The Best Adoption Movies Films

The Best Adoption Movies

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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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    Minions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney

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    Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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    Despicable Me 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

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    Meet the Robinsons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Tom Selleck, Angela Bassett, Adam West

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

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    Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne, Jasmine Guy

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    The Orphanage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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    Stuart Little 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox

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    Happy Endings is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Lisa Kudrow, Laura Dern, Tom Arnold

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    Adoption is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    László Szabó, Flóra Kádár, ...

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    Butter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Olivia Wilde, Hugh Jackman, Ashley Greene

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    A Family Thing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Paula Marshall

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    Next of Kin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Arsinée Khanjian, Thomas Tierney, Berj Fazalian

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    My Flesh and Blood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

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    Any Day Now is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Any Day Now Alan Cumming, Kelli Williams, Garret Dillahunt

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    Off and Running is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Off and Running Avery Klein-Cloud

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    Lovely and Amazing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Mortimer, Catherine Keener

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    Mighty Aphrodite is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Woody Allen, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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    The Ten Commandments is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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    Flirting with Disaster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Ben Stiller, Mary Tyler Moore, Téa Leoni

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    The Kid Who Loved Christmas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    The Kid Who Loved Christmas Charlie Murphy

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    A Simple Twist of Fate is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Steve Martin, Anne Heche, Laura Linney

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    Baby for Sale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, Bruce Ramsay

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    Little Girl Lost is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Christopher McDonald, Frederic Forrest, Tess Harper

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    For Keeps is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Pauly Shore, Molly Ringwald, Conchata Ferrell

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    The Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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    Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Richards, John Ritter

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    Immediate Family is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson

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    A.I. Artificial Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

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    Orphan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale

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    Problem Child 3: Junior in Lov... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Gilbert Gottfried, Jack Warden, Jacqueline Obradors

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    December Boys is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Teresa Palmer, Daniel Radcliffe, Sullivan Stapleton

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    Adopted is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Pauly Shore

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    Problem Child 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Gilbert Gottfried, John Ritter, Amy Yasbeck

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    A Place for Annie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Mary-Louise Parker, Sissy Spacek, Joan Plowright

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    Baby Boom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Diane Keaton, James Spader, Harold Ramis

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    Martian Child is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Anjelica Huston

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    Annie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Greta Garbo

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    Big Daddy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Steve Buscemi

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    Gracie's Choice is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Kristen Bell, Anne Heche, Diane Ladd

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    Life as We Know It is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Christina Hendricks, Katherine Heigl, Steve Nash

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    Twins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Heather Graham, Danny DeVito

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    Losing Isaiah is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Lange

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    Elf is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

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    Secrets & Lies is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste

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    Then She Found Me is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick

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    Mother and Child is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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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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    Stuart Little is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

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    Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox

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    Juno is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

    Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

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    Mommie Dearest is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Adoption Movies

    Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest

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