The Baby Maker, 1970
Eight years before the first test tube baby is born, this period piece focuses on hippie surrogate Tish Gray (Barbara Hershey) and her relationship with a childless couple. She and the hopeful baby daddy (Sam Groom) get knocked up the old fashioned way, in a cheap hotel room just like the good lord intended.
Raising Arizona, 1987
Childless and desperate, an ex-con, played by a wildly-coiffed Nicolas Cage, and his little desert flower (the indomitable Holly Hunter) hatch an infantile Robin Hood
scheme to steal a baby from an achingly fertile family. The original Coen
brothers desert masterpiece. Melinda Sue Gordon