Movies about single mothers

Movies about single mothers
List of the best movies about single mothers selected by visitors to our site: A Good Woman Is Hard to Find, Hillbilly Elegy, Kelly & Cal, The Perfect Catch, Unhinged, Son, Summer Love, Candy Jar, Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears, The Book of Henry.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium
CharactersFamily, Single mothers, Widows
PlotRevenge, Relationship, Investigation, Religious, Seduction
StyleSerious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Single mothers
PlaceNature
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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Friends, Neighbors, Single mothers, Artists
PlotFriendship
PlaceUSA

Punk-rocker turned suburban mom, Kelly, is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future she doesn’t yet fit in. Seventeen-year-old Cal is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he's been dealt. When the two strike up an unlikely friendship, it's the perfect spark needed to thrust them both back to life.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
CharactersSingle mothers
PlaceSmall cities

When Jessica Parker’s former high school boyfriend, superstar baseball player Chase Taynor, returns to town, she finds the inspiration to reinvent her struggling diner… and revisits the past to find something even better for the future.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersManiacs, Single mothers
PlotRevenge, Pursuit, Anger
PlaceUSA
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.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror
CountryRepublic of Ireland, USA, United Kingdom
CharactersCannibals, Single mothers
PlotFriendship
PlaceHospitals
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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersFamily, Single mothers, Mothers
PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting
PlaceUSA, Office

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersTeens, Single mothers
PlotDeath, Dreams, Rivalry
PlaceSchool
StyleRomantic, Light, Soulful, Fascinating, 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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:30
PlotRelationship, True love
PlaceMoscow
StylePopular

This is a life story of three girlfriends from youth to autumn ages. Their dreams and wishes, love, disillusions...

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersGeniuses, Family, Scientists, Child Prodigies, Surgeons
PlotDancing, Investigation, Friendship, Death, Fear
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious, Sad ones

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.

Markimdb: 8.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersFriends, Losers, Soldier, Good people
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Sports, Travel
PlaceChina, USA, New York
StyleInteresting, Popular, Kind, To cry, Soulful

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, family
CountryFrance, Taiwan
CharactersFamily, Babysitting, Students, Lawyers, Single mothers
PlotComputers
PlaceTrains, Paris, France, Kitchen
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Smart, Touching, Serious

The first part in a new series of films produced by Musée d'Orsay, 'Flight of the Red Balloon' tells the story of a French family as seen through the eyes of a Chinese student. The film was shot in August and September 2006 on location in Paris. This is Hou Hsiao-Hsien's first Western film. It is based on the classic French short The Red Balloon directed by Albert Lamorisse.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:43
CharactersPsychologists, Single mothers, Psychiatrists
PlotInternet, Divorce, Cheating
PlaceFrance
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?

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Belgium
Duration02:04
CharactersDisabled people, Single mothers, Poor
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Death, Depression, Political
PlaceUSSR, England
StyleSad ones, Touching, Heartbreaking

A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
PlotDancing, Passion, Blackmail
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleTouching

Bounced from her job, Erin Grant needs money if she's to have any chance of winning back custody of her child. But, eventually, she must confront the naked truth: to take on the system, she'll have to take it all off. Erin strips to conquer, but she faces unintended circumstances when a hound dog of a Congressman zeroes in on her and sharpens the shady tools at his fingertips, including blackmail and murder.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersSerial killers, Strong women, Single mothers, Nurses, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Abduction, Investigation, Mystery, Missing people
PlaceCourt, USA, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Action, To cry, Fascinating, Heartbreaking

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.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:41
CharactersFamily, Pupils, Single mothers, Parents
PlotDancing, Wedding
PlaceSea, School

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersArchitects, Single mothers, Parents, Mothers
PlotLove, Adventure, Jealousy
PlaceSchool, Office, New York
StyleLight, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryGermany, USA
CharactersVampire, Terrorists, Single mothers, Mothers
PlotSupernatural, Viruses, Power, Anger
PlaceAircraft
TimeNight
StyleCreepy

A woman with a mysterious illness is forced into action when a group of terrorists attempt to hijack a transatlantic overnight flight. In order to protect her son she will have to reveal a dark secret, and unleash the inner monster she has fought to hide.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:48
PlotPuzzles
StyleSad ones, Twisted plot

A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama, detective
CountryAustria, United Kingdom, Germany, France
CharactersDogs, Teens, Scientists, Single mothers, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Survival, Apocalypse, Mental disorders, Viruses
PlaceLaboratory
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
PlotMystery, Mystery
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

Liberty, a socially awkward 16-year-old, returns from two months at camp to a blindsided introduction of her mother’s fiancé, John Smith, whose charm, intelligence, and beauty paint the picture of a man too perfect to be human.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:05
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Lawyers, Single mothers, Mothers
PlotAbduction, Competitions, Blackmail
PlaceCourt, Korea

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Serial killers, Pupils, Single mothers
PlotDancing, Investigation, Death, Supernatural, Pursuit
PlaceUSA, Small cities
TimeNew Year, Halloween, Winter
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersTeens, Photographers, Girlfriends, Cats, Single mothers
PlotDancing, Fight, Loneliness, Breakup, Cancer
PlaceAircraft, Beach, USA
StyleLight, To cry, Fascinating, Numbers in the title

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryVenezuela, Peru, Argentina, Germany
CharactersPhotographers, Neighbors
PlotDancing, Money, Obsession, Dolls
StyleTouching, Serious

A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:15
CharactersPolice, FBI, Single mothers, Detectives
PlotFriendship, Weapon, Betrayal, Power
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTwisted plot, Tense, Serious, 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.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:50
CharactersChildrens, Cats, Single mothers, Revived toys
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Friendship, Technology, Conspiracies, Toys
PlaceVietnam, Japan
StyleTense, Creepy, Serious, 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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefamily, documentary
CountryUSA, Botswana
Duration01:28
CharactersCrocodiles, Lions, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Fight, Loneliness, Death
PlaceJungle, Islands, Nature, Africa
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

In Botswana's Okavango Delta, an ostracized lioness and her two cubs must fight alone to survive - overcoming all manner of hazards. Their only defense is to escape to Duba Island -- and with that, an unknown future. The setting for this epic tale is one of the last regions where lions can live in the wild. Faced with dwindling land and increasing pressure from hunting, lions - like our lone lioness and her cubs - are approaching the brink of extinction.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersFirefighters, Old man, Single mothers, Poor, Mothers
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Loneliness, Dolls, Birthday
PlaceHotels
TimeSummer
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

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.





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