Top 10 Best Teen Pregnancy Movies




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talk about a bundle of joy welcome to Ms mojo and today we're counting down our picks for the top ten teen pregnancy movies before we begin we publish new content every day so be sure to subscribe to our Channel and ring the bell to get notified about our latest videos for this list we're taking a look at films that deal with teen pregnancy whether they were theatrically released made-for-tv or direct to DVD number 10 the pregnancy project featuring former Spy Kids star Alexa pano Vega in the lead role the pregnancy project is a made-for-tv movie that chronicles a year in the life of a teenager pretending to be pregnant what everyone pile on you and tell you how dumb you are for having a kid no you're like honors everything [Music] it's like if you were to get pregnant maybe people wouldn't be so judgmental about it you know based on a novel of the same name which was in turn the product of a real-life experiment conducted by American high school or Gabi Rodriguez the pregnancy project delves into the stereotypes associated with teen pregnancy I think it's cool you're still gonna graduate why wouldn't I graduate I don't know I just thought you might not care anymore or something Rodriguez his goal was to help teenagers realize that quote the decisions they make now will ultimately affect their lives the pregnancy projects unconventional story offers viewers a unique perspective on attire John rrah and features enough competent acting to keep the action on-screen believable there must be something you're trying to prove by doing this oh yeah I want to prove that even if I did get pregnant I'd still be able to go after my dreams the pregnant girls don't have to become statistics number nine for keeps in for keeps Molly Ringwald plays Darcy a high schooler who becomes pregnant while on the cusp of graduating can't believe this I've been taking the pill forever the unplanned bundle of joy throws her and boyfriend Stan's entire lives completely out of whack it can't be that bad it is step there Oh No are you sure the film was revolutionary for its time tackling the topics of adoption abortion and postpartum depression from a teenage perspective we've decided to keep the baby you lied no I didn't lie when I came home from the clinic you asked me how it went and I said that it wasn't so bad but you didn't do anything oh yeah that's why it wasn't so bad and while the film performed well at the box office and many praised Ringwald's performance critics were quick to point out some of for keeps other flaws causing it to receive a less than enthusiastic 18 percent on Rotten Tomatoes but don't let that scare you off the topics discussed in for keeps are still relevant today and you can never have enough Molly Ringwald in your life she doesn't even want to hold the baby the doctor says it's just a phase her age all the changes hey don't worry the natural tendency to mother will kick in mean it's a genetic animal instinct what you mean like Wakita number 8 the pregnancy pact in 2008 a truly unbelievable story hit newsstands all across America a teen girls from Gloucester High School in Massachusetts all got pregnant at the same time why would girls so young want to have a baby in the first place and should the school system the media or society shoulder any of the responsibility for what happened hardly a fluke the girl's plan the entire thing going so far as to form a pact though some have since denied it well as soon as the powers that be at the Lifetime network heard the story they started working on a film version baby [Music] I hope we don't have girl oh my god that would be so cool the result was the pregnancy pact during Thora Birch as a blogger who returns to her alma mater to uncover why so many teenagers are getting pregnant teen birth rates are up for the first time in 15 years all over the country I'm going to Gloucester to see if I could figure out what's going on the film and the events it's based on even spawned a French version called 17 girls number 7 where the heart is whereas most teen pregnancy movies tend to collapse under the dramatic weight of the subject matter where the hardest leans into the levity of the situation and the result is a film that's funny and uplifting of course everybody wants to talk to the mother of the Walmart baby am I in trouble they're gonna arrest me what for for living in the Walmart featuring an all-star cast and Natalie Portman Ashley Judd Joan Cusack and Sally Field the film tells the story of novalee nation a pregnant 17-year old who's abandoned by her boyfriend at a Walmart in Oklahoma hooked yet novalee decides to Double Down moving into the Walmart and eventually giving birth there while reviews for the film were less than stellar it performed well at the box office and remains one of the few positive flicks in the teen pregnancy genre number six fifteen and pregnant this made for television movie stars a young Kirsten Dunst as tina Spangler a 15 year old girl who you guessed it gets pregnant you could give the baby up for adoption why didn't you I'm not really sure I wish I'd never slept with Rey the film does a great job of showing how an unplanned pregnancy affects an entire family with Tina's mother father and sister all given ample screen time in order to explore their varied points of view I don't want to live in the middle of this mess that is not the way sisters behave in nice and nice families don't have pregnant 15 year olds despite having already appeared in a number of high-profile films including interview with the vampire and Jumanji Dunst doesn't phone it in instead she delivers a moving performances Tina that is guaranteed to resonate with modern audiences how could you get kissed and may not even know it number 5 just another girl on the IRT I can't go to 9 months carrying my baby going through a labor they giving it up what huh can't you get one of the genres most overlooked films just another