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The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies 

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Updated March 17, 2020 65 votes 18 voters 23 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite movies where a character has an unexpected pregnancy.

Pregnancy is a miracle but it does not always happen at the most opportune time as seen in these movies about surprise pregnancies.

It can be overwhelming even for those who are prepared. This list of surprise pregnancies movies is all about people who aren't prepared at all. In some cases, the pregnancy ends up being a blessing in disguise, bringing the parents together and forcing them to grow up, as in Knocked Up. In other cases, it's a path to self-realization for the single mother, like in Juno. Recently, there are even movies where the mother makes an informed decision not to go through with the pregnancy, like in Gillian Robespierre's Obvious Child. Whatever the complications, these films with an accidental pregnancy show the full range of the experience, from the panic to the laughter to the joy.

So vote up the best films, and add your picks for the best surprise pregnancies movies!

 

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Saved! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin, Mary-Louise Parker

Released: 2004

Directed by: Brian Dannelly

Saved! is a 2004 American teen comedy-drama film involving elements of religious satire. It was directed by Brian Dannelly and written by Dannelly and Michael Urban. It stars Jena Malone, Mandy ...more
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Juno is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jason Reitman

Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an ...more
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The Object of My Affecti... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Jennifer Aniston, Hayden Panettiere, Sarah Hyland

Released: 1998

Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

The Object of My Affection is a 1998 romantic comedy film, adapted from the book of the same title by Stephen McCauley, and starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd. The story concerns a pregnant ...more
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The Painted Veil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber

Released: 2006

Directed by: John Curran

The Painted Veil is a 2006 American drama film directed by John Curran. The screenplay by Ron Nyswaner is based on the 1925 novel of the same title by W. Somerset Maugham. Edward Norton, Naomi ...more
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Alfie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Sienna Miller, Jude Law, Marisa Tomei

Released: 2004

Directed by: Charles Shyer

Alfie is a 2004 British/American comedy film based on the 1966 British film of the same name, starring Jude Law as the title character, originally played by Michael Caine. The film was written, ...more
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Citizen Ruth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Burt Reynolds, Kelly Preston, Alicia Witt

Released: 1996

Directed by: Alexander Payne

Citizen Ruth is a 1996 comedy film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne. The film is the directorial debut of Payne. It stars Laura Dern in the title role of a poor, irresponsible and ...more
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Father of the Bride Part... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

Released: 1995

Directed by: Charles 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 ...more
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Fools Rush In is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Salma Hayek, Matthew Perry, Jill Clayburgh

Released: 1997

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Fools Rush In is a 1997 romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant. Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek star.
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For Keeps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Pauly Shore, Molly Ringwald, Conchata Ferrell

Released: 1988

Directed by: John 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 ...more
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Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl

Released: 2007

Directed by: Judd 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
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Love with the Proper Str... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Richard Mulligan

Released: 1963

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Love with the Proper Stranger is a 1963 romantic comedy drama film made by Pakula-Mulligan Productions and Boardwalk Productions and released by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Robert ...more
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Nine Months is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Robin Williams, Julianne Moore, Hugh Grant

Released: 1995

Directed by: Chris 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 ...more
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Peyton Place is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Lana Turner, Arthur Kennedy, Lorne Greene ... Marshall Cole

Released: 1957

Directed by: Mark Robson, Hal Herman

Peyton Place is a 1957 American drama film directed by Mark Robson. The screenplay by John Michael Hayes is based on the bestselling 1956 novel of the same name by Grace Metalious. Peyton Place ...more
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Waitress is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Andy Griffith

Released: 2007

Directed by: Adrienne Shelly

Waitress is a 2007 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, who also appears in a supporting role. The film debuted at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and went into ...more
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Frankie & Alice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgård, Phylicia Rashād

Released: 2010

Directed by: Geoffrey Sax

Frankie & Alice is a 2010 Canadian drama film directed by Geoffrey Sax starring Halle Berry. Filming began in Vancouver, British Columbia, in November 2008 and ended in January 2009. To ...more
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What to Expect When You'... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker

Released: 2012

Directed by: Kirk 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 ...more
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Philomena is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Judi Dench, Michelle Fairley, Steve Coogan

Released: 2013

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Philomena is a 2013 drama film directed by Stephen Frears, based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by journalist Martin Sixsmith. Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, it tells the ...more
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Devil's Due is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Aimee Carrero, Allison Miller, Vanessa Ray

Released: 2014

Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Devil's Due is a 2014 American found footage supernatural horror film directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, and written by Lindsay Devlin. The film stars Allison Miller, Zach ...more
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Obvious Child is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann

Released: 2014

Directed by: Gillian Robespierre

Obvious Child is a 2014 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Gillian Robespierre. After a drunken one-night stand, stand-up comedian Donna (Jenny Slate) finds out she is pregnant and ...more
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Tully is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jason Reitman

Tully is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman. Marlo (Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny (Mackenzie Davis) by her brother ...more
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Swallow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Haley Bennett, Austin Stowell, Denis O'Hare

Released: 2020

Directed by: Carlo Mirabella-Davis

Swallow is a 2020 American horror film directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis. A young pregnant housewife (Haley Bennett) is overwhelming compelled to eat dangerous household objects.
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Premature is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Zora Howard, Joshua Boone, Michelle Wilson

Released: 2020

Directed by: Rashaad Ernesto Green

Premature is a 2020 American romantic drama film directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green. On a summer night in Harlem during her last months at home before starting college, seventeen-year-old poet ...more
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Never Rarely Sometimes A... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
Ryan Eggold, Théodore Pellerin, Talia Ryder

Released: 2020

Directed by: Eliza Hittman

Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a 2020 American and British drama film directed by Eliza Hittman. Two teenage cousins from Pennsylvania (Sidney Flanigan and Talia Ryder) embark on a journey to ...more