15 Mother's Day Movies & Shows You Need to WatchMay 21, 2021
Make Mother’s Day all about mom! Watch the best fictional moms in television and film or something special with your mother on her big day. Cook up a delicious dish for brunch with our recipes and your Mother’s Day is planned! Plus, you can enter to win a gift card to purchase flowers of your choice to give Mom for Mother’s Day in our Roses for Mom Giveaway through April 30th!
The Most Relatable Moms on Television
Meet the TV moms who keep it real and the laughs coming.
- Gilmore Girls on Netflix – Former teen mom Lorelai is the stereotypical BFF mom to her daughter Rory in this classic dramedy.
- Mom on Hulu – Sometimes being a mom (and daughter) is more complicated than you think. Those complications bring the laughs in this long-running comedy starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney.
- Workin’ Moms on Netflix – Four very different working mothers and friends try to balance their jobs, family life and love life in this comedy that will make any mom laugh-cry with recognition.
- American Housewife on Hulu – Katie is a strong-willed mother raising her flawed family in a wealthy town with perfect wives and their perfect offspring in this family comedy for anyone who’s ever struggled to keep up with the Joneses.
- One Day at a Time on Netflix – A newly divorced former military mother is raising her children while living with her old-school mom (played by Rita Morena) in this comedy that puts a Cuban-American spin on the classic 70’s sitcom.
Offbeat Films about Motherhood
These screen mothers don’t follow society’s rules when it comes to parenting.
- 20th Century Women on Netflix – A free-spirited single mother in 1979 California enlists the help of two younger women living unconventional lives to help her raise her teenage son in this indie film that shows mothering really does take a village.
- The Farewell on Amazon Prime Video – After the matriarch of a Chinese family is diagnosed with cancer, her relatives decide not to tell her in this heartfelt and often hilarious celebration of family.
- Blackbird on Amazon Prime Video – A terminally ill mother arranges to bring her family together one last time before she dies in this tearjerker starring Susan Sarandon.
- Fun Mom Dinner on Netflix – Take the evening off from kid duty with this hilarious comedy about four mothers of preschoolers who let loose for one wild night.
- Egg on Amazon Prime Video – Two friends, both expecting children in different ways, have dinner together and the gloves come off. Think about motherhood in a whole new way.
Fun Flicks to Watch with Mom
Camp out on the couch with your mom and these fantastic films.
- Mommie Dearest on Amazon Prime Video – Everyone is Mother of the Year compared to Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in this campy cult classic.
- Lady Bird on Netflix – Greta Gerwig’s Academy Award-nominated film about a strong-willed high schooler and her equally stubborn mother will have everyone sighing with relief about having left those adolescent days behind.
- Booksmart on Hulu – Two studious best friends decide to party their hardest the night before graduation in this comedy that will have you confessing your teenage antics to your mom. Maybe she’ll even share a few stories of her own!
- Rocketman on Amazon Prime Video – Start a dance party with this fantastical musical about Elton John’s life, an artist music-lovers of all ages can agree on.
- Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga on Netflix – Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams star in this musical comedy about trying to make your dreams come true even when they seem impossible.
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