Most Popular Biological Mother Movies and TV Shows
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1. Gosford Park (2001)
R | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.
Votes: 74,055 | Gross: $41.31M
5. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.
Votes: 87,523 | Gross: $2.04M
6. My Girl 2 (1994)
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Vada Sultenfuss must go to LA to stay with her Uncle Phil to do some research on her mother's life, but finds much more...
Votes: 17,174 | Gross: $17.36M
7. Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New York sportswriter seeks out the boy's birth mother: a ditzy porn star and prostitute.
Votes: 35,869 | Gross: $6.70M
8. Secrets & Lies (1996)
R | 136 min | Drama
A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is an underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed.
Votes: 33,900 | Gross: $13.42M
9. Admission (2013)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 31,947 | Gross: $18.00M
10. Wilson (I) (2017)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
A lonely, neurotic, and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife, and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.
Votes: 9,044 | Gross: $0.65M
11. Happy Endings (2005)
R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Happy Endings weaves multiple stories to create a witty look at love, family and the sheer unpredictability of life itself.
Votes: 8,690 | Gross: $1.31M
12. Lace (1984)
240 min | Drama
A young actress, thought to be easy and have no morals, gathers three former school chums to find out which is her mother. Much of the movie takes place in flashback and the identity of her... See full summary »
13. Mother and Child (2009)
R | 125 min | Drama, Romance
A drama centered around three women: A fifty-year-old woman, the daughter she gave up for adoption thirty-five years ago, and a woman looking to adopt a child of her own.
Votes: 11,018 | Gross: $1.11M
14. Firelight (1997)
R | 103 min | Romance, Drama
In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,861 | Gross: $0.78M
18. Then She Found Me (2007)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
39-year-old April Epner's childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but with her biological clock ticking ever more loudly. Her dying bossy adoptive mother is ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,319 | Gross: $3.74M
19. Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)
Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Drama, War
A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her real mother, she begs to be taken to Sri Lanka, where her mother works with a militant group of activists.
20. A Family Thing (1996)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
Earl Pilcher, Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,033 | Gross: $10.12M
21. A Sort of Family (2017)
95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A woman flies from Buenos Aires to be present for the birth of the child she has arranged to adopt. When the child is born, she is confronted with a demand from the biological mother's ... See full summary »
22. Dil Kya Kare (1999)
158 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Anand Kishore (Ajay Devgan), his wife, Kavita (Mahima Chaudhary), and only child, a daughter, Neha (Akshita Garud), live a happy and serene life in Delhi, India. The peace and quiet of this... See full summary »
23. High Tide (1987)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama
Story about a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator who re-enters her past when she leaves a tour in a small town and finds her daughter in a mobile home park.
Votes: 721 | Gross: $0.14M
24. Too Close to Our Son (I) (2015)
103 min | Drama
A tale of a couple of magistrates, a female judge and her husband advocate who are foster parents of a young teen whose the biological mother is in feud with the female judge, and in the same time begins an affair with the advocate.
25. Pretty Hattie's Baby (1991)
An unreleased film about a white girl adopted by a black family in 1950s Nevada. Based on the early life of Fauna Hodel whose grandfather is prime suspect in the Black Dahlia murder case.
26. Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers (2011– )
Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A serious motion comic drama about Loki, who becomes the ruler of Asgard after a successful coup, only to realize that even gods must deal with hard political choices. But does anything matter if even fate itself is against you?
27. Pleasant Days (2002)
99 min | Drama
Peter returned from prison in his native city, in the hope that it will begin happy days. With surprise he learns that his sister became a foster mother to the newborn boy, but a real ... See full summary »
28. Rain (2006)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
A musical prodigy comes to grips with her true past and real identity. Raised by an African American family, she learns that she is actually the daughter of a white socialite who had paid her step-family to raise her as their own.
