Unwed mother movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant unwed mother movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sexy, touching, emotional and sincere films and TV shows about / with unwed mother, family relations, husband wife relationship, pregnancy, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, love and romance, parents and children and love plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unwed mother: The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Juno (2007), The Sandpiper (1965), The Widow Couderc (1971), God, Your River is Tainted (1985), Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005), Looking for Alibrandi (2000), Butterfly (1981), Antonia's Line (1995), True History of the Kelly Gang (2019).

List of unwed mother movies

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.
Style: touching, romantic, sincere, uplifting, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: world war two, writers, german occupation, marriage proposal, letter, nazi occupation, friendship, fiance fiancee relationship, strong female character, german soldier, female writer, unwed mother ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, year 1941, year 1946
Place: london
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, harsh, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, life is a bitch, human spirit, evil nun, corporal punishment, mistreatment, punishment, sexual harassment, human rights, violence against women, sin ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, latin america, dublin ireland, europe
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 7.5
 524K
Juno (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl named Juno gets herself pregnant and tries to stand on her own, but soon learns a few lessons about being grown up.
Style: funny, touching, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, adoption, teenage pregnancy, love and romance, teenage life, social relations, youth, high school, female protagonist, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: minnesota, california, usa
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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 150 min.
Story: This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, life, career, love and romance, women in society, women, midlife crisis, life philosophy, relationships, redemption, love story, working class ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1958
Place: moscow russia, ussr, russia, china, new jersey
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The Sandpiper (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A free-spirited artist (Elizabeth Taylor), who lives near California's Big Sur, meets the administrator (Richard Burton) of the parochial school that her young son attends and lures the cleric away from his wife (Eva Marie Saint).
Style: sentimental, sexy, visually appealing, intense, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love, school, love triangle, romance, clergy, artist, adultery, guilt, bittersweet, doctors, marriage, unwed mother ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
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Sex Sells: The Making of 'Touché' (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A world record orgy, wild sex scenes, ninjas... just a typical day at the office when you happen to work on a porn set. Director Chuck Steak is making his last film and wants to go out with a bang. With the help of veteran actress Roxy Free and the ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, witty, sexual ...
Plot: porn industry, nothing goes right, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, sex aid, celebrity culture, showbiz, group sex, voyeurism, female nudity, lust ...
Time: contemporary
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The Widow Couderc (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Her youth has been spent working for a farm family, being raped by father and son, marrying the son who has now left her a happy widow. She is happy because World War I is over and she is enjoying being in control of the farm. And then she hires the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: breast feeding, father in law daughter in law relationship, farm, interwar period, unwed mother, french countryside, love, widow, criminal, destructive relationship, destiny, love triangle ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s, year 1934
Place: france
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God, Your River is Tainted (1985)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Ganga Singh lives near Gangotri with her brother, Karam. One day she comes to the assistance of a young man, Narendra Sahay, who has come with a group of Calcutta-based college students to study the source of the holy river Ganga, and to get some ...
Style: allegory
Plot: breast feeding, nudity (full frontal - brief), women, hinduism, brothel, waterfall, baby, journey, female protagonist, unwed mother, secret marriage, virgin ...
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Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eccentric 70-year-old widow purchases the Windmill Theatre in London as a post-widowhood hobby. After starting an innovative continuous variety review, which is copied by other theaters, they begin to lose money. Mrs Henderson suggests they add ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, emotional, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, showbiz, luftwaffe, art, friendship, audition, brutality, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couples, female nudity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: london, england, france, europe, flanders
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Looking for Alibrandi (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film "Looking for Alibrandi" begins light-heartedly, and the viewer gets a very quick understanding of Josie's character through her interactions with her friends and family.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, high school, love triangle, social differences, society, youth, love and romance, teenage life, parents and children, fish out of water, suicide ...
Time: 2000s, 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 4.7
 1K
Butterfly (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Orson Welles, as judge Rauch, holds a lengthy trial against Jess Tyler, a caretaker deserted by his wife ten years before, who's accused of improper relations with his daughter Kady. Complications follows when Wash, father of Kady's baby, ...
Style: sexy, erotic, neo noir, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, lust, seduction, sex scene, voyeur, female nudity, forbidden love, desert, sword and sorcery, lesbian, erotica ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: arizona, nevada, usa
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Antonia's Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After World War II, Antonia and her daughter, Danielle, go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around ...
Style: touching, feminist film, intellectual, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: village, strong female character, lesbian, philosophy, friendship, village life, magic realism, generation gap, widow, mother daughter relationship, single parent, human nature ...
Time: post world war two
Place: holland
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True History of the Kelly Gang (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Australia, UK, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set against the badlands of colonial Australia where the English rule with a bloody fist and the Irish endure, Ned Kelly discovers he comes from a line of Irish rebels—an uncompromising army of cross dressing bandits immortalised for terrorising ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, bleak, tense, art house
Plot: raped woman, criminal gang, chase, criminal, escape, fight, gang, police officer, murder, revenge, death, kidnapping ...
Time: 1880s, victorian era, 19th century, 1870s
Place: australia
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 6.3
 139
Love Lives On (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl must choose between continuing her pregnancy and undergoing treatment for her fast-growing cancer.
