Foundling movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant foundling movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, visually appealing, feel good, stylized and semi serious films and TV shows about / with foundling, family relations, orphan, catastrophe, storytelling, baby, mentor, runaway, vengeance and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
foundling movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as foundling: Problem Child (1990), The Inheritors (1998), Naked Childhood (1968), Velvet Goldmine (1998), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Tom Jones (1963), Willow (1988), Earwig and the Witch (2020), Annie Live! (2021), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014).

List of foundling movies

Problem Child (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his social climbing wife Flo adopt Junior a fun-loving seven year old. But they soon discover he's a little monster as he turns a camping trip, a birthday party and even a baseball game into comic nightmares. But is ...
Style: funny, feel good, light, humorous, satirical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, adoption, chase, spoiled brat, troublemaker, kidnapping, children, child hero, child, friends, best friends, childhood ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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The Inheritors (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small farming valley in Austria in the beginning of the 20th century a tyrannical farmer is found dead, and all the farmhands are relieved to be free of their tyrant. But the farmer was childless, so suddenly they all inherit the farm together. ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, allegory
Plot: village life, world war two, farm, last will and testament, rape, farm hand, social injustice, summer, murder, sexuality, class differences, poverty ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1890s, 19th century
Place: austria, europe, america, new york
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Naked Childhood (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Handed over to foster care by his mother—who's unwilling to give up permanent custody—the now-adolescent François understands that nothing in life is permanent, and his increasingly erratic actions reflect this knowledge.
Style: anthology, cinema verite
Plot: childhood, children, coming of age, boy, foster parent, youth, cult, prank, foundling, troublemaker, family relations, refusing to eat ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
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Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Almost a decade has elapsed since Bowiesque glam-rock superstar Brian Slade escaped the spotlight of the London scene. Now, investigative journalist Arthur Stuart is on assignment to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic Slade. Stuart, himself ...
Style: stylized, surreal, erotic, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: male nudity, gay, music, homosexuality, homosexual, rock and roll, rock, lgbtq, homoeroticism, recovering drug addict, rock band, nude ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: britain, england, europe, dublin ireland, new york ...
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Quasi defies the evil Frollo and ventures out to the Festival of Fools, the cruel crowd jeers him. Rescued by fellow outcast the gypsy Esmeralda, Quasi soon finds himself battling to save the people and the city he loves.
Style: colourful, fairy tale, romantic, sentimental, adult animation ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: disney, notre dame cathedral, french, church, gypsy, prejudice, cruelty, fall in love, clergy, music, goat, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 15th century, 18th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 314 min.
TV show
Story: A new adaptation of the classic novel by Henry Fielding of the life, loves and adventures of the charming rascal Tom Jones. A foundling child born of a serving wench but allowed to grow up in the privileged surroundings of Squire Allworthy's ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, witty
Plot: true love, small town, estate, foundling, squire, vicious, family relations, power relations, couples, dishonesty, society, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, london
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Tom Jones (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Tom loves Sophie and Sophie loves Tom. But Tom and Sophie are of differering classes. Can they find a way through the mayhem to be true to love?
Style: witty, sexy, stylized, erotic, reflective ...
Plot: rags to riches, womanizer, arranged marriage, illegitimate son, class conflict, farce, food, tutor, squire, true love, hunting, fashion ...
Time: 18th century, 60s, 1930s
Place: england, london, new york, europe
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Willow (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Fearful of a prophecy stating that a girl child will be born to bring about her downfall, the evil Queen Bavmorda imprisons all pregnant women within the formidable stronghold of Nockmaar. A child, Elora Danan, is born in the Nockmaar dungeons and ...
Style: fairy tale, epic, exciting, scenic, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: monster, sword and sorcery, magic, prophecy, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, queen, baby, black magic, transformation, heroic mission, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages, future, 80s
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Earwig and the Witch (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A headstrong orphan discovers a world of spells and potions while living with a selfish witch.
Style: anime, stylized, visually appealing, atmospheric, dark fantasy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: magic, orphanage, witch, abandoned by mother, black cat, orphan, notebook, talking animals, adoption, supernatural power, fantasy world, super strength ...
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Annie Live! (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young orphan opens the heart of billionaire Sir Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks.
Plot: live performance, orphan, stage musical, disguise, great depression, adoption, dancing, christmas, millionaire, african american, secretary, based on broadway musical ...
Time: year 1933, 2020s, 1930s
Place: new york
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Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young boy and his dog, who happens to have a genius-level IQ, spring into action when their time-travel machine is stolen and moments in history begin to be changed.
Style: humorous, witty, entertaining, stylized, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, prodigy, young heroes, adoption, dog, time machine, talking dog, inventor, father son relationship, heroes, sent to the past, time paradox ...
Time: year 2014, 2010s, 16th century, 18th century, 1780s ...
Place: egypt, usa, europe, new york, asia ...
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The Outrage (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Transposing Akira Kurosawa's classic "Rashomon" to the American Southwest in the 1870s, this remake begins as three travelers at a dilapidated railroad station discuss the recent trial of the notorious Mexican outlaw Carasco. We go on ...
Style: non-linear, clever, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: bandit, preacher, rape, sex crime, memory, medium, train, murder, cons and scams, sexual abuse, dishonesty, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa
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The Legend of 1900 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 169 min.
Story: The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of ...
Style: touching, breathtaking, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: music, genius, jazz, ship, prodigy, musician, loneliness, pianist, child prodigy, orphan, friendship, musician's life ...
