Single mother movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant single mother movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, feel good, realistic, sentimental, suspense and captivating films and TV shows about / with single mother, family relations, friendship, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship, single parent, chase, culture clash, life philosophy and family plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as single mother: Gilmore Girls (2000), Custody (2016), Erin Brockovich (2000), The Book of Henry (2017), SMILF (2017), Chocolat (2000), Kidnap (2017), Wolf Children (2012), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Love, Rosie (2014).

List of single mother movies

 8.2
 118K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: feel good, talky, realistic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, student, boyfriend, single mother, small town life, social relations, first love, lifestyle, looking for love, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
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 6.4
 1K
Custody (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a hard-working single mother, Sara Diaz, has her children taken from her after she is suspected of injuring her son, Ally Fisher, a recent law school graduate, is assigned to represent her case before Judge Martha Schulman, a veteran of the ...
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: single mother, judge, lawyer, abuse, custody, hearing, child abuse, courtroom drama, social issues, class differences, family secret, convict ...
Place: new york
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 7.4
 193K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: factual, inspirational, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: contamination, justice, against the odds, single mother, lawyer, court, relationship vs career, family relations, righting the wronged, ambition, society, corporate crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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The Book of Henry (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naomi Watts stars as Susan, a single mother of two, working as a waitress in a small town. Her son, Henry, is an 11-year-old genius who not only manages the family finances but acts as emotional support for his mother and younger brother. When Henry ...
Style: touching, emotional, sad, serious, captivating
Plot: boy genius, child prodigy, single mother, suicide, mother son relationship, boy, death of brother, genius, brain tumor, small town, bullying, precocious child ...
Place: new york state
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 6.7
 5K
SMILF (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A raw and honest comedic look at a single, 20-something from Southie whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood.
Style: semi serious, cynical, emotional, sweet
Plot: single mother, motherhood, parenthood, young girl, family problems, society, new life, twenty something, female nudity, actress, sex scene, basketball ...
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 7.3
 189K
Chocolat (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, chocolate, cooking and food, women, prejudice, single mother, culture clash, lifestyle change, love and romance, love story, life philosophy, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, central america, paris france
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 5.9
 37K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: surprise ending, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, strong female lead, abduction, single mother, child abduction, rescue, child in peril, track down, mercilessness, determination, female protagonist, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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 8.1
 44K
Wolf Children (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident, a woman must find a way to raise the son and daughter that she had with him. However, their inheritance of their father's traits prove to be a challenge for her.
Style: heartbreaking, atmospheric, sweet, sentimental, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: werewolf, childhood, family relations, wolf, single mother, parents and children, social relations, school, supernatural, love, female werewolf, breast feeding ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a ...
Style: romantic, light, sentimental, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: fall in love, romance, opposites attract, cinderella story, love story, love and romance, class differences, mistaken identity, single mother, hotel, social differences, rags to riches ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, san francisco ...
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 7.1
 137K
Love, Rosie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie and Alex have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different ...
Style: touching, sweet, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: best friends in love, love and romance, youth, male female friendship, love affair, true love, love story, couple relations, friends in love, friends, teen romance, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, england, usa, boston, canada
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 6.4
 107K
The Lucky One (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive-a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth and where she lives, he shows ...
Style: romantic, emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: love affair, true love, soldier, single mother, destiny, loss of loved one, obsessive quest, love story, love and romance, veteran, marines, lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, new orleans, middle east, new jersey ...
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 7.8
 15K
Better Things (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Sam Fox is a single, working actor with no filter trying to raise her three daughters – Max, Frankie and Duke – in Los Angeles. She is mom, dad, referee and the cops.
Style: light, sincere, humorous, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: single mother, parent child relationship, female protagonist, single parent, mother daughter relationship, family relations, family values, motherhood, parents and children, family life, mischievous children, mother love ...
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 6.4
 239K
Just Go with It (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone ...
Style: feel good, humorous, ridiculous, not serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, family outing, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, romance, pretense, couple relations, office romance, single mother, deception, couples, plastic surgery, marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, year 1988, year 2011 ...
Place: hawaii, usa, los angeles
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 7.2
 3K
Raven's Home (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Best friends Raven and Chelsea, now both divorced mothers, are raising their children in a house together. Their house is turned upside down when they realize one of Raven's children inherited the same psychic abilities as their mother.
Style: sitcom, entertaining, sentimental, humorous, captivating
Plot: single mother, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, grownups, friendship, psychic power, youth, middle school, school, black family, kids and family, eccentric family ...
Time: 2010s
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 6.2
 123K
Bad Moms (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.
