6 Movies for Mother's Day

Choose one of these movies for Mother's Day and organize a family plan to spend time together and discover a beautiful story.
6 Movies for Mother's Day
Samanta Ruiz

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Written by Samanta Ruiz

Last update: 27 December, 2022

Today, the plan is to see some movies with mom! The idea is to have a good time, and even if you all have different tastes, everyone can see a reflection of their own history in these movies for Mother’s Day.

So, prepare the most comfortable armchair, invite mom to take a seat, and enjoy the time together with her in the company of a great movie. What do you think of this plan?

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”

-Agatha Christie

Movies for Mother’s Day

Comedies, dramas, cartoons, adventures… Any genre is good to develop a script in which mothers are the protagonists. Are you ready to discover our selection?

1. Bambi (1942)

A Disney classic that narrates the life of a little deer who lives in a forest with his loving mother, who teaches him how he should be in life. Bambi plays happily all day long with his friends Tambor, Flower, and Faline.

The story becomes sad when Bambi’s mother dies, but her advice allows the little deer to become a strong deer, capable of fighting for love and facing his worst enemy: Man’s hatred.

A mother and daughter hugging and smiling.
Spend a special moment with your mom on her most special day of the year.

2. Stepmom (1998)

This is a story that will surprise you, as it’s a reflection of a mother’s immeasurable love. Jackie (Susan Sarandon) has two children, is divorced, and is diagnosed with cancer.

Her ex-husband (Ed Harris) is living with his girlfriend Isabel (Julia Roberts) and Jackie sets out to prepare her children to live with them after she’s gone. Without a doubt, this is one of the most touching movies for Mother’s Day.

3. Mamma Mia (2008)

If your mom loves music, dancing, and spectacular Mediterranean scenery, she’ll love this musical comedy.

Twenty-something Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried) is about to marry Sky (Dominic Cooper). A few days before the wedding, she discovers the old diary of her mother, Donna (Meryl Streep), and there, she finds the names of three men. She suspects that one of them is her father and decides to invite them all to her wedding.

Her mother had never told her who her father was, and in the tangled plot, any of the three could be the one. Only at the end will you be able to tell whether Sam Carmichael (Pierce Brosnan), Harry Bright (Colin Firth), or Bill Anderson (Stellan Skarsgård) will walk Sophie down the aisle.

4. The Blind Side (2009)

Is your mom passionate about true stories? Then here’s the perfect movie to watch with her. It tells the life of Michael Oher, played by Quinton Aaron, and how he finds a family that shelters him and helps him progress.

As always, the motor behind Michael’s change and success is the mother of this family, Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock), who deploys all her motherly skills to bring forward this new son who she’s chosen and accepted at home.

5. Mother’s Day (2016)

And of course, we can’t leave a movie by this name off of our list of movies for Mother’s Day! It tells us four very entertaining tales of four terrific mothers:

  • Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) has two children, is divorced, and her ex-husband is married to Tina (Shay Mitchell). She struggles to remain stable in this new situation, although it’s very difficult for her.
  • Miranda (Julia Roberts) is a successful, independent professional who was a single mom at a young age and gave up her baby girl Kristin (Britt Robertson) for adoption.
  • Jesse (Kate Hudson) is happily married to a man from India, but her mother is racist and she doesn’t want her to meet him.
  • Bradley (Jason Sudeikis) wants Mother’s Day to be non-existent, as his wife and the mother of his two girls passed away.

The stories in this film seem disjointed, but they’re not. The themes intertwine in a fun way and leave us thinking about how many complicated situations a mom can go through throughout her life.

6. Whatever Makes You Happy (2019)

What happens to moms when the kids leave? In the book Whatever Makes You Happy, by William Sutcliffe, this is the question to be answered and which is captured in this thoughtful film.

Helen (Felicity Huffman), Carol (Angela Bassett), and Gillian (Patricia Arquette) are three lifelong friends whose children have already left home.

On Mother’s Day, they decide to visit them, and these meetings unleash a flood of feelings and discoveries about the new lives of these mothers and children.

A story that shows us that you’ll always be a mother, but you’re also many other things, and you mustn’t forget it.

Three mom friends having lunch together with theri babies.
Friends are one of the fundamental pillars of every woman. Even, and especially, when you’ve become a mother. Never forget it!

Mother’s Day: Different dates, the same love

Mothers represent unconditional love, and for generations, there’s been a day to celebrate them and to recognize all their work.

Today, Mother’s Day is celebrated in almost every country in the world, although on different dates. For example, in the United States, Europe, and Mexico, it’s celebrated in May; in Argentina, it’s in October, and in other places, it coincides with December 8, the day of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus.

But whatever the date on the calendar, the important thing is that on this special day, you can enjoy some of the movies with your beloved mother. You’re sure to have an unforgettable time!

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