Birth - Movies

Movies that depict labor and birth

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The Prodigy

2019

Sarah (Taylor Schilling) goes into labor early and gives birth.

What is shown onscreen? Labor and birth scenes within a montage of other events that shape the movie.

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Bird Box

2018

Mallory(Sandra Bullock) & Olympia (Danielle Macdonald) go into labor at the same time in the middle of an apocalypse.

What is shown onscreen? Simultaneous labor & deliveries. There is a water breaking scene and a bare pregnant belly shown.

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Roma

2018

Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) goes into labor​ in traffic but the baby does not have a heartbeat once arriving to the hospital.

What is shown onscreen? After a long labor, there is no heartbeat and the baby is born still. Long scenes of attempting to revive the baby and a goodbye scene that is difficult to watch.

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Wonder

2018

Isabel (Julia Roberts) gives birth in a hospital setting.

What is shown onscreen? Labor and birth in a flashback set in a comedic tone that turns serious once they realize the child has a problem.

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Malicious

2018

Lisa (Bojana Novakovic) goes into early labor and suffers a miscarriage.

What is shown onscreen? A hallucination that triggers a labor pain. She is found later by her husband with blood all over her dress. Scenes in the hospital discussing the loss.

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Mary, Queen of Scots

2018

Mary (Saoirse Ronin) gives birth surrounded by her help.

What is shown onscreen? Labor and birth scenes while juxtaposed with the barren Elizabeth.

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Occupation

2018

Vanessa (Rhiannon Fish) gives birth in the middle of a fight for humanity against alien invaders.

What is shown onscreen? Labor and birth scenes in the middle of a rain storm and a gunfight with alien invaders.

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Matriarch

2018

Rachel (Charlie Blackwood) is captured by a strange family after an accident leaves them stranded.

What is shown onscreen? Being held hostage during labor and the baby being taken immediately after birth.

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Children of the Corn: Runaway

2018

Ruth (Marci Miller) escapes from the cult and goes into labor.

What is shown onscreen? Goes into labor while driving. Begins bleeding heavily, causing her to pass out. Gives birth alone. 

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A Quiet Place

2018

Evelyn (Emily Blunt) goes into labor and must silently give birth to hide from monsters that hunt her family by sound.

What is shown onscreen? Water breaking, intense labor and moments right before the birth, which actually occurs off-screen. Blood shown.

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The Lullaby

2018

Chloe (Reine Swart) gives birth to a baby she doesn't immediately bond with.

What is shown onscreen? The end of her labor and a birth in a hospital setting. She turns away from the baby when he is born. 

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Isabelle

2019

Larissa (Amanda Crew) goes into labor 

What is shown onscreen? C-section scenes in a hospital setting. 

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Bridget Jones's Baby

2017

 

Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) goes into labor and gives birth

What is shown onscreen? Labor scenes with that are set in a comedic tone. The birth happens off-screen.

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Mother!

2017

Veronica/Mother (Jennifer Lawrence) goes into labor during a riot and must give birth under stressful conditions.

What is shown onscreen? Both the labor and birth are shown, including breastfeeding scenes.

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Til Death do Us part

2017

Madison (Jessica Vanessa DeLeon) goes into labor while hiding from her abusive husband.

What is shown onscreen? Going into labor and giving birth in a hospital setting.

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Dream House Nightmare

2017

Theresa (Rachel G. Whittle) goes into labor after the fireworks go off in her chimney and she falls on her stomach.

What is shown onscreen? Labor scene in a wheelchair at the hospital. The birth happens off-screen.

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Tulip Fever

2017

Sophie (Alicia Vikander) fakes being pregnant to cover for her maid Maria as well to deceive her husband

What is shown onscreen? Labor and birth scenes

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The Life Zone

2017

Staci (Lindsey Haun), Lara (Angela Little) and Amanda (Amanda Antonucci) give birth at the same time while being held captive.

What is shown onscreen? Simultaneous labor and birth scenes in a clinical setting where 4 babies are born are the same time. Abortion is mentioned. 

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Goon: Last of the Enforcers

2017

Eva (Alison Pill) goes into labor and gives birth.

What is shown onscreen? Labor and a brief birth scene in a hospital setting with a comedic tone.

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AntiBirth

2016

Lou (Natasha Lyonne) finds herself experiencing bizarre symptoms similar to those experienced during pregnancy. 

 

What is shown onscreen? Scenes in which she is having labor pains that turn into full blown panicky labor before a very bizarre birth.

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Brimstone

2016

Liz (Dakota Fanning) is a midwife that helps helps a woman give birth

What is shown onscreen? Labor and birth scene that involves forceps and baby loss. Blood is shown.

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The Hollars

2016

Rebecca (Anna Kendrick) goes into labor while at a funeral

What is shown onscreen? Labor scenes. Birth happens off-screen

 

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Occupants

2017

Annie (Briana White) finds out she is pregnant in two separate realms.