Style: buddy comedy, funny, entertaining, absurd, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: women, motherhood, family, female friendship, drunken woman, single mother, party, working mom, friendship, divorce, farce, infidelity ...
Place: chicago illinois, california
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I Killed My Mother (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hubert, a brash 17-year-old, is confused and torn by a love-hate relationship with his mother that consumes him more and more each day. After distressing ordeals and tragic episodes, Hubert will find his mother on the banks of Saint Lawrence river, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay teenager, gay son, gay relationship, lgbt, youth, single mother, mother son conflict, lgbt teen, single parent, domineering mother ...
Place: france, europe
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 6.6
 322
Olga (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Russia
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Olga brings up two children from different marriages, cares about her alcoholic father and tries to adjust her personal life. The eldest daughter Anya is studying in a vocational school, she thinks that she is the only adequate member of the family, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, entertaining, twists and turns
Audience: chick flick
Plot: couple relations, pregnancy, single mother, teenage life, unlikely couple, family relations, love, teenage love, mother, misfit, hopes, family life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A social worker dealing with the disappearance of two children fears for her own family after beginning the investigation.
Style: scary, rough, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: single mother, female ghost, supernatural, urban legend, violence, death, investigation, kidnapping, civil servant, family relations, crimes, family ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: los angeles, mexico
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 5.6
 294
The House Elf (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the ordinary and bustling city of Moscow there is an unusual House, overgrown with hundreds of secrets and mysteries. In this house there is a strange apartment, in which not a single tenant has stayed for a long time. And only when an ...
Style: captivating, enigmatic, fairy tale, disturbing, atmospheric
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, supernatural being, house, magic, single mother, black magic, cat, wizards and magicians, hidden treasure, good versus evil, evil sorcerer, evil wizard ...
Time: 21st century
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 6.8
 217K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: psychological, tense, macabre, scary, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare, supernatural, ghost, family in danger, nightmare comes true, dealing with death, single mother, dysfunctional family, isolation, monster, sleeping, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 6.4
 237K
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set on an idyllic Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA hit songs. Donna, an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on the island is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited young daughter she's raised ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, stylized, not serious, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, wedding, father daughter relationship, parents and children, single mother, single parent, meet the parents, free spirited, love and romance, family secret, family reunited, ex couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: greece, europe, new york
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 7.3
 260K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, dark, suspense ...
Plot: demonic possession, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, psychic, family in danger, demon, single mother, paranormal investigation, child in peril, terror, riddles and clues ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 2000s, year 1977 ...
Place: england, london
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The Client List (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Riley Parks delicately balances two starkly different lives -- one as a single mom in a conservative town struggling to provide for her family and the other as a savvy and ambitious businesswoman working with a rowdy, sexy and unpredictable group of ...
Style: sexy, serious, touching, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, single mother, sexual relations, double life, massage parlor, single parent, lifestyle, workplace, society, family problems, family relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.8
 145K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mommy vlogger Stephanie joins her best friend Emily's husband, Sean, to investigate her sudden disappearance from their small town.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: deception, secret, missing person, female friendship, blackmail, ruse, murder investigation, small town, murder, mother, investigation, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, london, michigan, connecticut
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A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.
Style: dark fantasy, touching, psychotronic, emotional, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bullying, terminal illness, childhood, loneliness, monster, family, imagination, nightmare, single mother, life & death, depression, destiny ...
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 7.2
 118K
Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: motivational, uplifting, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, life philosophy, parents and children, disfigurement, teachers and students, addiction, single mother, good deed, alcohol abuse, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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Behind Her Eyes (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 298 min.
TV show
Story: A single mother enters a world of twisted mind games when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while secretly befriending his mysterious wife.
Style: twists and turns, twist ending, enigmatic, mystical, suspense ...
Plot: lucid dream, psychopath, mental illness, employer employee relationship, single mother, mysticism, friendship, mental disorder, supernatural, love affair, affair, solitude ...
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Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.
Style: emotional, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: childhood, mysterious stranger, friendship, small town, childhood friend, single mother, childhood memory, psychic power, coming of age, parents and children, selflessness, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, connecticut, virginia
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Happiness Never Comes Alone (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sacha is a real seducer, a man with no ties or emotional or professional. Charlotte is a modern and independent woman, but barely has time to care for their three children. While Sacha and Charlotte are, at first glance, two incompatible beings, ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, couples, fall in love, love and romance, single mother, romance, mother daughter relationship, french, male female relationship, children, piano, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, manhattan new york city, montmartre paris
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 8.1
 74K
A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, touching, romantic, biting ...
Plot: bullying, deaf, sign language, friendship, high school, disability, japanese school, redemption, deafness, suicide attempt, coming of age, single mother ...
Place: japan
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