15 Good Netflix Movies About Pregnancy

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Despite all the books and guides out there, no one really knows what quite to expect when you're expecting. But the best Netflix movies about pregnancy are here for you! Pregnancy is certainly a wild ride, and those who experience it are undoubtedly strong people. You know who really have it the hardest though? Pregnant women in movies. These characters have to go through the ups and downs of pregnancy while dealing with all sorts of external issues: disapproving parents, violently jealous exes, and in some cases, an actual apocalypse. If you're wondering where to watch movies about pregnancy, look no further than Netflix

Whether you want a snarky comedy or a heart-rending tale of love and loss, there are plenty of pregnancy films on Netflix that fit the bill. Whether you happen to be pregnant or know someone who is, these movies can offer a source of humor, entertainment, and even comfort in knowing you're not alone. While some of these movies take place under pretty drastic circumstances (looking at you, How It Ends), you'll find plenty of moments to relate to in these films.

Keep reading to learn more about the best pregnancy movies on Netflix, and vote up the ones you think are the best!


  • A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby
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    If you like Hallmark Christmas movies but would prefer to watch them on Netflix, then this is the movie for you. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby is the third movie in the Christmas Prince franchise. While Queen Amber (Rose McIver) is indeed pregnant, that's not all that's happening. Rather, royals from a faraway kingdom travel to Aldovia to renew a sacred treaty. But things go awry when the treaty mysteriously disappears, placing the kingdom in jeopardy. Hopefully they can solve it all before the baby comes!

    • Actors: Rose McIver, Sarah Douglas, Ben Lamb, Theo Devaney, Richard Ashton
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: John Schultz
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    Anchor Baby
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    This Nigerian thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat. Anchor Baby follows a Nigerian couple who live in the United States with no documentation. The clock is ticking before they have to leave the country, but they have one condition before they go — have a baby. Joyce Unanga (Omoni Oboli) is already five months pregnant, so she and Paul (Sam Sarpong) decide to wait it out... in hiding. When Paul is captured and deported, Joyce will have to do everything she can to save herself and her unborn child. 

    • Actors: Sam Sarpong, Omoni Oboli
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Lonzo Nzekwe

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    Obvious Child
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    Despite its sensitive subject matter, Obvious Child is funny. Like, really funny. That's due to the comedic genius of Jenny Slate, who plays a down-on-her-luck comedian named Donna who suddenly finds herself pregnant after a one-night stand. She quickly decides to have an abortion, to the dismay of the would-be father Max (Jake Lacy). See, Max considers himself a future-family man, and actually likes Donna quite a bit. The decision is ultimately Donna's, and Max grows to accept that parenthood is something he'll experience in the future, but not now. Their understanding allows them to grow closer to one another, and to falling in love. 

    • Actors: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman, Polly Draper
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Gillian Robespierre

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    Locke
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    Tom Hardy steals every scene in Locke, which is mostly due to the fact that he's the only actor on screen. In this intense drama, Ivan Locke (Hardy) makes the 90-minute drive from Birmingham to London to witness the birth of his son. The twist? The mother is a colleauge that Ivan had a one-night stand with seven months prior, unbeknownst to his wife. To make things even more difficult, the mother went into labor much earlier than Ivan expected — he was poised to supervise a huge concrete pour the next day. The movie features 36 speaker-phone calls with his boss, family, and co-workers, filled with fights, breakdowns, and talks of job termination. This is the most thrilling movie about concrete ever made. 

    • Actors: Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Tom Holland, Olivia Colman
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Steven Knight

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