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The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film 

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Updated October 7, 2019 2k votes 439 voters 24.3k views 20 items

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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Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Ellen Page in Juno
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Novalee Nation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Natalie Portman in Where the Heart Is
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Alison Scott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Alison Scott Katherine Heigl in Knocked Up
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Padmé Amidala is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
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Marge Gunderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Frances McDormand in Fargo
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Rosemary Woodhouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
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Jenna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Jenna Keri Russell in Waitress
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Jules Baxter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Jules Baxter
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Mollie Ubriacco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Mollie Ubriacco Kirstie Alley in Look Who's Talking Now
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Diane Weston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Diane Weston Marley Shelton in Sugar & Spice
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Rebecca Taylor-Faulkner ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Rebecca Taylor-Faulkner
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Ashley Johnsten is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Ashley Johnsten
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Kee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Clare-Hope Ashitey in Children of Men
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Kristy Briggs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Kristy Briggs Elizabeth McGovern in She's Having a Baby
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Sally Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Sally Jackson Drew Barrymore in Home Fries
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Darcy Elliot Bobrucz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Darcy Elliot Bobrucz Molly Ringwald in For Keeps?
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Dr. Alex Hesse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Dr. Alex Hesse Arnold Schwarzenegger in Junior
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Jane Winslett-Richardson... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
Cate Blanchett in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
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Veronica Quaife is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
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Mae Pollitt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film
RobLein added Madeleine Sherwood in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof