films The Best Movies About Adoption  

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List Rules Movies about adoption only.

A list of the best adoption movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This adoption movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about adoption are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about adoption you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous adoption movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these adoption movie titles for more information about the films.

Items on this list include Baby for Sale and Mother and Child.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best adoption movies?" and "What is the greatest adoption movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular adoption movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these adoption movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good adoption movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Lion is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption
Lion Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham

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What Maisie Knew Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Steve Coogan

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The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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Madeline Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne, Jasmine Guy

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Little Girl Lost Christopher McDonald, Frederic Forrest, Tess Harper

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Stuart Little 2 Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox

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A Simple Twist of Fate Steve Martin, Anne Heche, Laura Linney

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Adoption László Szabó, Flóra Kádár, Péter Fried

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Mighty Aphrodite Woody Allen, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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Big Daddy Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Steve Buscemi

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Problem Child is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption
Problem Child Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Richards, John Ritter

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Any Day Now Alan Cumming, Kelli Williams, Garret Dillahunt

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Lovely and Amazing Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Mortimer, Catherine Keener

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Happy Endings Lisa Kudrow, Laura Dern, Tom Arnold

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Immediate Family Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson

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Butter Olivia Wilde, Hugh Jackman, Ashley Greene

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Next of Kin Arsinée Khanjian, Thomas Tierney, Berj Fazalian

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Annie Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Greta Garbo

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The Orphanage Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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Baby Boom Diane Keaton, James Spader, Harold Ramis

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December Boys Teresa Palmer, Daniel Radcliffe, Sullivan Stapleton

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Off and Running Avery Klein-Cloud

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A Family Thing Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Paula Marshall

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Baby for Sale Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, Bruce Ramsay

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The Ten Commandments Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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Martian Child Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Anjelica Huston

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For Keeps Pauly Shore, Molly Ringwald, Conchata Ferrell

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

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Flirting with Disaster Ben Stiller, Mary Tyler Moore, Téa Leoni

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Adopted Pauly Shore

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Orphan Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale

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Gracie's Choice Kristen Bell, Anne Heche, Diane Ladd

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A Place for Annie Mary-Louise Parker, Sissy Spacek, Joan Plowright

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Life as We Know It Christina Hendricks, Katherine Heigl, Steve Nash

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Secrets & Lies Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste

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Elf Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

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Stuart Little Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox

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Twins Arnold Schwarzenegger, Heather Graham, Danny DeVito

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Losing Isaiah Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Lange

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Then She Found Me Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick

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Mother and Child Annette Benning, Naomi Watts, David Ramsey - Amazing star-studded case with moving performances by Annette Benning and Naomi Watts, who are not the most likeable characters, which is what makes them all the more human.  Surprising ending.  Not what I was ...

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Juno Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

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Mommie Dearest Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest