Best Movies About Adoption

We’ve put together the absolute best 7 movies about adoption for you! While some are stupendously funny and heart-warming, others are more serious and address the hardships and difficulties of adoption. But, all of these movies spotlight the topic of adoption. You may see some familiar movies on this list, but you may have never watched them. As always, we’ve added a short description under each movie to help you pick the ones you want to watch. So please, enjoy the best list of movies about adoption.

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1. Instant Family

Its only right to start off a list of movies about adoption with this one! This movie was absolutely hilarious. However, it also has some serious moments and highlights some of the hardships and difficulties that can come with adoption. This was an excellent movie, and if you are looking for some laughs with a little peek into what adoption is like, this movie is for you!

Instant Family Movie Description

Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) Wagner are now considering adoption as a serious option to have children. First enrolling in a foster parent course, they learn the ins and outs of what it takes to adopt. Soon after, the couple decides to adopt three siblings named, Lizzy (Isabela Moner), Juan (Gustavo Quiroz Jr.), and Lita (Julianna Gamiz). However, they may soon find out that they are in over their heads.

2. Despicable Me

Who doesn’t love Gru!? This man is downright hilarious and an evil super villain! Oh, also there are the little yellow dudes that are possibly the cutest things in the world. So, in conclusion, you should definitely watch this movie.

Despicable Me Movie Description

An evil-villain named Gru (Steve Carell) ends up in an weird situation. His evil nemesis named Vector (Jason Segel) has stolen something from him and has it hidden in his unbreachable base. Unable to get into the base, Gru comes up with a plan to use Vector’s weakness against him, girl scout cookies. Gru goes to an orphanage where he adopts three girls named,  Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier), and Agnes (Elsie Fisher). At first, Gru was only going to use them to break into the base. However, everything goes awry when he starts developing feelings for the girls.

3. Meet The Robinsons

This movie has a bit of everything! Seriously! It has heart, humor, action, suspense, and more! This really is a top-notch cartoon, and we highly recommend watching it!

Meet The Robinsons Movie Description

A young visionary named Lewis (Daniel Hansen) loves to invent new things. However, he lives in an orphanage, and some of his inventions push potential parents away. One day, at a school science fair, Lewis meets a time traveler named Wilbur Robinson (Wesley Singerman). Wilbur is in search of Lewis’ time machine which had a malfunction at the fair. Before helping Wilbur with anything, Lewis demands that he prove that he is from the future. Agreeing to this, Wilbur takes Lewis to the future. Soon after, the time machine breaks and Lewis must find a way to fix it to get back home.

4. Stuart Little (1999)

Ooo, we have a good movie right here! If you’ve never watched it, you are really missing out! Late 90’s movies know how to do it! This movie also has a little bit of everything. You are sure to enjoy it.

Stuart Little Movie Descriptions

The Little family, which currently consist of, Eleanor (Geena Davis), Frederick Little (Hugh Laurie), and their young son George (Jonathan Lipnicki) are looking for a fourth addition to the family. While at an orphanage Eleanor and Fredrick meet a small mouse named Stewart (Michael J. Fox). Soon after, they decide to adopt Stewart and make him part of the family. At first, George doesn’t accept Stewart and refuses to acknowledge him as his brother. That’s not all though. The Little’s cat, Snowbell, has a vengeance against the new family member and plots to get rid of him. Stewart must face these difficulties and hopes to change how both George and Snowbell feel about him.

5. Lion

This is a more serious, heartfelt movie. This one is outstanding, and if you’re looking for a good drama about adoption and life-changing decisions, then this movie is perfect for you.

Lion Movie Description

A five-year-old boy named Saroo (Dev Patel) ends up lost on a train and falls asleep. When Saroo wakes up, he finds himself in Kolkata which is far away from Khandwa, India, where he lives. Later on, a cop takes Saroo to an orphanage. An Australian couple adopts him soon after meeting him and takes him to Hobart, Tasmania, located in Australia. 20 years later, Saroo begins a search to find his home town to reconnect with his biological family. However, it won’t be easy. Google earth and some vague memories are all that Saroo has to help find his family.

6. Annie (1982)

Now we’ve come to an old classic! Everybody knows who Annie is. You might even recognize some of the songs from this movie! Annie is an excellent movie about a girl stuck in an orphanage who’s in search of her real parents. And, by the off chance that you haven’t seen this fantastic movie, you should definitely watch it.

Annie Movie Description

A young girl in an orphanage named Annie (Aileen Quinn) believes she doesn’t belong there. A disliked woman that goes by the name Miss Hannigan (Carol Burnett) manages the orphanage. Annie has attempted to escape multiple times to find her real parents but she, regrettably, fails every time. However, Annie has a stroke of luck when billionaire Oliver Warbucks (Albert Finney) wants an orphan to live in his mansion. Chosen to live in the mansion, Annie enlists the help of the billionaire and his staff to help find her real parents.

7. Paddington

A cute ass talking bear!? Hell ya! This little dude goes on one hell of an adventure. It’s the type of experience most of us only dream of having! It’s funny and is an overall perfect movie. You won’t regret watching it. You may even end up watching it more than once!

Paddington Movie Description

An intelligent bear’s home ends up destroyed by an earthquake deep in the Peruvian jungle. His family sends him to find a new home and live in London after this disaster. He soon arrives at Paddington Station. Soon after, he is named Paddington (Ben Whishaw) for that reason. Henry (Hugh Bonneville) and Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins) take Paddington into their home. He must now adjust to urban living while avoiding a new found enemy, Taxidermist Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman).

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