10 Feel-Good Movies to Watch In Your First Trimester (PHOTOS)

woman watching tvThe first trimester of pregnancy can be rough. You're queasy, moody, and -- more than anything else -- exhausted. Few things sound better than curling up on the couch and watching a movie during this time. And if you decide on a night of vegging out, why not watch a movie that lifts your mood and gets you excited about your pregnancy and future baby?

Here are 10 awesome films we recommend you watch during your first trimester of pregnancy. No terrifying labor scenes or sad endings here. Just fun flicks that (often humorously) highlight the joys of being pregnant -- and of course there are loads of cute babies. 


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  • Nine Months



    Let Hugh Grant and Julianne Moore get you excited about your pregnancy, '90s-style. In this flick, Hugh Grant plays the typical bachelor, who doesn't want to commit to his girlfriend (Moore). However, after she gets pregnant, he realizes that it's time to grow up ... even if that means trading his Porsche for a minivan.

  • Knocked Up


    With Seth Rogen in it, you know it's going to be funny -- but Knocked Up is one of the funniest movies of the last few years period. Prepare to double over with laughter during this hilarious and heartwarming rom-com about an odd couple who winds up expecting after a one-night stand.

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  • Away We Go


    The first movie version of a Dave Eggers book is sort of what you would expect of the author -- it's subtly funny, poignant, and thought provoking. Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski are perfectly cast in this sweet, touching, and sometimes kooky film about a couple looking for the best place to live after they learn they're expecting. 

  • Where the Heart Is



    Based on the best-selling book, Where the Heart Is is a touching and funny story about a young woman (played by Natalie Portman) who, after being abandoned by her boyfriend, moves into Walmart and winds up giving birth there. Don't worry; this won't happen to you. And even if it did, this tale has a happy ending!

  • Baby Mama


    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Need we say more? No doubt, you'll be cracking up at this movie, which revolves around Tina Fey's straitlaced character using Amy Poehler's laid-back character as a surrogate. And, yes, of course, there are twists. 

  • Juno


    Not your typical movie about pregnancy, Juno tells the story of a high school student dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. The film, which won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, highlights how carrying a child often makes even the most unlikely of people to grow up and make smart decisions.  

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  • What to Expect When You're Expecting


    If you're looking for a movie that's light and fun and all about pregnancy, What to Expect When You're Expecting is the one. Not every moment of the movie carries the most realistic portrayal of what it's like to be pregnant, but it does a great job of illustrating that different people react to and handle their pregnancies, well, differently. 

  • Babies


    Babies, a documentary, follows four children in four very different parts of the world for two years. You'll likely go into the movie expecting these infants to act in wildly different ways, but ultimately, this movie shows that babies are babies no matter where they're from.

  • Baby Boom


    Hello '80s! Diane Keaton stars as a high-powered businesswoman who unexpectedly finds herself with a baby after her cousin dies. Keaton winds up getting fired from her job, but then makes a killing off of ... homemade baby food! And good grief is the baby (technically babies since they're twins) in this flick adorable!

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  • Life as We Know It


    Life as We Know It tells the story of two frenemies (Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl) who find themselves with joint custody of their best friends' baby after the couple dies. Sounds a little like Baby Boom, but the ending is much different. (We won't spoil it!). The movie is incredibly sweet and the baby -- and Duhamel -- are great fun to watch.

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