Movies About Pregnancy and baby

15 Best Movies to Watch About Pregnancy And Babies in 2023

Being pregnant is considered among the most magical periods for a woman. The thoughts about the unborn baby upset moms the most, especially the moms who are expecting a baby for the very first time. But many expecting moms don’t realize that their negative thoughts, emotions, and the stress response can affect their unborn baby. Don’t let it happen to you and your baby. There are many things you can do while pregnant and bored. One of these is to relax comfortably sitting on the sofa and enjoy good movies about pregnancy and babies.

Here is a selection of the best movies about pregnancy that will keep you company during the anxious wait to motherhood!

Best Movies About Pregnancy And Babies

Funny, romantic, or exciting pregnancy moment on the big screen has been addressed from different points of view. We have rounded up the 15 best movies about pregnancy here.

Among the movies, there are plenty of choices. You can choose from funny movies about teenage pregnancy to popular unplanned pregnancy movies. Not only they will keep you entertained, but they also provide some valuable lessons for new moms. So check them out!

Baby Mama

Kate Holbrook, a single and successful woman, has put her career ahead of her personal life for a long time. Now, at 37, she is finally determined to have a baby. But his plans are thrown into crisis when he discovers that he has only one chance in a million to get pregnant.

Undaunted, Kate allows Angie Ostrowski, a girl from South Philadelphia, to become his replacement. The SNL girls Tina fey and Amy Poehler did a tremendous job of making this movie a total entertaining comedy for expecting parents.

Director: Michael McCullers

   Stars: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sigourney Weaver

IMDB Rating: 6.0

Genres: Comedy, Romance

What To Expect When You Are Expecting

If you want to share the joys and fears of pregnancy with your partner, this film is an ideal choice. The film directed by Kirk Jones features stars like Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, and Todd Smith. The movie tells the story of five couples struggling with pregnancy. Fears, curiosities, or doubts are the same for every expecting mom.

If you don’t know, there is a best-selling pregnancy book with the same name. When you are done watching the movie, don’t forget to read What to Expect When You're Expecting by Sharon Mazel and Heidi Murkoff.

Director: Kirk Jones

   Stars: Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, J. Todd Smith

IMDB Rating: 5.7

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama


Released in 2007, Juno is one of the most popular movies about teenage pregnancy. It’s the story of a teenager who finds herself pregnant just at the age of 16. Adamant about finding a solution, she chooses to face the harsh reality of teenage pregnancy.

The protagonist comes to know some profound changes that take place in a woman’s body and mind when she becomes a mother. This movie impressed the critics so much that it was awarded an Oscar for best screenplay.

Director: Jason Reitman

   Stars: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner

IMDB Rating: 7.4

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Knocked Up

It’s the story of a thirty-year-old girl who meets a guy at a party. After a good night full of alcohol and fun together, she finds out that she is pregnant. However, they wanted to make a pact, but things didn’t go as planned.

Great acting along with full of amusing and relevant cameos makes it one of the funniest movies about pregnancy and babies.

Director: Judd Apatow

   Stars: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd

IMDB Rating: 6.9

Genres: Comedy, Romance


Based on the novel Push - The History of Precious Jones by Sapphire, precious is a raw portrait of a damaged society. The movie tells the story of a teenage girl who becomes a victim of physical and mental abuse by her violent mother and rapist father. Blessed with an invincible spirit, she refuses to accept the negative reinforcement that bombards her.

Precious shows that we all have a pulsating desire inside us to escape towards freedom, towards a different life. And it begins when we start our journey towards self-discovery.

Director: Lee Daniels

   Stars: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Genres: Drama

Where the Heart Is

This movie shows how having a child can be an experience that raises the fortunes of a woman. The protagonist is a twenty-year-old pregnant woman who decides to move to California with her boyfriend. Later, she finds out that her boyfriend has left her behind in a supermarket and without a penny.

Then she decides to stay there and raise her son on her own. But an unexpected help from a stranger turns her life in a new direction.

Director: Matt Williams

   Stars: Natalie Portman, James Frain, Ashley Judd

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama


Waitress is a fun movie about a woman in a bad marriage seeking her way out. But her dreams take a hit when she finds out that she is pregnant.

Director: Adrienne Shelly

   Stars: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto

IMDB Rating: 7.0

Genres: Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Drama

Father Of The Bride

George has recently found out that he is about to become a grandfather. Then his beloved wife makes a surprising discovery. The grandparents are going to have a baby.

It is the story of a grizzled middle-aged professional whose life course changes with his child and grandchild. This film is a timeless classic comedy.

Director: Charles Shyer

   Stars: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

IMDB Rating: 6.5

Genres: Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Drama

Away We Go

It’s a feel-good pregnancy movie, tells the story of an expecting couple who are looking for the perfect place to raise their unborn baby. Along the way, they meet some old kooky friends and their long-lost family members.

Director: Sam Mendes

   Stars: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney

IMDB Rating: 7.0

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Look Who’s Talking

Look who’s talking is a comedy film from the late 80s. If you want to show your partner what to expect after having a baby, it’s a perfect choice. The film tells the story of a single mother, Molly, who plans on finding her son the perfect daddy after the real father refuses to get involved.

Director: Amy Heckerling

   Stars: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis

IMDB Rating: 5.9

Genres: Comedy

She’s Having A Baby

She’s having a baby tells the story of a young couple who decide to start a new life together.

But getting married, finding a job, and buying a house for both of them turned out to be a child’s play compared to becoming parents.

Director: John Hughes

   Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin

IMDB Rating: 5.9

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary’s Baby is one of the best classic horror films of all time. It’s the story of Guy Woodhouse and his young pregnant wife who try to settle in a dilapidated New York building. However, Rosemary mysteriously becomes pregnant after a frightening dream. She knows that something is wrong, but not everyone agrees.

It’s the debut film of legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski in Hollywood. Although chilling, this is a good movie to watch around pregnancy.

Director: Roman Polanski

   Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon

IMDB Rating: 8.0

Genres: Drama, Horror


Don’t confuse the parenthood series with the parenthood movie. Many think the movie is better than the series, but we find both entertaining for expecting moms. Parenthood is hard, lonely, fun, and more. The movie sums up all the different aspects of parenthood beautifully.

It’s a family orientated feel-good movie that everyone can watch together.

Director: Ron Howard

   Stars: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest

IMDB Rating: 7.0

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Life As We Know It

Holly and Eric, two single adults, unexpectedly become caregivers of an orphaned girl. After a lot of ups and downs, finally, their love for the baby binds them together for a happy ending. Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel star in this fantastic feel-good movie about new parenthood.

Director: Greg Berlanti

   Stars: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas

IMDB Rating: 6.5

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Due Date

Going to see his pregnant wife, who is about to have a baby, Peter comes across a pot-smoking moron and wannabe actor Ethan. Will Peter be able to make it to his wife on time?

Two lead characters, Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis, has done an amazing job to make the feeling of a first-time father so real.

Director: Todd Phillips

   Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan

IMDB Rating: 6.5

Genres: Comedy, Drama

From the above list of best pregnancy movies, how many of them have you watched? Let us know in the comment section below.

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