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Big Daddy
Big Daddy (1999)
, 1h33
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families
Actors Adam Sandler, Dylan Sprouse, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Rob Schneider, Cole Sprouse

Sonny Koufax (Adam Sandler) is an unreliable, unmotivated bachelor who lives in New York City and has declined to take on adult responsibility. He has a degree in law but has chosen not to take the bar exam since he was awarded $200,000 in a vehicle accident compensation 2 years prior, and lives off his restitution. He works one day a week as a tollbooth attendant.
Juno
Juno (2007)
, 1h36
Directed by Jason Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, La sexualité des mineurs
Actors Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, J. K. Simmons

Sixteen-year-old Minnesota high-schooler Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) discovers she is pregnant with a child fathered by her friend and longtime admirer, Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera). She initially considers an abortion. Going to a local clinic run by a women's group, she encounters outside a schoolmate who is holding a rather pathetic one-person pro-life vigil. Once inside, however, Juno is alienated by the clinic staff's authoritarian and bureaucratic attitudes. She is particularly offended by their calling her "sexually active", a term which she feels demeans the highly emotional event by which she became pregnant. All of this decides her against abortion, and she decides to give the baby up for adoption. With the help of her friend Leah (Olivia Thirlby), Juno searches the ads in the Pennysaver and finds a couple she feels will provide a suitable home. She tells her parents, Mac (J.K. Simmons) and stepmother, Bren (Allison Janney), who offer their support. With Mac, Juno meets the couple, Mark and Vanessa Loring (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner), in their expensive home and agrees to a closed adoption.
Annie
Annie (2014)
, 1h58
Directed by Gluck, Will
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, David Zayas

In Harlem, 10-year-old Annie Bennett lives in foster care with several other girls in the care of the cruel Colleen Hannigan. She spends each Friday waiting outside the restaurant Domani's where she believes her parents will return to collect her.
Philomena
Philomena (2013)
, 1h38
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Michelle Fairley, Simone Lahbib, Mare Winningham, Charlie Murphy

London journalist Martin Sixsmith has lost his job as a government adviser. He is approached at a party by the daughter of Philomena Lee. She suggests that he write a story about her mother, who was forced to give up her toddler son Anthony nearly fifty years ago. Though Sixsmith is initially uninterested in writing a human interest story, he meets Philomena and decides to investigate her case.
Annie
Annie (1982)
, 2h6
Directed by John Huston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films
Actors Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Geoffrey Holder

In 1933, during The Great Depression, a young orphan named Annie is living in the Hudson Street Orphanage in New York City. One night, Annie comforts one of the youngest orphans by singing to her (“Maybe”). The orphanage's cruel and alcoholic supervisor Agatha Hannigan hears the singing, and punishes the orphans by making them clean up the orphanage ("It's the Hard Knock Life"). Later while trying to flee in a laundry truck, Annie rescues a dog being tormented by a group of boys. She names him Sandy after convincing a dogcatcher that he is hers (“Dumb Dog”), and the pair is escorted back to the orphanage. Soon after, Miss Hannigan discovers Sandy and threatens to send him to the sausage factory (“Sandy”). However, Grace Farrell, a secretary to billionaire Oliver Warbucks, arrives, saying that he wants an orphan to stay at his mansion for a week to help his image. Despite Hannigan's objections, Grace picks Annie and allows Sandy to accompany her.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green, 1h44
Directed by Peter Hedges
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families, Children's films
Actors Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Dianne Wiest, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ron Livingston

The film is told from the perspective of Cindy (Jennifer Garner) and Jim Green (Joel Edgerton), as they explain their experience with Timothy (CJ Adams) in an effort to persuade an adoption agency to allow the couple to adopt a child.
Orphan
Orphan (2009)
, 2h3
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about adoption, Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, Medical-themed films, L'usurpation d'identité, Serial killer films, Films about disabilities, Films about school violence, Escroquerie, Personne sourde ou muette, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder, Jimmy Bennett, Margo Martindale

Kate and John Coleman (Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard) are experiencing strains in their marriage after their third child was stillborn. The loss is particularly hard on Kate, who is also recovering from alcoholism. The couple decides to adopt a 9-year-old Russian girl, Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman) from a local orphanage. While Kate's and John's deaf daughter Max (Aryana Engineer) embraces Esther immediately, their son Daniel (Jimmy Bennett) is less welcoming. Kate suspects that there might be problems in Esther's background when Esther's knowledge of sex extends beyond her age. Her suspicions deepen when Esther seriously injures another girl who had bullied her.
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee (2012)
, 1h18
Directed by Alastair Fothergill
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about adoption, Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Environmental films, Films about families, Documentary films about environmental issues, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Films about apes, Documentary films about nature, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tim Allen

