With my Top Ten this week I was fighting with myself as to what theme I should go with. I took a look at the films coming out this week and even though I expect The Back Up Plan to be rated as one of the worst romantic comedies ever made I couldn’t help myself to think that this was my opportunity to point you all in the right direction. Here are 10 better films about pregnancy:
10. Precious (2009) (dir. Lee Daniels)
This movie isn’t my favourite but it beats out Traffic only because it’s overall more relevant to the theme. It’s about Precious, a girl who’s being abused by her horrible mother and uneducated as she tries to find a way out of her situation. Did I also mention that she’s pregnant for the second time with her father’s child? Yup, this movie is rough, but a good movie.
9. Fools Rush In (1997) (dir. Andy Tennant)
It’s a movie starring Salma Hayek, how can I not love it? After a one night stand, Alex gets Isabel pregnant, so they decide to get married. We are taken through the next nine months of their lives as the try to get along and find love in this mess of a situation. This is a movie that I watched every morning when I was in high school just because it came on TV a lot and it grew on me more and more each time. I’m not sure what I would think if I were to revisit it today but it’s definitely is worth a mention for nostalgia’s sake.
8. Father of the Bride Part II (1995) (dir. Charles Shyer)
What do you think happens to a man when he finds out that his daughter and wife are planning to have a child each at the same time? With great comedic performances from Steve Martin and Martin Short, I can’t help but smile as I remember memories of watching this film with my parents and watching them laugh a lot more than I did.
7. Junior (1994) (dir. Ivan Reitman)
Why is it only women can get pregnant? Well the acting giant that is Arnold Schwarzenegger is out to prove this wrong. Of all the roles for me to remember the senator for this might be in my top five as favourite. Alongside Danny DeVito and Emma Thompson we get one of the most outlandish pregnancy tales you’ll ever see in film.
6. Rosemary’s Baby (1968) (dir. Roman Polanski)
It’s a horror classic. Rosemary has always wanted to have a baby and now is the time. However, after a rocky evening of foggy memories she begins to get odd ideas of witchcraft and crazy neighbours. Is she or isn’t she impregnated with something dark and evil? We have to wait nine months to find out and find out what evil plot is going on and who is really involved. For me this movie remained minimally interesting until the final scene with a strong ending it became a new found genre favourite for me.
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