Movies to Watch with Mom
Planning something lowkey for mom on Mother’s Day? Get your gourmet popcorn (only the best for mom!) ready and treat her to a fun movie night with this list!
The typical body-swap story of mother and daughter always bring a smile to every one’s faces. It’s a remake of the 1976 film and the chemistry between Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan made this film into the Disney classic that it is today. Putting yourselves in each other’s shoes could form an entirely new perspective and teaches empathy and mutual respect. Just try to stay away from any fortune cookies!
Here’s another entry from Disney (what can you expect? They’re expert in the family game) This animated adventure stars spunky and outspoken Princess Merida, (Kelly MacDonald, Trainspotting) the best archer in Medieval Scotland. When she goes against her royal duties and start to butt heads with her mother Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson, Saving Mr.Banks) it’s up to Merida to undo an ancient magic spell cursed upon her mom, making them more closer than ever.
In this comedy drama, free-spirited bride-to-be Sophie (Amanda Seyfried, Mean Girls) invites three men from her mother’s (Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada) past. Drama ensues as the wedding day approaches and as she tries to find out who her real father is. Their ridiculous, cheesy, and hilarious journey is told through iconic ABBA songs like Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me, and I Have a Dream. ABBA music, Meryl Steep, and the beautiful backdrop of Greece; what more could you ask for?
This moving film stars Susan Sarandon as Ed Harris’ ex-wife and the mother of his two kids while Julia Roberts play as the titular “stepmom.” This movie will bring tears to your eyes as it illustrates the beautiful show of camaraderie between two women for the sake of love and family.
Bonus: Gilmore girls
Where you lead, I will follow! The small town charm of Stars Hollow is difficult to resist. The show follows single mother Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham, Evan Almighty) together with her intelligent teen daughter Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel, Sisterhood of Travelling Pants) as they navigate through their life filled with family, romance, and friendship. The show rose to critical acclaim when it was released, thanks to its snappy dialogue filled with pop culture references.