What to Watch When You’re Expecting

 She’s Having a Baby (1988) Rated PG-13

This John Hughes classic follows high school sweethearts Jake and Kristy Briggs as they settle into married life. But Jake’s not completely sold on the idea of giving up his freedom — or his fantasies of a dream girl. Kristy decides to speed things up by going off birth control without telling Jake — until three months later, when they’ve failed to conceive, and Jake agrees to go to a fertility clinic.

 Three Men and a Baby (1987) Rated PG

When an infant named Mary is left on their doorstep, three bachelor roommates channel their feminine side and become surrogate parents to the tyke. After a few false starts, the guys eventually take to their little bundle of joy. But questions linger about the baby’s real origins, and why drug dealers are taking an interest in their life.

 For Keeps (Maybe Baby) (1988) Rated PG-13

Molly Ringwald heads the cast as Darcy Elliot, an ambitious teen with big plans for college and a career in journalism — until she ends up pregnant in this modern morality tale from director John G. Avildsen. Opting to keep the baby, Darcy and her boyfriend marry, but will a host of pressures — including school, parenthood and a stack of bills — break up the young family?

 Parenthood (1989) Rated PG-13

Director Ron Howard teams with Steve Martin for a heartwarming comedy about life’s most rewarding occupation: parenthood. Gil and Karen Buckman are facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise their children the “right” way. But as Gil and the rest of his clan soon discover, being the “perfect” parent often means just letting children be themselves.

 Look Who’s Talking (1989) Rated PG-13

Mollie is a single working mother who’s out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James, a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won’t even consider James. It’s going to take all the tricks a baby can think of to bring them together before it’s too late. Amy Heckerling wrote and directed this baby’s-eye-view comedy.

Honorable Mention:

 Bella (2006) Rated PG-13

Two lost souls — Nina, a pregnant, unmarried waitress, and Jose, an introspective cook with a tragic past — find solace in each other as their lives become unpredictably linked throughout the one incredible day. First-time director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde also co-wrote the screenplay for this inspirational story about love, hope and forgiveness.

Synopsis by Netflix.

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  2. thewaiting says:

    Parenthood is one of my all-time faves and I will definitely need to be watching it again soon! I would also add the hilarious and awesome Knocked Up.

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