Many people have infants, but there aren’t many movies about babies.
While the story of a youthful pregnancy, a failed adoption, and an attempted abortion is a familiar one, the film’s quirky direction and storyline elevate it to a unique level. Page’s Juno, who is 16 at the time of the film, is portrayed with great care by Michael Cera. Allison Janney and JK Simmons shine as Juno’s out-of-kilter parents, and their one-liners are hilarious.
2. Look Who’s Talking
As a result of its enormous success in 1989, multiple sequels were created, making Kirstie Alley and John Travolta new Hollywood hot properties. When Alley gives birth to a married man’s baby, Mikey (voiced by none other than Bruce Willis) tells the story.
Sadly, despite Mikey’s pleas, his mother is unable to heed his advice on how to find a nice father figure in a new relationship…
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s parts in the 1990s were so ridiculous that it was as if producers were trying to come up with the most ridiculous and ludicrous roles possible. Junior, in which Arnie plays a pregnant man, is impossible to imagine without Junior. Just a guy who’s pregnant despite not having a womb or a vagina, not even a trans man. His Twins co-star Danny DeVito and even Emma fecking Thompson are involved in the excursion. We lived in a different era back then.
4. What To Expect When You’re Expecting
Once “Love Actually” came out in 2008, there was a rash of ensemble cast movies that placed an emphasis on the actors and the setting rather than the story. Similarly themed, this one is actually rather nice!
5. Father Of The Bride II
First comes marriage, and then comes a baby in a gold-encrusted sleigh, as the saying goes. This sequel, starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton, has a storyline twist that we’re sure Annie Banks didn’t expect: her middle-aged mother gets the hook-up right along with her. However, it has just as much heart and wit as the first installment.
6. Knocked Up
This has happened to so many of us: You’ve gone home with an inappropriate guy, your contraception fails, and you’re left humiliated. Katherine Heigl’s Allison didn’t receive the morning-after pill (or a STI test) like most people would if they were concerned. That he’s not a good father isn’t revealed to her until weeks later, when she begins to feel queasy and realizes she’s gotten pregnant by an unemployed stoner.
It’s a really terrific film, thanks to Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd’s strong supporting performances and one of the most gruesome labor sequences ever.
7. Children Of Men
This one is much more ominous in tone than the other ones. Women are no longer able to have children, and a gang of revolutionaries are striving to save the human race — a young girl with what appears to be a very large hump on her belly. The film is a sort of Messiah story, but it’s beautifully shot and done, and it’ll make you pause and reflect.
8. Bridget Jones’ Baby
Leaving our Bridge alone would have been a grave mistake; she needed a third attempt. She had lost her beloved Mark Darcy in the books, but he has not died in the film version of their relationship. Bridget is pregnant after sex with the ex and a festival fling with Patrick Dempsey, but she doesn’t know who the father is at this point. Obvious calamity ensues in this follow-up to the original film.
9. Baby Mama
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s dream pairing is what makes this movie work. When Kate, a 30-year-old businesswoman, seeks to start a family on her own, she discovers that she has an inhospitable uterus. She is so distraught that she chooses to use the services of a surrogate to carry out her plan to have a child. Enter Angie, a fraud pretending to be pregnant in order to syphon off Kate’s resources. However, things take a turn for the worst when she discovers she is pregnant with her ex’s child.
10. Baby Boom
As a harried entrepreneur who is subjected to the misogyny of her male colleagues, Diane Keaton is more than up to the task. A long-lost cousin’s newborn baby causes all kinds of problems for her as she has to care for the child and preserve her reputation as a successful businesswoman. Escape to the country is what she does when it’s time to get away from work. Is it going to help or hurt her? It’s Hollywood, therefore it’s going to be the latter…
11. Three Men and a Baby
Three Men and a Little Lady, on the other hand, has a frightening crime element in which the infant gets entangled with a strange band of robbers, which I enjoy. As a result, Sylvia arrives to pick up Mary from her playboy dad and his two roommates in New York, and the three of them fall head over heels in love with the little bundle of joy.
12. The Object of My Affection
Pregnant actress Jennifer Aniston starred in the film as Nina, a newly pregnant lady who falls in love with her lesbian best friend. While they intend to raise the child jointly, her sentiments begin to interfere with this arrangement. Paul Rudd’s character is kind of leading Nina on in this one, but like with most rom-coms, everything ends happily ever after. Molly, JenAn’s daughter, is played by Sarah Hyland!
13. Nine Months
Before Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hugh Grant found himself in a few unusual jobs, including this Hollywood comedy in which his girlfriend (Julianne Moore) has just found out she’s pregnant with their first child. As Samuel, played by Hugh Jackman, goes through a series of terrifying encounters with demon children, he also experiences a breakup. Is Samuel able to figure out what he truly wants in time? Even though he can, it’s still a fun two-and-a-half hours of entertainment.
14. The Back Up Plan
Is it possible to have a baby with a stranger’s sperm and a man of your dreams on the same day that you’ve opted to go it alone on the motherhood front? In this JLo vehicle, you’re never really in doubt about how it all works out, but there are plenty of spills and thrills along the way. Twins are also a product of this procedure. Including that fact.