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1. Shazam! (2019)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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71 Metascore

A newly fostered young boy in search of his mother instead finds unexpected super powers and soon gains a powerful enemy.

Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer

Votes: 221,967 | Gross: $140.37M

2. The Fosters (2013–2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children.

Stars: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert

Votes: 23,484

3. Enter the Void (2009)

Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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69 Metascore

An American drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander

Votes: 65,599 | Gross: $0.34M

4. The Space Between Us (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.4
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33 Metascore

The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street-smart girl to discover how he came to be.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson

Votes: 44,866 | Gross: $7.89M

5. I Am Sam (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama

7.7
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28 Metascore

A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 138,975 | Gross: $40.31M

6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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72 Metascore

A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen

Votes: 207,739 | Gross: $4.24M

7. Child's Play 2 (1990)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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37 Metascore

While Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind.

Director: John Lafia | Stars: Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise

Votes: 42,665 | Gross: $28.50M

8. Punky Brewster (1984–1988)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.5
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Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog, Brandon, in a supermarket by her mother. She doesn't want to stay in an orphanage, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson, Sandy

Votes: 4,429

9. Hotel for Dogs (2009)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family

5.4
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51 Metascore

Two kids secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel.

Director: Thor Freudenthal | Stars: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle

Votes: 20,628 | Gross: $73.03M

10. Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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45 Metascore

Captures a generational moment - young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved.

Director: Josh Radnor | Stars: Josh Radnor, Malin Akerman, Zoe Kazan, Michael Algieri

Votes: 28,663 | Gross: $0.22M

11. The Story of Tracy Beaker (2002– )

15 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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Tracy Beaker is a 10 year old girl who has been placed in a children's home. Tracy makes new friends along the way, and causes mischief where ever she goes.

Stars: Dani Harmer, Montanna Thompson, Ciaran Joyce, Ben Hanson

Votes: 1,283

12. Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.2
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45 Metascore

While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Lynn Whitfield, Boris Kodjoe

Votes: 10,317 | Gross: $63.26M

13. The Last of Robin Hood (2013)

R | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.7
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46 Metascore

The last days in the life of legendary Hollywood actor Errol Flynn.

Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland | Stars: John Hudson Messerall, Brian Bascle, Daniel J. Clancy, Kelly O'Neal

Votes: 1,939 | Gross: $0.27M

14. Father Hood (1993)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.9
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Adventures of a deadbeat dad who kidnaps his kids from the bus. Based on the true life stories and experiences of Michael J. Hardy.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Sabrina Lloyd, Brian Bonsall

Votes: 2,754 | Gross: $3.42M

15. In Safe Hands (2018)

G | 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: 1,232 | Gross: $0.00M

16. Sleepwalking (2008)

R | 101 min | Drama

6.1
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40 Metascore

The drama follows a twelve-year-old girl's struggle to come to terms with her mother's abandonment.

Director: Bill Maher | Stars: Charlize Theron, Nick Stahl, AnnaSophia Robb, Deborra-Lee Furness

Votes: 5,456 | Gross: $0.17M

17. Classe Tous Risques (1960)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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84 Metascore

Abel Davos is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife, Thérèse, and their two young sons. Abel and ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Lino Ventura, Sandra Milo, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 2,871 | Gross: $0.09M

18. My Own Love Song (2010)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A wheelchair-bound former singer and her best friend embark on a road trip from Kansas to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Madeline Zima, Forest Whitaker, Elias Koteas

Votes: 1,486

19. Ladybird Ladybird (1994)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.4
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This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman's fight with Social Services over the care of her children. Maggie has a history of bouncing from one abusive relationship to ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Sandie Lavelle, Mauricio Venegas

Votes: 3,027 | Gross: $0.15M

20. The Unloved (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

6.8
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A film that gives a child's eye view of the U.K.'s government-run care system for orphans and children in danger.

Director: Samantha Morton | Stars: Molly Windsor, Robert Carlyle, Susan Lynch, Craig Parkinson

Votes: 1,013

21. Commitment (2013)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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36 Metascore

The son of a North Korean spy decides to follow in his father's footsteps to protect his little sister.

Director: Hong-soo Park | Stars: Seung-Hyun Choi, Yeri Han, Je-mun Yun, Sung-ha Jo

Votes: 2,652 | Gross: $0.08M

22. Journey Back to Christmas (2016 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.1
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A WWII era nurse is transported in time to 2016 and meets a man who helps her discover the bonds of family and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless.

