17 Best Pregnancy Movies to Watch When You're Pregnant (or Not!) by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

17 Best Pregnancy Movies to Watch When You're Pregnant (or Not!)

Now that you’re in the third trimester, you’re probably feeling a mix of nervousness and excitement about meeting your baby. You may also be experiencing the need to “nest.” You are no doubt feeling more tired than you ever thought possible. This is no surprise as you are growing a person! 

So why don’t you put up your feet and relax? Perhaps you’d like to curl up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and watch one of the many wonderful movies about pregnancy. Here's a list for you, a combination of laugh-out-loud comedies and tearjerkers. Enjoy a couple of hours of down time, mama. You’ve earned it! 

"Away We Go"
"Away We Go" $4 & Up
John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph star in the heartfelt film that explores the comedic twists and turns in one couple’s journey across contemporary America. Anticipating the birth of their first child, longtime couple Burt (Krasinski) and Verona (Rudolph) embark on an ambitious itinerary to visit friends and family in order to find their perfect home.
"Baby Boom"
"Baby Boom" $1 & Up
J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) thinks she has it all together. Beautiful and talented, she's on the road to certain success. So when an adorable baby girl comes into her life by way of a distant cousin's will, it's J.C. who breaks out in a rash!
"Baby Mama"
"Baby Mama" $12 & Up
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler celebrate a modern twist on motherhood in this hysterical comedy also starring Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard and Sigourney Weaver.
"Bridget Jones’s Baby"
"Bridget Jones’s Baby" $3 & Up
Forty-something and single, Bridget (Renée Zellweger) decides to focus on her job and surround herself with old friends and new. But her love life takes a turn when she meets a dashing American named Jack (Patrick Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. Bridget finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be 50 percent sure of the identity of her baby's father.
"Father of the Bride Part II"
"Father of the Bride Part II" $10 & Up
Having just married off his cherished daughter (Kimberly Williams), George Banks (Martin) is ready to get footloose and fancy free! So when his daughter and his wife Nina (Diane Keaton) both announce they are pregnant, George finds himself in one outrageous situation after another, desperately trying to recapture the wild and crazy days of his youth!
"For Keeps"
"For Keeps" $4 & Up
When high school students Molly Ringwald and Randall Batinkoff fall for each other, they wind up taking a crash course in adulthood in this contemporary romantic comedy. Molly stars as a fledgling journalism student who can't wait to see her name in print. Randall is hoping for a scholarship to Cal Tech. On top of the world and in love, their futures seem idyllic until one little thing throws them off track ... a baby.
"Gimme Shelter"
"Gimme Shelter" $4 & Up
Based on the inspiring true events, "Gimme Shelter" centers on the courageous story of Agnes "Apple" Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens) and her incredible path to motherhood as a pregnant, homeless teenager. Forced to flee her abusive mother and turned away by her Wall Street father, Apple finds herself on a desperate and isolated journey of survival.
"Juno"
"Juno" $2 & Up
"Juno" stars Ellen Page as the title character, a whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Bleeker (Cera). With the help of her hot best friend, Juno finds her unborn child a "perfect" set of parents: an affluent suburban couple, Mark and Vanessa (Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner), longing to adopt.
"Knocked Up"
"Knocked Up" $4 & Up
They say that opposites attract. Well, for slacker Ben (Seth Rogen) and career girl Alison (Katherine Heigl), that's certainly the case ... at least for one intoxicated evening. Two months and several pregnancy tests later, Ben and Alison go through a hysterically funny, anxious and heartwarming journey that leads to huge laughs in the most outrageous comedy of the year!
"The Next Best Thing"
"The Next Best Thing" $15 & Up
A comedy-drama about best friends – one a straight woman, Abbie (Madonna), the other a gay man, Robert – who decide to have a child together. Five years later, Abbie falls in love with a straight man and wants to move away with her and Robert's little boy Sam, and a nasty custody battle ensues.
"Nine Months"
"Nine Months" $27
Samuel's (Hugh Grant) life is perfect. That is, until he finds out his girlfriend (Julianne Moore) is pregnant. Now he must face the issues that come with being an expecting father, in a most entertaining way.
"Precious"
"Precious" $8 & Up
Precious Jones, an inner-city high school girl, is illiterate, overweight and pregnant ... again. Abused, Precious responds to a glimmer of hope when a door is opened by an alternative-school teacher. She is faced with the choice to follow opportunity and test her own boundaries.
"She’s Having a Baby"
"She’s Having a Baby" $4 & Up
Jake (Kevin Bacon) and Kristy Briggs (Elizabeth McGovern) are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to.
"Unexpected"
"Unexpected" $11 & Up
Samantha is a high school science teacher at a low-income school about to close, and she has just found out she's pregnant. Though her boyfriend, John, proposes and is thrilled to begin a new life together, Sam struggles with the idea of halting her career to be a full-time mother.
"Waitress"
"Waitress" $4 & Up
Jenna's (Keri Russell) secret ambition is to save enough money from her waitressing job to leave her overbearing and controlling husband. Jenna is a sharp, sassy woman with a gift for making unusual pies whose recipes are inspired by the trials, tribulations and circumstances of her life. An unwanted pregnancy changes the course of events.
"What to Expect When You’re Expecting"
"What to Expect When You’re Expecting" $4 & Up
A hilarious and heartfelt comedy about five couples whose intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood. The movie features lots of laughs, heart and a terrific ensemble of actors at their best.
"Where the Heart Is"
"Where the Heart Is" $4 & Up
When her boyfriend ditches her, a pregnant 17-year-old (Natalie Portman) finds herself stranded at a Walmart in a small Oklahoma town. After she takes out a secret "home" in a corner of the store, the jobless and broke young lady soon finds a host of colorful new friends willing to help her as she embarks on a new life.

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Donna John
"Juno" and "Where the Heart Is" are two of my all-time favorite movies. Great list!!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Me, too! Father of the Bride II (and the first) is another of my all-time fav's. And I was so touched by Precious and impressed by the performances.
Renee Herren
I love “Where the Heart Is”!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
It's been a while so I think I need to watch it again!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
I love so many of these movies! Baby Boom and She's Having a Baby take me back. I want to watch these and I'm not even pregnant, LOL! Great list, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead !

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