There’s nothing more special than spending quality time with your mom, and one of life’s simplest pleasures is watching great entertainment with a whole lot of snacks. Whether you want a more relaxed Mother’s Day or are looking for a way to wind down after a busy day, watching a movie together can be a perfect way to bond with your mom. Comedies, dramas or something in between, these films and series are perfect for a Mother’s Day binge…
Yes day (2021)
Kids always assume that parents are always trying to spoil their fun by saying no to everything. This film strikes the perfect balance between substance and hilarity in showing off this premise that will be relevant to parents everywhere.
Starring Jennifer Garner, after thinking about how much they say “no” to their children, a mother and father decide to give their three children a “yes day”, where they won’t refuse a single one of their requests. children. From $40 ice cream sundaes to driving through a car wash with the windows down, Yes Day is the perfect family event that will make mom grateful that today is her day to relax and not deal with total chaos. on the screen.
One Day at a Time (2017–2020)
This Netflix comedy-drama is inspired by Norman Lear’s 1975 series of the same name. This time around, the family series follows the life of newly single Army veteran Penelope (Justina Machado) and her family. Cuban-American as they navigate life’s ups and downs. Now a nurse, Penelope raises two voluntary children (Marcel Ruiz and Isabella Gomez). When faced with challenges, Penelope turns to her “old school” mother (Rita Moreno) and her building manager, who has become an invaluable confidant. The series offers a contemporary take on what life is like in good times and bad, and how loved ones can help make it all worthwhile. If you’re a mother, watching this sweet series with your mother will make you both laugh.
Schitt’s Creek (2015 -2020)
If you and your mom haven’t watched this award-winning series yet, it’s time you caught up on the fabulously funny roses. Although the focus was on real-life father and son Eugene and Dan Levy playing an unlucky father and son, watching the relationship blossom between Moira Rose and her daughter Alexis (played by Catherine O’ Hara and Annie Murphy) is sure to be a highlight of Mother’s Day.
Schitt’s Creek, in all its simplicity, sounds like the refuge we all need right now. This show is a symbol of love, hope and inclusiveness that will surely be a treat for you and your mother.
The Other (2019)
Otherhood is all about Mother’s Day and it’s time for this day to have its own movie! Based on the novel “Whatever Makes You Happy,” this Felicity Huffman and Angela Bassett production is pure fluff in a good way. The film follows three suburban mothers who are somewhat estranged from their adult sons. On Mother’s Day, they decide to show up at their sons’ apartments in Manhattan to mend their maternal relationships. This phase of motherhood gets little to no attention in the media, so Otherhood is a good thing to add to your list. The film offers drama, anguish amid comic relief.
Set to music by country queen Dolly Parton, Dumplin’ follows a former beauty queen mother (Jennifer Aniston) and her anti-pageant daughter, Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald). Willowdean, struggling with her weight and body image, feels unable to connect with her mother after the death of her beloved aunt and primary caregiver. The film follows her journey of empowerment and grief, as well as her efforts to navigate the shadow cast by her mother in her small town in Texas. This film is about self-acceptance, a mother-daughter relationship, and classic teen drama: what’s not to like? Whether your relationship is strained at times or you’re the best of friends, this sweet movie could help you appreciate it even more.
Having a child is difficult. Having three children – including a newborn – is not only three times more difficult. The challenges increase exponentially to surrealism, a sensational Diablo Cody writer and director Jason Reitman nail with their latest comedy flick, Tully.
Modern moms often feel like they have to be superheroes and do everything with a smile. Starring Charlize Theron as Marlo, a mother of three who’s just about to try to balance her kids and her house to herself while her husband has to be away for work. Enter Tully (Mackenzie Davis), the night nurse whom Marlo’s rich and smug brother (Mark Duplass) offered to hire as a gift. At first, Marlo is offended that she cannot raise her children on her own, but she relents once the sleep deprivation delusion takes its toll. The film is about a mother who learns to accept the help of a nanny, reminds that sometimes it takes a village, and that’s fine.
Lady Bird (2017)
Nominated for an Oscar and with two Golden Globes, Lady Bird is a coming-of-age film starring Saoirse Ronan as Christine (or Lady Bird) and it is as funny, intelligent and filled with nostalgia as its heroine . Christine is a high school senior going through the ups and downs of her teenage years. Played by Laurie Metcalf, the mother is a nurse who works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband loses his job. She also maintains a tumultuous bond with Christine who resembles her: loving, strong-willed and deeply opinionated. If you are a mother with a daughter or a daughter with a mother, you will feel so seen by this film. This movie will have you laughing and crying, especially if you’re navigating a relationship with your mother/daughter who may be a little too much like you.
Even if you’ve seen it before, it’s the perfect time to rewatch this movie with your mom! Bursting with heart, unforgettable characters and signature Pixar humor, Brave is incredible entertainment for the whole family. Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) is a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor (voiced by Emma Thompson). Determined to chart her own course in life, Merida defies an age-old custom and refuses to choose a suitor. With her mother adamant on Merida to marry, she sets out to change her mother’s mind with a magic spell, but it changes more than that: it turns the queen into a bear. Brave has a lot to offer, it will make you laugh and at the same time melt your heart by sending an uplifting message about improving communication between mothers and daughters.