Pregnancy is a very arduous process, no matter how rewarding it seems later. Life as you know it changes entirely in the very moment when you discover that from here on, you’ll never be alone. At least not for the next nine months. For those who have done it before, it becomes a familiar territory and from their past experience, they know the little things that need to be taken care of. For the first-timers, however, it is something totally out of this world. The mood swings, especially at critical points, don’t help either.
There is nothing better than a good story to get your mind off the difficult things, even if just for a couple of hours. So, we’ve compiled various films custom-tailored specifically to tend to the wide range of emotions that will accompany your pregnancy. Some will make you laugh, others will let your tears flow endlessly; some are just for mindless entertainment, while others will give you a perspective about motherhood, and other feelings. Here’s the list of really good motherhood movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now.
10. The Switch (2010)
This romantic comedy stars Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston in leading roles, so you know you are up for a great rom-com to lighten your mood. Aniston plays the role of Kassie Larson who is contemplating the idea of artificial insemination to get pregnant. In her 30s, she is still single and doesn’t see marriage as a potential in an immediate future. She, on the other hand, is confident in her ability to be a mother and sees no reason why she shouldn’t be. When her best friend Wally Mars, who is also secretly in love with her, offers to help, she declines out of fear that it will confuse their relationship even further. She says Things don’t go according to plan when a third individual enters the picture.
9. Slam (2016)
This film, in contrast to the others on the list, is about the experience of being a father. ‘High Fidelity,’ ‘About a Boy,’ and other works by Nicholas Hornby have been made into films because of his unique ability to tell stories about young people in an honest and open way. Andrea Molaioli’s ‘Slam’ is another example of a film that tells a similar story. In this film, teenage pregnancy is seen in a new light. Sam, a 16-year-old fan of Tony Hawk, has huge aspirations for the future and idolizes him. Being a father isn’t one of those things. He falls in love with Alicia after meeting her at a party hosted by her mother’s acquaintance. After a while of having an affair, Alicia tells him she is pregnant. I’m curious how Sam is going to respond to this new development. Should he flee, or accept responsibility for his actions?
8. People You May Know (2016)
Joe and Delia’s situation is more than simply a simple or normal problem that everyone has to deal with. They have a past, but now they have a future, which is an issue for them! The following is a breakdown of what happened: When Joe came to terms with the fact that he was gay, he and Delia called it quits. Despite their split, they remained great friends. After then, Delia met Rodrigo and the two were married soon after. Rodrigo never felt threatened by Joe’s persistent presence in Delia’s and his lives since he knew that past flames would not be reignited in their case. The three of them have a terrific connection. That’s why Joe and Delia getting pregnant after one night of drunken reverie was such a slap in the face to him!
7. Baby Mama (2008)
This film stars Tina Fey as Kate Holbrook, a successful businesswoman whose personal life is nevertheless bleak despite her success. As time passes, Kate comes to the realization that her chances of finding a long-term relationship are slim. As a result, she opts to become a single mother. When she discovers that she is unable to have children, she is heartbroken and disappointed. Amy Poehler’s character, Angie Ostrowski, agrees to serve as a surrogate for her when all other choices have failed. There’s a problem: Angie’s the exact opposite of Kate in personality. Her plight as a homeless woman forces Kate to accept her into her life and prepare for motherhood when she knocks. One little secret: Angie isn’t expecting a baby!
6. What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012)
Pregnancy guide author Heidi Murkoff didn’t expect it to be made into a movie. It was the filmmakers who spotted the promise in her book and turned it into this star-studded and commercially successful movie. “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” recounts the stories of five couples who are set to become parents, but in very different ways. Their paths cross, and they benefit from each other’s experiences. Leading parts are played by Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, and Anna Kendrick.
5. Invisible (2017)
Pro-life and pro-choice morality have produced a huge gulf in society. For someone who isn’t subjected to the immediate ramifications of their decisions, this seems like a much easier question to answer. However, for those who must make the ultimate decision about whether or not to surrender to life, the task is far more difficult than it appears. In Ely’s case, that’s exactly what happened. After school, Ely works at a pet store as a part-time employee. Her day-to-day activities are routine and, for the most part, dull. Then she finds out she’s expecting a child. In the beginning, she has no doubts about her decision to get an abortion. However, she is unable to do so due to the fact that in Argentina, abortion is prohibited. Her friend and boyfriend try to help Ely find a means to get rid of the baby, but Ely is tormented by her decision’s ethical implications.
4. Grandma (2015)
Sage, an 18-year-old high school student, discovers that her grandmother, Elle, a lesbian poet, is the only person she can turn to for support when she becomes pregnant. Elle feels bad for Sage’s plight, but she is unable to help because she is broke. However, immediate action is required. Hence, the grandmother-granddaughter team chooses to visit people from Elle’s past in order to ask for tiny favors and huge requests in order to raise the money they need. The plot revolves around their car journey around Los Angeles, and how the two of them benefit in ways that go beyond the monetary. Lily Tomlin and Julia Garner play the key roles in the film. Tomlin was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her work as Elle.
3. Private Life (2018)
Every couple enjoys the satisfaction of having a child. This happiness, on the other hand, is not available to everyone. While some people are fortunate enough to breeze through life, others must patiently wait their turn and exhaust all of their options while resigning themselves to the chance that nothing will turn out as they had hoped for it to. If you want to be reminded of your good fortune in this area, watch “Private Life” instead. After a long period of infertility, a middle-aged couple named Richard and Rachel finally succeed in getting pregnant. They keep failing at their attempts, which pushes them to try something else. Will their request be granted in the near future?
2. Juno (2007)
Juno MacGuff, a sixteen-year-old high school senior, is a gifted writer with a keen intellect. She doesn’t hold back when it comes to speaking her thoughts or acting on her own own. She has no problem making a decision, and she adheres to it. Some decisions are more difficult than they appear, and you can’t go back on them after you’ve made them. It is the story of Juno’s journey through the waters of unplanned pregnancy and the ramifications that accompany it that won her an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In addition to Ellen Page’s nomination for Best Actress, Juno garnered a nod for Best Picture.
1. The Birth Reborn (2013)
Before a woman’s due date, she has to answer a lot of questions. There is a lot to learn, especially for first-time mothers, and no matter how many books or films you watch, you will only have a certain perspective until you have gone through the experience yourself.. The delivery method is the most critical decision that must be made in advance, though. The natural route or the less painful path provided by science? That is the question. Considering what’s best for her and her child, every woman has her own ideas about how to proceed. In order to gain a better understanding of what you’re getting yourself into, it’s helpful to read about other mothers’ experiences. This video covers conversations with doctors and women in Brazil, drawing a line between Caesarean and natural birth.