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The Child (2005)
Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
Starring: Jérémie Renier, Déborah François, Jérémie Segard and Fabrizio Rongione
Bruno and Sonia are boyfriend and girlfriend, playful, immature. She's still in her teens. The thing is, they also have a new baby. Just out of hospital, Sonia seeks out Bruno to bring him his son. Bruno's indifferent. In the grimy Belgian city of Seraing, he's a petty thief with no interest in work, no plan, spending money as fast as he can fence cameras and jewellery.
He sells the baby. Sonia's reaction and Bruno's surprise at her response inform his subsequent actions. The camera follows and observes him: has he a nascent conscience or any chance at redemption? Can he help himself?
Director: Gavin Hood
Starring: Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Israel Makoe and Terry Pheto
Academy award-winning film about a gritty young gang leader named Tsotsi who lives on the dangerous and crime-ridden streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. This deeply affecting film traces six days in Tsotsi’s life in which he ends up caring for a baby he accidentally kidnaps during a carjacking. With the baby’s welfare at stake, Tsotsi is compelled to confront his own brutal nature and face the consequences of his actions if he ever wishes to find redemption in his life.
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Starring: Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine, Charlie Hunnam, Danny Huston, Ed Westwick, Pam Ferris, Clare-Hope Ashitey and Peter Mullan
In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Anchor Baby (2010)
Director: Lonzo Nzekwe
Starring: Omoni Oboli, Sam Sarpong, Terri Oliver and Santiago Lopera
Anchor Baby is a tale of an illegal immigrant couple from Nigeria on a quest to create a better life for their unborn child. Their dream is to have their baby in the United States in order for the baby to become a US citizen.
Three Men and a Baby (1987)
Director: Leonard Nimoy
Starring: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis, Margaret Colin, Philip Bosco and Derek de Lint
Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends.
Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen (1934)
Director: Alexander Hall
Starring: Dorothea Wieck, Alice Brady, Baby LeRoy and William Frawley
An actress returns home from a Hollywood movie set to find that her baby son has been kidnapped. As she takes to the radio to beg for her boy's safe return, the abductors cover their trail by disguising the child with black hair dye.
A farmer's wife living next door to the kidnapper's hideout, who gives the impression of being a little light in the belfry, saves the day when she tumbles to the kidnappers' deception.
Baby's Day Out (1994)
Director: Patrick Read Johnson
Starring: Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Haley, Cynthia Nixon, Fred Dalton Thompson, John Neville and Eddie Bracken
Baby Bink couldn't ask for more: he has adoring parents, he lives in a huge mansion and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby Bink's parents; especially the three enterprising kidnapers who pretend to be photographers from the newspaper.
Jack & Sarah (1995)
Director: Tim Sullivan
Starring: Richard E. Grant, Samantha Mathis, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Cherie Lunghi, Imogen Stubbs, David Swift, Kate Hardie and Ian McKellen
A young American woman becomes a nanny in the home of a recent British widower.
A list of my favorite films starring or heavily featuring babies.
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