Searching for baby movies to watch right now? We’ve got you covered. Here’s Peanut’s favorite baby movie list, plus a few you can watch with your baby.
Being pregnant can be a wonderful, exciting experience.
But let’s be honest, there are days when it’s no picnic!
That’s why you deserve to rest those weary feet, balance a bowl of popcorn on your bump, and get lost in a movie or two.
And what better way to prep for the pitter-patter of little feet than with a marathon of movies with babies as the star or story?
Whether you’re in the mood to laugh or cry (or both), we’ve got you covered with our favorite baby movies.
And, if you’ve already got some cute company on the sofa, we’ll be sharing a few movies for babies and toddlers too.
Ready? Action! 🎬
In this article: 📝
- Peanut’s favorite baby movie list
- What films do babies like?
- What’s your favorite baby movie?
Peanut’s favorite baby movie list
1. Knocked Up (2007)
Looking for funny baby movies? Knocked Up could be just the rib-tickler you need.
The film tells the story of slacker Ben (Seth Rogen) and straight-laced Alison (Kathryn Heigl), who accidentally make a baby together during a drunken one-night-stand.
While the two soon-to-be parents are complete opposites, they decide to stay together for the sake of the baby.
Of course, Ben finds out that he needs to grow up fast before raising a family of his own.
A sweet movie with lots of laughs and a few familiar faces, it’s sure to put a smile on your face.
2. What To Expect When You’re Expecting (2012)
This classic rom-com follows the lives of five couples as they experience the highs and lows of pregnancy.
They quickly come to realize that no matter how carefully you prepare, life doesn’t always go to plan.
While TV fitness guru Jules struggles to maintain her high-octane celebrity lifestyle, baby-crazy author Wendy struggles with pregnancy hormones ravaging her body.
A story of love and loss, What To Expect When You’re Expecting is a star-studded affair, boasting A-list Hollywood stars including Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, and Jennifer Lopez.
3. Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)
The third movie of the Bridget Jones franchise is the perfect watch for expectant mamas.
Fortysomething Bridget (Renée Zellweger) finds out she’s pregnant after breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). But she’s not sure who the father is.
Could it be her ex or her new beau, Jack (Patrick Dempsey)?
You can expect lots of laughs as she tries to find out.
4. Three Men and a Baby (1987)
One of the best 80s movies about babies is undoubtedly Three Men and a Baby.
As the story unfolds, we meet Peter (Tom Selleck), Michael (Steve Guttenberg), and Jack (Ted Danson) — three carefree bachelors living in NYC.
Carefree, that is, until baby Mary is dropped off on their doorstep.
Madcap misunderstandings ensue as these three friends get to grips with raising a baby. Fun and feel good.
Fun fact: Three Men and a Baby is a remake of the 1985 French film Trois Hommes et un Couffin (Three Men and a Cradle).
5. Away We Go (2009)
In Sam Mendes’ sweet comedy-drama, Verona (Maya Rudolph) and Burt (John Krasinski) discover they’re expecting a baby.
They also learn Burt’s parents (the excellent Jeff Daniels and Catherine O’Hara) are moving to Belgium a month before the baby is due.
This gives the couple the idea to up sticks and travel across the U.S. and Canada, searching for the perfect place to start their family.
It’s a heartwarming road-trip movie with a lovely soundtrack – just keep the tissues ready.
6. Nine Months (1995)
When commitment-phobe Samuel (Hugh Grant) finds out his long-time girlfriend Rebecca (Julianne Moore) is pregnant, he quickly realizes his flashy lifestyle will have to change – either for the better or much, much worse.
A classically awkward Grant freaks out at first, but we get to watch as he matures into his role as a father-to-be over those nine months.
Nine Months wasn’t winning any Oscars, but it’s a 90s rom-com with heart (and a scene-stealing cameo from the late, great Robin Williams).
7. Look Who’s Talking (1989)
Finding herself pregnant after an affair with a married man, Mollie (Kirstie Alley) sets out to find a new man to help her raise her baby.
Okay, okay, the premise is a bit outdated (it is over 30 years old), but the gags hold up.
And if you’ve ever wanted to know what your own baby is thinking as they’re kicking away in the womb, Bruce Willis’ hilarious voice-over could give you some clues.
8. 40 Weeks (2014)
Looking for something a little more serious and educational?
40 Weeks is a documentary that takes a deep dive into pregnancy.
The film follows pregnant women of various ages, ethnicities, and walks of life, documenting every aspect of their journeys.
If you’re not sure what to expect when you’re expecting and want to feel better prepared, or you just want a little camaraderie, this is the movie for you.
What films do babies like?
Movie time with your little one in tow? Wondering what movies can a 1-year-old watch?
Here are a few more baby-related flicks for inspiration.
- The Boss Baby (2017): This animated comedy is about a suit-wearing secret agent baby (voiced by Alec Baldwin) who is most definitely in charge. This is an entertaining film with a few jokes only parents will understand.
- Storks (2016): A movie about the storks who’ve given up delivering babies to deliver packages instead — until one of them accidentally creates a baby. A stellar voice cast lends their talents to this sweet story, including Jennifer Aniston and Andy Samberg.
- Finding Nemo (2003): An all-time classic about the lengths parents will go to protect their kids, Finding Nemo sees clownfish Marlin and forgetful Dory go in search of Marlin’s son, Nemo. Your little one is sure to love the vibrant colors of Pixar’s underwater adventure.
What’s your favorite baby movie?
There you have it, mama. Some of the best, funniest, and most heartwarming movies about babies (and a few to watch with your baby)!
Have we missed your favorite? Share it with the Peanut community.
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