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1. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.7
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81 Metascore

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Robert Shafran, Michael Domnitz, Howard Schneider, Ellen Cervone

Votes: 19,015 | Gross: $12.32M

2. Thief (1981)

R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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78 Metascore

Coming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the Mafia, who has other plans for him.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, Jim Belushi

Votes: 22,783 | Gross: $11.49M

3. In Safe Hands (2018)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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Theo was born an unwanted child. The social services set out to find the perfect home for his adoption.

Director: Jeanne Herry | Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Gilles Lellouche, Élodie Bouchez, Olivia Côte

Votes: 1,134 | Gross: $0.00M

4. The Tunnel of Love (1958)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A series of misunderstandings leaves a married man believing he has impregnated the owner of an adoption agency, and that she will be his and his wife's surrogate.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Doris Day, Richard Widmark, Gig Young, Gia Scala

Votes: 1,050

5. Gigantic (2008)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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38 Metascore

A mattress salesman finds his plan to adopt a Chinese baby augmented by the arrival of a young woman, who comes into his workplace, falls asleep on one of the beds, and starts to affect his life upon waking up.

Director: Matt Aselton | Stars: Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Edward Asner

Votes: 9,246 | Gross: $0.10M

6. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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After losing her young son, Edna Gladney opposes the unfair laws discriminating against children whose parents are unknown, and opens an orphanage for those children.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Felix Bressart, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,617

7. Immediate Family (1989)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

6.1
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Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon

Votes: 1,377 | Gross: $5.93M

8. Hate Crime (2005)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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41 Metascore

Robbie and Trey are gay, middle-class, suburban professionals. Life is good. Until the son of a fundamentalist preacher moves in next door.

Director: Tommy Stovall | Stars: Seth Peterson, Bruce Davison, Chad Donella, Cindy Pickett

Votes: 1,278 | Gross: $0.04M

9. Daddy's Girl (1996)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.7
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A girl's bright smile masks a psychopathic soul that will eliminate anyone who comes between her and her doting father.

Director: Martin Kitrosser | Stars: William Katt, Michele Greene, Roxana Zal, Mimi Craven

Votes: 647

10. My Blue Heaven (1950)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Musical

6.2
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Betty Grable and Dan Dailey are a married song and dance team who cannot have children. The movie follows the travails as they try and adopt and keep the kids they adopt while performing on their TV show.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, David Wayne, Jane Wyatt

Votes: 407

11. L'Enfance Nue (1968)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

7.6
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An anguished foster child takes to mischief and lies as his foster parents do their best to love and care for him. But it might be too little, too late in this emotionally devastating portrayal of the orphaned child.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Michel Terrazon, Linda Gutenberg, Raoul Billerey, Pierrette Deplanque

Votes: 1,925

12. Close to My Heart (1951)

90 min | Drama

6.5
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Gene Tierney and Ray Milland play the Sheridans, a married couple unable to have a biological child. They visit an adoption agency to make inquiries and start the ball rolling. Then, they ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, Fay Bainter, Howard St. John

Votes: 335

13. Three Secrets (1950)

Approved | 98 min | Drama

6.9
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Three women who secretly gave their new-born sons up for adoption in 1945, wonder if the 5-year old survivor of a plane crash, named in the local newspapers, is their long-abandoned son.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Patricia Neal, Ruth Roman, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 391

14. Baby Sellers (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

5.8
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Inspired by true events, the Lifetime Original Movie, Baby Sellers, exposes the shocking international criminal enterprise of infant trafficking. Stars Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kirstie Alley.

Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Jennifer Finnigan, Kirstie Alley, Arjun Gupta, Doron Bell

Votes: 361

15. Stolen Child (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

5.2
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Amanda and John adopt a gorgeous baby girl from Europe. After years of angst and disappointment, they finally adopt the baby they had dreamed about. But something is not quite right and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Tyler Allen, Tichina Arnold, Barry Barnholtz

Votes: 278

16. The Overbrook Brothers (2009)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A road movie where two brothers search for their biological parents.

