Congratulation’s mom-to-be. In between your hectic schedule of sleeping, eating, and gathering all information regarding pregnancy, you may have thought of doing something different and want a break from the normal routine. So how about a movie time from our recommended list of movies to watch during pregnancy?
You will yet again be laughing, crying, depressed, happy. All these aren’t because of your pregnancy hormones, but because of the movies you watch during pregnancy. Sleep deprivation during pregnancy is always a factor due to many reasons such as pain, cramps, or racing thoughts about the baby’s arrival, so why not use it for movie time?
Whether you are looking for something like a rom-com, lighthearted, or funny movie, we have got you covered on our list of movies to watch during pregnancy. So, grab your snacks and curl on the couch to watch these wonderful flicks.
12 Best Movies To Watch During Pregnancy
Romantic movies may not be so interesting during your pregnancy days. When there is a romantic kiss happening on the screen, all you think is about babies. There are a lot of movies pregnant women can watch or relate to which could make your maternity leave or the wait time for your baby an interesting one.
Nothing could relax you during those stressful nights or dawns when you deal with morning sickness — except good movies. Sometimes there is no better way than to feel better watching and laughing at someone else’s pregnancy pain or enjoying movies to watch during pregnancy.
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Below is our list of movies to watch during pregnancy which is a mixture of different genres of stories of pregnant women that have shown comforting tales, humor, and comics of expecting mothers. Mommy, it gives you an assurance that everyone has gone through this battle. For some, it is intense, for a few, it could be comical.
1. What to expect when you’re expecting
Storyline: The movie deals with the story of five couples experiencing pregnancy and parenthood for the first time.
This star-filled cast that includes Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez, is a comedy flick that should not be missed. Recording the experiences of different mothers having distinct experiences, the movie portrays realities such as morning sickness on live television, accidental pregnancy, adoption, etc. The film covers so many pregnancy and parenthood-related discussions that will keep you laughing and entertained. There are also times for you to shed those happy tears!
Where to watch: Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, and Vudu
2. Nine months
Storyline: A carefree guy who is forced to take responsibility when his girlfriend becomes pregnant.
This 90s rom-com movie features Hugh Grant and Julianne Moore who deal with the troubles of unplanned pregnancy. The couple faces difficulties as they try to adjust to the idea of parenthood. While pregnancy movies come with an overdose of drama like screaming and fainting during labor — this movie is no exception. However, the dramatization makes it a worthwhile movie to watch during pregnancy!
Where to watch: Hulu, Starz, and Amazon
Storyline: A 16-year-old girl gets pregnant by her boyfriend and decides to give the baby up for adoption.
You are sure to stick to this movie because of its feel-good, sarcastic, and heart-winning screenplay. The girl’s unplanned pregnancy exhibits the transformation from a carefree teen to an expectant parent making wise decisions. This humor and emotional flick deal with issues such as adoption and navigating relationship issues.
Where to watch: Hulu, Starz, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Apple TV, and Vudu
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4. Knocked up
Storyline: The problems the girl and the boy’s face after a one-night stand go wrong.
After an accidental one-night stand, Alison Scott (Katherine Heigl) becomes pregnant because of an irresponsible Ben Stone (Seth Rogen). Instead of raising the baby by herself, she tries to test Ben on his fatherhood skills, which leaves him a question if he is ready to be a parent. They both raise the question of whether they are compatible partners or not. This silly yet funny story is a must-watch movie to watch during pregnancy.
Where to watch: Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, and Vudu
5. Kya kehna
Storyline: It is a story of a young unmarried girl who gets pregnant out of marriage.
The story revolves around a first-year college girl Priya who gets pregnant because of her college mate Rahul. While Priya gets neglected by Rahul and all her close family and society, she decides not to abort the baby. Alone and neglected Priya with her family supporting her at last, faces society with courage.
Where to watch: Amazon, YouTube, Voot
Storyline: The story is about a bold and pregnant woman who is determined to find her lost husband in a city full of lies.
When Vidya travels from London to Kolkata to trace her husband, the clues given take her to nowhere with an implication that her husband doesn’t exist. The movie is full of suspense, drama, and thrilling elements which gives you confidence that pregnant women are no less than anything and are strong enough to go through tough situations too.
Where to watch: Hotstar, Netflix
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Storyline: The pregnancy documentary records the first two years of lives of four babies from different parts of the world.
For those who haven’t had the opportunity to interact with an infant at an early age, this movie is the best. It shows the footage of babies and their natural habitat. Two of the babies come from poor parts of the world, and two from rich. They seem equally happy and healthy. There are no narrators and it is indeed one of the good movies to watch during pregnancy.
Where to watch: Netflix, Youtube
8. Away we go
Storyline: This is an indie pregnancy movie where you will find what “home” really means.
Verona (Maya Rudolph) and Burt (John Krasinski) are expectant parents who are trying across the country on how and where to build their growing family. With every encounter with their family and friends, their parenting thoughts and skills develop and they learn to ignore advice that doesn’t matter. In the end, you will realize what home means — with a laugh.
Where to watch: Amazon Video, YouTube, and Vudu
9. Baby boom
Storyline: An 80s classic which can tell you what moms are made up of.
J.C. Wiatt is a successful women entrepreneur who prioritizes work over her personal life. J.C’s relative dies whose daughter is received as an inheritance by J.C. Soon she takes interest in the baby girl. J.C loses her boyfriend and her job. Her life takes unexpected twists. Will she gain back what she lost? Watching this movie is sure to give you hope that moms are super beings.
Where to watch: HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Video, and Vudu
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10. Father of the bride part II
Storyline: George is not only surprised by the pregnancy of his daughter but is shaken by the pregnancy of his wife too.
After having survived his daughter getting married in the first sequel, he must not accept his daughter’s pregnancy, but his wife’s pregnancy too. Family troubles continue as he discovers his wife’s pregnancy. His journey to regain his youth and how their lives are about the change is a fun rom-com to watch and laugh out loud.
Where to watch: Hotstar, Youtube
11. Look who’s talking
Storyline: A single career-oriented woman gives birth to a child of a married man.
Released in the late 80s, this movie has a point of view of a newborn baby narrated through a voice-over. Mollie, an accountant who has affairs with her clients, gets pregnant by a married man named Albert who leaves her. Mollie is left all alone to raise her baby. She also hunts for a perfect father and finds a father for the newborn. Meanwhile, Alberts wishes to rejoin Mollie. Who will Mollie choose?
Where to watch: Amazon, Just watch, Vudu
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12. The back-up plan
Storyline: A woman conceives twins through artificial insemination, meets the man of her dreams on the same day.
Tired of being alone, Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) as per “Plan A” decides to have a baby and on the same day, she meets the man of her choice. They go on dates, have sex, and enjoy life— all with the baby inside. When Stan finds out about her pregnancy, instead of walking back, he supports her pregnancy. When asked if he would support her baby, he replies “Because I love their mommy—and what I want more than anything else in the world is to be their daddy!”. Isn’t it a lovely movie to watch during pregnancy?
Pregnancy is surreal and the pains and stress you undergo cannot be missed. But that doesn’t stop you from having yourself entertained by hooking up to a few movies to watch during pregnancy. While pregnancy is acclaimed as a beautiful and best phase in a woman’s life, you know the reality when you are pregnant.
Movies give you a good time pass and aren’t preachy about pregnancy and motherhood unlike a casual talk with anyone. Also, the mentioned movies are good movies to watch during pregnancy which keeps you entertained taking your mind off from the troubles you keep pondering over.