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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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Lawrence Wong added The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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Dionis Bodiu added What Maisie Knew Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Steve Coogan

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Lawrence Wong added Madeline Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne, Jasmine Guy

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

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Lawrence Wong added Little Girl Lost Christopher McDonald, Frederic Forrest, Tess Harper

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

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Lawrence Wong added Mighty Aphrodite Woody Allen, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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Lawrence Wong added Adoption László Szabó, Flóra Kádár, Péter Fried

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Lawrence Wong added 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
Lawrence Wong added Problem Child Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Richards, John Ritter

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Lawrence Wong added Any Day Now Alan Cumming, Kelli Williams, Garret Dillahunt

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Lawrence Wong added Lovely and Amazing Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Mortimer, Catherine Keener

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Lawrence Wong added Happy Endings Lisa Kudrow, Laura Dern, Tom Arnold

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Lawrence Wong added Immediate Family Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson

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Lawrence Wong added Butter Olivia Wilde, Hugh Jackman, Ashley Greene

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Lawrence Wong added Next of Kin Arsinée Khanjian, Thomas Tierney, Berj Fazalian

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Lawrence Wong added Annie Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Greta Garbo

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Lawrence Wong added Baby Boom Diane Keaton, James Spader, Harold Ramis

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Lawrence Wong added December Boys Teresa Palmer, Daniel Radcliffe, Sullivan Stapleton

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Lawrence Wong added Off and Running Avery Klein-Cloud

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Lawrence Wong added A Family Thing Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Paula Marshall

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Lawrence Wong added The Kid Who Loved Christmas Charlie Murphy

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Lawrence Wong added The Ten Commandments Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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Lawrence Wong added Baby for Sale Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, Bruce Ramsay

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Lawrence Wong added Martian Child Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Anjelica Huston

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Lawrence Wong added For Keeps Pauly Shore, Molly Ringwald, Conchata Ferrell

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Lawrence Wong added The Orphanage Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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Lawrence Wong added Adopted Pauly Shore

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

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Lawrence Wong added My Flesh and Blood

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

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Lawrence Wong added Orphan Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale

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Lawrence Wong added Gracie's Choice Kristen Bell, Anne Heche, Diane Ladd

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

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

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Lawrence Wong added Elf Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

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

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Lawrence Wong added Stuart Little Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox

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Lawrence Wong added Then She Found Me Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick

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Lawrence Wong added Losing Isaiah Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Lange

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Lawrence Wong added Twins Arnold Schwarzenegger, Heather Graham, Danny DeVito

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lgilbert7 added 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