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32+ Best Movies To Watch On Mother’s Day

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It’s so disheartening to see the conditions getting worse day by day due to rising cases of Covid-19. Since Mother’s Day is near and we definitely don’t want to harm the safety of our family members by organizing any grand outing, thanks to the world of cinema for being the last-minute savior.

Although we can’t go out on a vacation or organize some Mother’s Day theme party in a fancy restaurant, one thing we can plan for free and all at the comfort of our homes is a movie bash! Yes, you read that right. And for that, we are already prepared with the list of best movies to watch on Mother’s Day. Not one, not two, not five but a whole package of movies to take you on a movie marathon with your family.

Throughout the pandemic, our mothers were the constant caretakers for the whole family. Whether it was preparing a variety of new recipes for the family or helping us with the studies. Their selflessness can’t be paid off in a single day. So we have a long list of the best movies to watch on Mother’s Day that will last for many days to make your Mother’s Day celebration extra sweet and joyous. Some of these best movies are Room, Mama Mia!, This is 40, Bad Moms, Little Women, The Parent Trap, Kids Are All Right, and many others.

Many people love to watch action-thrillers, while many others may find peace watching a Rom-Com or simply family-drama movies. We have kept all your interests in mind and on that basis, we came up with this list of best movies to watch on Mother’s Day of all genres.

32+ Best Movies To Watch On Mother’s Day

Let’s end your wait here and show you the list of Best Movies To Watch On Mother’s Day. Pick any one according to your Mom’s loved genre and watch it together with your family members.

Mother’s Day

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Mother’s Day
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Starring Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Britt Robertson, Shay Mitchell, and Jason Sudeikis, this is an American Rom-Com Family drama movie that you can enjoy with your mothers. This movie is directed by Garry Marshall and was released on April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles and on April 29, 2016, in the United States.

The running time of this movie is 118 minutes. This movie did a box office collection of $48.4 million for a set budget of $25 million. It shows the story of two mismatched couples and is full of drama and romance. In Short, it’s one of the best movies to watch on Mother’s Day

Room

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Room
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A mother can go to any extreme to protect her children. This movie is a pure depiction of a mother’s love and bravery to rescue her child. The movie stars Brie Larson as the young mother who is under restraint for seven long years and gives birth to a son (Jacob Tremblay) in captivity. Lenny Abrahamson is the director of this drama movie.

It’s based on the novel “Room”, written by Emma Donoghue. This movie was released on October 16, 2015, in the United States and October 23, 2015, in Canada. The running time of this movie is 118 minutes. It made a box office collection of $36.3 million for a set budget of $13 million. A perfect film to watch on mother’s Day. 

Mama Mia! 

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Mama Mia!
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Let your mother laugh to the fullest by watching this amazing romantic comedy movie, Mama Mia! Phyllida Lloyd is the director of this movie. The film is based on the novel of the identical name written by Catherine Johnson. The story plot of the movie follows a wedding setup where a 20-year-old girl is about to get married. She lives with her mother and has never seen her father.

She invites three guys to her wedding(about whom she read in her mother’s diary), one of whom might be her dad. This movie was released on July 18, 2008, in the United States. It did a heavy box office collection of $615.7 million for a set budget of $52 million. 

Bad Moms

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Bad Moms
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This is an American comedy movie starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and many others. This movie is about few moms who take a break from their stressful lives and go out to enjoy and have fun with random guys.

This movie was released on July 29, 2016, in the United States. The running time of the movie is 101 minutes. This movie made a box office collection of $183 million for a set budget of $20 million. This is one of the best movies to watch on Mother’s Day.

The Blind Side

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; The Blind Side
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If your mom loves sports drama, then this is one of the best movies to watch on Mother’s Day. It’s an American biography is full of drama and sports. John Lee Hancock is the director of the movie. The movie stars Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, and many others.

It was released on November 20, 2009. The running time of this movie is 126 minutes. It made a box office collection of $309.2 million for a set budget of $29 million.

Lion

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Lion
Source: The Guardian

This is an Australian drama movie based on a biography “A long way home” written by Saroo Brierley. Garth Davis is the director of this movie. It was released on November 25, 2016, in the United States.

This is a story about a lost boy who got separated from his family and found his family after 25 years. This movie is highly praised by critics and fans. It made a box office collection of $140.3 million for a set budget of $12 million. This is one of the best movies to watch on Mother’s Day.

Erin Brockovich

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Erin Brockovich
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This is a well-known American legal drama movie based on the biography of Erin Brockovich. This is the story of the groundwater contamination incident. Steven Soderbergh is the director of the movie. This movie was released on March 17, 2000, with a running time of 130 minutes.

It made a box office collection of $256.3 million for a set budget of $52 million. It’s a complete family movie that you can joyfully watch with your parents.

Brave

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Brave
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If you were looking for some anime movie then try this one. Brave is an American animated fantasy movie. It was released on June 22, 2012, in the United States. Its running time is 93 minutes. Mark Andrews and Brenda Sarafian are the directors of this movie.

