10 of the Best Movies to Stream When Pregnant

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Pregnancy is as joyful as it is exhausting. At the end of the day, you probably find yourself wanting to kick back and unwind, which is fully encouraged. What better way to relax while also embracing where you're at in your journey than taking in a baby-related flick?

Being pregnant can be all-consuming, so it's natural to want to tune into content about this chapter of your life. Whether you're looking for something lighthearted and funny or a film that's a bit more substantial, we've got you covered.

So grab your favorite snacks, curl up on the couch, and get ready to stream our list of the top-10 movies to watch when you're pregnant.

Juno

Movie Stats

  • The movie stars Elliot Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, and Jason Bateman.
  • Released in 2007. Rated PG-13.
  • Running time is 96 minutes.

Why It's a Winning Pick

This off-beat indie film follows its 16-year-old title character through her unplanned pregnancy. When Juno (Elliot Page) finds herself pregnant with her friend's baby, she goes from a carefree teen to an expectant parent with some grown-up decisions to make.

The perfect mix of humor and emotion, it's easy to love this movie and its cast. Topics in this flick range from adoption to navigating relationship issues. The plot is stellar, the dialogue is witty, and the storyline is unique.

Where to Stream It

Hulu, Starz, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Apple TV, and Vudu.

Knocked Up

Movie Stats

  • The movie stars Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann.
  • Released in 2007. Rated R. 
  • Running time is 129 minutes.

Why It's a Winning Pick

After a one-night stand gone wrong, Alison (Katherine Heigl) and Ben (Seth Rogen) decide to start at square one, working backward as they conceive first and try to forge a relationship later. The problem? They're polar opposites!

This is a silly yet heartwarming story directed by mastermind Judd Apatow. The comedic timing of Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann adds to the fun factor of this emotional film.

Where to Stream It

YouTube, Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Google Play, and Vudu.

Baby Mama

Movie Stats

  • The movie stars Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Greg Kinnear, and Dax Shepard. 
  • Released in 2008. Rated PG-13. 
  • Running time is 99 minutes.

Why It's a Winning Pick

The chemistry between Amy Poehler and Tina Fey is undeniable, with every project they star in together turning to gold. This flick is no exception to the rule.

In this film, a single professional named Kate (Tina Fey) hires a zany surrogate named Angie (Amy Poehler) to carry her child. In an outlandish turn, Angie moves in with Kate and lies about being pregnant, only to later become pregnant with her ex-husband's baby.

The fact that these two are real-life moms adds a little extra authenticity, and it's the perfect pick if you're craving something light.

Where to Stream It

Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, and Vudu.

What to Expect When You're Expecting

Movie Stats

  • The movie stars Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Dennis Quaid, and Chris Rock.
  • Released in 2012. Rated PG-13. 
  • Running time is 110 minutes.

Why It's a Winning Pick

This fun flick is a nod to the ever-popular book of the same title. The movie features an ensemble cast of characters who are starting their parenthood journeys in different ways.

It may not be an Oscar-worthy film, but it's enjoyable to watch these big names collaborate on screen. Subjects range from pregnancy to adoption, making it relatable for people on all paths to parenthood.

Where to Stream It

Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV, and Vudu.

The Back-Up Plan

Movie Stats

  • The movie stars Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin, Eric Christian Olsen, and Anthony Anderson.
  • Released in 2010. Rated PG-13. 
  • Running time is 104 minutes.

Why It's a Winning Pick

Sucker for a good rom-com? This one's for you! This film tells the story of Zoe (Jennifer Lopez), who has just conceived twins through donor insemination. In a wild turn of events, she then ends up meeting the man of her dreams the same day. What are the odds, right?

A light movie with little critical thinking required, this flick is perfect for nights you want a sweet, easy film that also provides some belly laughs.

Where to Stream It

Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play, and Apple TV.

