Top Movies To Watch With Your Mom This Mother’s Day

You have to admit, even though you and your mom have a lot of things in common, you are different in a lot of ways too. One of the things you probably don’t quite see eye to eye on is your choice of movies. Of course unless you have a soft spot for older flicks, this is completely understandable. After all she grew up watching certain films, and you grew up in a different age enjoying a different kind of movie. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t spend some time together watching a film that you can both enjoy. Here are some of our favourites that won’t make you cringe, or be uninteresting to her. And don’t worry, all of them can be found online so you can watch it together during our current quarantine.

Akeelah and the Bee: This 2006 film follows the story of a young girl from South Los Angeles who tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee. Akeelah’s dream is to win a spelling bee, yet it’s not what her mom wanted for her. It’s a great bonding movie between mother and daughter, especially when the mother starts to accept that her daughter needs to follow her own path. 

The Blind Side: This film follows the story of Michael Oher, a homeless boy who finds his dreams of becoming a star football player come true thanks to a caring woman and her family who adopt him. Sandra Bullock won an Academy Award for her role, and it will help you believe that there is still good in this world, no matter what’s going on in it.

Crazy, Stupid, Love:If your mom loves romantic films, she might just love this entry from 2011. With an all-star cast including Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, and a twisty story that will keep you entertained throughout, it will remind you that love isn’t always perfect.  It will make you laugh, cry and laugh again as you follow the story of a middle-aged husband whose wife asks him for a divorce, and the new friend who tries teaching him how to pick up women at bars.

Freaky Friday: This movies has been remade a couple of times, and all versions of it are pretty similar. It tells the story of a mom and daughter who magically switch bodies and learn what it’s like to live in the other’s shows. The 1976 original and the 2003 remake are the best ones, and all are based on the novel by Mary Rodgers.

Mamma Mia!: Based on the hit Broadway play, which in itself it based on the hit music of ABBA!, Mamma Mia! stars Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgård. The 2008 hit musical tells the story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real dad. The 2018 sequel can be avoided, but the original is pretty enjoyable. 

Mrs. Doubtfire: If you are looking for a comedy to enjoy together, there’s not much better than this 1993 film. Robin Williams stars as an actor who disguises himself as a nanny so he can spend more time with his kids. It’s a perfect blend of comedy and heartwarming drama.



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