Infertility

Movies and tv shows that depict or mention infertility

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Game Night

2018

Annie (Rachel McAdams) and her husband Max suffer male infertility related to "stress regarding his feelings of inadequacy" when compared to his much more successful brother. A pregnancy without treatment occurs at the end.

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The Handmaid's Tale

2017

Set during a time where most women are infertile and require the "handmaid's" to conceive. Infertility is a central theme and touched on frequently.

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Friends from College

2017

Season 1 Episode 4

 

Lisa (Cobie Smulders) and her husband are doing IVF and are seen rushing to do a trigger shot but the bottle breaks. Lisa's abdomen is also shown to be bruised from all the injections.

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The Girl on the Train

2016

 

 

Rachel (Emily Blunt) is unable to have a baby and leads to her having an alcohol addiction.

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When the bough breaks

2016

 

Laura (Regina Hall) and her husband are unable to have a baby and decide to hire a surrogate.

Scenes of feeling inadequate and missing out on the experience of pregnancy

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Visions

2015

 

Sadie (Gillian Jacobs) loses her miracle baby years before in a car accident and forms a plan to steal the baby of the woman who was responsible as she can't have another.

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Caught

2015

Sabrina (Anna Camp) has been unable to conceive despite desperately wanting it. When she finds out her husband has been sleeping with a high school student that may be pregnant she kidnaps her. Movie insinuates her inability to have a baby as the reason she acts the way she does.

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By the Sea

2015

 

Vanessa (Angelina Jolie) is unable to carry to term after two miscarriages. The whole premise of the movie is related to this fact and the strained relationship between her and her husband.

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Into the Woods

2014

The Baker's Wife (Emily Blunt) and her husband suffer from infertility and are following the witches demands in order to have a baby. 

She does become pregnant and her belly rapidly grows

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What to expect when you're expecting

2012

 

 

Holly (Jennifer Lopez) is unable to become pregnant and instead follows the adoption route

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Game of Thrones

2011-2019

 

 

Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) mentions throughout that she believes she is unable to conceive another baby after her first loss.

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Never Forever

2008

Her husband suffers from sperm issues that prevent a pregnancy. He is despondent about this and tries to commit suicide. Gina (Vera Farmiga) decides to find another Korean man that looks like her husband to get her pregnant. A pregnancy does result.

Friends

Friends

1994-2004

Season 10 

Monica (Courtney Cox) and her husband are unable to conceive so they choose the adoption route. 

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The Good Doctor

2018

Dr. Isabel Barnes-Andrews (Marsha Thomason) and her husband learn their issues are related to male infertility. 

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Sacrifice

2017

Tora (Radha Mitchell) had a tramatic loss before and has since been unable to conceive. Her and her husband decide to try adoption.

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The Light between Oceans

2016

 

 

Isabel (Alicia Vikander) becomes pregnant twice, but loses both. After the second loss, a baby is found floating into the ocean and she takes it as her own.

 

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

2016

 

Both Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) & The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) discuss their inability to have children due to their superhero condition and it how it affects how they seem themselves 

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The Huntsman: Winter's War

2016

Freya's (Emily Blunt) child is killed by it's father to prevent his wife from finding out. Devastated, Freya turns cold inside and transforms into the Ice Queen. She begins to take children from the villages in order to "Save" them from love and refers to them as her children. Major plot point.

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Daddy's Home

2015

Brad (Will Ferrell) is told he is infertile due to an inattentive dentist radiologist that repeatedly took x-rays of his testicles. After competing with another man for his wife's affection, the fertility doctor declares his sperm count is miraculously higher. It is implied his fertility needed a masculinity boost. A pregnancy occurs at the end.

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Inconceivable

2015

 

Angela (Gina Gershon) discusses using an egg donor to conceive her previous child and uses a surrogate with an egg donor for another baby 

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Come back to me

2014

 

 

Sarah (Katie Walder) is informed by her husband that he is sterile, despite the fact she is pregnant.

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Serena

2014

 

Serena (Jennifer Lawrence) loses a child and in unable to have another. When she discovers the secret love child of her husband she tries to have it killed. She commits suicide in the end.

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House

2004 - 2012

Season 2 Episode 22+

Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) takes another pregnancy test that turns negative despite being on fertility medications. Continues to attempt the treatments and using House as a sperm donor but she ultimately goes the adoption route.

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The Debt

2011

 

Rachel (Jessica Chastain) receives fertility treatments in 1965 as an undercover agent in order to capture the doctor performing the procedure.

She does become pregnant as a result.

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Juno

2007

 

 

Vanessa (Jennifer Garner) suffers infertility and adopts the baby from Juno.

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X-Files

1993 - 2002, 2018

All seasons

Scully (Gillian Anderson) believes she was left barren by multiple factors (cancer, alien abduction and experimentation). It's heavily discussed throughout the series and ends in a miraculous pregnancy.