Top 5 Mom Movies for Mother’s Day

By Ashtyn Britt
abritt@lc.edu

As Mother’s Day approaches sooner, it brings up a serious question: How do we show our moms how much we love them? How could we ever afford the kinds of gifts our moms really deserve? The truth is, we cannot, because moms are great. However, we can offer them something else valuable— our time. My recommendation is to make a special movie night with your mom, and choose one of the five movies below!

  1. Mother’s Day (2016)

This movie is by far the most appropriate for the holiday! The movie follows many different people and their experiences with motherhood and Mother’s Day specifically, and eventually all tying together like a bow on top of a present. This movie is sweet, funny and very creative with a star-studded cast!

  1. Mamma Mia (2008)

While this movie is technically about a young woman trying to find her father in time for her wedding, the most important relationship in this movie is between Sophie and her mother Donna. Alongside Meryl Streep’s great acting is the greatest hits by ABBA and a beautiful setting in Greece! What more could a mother want in a movie?

  1. Bad Moms (2016)

This movie really tackles the issues that moms face regularly in trying to be a good parent. It seems to be an impossible job, so why not cut loose and enjoy the imperfections once in a while? This movie starring Mila Kunis is guaranteed to make your mom laugh out loud and want to immediately watch the sequel.

  1. Freaky Friday (2003)

Sometimes it can be really hard for mothers and children to see eye-to-eye on certain matters, and this movie is a perfect example of how. In this lovely Disney Channel Original Movie, Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan are forced to switch bodies for a day, desperately trying to find a way to reverse the spell before Curtis’ character gets married.

  1. Monster-in-Law (2005)

Okay, I know that technically this movie is not about an actual mother-and-child relationship, but it is still super funny! The very talented Jane Fonda plays the soon-to-be-mother-in-law of Jennifer Lopez, and is determined to break the couple up before the wedding day. This movie is not only hilarious, but has a sweet message about acceptance and building different types of families. Even if they include someone a little eccentric!

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