Waitress

Movie Stats

  • The movie stars Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, and Jeremy Sisto.
  • Released in 2007. Rated PG-13. 
  • Running time is 108 minutes.

Why It's a Winning Pick

Now a Broadway hit, this movie also holds up well as a standalone. Keri Russell as Jenna—a waitress and piemaker who becomes pregnant by her abusive husband. Distressed by her situation, she escapes reality by baking and daydreaming about running away.

Ultimately, Jenna grows quite close to her doctor, which becomes a major plot point. You'll love watching Russell's all-star performance in what is one of the best overall films about pregnancy.

Where to Stream It

Hulu, Starz, Amazon Prime, YouTube, and Apple TV.

Babies

Movie Stats

  • The movie stars Bayar, Hattie, Mari, and Ponijao.
  • Released in 2010. Rated PG. 
  • Running time is 79 minutes.

Why It's a Winning Pick

Looking for something different from the traditional blockbuster? Add this one to your must-watch list!

This clever documentary follows four real-life babies from different places across the world. You'll catch a glimpse of how babies are raised in Namibia, Japan, Mongolia, and the United States. It's interesting to see that, despite locational and cultural differences, babies are universally similar (and adorable).

Where to Stream It

YouTube, AppleTV, Vudu, and Amazon Prime.

Bridget Jones's Baby

Movie Stats

  • The movie stars Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, and Patrick Dempsey.
  • Released in 2016. Rated R.
  • Running time is 123 minutes.

Why It's a Winning Pick

The lovely Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is back in this sequel, this time single and pregnant. It's not just navigating her pregnancy that's presenting problems—she's also trying to piece together who could be the father of her baby. Could it be her ex? Her new boyfriend? You'll have to watch to find out!

This follow-up lacks some of the charming features of the original, but there's plenty of laughs and charisma among the leads that make it worth a watch.

Where to Stream It

Apple TV, Vudu, and Amazon Prime.

The Boss Baby

Movie Stats

  • The movie stars Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow, and Jimmy Kimmel.
  • Released in 2017. Rated PG. 
  • Running time is 97 minutes.

Why It's a Winning Pick

You've probably spent a lot of time imagining what your baby will be like, and if we had to guess, a high-powered CEO probably isn't what you've envisioned. This hilarious animated film stars Alec Baldwin as Theodore Templeton, a mini-boss who runs a corporation and the household.

Of course, it's silly, but it's also highly entertaining. This movie is the perfect commentary on how bringing a baby into the home shifts the power dynamic, with parents responding to their new "boss's" every request.

Where to Stream It

Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and Vudu.

The Switch

Movie Stats

  • The movie stars Jason Bateman, Victor Pagan, Jennifer Aniston, and Jeff Goldblum.
  • Released in 2010. Rated PG-13.
  • Running time is 101 minutes.

Why It's a Winning Pick

Borrowing from a common storyline in pregnancy movies, this rom-com features a woman who has decided to conceive with donor sperm. You'll recognize the cast of characters: Jennifer Aniston stars as Kassie, and Jason Bateman plays her friend, Wally, who just so happens to be in love with her.

In a strange twist of events that would only be acceptable in a movie, Wally swaps the sample for his own. Years down the line, Wally meets his son Sebastian, and we get to watch their relationship blossom.

Where to Stream It

HBO Max, Starz, and Amazon Prime.

A Word from Verywell

You've probably heard by now that you should squeeze in all the "me time" you can get while you're pregnant since you'll have less of it when your baby arrives. While this is in part true, the good news is you'll likely have lots of time to sit in front of your television as you snuggle your little one.

Late-night feedings often turn into binge-watching, so add as many of these titles as you can to your queue. You may not cover them all during your pregnancy, which means you'll have plenty to enjoy the movies while you're awake with your baby.

Remember, the way pregnancy is portrayed in these films is often an exaggeration of reality, so don't stress if the characters and situations aren't overly relatable. You deserve to relax and be entertained, so sit back and enjoy the show!

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