Movies About Foster Care
Some of the best and most heartwarming films out there are movies about foster care or adoption! These films, though they are not always 100% accurate, can give you a small insight into what it would be like to foster or adopt. In all the films, you’ll find plenty of touching and even hilarious moments. The funny, thing is if you have fostered or adopted you can definitely relate to some of the situations in these films! You’ll feel a slew of emotions watching these, and it makes it worth your time.
On this list, we have gathered what we believe are the best movies about foster care. Now, some of these are a lot more realistic than others. However, we can say that each one does carry some pinch of the reality of foster care. All the films on this list are great movies to watch with the family and will create moments to remember. That’s not to say that you can’t watch them alone! Now, grab your movie watching essentials, and keep scrolling through our list to figure out which one of these films you’ll be putting on your screen next!
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1. Instant Family
To kick off our list of movies about foster care we have one that wasn’t released too long ago. The movie is absolutely hilarious and worth the watch. For those of you that have adopted or fostered, you’ll find this film ridiculously accurate.
Instant Family Movie Description
Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) have decided to start a family but not in the usual way. They have come across the foster care system and plan on adopting a kid. At first, the two planned on adopting one small child. However, that changes when they meet three siblings which include an overly rebellious 15-year-old girl. Within a night, they go from having zero to three kids. They are in for one of the biggest challenges of their lives and must learn the ins and outs of adoption in hopes of becoming a happy family.
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2. Meet The Robinsons
We can not believe that this movie came out back in 2007! It feels like that was forever ago! Meet The Robinsons is hands down one of the best cartoons ever made. You’ll love every moment if this adventure-packed movie.
Meet The Robinsons Movie Description
Having had his latest invention stolen by Bowler Hat Guy (Stephen John Anderson), Lewis (Daniel Hansen) has lost all hope in retrieving it. However, when a young time traveler named Wilbur Robinson (Wesley Singerman) arrives to take Lewis in his time machine, hope reignites within him. The two guys spend a day with Wilbur’s family and go on an adventure of a lifetime discovering jaw-dropping secrets.
This movie should be on any list of movies about foster care. This revolves around the story of a boy who ended up lost from his family and trying to find his way back to them over 20 years later. It’s a touching film you won’t want to miss.
Lion Movie Description
At five years old, young Saroo (Dev Patel) ends up traveling thousands of miles across India away from his family due to getting lost on a train. At such a young age, Saroo must learn how to navigate and survive in Kolkata. It isn’t long before he is adopted by an Australian couple. After 25 years, Saroo decides to go and seek out the family he lost as a child. He must rely on the very few memories he has and the new technology known as Google Earth.
4. The Blind Side
If there is a movie on this list that will make you shed some tears, it’s this one right here. Everything about it is perfect and it’s based on a crazy true story! We highly recommend you give this one a watch.
The Blind Side Movie Description
A homeless black teen named Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) has been in and out of the schooling system for years. However, when Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her husband, Sean (Tim McGraw) meet him, they decide to take him in. Not too long after, Leigh and Sean manage to gratefully become Michael’s legal guardians. This not only changes his life, but it changes theirs as well. Due to Michael’s size and nature, with the help of his new family, he comes to realize how much potential he has as a student and a football player.
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5. Despicable Me
To close off our list of movies about foster care we have one that you have to be familiar with. If you didn’t think this film revolves around adoption and foster care then think again! What’s better than a movie about a supervillain who takes in 3 kids that will change his life!?
Despicable Me Movie Description
The notorious super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), has made a plan for a heist which trumps all others ever attempted. He has decided to steal the moon. With his army of minions and all the weaponry he has invented, Gru is ready for anything or anyone that tries to stop him. That is everything, except three orphan girls named Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier), and Agnes (Elsie Fisher) who want Gru to be their dad.