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Grab the popcorn! – Discover a Playlist of Must-Watch Films for Single Mothers by Choice

Dive into the world of Solo Motherhood by Choice on screen with the following 6 movies—SMBC approved and recommended just for you.

FILMS FOR SINGLE MOTHERS BY CHOICE


1. THE SWITCH (2010)


Movie poster for The Switch a film with Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman about being a single mother by choice

"The Switch" is a heartfelt comedy that revolves around Kassie, portrayed by Jennifer Aniston, who decides to have a child through artificial insemination. The film explores themes of friendship, love, and unconventional family dynamics. Kassie's best friend, Wally, played by Jason Bateman, accidentally swaps the donor's sample with his own, leading to unforeseen complications. As the story unfolds, "The Switch" navigates the challenges and joys of single motherhood by choice, incorporating humour and touching moments. While the film uses comedic elements, it also delves into the genuine emotions and resilience of single mothers, providing a light-hearted yet relatable portrayal of our unique journey.


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2. THE BACK-UP PLAN (2010)

Movie Poster of The Back-up Plan featuring Jennifer Lopez as she navigates becoming a single mother by choice

"The Back-Up Plan" is a romantic comedy that follows Zoe, played by Jennifer Lopez, as she navigates the challenges of single motherhood. In the film, Zoe, a successful and independent woman, decides to have a baby through artificial insemination. However, life takes an unexpected turn when she meets Stan, played by Alex O'Loughlin, on the same day as her procedure. As their relationship blossoms, Zoe grapples with the complexities of balancing a budding romance and impending motherhood. The movie portrays the humorous and heartfelt moments of Zoe's journey, touching on the genuine struggles and joys faced by single mothers by choice.

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3. BABY MAMA (2008)

Movie Poster for Baby Mama a film featuring Tina Fey who hires a surrogate to help her become a SMBC

"Baby Mama" is a comedy that playfully explores the concept of motherhood, The film follows Kate, played by Tina Fey, a successful businesswoman who dreams of having a child but faces fertility challenges. She decides to hire Angie, portrayed by Amy Poehler, as a surrogate to carry her baby. The dynamic between Kate, a career-oriented woman, and Angie, a more free-spirited character, leads to comical situations and unexpected bonding, making "Baby Mama" an entertaining watch.


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4. MAGGIE'S PLAN (2015)


Movie poster of Maggie's Plan featuring Greta Gerwig who initially plans to become a SMBC

"Maggie's Plan" is a witty and thought-provoking comedy-drama that delves into the complexities of relationships, family dynamics, and non-traditional paths to motherhood. Maggie, played by Greta Gerwig, is a quirky and determined woman who initially plans to become a single mother by choice through artificial insemination. However, her life takes unexpected turns as she falls in love with a married man, played by Ethan Hawke, complicating her original plan. The film navigates the challenges and joys of Maggie's unconventional journey, offering a balanced portrayal of the nuances in relationships and parenting choices. With humour and heart, "Maggie's Plan" explores the unpredictability of life and the ways in which our plans can be reshaped by love and circumstance, making it an engaging watch.

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5. You, ME & HIM (2017)

This film contains themes of fertility challenges, pregnancy loss, and the emotional impact of the loss of a baby. Viewer discretion is advised.

Movie poster of the comedy You, Me & Him featuring a same-sex couple, donor conception and raising a child as a single mother by choice

"You, Me and Him" is a British romantic comedy that intricately weaves together the lives of Olivia (played by Lucy Punch) and Alex (played by Faye Marsay), a seemingly content couple, and their charismatic neighbour, John (played by David Tennant). The film explores the complexities of an unconventional love triangle, navigating themes of fertility, pregnancy, and the emotional impact of the loss of a baby on the characters. Amidst the humour and heartfelt moments, the movie takes a unique turn by delving into the journey of Olivia, who decides on single motherhood by choice. Lucy Punch's character, Olivia, becomes pregnant through artificial insemination, leading to a series of comedic and heartwarming events. This unique mix of comedy and more serious themes creates a film that encapsulates both lighthearted and emotionally resonant moments, portraying the various facets of modern family life.


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6. THE SINGLE MOM'S CLUB (2014)


Movie poster of single mom's club, directed by Tyler Perry. A film that brings together a diverse group of single mothers including a single mother by choice

"The Single Moms Club", directed by Tyler Perry, is a heartfelt comedy-drama that brings together a diverse group of single mothers, each facing unique challenges. The film follows five women from different backgrounds and walks of life who form a support group, the Single Moms Club, after their children get into trouble at school. One of the mother's May, played by Nia Long, is a single mother by choice through adoption. While the story doesn't specifically focus on SMBC, it highlights the strength, resilience, and friendship that emerge as these women navigate the ups and downs of single parenthood. The movie provides a balanced portrayal, addressing the complexities of balancing work, relationships, and parenting.


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And there you have it — a fantastic line-up of movies featuring single mothers by choice and the heart-warming tales that unfold within them. Grab your popcorn, cozy up, and let the magic of these stories whisk you away. Whether you're seeking inspiration, a good laugh, or a heartfelt journey, these films have it all. So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the world of solo motherhood, celebrate the strength, resilience, and joy that these characters bring, and let the cinematic adventure begin!

Happy watching !

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