Most Popular "Abandoned By Mother" Titles
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1. East of Eden (1955)
PG | 118 min | Drama
A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.
2. A Separation (2011)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Mystery
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Votes: 170,965 | Gross: $7.10M
3. Demain tout commence (2016)
118 min | Comedy, Drama
Samuel parties hard in the Marseille area of France and is awoken one morning by a woman carrying a baby she claims is his. She drives off leaving him with a wailing infant; he gives chase ... See full summary »
4. Ricki and the Flash (2015)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family.
Votes: 18,490 | Gross: $26.82M
5. Nowhere Boy (2009)
R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.
Votes: 30,646 | Gross: $1.45M
6. Youngblood (1986)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,427 | Gross: $15.45M
7. Ida (2013)
PG-13 | 82 min | Drama
Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Votes: 40,184 | Gross: $3.83M
8. 10,000 Saints (2015)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Set in the 1980s, a teenager from Vermont moves to New York City to live with his father in East Village.
Votes: 4,248 | Gross: $0.06M
9. A Better Life (2011)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Romance
A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.
Votes: 13,836 | Gross: $1.76M
10. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama
Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.
Votes: 37,552 | Gross: $0.18M
12. Jamesy Boy (2014)
Not Rated | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A young gang member turns his life around in prison, thanks to the friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who becomes his mentor.
13. People Places Things (2015)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing parenting his young twin daughters and a classroom full of students while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.
14. Angel (1984)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
15 year-old Molly is the best in her class in high school. Nobody suspects that the model pupil earns her money at night: as prostitute "Angel" on Sunset Blvd. The well-organized separation... See full summary »
Votes: 1,991 | Gross: $17.49M
15. City Island (2009)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »
Votes: 28,330 | Gross: $6.67M
16. Evelyn (2002)
PG | 94 min | Drama
1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment, and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children... See full summary »
Votes: 5,624 | Gross: $1.48M
17. Electra (1996)
R | 87 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Billionaire named Roach desperately seeks for the secret serum which could turn an ordinary human into a superbeing. The serum is hidden in the body of young Billy Duncan. The serum can be ... See full summary »
19. Low Down (2014)
R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A look at the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1970s jazz scene.
Votes: 1,444 | Gross: $0.04M
20. D.O.A. (1988)
R | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller
Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds... See full summary »
Votes: 8,373 | Gross: $12.71M
22. The Devil (1972)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Horror
During the Prussian army's invasion to Poland in 1793, a young Polish nobleman Jakub is saved from the imprisonment by a stranger who wants in return to obtain a list of Jakub's fellow ... See full summary »
23. Muscle Shoals (2013)
PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".
Votes: 2,997 | Gross: $0.70M
24. Primaire (2016)
105 min | Drama
Hot on the heels of its recent January release in France, this is a vivacious and emotionally gripping story of a teacher caught between passion for her students and love for her child. ... See full summary »
25. Streets (1990)
R | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Serious, well-made story of runaways living in Venice, California, under the threat of a psychotic cop who is a serial killer of prostitutes.
Votes: 564 | Gross: $1.51M
26. Breathing (2011)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama
Through his work at a morgue, an incarcerated young man trying to build a new life starts to come to terms with the crime he committed.
Votes: 2,430 | Gross: $0.00M
27. No et moi (2010)
105 min | Drama
Thirteen-year-old Lou Bertignac is a gifted but lonely child. At high school she is already in fifth grade, two years ahead of the other students, but she has no friends. At home, she does ... See full summary »
28. The Nun (1966)
GP | 135 min | Drama
In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior (Madame de Moni, Sister Sainte-Christine, and Madame de ... See full summary »
29. Misty (1976)
100 min | Drama
Misty arrives in a small town to look for her mother who abandoned her 22 years ago. She stays with a bisexual artist and her friends and models for her. Meanwhile, a Christian woman with a secret tries to save her perverted niece.
30. Ashura (I) (2012)
76 min | Animation, History, Horror
Abandoned in the barren wasteland of Kyoto, a savage, enraged orphan does whatever it takes to survive in the wild. When he crosses paths with civilization, he must learn to tame the beast within.
31. Little Forest: Winter/Spring (2015)
120 min | Drama
Ichiko lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among nature and eating foods she makes from seasonal ingredients.
32. The Miracle (1991)
R | 97 min | Drama
The two teenagers Jimmy and Rose spend their vacation at the small Irish sea-resort Bray. Out of boredom they observe other people and imagine wild stories about them. One day they observe ... See full summary »
Votes: 545 | Gross: $0.84M
33. Little Forest: Summer/Autumn (2014)
111 min | Drama
Ichiko (Ai Hashimoto) lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among ... See full summary »
34. Innocents (2000)
R | 90 min | Thriller
A traveling cellist gets involved with two disturbed sisters on their way to Seattle to tell their mom that their dad has just passed away. On the way, the two kill a judge and a few others... See full summary »
35. Deep Crimson (1996)
114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
The life of a man who preys on unsuspecting women for a living is changed when he finds an accomplice in the woman who loves and controls him.
36. Toppuresu (2008)
108 min | Comedy, Drama
The ever-lively and upbeat Natsuko tries to mend a broken heart by carrying on with a string of short-lived affairs after her break-up with Tomomi. But when Tomomi announces her plans to ... See full summary »
37. The Dynamiter (2011)
73 min | Drama
All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the ... See full summary »
39. Drengen der ikke kunne svømme (2011)
33 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
Two teen boys meet each other by chance in Copenhagen and team up to find one of the boys' mother. Will they find her or will they instead find the thing that is really missing from their lives?
40. Hanasaku iroha (2011– )
Animation, Comedy, Drama
Ohana Matsumae, a girl from Tokyo, is forced to leave her hometown to live at an inn with her grandmother whom she's never met. When she arrives, she finds out she'll have to work at the ... See full summary »
41. Je suis heureux que ma mère soit vivante (2009)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
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 »
Votes: 456 | Gross: $0.01M
45. Un paraíso bajo las estrellas (2000)
90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Like her mother before her, beautiful Sissy wants to be a dancer at the Tropicana, Havana's famous cabaret. But her truck driving father, Candido, forbids her to do so because of his ... See full summary »
46. Super GALS! (2001–2010)
TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Ran Kotobuki is the self-proclaimed world's greatest gal. She lives to shop, eat, and have as much fun as possible, because Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. In the midst of all of her goofing off... See full summary »
47. Nie zi (1986)
102 min | Drama, Romance
Ah-Ching, a young student gets cast off by his parents because he is gay. In a public park in Taipei he finds a group of other young gays and joins them to live in the house of a ... See full summary »
Maalaala mo kaya (1991– )
Edwin's (Gerald Anderson) cold heart changed when his nephew, JV (Bugoy Cariño was diagnosed with a disease called Thalassemia. How did a sad news about an illness remove all the anger in ... See full summary »
Maalaala mo kaya (1991– )
Dos por dos
Jess (Arjo Atayde) became a mother to six kids abandoned by their parents. How can a gay man give to his "children" the love and care he was not able to have from his own mother?