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The Best Movies for Expecting Mothers to Watch

Updated October 2, 2019 626 votes 71 voters 4.6k views26 items

List RulesFilms about pregnancy and expecting mothers. Vote up the best films for expecting mothers to watch.

Being pregnant can be the most exciting time of your entire life, as well as the most horrific! There’s nothing that can relax you (and your baby jitters) like a great, heartwarming movie can, especially if you’re experiencing morning sickness, anxiety, or having trouble sleeping due to your pregnancy. What better way to feel better than to laugh at someone else’s pregnancy pains? What are the best movies for expecting mothers to watch?
 
This list has the best films for expecting mothers to watch, ranked by the community. The films on this list tell stories of pregnancies and expecting mothers, and while some are reassuring and comforting tales, others show the worst possible pregnancies imaginable. At least for the viewer, she'll know she isn't alone! Other movies on this list provide comic relief and a humorous take on the ups and downs of being an expecting mother.
 
This list features the best pregnancy movies including, Father of the Bride 2, Juno, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Juno, She’s Having a Baby, Baby Boom, Three Men and a Baby, and Nine Months. Vote up the best movies for expecting mothers to watch below or add one that helped you get through a pregnancy if it isn't already on the list!

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  • 1

    Juno

    Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page
    42
    8

    Released2007

    Directed byJason Reitman

    Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Elliot Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager girl confronting an...  more
  • 2

    What to Expect When You're Expecting

    Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz
    21
    7

    Released2012

    Directed byKirk Jones

    What to Expect When You're Expecting is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Kirk Jones from a screenplay by Shauna Cross and Heather Hach and based on the pregnancy guide of the same name....  more
  • 3

    Riding in Cars with Boys

    Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal
    21
    10

    Released2001

    Directed byPenny Marshall

    Riding in Cars with Boys is a 2001 film based on the autobiography of the same name by Beverly Donofrio about a woman who overcame difficulties, including being a teen mother, and who later earned a...  more
  • 4

    Baby Boom

    Diane Keaton, James Spader
    19
    6

    Released1987

    Directed byCharles Shyer

    Baby Boom is a 1987 comedy film starring Diane Keaton. The film also launched a subsequent television show, running from 1988 to 1989. The original music score was composed by Bill Conti and the...  more
  • 5

    Raising Arizona

    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman
    23
    12

    Released1987

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Raising Arizona is a 1987 American comedy film directed, written, and produced by the Coen brothers, and starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, William Forsythe, John Goodman, Frances McDormand, and...  more
  • 6

    Baby Mama

    Tina Fey, Amy Poehler
    17
    6

    Released2008

    Directed byMichael McCullers

    Baby Mama is a 2008 comedy film from Universal Pictures written and directed by Michael McCullers and starring Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver, Greg Kinnear, Romany Malco, Dax Shepard and...  more
  • 7

    Look Who's Talking

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis
    18
    8

    Released1989

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Look Who's Talking is a 1989 romantic comedy film written and directed by Amy Heckerling and starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. Bruce Willis plays the voice of Mollie's son, Mikey. The film...  more
  • 8

    Three Men and a Baby

    Tom Selleck, Ted Danson
    21
    13

    Released1987

    Directed byLeonard Nimoy

    Three Men and a Baby is a 1987 comedy film directed by Leonard Nimoy, and starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson and Nancy Travis. It follows the mishaps and adventures of three bachelors...  more
  • 9

    Where the Heart Is

    Natalie Portman, Sally Field
    13
    3

    Released2000

    Directed byMatt Williams

    Where the Heart Is is a 2000 drama/romance film directed by Matt Williams, in his film directing debut. The movie stars Natalie Portman, Stockard Channing, Ashley Judd, and Joan Cusack with...  more
  • 10

    Knocked Up

    Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes
    19
    13

    Released2007

    Directed byJudd Apatow

    Knocked Up is a 2007 American romantic comedy film co-produced, written, and directed by Judd Apatow. The films stars Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann. It follows the...  more
  • 11

    Away We Go

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maya Rudolph
    11
    5

    Released2009

    Directed bySam Mendes

    Away We Go is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes and written by the husband-and-wife team of Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida. The film stars John Krasinski, Maya...  more
  • 12

