Movies about single mothers

List of the best movies about single mothers selected by visitors to our site: Hubie Halloween, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, Hillbilly Elegy, Life as It Should Be, Stage Mother, Who You Think I Am, A Good Woman Is Hard to Find, Little Joe, The Russian Bride, The Curse of La Llorona
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Hubie Halloween (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotHolidays
TimeHalloween

Hubie Dubois who, despite his devotion to his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts (and its legendary Halloween celebration), is a figure of mockery for kids and adults alike. But this year, something really is going bump in the night, and it’s up to Hubie to save Halloween.

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSingle mothers, Teachers, Childrens
PlaceZoos
StyleDisney, By books

An 11-year old boy believes that he is the best detective in town and runs the agency Total Failures with his best friend, an imaginary 1,200 pound polar bear.

Hillbilly Elegy (2020)
CharactersTeens, Single mothers
PlaceNature
StyleTouching, Heavy, Makes me think

An urgent phone call pulls a Yale Law student back to his Ohio hometown, where he reflects on three generations of family history and his own future.

Life as It Should Be (2020)
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotFate
StyleLight

Immediately after the birth of their first child, Iris' friend Pieter confesses that he never wanted this child, has been having an affair for a year and will soon be leaving for Africa with his new love.

Stage Mother (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryCanada
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotFuneral

A conservative church-choir director moves to San Francisco to run her deceased gay son's drag club.

Who You Think I Am (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:43
CharactersSingle mothers, Psychologists
PlotInternet, Divorce, Cheating
PlaceFrance
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

Claire, a 50-year-old divorced teacher, creates a fake Facebook profile of a 24-year-old woman. She finds a photo of a pretty young brunette and uses it. She has created an entirely fictional character, but why?

A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium
CharactersFamily, Single mothers, Widows
PlotInvestigation, Relationship
StyleDisturbing

A dynamic killer thriller with its finger firmly on the pulse of stark social commentary and shattering suspense. 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 taking drastic action to protect her children, evolving from downtrodden submissive to take-charge vigilante.

Little Joe (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama, detective
CountryAustria, United Kingdom, Germany, France
CharactersSingle mothers, Dogs, Scientists
PlotHappiness
PlaceLaboratory

A genetically engineered plant scatters its seeds and seems to cause uncanny changes on living creatures. The afflicted appear strange, as if they were replaced - especially for those, who are close to them. Or is it all just imagination? Thus starts a play between various truths,on which end stands the loss of the own identity.

The Russian Bride (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersManiacs, Rich, Mothers, Single mothers
PlotMoney, Survival
PlaceEstate
StyleDisturbing

A Russian woman travels to America with her daughter to marry a reclusive billionaire, who turns out to be a psycho who sends their lives spiraling into a living hell.

The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersSingle mothers, Family
PlotGhosts, Death, Supernatural, Investigation, Fate, Chase
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

A social worker dealing with the disappearance of two children fears for her own family after beginning the investigation.

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The House Elf (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryRussia
Duration02:21
CharactersWizards, Family, Brownies, Single mothers, Cats
PlaceRussia
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

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 independent mother with a charming 8-year-old daughter Alina comes to this “nice” apartment, new tenants will find out that their living space is not easy, and the real Boggart lives in it. Only here the keeper of the hearth has long been offended by the entire human race and will do all imaginable nastiness, just to be left alone in the ill-fated apartment. But everything changes when the evil witch challenges Homeovy ...

Child's Play (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror
CountryFrance, Canada, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersChildrens, Revived toys, Cats, Single mothers
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Technology
PlaceJapan
StyleCreepy, Tense, Disturbing

Karen, a single mother, gifts her son Andy a Buddi doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic.

Rattlesnake (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.6)
CharactersWitch, Single mothers
PlotTime travel, Mystery, Supernatural
PlaceDeserts
StyleDepressive, Tense, Exciting, Disturbing, Fascinating

After a mysterious woman saves her daughter from a deadly snakebite, a single mother must repay the debt by killing a stranger before sundown.

