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15 Netflix Christmas Pregnancy Movies

Despite all the books and guides out there, no one really knows what quite to expect when you're expecting. But the best Netflix movies about pregnancy are here for you! Pregnancy is certainly a wild ride, and those who experience it are undoubtedly strong people. You know who really have it the hardest though? Pregnant women in movies. These characters have to go through the ups and downs of pregnancy while dealing with all sorts of external issues: disapproving parents, violently jealous exes, and in some cases, an actual apocalypse. If you're wondering where to watch movies about pregnancy, look no further than Netflix.

Whether you want a snarky comedy or a heart-rending tale of love and loss, there are plenty of pregnancy films on Netflix that fit the bill. Whether you happen to be pregnant or know someone who is, these movies can offer a source of humor, entertainment, and even comfort in knowing you're not alone. While some of these movies take place under pretty drastic circumstances (looking at you, How It Ends), you'll find plenty of moments to relate to in these films.

1.A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby

If you like Hallmark Christmas movies but would prefer to watch them on Netflix, then this is the movie for you. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby is the third movie in the Christmas Prince franchise. While Queen Amber (Rose McIver) is indeed pregnant, that's not all that's happening. Rather, royals from a faraway kingdom travel to Aldovia to renew a sacred treaty. But things go awry when the treaty mysteriously disappears, placing the kingdom in jeopardy. Hopefully they can solve it all before the baby comes!

Actors: Rose McIver, Sarah Douglas, Ben Lamb, Theo Devaney, Richard Ashton

Released: 2019

Directed by: John Schultz

2.Anchor Baby

This Nigerian thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat. Anchor Baby follows a Nigerian couple who live in the United States with no documentation. The clock is ticking before they have to leave the country, but they have one condition before they go — have a baby. Joyce Unanga (Omoni Oboli) is already five months pregnant, so she and Paul (Sam Sarpong) decide to wait it out... in hiding. When Paul is captured and deported, Joyce will have to do everything she can to save herself and her unborn child.

Actors: Sam Sarpong, Omoni Oboli

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lonzo Nzekwe

3.Obvious Child

Despite its sensitive subject matter, Obvious Child is funny. Like, really funny. That's due to the comedic genius of Jenny Slate, who plays a down-on-her-luck comedian named Donna who suddenly finds herself pregnant after a one-night stand. She quickly decides to have an abortion, to the dismay of the would-be father Max (Jake Lacy). See, Max considers himself a future-family man, and actually likes Donna quite a bit. The decision is ultimately Donna's, and Max grows to accept that parenthood is something he'll experience in the future, but not now. Their understanding allows them to grow closer to one another, and to falling in love.

Actors: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman, Polly Draper

Released: 2014

Directed by: Gillian Robespierre


Tom Hardy steals every scene in Locke, which is mostly due to the fact that he's the only actor on screen. In this intense drama, Ivan Locke (Hardy) makes the 90-minute drive from Birmingham to London to witness the birth of his son. The twist? The mother is a colleauge that Ivan had a one-night stand with seven months prior, unbeknownst to his wife. To make things even more difficult, the mother went into labor much earlier than Ivan expected — he was poised to supervise a huge concrete pour the next day. The movie features 36 speaker-phone calls with his boss, family, and co-workers, filled with fights, breakdowns, and talks of job termination. This is the most thrilling movie about concrete ever made.

Actors: Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Tom Holland, Olivia Colman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Steven Knight

5.Blue Valentine

Get your tissues ready for this one. Blue Valentine may be a love story, but it's a reminder that not every romance ends in sunshine and roses. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams star opposite each other as Dean and Cindy, two young lovers who meet by chance while visiting a nursing home. As their relationship grows more intense, Cindy finally reveals to Dean her big secret: She's pregnant with her ex boyfriend's baby. She plans on an abortion, but opts out last minute. Dean tells her he wants to raise the child together, and they get married shortly after. Blue Valentine is full of euphoric highs and soul-crushing lows, highlighting the struggles of parenthood before each participant is fully ready.

Actors: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Faith Wladyka, John Doman, Mike Vogel

Released: 2010

Directed by: Derek Cianfrance


Roma is a deeply affecting portrait of a live-in housekeeper of a middle-class family in Mexico City. It's heavily inspired by director Alfonso Cuarón's upbringing, and treats its subject matter with absolute care. Yalitza Aparicio stars as Cleo, the caretaker of Sofia and Antonio's children. However, Cleo learns that she herself is pregnant, as she continues to look after the four young children. As riots break out among student protesters and the summer sets the land on fire, Cleo must come to terms with her impending motherhood. While being a mother to her own child isn't ultimately her fate, the love she has for the kids she cares for overcomes everything.

Actors: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira

Released: 2018

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

7.How It Ends

There's no worse timing for your first baby than the apocalypse. And yet this is the case in How It Ends, an action thriller film directed by David M. Rosenthal. Will (Theo James) and Sam (Kat Graham) play the expecting couple, who are seeking approval from Sam's father Tom (Forest Whitaker). Sam travels to Chicago from Seattle to get his blessing, and then a seismic event off the West Coast creates mayhem across the country. Tom and Sam will have to brave the cross-country trek as the world is ending. Anything for love, right?

