Movies for Foster and Adoptive Families

 

NOTE: Inclusion on these lists does not necessarily mean endorsement. Furthermore, with all our resources, we highly recommend you preview them first to determine if there are any trauma triggers that your child may not be ready to handle. Transfiguring Adoption does not intend for its reviewers nor its review to be professional, medical or legal advice. These reviews and discussion guides are intended to help parents to better be able to connect and understand their children who come from traumatic backgrounds.

MovieTopicRatingGradeRecommended AudienceAmazon
Adoption and Foster Care RX: Solutions for Wounded Familiesadoptive parenting; foster parenting; www.orphanspromise.org
Aladdin (2019) [Movie Review]PG
America's Most Unwantedaging out; foster care issues; LGBTQ youth in foster care http://mostunwantedfilm.org
Angry Birds 2Coming Soon
Anne with an "E" Season 01 Episode 01 [Read Review Here]TV-PGtransfiguring-adoption-two-hoot-book-review[View Here] anne-with-an-e-transfiguring-adoption
Annie (1982)PG
Avengers: End GamePG-13
Belle18th century EnglandPG
Big Hero 6 [Read Review Here]PGtransfiguring-adoption-four-hoot-book-review
Black or Whitekinship adoption; racePG-13
Campfoster care; summer campPG-13
Captain Marvel [Read Review Here]PG-13transfiguring-adoption-four-hoot-book-review
Dark PhoenixPG-13
Despicable Me [Read Review Here]PGtransfiguring-adoption-three-hoot-book-review
Despicable Me 2 [Read Review Here]PGtransfiguring-adoption-four-hoot-book-review
Detective PikachuG
Dolphin TalePG
Dora and the Lost City of GoldComing Soon
Dumbo (2019)PG
Earth to Echo [Read Review Here]PG
Elf [Read Review Here]PG
Feeling Wantedfoster care story http://fostercarefilm.com/feeling-wanted
Foster's Home for Imaginary FriendsNR
Fostering Changefoster care; adoption; international adoption; family story; www.fosteringchange.net
Free WillyG
Frozen 2Coming Soon
Gimme Shelterteen pregnancy; abuse; foster care; shelter; homeless teen; hope; based on true storyPG-13
Given a Chance...A Little Girl's Journeyadoption; special needs; service dog; physical challenges; www.givenachance.com
Guardians of the Galaxy [Read Review Here]PG-13
Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsPG
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1PG-13
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2PG-13
Harry Potter and the Goblet of FirePG-13
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrincePG
Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixPG-13
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanPG
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StonePG
Hercules (Disney)G
How to Train Your Dragon 2 [Read Review Here]PG
How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World [Read Review]PG4 Out of Five HOOTS

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HugoPG
Hunchback of Notre DameG
Inside Out [Read Review Here]PG
Jem and the Holograms [Read review here]PG
Kids' Rightsadoption; controversial issues; gay adoption, outcomes for children in their birth countries, foster care in the United States, impacts of institutionalized care, the impact of the Hague Convention on intercountry adoption and the realities for children growing up without a family
Know How5 New York teenagers; foster care; group homesNR
Kung Fu Panda [Read Review Here]PG
Kung Fu Panda 2 [Read Review Here]PG
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate EventsPG
Lilo & Stitch [Read Review Here]PG
Lion King (2019)PGComing Soon
Lucky Bastard [Read the Review] NR (Suggested 13+)5 hoots out of 5 5 Out of 5 Hoots
Lucky Bastard [Read the Review] 5 hoots out of 5 5 Out of 5 HootsBirth family relationships; closed adoption; identityNR
Maleficent: Mistress of EvilComing Soon
Martian ChildG
Mary Poppins Returns [Read Review Here]PGtransfiguring-adoption-four-hoot-book-review
MatildaPG
Meet the Robinsons [Read Review Here]G
MIB InternationalPG-13Adults
My Name is Faith trauma; RAD; PTSD; adoption; www.mynameisfaith.comNR
Noblepoverty; domestic violence; abuse; orphanage; street children; Vietnam; overcomingPG-13
October BabyPG-13
Oliver and Company G
Paddington [Read Review Here]PG
Peter Pan / HookPG
Philomenateen pregnancy; closed adoption; lossPG-13
Puss in BootsPG
ReMoved [Review]abuse; neglect; foster care www.removedfilm.com
ReMoved 2: Remember My Story [Review]abuse; neglect; foster care www.removedfilm.com
RioG
Shaun the Sheep [Read Review Here]PG
Short Term 12 Review of Short Term 12foster care, abuse, residential careRAdults
Spider-ManPG-13
Spider-Man: Far From HomeComing Soon
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse [Read Review Here]PG3 Out of Five HOOTS

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Star Wars: The Rise of SkywalkerComing Soon
TangledG
Tarzan [Read Review Here]G
The Amazing Spider-ManPG-13
The Blind Sidefoster care, adoption, success, school issues, special needsPG-13
The Blind Side [Read Review Here]PG-13
The Boxtrolls [Read Review Here]PG
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian PG
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobePG
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn TreaderPG
The Drop BoxKorea; abandoned babies; documentaryPG
The Fox and the HoundG
The Good DinosaurPG
The Identicalclosed adoption; secrecy; twins; separated at birth; fictionPG
The Odd Life of Timothy Green [Read Review Here]PG
The Secret Life of Pets 2 [Read Review Here]PG4 Out of Five HOOTS

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Toy Story

[Read Review]

G3 Out of Five HOOTS

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Toy Story 2

[Read Review]

G4 Out of Five HOOTS

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Toy Story 3G
Toy Story 4Coming Soon
Twin Sistersdocumentary; Chinese twins; separated; adoption; reunificationNR
Ugly Dolls [Read Review]PG4 Out of Five HOOTS

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When Marnie Was TherePG
Wonder ParkPG
X-Men [Read Review Here]PG-13
Zoey to the MaxNR

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