The Best Movies About Adoption

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List Criteria: 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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    What Maisie Knew is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Steve Coogan

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    A Simple Twist of Fate is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Steve Martin, Anne Heche, Laura Linney

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    Stuart Little 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox

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    The Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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    Madeline is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne, Jasmine Guy

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    Little Girl Lost is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Christopher McDonald, Frederic Forrest, Tess Harper

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    Any Day Now is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Any Day Now Alan Cumming, Kelli Williams, Garret Dillahunt

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    Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Richards, John Ritter

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    Lovely and Amazing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Mortimer, Catherine Keener

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    Problem Child 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Gilbert Gottfried, John Ritter, Amy Yasbeck

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    Big Daddy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Steve Buscemi

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    Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

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    Next of Kin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Arsinée Khanjian, Thomas Tierney, Berj Fazalian

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    Mighty Aphrodite is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Woody Allen, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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    Adoption is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    László Szabó, Flóra Kádár, ...

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    Butter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Olivia Wilde, Hugh Jackman, Ashley Greene

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    Happy Endings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Lisa Kudrow, Laura Dern, Tom Arnold

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    Martian Child is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Anjelica Huston

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    Baby Boom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Diane Keaton, James Spader, Harold Ramis

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    The Orphanage is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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    Annie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Greta Garbo

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    December Boys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Teresa Palmer, Daniel Radcliffe, Sullivan Stapleton

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    Problem Child 3: Junior in Lov... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Gilbert Gottfried, Jack Warden, Jacqueline Obradors

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    Off and Running is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Off and Running Avery Klein-Cloud

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    A Family Thing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Paula Marshall

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    Immediate Family is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson

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    The Kid Who Loved Christmas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    The Kid Who Loved Christmas Charlie Murphy

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    The Ten Commandments is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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    Baby for Sale is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, Bruce Ramsay

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    A.I. Artificial Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

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    For Keeps is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Pauly Shore, Molly Ringwald, Conchata Ferrell

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    Orphan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale

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    My Flesh and Blood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Gracie's Choice is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Kristen Bell, Anne Heche, Diane Ladd

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    Flirting with Disaster is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Ben Stiller, Mary Tyler Moore, Téa Leoni

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    Adopted is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Pauly Shore

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    A Place for Annie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Mary-Louise Parker, Sissy Spacek, Joan Plowright

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    Life as We Know It is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Christina Hendricks, Katherine Heigl, Steve Nash

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    Secrets & Lies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste

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    Elf is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

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    Twins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Heather Graham, Danny DeVito

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    Losing Isaiah is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Lange

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    Stuart Little is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox

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    Then She Found Me is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick

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    Mother and Child is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

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    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

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    Juno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

    Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

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    Mommie Dearest is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies About Adoption

    Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest

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