The first months of pregnancy, as we know, is full of moments of cuddles and emotions with a dad who feels the baby move by putting his hand on our belly, moments when we ask ourselves 1000 questions about his future baby, his future life … We reconcile work and painting the room, we browse the canvas to find pretty clothes, small toys … So much time spent preparing for the baby’s arrival!
But during your pre-natal maternity leave, pregnancy also rhymes with extended days for a somewhat lonely future mother who would like to take care of you! And that’s where Omum pulls out his magical list of the best pregnancy movies!
Here we go, we let you discover our small list of films on pregnancy and motherhood… not to be missed!
Laughter and emotions guaranteed!
- 1 Pregnancy films in a comedy version
- 1.1 – Blistered, user manual , by Judd Apatow. With Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl.
- 1.2 – Starbuck , by Ken Scott. With Patrick Huard, Julie Le Breton, Antoine Bertrand.
- 1.3 – The First Name , by Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte . With Patrick Bruel, Valérie Benguigui, Charles Berling.
- 1.4 – Joséphine rounds , by Marilou Berry. With Marilou Berry, Mehdi Nebbou, Medi Sadoun
- 2 Pregnancy films in emotional version
- 2.1 – JUNO , by Jason Reitman. With Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Olivia Thirlby (and a great soundtrack !).
- 2.2 – The Twig , by Emmanuelle Millet. With Christa Theret, Johan Libéreau.
- 2.3 – Away We Go , by Sam Mendes. With John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels.
- 2.4 – War is declared , by Valérie Donzelli. With Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm, Elina Löwensohn.
- 3 Pregnancy films in documentary mode
Pregnancy films in a comedy version
Has it been a long day, and do you need a little boost to cheer yourself up? Do you dream of a little moment to relax?
Here is the list of pregnancy movies for you! To watch warm on the sofa, with good chocolate (hmmm!) …
– Blistered, user manual , by Judd Apatow. With Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl.
“Ben has happy days with his four inseparable buddies, just as slack and scruffy as he is. The beautiful Alison, production assistant for a Hollywood TV channel, lives in a residential area that befits her BCBG style. One day, at the end of a rather drunken evening, she brings Ben home. The next day, sobered up, she throws him gently but firmly. End of the story? Not quite, because, eight weeks later, suspicious nausea revealed his condition to him….”
– Starbuck , by Ken Scott. With Patrick Huard, Julie Le Breton, Antoine Bertrand.
“Just when David Wosniak learns that Valérie is pregnant, this eternal 42-year-old teenager discovers that he is the father of 533 children. In the process, he also learns that his children had joined together in a class action that wants to invalidate the anonymity clause he signed when he donated sperm.
Disaster, David refuses to reveal himself. Ultimately, David will have to choose between living a normal life with Valerie or accepting to be the father of 533 children. ”
– The First Name , by Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte . With Patrick Bruel, Valérie Benguigui, Charles Berling.
“Vincent, in his forties, is going to be a father for the first time. Invited to dine with Elisabeth and Pierre, his sister and brother-in-law, he meets Claude, a childhood friend. While waiting for the arrival of Anna, his young wife eternally late, we press him with questions about his future fatherhood in a good mood … But when we ask Vincent if he has already chosen the first name for the child to being born, his response plunges the family into chaos. ”
– Joséphine rounds , by Marilou Berry. With Marilou Berry, Mehdi Nebbou, Medi Sadoun
“While Josephine has found her ‘perfect-non-smoker-good-cook-who-loves-cats,’ her perfect existence is turned upside down when she finds out she is pregnant.
A whole bunch of hardships stands in front of her: new responsibilities, her “depressed-sister-who-has-lived-in-her-home for-two-years,” finding a job, keeping her boyfriend, not getting angry with her friends ….”
Pregnancy films in emotional version
Are you a bit of a madeleine in front of the TV? Does anything bring tears to your eyes, and you love it?
Here are the films that will make you cry ( with joy, of course!) Every time …
– JUNO , by Jason Reitman. With Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Olivia Thirlby (and a great soundtrack !).
“Juno McGuff, 16, is a young girl who doesn’t have a tongue in her pocket but who, under her tough looks, looks for herself like all teenage girls her age. But when she accidentally gets pregnant, she decides to find the perfect couple of adoptive parents who can take care of her baby. As the term of her pregnancy approaches, Juno will have to show maturity and courage….”
– The Twig , by Emmanuelle Millet. With Christa Theret, Johan Libéreau.
“Sarah, 20, is determined to enter the workforce when she is shocked to learn that she is six months pregnant. She doesn’t want a child, not now.
Distraught, she finds herself torn between her sudden condition as a future mother and the life of an independent woman she seeks so much. ”
– Away We Go , by Sam Mendes. With John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels.
“Burt and Verona learn that they are going to be parents. However, they hate the provincial town where they live and where nothing holds them back because Burt’s parents are moving. They then decide to find the ideal place to start a home. So they visit their family and a few longtime friends. Over the course of unique encounters, Burt and Verona will realize that they only need each other to build their family….”
– War is declared , by Valérie Donzelli. With Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm, Elina Löwensohn.
“From the first glance, Juliet pulls Romeo into her arms. Love, at first sight, is mutual; the love thus shared quickly gives birth to their child, Adam. But as he turns two years old, the baby worries his parents because he is not yet walking and sometimes vomits violently and suddenly. After seeing the symptoms and further examinations, a tumor is diagnosed. Juliette and Romeo then lead a long head-on fight against cancer which threatens the survival of their son.
Pregnancy films in documentary mode
How do you bring life to the other side of the world? Is pregnancy the same for every pregnant woman? How does natural childbirth go? Who gives birth at home?
You ask yourself a lot of questions; you are curious and in search of information on pregnancy… Here is a list of documentary films about pregnancy that should seduce you!
– The first cry , by Gilles De Maistre.
“Birth of a child. It is the dazzling true story of the very first cry of life. We have all lived it. It is repeated 364,501 times a day on all continents.
This is the story of our coming into the world. The contrast of lands, the contrast of peoples, contrast of cultures for the most beautiful and the most unusual of trips. Birth on the big screen. ”
“A year in the life of four babies. From the day of their birth to their first steps.
Follow four babies in four different countries (Namibia, Mongolia, Japan, United States), simultaneously, day after day, watching them grow, develop and discover the world around them. ”
– In their hands , a documentary on natural childbirth, by Céline Darmayan .
“How do we view the birth and the body of women today? What place do we still leave for humans in the act of giving life?
Muriel, Jacqueline, Sidonie, and Cécile accompany people who wish to give birth at home. These midwives invite us to discover their practice and their vision of coming into the world. ”
– The beginning of life: the series , by Estela Runner.
“Available on Netflix and other platforms, the documentary The Beginning of Life shows, from an emotional perspective, the science that proves the importance of relationships based on affection and love during a child’s early years.
Interviews with experts are interspersed with excerpts showing parents and their children from nine countries across four continents. ”
Of course, this list is not exhaustive! But with all these films, there is something to have a good time in front of the TV, alone or with family. And you, what other movie would you recommend in connection with pregnancy? What is your favorite?