Being pregnant is hard work. One definitely deserves a relaxing couple of hours on the sofa with your feet up. With a good bowl of popcorn, grab the tissues and press play. Whether you’re looking to learn, laugh or cry, here are some of the best pregnancy movies Netflix offers while you’re expecting.
Top five movies/videos to watch for maximum entertainment:
Babies: Of the pregnancy documentaries out there, this one ranks among our favorites. It follows four human babies from around the world during the first year of their lives, and proves that no matter their nationality or culture, babies are just babies. And they’re universally adorable.
Juno: This film is a heartwarming, sarcastic, emotional, coming-of-age teen pregnancy movie. 16-year-old Juno (Ellen Page) gets pregnant by her pal and boyfriend, Paulie (Michael Cera), and decides to give the baby up for adoption. Juno’s caring dad and stepmom are awesome. Cera’s and Page’s smile-worthy dialogues and prospective adoptive parents played by Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner are also great. It is one of the wittiest pregnancy movies around.
Knocked up: A one-night stand between Alison (Katherine Heigl) and Ben (Seth Rogen) would have stayed the same if the duo didn’t accidentally make a baby that night. It’s heartwarming and hilarious to watch this pair of opposites, she’s a hard-working journalist and he’s a stoner, tackle the task of getting to know each other and preparing for a baby.
Baby mama: Real-life mamas team up in this hilarious comedy about a single, career-oriented woman, Kate (Fey), who hires an immature, crazy lady, Angie (Poehler), to be her surrogate. Angie moves in with Kate and she lies about being pregnant, then Angie actually gets pregnant, but it’s her own baby with her ex-husband. There are some solid laughs in this silliest of pregnancy movies.
Away we go: Verona (Maya Rudolph) and Burt (John Krasinski) are expectant parents on a zigzagging journey across the country, trying to figure out where and how, exactly to raise their budding family. With each encounter with friends and family, the couple learns about what parenting skills to shore up, what to avoid and how to weed through all the kooky advice out there. In the end, it’ll make you think about what “home” really means (and offer some good laughs along the way).