These awesome movies feature characters living pregnant life. They’re sure to make you laugh hard at the ridiculous situations expectant mamas sometimes face or make you feel less alone and less afraid in solidarity.
Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)
Even if you haven’t seen the first two (you’re missing out!), this third movie in the series will hit you like midnight pickles in the first trimester. Our heroine Bridget (Renee Zellwegger) is pregnant, but the father’s identity is a mystery. Is it her charming billionaire fling Jack, played by Patrick Dempsey, or is it her longtime lawyer love Mark Darcy, played by Colin Firth? This is a great flick to lift your spirits with some great, silly fun. Give it a watch for two hours of laughter.
A film about no-frills motherhood. Charlize Theron gained almost 50lbs. for her role. Her character, Marlo, is expecting her third child. Marlo’s depression deepens over the course of her pregnancy, then intensifies at the birth of her daughter, Mia. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, Marlo accepts the help of her wealthy brother, who hires her a night nanny. This is a great movie to remind us that we all need help sometimes, and we should accept the love and support of those who offer it. No one does it all alone.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012)
This movie’s all-star cast features Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, and Chris Rock – and a solid five-star sense of humor. We follow several couples who are expecting a baby. It’s all new to some and not to others. This film shows how different families prepare for a new baby and watching it is a great way to relieve that nagging anxiety that you’re getting it wrong. (You’re not.)
Baby Bump(s) or “Telle mère, telle fille” (2017)
Lovers of French cinema will appreciate the story of Mado, a middle-aged woman who is about to become a grandmother and a new mother at the same time. As her daughter prepares to welcome her first child, she panics; she knows what kind of mother Mado has been, but she doesn’t know what kind of grandmother she will be. This movie demonstrates the fact that perfect mothers do not exist, and in order to be good enough, all you need is to love your child.
The Next Best Thing (2000)
After a string of unsuccessful romances, Abbie (Madonna) turns to her gay friend Robert (Rupert Everett) for comfort, but they end up having a one-night stand. Next stop, pregnancy. Now, these platonic friends need to figure out how to raise a child together. This is a great movie to show that surprises can lead to good places, and the unexpected can work out well in the end.