"In 1975, when Ann Landers' reader / parents responded to her poll on whether they'd have children if they could choose again, 70% of 50,000 said "no".
--Debra Kaye/ "Childlessness Transformed"
Childfree Friendly Films
- AI / Artificial Intelligence
A film about the futility and powerlessness of childhood with none of the sentimentality you'd expect.
- Angel at My Table
Bio-pic of the Childfree New Zealand Poet and Memoirist, Janet Frame.
- Anniversary Party, The
Joe thinks he wants children. Sally doesn't really. Her best friend feels robbed of her freedom since having kids and another friend pops pills to bring her weight down after a late life pregnancy. There are no radiant moms in this film.
"Sophia Gold: You can't do yourself in! Kids just rob you of that option!"
- Antonia & Jane
Jane resents Antonia for stealing her boyfriend. Antonia is jealous of Jane's interesting Childfree life.
- Babette's Feast
- Bridget Jones's Diary
Pam Jones: [to Bridget] "Frankly darling, if I had the chance again I wouldn't have had children!"
Independent-minded artist Dora Carrington and her friends (The Bloomsburies) live interesting, challenging lives free of the responsibility of children.
- Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
This Queen of England's reign was especially prosperous, despite never wanting, or producing an heir to the throne.
- Fast Food Fast Women
- Gaudi Afternoon
- Grosse Pointe Blank
"They all have husbands and wives and children and houses and dogs, and, you know, they've all made themselves a part of something and they can talk about what they do. What am I gonna say? "I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How've you been?"
- The Passion of Joan of Arc
Joan was too busy fighting battles to kowtow to convention.
- La Femme Nikita
- Love & Death on Long Island
- Marvin's Room
- Mrs. Parker & the Vicious Circle
- Out of Africa
She managed to live an exciting life far from diaper services and baby-sitters.
- People Vs. Larry Flynt
No kids. No inhibitions.
Bio-Pic of Childfree Modern Artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner.
- Prelude to a Kiss
Features a strong, interesting childfree character...until the very last scene.
- Ref, The
Family values are skewered in this witty holiday film.
- Rita Rudner: Married Without Children
- Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
"Wow, 3 kids! You must feel tied down!"
Ozzie and Harriet? Hardly.
- Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Somehow I don't think Graham is the baby type.
The pitter patter of little feet is nowhere to be found in this intelligent and comedic cryptography caper.
- Stardust Memories
Woody Allen's character is very ambivalent about a relationship with a woman with 3 children.
- State and Main
Joseph Turner White: "You like kids?"
Ann Black: "Never saw the point of 'em."
Joseph Turner White: "Me neither. "
Tommy Max: "My wife is having a baby."
Walt Price: "That's great. let's bring more people into this overcrowded world."
- Thank You For Not Breeding
- Thin Man, The
Nick and Nora trade barbs, fight crime, and mix Martinis with nary a diaper in sight.