This movie bagged a huge box office collection of $540.4 million for a set budget of $185 million. This movie is about an age-old custom set by Princess of DunBroch, Merida, under which no one can get engaged in a relationship.

This is 40

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; This is 40
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Ready for some chucklesome? This is an American Comedy movie based on the novel “Characters” written by Judd Apatow. He is also the writer of this movie. This movie is about a married couple dealing with stressful relationship chemistry.

This film is full of comic scenes that will never leave you bored and is also one of the best movies to watch on Mother’s Day. It was released on December 21, 2012, and made a box office collection of $88.1 million for a set budget of $35 million.

The Parent Trap

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; The Parent Trap
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Isn’t the title of this movie so kinky and interesting at the same time? This is an American drama Rom-Com movie based on “Lottie and Lisa” written by Erich Kastner. This movie is about a separated couple who gave birth to two twin daughters.

After many years of separation, they finally move back together after attending a summer camp. Nancy Meyers is the director of the movie. It was released on July 29, 1998. It made a box office collection of $92.1 million for a set budget of $15 million.

Otherhood

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Otherhood
Source: Variety

This one is my favorite! It’s a comedy-drama movie based on Whatever Makes You Happy written by William Sutcliffe. Cindy Chupack is the director of this movie. This is the story about three suburban mothers who show up unannounced to their sons’ homes in New York City.

You can watch it on Netflix. It was released on August 2, 2019. The run time of this movie is 100 minutes. This is one of the best movies to watch on Mother’s Day.

The Kids Are All Right

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; The Kids Are All Right
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The title sounds perfect as it relates to the everyday concerns of our parents. This is a comedy-drama movie. Lisa Cholodenko is the director of this movie. It was released on January 25, 2010. This is the first movie that shows a couple of same-sex raising two children.

The film got good reviews from its critics. It did a box office collection of $34.7 million for a set budget of $4 million. This is one of the best movies to watch on Mother’s Day.

Cheaper by the Dozen

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Cheaper by the Dozen
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This is a family comedy-drama movie. Shawn Levy is the director of the movie. This film was released on December 25, 2003, in the United States. The total running time of the movie is 99 minutes. It made a box office collection of $190.2 million for a set budget of $40 million.

This movie is based on the real-life story of semi-autobiography of the Gilbreth family written by Frank Bunker Gibreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.

Freaky Friday

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Give your weekends a perfect start by watching this fantasy-comedy movie. Mark Waters is the director of the movie. It’s based on the novel for the same name written by Mary Rodgers.

It’s a comedy movie that shows a mother and daughter pair(Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan) who mysteriously switched their bodies after eating magical fortune cookies from china. It was released on August 6, 2003. The movie made a box office collection of $160.8 million for a set budget of $26 million.

Aliens

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Aliens
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If you love Sci-Fi action kind of a movie then a movie, watch this one. James Cameron is the director of this movie. This movie is based on “characters”, written by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett. It was released on July 18th,1986 in UK and United States.

It made a box office collection of $183 million for a set budget of $18.5 million. This movie shows the story from the far future when Ellen Ripley, the Lieutenant of a ship is the only person left after the aliens attacked the ship.

Thirteen

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Thirteen
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Thirteen is an American teen drama movie. Catherine Hardwicke is the director of the movie. This movie shows the elements of abuse, crime, and sex. It’s the story of a teenager who gets into substance abuse and other illegal activities.

This is one of the best movies to watch on mother’s day as it will give awareness to parents that how misleading in their child’s life can make him do wrong. This movie was released on August 22, 2003, and made a box office collection of $10.1 million for a set budget of $1 million.

Little Women

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Little Women
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This is an American coming-of-age drama movie. Greta Gerwig is the director of the movie. It’s based on the novel of the same name written by Louisa May Alcott. This is the story about March sisters Beth, Jo, Amy, and Meg from Massachusetts.

This movie got so much acclaim from the audiences and won many awards too. It crossed a total of $218.8 million at the box office for a set budget of $40 million. This makes it one of the best movies to watch on Mother’s Day.

A Bad Moms Christmas

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; A Bad Moms Christmas
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This is an excellent movie to watch with your mothers and have a wonderful time laughing together. Scott Moore and Jon Lucas are the directors of the movie” A Bad Moms Christmas”. This movie is the sequel to “Bad Moms”.

This is a Christmas comedy movie that shows the story of three mothers who have to deal with their own mothers as they pay a visit to them on Christmas. It was released on November 1, 2017, in the United States. It made a box office collection of $130.6 million for a set budget of $28 million.

The Big Sick

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; The Big Sick
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It’s a romantic comedy movie from America. Michael Showalter is the director of the movie. This movie was released on June 23, 2017, in the United States. This is a cute love story full of comedy punches where the couple has to deal with the cultural differences followed by their families.

It made a box office collection of  $56 million worldwide for a set budget of $5 million. The running time of this movie is 120 minutes.

