No matter if your mom lives across the street or across the planet, you can enjoy a great movie with her. And whether its a movie date to the ultra-plush super deluxe movie theater, a cozy DVD movie night in front of the TV or a synchronized movie experience from opposite sides of the globe, you can enjoy any number of mom-friendly movies with your mum. Here are my Top Ten Mother’s Day Movies:
Julia Roberts stars as the movie’s namesake who is a single mom that works as a legal assistant. Because of her tenacity and sense of justice, she manages to destroy a huge California industrial company that has polluted the water near a small town. This would hopefully pave the way for a better future for her and her kids.
This 2000 flick is Rated R and runs for just over 2 hrs.
Nothing like a superhero to personify your mom. This movie features a family of ‘supers’ just trying to keep their heads down in a culture that fears and ostracizes them for their ‘abilities’. While attempting to live this simple life in suburbia, they are pulled back into the superhero life. This time as a whole family that works together.
This animated 2004 movie is rated PG and runs just under 2 hrs.
Whilst trying to protect her family, Greer Garson is Mrs. Miniver. A Mother stuck right in the middle of the first weeks of World War II tries to navigate her middle-class English family through not only to trails of family life but also shield them from the horrors of war.
This pre-1950’s film is not rated, but could be considered about a PG rating and goes just over 2 hours.
This film, which stars Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts, portrays a terminally-ill mom that instructs her ex-husbands new wife on how to handle the job of being the only remaining mother to her kids when she is gone. Jakie Harrison, played by Sarandon, is trying to squeeze every last happy moment out of the time she has left with her children. It showing the dynamic of her relationships with her children, she hopes that Roberts character will gain some insight in to her kids hearts.
This 1998 drama is rated PG-13 and is just over 2 hrs. long
The Sound of Music
Julie Andrews plays the famous role as Maria in this film. Maria is a nun that is ejected form her convent, so she takes a job as the governess to seven incorrigible children of a Austrian widower, played by Christopher Plummer. The movie, a Hammerstein musical, started out as The a Broadway production was inspired by the memoir of Maria von Trapp.
This 1965 musical was rated G but if you sit down to watch it all in one go pop some popcorn and get comfortable as the film runs for almost 3 hours.
With An all-star all-female cast including: Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and Shirley MacLaine and Julia Roberts, this is a great flick to enjoy as a mother-daughter experience. The customers of a beauty parlor in little town in central Louisiana discuss men, marriage and menopause. Steel Magnolias also helped to raise diabetic awareness by showing the diffulties of life with type 1 diabetes.
This 1989 chick-flick was rated PG and is about 2 hrs running.
Helen Mirren, Julie Walters and Celia Imrie are just three of many English women who get naked for a charitable cause. Calendar Girls, like many mom-friendly films is all bout the relationship between women. This full Monty-style comedy is based on a true story and full of shocking one-liners and quirky humor.
This 2003 comedy was rated PG-13 for obvious reasons and will run 1 and 3/4ths hours.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
This movie about A young Greek woman named Toula (Nia Vardalos) falls in love with a non-Greek man (John Corbett), inspired a restaurant chain. she tries to understand and accept the Greek culture as she prepares to take her place as the woman of a Greek family. The Greek philosophy that seems to say: Nice Greek girls are supposed to do three things in life: marry Greek boys, make Greek babies, and feed everyone until the day we die.
This 2002 Greekaphile flick was rated PG and cost you just 1 and a half hours of your time.
Vianne Rocher and her daughter are wanderers who come in to a little French village and decide to open a chocolate shop while the rest of the town is trying to abstain for lent, shocking the devout villagers. But everyone soon finds that The French townsfolk begin to change as the girls infectous liberalism and lust for life awakens their desire for more than just sweets.
This 2000 movie is rated PG-13 and runs just into 2 hrs long.
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Ellen Burstyn won an Academy Award for her work in this film about a widow that moves to California to make a better life for her and her son. The best she can do is a job as a waitress, but she learns about life and love after tragedy.
I hope you enjoy and happy Mother’s day with your mother, and I hope this list of Films will be a help with that.