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The Best Movies for New Parents to Watch

Updated September 27, 2019 7.1k votes 677 voters 110.0k views33 items

List RulesFilms about babies and new parents. Vote up the best films new parents should watch.

Becoming a parent is the biggest decision you’ll probably ever make, and one of the most terrifying! What better way to calm your pregnancy and new baby nerves than to watch a great movie about new parents! What are the best movies for new parents to watch? Vote up the best below and see where your favorites rank!
This list has the best movies for new parents to watch together, ranked as the best by the community. Some of these films offer a comedic, humorous look at the challenges of having a new baby in the house, while others tell heartwarming, touching stories of the joys of being a new parents.
This list features the best movies for new parents to watch including, Little Fockers, About Time, Hours, The Hangover Part 3, Knocked Up, Three Men and a Baby, Junior, Look Who’s Talking, Baby Boom, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and She’s Having a Baby. Vote up the best films below or add one that helped you as a new parent if it isn't already on the list.
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    What to Expect When You're Expecting

    Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz
    What to Expect When You're Expecting is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Kirk...  more

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    Baby Boom

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

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    For Keeps

    Pauly Shore, Molly Ringwald
    For Keeps is a 1988 American coming of age comedy drama film starring Molly Ringwald and...  more

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    Look Who's Talking

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis
    Look Who's Talking is a 1989 romantic comedy film written and directed by Amy Heckerling and...  more

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    Grown Ups

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

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    August Rush

    Robin Williams, Keri Russell
    August Rush is a 2007 drama film directed by Kirsten Sheridan and written by Nick Castle,...  more

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    Riding in Cars with Boys

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


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    John Q

    Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall
    John Q is a 2002 American thriller film directed by Nick Cassavetes. The film follows John...  more

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    Little Fockers

    Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro
    Little Fockers is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Paul Weitz, and the third movie in...  more

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    Life as We Know It

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

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    Mr. Mom

    Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd
    Mr. Mom is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti and written by John Hughes...  more

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emma Thompson
    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 Baby

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

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    Raising Arizona

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

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    Father of the Bride Part II

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

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    Sugar and Spice

    Erika Sawajiri, Yo Oizumi
    Sugar and Spice is a Japanese movie cast in 2006, starring Yuya Yagira and Erika Sawajiri....  more
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    The Joy Luck Club

    Ming-Na Wen, Andrew McCarthy
    The Joy Luck Club is a 1993 American film about the relationships between Chinese-American...  more

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    How to Make an American Quilt

    Claire Danes, Winona Ryder
    How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and...  more
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    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Will Smith, Thandie Newton
    The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on Chris Gardner's...  more

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    Where the Heart Is

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

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    Geena Davis, James Gandolfini
    Angie is a 1994 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Martha Coolidge, and starring...  more
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    About Time

    Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie
    About Time is a 2013 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Richard Curtis. A young...  more

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    She's Having a Baby

    Alec Baldwin, Magic Johnson
    She's Having a Baby is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Hughes. The film...  more
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    The Odd Life of Timothy Green

    Jennifer Garner, Common
    The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a 2012 American fantasy comedy-drama film directed by Peter...  more

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    Big Fish

    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor
    Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by...  more

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