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Oliver Hudson, Brooke Nevin, Meghan Heffern

Votes: 1,957

23. Neon City (1991)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.4
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"Mad Max" clone set in the not-too-distant future about a group of people trying to escape to a safe haven called Neon City after a solar disaster that has decimated the Earth.

Director: Monte Markham | Stars: Michael Ironside, Vanity, Lyle Alzado, Valerie Wildman

Votes: 908

24. Custody (I) (2016)

TV-14 | 104 min | Drama

6.4
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The lives of three women are unexpectedly changed when they cross paths at a New York Family Court.

Director: James Lapine | Stars: Viola Davis, Hayden Panettiere, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 964

25. Ricky (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.7
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53 Metascore

When Katie, an ordinary woman, meets Paco, an ordinary man, something magical happens: a love story. From this union an extraordinary child is born: Ricky.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Alexandra Lamy, Sergi López, Mélusine Mayance, Arthur Peyret

Votes: 2,730 | Gross: $0.00M

26. Girlhood (2003)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Crime

7.1
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69 Metascore

Documentary chronicling America's justice system. Follows two female inmates - victims of horrific violence and tragedy - who are serving time in a Maryland juvenile detention center.

Director: Liz Garbus

Votes: 531 | Gross: $0.06M

27. In the Best Interest of the Children (1992 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

7.2
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Fact-based story of a legal battle fought over custody of five siblings.

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Sally Struthers, Lexi Randall, Gary Graham

Votes: 393

28. Romulus, My Father (2007)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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57 Metascore

It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.

Director: Richard Roxburgh | Stars: Eric Bana, Franka Potente, Marton Csokas, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Votes: 3,969 | Gross: $0.00M

29. Short Term 12 (2008)

21 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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A day at a group home for troubled adolescents. Denim is the head counselor, involved somehow with Natalia, another counselor. During the day, we watch them and other staff deal with a boy ... See full summary »

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brad William Henke, Tania Verafield, Phoenix Henke, LaKeith Stanfield

Votes: 530

30. The Lamp (2011)

TV-PG | 96 min | Drama, Family

6.0
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A couple's marriage has fallen apart after the death of their son, until a mysterious stranger presents them with a magical lamp and three wishes to put things right. However, they must choose very carefully what they ask for.

Director: Tracy Trost | Stars: Roger Nix, Jason London, Meredith Salenger, Sarah Brown

Votes: 381

31. Raising Victor Vargas (2002)

R | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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83 Metascore

A Lower East Side teen-ager struggles to find some sanity while surrounded by an eccentric grandmother, a crazy new girlfriend, and a longing younger brother.

Director: Peter Sollett | Stars: Victor Rasuk, Donna Maldonado, Kevin Rivera, Krystal Rodriguez

Votes: 5,087 | Gross: $2.07M

32. Foster Boy (2019)

109 min | Drama

7.1
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Michael Trainer is a lawyer at the center of a trial in which a for-profit Foster care agency puts a known sex offender into the same foster home as his young client Jamal, with ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Delara | Stars: Shane Paul McGhie, Matthew Modine, Michael Hyatt, Michael Beach

Votes: 7

33. Family Sins (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama

6.4
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A seemingly respectable pillar of the community hides sickening secrets within the walls of her family home.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Deanna Milligan, Will Patton, Kevin McNulty

Votes: 788

34. Live and Become (2005)

Unrated | 140 min | Drama

7.9
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A Christian boy escapes to Israel from famine-stricken Ethiopia by pretending to be Jewish.

Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Yaël Abecassis, Roschdy Zem, Moshe Agazai, Moshe Abebe

Votes: 5,667

35. Least Among Saints (2012)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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32 Metascore

A haunted soldier just back from war and a boy who has never known peace in his home life embark on a life-changing journey as they become unlikely friends -- and one another's last shot at redemption.

Director: Martin Papazian | Stars: Martin Papazian, Tristan Lake Leabu, Laura San Giacomo, Azura Skye

Votes: 550 | Gross: $0.03M

36. Tracy Beaker's 'The Movie of Me' (2004 TV Movie)

70 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Tracy Beaker's 13th birthday and as a suprise Cam wants to foster Tracy again. Tracy is delighted. An unexpected visitor turns up at the Dumping Ground, Tracy's real mum.

Director: Joss Agnew | Stars: Ruth Gemmell, Lisa Coleman, Dani Harmer, Darragh Mortell

Votes: 215

37. Triloquist (2008)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

4.0
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In 1993, in Hollywood, California, a decadent ventriloquist overdoses and dies, leaving her two children to be sent to a foster house with their dummy. Their lives become a nightmare of abuse and murder, to be avenged by a wrathful dummy.

