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The Greatest Pregnant Characters in Film

Updated October 7, 2019 2.3k votes 496 voters 27.8k views20 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 MacGuff1
    187
    52
  • Novalee Nation2
    113
    53

    Novalee Nation

    Where the Heart Is
  • Marge Gunderson3
    97
    48
  • Alison Scott4
    106
    62

    Alison Scott

    Knocked Up, Knocked Up: Bonus Material
  • Padmé Amidala5
    106
    65

    Padmé Amidala

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Jenna6
    77
    40

    Jenna

    Waitress
  • Rosemary Woodhouse7
    82
    49

    Rosemary Woodhouse

    Rosemary's Baby
  • Mollie Ubriacco8
    61
    44

    Mollie Ubriacco

    Look Who's Talking Now, Look Who's Talking
  • Jules Baxter9
    73
    56

    Jules Baxter

    What to Expect When You're Expecting
  • Diane Weston10
    58
    44

    Diane Weston

    Sugar & Spice
  • Rebecca Taylor-Faulkner11
    49
    46

    Rebecca Taylor-Faulkner

    Nine Months
  • Ashley Johnsten12
    46
    42

    Ashley Johnsten

    Junebug
  • Darcy Elliot Bobrucz13
    34
    50

    Darcy Elliot Bobrucz

    For Keeps?
  • Jane Winslett-Richardson14
    31
    51

    Jane Winslett-Richardson

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • Kee15
    30
    50

    Kee

    Children of Men
  • Sally Jackson16
    32
    53

    Sally Jackson

    Home Fries
  • Kristy Briggs17
    32
    56

    Kristy Briggs

    She's Having a Baby
  • Veronica Quaife18
    28
    51

    Veronica Quaife

    The Fly II, The Fly
  • Dr. Alex Hesse19
    34
    76

    Dr. Alex Hesse

    Junior
  • Mae Pollitt20
    17
    65

    Mae Pollitt

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof