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7 Mother’s Day Movies to Stream on Netflix

What’s your plan for Mother’s Day? If you’re looking for something different to do, how about spending some much needed quality time with your mom. Invite her over for lunch and you guys can spend the rest of the day watching these carefully selected array of movies perfect for Mother’s Day. These Mother’s Day Movies has everything from mother-daughter relationship, mother-son relationship, unique family dynamics,  female empowerment, love, regrets and a whole lot more.

7 Mother's Day Movies to Stream on Netflix

7 Mother’s Day Movies to Stream on Netflix

    1. What’s Eating Gilbert GrapeIn a backwater Iowa town, young Gilbert is torn between taking care of his troubled family and a girl who shows him new possibilities for his life. This movies is sad and depressing at time but it gives a new perspective to mother-son relationship.
    2. Mona Lisa SmileIn 1953, the women of Wellesley College are measured by how well they marry — until the arrival of a professor who threatens to upend the status quo. It’s a great movie that deals with social issues like feminism and women’s transition from housewife to working mom. Don’t let the political tune fool you, this movie is inspiring.
    3. Steel MagnoliaIn this bittersweet drama, five tight-knit women congregate at a beauty parlor in a small Louisiana town to laugh, cry and discuss their lives. An excellent movie to watch with your mom because it portrays a unique mother and daughter relationship.
    4. Terms of EndearmentA widow and her daughter support each other through relationships with various men over the years — and deal with heartbreaking tragedy. Get your tissue ready, this movie will make you cry. It’s an emotional and heartwarming movie with a great mother-daughter dynamic.
    5. Silver Linings PlaybookAfter a stint in a mental hospital, Pat moves in with his parents and tries to win back his wife, until he meets a woman who’s as unstable as he is. It’s an emotional movie with a great family dynamic. Lots of colorful characters and the movie did a terrific job showcasing such a complex issue as mental illness.
    6. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterhoodIn this Southern-fried comedy, a group of lifelong female friends go through decades of ups and downs, becoming all the stronger for it. You can feel the love between these women has they shared their stories. Great movie to watch with mom,  it’s funny and emotional but in a good way.
    7. Breakfast at Tiffany’sFortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who moves into her building on a wealthy woman’s dime. To be young, naive and in love.  This is an old classic that never disappoints

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Kira is the founder of award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. Prior to launching The Afropolitan Mom, she was a marketing executive in the technology industry. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two kids. When she's not on carpool duty or scrolling through Insta, she spends time adding items to her shopping cart while binge-watching shows on Netflix!

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Staci

    April 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I don’t know about Terms of Endearment. I’d be all crying, puffy and red-eyed. No one wants to see me like that. LOL!

  2. Elle

    April 25, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    These are always my favorite posts! Now, to get my streaming attire together.

  3. Cindy @MomMaven

    April 28, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Interesting choices. I’ve seen all but one of those movies, none of them are my favorites.

  4. jasmine

    April 28, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    I just rejoined netflix thanks for the recommendations

  5. Sara P. (@SensiblySara)

    April 29, 2015 at 8:57 am

    You have some of my favorites on this list! Mona Lisa Smile and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood are both so good!!

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