Director: John E. Bryant | Stars: Nathan Harlan, Mark Reeb, Laurel Whitsett, John Jones

Votes: 199

17. Les cigognes n'en font qu'à leur tête (1989)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

4.8
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Married to Jeremie, Marie wants desperately to have a child. She has a 20 year old daughter from a former marriage with the police commissioner. When the gynecologist confirms they are ... See full summary »

Director: Didier Kaminka | Stars: Marlène Jobert, Patrick Chesnais, Claude Rich, Ariane Lorent

Votes: 88

18. My Baby Is Missing (2007 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.1
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The pregnant Jenna Davis is a workaholic worker of an advertisement agency near to give birth that has just been promoted to vice-president by her boss. Jenna is stressed and her doctor ... See full summary »

Director: Neill Fearnley | Stars: Gina Philips, Warren Christie, Ellie Harvie, Jay Brazeau

Votes: 391

19. Comme les autres (2008)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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They were the perfect loving couple, well, almost. Emmanuel wanted a child but Philippe didn't. One day, however, Emmanuel decides to take the plunge, at the risk of losing Philippe. But how do you make a child when you are gay?

Director: Vincent Garenq | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Pilar López de Ayala, Pascal Elbé, Anne Brochet

Votes: 1,234

20. Northeast (2005)

104 min | Drama

6.6
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An accidental meeting between a French woman who goes to South America to adopt a baby and an Argentinian woman who with her small son leaves their hopeless village in search for a better life, changes both of their lives forever.

Director: Juan Solanas | Stars: Carole Bouquet, Aymará Rovera, Mercedes Sampietro, Ignacio Jiménez

Votes: 369

21. Holy Lola (2004)

128 min | Drama

6.5
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The trials and tribulations of a French couple's efforts to adopt an orphan baby in Cambodia.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Isabelle Carré, Bruno Putzulu, Lara Guirao

Votes: 658

22. The Commitment (2012)

20 min | Short, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An interracial gay couple adopting a newborn baby meets the pregnant Asian birthmother and receives a surprise that threatens their relationship.

Director: Albert M. Chan | Stars: Albert M. Chan, Jason Lane Fenton, Mary Niederkorn, Kerri Patterson

Votes: 18

23. Off and Running (2009)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

6.2
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68 Metascore

With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers - one mixed-race and one Korean-Brooklyn teen Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. But when her curiosity about ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Opper

Votes: 113 | Gross: $0.02M

24. In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (2010)

64 min | Documentary, Family, History

7.8
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In the 1960s just before being adopted from a Korean orphanage by an American family, my identity was switched with another girl named Cha Jung Hee. I was told to keep the switch a secret, ... See full summary »

Director: Deann Borshay | Star: Deann Borshay

Votes: 24

25. Rakkauselokuva (1984)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Director: Anssi Mänttäri | Stars: Liisa Halonen, Antti Litja, Markku Toikka, Erkki Saarela

Votes: 39

26. Finding Family: Gay Adoption in the US (2007)

Short

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The national debate over gay marriage is making way for its natural consequence: gay parenting. With a patchwork of laws concerning gay adoption, the states are anything but united in what ... See full summary »

Director: John Ireland

27. King (2011– )
Episode: Alicia Pratta (2012)

Crime, Drama

7.2
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King and her team investigate the sexual assault of the daughter of a woman whose own sexual assault, years earlier, was mishandled by the Winnipeg police. King and Danny start the adoption process.

Director: Jerry Ciccoritti | Stars: Amy Price-Francis, Alan Van Sprang, Gabriel Hogan, Rossif Sutherland

Votes: 18

28. The Blacklist (2013– )
Episode: Alistair Pitt (No. 103) (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Red and Liz work with the taskforce to stop a negotiator who has resurfaced to unite two rival crime families. Tom reconnects with a former flame.

Director: Bill Roe | Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold

Votes: 1,121

29. Mama's Family (1983–1990)
Episode: And Mama Makes Three (1989)

TV-PG | Comedy

6.9
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After receiving a discouraging report from their fertility doctor, Vint and Naomi decide to adopt. Everything seems to go well until the adoption agency psychologist asks to meet Mama. The ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Powers | Stars: Vicki Lawrence, Ken Berry, Dorothy Lyman, Beverly Archer

Votes: 27

30. The Ropers (1979–1980)
Episode: Baby Talk (1979)

Comedy

7.0
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Helen adores the Brookes' boy, David, which leads her to feel she and Stanley could adopt a baby. Stanley is against it. Still, she calls an agency and sets up a home interview.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Norman Fell, Audra Lindley, Jeffrey Tambor, Patty McCormack

Votes: 22

31. Milton the Monster (1965–1967)
Episode: Boo to You/Under Waterloo/Kid Stuff

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

Heebie and Jeebie pretend to be the ghosts of their ancestors. Fearless Fly battles Barry Cuda and his giant clams. Prof. Weirdo takes in an underprivileged child.

