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Mother’s Day Movies

One of our favorite ways to celebrate Mom as a family on Mother’s Day is to make a Mother’s Day card. You might also be looking for other ways to celebrate the special woman in your life.

However, most mothers will tell you that spending time with their children, whether they are little children or adults, is the greatest gift of all.  

Watching some of these great Mother’s Day movies with your mother is a pleasant and fairly free bonding activity you can do together.

Mother’s Day Movies

Yes Day

Always feeling like they have to say “no” to their kids, Allison and Carlos decide to give their three kids a “Yes Day,” during which the kids have 24 hours to make the rules. | Stream on Netflix

Wine Country

When longtime friends meet up for a wine-soaked birthday getaway in Napa Valley, their perfectly planned weekend turns messier by the minute. | Stream on Netflix

Real Women Have Curves
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • America Ferrera, Lupe Ontiveros, George Lopez (Actors)
  • Patricia Cardoso (Director) - George LaVoo (Writer) - George LaVoo (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Real Women Have Curves

A Mexican-American teen struggles to strike a balance between her college ambitions and the pull of her traditional cultural heritage.

Roma

Cleo is one of two domestic workers who help Antonio and Sofía take care of their four children in 1970s Mexico City. Complications soon arise when Antonio suddenly runs away with his mistress and Cleo finds out that she’s pregnant. 

When Sofía decides to take the kids on vacation, she invites Cleo for a much-needed getaway to clear her mind and bond with the family. | Stream on Netflix

Tully
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass (Actors)
  • Jason Reitman (Director) - Diablo Cody (Writer) - Mason Novick (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Tully

A New York suburbanite (Charlize Theron) drowning in the challenges of motherhood finds a lifeline in a worldly night nanny.

Dumplin’ 

The plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen signs up for her mum’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow in her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant as well as their small Texas town. | Stream on Netflix

Wonder
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson (Actors)
  • Stephen Chbosky (Director) - Stephen Chbosky (Writer) - David Hoberman (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Wonder

Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay star in an inspiring story of a loving family whose son, born with facial differences, enters a mainstream school for the first time.

Lady Bird
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Timothée Chalamet (Actors)
  • Greta Gerwig (Director) - Greta Gerwig (Writer) - Eli Bush (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Lady Bird

A warm, affecting comedy about a high school senior (Saoirse Ronan) who must navigate a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother over the course of her eventful and poignant senior year of high school.

The Joy Luck Club
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Lisa Lu, Tsai Chin, Kieu Chinh (Actors)
  • Wayne Wang (Director) - Amy Tan (Writer) - Amy Tan (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Joy Luck Club

In San Francisco, a group of aging Chinese women (Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin, France Nuyen, Lisa Lu) meet regularly to trade familial stories while playing Mahjong.

 In a series of sixteen vignettes that spans generations and continents, this adaptation of Amy Tan’s bestselling novel explores cultural conflict and the often-turbulent relationships between four first-generation Chinese-American women (Ming-Na Wen, Tamlyn Tomita, Lauren Tom, Rosalind Chao) and their mothers.

Mother's Day
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jennifer Aniston, Timothy Olyphant, Shay Mitchell (Actors)
  • Garry Marshall (Director) - Anya Kochoff (Writer) - Brandt Andersen (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Mother’s Day 

From the director of Pretty Woman comes a feel-good comedy about the intersecting lives of four families over a crazy week leading up to Mother’s Day.


Terms of Endearment
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson (Actors)
  • James L. Brooks (Director) - James L. Brooks (Writer) - James L. Brooks (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Terms of Endearment

Hard-to-please Aurora (Shirley MacLaine) is looking for love, while her daughter (Debra Winger) has her own set of family problems. Also starring Jack Nicholson.

Bad Moms
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn (Actors)
  • Jon Lucas (Director) - Jon Lucas (Writer) - Suzanne Todd (Producer)
  • (Playback Language)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Bad Moms

A trio of stressed out moms join forces to rebel against their daily responsibilities and end up on a collision course with a PTA Queen Bee and her clique of over-devoted moms.

Bird Box

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety. | Stream on Netflix

The Babadook
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall (Actors)
  • Jennifer Kent (Director) - Jennifer Kent (Writer) - Essie Davis (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Babadook

In this terrifying thriller, a mother must protect her son from an evil, supernatural entity that has escaped the pages of a children’s book and is lurking in their home.

Stepmom
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris (Actors)
  • Chris Columbus (Director) - Chris Columbus (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Stepmom

An unlikely friendship develops when a mother of two is forced to teach another woman to raise her kids. Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon star.

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