Wild Rose (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
CharactersLawyers, Musicians, Friends, Single mothers, Tourists, Singers
PlotMoney, Dreams, Dancing, Depression, Computers
PlacePrison, Party, England, Hospitals, USA, Trains, Beach, Scotland

A young Scottish singer, Rose-Lynn Harlan, dreams of making it as a country artist in Nashville after being released from prison.

Hustlers (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersGirlfriends, Single mothers, Writers
PlotRevenge, Shopping, Money, Dancing, Seduction, On real events
PlaceUSA, Wall Street
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Fascinating

A crew of savvy former strip club employees band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

Three Days and a Life (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
CharactersDogs, Single mothers
PlotDeath
PlaceVillage, Forest
TimeNew Year, Night

Christmas 1999, in a peaceful little village in the Ardennes. The life of a young boy named Antoine will soon be devastated by three tragic events : the death of a dog, the vanishing of a child, and a big ravaging storm.

Notre Dame (2019)
Markimdb: 5.4
CharactersMilitary, Lawyers, Journalists, Single mothers, Models
PlotDeath, Dancing
PlaceCourt, Hospitals

Maud is an architect and a mother. Due to a misunderstanding, she wins the competition to refurbish the parvis of Notre-Dame. Torn between these responsibilities and love issues, she will go through an emotional storm.

Dirty God (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryNetherlands, United Kingdom, Belgium, Republic of Ireland
CharactersFamily, Single mothers
PlotFight
PlaceHotels, Night Clubs
StyleTouching, Fascinating, To cry

Jade is a young mother in the prime of her life when an acid attack leaves her severely burned. While her face has been reconstructed, her beauty is lost beneath the scars. Descending a self-destructive path with relationships crumbling, Jade must take drastic action to reclaim her life.

Luz (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryGermany
CharactersGay, Single mothers, Demons, Taxi drivers

Luz, a young cabdriver, drags herself into the brightly lit entrance of a run-down police station. A demonic entity follows her, determined to finally be close to the woman it loves.

Adam (2019)
Markimdb: 3.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
CharactersSingle mothers, Babies, Widows
PlaceNew York
StyleSmart

Adam, an awkward teen, spends a summer with his older sister, who is part of New York City's lesbian and trans activist scene. He meets the girl of his dreams but can't figure out how to tell her he's not the trans man she thinks he is.

Itsy Bitsy (2019)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSingle mothers, Disabled people, Spiders
PlaceMansions
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, Creepy

A family moves into a secluded mansion where they soon find themselves being targeted by an entity taking the form of a giant spider.

Angel Face (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6)
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:41
CharactersSingle mothers, Parents, Family

8-year-old Elli and her mother, Marlène, live in a small town by the French Riviera where they act out to relieve boredom and hide from social services. When Marlène caves in to yet another night of excess, she chooses to leave Elli behind for a man she just met. The young child must confront her mother's demons in order to get her back.

Pin Cushion (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Single mothers, Losers
PlotFirst love, Mental disorders
PlaceSchool, England, Small cities

Super close mother Lyn and daughter Iona (Dafty One and Dafty Two) are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes 'best friends' with Keely, Stacey and Chelsea. Used to being Iona's bestie herself, Lyn feels left out. So Lyn also makes friends with Belinda, her neighbour.

Next Gen (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, cartoon
CountryChina, Canada, USA
Duration01:57
CharactersFriends, Robots, Childrens, Single mothers, Dogs
PlotTechnology, Martial Arts, Skirmishes
StyleFor children, For winter evenings, Netflix, Worth watching

A friendship with a top-secret robot turns a lonely girl's life into a thrilling adventure as they take on bullies, evil bots and a scheming madman.

Candy Jar (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersTeens, Single mothers
PlotRivalry, Death
PlaceSchool
StyleNetflix, Worth watching

Dueling high school debate champs who are at odds on just about everything forge ahead with ambitious plans to get into the colleges of their dreams.

Arizona (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersCriminals, Single mothers
PlotHostage
PlaceDeserts
StyleTense

Set in the midst of the 2009 housing crisis, the life of Cassie Fowler, a single mother and struggling realtor, goes off the rails when she witnesses a murder.

