Abortion movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant abortion movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, thought provoking, serious, melancholic, talky and harsh films and TV shows about / with abortion, pregnancy, brutality, storytelling, runaway, loneliness, culture clash, friendship, pornography and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as abortion: If These Walls Could Talk (1996), 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), Unplanned (2019), Vera Drake (2004), Story of Women (1988), Citizen Ruth (1996), Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020), The Cider House Rules (1999), The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002), The Banishment (2007).

List of abortion movies

If These Walls Could Talk (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: If These Walls Could Talk follows the plights of three different women and their experiences with abortion. Each of the three stories takes place in the same house in three different years: 1952, 1974, and 1996.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: abortion, pregnancy, moral dilemma, multiple storylines, family relations, unwanted pregnancy, student, nurse, women's rights, couples, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 90s, 1950s ...
Place: illinois, chicago illinois
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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gabita is pregnant, abortion is strictly forbidden in Romania during the communist regime. Despite this it is common practice and Gabita wants an abortion. The movie follows her and her friend Otilia during the day she has made the appointment with ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, abortion, unwanted pregnancy, rape, communism, friendship, female friendship, realism, young woman, doctor, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: romania, europe, california
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 5.8
 12K
Unplanned (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, Abby Johnson was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women on their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman's right to choose ...
Style: banned film, captivating, thought provoking, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: abortion, transformation, redemption, clinic, unplanned pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, women's rights, medical clinic, religious faith, female protagonist, propaganda, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, year 2013
Place: texas, xian
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 7.6
 24K
Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: sincere, bleak, contemplative, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, abortion, neighbor, miscarriage, life is a bitch, injustice, working class, double life, social problems, rebellion, society, family life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london, burma, melbourne australia ...
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Story of Women (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: During World War II, in occupied France, a woman of limited schooling raises two children in a ratty flat.
Style: sincere, bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: abortion, world war two, unwanted pregnancy, pregnancy, nazi collaborator, prostitution, love affair, wartime life, couple relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: france, europe, paris france, normandy
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 7.0
 7K
Citizen Ruth (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: "Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ...
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: abortion, politics, addiction, drug abuse, moral dilemma, culture clash, pregnancy, satire, unwanted pregnancy, youth, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam
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Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.
Style: serious, meditative, sad, rough, social ...
Audience: teen drama, girls' night
Plot: abortion, teenage girl, rape victim, rape, pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, teenager, friendship between teens, adolescence, friendship between girls, teenage life, female director ...
Place: pennsylvania, new york
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The Cider House Rules (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: incest, abortion, coming of age, orphan, orphanage, new job, nurse, storytelling, coming-of-age, romance, love and romance, first love ...
Time: 1920s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england, england
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The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The young Father Amaro is put to the test. He is sent to Mexico to help take care of aging Father Benito when he meets a 16-year-old girl that he begins and affair with. It turns out the girls mother had been having an affair with Father Benito. ...
Style: touching, realistic, harsh, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: forbidden love, celibacy, abortion, catholicism, clergy, drug lord, bishop, sin, drug dealing, priest, pregnancy, lust ...
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo
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The Banishment (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.
Style: serious, emotional, melancholic, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, abortion, death, countryside, russian, pregnancy, crumbling marriage, adultery, misunderstanding, family bonds, relationships, family drama ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, russia
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 6.7
 7K
October Baby (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: OCTOBER BABY is the coming of age story of a beautiful and naive college freshman who discovers that her entire life is a lie and sets out on a road trip with a host of misfits to discover herself and the answers she craves.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, christian film
Plot: asthma, self discovery, abortion, adoption, journey, life turned upside down, hopes, best friends, parents and children, coming of age, youth, protecting from truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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 7.0
 10K
The Tribe (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine, Netherlands
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Deaf mute Sergey enters a specialized boarding school for deaf-and-dumb. In this new place, he needs to find his way through the hierarchy of the school’s network dealing with crimes and prostitution, the Tribe. By taking part of several ...
Style: disturbing, tense, rough, bleak, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mute or deaf, prostitute, misfit, boarding school, juvenile delinquency, abortion, bullying, gang, crime, crimes, young lovers, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine
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 7.0
 13K
Alfie (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a young man who leads a promiscuous lifestyle until several life reversals make him rethink his purposes and goals in life.
Style: witty, humorous, talky, emotional, intense ...
Plot: womanizer, playboy, abortion, promiscuity, lifestyle, self discovery, sexual relations, sex, coming of age, infidelity, morality, jazz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe, california
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California, based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, loss of virginity, first sex, high school, friendship, abortion, teenage love, high school life, unwanted pregnancy, youth, teacher, school dance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 6.7
 15K
Grandma (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: aging, abortion, road trip, on the road, parents and children, family relations, pregnancy, grandparent grandchild relationship, introspection, teenager, friendship, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 9K
Dumplings (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rich woman, Mrs. Li, is losing her attractiveness and longs for passion with her husband, who is having an affair with his younger and more attractive masseuse. In order to boost her image, she seeks out the help of Aunt Mei, a local chef. Mei ...
