This is just a fun post. Here are my favorite movies that have adoption themes. This is not an exhaustive list, so please add to the list in the comments!
Annie-The original Annie movie (1982) with Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters is the best. What a cast! What music! And the happy ending will leave you smiling.
Despicable Me-Can you believe I love this movie?! Cute little Agnes gets to me. And the way Gru changes because he loves the girls? I almost cried at this cartoon!
What to Expect When You are Expecting-While this movie is about several expectant ladies and their experiences, I love that one expectant mom is becoming a mom through adoption. This movie is funny and touching. While the adoptive element is fantastic, the pregnant mom elements may be tough for a mom who has experienced infertility.
The Blind Side-Its been awhile since I’ve seen this, but I love how it portrays a mom who sees a kid in need and she helps him. She isn’t afraid of the hard parts and she makes a difference in his life.
And what about these?
Tarzan-I know he’s adopted by a gorilla, but still…..
Kung Fu Panda 2-Yes, it’s a cartoon where a crane adopts a panda. But still some great adoption themes.
Superman-Classic movie, you know the story.
American Girl movie, Samantha-If you have girls, you should watch this one!