Most Popular Adoptive Mother Adopted Son Relationship Movies and TV Shows

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Movies or TV
  • Genres
  • Keywords
  • IMDb Rating
  • Instant Watch Options
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year









































































































IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »







Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »

1. Smallville (2001–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 111,948

2. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)

R | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
67 Metascore

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.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black

Votes: 18,121 | Gross: $1.44M

3. The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
53 Metascore

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head

Votes: 276,759 | Gross: $255.96M

4. Luce (I) (2019)

R | 109 min | Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
72 Metascore

A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

Director: Julius Onah | Stars: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Votes: 5,667 | Gross: $1.78M

5. A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

4.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
53 Metascore

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling

Votes: 37,986 | Gross: $100.48M

6. Mommie Dearest (1981)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
55 Metascore

The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 13,514 | Gross: $19.03M

7. Admission (2013)

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

5.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
48 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff, Gloria Reuben

Votes: 32,371 | Gross: $18.00M

8. The Dinner (I) (2017)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
57 Metascore

Two sets of wealthy parents meet for dinner to decide what to do about a crime their sons have committed.

Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Michael Chernus, Taylor Rae Almonte, Steve Coogan, Charlie Plummer

Votes: 6,992 | Gross: $1.32M

9. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
70 Metascore

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

Director: Alexandra Dean | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Mel Brooks, Jennifer Hom, Anthony Loder

Votes: 2,809 | Gross: $0.82M

10. Flirting with Disaster (1996)

R | 92 min | Comedy

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
81 Metascore

A young man, his wife, and his incompetent case worker travel across country to find his birth parents.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Téa Leoni, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 17,034 | Gross: $14.89M

11. All the King's Men (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek

Votes: 12,409

12. A Christmas Prince (2017)

TV-PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When a reporter goes undercover as a tutor to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince, she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love - but will she be able to keep up her lie?

Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige, Honor Kneafsey

Votes: 14,672

13. Ten Thousand Saints (2015)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
62 Metascore

Set in the 1980s, a teenager from Vermont moves to New York City to live with his father in East Village.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 5,075 | Gross: $0.06M

14. Being 17 (2016)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
83 Metascore

Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret

Votes: 5,024 | Gross: $0.05M

15. Tarzan 2: The Legend Begins (2005 Video)

G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The tale of Tarzan's misadventures as a boy as he searches for his true identity and the meaning of family.

Director: Brian Smith | Stars: Harrison Chad, George Carlin, Brad Garrett, Ron Perlman

Votes: 8,857

16. The Josephine Baker Story (1991 TV Movie)

R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Born poor in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic, erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Lynn Whitfield, Rubén Blades, David Dukes, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 1,167

17. Back Roads (1981)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

5.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
48 Metascore

A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Keith, Miriam Colon

Votes: 758 | Gross: $11.81M

18. The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze (2001 Video)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When the dinosaur families get trapped in a valley by an ice storm, one family of "spike tail" dinosaurs volunteers to leave since they consume more food than the others. Meanwhile, the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Grosvenor | Stars: John Ingle, Aria Noelle Curzon, Rob Paulsen, Thomas Dekker

Votes: 2,109

19. Pursued (1947)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A boy haunted by nightmares about the night his entire family was murdered is brought up by a neighboring family in the 1880s. He falls for his lovely adoptive sister but his nasty adoptive brother and mysterious uncle want him dead.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Teresa Wright, Robert Mitchum, Judith Anderson, Dean Jagger

Votes: 2,650

20. A Shine of Rainbows (2009)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Family

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
52 Metascore

A lonely orphan's life is transformed by an extraordinary woman who teaches him to conquer grief and discover the magic in nature and himself.

Director: Vic Sarin | Stars: Connie Nielsen, Aidan Quinn, John Bell, Jack Gleeson

Votes: 2,076

21. Child of Rage (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A priest and his wife adopt a brother and a sister, but the girl has terrible outbursts of rage. They get her in treatment and try to find out the reason for this.

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Mel Harris, Dwight Schultz, Ashley Peldon, Rosanna DeSoto

Votes: 653

22. The Savage (1952)

Passed | 95 min | Action, Romance, Western

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A white boy raised by the Sioux must choose sides when the Sioux threaten to go to war against the Whites.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Charlton Heston, Susan Morrow, Peter Hansen, Joan Taylor

Votes: 464

23. My Favorite Season (1993)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Marthe Villalonga, Jean-Pierre Bouvier

Votes: 1,817 | Gross: $0.76M

24. Hetalia: Axis Powers (2009– )

TV-MA | 5 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An anime in which personified countries show history in a humorous fashion.

Stars: Eric Vale, Christopher Bevins, Todd Haberkorn, Brina Palencia

Votes: 1,138

25. Dharam Sankat (1991)

155 min | Action, Drama

4.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Dacait Jagira (Amrish Puri) has terrorized the entire country-side with his raids and cruelty. On one such encounter he kills Gopal's mother, leaving him an orphan. Durga (Rohini Hattangadi... See full summary »

Director: N.D. Kothari | Stars: Vinod Khanna, Amrita Singh, Sahila Chaddha, Rohini Hattangadi

Votes: 13

26. Joel (II) (2018)

99 min | Drama

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Unable to have kids of their own, Cecilia and Diego get a call from the adoption agency they registered to, some time ago. The sudden arrival of Joel, a 9 year old with a very hard backstory, will change the course of their lives.

