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- by Lauren Passell
You don't have to be pregnant to feel like curling up on the couch with a pint of Ben & Jerry's and a good pregnancy flick (but it sure helps!) Whether you've got babies on the brain or not, check out our favorite pregnancy movies -- they'll make you laugh, cry, and feel that pregnant glow all over again.
Father of the Bride II, 1995
We loved Steve Martin as a high-strung father of the bride, and he's even funnier as a Grandfather-to-Be, as is the rest of the cast, all whom return for a sequel that's arguably funnier than the original.
Frank Eggelhoffer: (Marching with Nina and Annie) Do the baby 'vorkout'! Make those babies gleefull! Oh, that's good. Little tin soldiers. Happy tin soldiers. Richt. And now with an attitude!
Father of the Bride II
- Baby Mama, 2008
We thought Amy Poheler and Tina Fey were funny on Saturday Night Live -- but they explode on the big screen. Their chemistry is over the top hilarious.
Caroline (holding her son's dirty hand): Is this chocolate or poop?! (Licks son's hand) It's chocolate!
Kate Holbrook: What if that had been poop?
- Knocked Up, 2007
This funny, refreshing, and slightly raunchy look at an unexpected pregnancy makes most pregnancies seem totally tame. Grey's Anatomy's Katherine Heigl has never been funnier.
Alison: I'm pregnant
Ben: Pregnant...with emotion?
Alison: Pregnant with a baby.
- Juno, 2008
Juno's a smart girl who gives her baby up to an infertile yuppie couple. Unexpected dialogue and a touching script kept us hanging on every character, punchline, and dramatic twist the story took.
Leah: (looking at the ultrasound) Whoa, check out baby big head. That thing is freaky looking.
Juno: Excuse me? I am a sacred vessel, alright? All you've got in your stomach is Taco Bell.
- Rosemary's Baby, 1968
Not only is Rosemary's Baby a classic, but watching Mia Farrow carry Satan's spawn made our pregnancies seem like a piece of cake.
Minnie: He chose you, honey! From all the women in the world to be the mother of his only living son!
- Nine Months, 1995
The adorable Hugh Grant gives us an idea of how hard it is for some guys to get used to the idea of being a dad.
Dr. Kosevich: I've got it! Nurse, call the Anesthesiologist, this woman needs an enema!
Samuel, Rebecca, Nurse: An enema?
Dr. Kosevich: No, uh, she needs a pedicure! Epitaph! Epidermus...
Three words: Pregnant. Arnold. Schwarzenegger.
Dr. Hesse: (to Diana) Does my body disgust you?
- Where The Heart Is, 2000
Homeless teenager to super-mama? That's what we call girl power. This drama/comedy will tug at your heart strings -- particularly if you're pregnant.
Lexie: Americus? What kind of a name is Americus?
Novalee: I wanted her to have a strong name.
Lexie: Well, I guess I shouldn't talk. I named my kids after snack foods: Brownie, Praline, Cherry and Baby Ruth.
Where The Heart Is
- For Keeps, 1988
Although this film can get a bit cheesy, it's totally entertaining and no one does young love better than Molly Ringwald.
Darcy: How could you name our baby Theodosia?
Stan: We needed a name for the birth certificate, I asked you what you wanted!
Darcy: It sounds like a Greek fishing boat, or a crater on the moon or something!
- She's Having A Baby, 1988
We love Kevin Bacon, but this film also hosts other greats: Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, Kirstie Alley, Ted Danson, Woody Harrelson, Olivia Newton-John, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, John Candy, and more.
Kristy: I can get pregnant.
Jake: Well if you can get pregnant, then why aren't you pregnant?
Kristy: Because you can't get me pregnant
She's Having a Baby