Actors: Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Katerina Graham, Kerry Bishé, Mark O'Brien

Released: 2018

Directed by: David M. Rosenthal

8.The Birth Reborn

This fascinating documentary delves into the controversial practice of Caesarean deliveries in Brazil. Also known as a C-section, this birthing method has become increasingly popular in the United States. Hear from a variety of mothers and medical professionals as they share their experiences, and watch your perspective be blown wide open. This is the first in a series of documentaries.

Released: 2013

Directed by: Eduardo Chauvet

9.Baby Mamas

Motherhood isn't always easy, but at least these women don't have to go through it alone. In Baby Mamas, four coworkers all bond over the joys and struggles of pregnancy. They're all at different stages, and their lives are made more complicated by the men they share it with. But in the end, the support they receive from each other is worth the ups and downs. Not to be confused with the 2008 comedy Baby Mama starring Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

Actors: Salamina Mosese, Kay Smith, Thembisa Mdoda

Released: 2018

Directed by: Stephina Zwane

10.In the Tall Grass

This Canadian supernatural horror film is based off the Stephen King novella of the same name. Becky (Laysla De Oliviera) is six months pregnant, so she and her brother Cal (Avery Whitted) travel to San Diego to be with their aunt. Outside an old church, the pair hear the sound of a child calling for his mother. Alarmed, they follow the sound into a pasture of tall grass. Little do they know that escaping the field will be nearly impossible. This chilling movie is very faithful to the book.

Actors: Laysla De Oliviera, Harrison Gilbertson, Avery Whitted

Released: 2018

Directed by: Vincenzo Natali

11.Private Life

This exquisite drama stars Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn as a middle-aged couple, Richard and Rachel, who are desperately trying for a baby. Artificial insemination, in vitrto fertilization, adoption... nothing seems to be pulling through. However, Richard's niece Sadie (Kayli Carter) agrees to donate an egg to the couple, but this only makes matters more complicated. Richard and Rachel learn that even the best laid plans can face unforeseen challenges. They also learn the importance of caring for each other before bringing another life into the picture.

Actors: Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti

Released: 2018

Directed by: Tamara Jenkins

12. Sarah's Key

This 2010 drama war film follows a journalist named Julia (Kristen Scott Thomas) as she investigates a scandalous incident in French history. Her learnings lead her to the story of Sarah, a 10 year-old Jewish girl (Mélusine Mayance) who was alive during the same time period. As she scrapes together any information she can find on Sarah, we learn that Julia is trying to conceive another child. Eventually she does, but her unfaithful husband doesn't want to keep it. In a breakthrough moment, Julia decides to go through with the pregnancy and has the baby. She names her Sarah.

Actors: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance

Released: 2010

Directed by: Gilles Paquet-Brenner

13. Kahaani

This Indian mystery thriller stars Vidya Balan as Vidya Bagchi, a pregnant woman who is quite awesome. After her husband goes missing, she has to search for him in Kolkata during the festival of Durja Puja. That's not easy to do even when you're not expecting a baby. Kahaani was shot using a guerrilla-style technique, placing you right in the middle of the chaos. It's fast-paced and full of excitement, but it also touches upon themes of feminism and motherhood in Indian society. This is truly a movie you have to see for yourself.

Actors: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterjee

Released: 2012

Directed by: Sujoy Ghosh

14.A Dangerous Woman

Fans of the Gyllenhaal siblings will love seeing them as kids in this movie directed by their father, Stephen Gyllenhaal. The movie follows Martha Horgan (Debra Winger), a mentally disabled woman who isn't able to tell a lie. This leads her into all sorts of trouble, including the accidental murder of her friend's boyfriend, Getso (David Straithairn). On top of all this, Martha is pregnant with a child conceived with Mackey (Gabriel Byrne), a handyman who is also sleeping with Martha's aunt Frances (Barbara Hershey). Phew! That's a lot of drama. When Martha is accused of murder, will she be able to lie her way out of it?

Actors: Debra Winger, Barbara Hershey, Gabriel Byrne

Released: 1993

Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal

15.Some Kind of Beautiful

Timing is everything in this romantic comedy starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, and Jessica Alba. Brosnan plays a charming British professor named Richard, who is shocked to learn that his American girlfriend Kate (Alba) is pregnant. Set on putting his philandering days behind him, Richard moves to LA to help her with the pregnancy. But Kate soon realizes that Richard isn't the one for her. Don't feel too sorry for him — he's a much better fit for Kate's sister Olivia (Salma Hayek). Happy endings come in strange forms sometimes.

Actors: Pierce Brosnan, Jessica Alba, Salma Hayek, Malcolm McDowell, Ben McKenzie

Released: 2014

Directed by: Tom Vaughan

16. Visions

This haunting movie will play with your head. Isla Fischer plays Eveleigh, a soon-to-be mother who is haunted by a dark past. When she and her husband David (Anson Mount) move to a house in an idyllic vineyard, they think their lives are on the right track. But Eveleigh begins to be haunted by hallucinations and visions galore. As her pregnancy continues, she tries to solve the answers to the strange and terrifying occurrences. She befriends a woman named Sadie (Gillian Jacobs) who encourages her to stop taking her antidepressants. Without spoiling anything, just know: Sadie is not who she seems.

Actors: Isla Fischer, Anson Mount

Released: 2015

Directed by: Kevin Greutert

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