Director: Hal Seeger | Star: Bob McFadden

32. Modern Family (2009– )
Episode: Door to Door (2011)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Claire recruits her family to help gather signatures for a petition to get a stop sign, Gloria loses the family dog, Jay helps Manny try to sell wrapping paper for school, and Cameron leaves a mess in the kitchen for Mitchell.

Director: Chris Koch | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 1,322

33. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace (2008)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

8.5
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Brooke is visited by an adoption agency and has an interview to find out if she would be a suitable mother. Lucas flies out to see Lindsey who says she will edit his novel. Dan gets Jamie ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Prange | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 275

34. Guiding Light (1952–2009)
Episode: Episode #1.15602 (2009)

TV-14 | Drama, Romance

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Remy begs Christina to accept the offer from the medical school. Dinah passes out. Shayne and Edmund reminisce about Lara. Mallet worries the adoption process will uncover his past.

Director: Rob Decina | Stars: Kim Allen, Mandy Bruno Bogue, Robert T. Bogue, Jeff Branson

35. Guiding Light (1952–2009)
Episode: Episode #1.15603 (2009)

TV-14 | Drama, Romance

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Blake surprises Coop with a book party for a novel that wasn't supposed to be published. Mallet tells Marina about his involvement with Griggs. Doris exploits Olivia and Natalia.

Director: Robert Scinto | Stars: Mandy Bruno Bogue, Robert T. Bogue, Orlagh Cassidy, Beth Chamberlin

36. Modern Love (2019– )
Episode: Hers Was a World of One (2019)

TV-MA | 35 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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"There was no guarantee that doing an open adoption would get us a baby any faster... in fact, our agency warned us that, as a gay male couple, we might be in for a long wait."

Director: John Carney | Stars: Olivia Cooke, Andrew Scott, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Ed Sheeran

Votes: 967

37. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Hold My Hand (2005)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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In 1954 Loretta Smith Sibley committed suicide in front of her son George. With the anniversary of September 9th approaching, George is haunted by her presence enough to distract him at ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 851

38. Blue Murder (2001–2004)
Episode: Missing Persons (2001)

Drama, Crime

2.3
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Director: Scott Summersgill | Stars: Maria del Mar, Joel Keller, Jeremy Ratchford, Maurice Dean Wint

Votes: 14

39. Cake Boss (2009– )
Episode: Mother's Day, Mama and Mom-to-Be (2010)

TV-PG | 21 min | Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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It's Mother's Day. The Adoptive Parents Committee wants a special cake to celebrate new moms, and Buddy's very willing to execute an especially beautiful job for them. To beat the summer ... See full summary »

Stars: Buddy Valastro, Frankie Amato Jr., Anthony Bellifemine, Buddy Castano

Votes: 5

40. The Dating Guy (2009–2010)
Episode: Spontaneous Skidmark (2010)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy

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Directors: Jamie Whitney, Joseph Sherman | Stars: Fab Filippo, Sean Francis, Lauren Ash, Anand Rajaram

41. The Blacklist (2013– )
Episode: The Cyprus Agency (No. 64) (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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As Liz (Megan Boone) heads up an investigation that exposes an adoption agency's shocking secret, Red's (James Spader) pursuit of the FBI mole identifies a surprising new suspect.

Director: Michael W. Watkins | Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold

Votes: 1,750

42. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The Last Recruit (2010)

TV-14 | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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As the battle between Locke and Widmore commences, Sawyer launches his plan to change allegiances. Back in Los Angeles, fate continues to intervene and bring the original survivors together.

Director: Stephen Semel | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Henry Ian Cusick, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 3,200

43. Inspector George Gently (2007–2017)
Episode: The Lost Child (2012)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Gently and Bacchus are given an insight into the complexities of the emotionally wrought world when the adopted child of a middle-class couple is kidnapped.

Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Simon Hubbard, Mark Gatiss

Votes: 207

44. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Mountain King (2008)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

8.5
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Don drops off the Sterling Cooper radar and visits the wife of the man whose identity he stole. Back at the office, Bert and Roger consider the merger offer, Peggy makes a play for a real office, and Peter loses his father-in-law's account.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,651

45. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
Episode: The Ol' Mexican Spinach (2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

5.0
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When Walden has a health scare on Halloween, he tries to re-prioritize his life with the help of Alan.

Director: James Widdoes | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer, Conchata Ferrell, Aisha Tyler

Votes: 688

46. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Birth Mother (2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.6
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After Rachel confirms Joey is more mature in relationships, Phoebe presents him to another friend as date, Sarah, who fails alas to respect his primordial rule by touching food in his plate... See full summary »

Director: David Schwimmer | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,753



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