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The Best Pregnancy Movies 

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Updated March 17, 2020 11.1k votes 2k voters 245.3k views 63 items

List Rules Movies must deal with pregnancy.

A list of the best pregnancy movies. These are the absolute best pregnancy films, but if you believe we've missed one then please feel free to add it to the list yourself. Pregnancy is a dramatic time in anyone's life. Before the time comes, first-time parents can try but still never know what it will be like to be pregnant. Movies capitalize on this by emphasizing all of the wacky and dramatic things that can happen during a pregnancy. Hey, it's entertaining, right? Since movies love drama, it's inevitable that lots of great films feature women who are preggers. Every genre has been included, but most of these films are comedies, with a few dramas. If you're expecting, going to be pregnant, or have been pregnant, then you'll probably find something to empathize with in the films on this list.
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Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jason Reitman

Released: 2008 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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Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Katherine Heigl

Released: 2007

Directed by: Judd Apatow

Released: 2007 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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Olivia Peterman added 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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Natalie Portman, Sally Field, Ashley Judd

Released: 2000

Directed by: Matt Williams

Released: 2000 Where the Heart Is is a 2000 drama/romance film directed by Matt Williams, in his film directing debut. The movie stars Natalie Portman, Stockard Channing, Ashley Judd, and Joan Cusack with ...more
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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Martin

Released: 2008

Directed by: Michael McCullers

Released: 2008 Baby Mama is a 2008 comedy film from Universal Pictures written and directed by Michael McCullers and starring Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver, Greg Kinnear, Romany Malco, Dax Shepard ...more
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beernbugs added 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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Robin Williams, Julianne Moore, Hugh Grant

Released: 1995

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Released: 1995 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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beernbugs added Riding in Cars with Boys Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brittany Murphy

Released: 2001

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Riding in Cars with Boys is a 2001 film based on the autobiography of the same name by Beverly Donofrio about a woman who overcame difficulties, including being a teen mother, and who later ...more
15 and Pregnant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pregnancy Movies
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Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Andy Griffith

Released: 2007

Directed by: Adrienne Shelly

Released: 2007 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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RebeccaShell added 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
The Twilight Saga: Break... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pregnancy Movies
willyboymcoy added Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

Released: 2011

Directed by: Bill Condon

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is the 2011 film based off the fourth and final novel in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. This currently optioned property is expected to start production ...more
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willyboymcoy added 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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ShalieCox added Danielle Panabaker, Jane Krakowski, Kay Panabaker

Released: 2005

Directed by: Peter Werner

Mom at Sixteen is a 2005 Lifetime Television film about a sixteen-year-old mother, dealing with problems at school and her decaying relationship with her mother, because of her seeing her ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emma Thompson, Danny DeVito

Released: 1994

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Released: 1994 Junior is a 1994 American comedy film written by Kevin Wade and Chris Conrad and directed by Ivan Reitman. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a scientist who undergoes a male pregnancy as part of ...more
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Alec Baldwin, Magic Johnson, Bill Murray

Released: 1988

Directed by: John Hughes

Released: 1988 She's Having a Baby is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Hughes. The film portrays a young newlywed couple, Kristy and Jake Briggs played by Elizabeth McGovern and Kevin ...more
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amyangel2001 added Thora Birch, Nancy Travis, Camryn Manheim

Released: 2010

Directed by: Rosemary Rodriguez

The Pregnancy Pact is a 2010 television film directed by Rosemary Rodriguez and starring Thora Birch, Madisen Beaty, and Camryn Manheim, based on the allegedly true story of a 2008 media circus ...more
Grease is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pregnancy Movies
beernbugs added John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

Released: 1978

Directed by: Randal Kleiser

Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same ...more
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beernbugs added Mena Suvari, Melissa George, Sean Young

Released: 2001

Directed by: Francine McDougall

Sugar & Spice is a 2001 American teen comedy film directed by Francine McDougall, and starring Marley Shelton, Marla Sokoloff, Mena Suvari, James Marsden, and Melissa George. The plot ...more
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beernbugs added Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

Released: 1987

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Raising Arizona is a 1987 American comedy film directed, written, and produced by the Coen brothers, and starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, William Forsythe, John Goodman, Frances McDormand, ...more
Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pregnancy Movies
Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

Released: 1968

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Released: 1968 Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin. The cast includes Mia ...more
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beernbugs added Drew Barrymore, Catherine O'Hara, Luke Wilson

Released: 1998

Directed by: Dean Parisot

Home Fries is a 1998 film directed by Dean Parisot, starring Drew Barrymore, Luke Wilson and Jake Busey. The script was originally penned by writer Vince Gilligan for a film class at New York ...more
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beernbugs added Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Patton

Released: 2009

Directed by: Lee Daniels

Precious is a 2009 American drama film, directed and co-produced by Lee Daniels. Precious is an adaptation by Geoffrey S. Fletcher of the 1996 novel Push by Sapphire. The film stars Gabourey ...more
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TomboygotSwagger added The Pregnancy Project Alexa Vega
The Switch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pregnancy Movies
beernbugs added Rachel Hunter, Robert Wagner, Stacy Keach

Released: 2005

Directed by: Damian Chapa