Plot: terminal illness, pregnancy and birth, domestic violence, unwed mother, pregnancy, first love, abusive father, fall in love, hospital, chemotherapy, pregnant teenager, coming of age ...
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 7.9
 3K
Wound (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Amidst religious riots, a son deals with his mother's life-threatening injuries, and her last request.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: religious intolerance, religious fanatic, illegitimate child, hindu, single mother, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, bittersweet, love and romance, single parent, unfulfillment, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
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A Woman of Substance (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: A Woman of Substance charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century, to respected business woman and Grandmother in the 1980's. From humble beginnings Emma Harte starts her business with a small shop, but ...
Style: stylized, emotional, captivating, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female protagonist, master and servant, inheritance, world war one, family relations, ambition, pregnancy, working class, heiress, security, jealousy, assault ...
Time: victorian era, 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, yorkshire
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Wild in the Country (1961)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A troubled young man discovers that he has a knack for writing when a counselor encourages him to pursue a literary career.
Style: semi serious, realistic, psychotronic, retro
Plot: elvis presley, doctor, oath, false accusation, raccoon, couples, social worker, family relations, power relations, going straight, writer's life, aging ...
Time: 60s
Place: virginia
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Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, homecoming, misfit, fame, teenager, celebrity, worship, puppy love, teenage rebellion, teenage girl, family relations, small town life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa
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 7.3
 43K
North Country (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Style: rough, sincere, emotional, factual, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, sexual harassment, lawsuit, small town, rape, feminism, sexism, against the odds, labor union, lawyer, women, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: minnesota, usa
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Mother and Child (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The lives of three women have a commonality: adoption. Karen is a physical therapist who regrets that, as a teenager, she gave up her daughter for adoption. Elizabeth was an adopted child and is now a successful lawyer, but her personal life lacks ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, talky, sad ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adoption, women, pregnancy, lawyer, family relations, mother daughter relationship, existentialism, manipulation, parents and children, estrangement, hopes, teenage mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1973
Place: los angeles
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 6.9
 11K
Jude (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves ...
Style: emotional, erotic, romantic, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), love, social injustice, family relations, destiny, romance, forbidden love, beautiful scenery, erotica, sex, adultery, mentor ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1890s
Place: england, australia, europe, britain
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 5.4
 29K
Serena (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a ...
Style: emotional, suspense, enigmatic, depressing, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: life philosophy, twists and turns, obsession, jealousy, tragedy, writers, loneliness, marriage, greed, destiny, brutality, adaptation ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1929, future
Place: north carolina, new jersey, usa
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 6.2
 573
Feast of July (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an abandoned young woman in late 19th Century England is taken in by a rural couple with three handsome sons, tragic consequences result.
Style: stylized, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, soldier, family relations, tragic hero, couple relations, love triangle, wartime life, down on your luck, romance, love and romance, family life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, israel, europe, dublin ireland, california
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 6.6
 7K
Dummy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, witty, affectionate ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dark humor, ventriloquist, fall in love, eccentricity, unemployment, lifestyle, parents and children, siblings relations, looking for love, suburbs, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
Style: emotional, light, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, aunt niece relationship, dancing, siblings relations, family life, human nature, parents and children, sibling relationship, love and romance, life is a bitch, sisters, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: ireland, africa, europe, spain, england
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A Life of Devotion (1969)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Vandana and Arun fall in love the instant they meet. On a trip to a Shiv temple, they get married in an impromptu ceremony in front of God. A chance rainshower strands them at a remote hotel where Vandana gets pregnant. With their legal marriage ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: politics, adoption, pregnancy, babies and infants, romance, love and romance, orphan, last wish, family relations, couples, adopted son, imprisonment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: india
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 6.2
 2K
The Shunning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious "Englisher" comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: amish, adoption, identity crisis, family relations, hopes, youth, religions or cults, family problems, dishonesty, family, last wish, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 6.0
 3K
Gayby (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jenn and Matt are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, Jenn spends her days teaching hot yoga and running errands for her boss. Matt suffers from comic-book writer's block and can't get over his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, absurd, light ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, singleness, lgbt, pregnancy, sexual relations, gender, unlikely partners, friends, couples, best friends, thirtysomething life ...
Place: new york
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 6.4
 194
Shirley (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shirley is the youngest of eight children from a mixed race marriage. By the time she is a toddler the family have moved to the all white area of Splott and by the time she is 12 Shirley has discovered she has an extraordinary voice and can earn ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: rags to riches, family relations, interracial relations, baby, nightclub, rising to stardom, ambition, musician's life, youth, society, artists and showbiz, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: wales, england, glasgow scotland, europe
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 6.1
 517
Leonie (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, Australia, Germany, Belgium, USA, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom. A ...
Style: uplifting, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: art, family relations, single parent, single mother, culture clash, parents and children, artists and showbiz, marriage, friendship, husband wife relationship, friend, little boy ...
Time: 20th century, year 1929, year 1932, victorian era, 1910s ...
Place: japan, asia, maine, pasadena california, mount fuji ...
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