Adoption Movies

List of the best adoption movies selected by visitors to our site: Instant Family, Wuthering Heights, Blue Miracle, Paper Lives, Lion, The Truman Show, Omen IV: The Awakening, 12 Mighty Orphans, School of Life, Yana+Yanko.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Instant Family (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.

Wuthering Heights (1939)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley's sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they're happy -- until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor.

Blue Miracle (2021)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA

To save their cash-strapped orphanage, a guardian and his kids partner with a washed-up boat captain for a chance to win a lucrative fishing competition.

Paper Lives (2021)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryTurkey

In the streets of Istanbul, ailing waste warehouse worker Mehmet takes a small boy under his wing and must soon confront his own traumatic childhood.

Lion (2016)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom, USA, India
Duration01:43

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

The Truman Show (1998)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows -- including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

Omen IV: The Awakening (1991)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
Duration01:33

Damien Thorn is dead, but his prophecy is reborn in a girl named Delia, who is adopted by two attorneys, Gene and Karen York. When Karen realizes her baby was born under suspicious circumstances, she hires a private investigator to find Delia's real parents. A series of bizarre accidents occur, and Karen begins to suspect everyone of conspiring against her as she unravels the truth about her baby.

12 Mighty Orphans (2021)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehistory, sport
CountryUSA

Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation along the way.

School of Life (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:55

Paris 1930. Paul has only ever had one and the same horizon: the high walls of the orphanage, an austere building in the Parisian working class suburbs. Entrusted to a joyful country woman, Célestine, and her husband, Borel, the rather stiff gamekeeper of a vast estate in Sologne, the city child, recalcitrant and stubborn, arrives in a mysterious and disturbing world, that of a soverign and wild region. The huge forest, misty ponds, heaths, and fields all belong to the Count de la Fresnaye, an elderly taciturn man who lives alone in his manor.

Yana+Yanko (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, family
CountryRussia
Duration05:24

Yana is a chief editor of a glamorous magazine whose life completely changes after she is pushed to adopt a little gipsy boy Yanko.

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Abandoned (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:16

After the death of the mother of twelve Kohl sent to an orphanage. Valentine is taking him from there. This lonely old woman is his dear aunt, with whom he had never been acquainted. Kohl is waiting for his older brother to come after him after his release from prison, and they will return home together.

The Blind Side (2009)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

Dominika (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryRussia
Duration02:05

An unusual baby named Dominika was left at Kostia's door. Every time Kostia gets angry, the baby grows up.

The Secret Garden (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China

Mary Lennox is born in India to wealthy British parents who never wanted her. When her parents suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle. She meets her sickly cousin, and the two children find a wondrous secret garden lost in the grounds of Misselthwaite Manor.

There Will Be Blood (2007)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:38

Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainviews motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.

So Long, My Son (2019)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryChina

The changes in Chinese society from the 1980s to the present day, as experienced by two families.

Shoplifters (2018)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryJapan
Duration01:48

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.

Brightburn (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

This Is Us (2016)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:32

Follows the lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in present and past times. As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same birthday - and so much more than anyone would expect.

Remi, Nobody's Boy (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, adventure
CountryFrance, Belgium

The adventures of the young Rémi, an orphan, collected by the gentle Madam Barberin. At the age of 10 years, he is snatched from his adoptive mother and entrusted to the signor Vitalis, a mysterious itinerant musician. Has its sides, he will learn the harsh life of acrobat and sing to win his bread. Accompanied by the faithful dog capi and of the small monkey Joli-Coeur, his long trip through France, made for meetings, friendships and mutual assistance, leads him to the secret of its origins.

Peter Pan (2003)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration01:53

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland.

Luce (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA

A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.

Stray (2019)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryRussia

Igor is ready for anything for the sake of Polina’s happiness, and in order to compensate for the loss of her son, the couple opens up to a new child. But instead of an ordinary boy from a shelter, a mystical creature that can recreate the memories gets into their family ... There has not yet been found a recipe for centuries of suffering, but perhaps the key to salvation in selfless love for each other ... Open your heart! Let her in ...

Bastard (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryGermany

The nine-year-old Nikolas has been missing for days. The criminal psychologist Claudia Meinert notices contradictions in her conversation with the parents of the missing child. In particular Nikolas' mother appears to be hiding something. When a video of the missing Nikolas surfaces, showing him tied up in a cellar, the trail leads to his school. The 13-year-old Leon and Mathilda strike the psychologist as conspicuous and provocative. Shortly afterwards, Meinert encounters the children with Nikolas' parents at the local swimming pool and her suspicions are confirmed: the parents are entangled in an insidious father-mother-child game with the possible suspects Leon and Mathilda. Now it is up to the psychologist to resolve the dark mystery of Nikolas' disappearance and save the child.

Woman at War (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryIceland, France, Ukraine
Duration01:44

Halla declares a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry. She is prepared to risk everything to protect the pristine Icelandic Highlands she loves… Until an orphan unexpectedly enters her life.

It's Not Forever (2019)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:32

Most of us say the word "Mama" without thinking. But there are children who have never uttered this word in their lives. The film is about these children, orphans. In these children, no less love than in each of us. And they are waiting. Sometimes too long. But they never cease to believe for a second that one day they will be able to say this simple word. The word "Mama" ...

Lamb (2021)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryIceland, Sweden, Poland

An Icelandic couple live with their herd of sheep on a beautiful but remote farm. When they discover a mysterious newborn on their land, they decide to keep it and raise it as their own. This unexpected development, and the prospects of a new family, brings them much joy before ultimately destroying them.

Finding Mother (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, family
Duration01:58

A precocious orphan from Central Asia comes to America to find his long lost mother. Along the way he befriends a down on his luck small time hustler, and together they set in motion a daring scheme to solve all their problems. However, things don't go according to plan.

Butter (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

An adopted girl discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their Iowa town's annual contest.

Little Man (2006)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:38

After leaving the prison, the dwarf criminal Calvin Sims joins to his moron brother Percy to steal an expensive huge diamond in a jewelry for the mobster Walken. They are chased by the police, and Calvin hides the stone in the purse of the executive Vanessa Edwards, whose husband Darryl Edwards wants to have a baby. Percy convinces Calvin to dress like a baby and be left in front of the Edwards's house to get inside the house and retrieve the diamond. Darryl and Vanessa keep Calvin for the weekend and decide to adopt him, while Walken threatens Darryl to get the stone back.




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