You don’t have to be pregnant to enjoy these classic flicks. But if you are, you’ll probably love ‘em even more. These movies made us laugh and cry, whether we had a bun in the oven or not!
Check out our favorite classic pregnancy movies
1. She’s Having a Baby (1988)
Jake (Kevin Bacon) is a newlywed who is struggling with the realities of a marriage, lackluster job, and suburban life. Pressure from his parents and wife Kristy (Elizabeth McGovern) to have a baby add up to a great romantic comedy about love, life, and growing up.
2. Knocked Up (2007)
Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen star as a mismatched career woman and deadbeat stoner whose one-night stand leads to an unexpected pregnancy. This hilariously offbeat comedy actually turns into a good love story after Rogen hesitantly realizes he has to stop being a kid before he can raise one.
3. For Keeps? (1988)
Darcy (Molly Ringwald) and Stan (Randall Batinkoff) are two teenagers in love with have big college plans. Months before graduation, the couple finds out they’re pregnant and decide to keep the baby, altering their dreams and their parents’ hope for them. Their new addition means real-world issues, and the couple struggles to find out whether their love can survive them.
4. Away We Go (2009)
Verona (Maya Rudolph) and Burt (John Krasinski) are an expectant couple who begin analyzing their lives and whether or not they’re going to be good parents. In search for answers and a new home, the couple travels the U.S. to get parenting tips from family and friends, and encounter funny, moving, and priceless lessons along the way.
5. Juno (2007)
When 16-year-old Juno (Ellen Page) discovers she’s pregnant with her best friend’s baby (Michael Cera), she decides to give it up for adoption to the best couple she can find (played by Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman). While everything might not be going as planned, the eccentric and witty Juno learns the real value of relationships and what makes a family.
6. Waitress (2007)
Jenna (Keri Russell) is a charming waitress who has a bleak future with her controlling husband, Earl (Jeremy Sisto). Her plans to leave him are put on hold when she unhappily discovers she’s pregnant. While an affair with her OB/GYN makes her realize she can be happy again, it’s her unexpected feelings towards her baby that make it clear what she needs to do.
7. Nine Months (1995)
A child psychiatrist with a low tolerance for kids, Samuel Faulkner (Hugh Grant) thinks his life couldn’t get any better until his girlfriend Rebecca Taylor (Julianne Moore) becomes pregnant. Determined to raise her child with or without him, Sam has to figure out what’s really important.
8. Baby Mama (2008)
37-year-old Kate Holbrook (Tina Fey) is single and successful, but her biological clock is kicking in big-time. When Kate’s told she’s unable to have children on her own, she decides on surrogate Angie Ostrowiski (Amy Poehler), who is hiding a pretty big secret. Hilarity ensues when the polar-opposite women have to spend nine months together.
9. Father of the Bride II (1995)
Just when George Banks (Steve Martin) thinks his life is settled, his daughter announces she’s pregnant, causing him to catapult into a mid-life crisis. After his attempts to recapture his youth and vitality, he and his wife Nine (played by Diane Keaton) find out they’re expecting their own baby.
10. Baby Boom (1987)
This movie isn’t about pregnancy, per se, but we had to throw it in anyway because we love it! J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) is a successful businesswoman who has her life turned upside down when she inherits her cousin’s baby. Chaos ensues as she tries to be a mom and figure out what she wants from her new life.