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1. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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86 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 134,499 | Gross: $134.22M

2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

G | 91 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.9
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A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Demi Moore, Jason Alexander, Mary Kay Bergman, Corey Burton

Votes: 112,153 | Gross: $100.12M

3. Popeye (1980)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.2
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48 Metascore

The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley

Votes: 24,886 | Gross: $50.00M

4. Meet the Robinsons (2007)

G | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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61 Metascore

Lewis is a brilliant inventor who meets mysterious stranger named Wilbur Robinson, whisking Lewis away in a time machine and together they team up to track down Bowler Hat Guy in a showdown that ends with an unexpected twist of fate.

Director: Stephen J. Anderson | Stars: Daniel Hansen, Wesley Singerman, Angela Bassett, Jordan Fry

Votes: 71,897 | Gross: $97.82M

5. Littleman (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

4.3
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26 Metascore

A wannabe dad mistakes a vertically challenged criminal on the lam as his newly adopted son.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Kerry Washington, John Witherspoon

Votes: 41,858 | Gross: $58.26M

6. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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59 Metascore

In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Morgan Jones, Eva Birthistle, Liam Neeson

Votes: 18,255 | Gross: $0.83M

7. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette

Votes: 29,011 | Gross: $1.04M

8. The Kid (1921)

Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
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The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Carl Miller

Votes: 77,258 | Gross: $2.50M

9. Wuthering Heights (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 13,475

10. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

PG-13 | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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73 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.

Directors: Satoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya | Stars: Tôru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto, Shôzô Îzuka

Votes: 21,853 | Gross: $0.13M

11. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)

TV-G | 48 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.8
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A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees

Votes: 8,419

12. The Wizard of Oz (1925)

TV-G | 81 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.2
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Dorothy, heir to the Oz throne, must take it back from the wicked Prime Minister Kruel with the help of three farmhands.

Director: Larry Semon | Stars: Dorothy Dwan, Charles Murray, Oliver Hardy, Mary Carr

Votes: 1,195

13. Anthony Adverse (1936)

Not Rated | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods, Anita Louise

Votes: 1,251

14. Forever Amber (1947)

Approved | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.7
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In seventeenth-century England, Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process.

Directors: Otto Preminger, John M. Stahl | Stars: Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene, George Sanders

Votes: 908

15. To Each His Own (1946)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An unwed mother, forced to give up her child to avoid scandal, follows her son's life from afar even as she prospers in business.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, John Lund, Mary Anderson, Roland Culver

Votes: 1,819

16. Karnan (1964)

177 min | Action, Drama, War

7.9
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Brave and loyal warrior-archer Karna joins the Kauravas to battle the Pandavas in the Kurukshetra.

Director: B. Ramakrishnaiah Panthulu | Stars: Shivaji Ganesan, Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri, Ashokan, R. Muthuraman

Votes: 282

17. Bachelor Mother (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling. Outraged at Polly's unmotherly conduct, David Merlin becomes determined to keep ... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn, Frank Albertson

Votes: 2,869

18. Mesmerized (1985)

PG | 94 min | Drama

5.0
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An orphaned New Zealand girl married to an older, wealthy businessman learns to deal with his strange sexual desires.

Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Jodie Foster, John Lithgow, Michael Murphy, Dan Shor

Votes: 657

19. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without parents and decides to do something about it. She opens a home... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Felix Bressart, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,286

20. Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

7.7
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A professional clown and a self-indulgent count learn to help each other with their problems, but then become romantic rivals.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Lon Chaney, Bernard Siegel, Loretta Young, Cissy Fitzgerald

Votes: 1,454

21. Moi César, 10 ans 1/2, 1m39 (2003)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.1
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Cesar is a young schoolboy living in Paris with his family. Their life is ordinary, but Cesar wants more excitement (which he creates, in one instance, by claiming to his teachers that his ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Berry | Stars: Jules Sitruk, Maria de Medeiros, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Joséphine Berry

Votes: 1,176

22. Misty (1976)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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Misty arrives in a small town to look for her mother who abandoned her 22 years ago. She stays with a bisexual artist and her friends and models for her. Meanwhile, a Christian woman with a secret tries to save her perverted niece.

Director: Joseph W. Sarno | Stars: Mary Mendum, Jennifer Jordan, Jamie Gillis, Jennifer Welles

Votes: 38

23. He ni zai yi qi (2002)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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60 Metascore

A violin prodigy and his father travel to Beijing, where the father seeks the means to his son's success while the son struggles to accept the path laid before him.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Yun Tang, Peiqi Liu, Chen Hong, Zhiwen Wang

Votes: 3,974 | Gross: $0.60M

24. L'Enfance Nue (1968)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

7.7
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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.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Michel Terrazon, Linda Gutenberg, Raoul Billerey, Pierrette Deplanque

Votes: 1,603

25. Samantha (1991)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

6.5
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Samantha is a normal woman leading a normal life... until she finds out her parents aren't really her parents. She and her friends go on a search for her biological mom & dad.

Director: Stephen La Rocque | Stars: Martha Plimpton, Dermot Mulroney, Hector Elizondo, Mary Kay Place

Votes: 328

26. The Silent One (1985)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.1
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This is a story of a South Seas island village. The villagers find a baby that had been set adrift. The villagers are warned of the dangers of keeping the child. The young boy is ridiculed ... See full summary »

Director: Yvonne Mackay | Stars: George Henare, Pat Evison, Teraki Tokorangi, Turi Tama

Votes: 97

27. Bundle of Joy (1956)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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After finding a baby outside an orphanage, a salesgirl receives sympathy from those around her, including her boss' son, as they all assume the baby is hers.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy Noonan

Votes: 768

28. Forty Little Mothers (1940)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

6.7
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An out-of-work professor gets a break from an old college buddy to teach at an exclusive girl's school. But events conspire against him: he finds an abandoned child which he takes under his... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Judith Anderson, Ralph Morgan, Rita Johnson

Votes: 174

29. The Painted Desert (1931)

Passed | 79 min | Western

5.3
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Two men find an abandoned baby and fight over the ownership of the child resulting in lifelong rivalry.

