In search of a funny mom movie to watch tonight? Well look no further, because we’ve got all the best mom comedies in one place!
Mom movies are great, because they remind us that parenting is HARD, and there’s no such thing as a perfect parent. They bring up so many emotions, and remind us how much we love our children. Plus, they put joy and laughter into the not-so-pleasant parts of motherhood.
Listed below, are 13 of the best funny mom movies that are sure to make you laugh. Plus, two binge-worthy Netflix bonuses to watch tonight.
13 Funny Mom Movies That'll Crack You Up!
1. Bad Moms
When 3 overwhelmed and burnt-out moms finally get pushed beyond their limits , they decide to let loose and become “Bad Moms.” You’ll roar with laughter, as these moms rebel against the demands of modern motherhood.
The main character, Amy, is doing her best to juggle her marriage, career, and kids, but finally hits a breaking point with a cascade of unfortunate events and being called out to run “security” at the PTA bake sale. She speaks out and joins two other over-stressed moms on a wild ride of self-indulgence, which ultimately ends up putting them in quite a pickle with PTA president, Gwendolyn, and her tribe of “perfect moms.”
Starring: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, and Christina Applegate.
2. A Bad Mom's Christmas
The Bad Moms reunite for the holidays in A Bad Moms Christmas. This time, their own moms show up, creating an exciting new plot.
Not only do they have the stress of creating the perfect Christmas for their family, but now they have to deal with their mothers’ criticism, boundary crossing, and misbehavior. Fed up once again, they decide to rebel against the crazy expectations of the annual holiday festivities.
By the end of the film, they discover how to make the holidays special for everyone, and gain closer, healthier relationships with their moms.
I do have to say, this is one of the funnier sequels out there!
Starring: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christine Baranski, Susan Sarandon, and Cheryl Hines
3. Knocked Up
Career woman, Allison Stone, hits the club to celebrate her big TV promotion with her married sister, Debbie. Things get a little too wild when she meets party animal, Ben Stone, and her sister has to suddenly leave to attend to her sick child. 8 weeks later, Allison reunites with Ben to tell him the unexpected news that she’s pregnant with his child. Or in other words, Knocked Up.
This romantic comedy is sure to make you laugh and cry. Watching this un-planned pregnancy unfold and relationship grow will give you all the feels.
Starring: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann
4. This Is 40
The hit comedy, This Is 40, is sort of a sequel to Knocked Up.
The film follows Pete and Debbie as they are about to turn 40. But, instead of celebrating, they are being buried by mid-life crises, financial hardships, unruly daughters, and a marriage that is hanging on by a thread.
This is 40 puts it all out there and adds some laughter to the not-so-pleasant sides of marriage, parenting, and life. Chuckle your way through the film, as these mid-aged parents reconcile, reconnect, and explore their emotions about having a surprise 3rd baby.
Starring: Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann
5. Moms' Night Out
Moms’ Night Out is (pretty) clean, hilarious fun.
Hardworking mom, Allyson, takes a much-needed night out with her friends, while their husbands are on kid-duty. Now, what could go wrong?
You’ll pee your pants laughing through this disastrous night. There’ll be melt-downs, lost vehicles, and emergency room visits. But, at the end of the film, when everyone is reunited, Ally realizes that even though her life as a mother is stressful and crazy, it is beyond beautiful.
Starring: Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, and Patricia Heaton
6. Look Who's Talking
An oldie, but a goodie! In the classic comedy, Look Who’s Talking, a single, working mom, named Mollie, is left on her own to raise the child of married man.
Mollie finds friendship in a cab-driver, who helps care for her and her baby. Meanwhile, her romantic love life is cynically criticized by her hip 3 month old son, who’s point-of-view is expressed through voice-over.
If only Mollie could understand what he was saying!
Starring: John Travolta and Kristie Alley.
Okay, so not really about parenting to say the least, but many of us can a-test to the crazy, hilarious plot of Bridesmaids.
At the same time that Annie ‘s life hits rock bottom, she’s chosen to be maid of honor by her best friend Lillian. Despite, Annie’s financial breakdown, she bluffs her way through all the crazy, expensive rituals of wedding planning. Join these bridesmaids, on a crazy, wild, hysterical ride down the road to matrimony.
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, and Rose Byrne.
RV is a classic family movie, but the mom in it is absolutely hilarious!
