Movies about single mothers

Movies about single mothers
List of the best movies about single mothers selected by visitors to our site: Unhinged, Son, Awake, Boyhood, One Christmas Eve, Back to Mom's, The Midwife, Almost Christmas, Stupid Young Heart, 3 Generations.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Unhinged (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersManiacs, Single mothers
PlotRevenge, Pursuit, Anger
StyleAction, Tense, Fancy, Womens in main roles, Serious

A divorced mother honks impatiently at a deranged middle-aged stranger at a red light while running late on her way to work. His road rage escalates to horrifyingly psychotic proportions as he becomes single-mindedly determined to teach her a deadly lesson for provoking him.

Son (2021)
Markimdb: 5.6
CountryRepublic of Ireland, USA, United Kingdom
CharactersCannibals, Single mothers
StyleWomens in main roles, Touching

When a young boy contracts a mysterious illness, his mother must decide how far she will go to protect him from terrifying forces in her past.

Awake (2021)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CharactersFamily, Single mothers
PlotSurvival, End of the world, Insomnia

After a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep, chaos quickly begins to consume the world. Only Jill, an ex-soldier with a troubled past, may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter. The question is, can Jill safely deliver her daughter and save the world before she herself loses her mind.

Boyhood (2014)
Markimdb: 7.9
CharactersTeens, Family, Photographers, Single mothers
PlotBirthday, Divorce, Parenting
PlaceCollege, USA
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Serious

The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.

One Christmas Eve (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CharactersDogs, Family, Puppies, Single mothers, Nurses
PlaceHospitals, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry

A series of mishaps threaten a recently divorced mom's attempts to make her two kids' first Christmas "without dad" perfect.

Back to Mom's (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersSisters, Architects, Single mothers, Poor, Widows
PlotDivorce, Debts
PlaceParty, France

At 40, Stephanie loses her job and is forced to move back in with her mother. She is welcomed with open arms to the joys of overheated apartment, Francis Cabrel playing on loop, Scrabble games and precious motherly advice on how to behave at the table and live her life.

The Midwife (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersFamily, Students, Friends, Lovers, Surgeons
PlotLove, Soccer, Gambling, Poker, Relationship
PlaceTrains, Paris, France, Hospitals
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, turns up on the scene. Béatrice is a capricious and selfish woman, Claire's exact opposite.

Almost Christmas (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, China
CharactersFamily, Alcoholics, Womanizers, Single mothers
PlotLove, Friendship, Death
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Soulful, Fascinating

A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died.

Stupid Young Heart (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
CountryFinland, Netherlands, Sweden
CharactersTeens, Childrens, Single mothers
PlotLove, Fight, Breakup
StyleSoulful, Tense, Touching

When carefree, young Lenni and his girlfriend find themselves expecting a child, he ends up looking for a role model in all the wrong places as he becomes involved with local right-wing activists.

3 Generations (2016)
Markimdb: 6
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Strong women, Surgeons, Single mothers
PlotDancing, Fight, Friendship, Dolls, Computers
PlaceSchool, Trains, New York
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.

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Family for Rent (2015)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersFamily, Rich, Single mothers
PlotFriendship, Loneliness
StyleLight, Soulful, Fascinating

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 lose custody of her two children. Paul-André then proposes a totally above the board contract to rent the family in exchange for him paying off Violette's debts. For better and for worse..

The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CharactersDogs, Gay, Alcoholics, Single mothers, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Poker, Investigation, Religious, Rivalry
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense, For men

The true story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair -- iconoclast, opportunist, and outspoken atheist -- from her controversial rise to her untimely demise.

Secrets of the Mountain (2010)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CharactersPirates, Strong women, Single mothers

Somewhere between the demands of her career, her ex's wedding and her kids' busy schedules, Dana James is noticing her tight-knit family starting to unravel. An unexpected offer to purchase her family's mountain property sets up a weekend road trip, which she hopes will bring her family back together. But when they arrive, they quickly learn that the mountain is much more than it seems. An ancient secret and a treacherous quest will test the family like never before. It's an edge-of-the seat thriller that reminds us that when times are tough, families don't run away from problems - they run back to each other.

Hillbilly Elegy (2020)
Markimdb: 6.7
CharactersTeens, Single mothers
StyleHeavy, Vital signs, Makes me think, Touching

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.

Who You Think I Am (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersPsychologists, Single mothers, Psychiatrists
PlotInternet, Divorce, Cheating
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, 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?

The House Elf (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CharactersBrownies, Family, Wizards, Cats, Single mothers
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 ...

Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersScammers, Single mothers
StylePsychological problems, Action, By books, Disturbing

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

A Date for Mad Mary (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
CharactersGay, Blonde girls, Thieves, Photographers, Girlfriends
PlotDancing, Wedding, Friendship, Breakup, Birthday
PlacePrison, Trains, Women's Prison, Ireland, Hospitals

"Mad" Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is maid of honor. When Charlene refuses Mary a 'plus one' on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong.

Strange Weather (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, adventure
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Killers, Single mothers, Singers
PlotAdventure, Travel, Revenge, Investigation, Friendship
PlaceCollege, USA
StyleSerious, Sad ones, Disturbing

Years after her son's suicide, a woman longs to confront both the past and a friend of his who took his business idea.

Romance is a Bonus Book (2019)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersJournalists, Single mothers
PlotLove, Friendship, Fate
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Touching

Cha Eun Ho is a genius writer and the youngest chief editor ever at his publishing company. He is smart and handsome. He is also even tempered at work, but he has a warm heart and a reasonable personality. Kang Da Ni used to be a popular copywriter, but she is not anymore. She is now broke and unemployed. Even though she tries to find a job, due to her impressive career and excellent educational background, she is unable to find a new job. Finally, Kang Da Ni gets a job at a publishing company by lying about her background. Cha Eun Ho is the chief editor at that publishing company. They begin to develop romantic feelings for each other.