Movies about pregnant single moms that you should watch

Renée Zellweger in 'Bridget Jones's Baby'


We all know that being pregnant can be a challenge, but being pregnant when you're a single mom? That's a whole other level of difficulty. Unsurprisingly, lots of movies have been inspired by the plight of single moms, and they come in a mix of genres. We thought we'd outline some movies about pregnant single moms that you can watch right now, let's get into the list:

Where the Heart Is (2000)

This is a feel-good movie starring Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd about a pregnant teenage girl who is left by her boyfriend as she stands in a Walmart. She decides to stay in the Walmart until her baby arrives, and this makes her famous. A nurse agrees to take in the girl and her baby, which results in the 2 developing a deep bond. It's an offbeat movie with some pretty surreal and weird moments, but ultimately it is quite a heartwarming story about a single mom who finds a best friend.

Baby Mama (2008)

This is about a woman called Kate who hires a woman to act as her surrogate mother but soon regrets her decision when the woman turns up looking for a place to live. This is a comedy so it's definitely a lighter look at the struggles of single moms, but it still raises some interesting points about raising kids as a single mom and the difficulties single women can have if they wish to have kids.

First Comes Love (2013)

This documentary follows a single 41-year-old woman who decides to have a baby on her own. This is despite her busy life as a filmmaker living in New York. The film shows how our ideas about motherhood are shifting, and that a woman such as this can successfully raise a baby on her own in a somewhat hectic environment. The film is quite funny and a very honest look at the journey of the filmmaker, which we really appreciated.

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

All of the Bridget Jones movies are brilliant, and this installment is no exception. After breaking up with Mark, Bridget hooks up with a handsome American man. Then suddenly she finds out that she is pregnant, and she needs to figure out which man is the father. We like this movie because of how it portrays Bridget as the single mom, showing all of the highs and lows and showing that although she wants to find out who the father is, she actually manages pretty well on her own. As far as "requels" go, Bridget Jones's Baby is a pretty good one.