Director: Mark Jones | Stars: Paydin LoPachin, Rocky Marquette, Katie Chonacas, Brian Krause

Votes: 833

38. ReMoved (2013)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Drama

8.3
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A 10-year-old girl navigates her way through the foster care system, after being removed from her home and separated from her younger brother.

Director: Nathanael Matanick | Stars: Abby White, Casey Caldwell, Jordan Nice, Sabrina Culver

Votes: 521

39. A Long Way Home (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

7.1
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Many years after being abandoned by his parents, Donald sets out in search of his siblings. His biggest challenge is cutting through layers of bureaucratic red tape. He happens upon a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Brenda Vaccaro, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Regina

Votes: 261

40. The Green (2011)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Michael Gavin and his partner Daniel trade the rat race of New York City for the idyllic charm of the Connecticut shoreline, with hopes of a simpler life and time for Michael to finish his ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Williford | Stars: Jason Butler Harner, Cheyenne Jackson, Illeana Douglas, Chris Bert

Votes: 750

41. Finding a Family (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 84 min | Drama

7.0
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Bright Alex grows up in Michigan proud of his mother, Romanian immigrant Ileana, who became a professor, vowing to make her dream come true by graduating from Harvard. But when mother ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Jean | Stars: Kim Delaney, Jared Abrahamson, Sarah-Jane Redmond, Paul McGillion

Votes: 623

42. Foster Sin (2018)

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The movie Foster Sin will bring some awareness to the mistreatment of the children in the foster care system.

Director: Ray Loot | Stars: Lamar Baucom-Slaughter, Yanna Buttons, Jeremiah Clark-Gabriel, Samaya Clark-Gabriel

43. Begin Again (I) (2013)

68 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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12-yr-old Jessica Jones world is torn apart when she is taken out of her abusive home & placed in to Foster care. Jessica will grapple with her past, present, & future. She will meet numerous struggles along the way.

Directors: Bill Gillane, Joshua Samson | Stars: Lisa Spurrier, Bill Gillane, Dusti Jones, Savanna Kylie Lewis

Votes: 57

44. The Angel (2009)

97 min | Drama

6.7
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As the film opens, a doped-up Lea (Maria Bonnevie) makes an extremely bad impression on her baby daughter's foster parents; later, flashbacks reveal her disturbing youth and young adulthood... See full summary »

Director: Margreth Olin | Stars: Maria Bonnevie, Gunilla Röör, Antti Reini, Benjamin Helstad

Votes: 788

45. In the Name of God (2013)

PG | 86 min | Drama

5.3
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Bouncing from foster home to home, it seemed that no one wanted Mason around. From battles with his parents, Mason learns the importance of respect. Desperate for forgiveness, Mason tries to make amends with his family.

Director: Kevan Otto | Stars: John Ratzenberger, Eric Roberts, Patrick Davis, Pete Freeland

Votes: 108

46. Painted Faces (1988)

TV-PG | 112 min | Drama

7.0
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The story of Beijing Opera School, its teacher Master Yu and his students.

Director: Alex Law | Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Ching-Ying Lam, Pei-Pei Cheng, John Sham

Votes: 281

47. Love for Rent (2005)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Tells the story of Sofia (Angie Cepeda), a Colombian college student struggling with immigration issues in LA, who accepts a $50,000 offer to rent her body and soul and become a surrogate mother to a wealthy couple.

Director: Shane Edelman | Stars: Angie Cepeda, Ken Marino, Martita Roca, Nora Dunn

Votes: 832

48. Hit Me (1996)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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Sonny lives with his intellectually disabled older brother, and works as a bellhop at a second-rate hotel. This changes when Monique a beautiful, suicidal nut-case checks in. Sonny is offered a part in a heist that goes wrong.

Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: Elias Koteas, Laure Marsac, Jay Leggett, Bruce Ramsay

Votes: 430 | Gross: $0.00M

49. Get Your Stuff (2000)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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A wealthy professional gay couple, who wish to adopt children, see their lives turned topsy turvy when they take in two misbehaving brothers, supposedly just for one night.

Director: Max Mitchell | Stars: Cameron Watson, Anthony Meindl, Elaine Hendrix, Grady Hutt

Votes: 568

50. Gregory K (1993 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

6.5
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TV movie based on the the story of the kid who divorced his parents. Gregory has lived a rough life. His father abuses him and his two brothers. The boys are placed with the mother. Gregory... See full summary »

Director: Linda Otto | Stars: Bill Smitrovich, Kathleen York, Robert Joy, Kristin Griffith

Votes: 168



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