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, realistic, sentimental, captivating, feel good and semi serious films and TV shows about / with single mother, family relations, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship, women, love and romance, single parent, friendship, coming of age and teenager plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as single mother: SMILF (2017), Mommy (2014), The Lucky One (2012), Erin Brockovich (2000), A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019), Weeds (2005), Labor Day (2013), Maid (2021), Love, Rosie (2014), Accidentally in Love (2011).

List of single mother movies

 6.8
 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: erotic, cynical, semi serious, emotional, sweet ...
Plot: single mother, motherhood, parenthood, young girl, society, family problems, new life, sex, class differences, blended family, religious differences, poverty ...
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 8.0
 59K
Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: melancholic, touching, depressing, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: oedipus complex, dysfunctional family, mother son relationship, mentally unstable, juvenile delinquent, incest overtones, single mother, violence, teenager, stuttering, youth, teenage boy ...
Time: year 2015, near future, 2010s, year 2010, year 1982 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal
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 6.4
 110K
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, scenic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: love story, love affair, true love, love and romance, destiny, obsessive quest, soldier, single mother, loss of loved one, marines, love, teenager ...
Time: 21st century
Place: north carolina, new jersey, middle east, new orleans, iraq ...
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 7.4
 204K
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: inspirational, factual, touching, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: environmental, lawyer, court, justice, contamination, small town, investigation, corporate crime, against the odds, single mother, corruption, female protagonist ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, los angeles, usa
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A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Belgium, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The recently widowed mother of two, Sarah, is desperate to know who murdered her husband in front of her young son, rendering him mute. Coerced into helping a low-life drug dealer stash narcotics stolen from the local Mr. Big, she's forced into ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: mother, revenge, vengeance, murder, suspense, single mother, female masturbation, children, home invasion, drugs, crime solving, murder investigation ...
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 7.9
 113K
Weeds (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two boys who begins selling cannabis to support her family after her husband dies suddenly of a heart attack. Over the ...
Style: cynical, humorous, sitcom, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, drug dealing, drug dealer, single mother, smuggling, marijuana, stoners, eccentric family, family relations, dark humor, unlikely criminals, family life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 6.9
 49K
Labor Day (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: unlikely relationship, fall in love, single parent, love and romance, single mother, family relations, fugitives, happy ending, escapades, parents and children, love, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, canada, california
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The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A divorced woman finds sexual liberation through online dating.
Style: romantic, captivating, sincere, sexy, hot
Plot: older woman younger man sex, sex scene, abusive husband, sexual desire, failed marriage, single mother, sexually frustrated woman, online dating, ambition, unfaithful husband, cheating wife, sexuality ...
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 8.4
 86K
Maid (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 545 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by the powerful New York Times best-selling memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land, Maid will chronicle a single mother who turns to housekeeping to - barely - make ends meet as she battles ...
Style: disturbing, tense, intellectual
Plot: homelessness, single mother, memories, life, children, custody, domestic violence, poor family, job, life is a bitch, suspense, money problems ...
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 7.1
 145K
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, emotional, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: love story, love, best friends in love, couples, friends in love, best friend, love affair, love and romance, youth, teenage pregnancy, true love, single mother ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland, england, boston, canada, los angeles ...
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Accidentally in Love (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Eddie James, a disgruntled actor who wants to do more than play "Mulligan the Rabbit" on a children's TV show, discovers life can change in a heartbeat when he accidentally gets into a car accident with single mother Annie Baker. In ...
Style: captivating, light, romantic, entertaining, sincere ...
Plot: single mother, actor, medical examination, dinner, disguise, accident, new love, love and romance, male female relationship, actor's life, fall in love, love affair ...
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Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.
Style: emotional, melancholic, sentimental, touching, sad ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, single mother, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy, small town, writers, women, parenthood, dysfunctional family, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, connecticut
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 8.2
 132K
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: realistic, feel good, humorous, witty, talky ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, kids, teen drama
Plot: small town, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend, friends, small town life, female protagonist, teenager, everyday life, social relations, lifestyle, looking for love, teenage life ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: yale university, connecticut, usa, new england
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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: romantic, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, fall in love, single mother, opposites attract, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, french, male female relationship, advertising agency, advertising executive, advertising, single parent ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france, france, montmartre paris, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 121K
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: touching, emotional, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, life philosophy, teachers and students, single mother, alcoholic, good deed, disfigurement, death, kindness, boy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
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Fierce People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: addiction, single mother, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, social differences, summer, life is a bitch, sex scene, teenage boy, sex crime, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
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 6.2
 2K
Harvest Love (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young widow and her nine year-old son spend a week at her family’s pear farm in Washington state, where they both fall in love with small town farm life, and she falls for the guy who has been managing the farm.
