orphanage of sorts for imaginary friends that children have outgrown to be adopted by new children.

Creators: Craig McCracken, Lauren Faust, Mike Moon | Stars: Keith Ferguson, Grey Griffin, Sean Marquette, Phil LaMarr

17. The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone (2013)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

4.8
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A man who stops into a foster home to drop off some donations soon tells the kids a story about two teenage friends who uncover a long-lost medallion that transports them back in time.

Writer: Bill Muir | Director: Bill Muir | Stars: Billy Unger, John Marengo, Sammi Hanratty, James Hong

18. Any Day Now (2012)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.4
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60 Metascore

In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.

Writers: Travis Fine, George Arthur Bloom | Director: Travis Fine | Stars: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher

19. 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

20. Martian Child (2007)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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48 Metascore

A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.

Writers: Seth Bass, Jonathan Tolins, David Gerrold | Director: Menno Meyjes | Stars: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Bobby Coleman, Sophie Okonedo

21. The Kid with a Bike (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama

7.3
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87 Metascore

Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends.

Writers: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Thomas Doret, Cécile De France, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione

22. Palindromes (2004)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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53 Metascore

Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.

Writer: Todd Solondz | Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ellen Barkin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Matthew Faber

23. 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

24. Blonde (2001 TV Mini-Series)

165 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with series of real events in her life.

Stars: Poppy Montgomery, Patricia Richardson, Patrick Dempsey, Wallace Shawn

25. The Cement Garden (1993)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.2
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After the death of her husband, the mother of Julie, Jack, Sue and Tom begins to suffer from a mysterious illness. Aware that she is going to have to go into hospital she opens a bank ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Birkin, Ian McEwan | Director: Andrew Birkin | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Andrew Robertson, Alice Coulthard, Ned Birkin

26. King's Faith (2013)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

6.1
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When eighteen-year-old Brendan King attempts to leave his turbulent gang life behind him, his past continues to threaten his new-found faith, family, and future.

Writers: Nicholas DiBella, Paul Root | Director: Nicholas DiBella | Stars: Lynn Whitfield, Crawford Wilson, James McDaniel, Kayla Compton

27. Tarnation (2003)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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87 Metascore

Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother -- a mixture of snapshots, Super-8, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more -- culled from 19 years of his life.

Writer: Jonathan Caouette | Director: Jonathan Caouette | Stars: Jonathan Caouette, Renee Leblanc, Adolph Davis, Rosemary Davis

28. Slingshot (2005)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.7
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Taylor and Ashley has found the Perfect way to earn money. They seduce rich suburban women and robs them. This all goes well until Taylor falls in love with one of their victims.

Writers: Jay Alaimo, Matt Fiorello, Matthew Martin | Director: Jay Alaimo | Stars: David Arquette, Thora Birch, Balthazar Getty, Julianna Margulies

29. A Season for Miracles (1999 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.7
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A miracle occurs for a homeless family consisting of two wayward children and their protective aunt with the help of an angel.

Writers: Marilyn Pappano, Maria Nation | Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Carla Gugino, Kathy Baker, David Conrad, Laura Dern

30. Noroi: The Curse (2005)

115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Jin Muraki, Rio Kanno, Tomono Kuga, Marika Matsumoto

31. 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

32. Nothing's All Bad (2010)

93 min | Drama

7.1
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Follows the lives of four longing souls. Ingeborg who feels unattractive and young Jonas who is so attractive that he can literally sell some of what he's got. Anna, a young beautiful woman... See full summary »

Writer: Mikkel Munch-Fals | Director: Mikkel Munch-Fals | Stars: Bodil Jørgensen, Sebastian Jessen, Henrik Prip, Mille Lehfeldt

33. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

122 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death.

Writers: Ralph Wheelwright, R. Wright Campbell, Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau

34. Curly Top (1935)

Approved | 75 min | Family, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Wealthy Edward Morgan becomes charmed with a curly-haired orphan and her pretty older sister Mary and arranges to adopt both under the alias of "Mr. Jones." As he spends more time with them, he soon finds himself falling in love with Mary.

