One of our favorite “you deserve it" things about motherhood is catching up on our favorite TV shows and movies.

Whether as a way to survive morning sickness or marathon breastfeeding session, or as a way to enjoy a quiet night in while baby sleeps, catching up on flicks about motherhood and pregnancy is a Motherly favorite pastime.

Here are 7 of our favorite mama movies:

Baby Mama

A classic from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, two of the funniest mamas in Hollywood. Watch this one while pregnant and prepare to (literally) pee your pants.

What to Expect When You're Expecting

Pregnancy is magical. And stressful. And hilarious.

Laugh along with the amazing cast of What to Expect in this over-the-top flick. It's not a realistic portrayal of birth, but it is hilarious at times and you'll truly feel their pain.


What happens when two women share one family? Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon explore themes of motherhood and love in this 1998 film.

The Back-Up Plan

You know the classic Hollywood tale: Woman wants to have a baby. Doesn't have a man. Tries artificial insemination. Immediately falls in love with a stranger. What happens next? Watch and find out.

The Kids Are All Right

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their family life with their two mothers.

Annette Bening and Julianne Moore play a couple in the middle of life, and explore what really makes a family.

Steel Magnolias

In this girl-power classic, Southern women deal with family dynamics, matriarchy and figuring out the right time to have a baby.

Billed as “the funniest movie ever that will make you cry."

And you'll love watching the star-studded cast in all their '80s glory.


A complex, award-winning film about unexpected pregnancy, modern motherhood and the identity of women in the world.

“Whether you go to work or you stay at home, it's a sacrifice either way." ❤️

Could we love this movie any more?


A classic in its genre, Juno is the movie that brought us the line:

“Your eggo is preggo, no doubt about it."

Tell Motherly: What are your favorite flicks about motherhood?