7 Heartwarming Parenting Movies To Watch If You Loved Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway

7 Heartwarming Parenting Movies To Watch If You Loved Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway

17 Mar 2023 | 5 min Read

Sudeshna Chakravarti

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Rani Mukherji’s much-awaited comeback film, Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway, was finally released in theatres today. The film created a fair deal of buzz prior to its release, with fans worldwide getting emotional after watching its gripping trailer. And now the initial reviews of this film are out, and people are calling this parenting movie “engaging and inspiring,” which has perfectly captured the trials and triumphs of parenthood.

If you were deeply touched by the narrative of this film, and want to explore other movies that showcase parent-child relationships realistically, then read on. We have compiled a list of some of the best parenting movies that are heartwarming and serve as a perfect escape.

7 Best Parenting Movies That You Can Watch

Tribhanga: Tedhi, Medhi, Crazy (2021)

This movie explores the complexities of motherhood through three generations. When Anuradha’s (Kajol) mum suffers a stroke and slips into a coma, she is forced to reflect on their strained relationship, and how it has directly her relationship with her own daughter. 

Good Newzz (2019)

This comedy features the superstars of B-Town,  Kareena Kapoor Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Diljeeth Dosanjh, and Kiara Advani as two couples who are trying to conceive a baby via in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).

While both families are polar opposites of each other, soon their lives get intertwined after the mix-up at the IVF clinic. Due to a blunder made by their doctor, their sperm samples get mixed up, and the women conceive the baby of the other person, instead of their husband. 

Then follows a lot of funny fights, chaos, and some serious scenes too. But in all of it, the movie perfectly captures the emotional well-being of expecting parents, and the amount of stress that women go through during pregnancy. 

Hindi Medium (2017)

This parenting movie stars the late Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar, who portray the roles of affluent yet non-posh couples, desperate to get their child admitted to an upscale school. They simply want their little one a life that they never got to experience, growing up in old Delhi’s Chandi Chowk.

Many parents will find this movie relatable because it shows the lengths mums and dads go to give their children the best experiences possible. 

Nil Battey Sannata (2015)

This movie revolves around the life of a single mother, Chanda, played by Swara Bhaskar, who works as a domestic help, and wants to give her daughter the life she never had. 

Her daughter, however, is unmotivated and feels that her social status will not let her reach anywhere in life. To encourage her, Chanda decides to enroll herself in her daughter’s school, and participate in a competition that will help her study harder.

The story shows the ups and downs of parenthood and how in the end, all the struggle is worth it. 

English Vinglish (2012)

This heartwarming movie beautifully captures the sacrifices parents make in life to ensure better experiuences for their children. The story revolves around Shashi (played by the late Sridevi), who is an under-appreciated mum and housewife. Her career as a caterer is taken lightly by her family too.

When she has to travel alone to the United States for a family wedding, she gets an opportunity to take an English-speaking course. Her rocky journey in mastering the foreign language helps her regain confidence in herself and makes her realise that her value doesn’t lie in speaking English fluently.

We Are Family (2010)

This movie is an official remake of the film, Stepmom, which was released in 1998. It stars Aman (Arjun Rampal) and Maya (Kajol) in leading roles, who are divorced but remain close for their children.

When Aman introduces his family to his new girlfriend Shreya, played by Kareena Kapoor Khan, nobody takes it well. Soon, when Maya is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Aman breaks up with his girlfriend and comes back home. But Maya knows that Aman is in love with Shreya, so she ensures that she is welcomed into their lives and accepted by her children.

The film beautifully showcases the heartwarming journey of Maya, even in sickness, and how she went all out to ensure that her kids had someone to call “mum” even in her absence.

Taare Zaamein Par (2007)

This Aamir Khan production has been credited for raising awareness about common learning disorders among children and how often it goes undiagnosed due to social stigma. It also gave us the most heartbreaking song about wanting security that only a mum can provide. 

The film also beautifully captures how Ishan (Darsheel Safary) and his mum come to terms with staying apart from each other, and Ishan’s family finally acknowledges his learning disorder as a unique talent.


After watching Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway, we bet you will see these parenting movies from a new perspective. While some of these movies tug at your heartstrings, others make you aware of the emotions and hardships of parenthood through comedy. Regardless, they are a must-watch, whenever you seek some inspiration.

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