Writers: Patterson McNutt, Arthur J. Beckhard | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Rochelle Hudson, Jane Darwell

35. Naked Childhood (1968)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

7.7
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A 10-year-old boy feels unwanted when his mother places him in a home for wayward children. He goes to a foster home where a family of workers finds him to be too much for them. When the ... See full summary »

Writers: Arlette Langmann, Maurice Pialat | Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Michel Terrazon, Linda Gutemberg, Raoul Billerey, Pierrette Deplanque

36. 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

37. 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

38. Suzanne (I) (2013)

94 min | Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

The story of a family and a love affair told through the journey of a young woman called Suzanne.

Writers: Mariette Désert, Katell Quillévéré | Director: Katell Quillévéré | Stars: Sara Forestier, François Damiens, Adèle Haenel, Paul Hamy

39. 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

40. Wicked, Wicked (1973)

PG | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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A tongue-in-cheek psycho movie in "Duo-vision." The entire feature employs the split-screen technique used in parts of Brian De Palma's "Sisters" that same year. As a handyman at a seacoast... See full summary »

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: David Bailey, Tiffany Bolling, Randolph Roberts, Scott Brady

41. Next of Kin (1984)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Twenty-three-year old Peter Foster is an only child who lives at home, where he constantly hears his parents arguing. Because Peter does nothing all day, the family goes to a clinic where a... See full summary »

Writer: Atom Egoyan | Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Patrick Tierney, Berj Fazalian, Sirvart Fazlian, Arsinée Khanjian

42. The First of May (1999)

G | 111 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.1
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Eleven-year-old Cory (Dan Byrd) is a foster child nobody wants. Carlotta (Academy Award-nominee Julie Harris) is an elderly woman the world has forgotten.

Writers: Gary Rogers, Gail Radley | Director: Paul Sirmons | Stars: Julie Harris, Dan Byrd, Mickey Rooney, Charles Nelson Reilly

43. The Good Life (1996)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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This humorous movie charts the life of a 14 year old (Tristan) as he deals with some major issues in his life. At the beginning of the movie he has already decided to dedicate his life to ... See full summary »

Writer: David Trueba | Director: David Trueba | Stars: Fernando Ramallo, Lucía Jiménez, Luis Cuenca, Isabel Otero

44. Scattered Dreams (1993 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

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Writer: Karen Croner | Director: Neema Barnette | Stars: Tyne Daly, Gerald McRaney, Sonny Shroyer, Andrew Prine

45. Bach et bottine (1986)

G | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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Writers: André Mélançon, Bernadette Renaud | Director: André Mélançon | Stars: Mahée Paiement, Doris Blanchet-Vasiloff, Denis Bernard, Véronique Lavoie

46. Frisco Jenny (1932)

Unrated | 73 min | Drama

6.9
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Frisco Jenny was orphaned by the 1906 earthquake and fire and has become the madame of a prosperous bawdy house. She puts her son up for adoption and he rises to prominence as district ... See full summary »

Writers: Wilson Mizner, Robert Lord, Gerald Beaumont, Lillie Hayward, John Francis Larkin | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, Louis Calhern, Helen Jerome Eddy, Donald Cook

47. Little Brothers (1999)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

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63 Metascore

Talia runs away from home taking her beloved dog with her. When her dog is stolen Talia enlists the help of a gang of boys to help her find her pet.

Writer: Jacques Doillon | Director: Jacques Doillon | Stars: Stéphanie Touly, Iliès Sefraoui, Mustapha Goumane, Nassim Izem

48. Daughter of Deceit (1951)

78 min | Drama

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Writers: Carlos Arniches, Luis Alcoriza, Janet Alcoriza | Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Fernando Soler, Alicia Caro, Fernando Soto, Rubén Rojo

49. Deep Waters (1948)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

6.4
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A Maine lobster fisherman, trained as an architect, prefers to be a fisherman over the objections of his fiancée. The latter, a welfare worker for the state, finds a home for a 12-year-old ... See full summary »

Writers: Ruth Moore, Richard Murphy | Director: Henry King | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Dean Stockwell

50. Fiona (1998)

85 min | Drama

6.1
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The story of Fiona and her mother told in eight chapters. Fiona is abandoned at six months of age, raised in foster and adoptive homes, abused, and, still a teen, hustles on the streets of ... See full summary »

Writer: Amos Kollek | Director: Amos Kollek | Stars: Anna Levine, Felicia Maguire, Alyssa Mulhern, Anna Grace