As family man, Bob, is on the verge of losing his job, he decides to rent an RV and take his dysfunctional family on a trip to the Rockies, instead of to Hawaii, as promised. Little did they know, they’d have to contend with a very bizarre community of campers. Through the crazy incidents and difficulties of this vacation, they learn to lean on each other and rekindle their family bond.
Starring: Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, and Kristin Chenoweth
9. What to Expect When You're Expecting
What to Expect When You’e Expecting is by far one of my favorite mom comedies. Follow 5 couples, who’s lives are intertwined but totally different, as they prepare to bring forth new life.
This comedy tells it like it really is for new moms and dads. Pregnancy turns these couple’s lives up-side down with all the challenging, joyous, and annoying side-effects that can come along with pregnancy. And, no matter what you might expect, sometimes life has other plans in store for you.
Chuckle along through hormone havocs, twins, adoption, and surprise babies.
Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jenifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Brooklyn Decker, and Anna Kendrick.
10. Life as We Know It
In the romantic comedy-drama, Life as We Know It, Holly & Eric ‘s lives are flipped upside down in one night. The two single adults learn that they’re named guardians to a sweet baby girl when their mutual best friends are killed in a tragic accident.
Despite their differences, Holly & Eric decide to honor their best friends’ wishes and move into their home to raise little Sophie. However, they quickly learn that parenthood really puts a damper on their style and raising a child is more expensive than one might think.
Starring: Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel
11. I Don't Know How She Does It
Working mothers are sure to connect with I Don’t Know How She Does It. Based on the novel, this story puts a lighthearted spin on the difficulties of juggling kids, marriage, and a career.
Bread winner, Kate, has so much on her plate, that she’s struggling to bond with her kids, keep up with her co-workers, and just enjoy life. Will she somehow find a way to drive everything or will something have to give?
Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, and Kelsey Grammer.
12. Baby Mama
In the film Baby Mama, successful single business woman, Kate, has always put her work life ahead of her personal life. And, now at 37, she decides to have a baby on her own, only to find out that she’s got a one-in-a-million chance of getting pregnant.
Adamant on her dreams, Kate hires spirited, working class Angie to be her surrogate. After a positive pregnancy is confirmed, Kate goes into full-blown type A nesting, while Angie shows up at her door homeless. Kate takes her in, and these polar opposite personalities struggle and fight their way through the preparation of the baby’s arrival.
Starring: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey
13. Mr. Mom
I think all moms would get a kick out of the classic parenting comedy, Mr. Mom. In this goofy, hilarious film, family man, Jack, gets laid off and has to switch roles with his wife, Caroline. She returns to the workforce, and he becomes a stay-at-home dad.
As Caroline quickly climbs the ladder in her career, Jack discovers just how darn hard homemaking and taking care of the kids can be. Laugh it up, as Mr. Mom struggles with errands, chores, and his three kids.
Starring: Michael Keaton and Teri Garr
Netflix Binge Bonus
These last two aren’t technically movies, but they’re so good, that it’s almost impossible to watch just one episode. Be sure to stream these hilarious mom comedies the next time you’re on Netflix.
The Let Down
In this Australian series, New mom, Audrey, joins a postpartum support group where she meets some quirky new parent friends, who help keep her sanity in check. You’ll laugh, cry, and feel so connected, as these moms overcome the challenges of newborns and new mom-life.
The Let Down puts a funny, realistic spin on breastfeeding, sleep deprivation, marriage after a baby, and both stay-at-home and working motherhood. I’ve watched this series like 4 times already, and I’m really hoping that Netflix will pick up the second season.
I only went back to work for 4 months after having my first baby, but Workin’ Moms still hits very close to home. This Canadian sitcom follows a group of new moms as they navigate finding balance between work and home life.
The episodes put a light-hearted spin on common struggles with returning to work after maternity leave, such as pumping, postpartum depression, and even surprise pregnancies. I really hope that Netflix will pick up another season of this hysterical series as well!
Laugh It Up Mama
These 13 mom movies and bonus shows will make you laugh, cry, and just give you all the feels!
If you’re ever having a hard time with your kids or going through a rough parenting patch, then be sure to snatch one of these films up to help you feel better. Or, maybe you’re just in the mood for a good laugh about pregnancy, babies, or working mom struggles.
These mom movies are sure to hit close to home!
What About You?
What are some of your favorite funny mom movies and shows? Share your picks with us in the comments below, and be sure to share this post with all your new mom friends.