How will you celebrate your mom this Mother’s Day? Flowers are always a win. Jewelry is an extra-special treat. How about a gift of time? Sit down with your mom and talk, and enjoy a movie together. Here are some suggestion for the 5 best movies for Mother’s Day to watch with your mom!
Freaky Friday Whether it’s the original film from 1976 starring Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris, or the remake from 2003 starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis as daughter and mother who change places, this movie offers a hilarious but unique perspective. When mother and daughter wake up one morning after a disagreement, they discover they’re in each other’s bodies. Forced to spend the day as the other person, they learn what their life is like, struggles at work, challenges at school, and come to have a deeper appreciation for the other. Lessons are learned and it’s a lot of laughs.
Moms’ Night Out Patricia Heaton (The Middle) stars in this wholesome and hilarious misadventure that ensues when a group of friends attempt a moms’ night out on the town. The good-hearted film also stars Andrea Logan White, Sean Astin, and Alex Kendrick.
The Blind Side This film was a blockbuster true story about the Tuohy family who meet Michael Oher, a homeless young man with a rough past, and welcome him into their home and eventually, into their family. Sandra Bullock plays a no-nonsense mama bear who will fight for her children, including Michael. The film has lighthearted moments and some tearful ones as well. Bullock and Tim McGraw play husband and wife, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy.
The Sound of Music Julie Andrews stars as Maria, the not-quite nun who came to be governess for the von Trapp children. As she fell in love with the children, she also fell in love with their widower father. Imagine being a stepmother to seven! This is timeless classic film to enjoy.
Wonder Julia Roberts stars as the mother of a fifth grade son with facial differences. Auggie has always been homeschooled but starts public school and faces some big challenges. But the encouragement and love of his mother make all the difference.
Happy Mother’s Day!