Whether you’re taking the whole family out for celebratory brunch or casting buds and a card to your long-distance mom, it’s never too late to sneak a movie or show into your Mother’s Day plans.
Streaming now, there is 15 movies and sequences about the magical art of mothering, perfect for watching with your mummy this weekend.
Note: Many of the movies and demonstrates on this list are not suitable for all ages, so we’ve observed the kid-friendliest options with an asterisk (*) for your lore. Enjoy!
You haven’t lived until you and your momma have region “Waterloo” as a team.
Starring Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, and Cher, this ABB-Ainfused double feature is what spectacular Mother’s Days are made of. Pour the mimosas, grasp your bell-bottoms, and prepare to be dazzled.
Getting along with family isn’t ever easy, but reconciling your gaps is often worth it.
Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald play a mother-daughter pair with different scene on glamour, but a shared fury for Dolly Parton in Netflix’s Dumplin’ . Touching and amusing, this YA novel turned feature film will get you humming “9 to 5” and hugging it out in no time.
Dumplin’ ( 2018) is available on Netflix.
Mothers always want to protect their children, even from themselves.
Starring KeKe Palmer, Angela Bassett, and Laurence Fishburne, Akeelah and the Bee tells the story of a talented girlfriend fighting against her chance to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Full of incredible reputations and a whole knot of words you can’t spell, this is one underdog story with a complex parenting component you and your mama will love.
Akeelah and the Bee ( 2006) is available on Hulu.
Sometimes mamas have to go to extreme sections to take care of their minors.
This incredible dramatic comedy postdates three moms( Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, and Retta) as they leave behind their suburban skirmishes to take on a life of crime. It’s a nail-biting binge, with just enough comedic succor to keep you from totally coming unhinged. Buckle up.
Good Girls Season 1 is available on Netflix.
It’s the Greta Gerwig masterpiece heard round the world.
Lady Bird results a restless Sacramento teen( Saoirse Ronan) as she strives to come into her own and pushings her mom( Laurie Metcalf) away in the process. Painfully relatable, this movie might leave you and your mama in a nostalgic puddle of rips, but y’know, the good kind.
Lady Bird ( 2017) is available on Prime Video.
If you’re not already firmly aboard the Grace& Frankie civilize, then you’re more than overdue to get caught up. Luckily, you and your mommy can make a weekend out of it and indulge on all five seasons now.
Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Sam Waterson, and Martin Sheen shine in a delightful sitcom recounting the ups-and-downs of parenting grown-up infants, while moving onto the next phase of after-seventy life. Full of heart and shrieks, this show is next-level amiable.
Grace& Frankie Seasons 1-5 are available on Netflix.
Being a mom is hard. Like actually, really, truly hard.
Charlize Theron takes on a brand-new kind of character study in this dramatic film , analyze what it mean for one lady to try and do it all. Heart-wrenching and full of amazes, Tully won’t be an easy watch — but it’s important regard for any adult child wanting to understand all that moms follow out for their kids.
Tully ( 2018) is available on HBO Now.
OK, babying is only one part of this addicting series — but you and your mama will still love it.
Dead To Me takes a look at life after loss and what it means to be a recently single parent, with a top-notch cast including Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini.
Then, happens get wild. Full of constructions, turns, and the best one-liners since Big Little Lies , you’re gonna wanna catch this new Netflix show ASAP.
Dead to Me Season 1 is available on Netflix.
The only mom you want to like you more than your own? Your significant other’s.
Starring Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh, last summer’s smash-hit takes a larger-than-life look at the ever-evolving relationship between mothers and their children. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll plan a trip-up to Singapore.
Crazy Rich Asians ( 2018) is available on Hulu.
Super and supportive, Elastigirl is one rightfully stunning mom.
The long-awaited next chapter in the lives of The Incredibles arrived in theaters last-place summer, and its parenting narrative endure out to critics and love alike. A perfect follow-up to the already flawless The Incredibles ( 2004 ), this family-friendly flick is just the right celebratory mom film for your Mother’s Day.
Incredibles 2 ( 2018) is available on Netflix.
It’s the most classic of Mother’s Day movies!
This body-swap flick looks at the hilariously involved concerning the relationship between a buttoned-up mom( Jamie Lee Curtis) and her rebellious teenage daughter( Lindsay Lohan ). Also featuring Chad Michael Murray at his absolute finest, you and your mama are gonna cherish it.
Freaky Friday ( 2003) is available on HBO Now.
Mothering is complicated. Step-mothering? Just as complicated.
An oldie, but a goodie, this iconic drama starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon follows one family as they is trying to steer the composite realities of parenting children of divorce. Moving and poignant, this flick will more than pluck at your middle fibres. Ask your mom if she has tissues in advance.
Stepmom ( 1998) is available on STARZ.
This ridiculous aughts comedy gives in-law horror legends to the next level.
Featuring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda having the most fun, Monster-in-Law documents situations of extreme lengths one dame will go to protect her son from “the wrong woman.” Hilarious and over-the-top, this one is worth the revisit.
Monster-in-Law ( 2005) is available on Netflix.
With an all-star cast of layered characters and some of the snappiest dialogue their own families drama has ever known, this movie is one that will hang with you long after the credits roll.
The Kids Are All Right is available on STARZ.
A more iconic mother-daughter duo has never been procure.
Starring Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham as the titular Gilmore Girls, this serial is a binge too big for one weekend — but it couldn’t hurt to squeeze in a few episodes. Packed with entertaining exchange and some of the most delightful reputations currently written, this is what mothering fantasies are made of.
Gilmore Girls Seasons 1-7 and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life are available on Netflix.