It’s Mother’s Day so if you’re a good son/daughter, you’re at home with your mammy right now.
And since you’re readying yourself for a day/night in with Mom, we thought we’d give you a few recommendations for movies currently on Netflix the two of you (and especially she) can enjoy.
This female-led comedy starring the likes of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne is a laugh-out-loud romp which is still great craic and feel-good stuff no matter how many times you’ve seen it.
This movie comes from the director of Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. It earned Jennifer Lawrence her fourth Academy Award nomination. The biopic tells the real-life tale of the woman who invented the Miracle Mop, giving an uplifting and entertaining account of her story.
Julie & Julia
This delightful flick stars the ever-talented Meryl Streep and Amy Adams in the titular roles. We see how real-life figure Julia Child (Streep) got her start in the cooking profession while Julie Pwoers (Adams) decides to reinvigorate her life by cooking all the recipes in Child’s renowned cook book.
La La Land
The colourful and vibrant La La Land swept up six awards at the Oscars last year and with good reason. With its gorgeous music, cinematography, costumes and production design, as well as a moving story and performances, it’s well worth seeing again. If you’ve never seen it, it’s unmissable.
This 40 minute-long documentary is perfect if you’re looking for an inspirational girl power movie. It tells the true story of Deepika Kumari, a young woman who was born into poverty in rural India and fought her way to become the number one archer in the world in the space of four years.
Mamma Mia! is also available on Netflix so if you want to sing Abba to your heart’s content and/or mentally escape to a Greek island setting, it’s the perfect movie choice. Plus it’s worth watching or re-watching Mamma Mia! ahead of its sequel, which is coming out this summer.
If you absolutely must…
In spite of starring the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts, Mother’s Day is not a very good movie. Still, you might want to watch it for the day that’s in it – plus it is Garry Marshall’s (renowned for Pretty Woman, The Princess Diaries, Happy Days, and Mork & Mindy) last movie.