Break out a bottle of wine and your warmest blankets to cozy up with mum and celebrate Mother’s Day this year by watching movies that will make you both laugh and cry. We’ve also included a bunch of much-loved throwbacks to take you through the entire weekend.
A movie marathon with your mum might be the perfect idea for Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 9.
Even if you can’t be with her in person, there’s no reason why you can’t hang out virtually via Zoom or any other video app of your choice. Start the movie at the same time and keep the commentary going as you discuss your favourite parts.
The Devil Wears Prada
Andy, a young graduate aspiring to be a journalist, comes to New York and becomes an assistant to one of the city’s biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly.
Mamma Mia! (2008)
On the Greek isle of Kalokairi, a single mom goes into a tizzy when her bride-to-be daughter invites three of Mom’s ex-lovers to the wedding.
Princess Diana of an all-female Amazonian race rescues US pilot Steve. Upon learning of a war, she ventures into the world of men to stop Ares, the god of war, from destroying mankind.
Seventeen-year-old Rose hails from an aristocratic family and is set to be married. When she boards the Titanic, she meets Jack Dawson, an artist, and falls in love with him.
Little Women (2019)
Writer-director Greta Gerwig has crafted Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on their own terms – is both timeless and timely.
The Incredibles 2
Entrusted with a task to restore public faith in superheroes, Helen sets off on a mission to catch a supervillain, while Bob faces the challenges of stay-at-home parenting.
A poet and his wife lead a tranquil existence in a burnt-out house. However, when uninvited guests come barging in, the couple’s life turns chaotic and shocking events unfold.
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Rent on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV or YouTube.
Lady Bird (2017)
An intrepid high schooler in Sacramento undergoes the trials of love, family and self-discovery as she dreams of escaping to college on the East Coast.
Rent on Amazon, Google Play, YouTube or Apple.
Mother’s Day (2016)
The trials and tribulations of several Atlanta moms (and one clueless widower dad) make it a Mother’s Day to remember in this ensemble comedy.
This movie was literally made for Mother’s Day, it’s the perfect lazy Sunday afternoon watch.
Suzette takes a road trip to meet her friend, Vinnie, and is surprised to see that her ex-groupie girlfriend has turned into a conservative housewife who is not willing to relive her past.
Daniel, a divorced actor, disguises himself as Mrs Doubtfire, an ageing female Scottish housekeeper, in order to work in his ex-wife’s house and spend more time with his children.
Freaky Friday (2003)
On Friday the 13th, a girl switches bodies with her straitlaced mother and finds herself responsible for running the entire household. In turn, mom now faces the daunting challenges of school, typing tests, field hockey, and much, much more!
Bad Moms (2016)
When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.
The Greatest Showman
P T Barnum becomes a worldwide sensation in the show business. His imagination and innovative ideas take him to the top of his game.
Here are our suggestions for your Mother’s Day viewing pleasure. What are your go-to favourites to watch with your mum?
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This article has been updated since its original publish date.