Pregnancy is a lot to take in- with doctor’s appointments, resting enough, and getting the right nutrients while still trying to have control over your cravings. And dare we talk about the mood swings? Just like food, watching movies that makes you feel happy can be therapeutic during your pregnancy. And what better movies to watch than about the journey you are going to embark upon? Read our post to know our list of 8 must-watch movies during your pregnancy.
Let me warn you first! If you hate crying your eyes out while watching a movie, you might want to skip this one. But I like to believe that crying can be therapeutic, and Juno is the perfect therapy for me. Ellen Page and Michael Cera give a captivating performance in this one. The story revolves around Juno who gets pregnant without any intention to do so. Being in high school doesn’t make things a breeze for her as you would expect.
2. English Vinglish
If you haven’t watched this one already, get right to it, ladies! You are missing out on one of the best performances by Sridevi. It is one movie that strikes a chord with many. Sridevi plays a simple housewife who loves taking care of her family. But she is constantly mocked by her daughter and husband because of her poor English. However, things take an interesting turn when her sister calls and asks her to come to Manhattan to stay with her for her daughter’s wedding.
3. The Backup Plan
The movie captures the problems of a modern day woman with a real dilemma when her back up plan doesn’t work out quite as she had thought. Zoe decided to get pregnant through the means of artificial insemination. Soon after she confirms about her pregnancy, she meets the man of her dreams. Watch the movie to know how things play out.
4. Knocked Up
Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl star in this romantic comedy about two people who could not be more wrong for each other. This movie is a fun watch and also touches upon the reality about pregnancy problems and other challenges faced by the mismatched partners.
5. What To Expect When You Are Expecting
This star-studded movie follows through the journey of a group of women and their pregnancies. It covers everything from the hormonal changes, morning sickness, to problem-free pregnancies. It is a movie that will make you laugh and also find yourself shedding a tear at some point. What’s more? It has Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz starring in it!
6. Nine Months
We can assure you that any movie starring High Grant would not disappoint you. Hugh plays a guy who is afraid of commitment. But he and his girlfriend have a perfect relationship until he realizes that his girlfriend is pregnant. It a classic 90’s movie with a happy ending. It makes you realize that a baby is not the end of everything but a beautiful beginning that life can offer. Now that’s a movie you can safely watch.
7. Taare Zameen Par
Ishaan is always known to be lazy and a trouble-maker. But things take a refreshing turn when his art teacher, played by Aamir Khan helps him realize his true potential. Besides being a true entertainer, it helps us reflect on some important social issues. The film captures the innocence and emotions of a child in the most beautiful and refreshing way. It also makes us realize that there’s more to life than just academic excellence.
8. Life As We Know It
Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel play the lead characters in this movie. The two are set up on a blind date by their friends, but end up hating each other. But things take an unexpected turn when their best friends die in a car crash and they end up raising the orphaned baby. The movie is a complete entertainer and would occasionally leave you in splits.
Now that you know which movies are the perfect pregnancy watch, get comfortable in your couch with some popcorn by your side and enjoy! Which was your favorite movie to watch during pregnancy? Let us know in the comment section below.