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1. The Official Story (1985)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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During the final months of Argentinian Military Dictatorship in 1983, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe, Hugo Arana

Votes: 6,960 | Gross: $0.03M

2. The Child (2005)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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87 Metascore

Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Déborah François, Jérémie Segard, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 16,586 | Gross: $0.65M

3. The 11th Hour (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

5.0
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32 Metascore

Successful businesswoman Maria has achieved everything except what she wants the most - a baby of her own. She decides to deal with the matter by herself and embarks on a desperate and dangerous journey in order to make her dream come true.

Director: Anders Morgenthaler | Stars: Kim Basinger, Jordan Prentice, Sebastian Schipper, Peter Stormare

Votes: 1,496

4. Malice in Wonderland (2009)

R | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.0
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A modern take on the classic fairytale, Alice in Wonderland, set in the North East of England.

Director: Simon Fellows | Stars: Maggie Grace, Danny Dyer, Matt King, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 2,899

5. A Sort of Family (2017)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A woman flies from Buenos Aires to be present for the birth of the child she has arranged to adopt. When the child is born, she is confronted with a demand from the biological mother's ... See full summary »

Director: Diego Lerman | Stars: Bárbara Lennie, Daniel Aráoz, Claudio Tolcachir, Paula Cohen

Votes: 448

6. Pretty Hattie's Baby (1991)

Biography, Drama

7.3
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An unreleased film about a white girl adopted by a black family in 1950s Nevada. Based on the early life of Fauna Hodel whose grandfather is prime suspect in the Black Dahlia murder case.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Charles S. Dutton, Jill Clayburgh, Bobby Hosea

Votes: 18

7. The Italian (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

7.5
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74 Metascore

Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.

Director: Andrey Kravchuk | Stars: Nikolay Spiridonov, Mariya Kuznetsova, Nikolay Reutov, Yuriy Itskov

Votes: 2,981 | Gross: $0.55M

8. Deep Sleep (1990)

87 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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Shelley an emotionally volatile young girl was involved in prostitution. The subject under study raises many controversial questions about child prostitution, illegal immigration, child ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Gruben | Stars: Megan Follows, Stuart Margolin, Patricia Collins, David Hewlett

Votes: 61

9. Baby for Sale (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama

5.7
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A couple discover that the baby girl they're trying to adopt is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. The couple become part of a sting operation to bust the baby-selling ring.

Director: Peter Svatek | Stars: Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, Bruce Ramsay, Romano Orzari

Votes: 307

10. Se trata de nosotros (2015– )

Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Human trafficking is a 21st century form of slavery. "Se trata de nosotros" (It's all about us)tells 8 stories about 8 people who are part and parcel of that crime. (source: KATO producciones)

Stars: Mariana Anghileri, Emilio Bardi, Edda Bustamante, Carlos Da Silva

11. Raju (2011)

Not Rated | 24 min | Short, Drama

7.1
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A German couple adopts in Kolkata an Indian orphan. Their child suddenly disappears and they realize that they are part of the problem.

Director: Max Zähle | Stars: Wotan Wilke Möhring, Julia Richter, Krish Gupta, Arindam Sil

Votes: 353

12. Assignment Berlin (1998)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

4.3
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Tracy Garret's a cop and after an incident that left one person dead, she's invited by her father to spend sometime with him in Berlin. While they were out having dinner, her father's shot.... See full summary »

Director: Tony Randel | Stars: Sammi Davis, Cliff Robertson, Dominic Raacke, Jan Niklas

Votes: 126

13. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Ace (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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While investigating the disappearance of a pregnant woman who was raped, SVU uncovers a Bulgarian baby-smuggling ring, and ADA Marlowe is forced to be creative and deceptive to ensure a conviction.

Director: David Platt | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Ice-T

Votes: 665

14. Dallas (1978–1991)
Episode: Black Market Baby (1978)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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After over seven years of hoping to become a mother, Sue Ellen decides to attempt adoption behind JR's back. After finding a young woman named Rita who's willing to give up her baby, Sue ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Jim Davis, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

Votes: 95

15. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Episode: Life and Death (1978)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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David 'Barnard' subjects himself to an experimental DNA test but finds out his doctor's accomplices are gathering newborn babies for similar research.

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Julie Adams

Votes: 135

16. Foreign Investigations (2010– )
Episode: Maroc (2011)

98 min | Adventure, Crime

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In Morocco, Mercier's mission is to expose an illegal adoption network and rescue a kidnapped French child.

Director: Vincenzo Marano | Stars: Bernard Yerlès, Audrey Fleurot, Nicolas Gob, Amel Bent

17. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Saigon Baby (1995)

91 min | Drama

6.2
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A childless couple's obsession with becoming parents draws them into the shadowy world of baby trafficking.

Director: David Attwood | Stars: Julio Miguel Angeles, Sonny Chatwiriyachai, Kerry Fox, Douglas Hodge

Votes: 40

18. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
Episode: The Child Stealers (1973)

Not Rated | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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A hippie couple kidnaps a baby from in front of a drug store and smuggles him to the mainland to sell the child to an adoption agency in Los Angeles. McGarrett and the rest of the Five-O ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Al Harrington, Kam Fong

Votes: 70



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