Birth mother movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant birth mother movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, captivating, realistic, serious, emotional and sentimental films and TV shows about / with birth mother, family relations, parents and children, adoption, mother daughter relationship, youth, family problems, women, hopes and father daughter relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as birth mother: Secrets & Lies (1996), Then She Found Me (2007), Urban Family (2015), Life Unexpected (2010), Rain (2006), Mother of Mine (2005), Das Geheimnis des Königssees (2008), Too Close to the Sun (2015), A Sort of Family (2017), The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015).

List of birth mother movies

Secrets & Lies (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, art house, feminist film ...
Plot: adoption, dysfunctional family, birth mother, character study, bittersweet, loneliness, working class, family secret, women, parenthood, female protagonist, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
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Then She Found Me (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A New York schoolteacher hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband leaves, her adoptive mother dies and her biological mother, an eccentric talk show host, materializes and turns her life upside down as she begins a courtship with ...
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, midlife crisis, depression, eccentricity, loneliness, love and romance, betrayal, jewish american, unfulfillment, parents and children, birth mother, love ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Urban Family (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Musical
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 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 know her son, but at the same time, makes a complete mess of ...
Style: unusual plot structure, light, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: teenage boy, birth mother, adopted son, thirty something, family relations, mother son relationship, life is a bitch, hopes, parents and children, society, roommate, summer ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: finland
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Life Unexpected (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Life Unexpected is a coming-of-age family drama that centers around 16-year-old Lux, who was given up for adoption at birth but never adopted. When she is put back into the custody of her estranged-since-high-school birth parents, Cate and Baze, the ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenager, foster child, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, adolescence, teenage life, foster home, adopted daughter, family relations, immature, teenage girl, proposal ...
Time: 21st century
Place: portland oregon
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Rain (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rain (Brooklyn Sudano), a young black musical prodigy, finds trouble and heartbreak when she witnesses her sister's murder by gangbangers. In order to protect her daughter, Rain's mother secretly contacts Rain's biological mother, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, touching
Plot: woman in danger, musician's life, custody, social differences, society, artists and showbiz, witnessing a crime, prodigy, gang, blackmail, african american, attic ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Mother of Mine (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: 1943: Nine-year-old Eero whose father is killed during the war is brought to Sweden to foster parents to his protection like thousands of other Finnish children. Eero feels lost, particularly as his foster mother Signe behaves very unfriendly. She ...
Style: emotional, touching, melancholic, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, coming of age, children, holocaust, self discovery, secrets, wartime, loneliness, life is a bitch, human nature, family relations, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: poland, tokyo, japan, germany, sweden ...
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Das Geheimnis des Königssees (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The owner of a hotel at the river of a lake lives deeply embittered since his girlfriend disappeared in mysterious circumstances more than 20 years ago. But when one day he sees on television a young woman with a remarkable resemblance to her, he ...
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: adopted daughter, investigation, search for mother, suspense, secret, family secret, uncover truth, birth mother, private investigation, hotel owner, secret revealed, countryside ...
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Too Close to the Sun (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A magistrate investigating a fraud case discovers the woman is the biological mother of her adopted child. Instead of recusing herself, the magistrate pursues the case further.
Style: captivating, no music
Plot: lawyer, birth mother, adoptive mother, mother son incest, relationship problems, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, investigation, family problems, adultery, marital problem, family relations, adopted son ...
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A Sort of Family (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Poland, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: What limits does Malena cross to get what she wants most? Malena is a 38 year old middle class doctor from Buenos Aires. One afternoon she receives the call from Doctor Costas, who informs her that she must travel immediately to the north of the ...
Style: road movie, captivating, compassionate, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: adoption, money, corruption, newborn, judge, police arrest, pregnant woman, arrest, doctor, baby, police, childbirth ...
Time: 21st century
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The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year-old Gilly is well known in the foster system. Totally unmanageable, she has stayed with more families than she can remember and has outwitted them all. After all, how can she settle down when her real mother, the ...
Style: sincere, captivating, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: foster home, foster child, social services, bully, friendship, secret, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, name calling, social worker, transformation, christian ...
Place: maryland
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A Place for Annie (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Annie is HIV positive and has been left in the clinic by her drug addicted mother. To prevent that she's deported to a home where they'd just wait for her to die, nurse Susan takes charge of Annie at her home. Two years later she ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: adoption, aids, child illness, nurse, orphan, women, child abandonment, unfulfillment, nanny, gender, single parent, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
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Twinkle Twinkle (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: This drama tells the success story of Han Jung Won, a workaholic careerwoman who is determined to make her own way in life without the help of her family, which has garnered considerable wealth from their publishing company. Her life is turned ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing
Plot: body swapping, twins separated at birth, rich and poor, needing money, irony of fate, women, bonding, change of luck, money problems, escapades, financial problem, wealthy family ...
Place: korea
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Malice in Wonderland (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA, Bahrain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A modern take on the classic fairytale, Alice in Wonderland, set in South East England.An American law student in London. Knocked down by a black cab, she wakes with amnesia in a world that's a million miles from home - Wonderland. We follow ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, exciting, stylized, fairy tale ...
