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20 Films about... Pregnancy & Birth

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People who added this item 4488  Average listal rating (2962 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
1. Juno (2007)
Perhaps the best, and quirkiest, film about pregnancy, Juno tops the chart with the story of a young acerbic teenage girl who uses her wit and repartee to get through her insane family shenanigans and the couple preparing to adopt her child.

People who added this item 2210  Average listal rating (1338 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
2. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
A young and naive housewife spirals down an emotional and psychological rollercoaster as she becomes paranoid that her husband and new neighbors are members of a cult planning on using her to give birth to the antichrist.

People who added this item 2648  Average listal rating (1698 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
3. Knocked Up (2007)
A drunken one night stand between a slacker and a media personality result in an unexpected pregnancy, and now they must deal with the repercussions of it.

People who added this item 3154  Average listal rating (2073 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
4. Children of Men (2006)
Set in a dystopian future, 20 years after worldwide female infertility has stopped the birth of children and may lead to the extinction of the human race, one man aids and protects a pregnant West African refugee, who may be mankind's last hope.

People who added this item 526  Average listal rating (337 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.1 
5. Baby Mama (2008)
A successful, single, infertile businesswoman hires an obnoxious, immature, South Philly woman to be her surrogate mother, ultimately leading to a war between their conflicting personalities.

People who added this item 1555  Average listal rating (989 ratings) 4.3  IMDB Rating 4.5 
6. Junior (1994)
Ludicrous as it is hilarious, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the world's first pregnant man.

People who added this item 34  Average listal rating (22 ratings) 4.6  IMDB Rating 5.8 
7. Fifteen and Pregnant (1998)
A made-for-tv movie starring Kirsten Dunst, about a young teenage girl who must face the repercussions of her youthful pregnancy.

People who added this item 6  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 9  IMDB Rating
8. If These Walls Could Talk (2010)
HBO's highest rated move ever follows the plights of three different women in three different decades and their experiences with pregnancy & abortion.

People who added this item 120  Average listal rating (75 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.2 
9. Grace (2009)
After a horrible car crash kills her husband and induces her into labor, a young mother becomes obsessed with her strange, blood-drinking child.

People who added this item 176  Average listal rating (101 ratings) 4.8  IMDB Rating
10. Home Fries (1998)
A young fast-food worker becomes pregnant, but opts to leave her married lover. Ultimately, finding love places she's never expect.

People who added this item 137  Average listal rating (84 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.8 
11. She's Having a Baby (1988)
A young newlywed couple deal with married life and what is expected of them as parents, as they contemplate if they are ready for it.

People who added this item 43  Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
12. Lake of Fire (2006)
It wouldn't be fair to not include a film about the difficult topic of abortion in a list of pregnancy & birth. Lake of Fire is a documentary about the social standing of abortion itself, told through both perspectives: pro-life and pro-choice.

People who added this item 171  Average listal rating (115 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.1 
13. Baby Boom (1987)
A driven Manhattan career woman must put her hectic life on hold when she inherits a toddler from a deceased cousin.

People who added this item 65  Average listal rating (32 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.7 
14. For Keeps? (1988)
Two high school seniors fall in love, but complications arise when they find they are pregnant just before graduation, and she wants to keep the baby.

People who added this item 889  Average listal rating (531 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.4 
15. Nine Months (1995)
A child psychologists ideal romance with a ballet dancer, is turned inside out when they discover she is pregnant. His fears mount due to encounters with overbearing couples and his perpetually single artist friend.

People who added this item 464  Average listal rating (257 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 6.9 
16. Inside (2007)
A harrowing new wave French horror film concerning the attack and home-invasion of a young pregnant woman by a stranger who seeks to take her unborn child.

People who added this item 255  Average listal rating (134 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
17. Junebug (2005)
An art dealer travels from Chicago to North Carolina to meet her new in-laws, ultimately developing a bond with her brother-in-law's pregnant young wife.

People who added this item 652  Average listal rating (363 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.5 
18. Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
The movie spans over the course of 24 years, about Beverly Donofrio, a woman who overcame various obstacles, including being a teen mother, but who later earned a Master's degree.

People who added this item 2238  Average listal rating (1410 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.8 
19. Look Who's Talking (1989)
Two young parents deal with their first taste of child rearing. Refreshingly, told through the perspective of the baby.

People who added this item 523  Average listal rating (296 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 5.2 
20. The Back-Up Plan (2010)
After giving up on finding the perfect man, a woman becomes pregnant through artificial insemination, only to find the man of her dreams the day after.


 

The creation of life is a fascinating and painstaking subject that often is represented in film. Sometimes, realistically, other times, humorously, and even more infrequently, terrifying. These films are the best in that they focus on the events leading to pregnancy, the 9 months of gestation, and ultimately, the birth & care of the child. Others focus on the act of a woman forming a bond with her child, or having to sever that bond.

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