Thursday, May 30, 2024

List: Top 3 Movies About Parenthood

This week on Episode 278 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by Pixar’s Incredibles 2, we discussed our favorite movies about parenthood. There are hundreds of movies that one could choose for this list as many films tackle parenthood in one way or another. Narrowing down this topic to just three was very challenging, especially for JD who had very little time to prepare coming back from vacation. Some of these titles may feel familiar, but given the personal nature of this topic, it made sense to include them. That said, what movies would make your Top 3? Here are the one’s that made ours:

(Note: Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections)


1) Midnight Special / Take Shelter
2) The Tree of Life
3) The Kid


1) Bambi
2) Knocked Up
3) The Parent Trap

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Bicycle Thieves, The Royal Tenenbaums, Locke, It’s a Wonderful Life, To Kill a Mockingbird, Paris, Texas, The Godfather, Star Wars Saga Films, Little Miss Sunshine, Mary Poppins, Mrs. Doubtfire, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Like Father Like Son, Pursuit of Happiness, A Perfect World, How to Train Your Dragon, The Lion King, The Lego Movie, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Raising Airzona, Ordinary People, Field of Dreams, Lady Bird, The Florida Project, Mommy, Boyhood, The Place Beyond the Pines, Vacation, Christmas Vacation, Aliens, Finding Nemo, About Time, Road to Perdition, The Road, The Orphanage, There Will Be Blood, The Kids Are All Right, Father of the Bride, Captain Fantastic, Room, High and Low, Prisoners, The Descendants, John Q, and of course Parenthood

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. As mentioned above, there are countless films that could qualify for this list that we didn’t mention. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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