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, Yana+Yanko, School of Life.

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

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Country
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Family, Orphans, Parents
PlotAdoption, Parenting
StyleKind, Light, Cute, Soulful, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersOrphans
PlotRevenge, Love triangle, Jealousy, True love
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersOrphans, Captain of the ship
PlotOn real events, Money, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Orphan home
StyleSoulful

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryTurkey
CharactersStreet children, Orphans, Poor, Guardian, Defenders
PlaceTurkey
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Action, Fascinating, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom, USA, India
Duration01:43
CharactersFamily, Poor
PlotOn real events, Survival, Time travel, Adventure, Loneliness
PlaceTrains, India, Australia
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
PlotLove, Loneliness, Intrigue, Meaning of life, Mystery
PlaceSea, Islands, Forest
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Inspirational

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.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersTwins
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Conspiracies, Adoption
PlaceNew York
StyleAtmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehistory, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersTrainers
PlotAmerican Football

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.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, family
CountryRussia
Duration05:24
CharactersFamily
PlotAdventure, Adoption
PlaceRussia

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

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:55
CharactersAnimals, Orphans, Deer
PlaceNature, Forest, Paris, France
StyleCute, Soulful, Atmospheric, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:16
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Orphans, Nephews
PlotLove, Loneliness, Parenting, Fidelity
PlaceSchool, Russia

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Orphans, Losers, Poor
PlotOn real events, Sports, American Football, Life, Success
PlaceGhetto, Rugby
StyleKind, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Vital signs

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryRussia
Duration02:05
CharactersChildrens, Family, Architects
PlotGrowing up
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Makes me think

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

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China
CharactersAnimals, Family
PlotMagic, Mystery
PlaceIndia, Estate
Time19th century
StyleTouching

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.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersAlcoholics, Businessmen, Priests
PlotMoney, Obsession, Success, Oil, Rivalry
PlaceCalifornia, Small cities
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Smart, Epic, Intellectual

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersAliens, Childrens, Superman, Family, Babies
PlotUFO, Superpowers, Investigation, Pursuit, Billiards
PlaceSchool
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Fancy, Creepy, For men

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?

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryChina
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotDancing, Friendship, Death, Flooding, Birthday
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Party, China, Hospitals
TimeNew Year

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

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, adventure
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersDogs, Musicians, Friends, Old man, Orphans
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Mystery
PlaceFrance

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration01:53
CharactersPirates, Mermaids, Crocodiles, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Friendship, First love
PlaceIslands, Fantastic worlds
StyleExciting, Cute, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryJapan
Duration01:48
CharactersThieves, Family, Criminals, Orphans, Poor
PlotLove, Robbery, Passion, Money, Loneliness
PlacePrison, Trains, Ocean, Japan, Kitchen
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersFamily, Family, Foster children, Parents
PlotRelationship, Breakup, Depression, Bulimia, Adoption
PlaceUSA
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Makes me think, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryRussia
CharactersMonsters
PlotCars, Death, Depression, Curses
PlaceForest
StyleCreepy

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 ...

Markimdb: 5.1
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:32
CharactersFriends, Orphans
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Loneliness
PlaceRussia, Orphan home
StyleSoulful, Depressive, Serious

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" ...

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Sisters, Parents
PlotBreakup, Mental disorders, Political, Computers, Internet
PlaceSchool, Party, USA
TimeThe Great Depression
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Tense, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryIceland, France, Ukraine
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Strong women, Twins, Sisters, Tourists
PlotAdventure, Flooding, Adoption
PlacePrison, Nature, Helicopters, Ukraine
StyleExciting, Light, Soulful, For girls, Atmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryGermany
CharactersTeens
PlotRevenge, Adoption

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, family
Duration01:58
CharactersFamily, Friends, Orphans
PlotLove, Adoption, The missing mother
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles

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.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, history
CountryItaly
Duration03:06
CharactersPriests
PlotDancing, Money, Life, Political, Curses
PlaceVillage, School, Italy, Small cities
TimeWinter
StyleMakes me think, Touching, Serious

The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him help them, although this represents a great sacrifice. The boy has to wake up very early and walk several miles to get to the school. One day the boy's shoes break when returning home, but they do not have money to buy other. What can they do?

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:37
CharactersOrphans, Mothers
PlotAdoption
PlaceRussia, Italy
StyleTo cry, Touching

Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersArtists
PlotCompetitions, Adoption, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleTwisted plot, Light, Cute, Fancy

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.





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