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Parenthood is a favorite theme in movies. It makes sense, then, that some of the most memorable film characters are pregnant. But while all of these fictional women are expectant mothers, the circumstances surrounding their pregnancies couldn't be more different. Some of the best pregnant movie characters carefully planned to welcome a child into their lives, while others were surprised by an unexpected pregnancy. And one of these pregnant characters isn't a woman at all – rather, it's the male scientist played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Junior.

What other roles will you find on this list of the best pregnant characters in films? Rosemary Woodhouse, played by Mia Farrow, was thrilled when she first found out that she was pregnant in the 1968 film Rosemary's Baby. But as her belly grows, Rosemary begins to fear that something sinister may be behind her good fortune. Marge Gunderson from Fargo unravels a darkly comic conspiracy in the snowy Midwest, all while anticipating the birth of her child.

Snappy banter and a teen pregnancy made Juno MacGuff, played by Ellen Page, an iconic fictional pregnant woman when Juno was released in 2007. Other great roles that are featured on this top pregnant characters in film list include Kee from Children of Men and Ashley Johnsten from Junebug.

Which pregnant movie character should top the list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any expecting movie mothers that are missing.
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98 15
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film

2
57 27
Alison Scott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Alison Scott Knocked Up, Knocked Up: Bonus Material

3
52 26
Novalee Nation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Novalee Nation Where the Heart Is

4
33 20
Mollie Ubriacco is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Mollie Ubriacco Look Who's Talking Now, Look Who's Talking, Look Who's Talking Too

5
46 34
Padmé Amidala is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Padmé Amidala Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

6
37 26
Marge Gunderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film

7
36 26
Rosemary Woodhouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Rosemary Woodhouse Rosemary's Baby

8
31 24
Diane Weston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Diane Weston Sugar & Spice

9
29 22
Jenna Hunterson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Jenna Hunterson Waitress

10
34 28
Jules Baxter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Jules Baxter What to Expect When You're Expecting

11
27 24
Rebecca Taylor-Faulkner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Rebecca Taylor-Faulkner Nine Months

12
18 22
Ashley Johnsten is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Ashley Johnsten Junebug

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18 24
Sally Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Sally Jackson Home Fries

14
23 31
Dr. Alex Hesse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Dr. Alex Hesse Junior

15
18 26
Darcy Elliot Bobrucz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Darcy Elliot Bobrucz For Keeps?

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16 24
Kristy Briggs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Kristy Briggs She's Having a Baby

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15 27
Kee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Kee Children of Men

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15 27
Jane Winslett-Richardson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Jane Winslett-Richardson The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

19
14 28
Veronica Quaife is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Veronica Quaife The Fly II, The Fly

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7 30
Mae Pollitt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
RobLein added Mae Pollitt Cat on a Hot Tin Roof