Pregnancy is a very arduous process, no matter how rewarding it seems later. Life as you know it changes entirely in the very moment when you discover that from here on, you’ll never be alone. At least not for the next nine months. For those who have done it before, it becomes a familiar territory and from their past experience, they know the little things that need to be taken care of. For the first-timers, however, it is something totally out of this world. The mood swings, especially at critical points, don’t help either.
There is nothing better than a good story to get your mind off the difficult things, even if just for a couple of hours. So, we’ve compiled various films custom-tailored specifically to tend to the wide range of emotions that will accompany your pregnancy. Some will make you laugh, others will let your tears flow endlessly; some are just for mindless entertainment, while others will give you a perspective about motherhood, and other feelings. Here’s the list of really good motherhood movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now.
14. Madre (2016)
Diane Prieto lives with her autistic son, Martin. It had always been a challenge to connect with Martin, to handle his needs. Ever since her husband went away for work, it became an increasingly difficult task for her. The fact that she was pregnant only added to the tension. The pressure of taking care of herself and her son became too much for her, and to ease her pains is why Luz was hired. Luz was Filipino, and at first, it seemed that the language barrier might make her job impossible. However, Luz proved to be resourceful. Not only did she get a grip on Martin’s troubles, but she also taught him Filipino. Diane was relieved by this development until she realized that Luz was doing something else. She had malicious intents and she was using Martin to her own purpose.
13. Mothers and Daughters (2016)
The experience of being a mother is considered one of the most incomparable things. It is one of those things that you have to experience yourself in order to fully comprehend what it means. How does one prepare themselves for such a riveting change in their life? ‘Mothers and Daughters’ stars Selma Blair as Rigby Gray, a photographer who takes up the assignment of capturing the essence of motherhood through her lens. This project receives much devotion from her because of her own pregnancy and the attempt to ready herself for motherhood, while also trying to mend the fractured relationship with her own mother. This leads her to several mother-daughter duos, each with their unique chemistry, and a dynamic that proves to be a balanced form of a love-hate relationship. The film features an ensemble cast of actresses like Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, Courtney Cox, Christina Ricci and Natalie Burn.