Mothers Day Movie Watch List

While going out is nice, sometimes a day in watching a movie and munching on popcorn with Mom might be just what she calls for. Below, we’ve compiled a few classic movies featuring Mom’s to add to your weekend watch list!

Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) is a stressed-out, single mom who learns that her ex-husband is marrying a younger woman. Her friend Jesse (Kate Hudson) is a fitness freak who doesn’t tell her parents that she has a family. Bradley is a widower (Jason Sudeikis) who’s trying to raise two daughters on his own, while Miranda (Julia Roberts) is too busy with her career to worry about having children. When their respective problems start coming to a head, the Mother’s Day holiday takes on a special meaning.

Merida (Kelly Macdonald), the impetuous but courageous daughter of Scottish King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), is a skilled archer who wants to carve out her own path in life. Her defiance of an age-old tradition angers the Highland lords and leads to chaos in the kingdom. Merida seeks help from an eccentric witch (Julie Walters), who grants her an ill-fated wish. Now, Merida must discover the true meaning of courage and undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.

Moms are absent from so many Disney and Pixar movies, it’s refreshing to finally see one focused on the mother/daughter relationship. The only problem is … one of them gets turned into a bear.

Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.

Anna and Ben, the two children of Jackie and Luke, must cope with the fact that their parents divorced and their father is now with successful photographer Isabel. She does her best to treat the kids in a way that makes them still feel at home when they’re with their dad, but she also loves her work and doesn’t plan to give it up. But full-time mother Jackie finds Isabel’s efforts offensively insufficient and can’t understand that work can be important to her as well as the kids. The conflict between them is deepened by the sudden diagnosis of cancer, which might be deadly for Jackie. They all have to learn a little in order to grow together.

Based on the beloved book by E.B. White. A spring pig named Wilbur is transferred from his original owner Fern to live across the street at Homer Zuckerman’s farm. But when Wilbur finds his life is in danger of being turned into ham and pork, he quickly befriends a tiny yet gentle spider named Charlotte. Together, and with help from the lazy rat Templeton, Wilbur and Charlotte work to convince Zuckerman not to kill Wilbur in the most miraculous way possible. This results in the most precious of miracles that anyone had ever seen that will change Wilbur’s life forever.

The Kids Are All Right looks at the various ways we’re defined by our families: It’s about a brother and a sister, raised by two moms, whose suburban tranquility is disrupted when they track down their “donor dad” and invite him into their lives.

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