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The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies

Updated March 17, 2020 125 votes 18 voters23 items

List RulesVote 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
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    Saved!

    Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin

    Released2004

    Directed byBrian Dannelly

    Saved! is a 2004 American teen comedy-drama film involving elements of religious satire. It... more on Wikipedia
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    Juno is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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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 on Wikipedia
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    The Object of My Affection is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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    The Object of My Affection

    Jennifer Aniston, Hayden Panettiere

    Released1998

    Directed byNicholas Hytner

    The Object of My Affection is a 1998 romantic comedy film, adapted from the book of the same... more on Wikipedia
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    The Painted Veil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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    The Painted Veil

    Naomi Watts, Edward Norton

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Curran

    The Painted Veil is a 2006 American drama film directed by John Curran. The screenplay by Ron... more on Wikipedia
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    Alfie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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    Alfie

    Sienna Miller, Jude Law

    Released2004

    Directed byCharles Shyer

    Alfie is a 2004 British/American comedy film based on the 1966 British film of the same name,... more on Wikipedia
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    Citizen Ruth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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    Citizen Ruth

    Burt Reynolds, Kelly Preston

    Released1996

    Directed byAlexander Payne

    Citizen Ruth is a 1996 comedy film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne. The film is the... more on Wikipedia
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    Father of the Bride Part II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Fools Rush In is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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    Fools Rush In

    Salma Hayek, Matthew Perry

    Released1997

    Directed byAndy Tennant

    Fools Rush In is a 1997 romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant. Matthew Perry and Salma... more on Wikipedia
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    For Keeps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Knocked Up is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Love with the Proper Stranger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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    Love with the Proper Stranger

    Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen

    Released1963

    Directed byRobert Mulligan

    Love with the Proper Stranger is a 1963 romantic comedy drama film made by Pakula-Mulligan... more on Wikipedia
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    Nine Months is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Peyton Place is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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    Peyton Place

    Lana Turner, Arthur Kennedy

    Released1957

    Directed byMark Robson, Hal Herman

    Peyton Place is a 1957 American drama film directed by Mark Robson. The screenplay by John... more on Wikipedia
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    Waitress is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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    Waitress

    Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion

    Released2007

    Directed byAdrienne Shelly

    Waitress is a 2007 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, who... more on Wikipedia
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    Frankie & Alice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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    Frankie & Alice

    Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgård

    Released2010

    Directed byGeoffrey Sax

    Frankie & Alice is a 2010 Canadian drama film directed by Geoffrey Sax starring Halle Berry.... more on Wikipedia
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    What to Expect When You're Exp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Philomena is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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    Philomena

    Judi Dench, Michelle Fairley

    Released2013

    Directed byStephen Frears

    Philomena is a 2013 drama film directed by Stephen Frears, based on the book The Lost Child of... more on Wikipedia
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    Devil's Due is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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    Devil's Due

    Aimee Carrero, Allison Miller

    Released2014

    Directed byMatt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

    Devil's Due is a 2014 American found footage supernatural horror film directed by Matt... more on Wikipedia
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    Obvious Child is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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    Obvious Child

    Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy

    Released2014

    Directed byGillian Robespierre

    Obvious Child is a 2014 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Gillian Robespierre.... more on Wikipedia
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    Tully is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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    Tully

    Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis

    Released2018

    Directed byJason Reitman

    Tully is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman. Marlo (Charlize Theron),... more on Wikipedia
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    Swallow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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    Swallow

    Haley Bennett, Austin Stowell

    Released2020

    Directed byCarlo Mirabella-Davis

    Swallow is a 2020 American horror film directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis. A young pregnant... more on Wikipedia
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    Premature is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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    Premature

    Zora Howard, Joshua Boone

    Released2020

    Directed byRashaad Ernesto Green

    Premature is a 2020 American romantic drama film directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green. On a... more on Wikipedia
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    Never Rarely Sometimes Always is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Surprise Pregnancies
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    Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    Ryan Eggold, Théodore Pellerin

    Released2020

    Directed byEliza Hittman

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a 2020 American and British drama film directed by Eliza... more on Wikipedia
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