Style: romantic, funny, entertaining, light, captivating
Plot: family farm, widow, fall in love, single mother, small town, farm, christmas, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships ...
Place: washington state, seattle
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I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
Style: disturbing, touching, emotional, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: poverty, working class, carpenter, bureaucracy, single mother, homeless, friendship, heart attack, self discovery, immigrants, social services, prostitution ...
Time: 2010s
Place: england, united kingdom, britain, northern england
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 6.4
 1K
West (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: East Germany. Summer, late 70's. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij's apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, gloomy
Plot: cold war, immigrants, starting over, social decay, hopes, family relations, coming of age, society, haunted by the past, love triangle, single mother, immigration ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, east germany, german democratic republic, west germany ...
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 6.0
 1K
Angel Face (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A single mother abandons her 8-year-old daughter after meeting someone in a nightclub.
Style: touching, psychological, captivating, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: single mother, mother daughter relationship, adult child friendship, little girl, relationship problems, parents and children, mother child relationship, male female relationship, family relations, mother and daughter, family problems, suspense ...
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 7.8
 24K
Younger (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the novel by Pamela Redmond Satran, "Younger" follows 40-year old Liza, a suddenly single mother who tries to get back into the working world, only to find it’s nearly impossible to start at the bottom at her age. When a chance ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, captivating, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: workplace situations, age difference, starting over, hidden identity, single mother, best friends, career, older woman younger man relationship, twentysomething life, male objectification, writers, contract ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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A Christmas Wish (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: MARTHA EVANS has been abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, who took all their cash and left her homeless and virtually destitute with her two daughters and stepson. Martha leaves town in hopes of finding a job and a place to stay, she ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, single mother, small town, family relations, down on your luck, parents and children, parent child relationship, money problems, christmas spirit, wish fulfillment, christmas season, bullying ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
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It's Not You, It's Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Thirty-year-old Javier (Diego Peretti) is a surgeon and in his free time works as a disc jockey. He decides to marry and move to the United States with his girlfriend María (Soledad Villamil). They make all their plans; they wed, and then María is ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, dating, couples, nothing goes right, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, wedding, husband wife relationship, single mother, airport, amusement park ...
Time: 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, argentina
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 7.3
 195K
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: romantic, feel good, sentimental, sweet, fairy tale ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: small town, chocolate, love story, prejudice, women, cooking and food, love and romance, lifestyle change, culture clash, food, love, village ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, canada, central america
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 6.7
 3K
Ava (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ava, 13, is spending the summer on the Atlantic coast when she learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected. Her mother decides to act as if everything were normal so as to spend their best summer ever. Ava confronts the problem in her ...
Style: captivating, art house, touching, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: teenage girl, sex with teenager, beach, nude beach, first love, underage sex, single mother, nudism, mother daughter relationship, summer vacation, female protagonist, coming of age ...
Time: 2010s
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 6.5
 47K
One Fine Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her ...
Style: feel good, light, sweet, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: single parent, opposites attract, one day, love and romance, architect, screwball, fall in love, love, girl, single mother, disorder, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.1
 46K
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: anime, heartbreaking, sweet, atmospheric, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: werewolf, childhood, parents and children, single mother, children, social relations, wolf, mother daughter relationship, school, female werewolf, breast feeding, death of father ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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 6.7
 613
The Protector (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Gloria Sheppard is an intuitive LAPD homicide detective who juggles her demanding personal and professional lives while raising two sons with the help of her troubled younger brother, Davey.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: single mother, police detective, police, lapd, relationship vs career, family relations, law enforcement, investigation, motherhood, rivalry, friendship, police procedural ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Family For Rent (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Forty-year-old Paul-André is a timid, rather introverted man. Rich but alone, he is deeply bored and ends up concluding that what he needs is a family. Violette, a forty-year-old full of energy, is threatened with eviction and is afraid she'll ...
Style: captivating, feel good, light, sincere, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: supermarket, single mother, family relations, parent child relationship, deal, mathematics, picnic, restaurant, boss, geometry, loneliness, rich ...
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 6.5
 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: psychological, disturbing, captivating, dark
Plot: abuse, single mother, lawyer, custody, hearing, children, child abuse, class differences, courtroom drama, social issues, family secret, convict ...
Place: new york
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