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The Best Movies for Expecting Mothers to Watch

Updated October 2, 2019 717 votes 67 voters 4.5k views25 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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  • What to Expect When You're Expecting1
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    What to Expect When You're Expecting

    Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz

    Released2012

    Directed byKirk Jones

    What to Expect When You're Expecting is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Kirk...  more
  • Juno2
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    Juno

    Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page

    Released2007

    Directed byJason Reitman

    Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by...  more

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  • Baby Mama3
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    Baby Mama

    Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

    Released2008

    Directed byMichael McCullers

    Baby Mama is a 2008 comedy film from Universal Pictures written and directed by Michael...  more
  • Look Who's Talking4
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    Look Who's Talking

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis

    Released1989

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Look Who's Talking is a 1989 romantic comedy film written and directed by Amy Heckerling and...  more

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  • Where the Heart Is5
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    Where the Heart Is

    Natalie Portman, Sally Field

    Released2000

    Directed byMatt Williams

    Where the Heart Is is a 2000 drama/romance film directed by Matt Williams, in his film...  more

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  • Life as We Know It6
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    Life as We Know It

    Christina Hendricks, Katherine Heigl

    Released2010

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

    Life as We Know It is a 2010 comedy film written by Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk Robinson, Jon...  more

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  • Riding in Cars with Boys7
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    Riding in Cars with Boys

    Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Released2001

    Directed byPenny Marshall

    Riding in Cars with Boys is a 2001 film based on the autobiography of the same name by Beverly...  more

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  • Raising Arizona8
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    Raising Arizona

    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman

    Released1987

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Raising Arizona is a 1987 American comedy film directed, written, and produced by the Coen...  more

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  • Knocked Up9
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    Knocked Up

    Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes

    Released2007

    Directed byJudd Apatow

    Knocked Up is a 2007 American romantic comedy film co-produced, written, and directed by Judd...  more

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  • Baby Boom10
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    Baby Boom

    Diane Keaton, James Spader

    Released1987

    Directed byCharles Shyer

    Baby Boom is a 1987 comedy film starring Diane Keaton. The film also launched a subsequent...  more

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  • Away We Go11
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    Away We Go

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maya Rudolph

    Released2009

    Directed bySam Mendes

    Away We Go is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes and...  more
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  • Junior12
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    Junior

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emma Thompson

    Released1994

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Junior is a 1994 American comedy film written by Kevin Wade and Chris Conrad and directed by...  more

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  • Three Men and a Baby13
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    Three Men and a Baby

    Tom Selleck, Ted Danson

    Released1987

    Directed byLeonard Nimoy

    Three Men and a Baby is a 1987 comedy film directed by Leonard Nimoy, and starring Tom...  more

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  • For Keeps14
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    For Keeps

    Pauly Shore, Molly Ringwald

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    For Keeps is a 1988 American coming of age comedy drama film starring Molly Ringwald and...  more
  • Father of the Bride Part II15
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    Father of the Bride Part II

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

    Released1995

    Directed byCharles Shyer

    Father of the Bride Part II is a 1995 comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and...  more

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  • Nine Months16
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    Nine Months

    Robin Williams, Julianne Moore

    Released1995

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Nine Months is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Chris Columbus. It stars Hugh Grant,...  more

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  • Friends with Kids17
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    Friends with Kids

    Megan Fox, Jon Hamm

    Released2011

    Directed byJennifer Westfeldt

    Friends with Kids is a 2011 independent American ensemble romantic comedy that was written,...  more
  • Grown Ups18
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    Grown Ups

    Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler

    Released2010

    Directed byDennis Dugan

    Grown Ups is a 2010 American buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and written by Adam...  more

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  • The House Bunny19
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    The House Bunny

    Emma Stone, Kat Dennings

    Released2008

    Directed byFred Wolf

    The House Bunny is a 2008 romantic comedy film directed by Fred Wolf, written by Kirsten Smith...  more

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  • She's Having a Baby20
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    She's Having a Baby

    Alec Baldwin, Magic Johnson

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    She's Having a Baby is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Hughes. The film...  more

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  • Paternity21
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    Paternity

    Burt Reynolds, Beverly DAngelo

    Released1981

    Directed byDavid Steinberg

    Paternity is a 1981 film comedy that stars Burt Reynolds, Beverly D'Angelo, Paul Dooley,...  more
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  • Sugar and Spice22
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    Sugar and Spice

    Erika Sawajiri, Yo Oizumi

    Released2006

    Directed byIsamu Nakae

    Sugar and Spice is a Japanese movie cast in 2006, starring Yuya Yagira and Erika Sawajiri....  more
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  • The Hangover Part III23
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    The Hangover Part III

    Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

    Released2013

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    The Hangover Part III is a 2013 American comedy film produced by Legendary Pictures and...  more
  • Sugar Town24
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    Sugar Town

    Rosanna Arquette, Ally Sheedy

    Released1999

    Directed byAllison Anders, Kurt Voss

    Sugar Town is a 1999 independent film written and directed by Allison Anders and Kurt Voss,...  more
  • Maybe Baby25
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    Maybe Baby

    Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson

    Released2000

    Directed byHugh Laurie, Tom Moore, Ben Elton

    Maybe Baby is a 2000 British comedy film starring Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson. It was...  more

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