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1. 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: 87,464 | Gross: $31.66M

2. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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86 Metascore

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

Director: Benh Zeitlin | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes

Votes: 70,459 | Gross: $12.78M

3. 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: 17,491 | Gross: $0.83M

4. Sleepwalking (2008)

R | 101 min | Drama

6.2
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40 Metascore

The drama follows a 12-year-old girl's struggle to come to terms with her mother's abandonment.

Director: Bill Maher | Stars: Charlize Theron, Nick Stahl, AnnaSophia Robb, Deborra-Lee Furness

Votes: 4,921 | Gross: $0.17M

5. Kikujiro (1999)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Comedy

7.9
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44 Metascore

A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, The Great Gidayû

Votes: 14,490 | Gross: $0.20M

6. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)

272 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Clotilde Hesme

Votes: 2,475 | Gross: $0.11M

7. Patch Town (2014)

85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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29 Metascore

After years in a loving home, Jon, a toy, was forgotten, deserted and ultimately betrayed by his adoptive mother.

Director: Craig Goodwill | Stars: Zoie Palmer, Julian Richings, Rob Ramsay, Suresh John

Votes: 348

8. Jack (I) (2014)

103 min | Drama

7.3
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Jack is a young boy who lives in a troubled family with little money.

Director: Edward Berger | Stars: Ivo Pietzcker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Nele Mueller-Stöfen

Votes: 395

9. Breathing (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.0
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66 Metascore

Through his work at a morgue, an incarcerated young man trying to build a new life starts to come to terms with the crime he committed.

Director: Karl Markovics | Stars: Thomas Schubert, Karin Lischka, Georg Friedrich, Gerhard Liebmann

Votes: 2,287 | Gross: $0.00M

10. The Italian (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

7.6
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74 Metascore

Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.

Director: Andrey Kravchuk | Stars: Nikolay Spiridonov, Mariya Kuznetsova, Nikolay Reutov, Yuriy Itskov

Votes: 2,755 | Gross: $0.55M

11. Meant to Be (2012)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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A young man searches for his mother and discovers God's plan for him.

Director: Bradley Dorsey | Stars: Erika Eleniak, Bradley Dorsey, Erin Sossamon, Kristen Renton

Votes: 221

12. Thanks Maa (2009)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A homeless petty thief attempts to find the biological mother of an abandoned baby.

Director: Irfan Kamal | Stars: Master Shams, Master Salman, Master Jaffer, Master Fayaaz

Votes: 578

13. Eva & Leon (2015)

72 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Emilie Cherpitel | Stars: Clotilde Hesme, Florian Lemaire, Yannick Choirat, Peter Coyote

Votes: 111

14. Steal Me (2005)

95 min | Drama

6.1
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43 Metascore

A 15 year old kleptomaniac with a mother fixation finds his way into the small town family of his dreams.

Director: Melissa Painter | Stars: Danny Alexander, Hunter Parrish, Cara Seymour, John Terry

Votes: 216

15. Cenizas eternas (2011)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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Caracas Ana travels to the Amazon with her husband, Andres Ana, leaving his daughter in Caracas. But during the trip there's an accident where Andres dies while Caracas survives and is lost... See full summary »

Director: Margarita Cadenas | Stars: Patricia Velasquez, Erich Wildpret, Camila Alcantara, Angeles Cruz

Votes: 66

16. Mary Lou (2009– )

35 min | Drama, Musical

5.0
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Stars: Efi Bibi, Angel Bonanni, Lior Cohen, Maya Dagan

Votes: 187

17. Topless (2008)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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The ever-lively and upbeat Natsuko tries to mend a broken heart by carrying on with a string of short-lived affairs after her break-up with Tomomi. But when Tomomi announces her plans to ... See full summary »

Director: Eiji Uchida | Stars: Mina Shimizu, Erika Okuda, Aya Ômasa, Sô Sakamoto

Votes: 57

18. The Sleepy Time Gal (2001)

R | 108 min | Drama

6.4
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A young woman, played by Martha Plimpton learns of her adoption and eventually quits her law firm job in NYC and goes on a journey to find her birth mother - played by Jaqueline Bissett.

Director: Christopher Munch | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Martha Plimpton, Nick Stahl, Amy Madigan

Votes: 321

19. Heavy Girls (2012)

77 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Sven lives with his mother Edeltraut, she suffers from dementia. They share their lives, their flat and even the bed. During the day Sven works at a bank and Daniel looks after his mother. ... See full summary »

Director: Axel Ranisch | Stars: Ruth Bickelhaupt, Heiko Pinkowski, Peter Trabner, Paul Pinkowski

Votes: 190

20. Not of This World (1999)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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The rumpled owner of a dry-cleaning firm joins forces with a nun to care for an abandoned baby.