Oscar is the nickname given by the narrator (Tim Allen) to a young chimpanzee in his toddler years. He is part of a close-knit tribe of chimpanzees. They occupy a forest territory which is rich in native fruits, nuts, and figs, among other things. The chimps hunt small tree monkeys, and they also eat termites collected with primitive tools made from sticks. They also use rocks as tools to crack nuts. Oscar is tended by his mother, nicknamed Isha, and from her he begins learning many things about how to survive in the jungle. In the chaos of an attempted raid by a rival gang of chimpanzees led by 'Scar', Isha is injured and separated from the group and her son. As told by the narrator, Isha is most probably the victim of a nocturnal leopard.
Secrets & Lies, 2h15
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families
Actors Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Phyllis Logan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Claire Rushbrook, Liz Smith

The film tells the story of Hortense Cumberbatch, a successful black middle class optometrist in London, who is adopted and has chosen to trace her family history after the death of her adoptive mother. After being warned by public officials about the troubles she could face by tracking her birth mother down, she continues her investigation and is baffled to learn that her birth mother is white but does not resent her and wants to know more about her past. Her birth mother, Cynthia Purley, is working class and downwardly mobile. Hortense meets her and later meets Cynthia's brother, Maurice Purley, a photographer, his wife Monica, and Cynthia's daughter Roxanne, a street cleaner.
Martian Child, 1h46
Directed by Menno Meyjes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about adoption, Films about writers, Films about children, Films about families
Actors John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo, Oliver Platt, Joan Cusack

David Gordon (John Cusack), a popular science fiction author, was widowed when his wife Mary died as they were trying to adopt a child. Two years later, David is finally matched with a young boy named Dennis (Bobby Coleman). Socially awkward, Dennis believes he is from Mars and only goes outdoors when under the cover of a large box to block out the sun's harmful rays. Although initially hesitant to adopt a boy by himself, David recognizes a part of him in Dennis and slowly coaxes him out of the box and into his home.
The Tie That Binds, 1h39
Directed by Wesley Strick
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families
Actors Daryl Hannah, Keith Carradine, Vincent Spano, Moira Kelly, Bruce Young, Cynda Williams

In California, John Netherwood (Keith Carradine) and his wife Leann Netherwood (Daryl Hannah) are fugitives who are wanted for murder. They have a 6-year-old daughter named Janie (Julia Devin).
Mother and Child, 2h5
Directed by Rodrigo García
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children
Actors Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits, Samuel L. Jackson, David Morse

When she was 14, Karen (Annette Bening) became pregnant and gave her daughter up for adoption. The decision to give up her child has always haunted her. Upon meeting laid-back Paco (Jimmy Smits), Karen permits her anxiety and mistrust to get the best of her. She gradually calms her anxiety through the relationship with Paco.
The Ultimate Accessory, 1h38
Directed by Valérie Lemercier
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children
Actors Gilles Lellouche, Stefano Accorsi, Marina Foïs, Valérie Lemercier, Ludovic Berthillot, Bruno Podalydès

Aleksandra, directrice d'un magazine de mode et Cyrille, galeriste, adoptent Alekseï, un petit garçon russe de sept ans.
The Tunnel of Love, 1h38
Directed by Gene Kelly
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families, Films based on plays
Actors Doris Day, Richard Widmark, Gig Young, Gia Scala, Elisabeth Fraser, Elizabeth Wilson

In Westport, Connecticut, Augie and Isolde Poole celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary by turning in an application to the Rock-a-Bye adoption agency. Encouraged by their friends and next-door neighbors, Dick and Alice Pepper, who have three children and another due, Isolde, who has been unsuccessful in her attempts to become pregnant, is determined that she and Augie will eventually be parents. While awaiting news of the application to the agency, Isolde decides that she and Augie should continue to try to have a baby on their own, and she enthusiastically follows all the latest advice by pregnancy experts.
Tarzan Finds a Son!, 1h22
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about adoption, Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Films about families, Films about apes, L'enfance marginalisée, Tarzan films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Henry Wilcoxon, Ian Hunter, Henry Stephenson

A plane flying to Cape Town, carrying a young couple and their baby, crashes in the jungle. Everyone on the plane dies, except for the baby who is rescued by Cheeta, Tarzan's chimpanzee. Tarzan and Jane adopt the child and name him "Boy". Five years later, a search party comes looking for Boy, because he is the heir to a fortune worth millions. Tarzan and Jane claim the child is dead and that Boy is theirs, but Sir Thomas recognizes Boy's eyes. The younger Lancings suggest leaving Boy and taking the inheritance; when Sir Thomas objects, they say they will take him back and, as legal guardians, still control of the inheritance. Sir Thomas says he'll tell Tarzan, but the rest of the party imprison Sir Thomas in a tent and plan to abduct Boy. Tarzan overhears them plotting; he steals their guns and throws them into a deep lake. Jane arrives the next day and learns what has taken place, and admits that Boy is Greystoke. She persuades Tarzan to retrieve the cache of guns, without which the search party can't survive. Tarzan retrieves them but Jane drops the rope so that Tarzan is trapped.