The 8 Best Mother’s Day Movies To Watch With Your Mom

The 8 Best Mother's Day Movies To Watch With Your Mom

Mother’s Day is the most wonderful day of the year where we get to show our mom’s how much we love them with presents, a special day just for them, and having lots of fun together. It’s a time where we all give thanks for everything they have done for us over the years. But what happens when there isn’t time to do everything? Well, here are my 8 best Mother’s Day movies to watch with your mom that will brighten her day and make your relationship with her even stronger.

P.S. I Love You

Mother’s Day means celebrating your mom, and what better way to celebrate than by watching a movie about mothers? I’ve got a film for you — P.S. I Love You is about a caring husband (Gerard Butler) after his wife (Helen Mirren) dies. He does the typical things you’d expect from a mother’s day movie, but with more comedy!

Steel Magnolias

One of the most inspiring and touching movies is Steel Magnolias. Released in 1989, Steel Magnolias accurately depicts the lives of six Southern women living in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana. You will find truly memorable sisterhood, culture and strength throughout the entirety of this moving film. The film features a star-studded cast including Julia Roberts (Mitch), Sally Field (Annelle), Dolly Parton (Ouiser), Daryl Hannah (Charlotte), Shirley MacLaine (M’Lynn) and Olympia Dukakis (Truvy).


Are you (or someone you know) planning to see a movie at the theater on Mother’s Day? If so, first off — great choices! Second, make sure it is not one of these [insert list of movies]. They aren’t appropriate for Mother’s Day. But if you want something great — something that makes you laugh and cry and feel good emotionally and physically — I recommend Stepmom.

Terms of Endearment

What’s your favorite movie about motherhood? Maternal love is the central theme of this 1983 drama that features Jack Nicholson and Shirley MacLaine as estranged spouses and Emma Thompson and Debra Winger as lifelong friends. Film critic Roger Ebert deemed Terms of Endearment to be “one of the most moving films I’ve ever seen.”

Step Brothers (yes, really)

Whether you’re a Mother’s Day movie veteran or an old-time listener who’s tuning in for the first time, you know that every year brings with it another fresh batch of ’em. But how would I know that and how would you? Well, very simple, my listener: I have spent this time on earth concocting ridiculous feats of knowledge related to movies — and through some fancy statistical wizardry, have magically boiled down precisely what makes a “good” Mother’s Day movie. This is my gift to you. Now go and watch Step Brothers, because it is a really good Mother’s Day movie.

Mamma Mia!

If you want to buy a gift for mom, but are having trouble deciding what to get her, you should consider Mamma Mia! It’s definitely one of the movies that should be in your toolkit when deciding on that gift. Mamma Mia! is a musical romantic comedy film released in 2008. It was directed by Phyllida Lloyd and created through an amazing combination of both sound and vision techniques. The film features stars like Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried and Stellan Skarsgard.

Freaky Friday

If you’re struggling to decide what to watch with family on Mother’s Day, why not pick a classic? Freaky Friday is one of the most-loved mother’s day movies out there. Released in 1976, it’s been a staple in people’s collections ever since. This romantic comedy stars Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster (who played the daughter and mother respectively). The plot follows Foster’s character who discovers that by touching a certain necklace, she can transform into Harris’ body. Soon enough, our protagonist is living her mother’s life. The film combined well-known actors (at the time) and comedians with an original plot. Freaky Friday is family friendly and appropriate for both children and adults; keeping everyone interested long enough to become engrossed in the story.

Joyful Noise

The 2012 choral comedy-drama Joyful Noise, released by Warner Bros. Pictures on January 13th, 2012, tells the story of a small town that comes together to create an unlikely family. The movie stars Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, Keke Palmer and Jaime Foxx.

Conclusion about Mother’s Day Movies

In the end, as we said before, it doesn’t matter whether you choose to spend mother’s day with your mom in person or at home. The important thing is that you make the effort to celebrate your mom and appreciate all that she does for you. We hope these movies help you and your momma enjoy a fun and loving day together. If you have any other suggestions for great mother’s day movies, please let us know in the comments!

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