Most Popular Birth Mother Movies and TV Shows
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1. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
R | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
Votes: 17,735 | Gross: $1.44M
3. Gosford Park (2001)
R | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.
Votes: 75,968 | Gross: $41.31M
5. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.
Votes: 88,718 | Gross: $2.04M
7. Three Identical Strangers (2018)
PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 18,979 | Gross: $12.32M
8. Secrets & Lies (1996)
R | 136 min | Drama
A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is an underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed.
Votes: 34,757 | Gross: $13.42M
9. Admission (2013)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.
Votes: 32,295 | Gross: $18.00M
11. Ten Thousand Saints (2015)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Set in the 1980s, a teenager from Vermont moves to New York City to live with his father in East Village.
Votes: 5,053 | Gross: $0.06M
12. Happy Endings (2005)
R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictability of life itself.
Votes: 8,765 | Gross: $1.31M
13. Lovely & Amazing (2001)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.
Votes: 6,624 | Gross: $4.19M
14. Abducted: The Carlina White Story (2012 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 86 min | Mystery
A baby abducted at birth and raised by the woman who took her, eventually discovers she is a missing child, reconnects with her birth parents, and struggles with choosing between her two identities.
15. Then She Found Me (2007)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
39-year-old April Epner's childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but with her biological clock ticking ever more loudly. Her dying bossy adoptive mother is ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,401 | Gross: $3.74M
19. Thalapathi (1991)
Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An orphan named Surya raised in a slum befriends a good crime boss named Devaraj and works for him. Their existence is threatened when a new honest district collector arrives.
20. To Each His Own (1946)
Approved | 122 min | Drama, Romance
An unwed mother, forced to give up her child to avoid scandal, follows her son's life from afar even as she prospers in business.
23. Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)
Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Drama, War
A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her real mother, she begs to be taken to Sri Lanka, where her mother works with a militant group of activists.
24. Pretty Hattie's Baby (1991)
An unreleased film about a white girl adopted by a black family in 1950s Nevada. Based on the early life of Fauna Hodel whose grandfather is prime suspect in the Black Dahlia murder case.
25. Too Close to Our Son (I) (2015)
103 min | Drama
A tale of a couple of magistrates, a female judge and her husband advocate who are foster parents of a young teen whose the biological mother is in feud with the female judge, and in the same time begins an affair with the advocate.
26. Not Wanted (1949)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
After a beautiful but unsophisticated girl is seduced by a worldly piano player and gives up her out-of-wedlock baby, her guilt compels her to kidnap another child.
27. Mary Christmas (2002 TV Movie)
G | 100 min | Drama, Family
When a nine year old girl writes a letter to Santa Claus asking for a mommy, a television station news director gets wind of it and assigns a hard-bitten reporter to get the story. With the... See full summary »
29. Sioux City (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A young Lakota Sioux, adopted by a wealthy Jewish couple in Beverly Hills, gets in touch with his cultural roots and solves a mystery in this thriller. Because of his upbringing, Jesse ... See full summary »
31. Dexter the Dragon & Bumble the Bear (1983)
84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Bumble the Bear (Olivier Bommel) finds an egg that, it turns out, has a cute little dragon in it. However, this dinosaur grows huge every time it is upset. As this causes a lot of problems, Ollie Bommel has to face a difficult dilemma.
32. A Place for Annie (1994 TV Movie)
PG | 99 min | Drama
A doctor fights for custody of her HIV positive foster daughter with her inept, junkie mother. Finally they come to an agreement that they should all live together.
33. Aradhana (1969)
Not Rated | 169 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Arun meets Vandana during a vacation and very soon they secretly get married.Arun is a air force pilot an dies in a crash leaving pregnant Vandana heartbroken.As her marriage was never ... See full summary »
35. Jessie: The Golden Heart (2019)
92 min | Drama, History, Romance
When a Scottish servant girl falls in love with her master, it not only turns her world upside down, but potentially all of Stratton Castle.
37. Three Secrets (1950)
Approved | 98 min | Drama
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.
38. Strange Relations (2001 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Drama, Comedy
Jerry Lipman (Paul Reiser) is a successful New York City psychiatrist who is diagnosed with leukemia. When he tells his mother, she reveals that he was adopted from a young Catholic girl ... See full summary »
39. Deep in My Heart (1999 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 89 min | Drama
A white woman who was raped by a black man gives the baby up for adoption. The film follows the life of the child as she grows up and has children of her own.
40. Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)
PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
Dwayne and his older sister Mai are adults: Mai is married to Vinh, Dwayne is about to propose to Nina. Twenty-two years ago, when Mai was 10, she and Dwayne were refugees in Vietnam, ... See full summary »
Votes: 439 | Gross: $1.32M
41. Our Very Own (1950)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance
Gail discovers the shocking news that she is adopted during a heated argument with her sister, Joan. With the reluctant support of her adoptive parents and baby sister, Penny, Gail goes in ... See full summary »
42. See You in September (2010)
91 min | Comedy, Romance
See You in September is an original romantic comedy set in current day Manhattan. The film centers around Lindsay, a beautiful woman who seemingly has it all, but is deeply afraid of ... See full summary »
43. By Hook or by Crook (2001)
Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
By Hook or by Crook chronicles the tale of two unlikely friends who commit petty crimes as they search for a path to understanding themselves and the outside world. Silas Howard plays Shy (... See full summary »
Votes: 258 | Gross: $0.00M
44. Km. 0 - Kilometer Zero (2000)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A comedic look at the love lives of 14 different people and how they interconnect during one hot August afternoon around the Plaza del Sol in Madrid, Spain.
45. Prodigal Sons (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Kimberly Reed returns home for her high school reunion, ready to reintroduce herself to the small town as a transgender woman and hoping for reconciliation with her long estranged... See full summary »
Votes: 635 | Gross: $0.07M
46. I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (2009)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
Given up for adoption as a toddler, troubled teenager Thomas becomes obsessed with tracking down his birth mother. After years of searching, Thomas finds her single, with a small child, ... See full summary »
Votes: 496 | Gross: $0.01M
47. Urban Family (2015)
105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Selja is in her thirties and lives in a shared flat with her friends. One day a boy appears at her door; a boy she gave up for adoption sixteen years earlier. Selja has a chance to get to ... See full summary »
48. The Sleepy Time Gal (2001)
R | 108 min | Drama
A young woman, played by Martha Plimpton learns of her adoption and eventually quits her law firm job in NYC and goes on a journey to find her birth mother - played by Jaqueline Bissett.
49. Just in Time (II) (2019)
24 min | Short, Drama
Justin lives a comfortable life with Camille, a loving and compassionate Puerto Rican woman. He is about to embark on a successful career as a computer programmer, and is engaged to Mia, a ... See full summary »
50. Karla & Jonas (2010)
82 min | Family
Karla met Jonas during a summer vacation at the lake. After being unable to stop thinking about him and their kiss she phones him, making up a school assignment about children living in an orphanage, which is precisely where Jonas lives.