Movies About Nannies

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1. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 172 min | Biography, Drama, Family

63 Metascore

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 187,565 | Gross: $163.21M

2. Mary Poppins (1964)

G | 139 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

88 Metascore

In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns

Votes: 147,485 | Gross: $102.27M

3. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

53 Metascore

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Directors: Chris Columbus, Chuck Jones | Stars: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein

Votes: 227,509 | Gross: $219.20M

4. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

66 Metascore

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 63,911 | Gross: $171.96M

5. The Boy (2016)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

42 Metascore

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton

Votes: 71,480 | Gross: $35.82M

6. Nanny McPhee (2005)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

59 Metascore

A governess uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge.

Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Kelly Macdonald

Votes: 63,280 | Gross: $47.14M

7. The Babysitter (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

The events of one evening take an unexpected turn for the worst for a young boy trying to spy on his babysitter.

Director: McG | Stars: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell, Hana Mae Lee

Votes: 51,327

8. The House of the Devil (2009)

R | 95 min | Horror

73 Metascore

In 1983, financially struggling college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret, putting her life in mortal danger.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig

Votes: 37,850 | Gross: $0.10M

9. Better Watch Out (II) (2016)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

67 Metascore

On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it's far from a normal home invasion.

Director: Chris Peckover | Stars: Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Aleks Mikic

Votes: 23,990 | Gross: $0.02M

10. Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

52 Metascore

Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons.

Director: Susanna White | Stars: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fiennes, Oscar Steer

Votes: 25,855 | Gross: $29.20M

11. The Nanny Diaries (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

46 Metascore

A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti, Donna Murphy

Votes: 54,235 | Gross: $25.93M

12. Uptown Girls (2003)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

33 Metascore

A grown-up woman, who kept her childish instincts and behavior, starts working as a nanny of a 8-year-old girl, who actually acts like an adult. But in the end everything turns to its right places.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Dakota Fanning, Heather Locklear, Jesse Spencer

Votes: 33,620 | Gross: $36.92M

13. The Pacifier (2005)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

30 Metascore

Having recovered from wounds received in a failed rescue operation, Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Vin Diesel, Brittany Snow, Max Thieriot, Brad Garrett

Votes: 82,457 | Gross: $113.09M

14. Jane Eyre (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he's hiding a terrible secret.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Su Elliot

Votes: 76,663 | Gross: $11.24M

15. When a Stranger Calls (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

27 Metascore

During a babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Camilla Belle, Tommy Flanagan, Katie Cassidy, Tessa Thompson

Votes: 41,011 | Gross: $47.86M

16. The Sitter (2011)

R | 81 min | Comedy

39 Metascore

A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor, Sam Rockwell, Max Records

Votes: 66,248 | Gross: $30.54M

17. Voice from the Stone (2017)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

42 Metascore

Set in 1950s Tuscany, Voice from the Stone is the haunting and suspenseful story of Verena, a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy who has fallen silent since the sudden passing of his mother.

Director: Eric D. Howell | Stars: Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas, Caterina Murino, Remo Girone

Votes: 9,297

18. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

45 Metascore

A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 34,902 | Gross: $34.37M

19. Adventures in Babysitting (2016 TV Movie)

TV-G | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Two teen rival babysitters, Jenny and Lola, team up to hunt down one of their kids who accidentally runs away into the big city without any supervision.

Director: John Schultz | Stars: Sabrina Carpenter, Sofia Carson, Nikki Hahn, Mallory James Mahoney

Votes: 2,472

20. 3 Men and a Baby (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

61 Metascore

Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis

Votes: 44,251 | Gross: $167.78M

21. Three Men and a Cradle (1985)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy

44 Metascore

Jacques, Pierre, and Michel are three adult friends who enjoy single life until they find themselves stuck - with a baby.

Director: Coline Serreau | Stars: Roland Giraud, Michel Boujenah, André Dussollier, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu

Votes: 3,139 | Gross: $2.05M

22. Emelie (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

A couple's replacement babysitter turns out to be more than they bargained for when she subjects their kids to a series of twisted activities.

Director: Michael Thelin | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Carly Adams, Elisha Ali, Tyler Aser

Votes: 12,424

23. The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Seven junior-high-school girls organize a daycare camp for children while at the same time experiencing classic adolescent growing pains.

Director: Melanie Mayron | Stars: Schuyler Fisk, Bre Blair, Rachael Leigh Cook, Larisa Oleynik

Votes: 5,021 | Gross: $9.69M

24. Babysitting (I) (2014)

85 min | Comedy

What was supposed to be a quiet night of babysitting a boy, turns into a complete chaos after a few babysitter's friends arrive.

Directors: Nicolas Benamou, Philippe Lacheau | Stars: Philippe Lacheau, Alice David, Vincent Desagnat, Tarek Boudali

Votes: 8,294

25. Nanny Cam (2014)

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Linda has a seemingly perfect marriage with her rugged and handsome husband Mark and an adorable 8 year old daughter, Chloe. But when Chloe is injured by an elderly babysitter who has ... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Leopardi | Stars: India Eisley, Laura Allen, Cam Gigandet, Farrah Mackenzie

Votes: 1,199

26. Corrina, Corrina (1994)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In 1959, a widower hires a kindly housekeeper/nanny to care for his seven-year-old daughter.

Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Ray Liotta, Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Majorino, Noreen Hennessey

Votes: 11,697 | Gross: $20.16M

27. Mr. Nanny (1993)

PG | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Family

A former professional wrestler is hired to be the bodyguard/nanny for a couple of bratty kids whose inventor father is being stalked by a rival.

Director: Michael Gottlieb | Stars: Hulk Hogan, Sherman Hemsley, Afa Anoai, Ed Leslie

Votes: 8,519 | Gross: $4.25M

28. Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

After being dumped by his girlfriend, an airline pilot pursues a babysitter in his hotel and gradually realizes she's dangerous.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Donna Corcoran

Votes: 5,434

29. Mental (2012)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

42 Metascore

A charismatic, crazy hothead transforms a family's life when she becomes the nanny of five girls whose mother has cracked from her husband's political ambitions and his infidelity.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Toni Collette, Anthony LaPaglia, Liev Schreiber, Rebecca Gibney

Votes: 4,703 | Gross: $0.02M

30. Jack & Sarah (1995)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young American woman becomes a nanny in the home of a recent British widower.

Director: Tim Sullivan | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Samantha Mathis, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 4,830 | Gross: $0.22M

31. The Nanny (1965)

Unrated | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

There's just something not quite right when Bette Davis stars as an English nanny. And is her 10-year-old charge an emotionally disturbed murderer or just an insolent brat?

Director: Seth Holt | Stars: Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Jill Bennett, James Villiers

Votes: 4,919

32. Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy

An average television repairman must care for the newborn triplets of his former hometown sweetheart, now a famous movie star, so her career will not suffer.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Connie Stevens, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 1,620



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