7 uplifting movies and TV shows on single parenthood on Netflix, Hotstar, and more

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It can be universally agreed that parenthood is tough, especially if you’re taking it on all by yourself. Raising a child alone, while living your own life, is a tough feat and deserves to be celebrated. Over the years, there have been some really great movies and TV shows that have succeeded in representing the challenges and struggles of single parenthood. From Gilmore Girls to Tribhanga, we’ve curated some of our favourite movies and TV shows that celebrate single parents.

Fatherhood (2021)

Kevin Hart takes a break from playing the funny guy to portray a father who is tasked with raising his daughter on his own after his wife’s untimely passing. Based on the deeply moving 2011 memoir Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Matthew Logelin, the movie follows the everyday struggle of a man trying to figure out parenthood and a life without his partner.

Streaming on Netflix

Gilmore Girls (2000)

Beneath the picture-perfect veneer of their life in Stars Hollow, single mom Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory’s relationship is complex and loaded with emotional baggage. Lorelai got pregnant at 16 and, after getting estranged from her family, had to raise her daughter on her own. Through seven seasons, and a four-part mini-series revival, we accompany Lorelai and Rory as they navigate problems with their love lives, careers, and life in general.

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