Movies about foster children

List of the best movies about foster children selected by visitors to our site: Shazam!, Not Cinderella's Type, Fifty Shades Freed, The Hollow Child, The Sandman, Kings, The Light Between Oceans, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, This Is Us, The Great Gilly Hopkins.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Shazam! (2019)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CharactersTeens, Superhero, Family, Pupils, Orphans, Demons, Superhero, Foster children
PlotSuperpowers, Adventure
StyleDC, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

    A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.

    Not Cinderella's Type (2018)
    Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.1)
    CharactersFoster children, Orphans, Family
    StyleBy books, Soulful

      Indy Zimmerman's life is far from perfect. With a step mom who seems to make it her goal in life to make indy's life horrible, step sister's who want nothing to do with her, and a boy who ruined her life suddenly wanting to be a part of it, life is already more than difficult. throw high school, relationships and tragity in the mix and things couldn't be worse. When the most popular boy at school, Bryant Bailey, kills her cat, Indy wants nothing to to with him, but he seems set on being a part of her life, and after all attempts of getting rid of him fail, she decides to give him a chance. He might not be her type but Indy quickly learns first impressions can be wrong.

      Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
      Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.5)
      Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
      CharactersRich, Architects, Bodyguards, Foster children, Newlyweds
      PlotLove, Multi-part, Money, Wedding, Pursuit, Travel
      StyleBy books, For men

        Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.

        The Hollow Child (2017)
        Mark10 (imdb: 4.8)
        Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
        CharactersTeens, Monsters, Parents, Family, Sisters, Foster children
        PlotAdventure, Mystery, Mystery, Fear, Supernatural, Ghosts
        PlaceForest, USA
        StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric

          Samantha has lived her whole life in different foster homes. Now living in a small town, she never feels like she quite fits in, even with her own current foster family who might adopt her, or the boy who follows her around doing her classwork. So, it’s perhaps natural that she doesn’t know what to do with a curious tagalong little sister named Olivia. One day, Sam callously ditches Olivia, who wanders off into the woods on her own and disappears.

          The Sandman (2017)
          Markimdb: 4.4
          CharactersKillers, Family, Friends, Fathers, Foster children, Monsters
          PlotDreams, Telekinesis, Experiments
          StyleTense, Disturbing

            A monster from a little girl's nightmares comes to life and attacks anyone who would harm her.

            Kings (2017)
            Mark6 (imdb: 5)
            Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
            CountryFrance, Belgium, China, USA
            CharactersPolice, Single mothers, Foster children, Neighbors, Poor
            PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
            StyleDepressive, Tense

              A foster family in South Central a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992.

              The Light Between Oceans (2016)
              Mark9 (imdb: 7.2)
              Genremelodrama, drama
              CountryUSA, United Kingdom, New Zealand
              CharactersFamily, Foster children
              PlotLove, Adoption
              PlaceAustralia, Lighthouse, Islands
              StyleTouching, To cry, Atmospheric, Gloomy

                A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

                Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
                Mark10 (imdb: 7.9)
                Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
                CountryNew Zealand
                CharactersTeens, Family, Dogs, Birds, Foster children
                PlotDeath, Relationship, The escape, Adoption, Chase
                PlaceForest, Nature

                  Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.

                  This Is Us (2016)
                  Markimdb: 8.7
                  Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
                  CharactersFamily, Parents, Foster children
                  PlotRelationship, Depression, Bulimia, Adoption
                  StyleMakes me think, Touching, Soulful, To cry

                    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.

                    The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)
                    Markimdb: 6.5
                    Genrecomedy, drama, family
                    CharactersHorses, Foster children, Strong women, Teachers
                    PlotParenting, Basketball, Money, Computers, Mystery, Chase, Fear, Loneliness, Happiness
                    PlaceSchool, USA, Aircraft
                    TimeNew Year

                      Wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year-old Gilly is well known in the foster system. Totally unmanageable, she has stayed with more families than she can remember and has outwitted them all. After all, how can she settle down when her real mother, the beautiful and glamourous Courtney, might be out there waiting for her? When Gilly is sent to live with the Trotters, the weirdest family yet, she isn’t planning to stick around. But cheerful, affectionate Maime Trotter isn’t giving up on Gilly just yet...

                      Bahubali: The Beginning (2015)
                      Mark8 (imdb: 8)
                      Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
                      CharactersSoldier, Kings, Warriors, Foster children, Elephants
                      PlotWeapon, The escape, Adoption, War, Death

                        The young Shivudu is left as a foundling in a small village by his mother. By the time he’s grown up, it has become apparent that he possesses exceptional gifts. He meets the beautiful warrior/princess Avanthika and learns that her queen has been held captive for the last 25 years. Shividu sets off to rescue her, discovering his own origins in the process.

                        Annie (2014)
                        Mark9 (imdb: 5.3)
                        Genrecomedy, drama, musical, family
                        CharactersOrphans, Family, Foster children, Friends, Billionaires
                        PlotHip Hop, Chase, Adoption
                        PlaceNew York, Helicopters
                        StyleTouching, To cry

                          Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the recommendation of his advisers. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel, but the plucky youngster's confidence and sunny outlook may mean that Annie will save Will instead.

                          Short Term 12 (2013)
                          Mark6.6 (imdb: 8)
                          CharactersFoster children, Teens, Strong women, Girlfriends
                          StyleTouching, Soulful, Makes me think, Gloomy

                            Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.

                            Suzanne (2013)
                            Markimdb: 6.7
                            CountryFrance, Netherlands
                            CharactersSisters, Family, Foster children
                            StyleTouching, Depressive

                              The story of a destiny. Suzanne's and her family's. The ties that bind them, keep them together, and the love she pursues... to the point of leaving everything behind.

                              Hotel for Dogs (2009)
                              Mark10 (imdb: 5.4)
                              Genrecomedy, family
                              CharactersTeens, Dogs, Orphans, Friends, Family, Foster children

                                Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But the kids have to do some quick thinking to keep the cops off their tails.

                                A Summer Tale (2000)
                                Markimdb: 7.3
                                Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
                                CountrySweden, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands
                                CharactersFriends, Orphans, Pianists, Teachers, Foster children
                                PlotJealousy, Loneliness, Tango
                                PlaceTrains, Village
                                StyleTouching, Soulful, To cry

                                  The summer of '58, the year Sweden almost won the world championship in soccer over Brazil, Yngve Johansson accepts two children to live with him during the summer, as told through the eyes of a young boy. His name is Mårten, and the other child's name is Annika. She is a rough girl, with many problems. The three of them do not get along, and Yngve is a true dictator to the children's eyes. However, when the children discover that their new guardian has a crush on their teacher (Cecilia Nilsson), they do what they can to bring the two together. Soon enough, the three will discover that they have a lot more in common than they previously imagined, and together they can make their lives worth living again. This is a sweet story about life in Sweden in the mid 1900's. It is about family, love, hate, innocent friendship that we all can relate to, and much, much more...

                                  Bogus (1996)
                                  Mark9 (imdb: 5.4)
                                  Genrefantasy, comedy, family
                                  CharactersOrphans, Family, Friends, Losers, Wizards, Foster children
                                  StyleTo cry, Touching

                                    Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.