Movies about single mothers

List of the best movies about single mothers selected by visitors to our site: Angel Face, Changeling, One Fine Day, Seven Days, Cleveland Abduction, Summer Love, I Am Not a Serial Killer, Shades of Blue, Marriage Contract, Who You Think I Am.

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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.

Changeling (2008)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, detective, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersMothers, Single mothers, Serial killers, Nurses
PlotMissing people, Investigation, Mystery, On real events
PlaceLos Angeles, USA, Court
StyleAction, Disturbing, Fascinating, To cry

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.

One Fine Day (1996)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersArchitects, Single mothers, Mothers, Parents
PlotAdventure, Love, Jealousy
PlaceSchool, Office, New York
StyleTouching, Light

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 to school. As a result, both children miss their school field trip and are stuck with the parents. The two adults project their negative stereotypes of ex-spouses on each other, but end up needing to rely on each other to watch the children as each must save his job. Humor is added by Sammy's propensity for lodging objects in his nose and Maggie's tendency to wander.

Seven Days (2007)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:05
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Lawyers, Single mothers, Mothers, Detectives
PlotAbduction, Competitions, Blackmail
PlaceKorea, Court

A successful lawyer who, in order to save her daughter, is pressured into defending the innocence of a man slated to receive the death penalty.

Cleveland Abduction (2015)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersFriends, Single mothers
PlotOn real events, Cars, Abduction, Loneliness, Weapon, Survival, Missing people
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Depressive

A single mother becomes Ariel Castro's first kidnapping victim, and finds herself trapped in his home with two other women for 11 years.

Summer Love (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersFamily, Single mothers, Mothers
PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting
PlaceOffice, USA

Maya Sulliway is a struggling single mom who's studying to become an accountant. When her young daughter goes off to sleepaway camp, Maya accepts a summer internship at Kizzmit, a tech company known for developing a popular social app, in order to receive college credit.

I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Single mothers, Pupils, Monsters
PlotSupernatural, Death, Dancing, Pursuit, Snow
PlaceUSA, Small cities
TimeWinter, Halloween, New Year
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Depressive

Fifteen-year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid rules to keep himself “good” and “normal”. However, when a real monster shows up in his town he has to let his dark side out in order to stop it – but without his rules to keep him in check, he might be more dangerous than the monster he’s trying to kill.

Shades of Blue (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:15
CharactersPolice, Detectives, Single mothers, FBI
PlotPower, Betrayal, Undercover
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleTense, Disturbing

Sexy New York detective and single mother Harlee Santos fell in with a tight-knit group of dirty cops, taking bribes and protection money that she uses to provide the best life for her honest, talented daughter. But when she's trapped by the FBI and forced to inform on her own "brothers," she'll have to walk the fine line between love, loyalty, honor and betrayal, and try to keep it together for her daughter's future.

Marriage Contract (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:31
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotDeath, Relationship
PlaceKorea

Kang Hye Soo is a single mom. Her husband dies in an accident and she raises her little daughter alone. Afterwards, She learns that she has brain tumor. She then signs a Marriage Contract with a rich man, Han Ji Hoon in order to find a guardian for her daughter.

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?

20th Century Women (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersTeens, Photographers, Girlfriends, Single mothers, Mothers, Cats, Parents
PlotPower, Parenting, Cancer, Dancing, Loneliness
PlaceBeach, USA, Aircraft

In 1979 Santa Barbara, California, Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women – Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields' home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbour – to help with Jamie's upbringing.

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.

Necessary Roughness (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersDoctors, Friends, Single mothers
PlotSoccer, Cheating, Fidelity, On real events
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful

A tough, sexy Long Island divorcee, Callie Thorne, gets a job as therapist for a professional football team in order to make ends meet. Underestimated at every turn, she succeeds beyond all expectations and soon finds herself as the sought-after therapist to high-profile clients. As a newly single mom raising two teenagers, she is determined to make her new career work by striking a balance between her personal and professional worlds.

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.

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 ...

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.




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