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What to Watch with Mom: Mother's Day Movies You Might Have Missed

What to Watch with Mom: Mother's Day Movies You Might Have Missed

Did you know that May was named after the famous Roman earth goddess Maia? For anyone who can relate, you wouldn’t be so wrong to assume this is one of the reasons International Mother’s Day is celebrated in May!

And if you’re reading this, higher chances are that it’s May, or the second Sunday of the earth goddess month is around the corner.

This article will take you through some films you might have missed, some of which can be great picks to watch with mom this coming Mother’s Day.

4 Best Movies You Can Watch With Mom on Mother’s Day

From service gifts to vacations, a pet, or an item they’ve so much desired, there are probably a gazillion types of gifts to choose from when planning to surprise the special mother in your life. Among all these, moms will always appreciate a bouquet of mothers day flowers, especially if they’re delivered fresh from the farm.

Many moms will also want to spend some quality time with you, especially if you’re the busy type. In this case, nothing can be more fun than watching a great movie together.

Whether you want to go out and get some big-screen entertainment or want to chill in the house and spend some quality time with the special mom in your life, there are a plethora of films you two can watch together. Scroll the list below to see what you might have missed.

1. Mother’s Day (2016)

Directed by Garry Marshall, this heartwarming romantic dramedy tells the story of various women, some of whom are Mothers. Miranda (Julia Roberts) – who also plays the mom in Ben is Back alongside Lucas Hedges –, for instance, has a daughter called Kristin (Britt Robertson), who is trying to adjust to being a new mother.

Sandy (played by Jenifer Aniston), a divorced mother of two at some point discovers that her ex eloped with a woman much younger than herself.

2. Stepmom (1998)

Including the millennials, a lot of you readers may not have come across this 90’s classic film. As you can tell from the name, the 1998 film is an emotional movie about a stepmother who tries hard to fit in and get everyone to like her in the new family.

3. Mamma Mia! (2008)

This 2008 film can be a great pick for this coming mother’s day, especially for those looking to strengthen their mother/daughter relationship or bond. Directed by Ol Parker, Mamma Mia is full of drama, romance, music, and lot’s to learn about motherhood.

Any mom will definitely enjoy the film, more so if she happens to be a fan of the Swedish pop group ABBA.

4. Because I Said So (2007)

The comedy-romance movie tells the story of a nosy mom Daphne Wilder (played by Diane Keaton), who fights hard to find the best man to potentially wed her unmarried daughter, Milly (Mandy Moore).

Unlike her other sisters, Maggie, and Mae, Milly always seems to pick the wrong guy and at some point bends up in a dating disaster when her mom places an online ad on a dating site.

Other Notable Mentions

There are hundreds if not thousands of movies out there that tell stories related to motherhood, appreciating moms, and relationships between kids and their mothers. On top of what’s on the list, a few more films you can consider this Mother’s Day include:

Mom (2017)
The Lost Daughter (2021)
Yes Day (2021)
Queenpins (2021)
Turning Red (2022)
Tully (2018)
Serial Mom (1994)


Moms are arguably one of the greatest gifts we can have on the planet. Each second Sunday of May, it pays to do something that makes them feel special, loved, and appreciated. If you’re considering spending some time with her, the above Mother’s Day films will probably be worth every minute.