Director: Carlos Sorin | Stars: Victoria Almeida, Diego Gentile, Joel Noguera, Ana Katz

Votes: 211

27. Loggerheads (2005)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
62 Metascore

Three overlapping stories of estranged families in three regions of North Carolina.

Director: Tim Kirkman | Stars: Kip Pardue, Michael Kelly, Tess Harper, Adrian Lee

Votes: 1,591 | Gross: $0.12M

28. Seasons of the Heart (1993)

G | 99 min | Drama, Family

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Martha and Jed Richards live in Oregon in 1862. They and their two daughters moved there to make a new life, but the daughters died of cholera along the way. This has left Martha an ... See full summary »

Director: T.C. Christensen | Stars: Leigh Lombardi, Sam Hennings, Claude Akins, Logan Hall

Votes: 176

29. I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
73 Metascore

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 »

Directors: Claude Miller, Nathan Miller | Stars: Vincent Rottiers, Sophie Cattani, Christine Citti, Yves Verhoeven

Votes: 500 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Ktor me yerkinq (1980)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

About the love of shy and honest Torik with Anjel - girl with the oldest occupation in the world. Could Torik survive the disgrace from the town?

Director: Henrik Malyan | Stars: Mher Mkrtchyan, Sofiko Chiaureli, Ashot Adamyan, Galina Belyaeva

Votes: 190

31. Daphnis and Chloe (1993)

105 min | Romance

5.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Two children, a boy and a girl, are each abandoned by their parents and left alone on a mountainside. The boy is found and adopted by a goat herder, Lamon who names him "Dafnis". The girl ... See full summary »

Director: Yuri Kuzmenko | Stars: Olga Keyzerova, Yuri Gurtovoy, Lyubov Polishchuk, Boris Khimichev

Votes: 27

32. Mother of Mine (1926)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A sincere working-class 13-year old in France is adopted by a well-meaning philanthropic millionairess from America -- who promises his doting mother that the boy will have the finest education -- but things are not so simple.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Jean Forest, Rolla Norman, Françoise Rosay, Cécile Guyon

Votes: 211

33. 2 to Tangle (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

5.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

2 men who have never met inadvertently confuse other people.

Director: Caleb Johnson | Stars: Clay Doss, Payton Patrone, Caleb Johnson, Stephanie Minix

Votes: 51

34. Buud Yam (1997)

97 min | Drama, Family

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In an early 19th century African village, Wend Kuuni - a young man, lives with his adopted family after his mother was killed as a witch. When Pughneere - his adopted sister - becomes ill, ... See full summary »

Director: Gaston Kaboré | Stars: Colette Kaboré, Joséphine Kaboré, Mariama Ly, Amssatou Maïga

Votes: 176

35. Úteky domu (1980)

84 min | Drama

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Jana Brejchová, Jan Kanyza, Tomás Holý, Vlastimil Hasek

Votes: 21

36. Corky of Gasoline Alley (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Elwood Martin (Gordon Jones), a brash extrovert with an aversion to work come to live with Walt Wallet (Don Beddoe) and his wife, Phyllis (Madelon Baker). He blunders about their house, and... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Scotty Beckett, Jimmy Lydon, Don Beddoe, Gordon Jones

Votes: 24

37. The Fosters (2013–2018)
Episode: Adoption Day (2014)

TV-14 | 40 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Callie and Jude find out the truth about Donald. Vico seeks revenge against Brandon.

Director: Norman Buckley | Stars: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly

Votes: 229

38. White Collar (2009–2014)
Episode: In the Red (2010)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The arrest of a jewel thief leads Peter and Neal toward a much more heinous extortion case against adoptive parents. To catch the heartless mastermind, Peter and Neal dive headfirst into ... See full summary »

Director: David Straiton | Stars: Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, Marsha Thomason

Votes: 584

39. Sleepy Hollow (2013–2017)
Episode: Kali Yuga (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

With the help of Ichabod, Abbie and Jenny, Nick Hawley faces against his evil childhood caretaker. Captain Frank Irving adjusts to his new "life".

Director: Douglas Aarniokoski | Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter

Votes: 483

40. The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)
Episode: Kelly's Kids (1974)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Family

5.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A couple Mike and Carol know adopt a young boy, but the boy soon misses his two best friends--one African-American, one Asian-American. As a result, the couple decides to adopt all three boys.

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Ken Berry

Votes: 153

41. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Molly Kincaid Story (1963)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Having just left St. Joseph Hale tells everyone there are no Indians when in fact two escaped Comanche captives steal two horses and show up at the wagon trains first stop. The female wants to kill a man there - her cowardly husband.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson

Votes: 56



Recently Viewed