Krystal (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotLove

A young man living a sheltered life develops a crush on a stripper and joins her Alcoholics Anonymous group just so he can be in the same room with her.

Please Stand By (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersSisters, Autistic, Dogs, Single mothers, Photographers, Singers
PlotTravel, Motorcycles, Money, Missing people, Computers
PlaceSpace
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Light

A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on her journey into the unknown.

A Simple Favor (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:25
CharactersSisters, Single mothers, Artists
PlotMissing people, Investigation, Mystery, Blackmail, Death, Cheating
PlaceLake, Small cities
StyleAction, Exciting, Disturbing, Fascinating

Stephanie, a dedicated mother and popular vlogger, befriends Emily, a mysterious upper-class woman whose son Nicky attends the same school as Miles, Stephanie's son. When Emily asks her to pick Nicky up from school and then disappears, Stephanie undertakes an investigation that will dive deep into Emily's cloudy past.

Mid90s (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens, Friends, Single mothers
PlotMoney, Chase
PlaceGhetto, Party, Los Angeles
StyleDeep Meaning, Makes me think, Light

Stevie is a sweet 13-year-old about to explode. His mom is loving and attentive, but a little too forthcoming about her romantic life. His big brother is a taciturn and violent bully. So Stevie searches his working-class Los Angeles suburb for somewhere to belong. He finds it at the Motor Avenue skate shop.

Dumplin' (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersFamily, Sisters, Single mothers, Strong women
PlotContests, Dancing
PlaceSmall cities
StyleInspirational, Touching, Light

To prove a point about measuring up and fitting in, Texas teen Willowdean “Dumplin’” Dickson enters a local pageant run by her ex-beauty queen mom.

Flower (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersTeens, Girlfriends, Mothers, Fathers, Dogs, Single mothers, Teachers
PlotRevenge, Seduction, Money, Dancing, Computers, Chase
PlacePrison, USA, Mexico
StyleTouching, Tense

Rebellious, quick-witted Erica Vandross is a 17-year-old firecracker living with her single mom, Laurie, and her mom's new boyfriend, Bob, in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. When Bob's mentally unbalanced son, Luke, arrives from rehab to live with the family, Erica finds her domestic and personal life overwhelmed. With Luke and her sidekicks Kala and Claudine in tow, Erica acts out by exposing a high school teacher's dark secret.

The Grinch (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, China, Japan, USA
CharactersDogs, Thieves, Losers, Single mothers, Monsters
PlotAdventure, Snow, Justice
PlaceParty, Village, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleFor children, Light, Soulful, Touching

The Grinch hatches a scheme to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration.

Boundaries (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:19
CharactersGrandparents, Family, Dogs, Cats, Sisters, Single mothers, Old man
PlotTravel
PlaceSchool, Beach, USA

Single mom Laura, along with her awkward 14 year-old son Henry is forced to drive Jack, her estranged, care-free pot dealing father across country after he's kicked out of yet another nursing home.

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:40
CharactersChildrens, Single mothers, Brothers, Firefighters
PlotHolidays, Travel
TimeNew Year
StyleNetflix, Soulful, Light, Atmospheric, Fascinating, To cry

Siblings Kate and Teddy try to prove Santa Claus is real, but when they accidentally cause his sleigh to crash, they have to save Christmas.

The 15:17 to Paris (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersTerrorists, Military, Soldier, Single mothers, Tourists
PlotOn real events
PlaceTrains, Paris, School, France, Berlin

In August 2015, an ISIS terrorist boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris. Armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, the terrorist might have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. One was a college student, one was a martial arts enthusiast and airman first class in the U.S. Air Force, and the other was a member of the Oregon National Guard, and all three pals proved fearless as they charged and ultimately overpowered the gunman after he emerged from a bathroom armed and ready to kill.

Katie Says Goodbye (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA, France
CharactersPoor, Single mothers
PlotFirst love, Love, Love at first sight

A kindhearted seventeen-year-old in the American Southwest turns to prostitution to fulfill her dream of a new life in San Francisco.

