Mother's Day is this weekend and you might be looking for some movie inspiration for the day that's in it.
Thus, we dove deep into the seemingly endless library that Netflix has to bring you the best Mother's Day movies to watch.
'Stepmom' is led by two fantastic performances in Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts. The former plays a woman diagnosed with cancer who must learn to tolerate the latter, her ex-husband's new partner, who will soon become stepmom to her kids. Have tissues at the ready, we're telling ya.
'The Life Ahead' just recently won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for "Io sì (Seen)". It's definitely fitting for Mother's Day. The movie follows a twelve-year-old orphan named Momo (Ibrahima Gueye) as he is taken in by Madame Rosa (Sophia Loren), a former prostitute who now cares for their children.
This Mother's Day movie stars Jennifer Aniston and is super sweet. The plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen signs up for her mom's Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant. Initially, it's in protest. Then she starts to take it seriously. This is one that will make you appreciate your mum more.
Jennifer Lawrence received her fourth Oscar nomination for her titular role in this. As Joy, she is a divorced mother, trying to support her father, mother, grandmother, ex-husband, and children under one roof while keeping the peace. She invents a self-wringing mop that she knows has the potential to be big.
Brie Larson gave her Oscar-winning turn in this drama based on the novel by Irish writer Emma Donoghue. A young woman, who was abducted as a teenager, lives alone in a shed with her five year old son (Jacob Tremblay). She spots an opportunity which could allow them to escape.
Wonder is one that audiences might have missed in recent years, but is thoroughly lovely. A 10-year-old boy with facial disfigurements, after being home schooled his entire life, enters mainstream school for the first time. Julia Roberts (a regular of these Mother's Day movies, it seems), Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay of ‘Room’ fame star.
Thanks to strong performances, an incisive script and smart direction, 'Instant Family' is sweet, touching and endearing. A married couple (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne) look into adoption after they decide they want kids. They find a teenager named Lizzy who comes with two younger siblings - Juan, who's 10, and Lita, aged 6. The family work together to make things work. It starts to fall apart when the kids' birth mother turns up.
An oldie Mother's Day pick, but a goodie. 'Mamma Mia!' sees bride-to-be Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) try to figure out which of three bachelors (Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård) is her father. Her mother Donna (Meryl Streep) tries to hold the fort with her girlfriends (Christine Baranski, Julie Walters).
A fairly mediocre movie, to be honest, but one you can't exclude for the day that's in it. As Mother's Day approaches, an array of seemingly unconnected characters all find themselves reconsidering their relationships with their mothers and what motherhood mean to them. Garry Marshall's ensemble comedy stars Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Garner and Timothy Olyphant.