‘The Light Between Oceans’: 5 movies with surprise babies

Drama about couple who rescue and adopt an infant girl adrift at sea is not the first to feature an unexpected bundle of joy

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Some people find shells and old coins on the beach. In The Light Between Oceans, Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander find a baby and, well, finders keepers. They’re not the first characters to discover a surprise bundle of joy.

The Jungle Book

In the 1967 cartoon and this year’s remake, wild animals discover a baby and, because Disney made both movies, decide to raise it as their own rather than eating it as a snack.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Longing for a baby, a couple bury a box containing all their wishes in the backyard. That night a boy arrives who seems a little odd in that he grows leaves from his ankles. (Oh, like your kid is so perfect.)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

After the death of his mother, newborn Benjamin is dropped off at an old folks’ home. We can only assume his dad figured, hey, what’s one more person with no teeth?

Grand Canyon

A woman (Mary McDonnell) goes out for a jog and finds an abandoned baby, becoming the first person to gain 3kg in one exercise session.

Baby Boom

J.C. (Diane Keaton) doesn’t so much find a baby as have one thrust upon her when a distant relative dies. But how can she balance motherhood AND a career? Good thing this movie was made in 1987 and we don’t have to worry about that conflict anymore.

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The Light Between Oceans releases in the UAE on September 22.