Family Blood (2018)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersVampire, Family, Single mothers
StyleTense

Ellie, a recovering drug addict, has just moved to a new city with her two teenage children. She has struggled to stay sober in the past and is determined to make it work this time, finding a stable job and regularly attending her meetings. Unfortunately, new friends, a new job, and the chance of a new life, can’t keep Ellie from slipping once again. Her life changes when she meets Christopher – a different kind of addict – which forces her daughter and son to accept a new version of Ellie.

An Impossible Love (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersPsychologists, Single mothers, Babies
PlotDancing, Love
PlaceTrains, France, Beach, Psychiatric hospitals
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

Spans the period from 1958 to the present day and tells the story of an unconditional love between a mother and her daughter which is endangered by an unsteady and manipulative father.

The Florida Project (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersMothers, Single mothers, Old man, Poor
PlotAdventure, Loneliness, Parenting
PlaceHotels
TimeSummer
StyleTouching, Soulful, Makes me think, Fascinating

The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.

The Book of Henry (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersFamily, Single mothers, Scientists, Geniuses, Surgeons
PlotInvestigation, Death, Dancing, Fear
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleTouching, Fascinating

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 discovers that the girl next door has a terrible secret, he implores Susan to take matters into her own hands in this imaginative and emotional drama.

Little Evil (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersSingle mothers, Newlyweds
PlotDeath, Apocalypse, Telekinesis
PlaceUSA
StyleTense

Gary, who has just married Samantha, the woman of his dreams, discovers that her six-year-old son may be the Antichrist.

How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:16
CharactersAliens, Single mothers
PlotLove, Mystery
PlaceParty, London

Croydon, 1977. A trio of punk teenagers goes to a party to meet girls, but they find that girls there are very different from what they expected.

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:31
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotHolidays, Parenting
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Fascinating

Amy, Kiki and Carla – three under-appreciated and over-burdened women – rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for mothers: Christmas. And if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn’t hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers.

The Humanity Bureau (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryCanada
Duration02:05
CharactersOrphans, Mothers, Single mothers
PlotJustice, Cheating
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleTense, Disturbing

In 2030 the world is in a permanent state of economic recession and facing serious environmental problems as a result of global warming.

Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotRevenge
PlaceCourt
StyleAction, Disturbing

A Gulf War veteran seeks vengeance against those who assaulted a single mother.

The Lullaby (2017)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Africa
Duration01:30
CharactersMothers, Single mothers
PlotGhosts, Depression, Moving, Death, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing, Tense

Returning to her home town, overwhelmed by the birth of her firstborn, nineteen-year-old Chloe van Heerden tries to come to terms with motherhood. Despite the support from her own mother, Chloe struggles with the demands of caring for a newborn child. The incessant crying of her baby, the growing sense of guilt and paranoia send her into a dark depression. With a heightened urge to protect her son, she sees danger everywhere.

Go! (2020)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefamily, sport
CountryAustralia
CharactersTeens, Family, Single mothers
PlotRivalry, Racing, Competitions, Cars
PlaceAustralia, Small cities
StyleLight, Inspirational

Jack is a charismatic larrikin who has just discovered the one thing he's really good at — go-kart racing. With the support of his mentor, Patrick, an old race car driver with a secret past, and his best mates Colin and Mandy, Jack must learn to control his recklessness if he is to defeat the best drivers in Australia, including the ruthless champion Dean, and win the National title.

Conviction (2019)
CharactersLawyers, Single mothers
PlotJustice, Missing people, On real events
PlaceHotels, France, Court, Hospitals
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense

Ever since she served on the jury during his trial, Nora has been convinced that Jacques Viguier is innocent, despite him being accused of murdering his wife. Following an appeal by the public prosecutor’s office, and fearing a miscarriage of justice, she convinces a leading lawyer to defend him during his second trial, on appeal. Together, they will put up a tenacious fight against injustice.

American Woman (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSisters, Serial killers, Single mothers

A young grandmother in a small Pennsylvania town raises her daughter's child after the girl disappears. All the while, a desperate search for her continues.

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