girl on the IRT featured a breakout performance from star Ariana Johnson whose portrayal of the confident and ambitious Chantal Mitchell should have made her one of Hollywood's hottest up-and-comers lots of folks think Brooklyn girls are real tough I guess that's true I'll let nobody mess with me and I do what I want win out the film deals with a number of pivotal issues including race gender the AIDS epidemic and of course teenage pregnancy I mean african-american males die every day from drugs violence and AIDS african-american babies die twice as much as white babies right here in this country what's the obligation to that made on a shoestring budget just another girl on the IRT nevertheless picked up a solid 84 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes with one critic calling it quote explosively funny deeply moving number for unexpected I'm gonna lose my job John I'm gonna lose my stupid job and then I'm pregnant one of the most charming films on our list unexpected is about a teacher at an inner-city school who becomes pregnant at the same time as one of her students are you pregnant you're pregnant how did this happen you decides to come on jasmine miss Abby you know me since freshman year you notice isn't something I planned on through their shared experience the two women form an unlikely bond learning more about each other and themselves with each passing day of their pregnancies okay starring how I Met Your mother's Cobie Smulders who was actually pregnant during filming and featuring a strong performance from newcomer Gale being unexpected is guaranteed to put a smile on your face thanks to its unique premise excellent acting and a careful handling of the sensitive topic of teenage pregnancy hey maybe we could go do yoga and get some milkshakes sometime soon I think that place says baby yoga maybe after the baby comes we could go um how about we just do milkshakes number three say a satirical cult classic from the mid-2000s same takes a biting and hilarious look a teenage pregnancy from the perspective of students attending a Christian high school Jesus he loves you you don't know first thing about love I am filled with Christ's love you were just jealous of my success in the Lord featuring an eclectic cast that includes Jena Malone Macaulay Culkin Mandy Moore mary-louise Parker and Patrick Fugit the film is about a teen who becomes pregnant after sleeping with her boyfriend in order to cure him of his homosexuality prayer circle meeting at my house at 7 o'clock I'm conducting it from Mary's gay boyfriend II while the absurdist comedy has been compared to both Mean Girls and election saved is surprisingly heartwarming balancing its laugh-out-loud moments with poignant scenes that any pregnant teenager could easily relate to Patrick it really doesn't matter are you sure [Music] number two precious that's in welfare checks I just come on no more I shouldn't say none of that mama don't kill me while some pregnancy films use levity to counteract the heavy subject matter precious beers wholeheartedly in the opposite direction the film is about a 16 year old girl named precious who already has a mentally challenged daughter and then discovers she's once again pregnant in place of a loving and supportive family as a mother who is verbally and physically abusive and a sexually abusive father who is responsible for both pregnancies according to precious files she has now had two children by your boyfriend the late Carl Kenwood Jones who was also her father the film is filled with incredible performances including Monique's oscar-winning turn as precious as truly horrible mother Mary Lee and she didn't say nothing she didn't scream she didn't do nothing to hurt me despite its bleak subject matter the film is incredibly uplifting as precious fights to overcome her dire situation through perseverance and hard work I'm gonna read to this baby to hang colors on its wall listen baby muffin not done listen no matter if these movies are funny or heart-rending the important part is a strong protagonist at its center here are some honorable mentions before the number one film who has one hell of a leading lady and infinitely quotable lines Thundercats Argo saw cat do it once yeah mm-hmm nine kittens in ten and a half minutes see it can't be that hard compared to all the other stuff we do and she had mange yeah at least I got that going for me no mange I would have liked to be your father but I'm just not ready I guess I'm hoping that you may someday understand and forgive me and what is so special about Jason he helped me find my family maria de las casas most was the Honora porque una no no idioms perdoneme s mi casa make one for you this because I NDS personas I'm going home John okay they're leaving out of with you no I'm sorry number one Juneau this laugh-out-loud feature flips the teenage pregnancy genre on its head with a plethora of witty dialogue zany scenarios and totally unique characters little pink plus sign is so unholy that ain't no etch-a-sketch this is one doodle that can't be undid homeskillet leading the way is our titular hero Juno who's different from the other protagonists on our list in every conceivable way I don't give the baby to a family that describes themselves as wholesome why well I don't I just wants him a little more into your bringing the oscar-winning words of Diablo Cody to life is director Jason Reitman who gets the most out of his a-list cast from opening credits to final line it ended with a chair junot was hailed by critics as one of the best films of 2007 earning it a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes as well as four Academy Award nominations Roger Ebert called it the best movie of the year an honestly cinematic praise doesn't get much higher than that their test today mama bear your aegyo is prego no doubt about it do you agree with our picks check out this other recent clip from is mojo and be sure to subscribe and ring the bell to be notified about our latest videos