When you’re too tired or sore to move, watching a movie with your partner is a great way to relax. But plots about sick children or frazzled moms can be way too stressful once those pregnancy hormones kick in, so we’ve compiled 12 warm-and-fuzzy films from the past few decades that aren’t too tense or scary. Check out our slideshow to find your new favorite—or rediscover an old one.
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Jess, a young, orthodox Sikh girl in London, rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a soccer team in this charming comedy with an undercurrent of social commentary. When Jess is forced to make a choice between tradition and her beloved sport, her family must decide whether to let her chase her dream—and a soccer ball—or follow a more conventional path. Relive the growing pains of growing up in the best way possible. Available at amazon.com.
What’s your favorite go-to movie?