November is National Adoption Awareness Month and in honor of that, here’ s some films with adoption theme.
Anne of Green Gables (1985) Rated NR
Follows the life drama of orphan Anne Shirley, from her struggles as an adolescent to her triumphs as a young woman.
Losing Isaiah (1995) Rated R
A woman who has adopted an abandoned child to give it a new life has to fight for him when his birth mother shows up and wants him back.
My Own Private Idaho (1991) Rated R
Mike – a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him – and Scott – the rebellious son of a prominent family and the object of Mike’s desire – embark on a quest from the grungy streets of Portland to the open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called home.
Next of Kin (1989) Rated R
A cop transplanted from the backwoods of Appalachia to the mean streets of Chicago is involved in a deadly clash that traps him between the mountain code of retribution and the badge he wears.
The Shipping News (2001) Rated R
An inksetter in New York, Quoyle returns to his family’s longtime home, a small fishing town in Newfoundland, with his young daughter, after a traumatizing experience with her mother, who sold her to an illegal adoption agency. Though Quoyle has had little success thus far in life, his shipping news column in the local newspaper finds an audience, and his experiences in the town begin to change his life.