Foster Focus' Top Twenty-Five Foster Care Movies

Foster Focus asked a group of former foster youth from Foster Care Alumni of America for their top 25 foster care related movies. These are the results.

  1. Boystown - “There's no such thing in the world as a bad boy”
  2. Antwone Fisher -
    Antwone Fisher: I never - I never had parents.
    Jerome Davenport: That would make you a medical miracle, Seaman Fisher. Where you from?
    Antwone Fisher: I'm from under a rock.
  3. Losing Isaiah - “Any animal can give birth. That doesn't make it a mother.”
  4. Annie - “The sun’ll come out tomorrow.”
  5. The Blind Side - You're changing that boy's life.
    Leigh Anne Touhy: No. He's changing mine.
  6. Secondhand Lions -  “I've been to the orphan home before. I don't wanna go back.”
  7. White Oleander - “My mother was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. She was also the most dangerous.”
  8. Martian Child - “I don't want to bring another kid into this world. But how do you argue against loving one that's already here?”
  9. Good Will Hunting - “Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.”
  10. The Kid - "A comedy with a smile--and perhaps a tear"
  11. Juno - “Wait... No! I mean, can't we just, like, kick this old school? Like, I have the baby, put it in a basket and send it your way, like, Moses and the reeds?”
  12. The Shipping News - “You all know... we are only passing by. We walk over these stones a few times.”
  13. Cider House Rules - “You know, you're one of the best, Curly, and we wouldn't let just anyone take you.”
  14. Angels in the Outfield - “You can't go through life thinking everyone you meet will one day let you down.”
  15. Problem Child - “I hope you guys are insured.”
  16. I Am Sam - “I worry if they take Lucy away from her father they will take away an enormous piece of her, and I worry that she will spend the rest of her life trying to fill that hole.”
  17. Madea’s Family Reunion - “Mable Simmons, since you can't seem to act like you have any sense except when you're caring for somebody, meet Nikki Grady. You're her new foster mother.”
  18. The Hurricane - “It's very important to transcend to places that hold us.”
  19. The Truman Show - “If his was more than just a vague ambition, if he was absolutely determined to discover the truth, there's no way we could prevent him.”
  20. Kramer vs. Kramer - “How much courage does it take to walk out on your kid?”
  21. Sleepers - “I just wish I could shut my eyes, and not see the places I've been..”
  22. Mommie Dearest - “They were thoughtless, selfish, spoiled children - now they won't wake you up when you need your rest.”
  23. Free Willy - “Don't forget me, okay? I won't forget you.”
  24. The Tie that Binds - Janie's been adopted by the perfect couple. With their help she can find a new life. If her real parents don't find her first.
  25. Jane Eyre -  “Remember, the shadows are just as important as the light.”