Style: macabre, disturbing, psychological, suspense, dark humor ...
Plot: healing power, abortion, obsession, starlet, chef, aging, career change, pregnant teenager, cannibalism, husband wife relationship, fetus, fountain of youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 7K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, love and romance, love affair, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
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Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, serious, bleak, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: family problems, under the surface, suburbs, housewife, dysfunctional family, couple relations, jealousy, abortion, destiny, adultery, cold relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1955, year 1948 ...
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, new york, california
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Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the investigation and trial of abortion provider Dr Kermit Gosnell.
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, serious
Plot: serial killer, abortion, trial, abortion clinic, abortionist, journalist, crimes, investigation, murder, danger, courtroom, legal ...
Time: 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 5K
Maelstrom (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bibiane is the daughter of a well-known fashion designer who dabbles in modeling when she's not busy helping to run the family business with her brother. But Bibiane has not been especially happy in her work lately, owing in part to an ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, harsh, meditative, intense ...
Plot: abortion, self discovery, life is a bitch, fall in love, haunted by the past, human nature, family problems, romance, hit and run, car accident, drugs, hit by a car ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal quebec canada, norway, montreal
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Cowards Bend the Knee (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Story of Guy Maddin, hockey player for the Maroons, and son of a local hairdresser/abortion doctor. Guy tries to overcome his own cowardice (and multiple head-knocks) as he navigates through a dream-like Winnipeg.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: abortion, murder, pregnancy, vengeance, dangerous attraction, tragic love, psychopath, prodigy, investigation, obsession, ice hockey, addiction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 12K
Fashion (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Fashion begins in, where aspiring model Meghna Mathur (Priyanka Chopra) expresses her wish to go to Mumbai and pursue her dream of becoming a supermodel. Through her eyes we see that behind the glitz and glamour of the world of fashion not ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: fashion, model, ambition, rivalry, drug abuse, abortion, lifestyle, rise to the top, follow your dream, desire for fame, friendship, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 45K
11:14 (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, suspenseful, semi serious, twist ending ...
Plot: murder, robbery, crime gone awry, chase, vandalism, nothing goes right, deadly, accident, cover up, police, secret, abortion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.2
 4K
Unpregnant (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A 17-year old Missouri teen named Veronica discovers she has gotten pregnant, a development that threatens to end her dreams of matriculating at an Ivy League college, and the career that could follow.
Style: sweet, humorous, road movie, touching
Plot: abortion, teenager, road trip, schoolgirl, teenage pregnancy, decision, breakup, best friends, bigger dreams, childhood friend, female director, estranged father ...
Time: 2020s
Is relevant ?
 1.8
 178
Green Celery (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Adriana finds out the son she's expecting suffers a brain malformation that won't allow him to live outside her womb. As therapeutic abortion is illegal in Chile, she must wait until her baby is naturally born.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, rough, thought provoking
Plot: abortion, miscarriage, pregnancy, danger, paranoia, motherhood, mental breakdown, doctors, husband wife relationship, anguish, marriage, pain ...
Place: chile
Is relevant ?
 5.0
 925
Blame (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 72 min.
Story: When the single mother nurse Gloria has financial difficulties, her colleague and friend Dr. Ana Torres invites her to move with her six year-old daughter Vicky to her old big house where she runs a gynecologic clinic. In return, Gloria would assist ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, scary ...
Plot: pregnancy, single mother, abortion clinic, abortion, supernatural, deadly, danger, couples, family problems, doctors and patients, dark secret, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 6K
The Circle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, sincere, contemplative, disturbing ...
Plot: on the run, prostitute, rebellion, woman in danger, life is a bitch, pregnancy, politics, friendship, injustice, society, abortion, women's rights ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east, california
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 12K
Palindromes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: psychological, surreal, bleak, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: pregnancy, dysfunctional family, child abuse, runaway teen, teenage life, teenage pregnancy, family problems, parents and children, society, youth, life is a bitch, abortion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, kansas, usa, wyoming, india
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 24K
Obvious Child (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An immature, newly unemployed comic must navigate the murky waters of adulthood after her fling with a graduate student results in an unplanned pregnancy.
Style: realistic, humorous, atmospheric, witty, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: twentysomething life, nothing goes right, unwanted pregnancy, introspection, abortion, pregnancy, infidelity, one night stand, loneliness, women, relationships, existentialism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 95
Aurora (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After she read in the newspaper that a newborn baby was found in a dumpster, a teacher becomes obsessed with giving it a proper burial.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: abortion, foster child, judge, female protagonist, adoption, doctor, burial, newborn baby, baby, dead child, classroom, newspaper ...
Place: latin america
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