    Nine Months

    Robin Williams, Julianne Moore
    12
    8

    Released1995

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Nine Months is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Chris Columbus. It stars Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, and Robin Williams. The movie is a US remake of the...  more
  • 13

    Life as We Know It

    Christina Hendricks, Katherine Heigl
    8
    3

    Released2010

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

    Life as We Know It is a 2010 comedy film written by Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk Robinson, Jon Harmon Feldman and Michael Green and directed by Greg Berlanti....  more
  • 14

    Fully Realized Humans

    Joshua Leonard, Jess Weixler
    0
    0

    Released2021

    Directed byJoshua Leonard

    Fully Realized Humans is a 2021 American comedy film directed by Joshua Leonard. With less than a month until the birth of their first child, a couple embark on a madcap odyssey of self-discovery in...  more
  • 15

    For Keeps

    Pauly Shore, Molly Ringwald
    10
    7

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    For Keeps is a 1988 American coming of age comedy drama film starring Molly Ringwald and Randall Batinkoff as Darcy and Stan, two high school seniors in love. Complications ensue when Darcy becomes...  more
  • 16

    The House Bunny

    Emma Stone, Kat Dennings
    11
    10

    Released2008

    Directed byFred Wolf

    The House Bunny is a 2008 romantic comedy film directed by Fred Wolf, written by Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah Lutz, and starring Anna Faris as a former Playboy bunny who signs up to be the "house...  more
  • 17

    Father of the Bride Part II

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton
    13
    13

    Released1995

    Directed byCharles Shyer

    Father of the Bride Part II is a 1995 comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Martin Short. The film is a sequel to Father of the Bride and a loose remake of the 1951 film Father's Little...  more
  • 18

    Junior

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emma Thompson
    5
    7

    Released1994

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Junior is a 1994 American comedy film written by Kevin Wade and Chris Conrad and directed by Ivan Reitman. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a scientist who undergoes a male pregnancy as part of a...  more
  • 19

    Friends with Kids

    Megan Fox, Jon Hamm
    12
    18

    Released2011

    Directed byJennifer Westfeldt

    Friends with Kids is a 2011 independent American ensemble romantic comedy that was written, produced, and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt, who is also stars in the film. Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Maya...  more
  • 20

    The Hangover Part III

    Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham
    6
    10

    Released2013

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    The Hangover Part III is a 2013 American comedy film produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the sequel to 2009's The Hangover and 2011's The Hangover Part II,...  more
  • 21

    Grown Ups

    Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler
    6
    9

    Released2010

    Directed byDennis Dugan

    Grown Ups is a 2010 American buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and written by Adam Sandler, who also stars in this film. Besides Sandler, the film co-stars Kevin James, Chris Rock, David...  more
  • 22

    She's Having a Baby

    Alec Baldwin, Magic Johnson
    4
    13

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    She's Having a Baby is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Hughes. The film portrays a young newlywed couple, Kristy and Jake Briggs played by Elizabeth McGovern and Kevin Bacon,...  more
  • 23

    Sugar and Spice

    Erika Sawajiri, Yo Oizumi
    6
    18

    Released2006

    Directed byIsamu Nakae

    Sugar and Spice is a Japanese movie cast in 2006, starring Yuya Yagira and Erika Sawajiri....  more
  • 24

    Paternity

    Burt Reynolds, Beverly DAngelo
    4
    14

    Released1981

    Directed byDavid Steinberg

    Paternity is a 1981 film comedy that stars Burt Reynolds, Beverly D'Angelo, Paul Dooley, Elizabeth Ashley and Lauren Hutton, directed by David Steinberg. The film was released by Paramount Pictures...  more
  • 25

    Sugar Town

    Rosanna Arquette, Ally Sheedy
    2
    14

    Released1999

    Directed byAllison Anders, Kurt Voss

    Sugar Town is a 1999 independent film written and directed by Allison Anders and Kurt Voss, concerning a tangled web of characters coping with ambition, fame, and the aftermath of fame. The film was...  more