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The Best Movies for New Parents to Watch

Updated September 27, 2019 8.4k votes 672 voters 109.5k 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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  • Look Who's Talking1
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    Look Who's Talking

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis

    Released1989

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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  • What to Expect When You're Expecting2
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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
  • Baby Boom3
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    Baby Boom

    Diane Keaton, James Spader

    Released1987

    Directed byCharles Shyer

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  • Life as We Know It4
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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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  • The Pursuit of Happyness5
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    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Will Smith, Thandie Newton

    Released2006

    Directed byGabriele Muccino

    The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on Chris Gardner's...  more

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  • For Keeps6
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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
  • Grown Ups7
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    Grown Ups

    Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler

    Released2010

    Directed byDennis Dugan

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  • August Rush8
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    August Rush

    Robin Williams, Keri Russell

    Released2007

    Directed byKirsten Sheridan

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  • Riding in Cars with Boys9
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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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  • John Q10
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    John Q

    Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall

    Released2002

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

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  • Big Fish11
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    Big Fish

    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor

    Released2003

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • Little Fockers12
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    Little Fockers

    Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro

    Released2010

    Directed byPaul Weitz

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  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green13
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    The Odd Life of Timothy Green

    Jennifer Garner, Common

    Released2012

    Directed byPeter Hedges

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

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  • Mr. Mom14
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    Mr. Mom

    Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1983

    Directed byStan Dragoti

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  • Three Men and a Baby15
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    Three Men and a Baby

    Tom Selleck, Ted Danson

    Released1987

    Directed byLeonard Nimoy

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  • Raising Arizona16
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    Raising Arizona

    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman

    Released1987

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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  • The Joy Luck Club17
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    The Joy Luck Club

    Ming-Na Wen, Andrew McCarthy

    Released1993

    Directed byWayne Wang

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  • Junior18
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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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  • Father of the Bride Part II19
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    Father of the Bride Part II

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

    Released1995

    Directed byCharles Shyer

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  • How to Make an American Quilt20
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    How to Make an American Quilt

    Claire Danes, Winona Ryder

    Released1995

    Directed byJocelyn Moorhouse

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  • Angie21
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    Angie

    Geena Davis, James Gandolfini

    Released1994

    Directed byMartha Coolidge

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  • Sugar and Spice22
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    Sugar and Spice

    Erika Sawajiri, Yo Oizumi

    Released2006

    Directed byIsamu Nakae

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  • Where the Heart Is23
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    Where the Heart Is

    Natalie Portman, Sally Field

    Released2000

    Directed byMatt Williams

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  • About Time24
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    About Time

    Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie

    Released2013

    Directed byRichard Curtis

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  • She's Having a Baby25
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    She's Having a Baby

    Alec Baldwin, Magic Johnson

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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