29. Sioux City (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A young Lakota Sioux, adopted by a wealthy Jewish couple in Beverly Hills, gets in touch with his cultural roots and solves a mystery in this thriller. Because of his upbringing, Jesse ... See full summary »
30. The Devil and the Ten Commandments (1962)
126 min | Comedy, Drama
1) Jerôme Chambard, a retired man, taken in by nuns in a convent, swears like a trooper. 2) Françoise takes a lover because he has promised her a diamond necklace. 3) Denis, a seminarist, ... See full summary »
32. Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)
PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
Dwayne and his older sister Mai are adults: Mai is married to Vinh, Dwayne is about to propose to Nina. Twenty-two years ago, when Mai was 10, she and Dwayne were refugees in Vietnam, ... See full summary »
Votes: 433 | Gross: $1.32M
33. Our Very Own (1950)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance
Gail discovers the shocking news that she is adopted during a heated argument with her sister, Joan. With the reluctant support of her adoptive parents and baby sister, Penny, Gail goes in ... See full summary »
34. Mary Christmas (2002 TV Movie)
G | 100 min | Drama, Family
When a nine year old girl writes a letter to Santa Claus asking for a mommy, a television station news director gets wind of it and assigns a hard-bitten reporter to get the story. With the... See full summary »
35. The Abortion (2006)
Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Thriller
Eda was a dance student attending an academy. When she was a student, she got pregnant from her lover Cihan who is already married and has a child. When she realized this, she learned that ... See full summary »
36. Prodigal Sons (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Kimberly Reed returns home for her high school reunion, ready to reintroduce herself to the small town as a transgender woman and hoping for reconciliation with her long estranged... See full summary »
Votes: 631 | Gross: $0.07M
37. Running Home (1999)
95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Thanks to a tip from teenager Matt, who survives on the streets as a graffiti artist, policeman Ray is able to arrest Sergei, a diamond smuggler. In return, Matt gets Jules Daniels's file, his biological mother.
38. 2 to Tangle (2013)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
Jessica's true love, Tom, starts appearing to her after his death. Terrified and confused, Jess seeks out an explanation for these haunting attacks and discovers that the key to her ... See full summary »
39. Murder in Martigues (2016 TV Movie)
89 min | Crime
Elisabeth Richard, a district attorney, and Paul Jansac, a police officer are in charge of the investigation of the death of Pierre Saint-Florent whose corpse was found in a beach near Martigues.
41. Urban Family (2015)
105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Selja is in her thirties and lives in a shared flat with her friends. One day a boy appears at her door; a boy she gave up for adoption sixteen years earlier. Selja has a chance to get to ... See full summary »
43. Mi prima ciela (2007– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama
Three teenage cousins, who share a particularly strong bond, try to accomplish their dreams. This is a "coming of age" story about unconditional love and about making every day count, when your days may be counted.
45. Les bêtises (2015)
79 min | Comedy
Thirty-year-old François, dreamy and awkward, is an adopted child. In order to meet his biological mother, he sneaks into a party organized at her home, pretending to be a waiter. He then ... See full summary »
46. My Monster Mom (2008)
98 min | Comedy
Single-mom Esme gives her daughter for adoption to her elder brother who immediately goes to America. Twenty-seven years later, daughter Abby goes back to the Philippines to meet her real ... See full summary »
47. Off and Running (2009)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary
With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers - one mixed-race and one Korean-Brooklyn teen Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. But when her curiosity about ... See full summary »
Director: Nicole Opper
Votes: 112 | Gross: $0.02M
48. Sunshine (II) (2009)
72 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
It all starts with getting knocked up. An unplanned pregnancy for an unplanned girl sets off SUNSHINE, a playful, yet ultimately stirring self-portrait of an adopted woman driven to search ... See full summary »
50. Fruit Fly (2009)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Musical
Filipina performance artist Bethesda moves into an art commune to search for her long missing biological mother. Along the way, she comes to realize that she just might be a fairy princess, fag hag, fruit fly.