After giving your Mom all she loves, it’s time to spend sometime with your mom and the entire family. Today we celebrate, mothers, the nurturing presences in our lives. The moms of our friend groups, and our friends who just became moms. Essentially: The pack of women who surround us and build us up.
We’ve compiled 8 of the best of movies for you and your mom, giving her the best of laughs she deserves. Kick back and enjoy the best of movies with your mom
On Mother’s Day, feeling marginalized and forgotten, longtime friends Carol (Angela Bassett), Gillian (Patricia Arquette) and Helen (Felicity Huffman) decide to drive to New York City to reconnect with their adult sons, and in the process, they realize their sons are not the only ones whose lives need to change. A journey to relate becomes a journey of rediscovery that forces these women to redefine their relationships with their children, friends, spouses and most importantly, themselves.
The most recent movie on this list, Yes Day, strikes the perfect balance between substance and hilarity. Starring Jennifer Garner, the premise will be a relatable one to parents everywhere. After reflecting on how much they say “no” to their children, a mother and father decide to give their three kids a “yes day,” where they will not deny a single one of their kids’ requests. From $40 sundaes to driving through a carwash with the windows down, Yes Day is the perfect family-event that will make mom grateful that today is her day to relax and not deal with the utter chaos on screen.
This Amy Poehler-directed movie was practically made to watch on Mother’s Day. Some of your favourite SNL cast-members, including Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, reunite to play six friends who travel to Napa Valley to celebrate a 50th birthday.
Fun Mom Dinner
Four women whose only common ground is their kids’ preschool class, decide to get together for a harmless dinner. The night begins as a disaster, but the combination of alcohol, karaoke, and a cute bartender leads to an unforgettable night where these seemingly different women realize they have more in common than motherhood and men.
Julie & Julia (2009)
Julie Powell, a young blogger, is determined to emulate Julia Child’s cooking techniques. Though separated by time, the two women share a common passion for food that intertwines their lives.
The Wedding Party
What happens when you throw in an insecure virgin bride, a reformed playboy groom, two overbearing mothers who can’t stand each other, one philandering husband, a high-strung wedding planner, the invasion of unruly village gate- crashes, a thief on the loose, a best man with a flashdrive full of secrets, a sexy EX with vengeance on her mind, two loyal bridesmaids ready to go to war, and a brother seeking his father’s approval? A HILARIOUS melting pot of potential disaster. Will it all be too much? Or will true love stand even the most chaotic of wedding celebrations as offered in The Wedding Party?
Willowdean (‘Dumplin’), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom’s Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.
Aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has just landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long distance, her boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, Jenny gathers up her two best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one outrageous last adventure in New York City. From writer/director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator of MTV’s Sweet/Vicious) SOMEONE GREAT is a hilarious and heartfelt story of friendship, love, and what it means to let go of your twenties and enter adulthood.
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