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10 Inspiring Single Mom Movies To Watch

If you are a single mom, there’s a lot you can learn by watching some best movies for single moms. These single mom movies will make you laugh, excited, motivated, forget the problems, and hope for better days! Well, here is a selection of best single mom movies that you must watch.

Best Movies About Single Parents


Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers

Plot: Like any mother, she dedicates herself to keeping his son happy and safe, nurturing him with love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Upon escaping, they experience a dramatic homecoming what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: The Real World.

Forrest Gump

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise

Plot: Forrest Gump is a story of a kind-hearted Alabama boy and his best friend Jenny. Although Forrest Gump was a slow-witted boy, his loving and supportive mother made every effort to ensure his success. His childlike craziness and never fading love for his childhood friend Jenny take him on a journey where he learns what his destiny is.

Erin Brockovich

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Stars: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin

Plot: Erin Brockovich is an Oscar-winning film about a single mother who took on corporate America. Desperate to find a job, Erin Brockovich persuades her attorney Ed Masry to hire her as a legal assistant in a California law firm for low wages. Despite her lack of formal education in the law, she catalyzes the groundbreaking $333 million case against Pacific Gas & Electric firm.


Director: Clint Eastwood

Stars: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan

Plot: Changeling is directed by Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood and starring Angelina Jolie. Walter’s father left Christine Collins when Walter was an infant, and she has raised the boy all alone. Christine spends her nights taking care of her son and her days as a switchboard operator. After returning from work one day, Christine found that Walter is missing. Then she calls on LAPD to initiate a search.


Director: Kenneth Branagh

Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden

Plot: Cinderella is a live-action reboot of the 1950 Disney cartoon classic. From a young age, Ella believes in the existence and presence of magic, allowing her to befriend with many animals, particularly the mice. Everything is perfect until her mother dies of a fatal illness and her father disappears. Young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Her fortune starts to change when she meets a dashing stranger.

St. Vincent

Director: Theodore Melfi

Stars: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts

Plot: Maggie, a struggling single woman, moves to Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver. Having to work very long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of Vincent, a bawdy misanthrope next door. Vincent takes Oliver along on his trips to the race track, strip club, and dive bar, and an unlikely friendship is born.

Look Who’s Talking

Director: Amy Heckerling

Stars: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis

Plot: “Look Who’s Talking” is a story of a single, career-minded mother Mollie. After being dumped by her married lover Albert, she explores to find the perfect father for her baby. Then she meets James, and things take a new turn.


Director: Frank Coraci

Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Wendi McLendon-Covey

Plot: Recently divorced mom Lauren is a professional organizer who needs a dad. After a horrible blind date between Lauren and Oliver, their fates conspire to bring them together. Their love grows as their respective kids benefit from their thriving relationship.

The Lucky One

Director: Scott Hicks

Stars: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner

Plot: Logan, a Marine, while serving in Iraq, finds a photo of a girl with “keep safe X” written on the back. When he returns from the war, he decides to seek out the owner of the photo. He finds that the woman is Beth Green, a single mom, in a sticky co-parenting situation with her abusive ex-husband.

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Director: Martin Scorsese

Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Mia Bendixsen

Plot: Alice Hyatt, a 35-year old housewife, suddenly finds herself as widowed when her husband Donald is killed in a vehicle accident while at work. Short of money, Alice plans on getting back to her hometown of Monterrey, California, and resuming her singing career.

These above 10 single mom movies show the struggles of a single mom on a positive note. Tell us about your favorite single mom movies in the comments section below.

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