Time: victorian era, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: italy, new orleans, new york
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On Air (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A well known radio talk show host lives as a recluse during the day, until she found her real mother.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, disorder, media, midlife crisis, self discovery, introspection, strong female presence, love and romance, hidden identity, hopes, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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The Silent One (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A baby is washed up on a Pacific Island and is adopted by a childless woman. The tribal priest takes an instant dislike to the child, proclaiming him a demon. The child is deaf and mute and therefore excluded from hunting with the other young ...
Plot: island, swimming, turtle, little boy, village, foundling, baby, south seas, adrift
Place: pacific ocean, new zealand
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The Jungle Book (1967)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The boy Mowgli makes his way to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli "The Bare Necessities" of life ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, funny, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: disney, jungle, childhood, talking animals, bear, orphan, feral child, friendship, human animal relationship, animal life, animals, good versus evil ...
Time: 60s, 1890s, 19th century
Place: india, asia
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Misty (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 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.
Style: erotic, folk tale
Plot: lesbian incest, sex between cousins, erotica, lesbian sex, group sex, small town, beach, girl, accidental incest, female nudity, artist, male nudity ...
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Karnan (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Embarrassed by the birth of a son, an unwed Kunthi (M.V. Rajamma) instructs her maid to abandon him in the river Ganga. The child is set afloat and is rescued, adopted, and named Karna (Shivaji Ganesan) by Charioteer Adhiratha and his wife, Radha. ...
Style: epic
Plot: hindu mythology, prince, death, friendship, marriage, king, princess, baby, weapons, battles, resilience, idol ...
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Bhairava Dweepam (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Bhairava Dweepam (Telugu: భైరవ ద్వీపం) is a very successful Tollywood folk movie that was released by the banner of Chandamama Vijaya Combines in the year 1994. The movie was starred by Nandamuri Balakrishna, Roja Selvamani, ...
Plot: princess, magical ring, good versus evil, magic, sorcerer, black magic, king, disguise, deception, adoption, escape, abandoned by husband ...
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Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.
Style: epic, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, alien, double life, space and aliens, save the world, heroes, superman character, megalomaniac, alien superhero, time travel, journalist ...
Time: year 1978, 70s, 80s, year 1948, 60s ...
Place: new york, kansas, california, midwest, usa ...
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Popeye (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Popeye is a super-strong, spinach-scarfing sailor man who's searching for his father. During a storm that wrecks his ship, Popeye washes ashore and winds up rooming at the Oyl household, where he meets Olive. Before he can win her heart, he ...
Style: humorous, absurd, semi serious, feel good, psychedelic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, teens, pre-teens ...
Plot: sailor, abandoned baby, bully, childhood, superhero, rescue, twists and turns, family relations, kidnapping, love triangle, love and romance, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s
Place: fictional island
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I, Cesar (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cesar is a young schoolboy living in Paris with his family. Their life is ordinary, but Cesar wants more excitement (which he creates, in one instance, by claiming to his teachers that his father has been arrested). During the school holidays, Cesar ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: child's point of view, friendship, obsessive quest, young heroes, escapades, youth, disorder, family relations, fish out of water, parents and children, first love, overweight child ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, paris france, france, england, europe
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Mesmerized (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An orphan weds an older man in circa-1900 New Zealand, then finds out he's a miser who spies on her.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: sexual abuse, serial killer, women, rape, age difference, sex crime, abusive relationship, investigation, orphan, murder, love triangle, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new zealand
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Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this animated adventure, brilliant preteen inventor Lewis creates a memory scanner to retrieve his earliest recollections and find out why his mother gave him up for adoption. But when the villainous Bowler Hat Guy steals the machine, Lewis is ...
Style: touching, inspirational, entertaining, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, girls' night, teens, pre-teens ...
Plot: time travel, disney, time machine, inventor, redemption, runaway, orphan, talking animals, twists and turns, father son relationship, love, eccentric family ...
Time: future, 2030s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, canada
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Little Man (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After leaving the prison, the dwarf criminal Calvin Sims joins to his moron brother Percy to steal an expensive huge diamond in a jewelry for the mobster Walken. They are chased by the police, and Calvin hides the stone in the purse of the executive ...
Style: parody, funny, humorous, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gangsters, babies and infants, heist, father son relationship, adoption, midget, stupidity, money, runaway, stereotypes, technology, brothers ...
Time: 2000s
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Together (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: China, South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a violin prodigy Xiaochun and his father head to Beijing seeking fame and fortune, they soon discover a fierce world of cutthroat ambition. But when Xiaochun is "adopted" by a famous music tutor, success finally seems within reach - ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: father son relationship, youth, music, coming of age, ambition, prodigy, teenage life, rise to the top, musician's life, human nature, hopes, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, tokyo, beijing china, asia, california
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Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.
Style: surreal, touching, sentimental, compassionate, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: transvestism, irish, gay, gay slur, transsexual, coming of age, gender, lgbt, gender bending, ira, priest, homosexual ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: ireland, england, london, europe, big ben london
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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, mischievous children, family relations, santa claus, escapades, good versus evil, rescue, friendship, toys, winter, penguins ...
Time: 70s
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Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: One Christmas Eve three people, a middle-aged alcoholic named Gin, a former drag queen Hana and a dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage.
Style: anime, touching, atmospheric, witty, emotional ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: holiday, christmas, baby, homeless, friends, life is a bitch, parents and children, friendship, lgbt, melancholy, runaway, gay ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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