What is shown onscreen? The movie revolves around the 2 pregnancies. One ends in heartache and the other is left up in the air.

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In Dubious Battle

2017

 

Lisa (Selena Gomez) gives birth with the help of some new friends.

What is shown onscreen?  Home birth scenes set in 30's.

 

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The Secret Scripture

2016

Rose (Rooney Mara) goes into labor on the run from the law and gives birth on a beach.

What is shown onscreen? Labor while on the run. Birth occurs off-screen but glimpses are shown.

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Allied

2016

Marianne (Marion Cotillard) goes into labor during a WWII bombing raid

What is shown onscreen? Labor and birth scenes the end outside during a bombing.

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How to be Single

2016

 

Meg (Leslie Mann) goes into labor 

What is shown onscreen? Labor scenes. The birth happens off-screen

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Angelica

2015

Angelica (Jena Malone) goes into labor and has a very traumatic delivery.

What is shown onscreen? Birth scenes that involve a lot of blood and screaming. Forceps are used to get the baby out causing damage to the mother. Hard to watch.

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A United Kingdom

2016

Ruth (Rosamund Pike) goes into labor and gives birth

What is shown onscreen? Labor while alone forcing her to drive to the hospital and brief birth scene

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Unexpected

2015

Samantha (Cobie Smulders) goes into labor and gives birth

What is shown onscreen? Labor and birth scenes in a hospital setting.

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Into the Forest

2015

Eva (Evan Rachel Wood) gives birth in apocalyptic times.

What is shown onscreen? Labor and birth scenes out in a rainstorm in the forest. There is a breastfeeding scene as well.

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The Gift

2015

 

Robyn (Rebecca Hall) goes into labor during a dinner party gone wrong.

What is shown onscreen? First contraction then cuts to the birth scene in a hospital setting. 

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I miss you already

2015

Jess (Drew Barrymore) goes into labor and gives birth while her husband is away for work.

What is shown onscreen? Labor and birth scenes in a hospital setting.

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Bang Bang Baby

2014

 

Stepphy (Jane Levy) gives birth to her monstrous baby

What is shown onscreen? Singing that leads to labor pain and then a birth scene on her kitchen table. The baby isn't quite normal and speaks after birth.

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Noah

2014

Ila (Emma Watson) goes into labor and gives birth on the ark

What is shown onscreen? Labor and birth scene of unexpected twins that are marked for death by Noah for being girls.

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Ain't them Bodies Saints

2013

 

Ruth (Rooney Mara) gives birth while her husband is in jail.

What is shown onscreen? Brief snippets of the character in labor while her husband reads a letter from jail.

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What to expect when you're expecting

2012

In a story of five interconnected couples Jules (Cameron Diaz), Wendy (Elizabeth Banks and Skyler (Brooklyn Decker) go into labor and give birth around the same time frame.

What is shown onscreen? Each of the named give birth in hospital scenes with a comedic tone.

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And Baby will Fall

2011

Ivy (Anastasia Griffith) is attacked by another woman who intends to steal her baby

What is shown onscreen? Ivy is attacked from behind by Melinda who injects her with Pitocin to induce labor. Labor begins and she attempts to find a way to escape before its too late. 

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Baby Mama

2008

 

Angie (Amy Poehler) goes into labor and gives birth 

What is shown onscreen? Water break, labor and a brief birth scene set in a comedic tone in a hospital setting.

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Born

2007

 

Mary Elizabeth (Alison Brie) gives birth after murdering multiple people.

What is shown onscreen? A strange birth scene surrounded by chanting dead bodies, a priest and others. The baby is demonic. 

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Juno

2007

 

Juno (Ellen Page) gives birth to a baby she gives up for adoption.

What is shown onscreen? The labor and birth in a hospital setting.

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Waitress

2007

Jenna (Keri Russell) goes into labor and gives birth while trying to run from her abusive husband.

What is shown onscreen? Labor and birth scenes in a hospital setting

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Knocked Up

2007

 

Alison (Katherine Heigl) goes into labor and gives birth

What is shown onscreen? Going into labor scenes and a graphic birth that includes a crowning baby. 

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Fools Rush In

1997

 

Isabel (Salma Hayek) goes into labor on the Hoover Dam. 

What is shown onscreen? Alex discovering she is still pregnant, her stating her water broke, labor and a birth scene in the rain. 

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The Hunter

1980

 

Dotty (Kathryn Harrold) goes into labor after being held captive

What is shown onscreen? Labor scenes while driving in a car. The birth happens offscreen.

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Father of the Bride II

1995

Annie (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) and Nina (Diane Keaton) go into labor and give birth at the same time. 

What is shown onscreen? Going to labor and a few hospital scenes before Nina requires a C-section. Most is shown off-screen.