Plot: memory loss, fish out of water, escapades, hopes, on the run, taxi, female protagonist, magic, amnesia, fantasy world, race against time, getting home ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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Middle of Nowhere (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film follows Grace, a young woman whose irresponsible mother blows her college fund on her younger sister's beauty pageant campaign.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, friendship, teenage life, fall in love, ambition, family problems, parents and children, youth, drug dealing, opposites attract, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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The Wrong Nanny (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stella Armstrong hires Blake, a seemingly perfect nanny, to help with her twin baby boys, only to discover that the young woman is the daughter she gave up for adoption at birth - an act Blake wants to avenge by destroying Stella's life and ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing
Plot: nanny, estranged daughter, birth mother, mother daughter relationship, family problems, mother daughter estrangement, mother and daughter, vengeance, daughter, kids and family, missing daughter, revenge ...
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Pleasant Days (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 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 mother of the child - extravagant and slutty Maya wants to take ...
Style: erotic
Plot: incest, women, drugs, troubled youth, urban setting, male female relationship, bondage, pregnancy, baptism, newborn, female bonding, faked pregnancy ...
Place: hungary
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I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This finely acted, delicate and provocative new film by one of France’s most impressive filmmakers—working here with his son, Nathan—depicts the troubled life of an adopted boy who, as a taciturn adult, visits his birth mother and strikes up a ...
Style: captivating, sincere, serious, tense, emotional ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: mother son reunion, youth, search for mother, foster child, disorder, parents and children, adoption, haunted by the past, family relations, family problems, mischievous children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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High Tide (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 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.
Style: serious, realistic, biting, touching, retro
Plot: women, youth, woman, surfing, alcohol abuse, ocean, car trouble, suspense, social relations, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, new south wales
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Deep in My Heart (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this made-for-tv movie, an adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: women, interracial relations, adoption, strong female presence, society, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, mixed race, interracial rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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Firelight (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Firelight is a period romance/drama film written and directed by William Nicholson. It was Nicholson's first, and to date only, film as director.
Style: uplifting, serious, touching, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love affair, governess, fall in love, mother daughter relationship, victorian england, estate, family relations, nanny, love and romance, hopes, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s, 90s
Place: england, london, san francisco, europe
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The Good Side of Life! (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The telenovela tells the story of a naïve young man from the countryside who was abandoned as a newborn against the will of his mother, and who goes to the big city to look for her. There he will also have the chance to meet the love of his life ...
Style: novela, disturbing, psychological, captivating, semi serious
Plot: family relations, greed, couple relations, male female relationship, love affair, family problems, parents and children, love and romance, birth mother, love story, rich woman, intrigue ...
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14 Days, 12 Nights (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Isabelle Brodeur embarks on a journey to Vietnam, her adopted daughter’s birthplace. Throughout this stunningly beautiful journey, Isabelle discovers her daughter’s country through the eyes of the woman who brought her into this word.
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: loss of child, mixed race child, family relations, birth mother, cross cultural relations, culture, cultural difference, changing lives, culture shock, mother and daughter, father daughter relationship, teenager ...
Place: vietnam
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Beautiful Days (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At the request of his dying father, Zhenchen, a Chinese student, goes to Seoul in search of his mother, whom he has not seen for fourteen years. He soon discovers that she is working as a hostess in a bar…
Style: disturbing, psychological, sincere, captivating
Plot: mother son relationship, absent mother, family relations, estranged mother, family problems, search for mother, birth mother, life is a bitch, parents and children, mother and son, forgiveness, being followed ...
Place: north korea, korea
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Mother and Child (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The lives of three women have a commonality: adoption. Karen is a physical therapist who regrets that, as a teenager, she gave up her daughter for adoption. Elizabeth was an adopted child and is now a successful lawyer, but her personal life lacks ...
Style: sincere, realistic, emotional, talky, sad ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, women, pregnancy, lawyer, family relations, mother daughter relationship, existentialism, manipulation, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, extramarital affair ...
Time: year 1973, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, her family eventually agrees to take her to Sri Lanka, where they are abducted by the terrorist group known as the Tamil Tigers.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: suicide bomber, adoption, family relations, parents and children, uncover truth, family problems, on the run, adopted daughter, civil war, baby, birthday, flash forward ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india, sri lanka, asia
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October Baby (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: OCTOBER BABY is the coming of age story of a beautiful and naive college freshman who discovers that her entire life is a lie and sets out on a road trip with a host of misfits to discover herself and the answers she craves.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sad ...
Plot: asthma, self discovery, christian, abortion, adoption, female protagonist, protective parent, life turned upside down, best friends, coming of age, youth, hopes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, sad, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, kids, family outing ...
Plot: music, musician, orphan, dancing, childhood, child prodigy, adoption, prodigy, child protagonist, youth, chance meeting, children ...
Time: 80s, year 1995, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, xian ...
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Karla & Jonas (2010)
Genre: Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Karla met Jonas during a summer vacation at the lake. After being unable to stop thinking about him and their kiss she phones him, making up a school assignment about children living in an orphanage, which is precisely where Jonas lives.
Style: feel good, sentimental, light, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenage love, youth, teenage life, family relations, orphan, on the road, isolation, child, friends, track down ...
Time: 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
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I Hate Kids (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nick Pearson is a life-long bachelor who is finally settling down. On the brink of his wedding he is surprised to find he has a 13 year old son who has come to find his him through the help of a psychic. The problem is Nick can't stand kids and ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, funny, exciting
Plot: son, wedding, meeting, writers, birth mother, girlfriend, bachelor, dog, travel, sister sister relationship, psychic, father son relationship ...
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Rose Plays Julie (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An adopted Dublin girl sets out to find her birth mother in London, despite knowing the woman has no desire to meet with her.
Style: melancholic, sentimental, humorous, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, revenge, father daughter relationship, girl, foster child, adoption, women, family relations, violence, husband wife relationship, couples, love and romance ...
Place: ireland
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