Directors: Howard Higgin, Tom Buckingham | Stars: William Boyd, Helen Twelvetrees, William Farnum, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 463

30. Monsieur Vincent (1947)

111 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all obstacles.

Director: Maurice Cloche | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Aimé Clariond, Jean Debucourt, Lise Delamare

Votes: 553

31. Paul Bunyan (1958)

Approved | 17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.1
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The life, career, and challenges of the legendary giant lumberjack.

Director: Les Clark | Stars: Bill Lee, The Mellomen, Thurl Ravenscroft, Max Smith

Votes: 652

32. The Lady Is Willing (1942)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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In order to adopt an abandoned baby, an actress arranges a marriage of convenience with a doctor.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Fred MacMurray, Aline MacMahon, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 469

33. Die Siebtelbauern (1998)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Austria, a little farming valley. Beginning of the century. When one of the farmers is found murdered one day, his labourers know of nothing, but are relieved, as the tyranny has ended. ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Simon Schwarz, Sophie Rois, Lars Rudolph, Tilo Prückner

Votes: 1,053 | Gross: $0.20M

34. Baby Buggy Bunny (1954)

Passed | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.9
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Baby-faced Finster robs a bank, but the baby carriage with the money in it goes down Bugs' rabbit hole.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 893

35. Doctor, Beware (1941)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A comedy of errors in which the sweetly incompetent Dr. Pietro Vignali (de Sica) has been run deep into debt by his girlfriend, Loletta Prima (Magnani). After his creditors threaten to sell... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Adriana Benetti, Irasema Dilián, Guglielmo Barnabò

Votes: 278

36. Sally (1929)

TV-G | 103 min | Musical

6.4
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Sally was an orphan who got her name from the telephone exchange where she was abandoned as a baby. In the orphanage, she discovered the joy of dancing and has been practicing since. ... See full summary »

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Marilyn Miller, Alexander Gray, Joe E. Brown, T. Roy Barnes

Votes: 236

37. Darkest Africa (1936)

Approved | 269 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.5
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A 15-episode serial in which Beatty goes to darkest Africa to rescue the Goddess of Joba, who is being held by the high priest.

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane | Stars: Clyde Beatty, Manuel King, Elaine Shepard, Lucien Prival

Votes: 73

38. Bhairava Dweepam (1994)

162 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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A royal prince is raised by adoptive parents and experiences romance and adventure on his way to his destiny.

Director: Singeetham Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Nandamuri Bala Krishna, Roja, Satyanarayana Kaikala, K.R. Vijaya

Votes: 343

39. Parlez-moi de vous (2012)

89 min | Drama

6.3
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A well known radio talk show host lives as a recluse during the day, until she found her real mother.

Director: Pierre Pinaud | Stars: Karin Viard, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Nadia Barentin, Catherine Hosmalin

Votes: 596

40. Abbasso la miseria! (1945)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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The two drivers Giovanni and Gaetano are friends. Gaetano, bold and ruthless, thrives in the black market, while Giovanni, who is a naive and fundamentally honest worker from the North of ... See full summary »

Director: Gennaro Righelli | Stars: Anna Magnani, Nino Besozzi, Virgilio Riento, Marisa Vernati

Votes: 78

41. Little Mary Sunshine (1916)

46 min | Drama

7.3
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Just after Bob's fiancée breaks off their engagement, he meets young Mary, whose mother has just died, and the two of them comfort each other.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Marie Osborne, Henry King, Marguerite Nichols, Andrew Arbuckle

Votes: 17

42. The Milky Waif (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.8
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Jerry finds himself in charge of a foundling mouse called Nibbles, who is eager to steal milk from Tom's bowl and oblivious to the danger.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Mel Blanc, Lillian Randolph

Votes: 676

43. Awful Orphan (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.6
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Porky Pig's quiet life in his high-rise apartment building is rudely disrupted when an obnoxious mutt sneaks in and refuses to leave.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 805

44. Sal of Singapore (1928)

70 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Howard Higgin | Stars: Phyllis Haver, Alan Hale, Fred Kohler, Noble Johnson

Votes: 14

45. Baby Butch (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.6
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An alley cat disguises himself as an abandoned baby in order to con his way inside the house of Tom and Jerry.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 503

46. Every Child (1979)

6 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.6
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An abandoned baby is repeatedly left on a series of doorsteps in a well to do community, only to be rejected by each in turn until the infant arrives at the one social group that shows any ... See full summary »

Director: Eugene Fedorenko | Stars: Bernard Carez, Sophie Cowling, Raymond Pollender

Votes: 606

47. The Kid from Kokomo (1939)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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A fight promoter finds his fighter, Wayne Morris, in the sticks, a country hick left by his mother when he was young and he won't leave his home as he is still waiting for her to return to ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Wayne Morris, Joan Blondell, May Robson

Votes: 94

48. Banty Raids (1963)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.7
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A horny hipster rooster, attracted to the hens in Foghorn Leghorn's barnyard, disguises himself as a baby foundling on Foghorn's doorstep. Foghorn adopts the girl-crazy rooster as his son, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 179

49. Mickey Plays Papa (1934)

8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

6.5
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Mickey Mouse and Pluto find themselves in charge of a baby who was left on their doorstep.

Director: Burt Gillett | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 151

50. Boo Hoo Baby (1951)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.7
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Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Alan Shay

Votes: 22