Director: Giuseppe Piccioni | Stars: Margherita Buy, Silvio Orlando, Carolina Freschi, Maria Cristina Minerva

Votes: 663

21. Meiken Jolie (1981– )

TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Adventure

7.6
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The show is about a boy named Sebastian and his huge white dog, Belle. Over the course of the series, Sebastian travels through Europe, looking for his mother who left him with relatives in... See full summary »

Stars: Tôru Furuya, Adrian Knight, Ichirô Nagai, Nicholas Podbrey

Votes: 396

22. De prooi (1985)

97 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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18-year old Valerie and her mother Trudy live together in rural Oostdijk, a quiet little village near Amsterdam. When Trudy comes home one night, she gets run over by a car. Dead. The ... See full summary »

Director: Vivian Pieters | Stars: Maayke Bouten, Erik de Vries, Johan Leysen, Marlous Fluitsma

Votes: 226

23. Trans (1998)

80 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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Ryan Kazinski, 16, is in juvenile detention in Fort Myers, Florida. He gets away one day, and the world is all before him: where should he go, what should he do? Should he try to find his ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Goldberger | Stars: Lynn Boyd, Jon Daugherty, Ryan Daugherty, Stephanie Davis

Votes: 391 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Sebastian and the Sparrow (1988)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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The story of the unlikely friendship between two teenage boys from vastly different cultural backgrounds. Sparrow is a working-class street kid and Sebastien a middle-class boy of privilege... See full summary »

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Alexander Bainbridge, Jeremy Angerson, Robert Coleby, Elizabeth Alexander

Votes: 19

25. Tinieblas (1957)

79 min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery

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Director: José Díaz Morales | Stars: Ana Bertha Lepe, Rosario Granados, Tito Junco, Félix González

26. Glenn (2008 TV Movie)

59 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Tapio Piirainen | Stars: Leif Andrée, Lia Boysen, Anders Ekborg, Oscar Forsberg

Votes: 34

27. Saan nagtatago si happiness? (2006)

Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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Crazy and heartwarming! Finding happiness isn't part of Tikyo's everyday plan. For him, at the age of 50, nothing is as simple as selling sorbetes, his only source of living. Everything's ... See full summary »

Director: Florida Bautista | Stars: Andy Bais, Mica Torre, Caridad Sanchez, Nanette Inventor

Votes: 5

28. Forgotten Twins (2004 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama

8.0
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Mathieu Bretagne, an abandoned child who has been brought up by foster parents, has become a petty criminal. One day he incidentally discovers that he has a twin brother, Adrien, who is the... See full summary »

Director: Jérôme Cornuau | Stars: Clément Sibony, Isabelle Renauld, Christian Charmetant, Gabriele Valensi

Votes: 32

29. Stseny iz semeynoy zhizni (1980)

80 min | Romance

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Director: Aleksandr Gordon | Stars: Marina Yakovleva, Anatoliy Romashin, Valentina Talyzina, Larisa Malevannaya

30. Supernatural (2005– )
Episode: Angel Heart (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.7
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Castiel tries to reconnect Claire with her mother who went missing, and calls Sam and Dean for help with the case.

Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Kathryn Newton

Votes: 1,342

31. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013–2014)
Episode: Heart of the Matter (2014)

TV-PG | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.7
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Knave must choose between his friends and the Red Queen when Jafar threatens her life. Alice and Cyrus launch an attempt to rescue Jafar's prisoners. In the past, Anastasia makes a new friend-Cora, who Will confronts with a request.

Director: David Boyd | Stars: Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby

Votes: 169

32. Der Fall Maurizius (1981– )
Episode: I. Teil (1981)

82 min

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Director: Theodor Kotulla | Stars: Heinz Bennent, Martin Halm, Sigfrit Steiner, Alice Treff

33. Masters of Science Fiction (2007– )
Episode: Little Brother (2007)

44 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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In the future, courtrooms exist without human judges or juries, and automated justice is the law of the land.

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Kimberly Elise, Clifton Collins Jr., Garwin Sanford

Votes: 171

34. Whispering Smith (1961– )
Episode: The Quest (1961)

24 min | Western

6.2
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A young woman arrives in Denver searching for her mother, a former Mississippi riverboat entertainer, who has sent her to live with a cousin fifteen years earlier. Smith and Romack take an ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Arrigo | Stars: Audie Murphy, Guy Mitchell, Elen Willard, Kay Stewart

Votes: 9

35. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013–2014)
Episode: To Catch a Thief (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.6
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In a flashback, the Knave hunts for Alice, while in the present, the Knave does Jafar's bidding; the Jabberwocky tries to get free.

Director: Billy Gierhart | Stars: Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby

Votes: 152