Julie & Julia

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Julie & Julia
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This is one of the best movies to watch on Mother’s Day. This is an American drama movie and a biographical comedy based on “My Life in France” written by Julia Child and Alex Prudhomme and “Julie and Julia” written by Julie Powell.

This is the story of a chef named Julia Child who aims to prepare all 524 recipes from a Child’s cookbook in just one year. It was released on August 7, 2009, and made a box office collection of $129.5 million for a set budget of $40 million.

The Sound of Music

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; The Sound of Music
Source: The Guardian

A musical drama film can be a perfect choice to watch on Mother’s Day. Robert Wise is the director and the producer of this movie. It’s based on the story of the identical name written by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.

This is a sweet musical journey that shows the story of a family healed by music. It was released on March 2, 1965, in the United States. It made a box office collection of $286.2 million for a set budget of $8.2 million.

Christopher Robin

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Christopher Robin
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This is an American fantasy drama and comedy movie released on August 3, 2018, in the United States. It made a box office collection of $197.7 million for a set budget of  $70 million. Marc Firster is the director of the movie.

This movie is inspired by the children’s book, “Winnie the Pooh”. This movie is distributed by Walt Disney Studios and Motion Pictures.

Incredibles 2

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Incredibles 2
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This is my favorite superhero animation movie. Brad Bird is the writer and director of this movie. This movie is the sequel to “The Incredibles” released in 2004. Incredibles 2 was released on June 15, 2018, in the United States.

It broke many box office records by making a tremendous collection of $1.243 billion for a set budget of $200 million. The Incredibles try to gain the public’s trust back in the superheroes, facing so many obstacles and meanwhile managing their family balance.

Mom

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If you and your mom love to watch Indian Bollywood movies, then I suggest watching this one for sure. It’s an incredible Hindi crime-thriller movie that shows the story of a mother who leaves no stone unturned to do the investigation and punish the people who sexually assaulted her daughter.

Sridevi, a late legendary actress from Indian cinema played the lead role of the mother and did full justice to this role. This movie was released on 7th July 2017 in India. Ravi Udyawar is the director of this movie. This is probably one of the best movies to watch on Mother’s Day.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; My Big Fat Greek Wedding
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This is a romantic comedy movie that was released on April 19, 2002, in the United States and on August 16, 2002, in Canada. It made a box office collection of $368.7 million for a set budget of $5 million.

Joel Zwick is the director of this movie. This movie is about a love story of people of different financial statuses. This movie got praised by the critics and won many awards too.

Maatr

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Maatr
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Another Indian thriller movie that shows bravery and selfless love of mothers is “Maatr”. This movie is full of pain, bravely, helplessness, political powers, and thrill. This is a story about a family living happily (Raveena Tandon as a mother, Rushad Rana as a husband, and Alisha Khan as a daughter).

The mother and daughter get kidnapped and gang-raped after which the daughter dies and the husband leaves the mother. Watch out how the mother fights alone and takes revenge for this mishappening. This movie was released on 21st April 2017. Ashtar Sayed is the director of this movie.

The First Wives Club

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; The First Wives Club
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This is an American comedy-drama movie based on the novel of the identical name written by Olivia Goldsmith. Hugh Wilson is the director of this movie. It was released on September 20, 1996, in the United States.

It made a box office collection of $181 million for a set budget of $26 million. This is the story of three divorced ladies whose husbands left them for some other younger ladies. They gang up together to take revenge on their husbands.

20th Century Women

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; 20th Century Women
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This is an American comedy-drama movie that was released on December 28, 2016, in the United States. Mike Mills is the director of this movie. This is a family drama that shows a single mom raising her son and then meeting new people who eventually become her family but loses her real son for the sake of making new relationships.

The running time of the movie is 118 minutes. It earned $7.2 million at the box office worldwide.

Troop Beverly Hills

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Troop Beverly Hills
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Another comedy movie on the list of best movies to watch on Mother’s Day is Troop Beverly Hills. This is a comedy movie that was released on March 24, 1989, in the United States. Its running time is 103 minutes. It made a box office earning of $8,508,843.

Jeff Kanew is the director of the movie. It’s a teenage drama movie is full of comedy scenes. The movie shows the story of camping out at Beverly Hills Hotel and a divorced couple who are fighting to prove themselves as the best parents.

Book Club

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Book Club
Source: Variety

Books are our best friends. They mold our lives, give us inspiration, and are perfect productivity partners. Here’s a movie about four women who run their own book club. Once when they read Fifty Shades Of Grey as a set monthly routine of their book club, they started to think differently about their relationships with their partners.

This movie was released on May 18, 2018. It made a box office collection of $104.4 million for a set budget of $14.1 million. Bill Holderman is the director of this movie.

Stepmom

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Stepmom
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This is a drama genre movie from America. Chris Columbus is the director of the movie. It was released on December 25, 1998. This movie made a box office collection of $159.7 million for a set budget of $50 million. This is the story about a woman, Jackie who is divorced and is depressed to know that his husband is getting married soon and her children will have a stepmother now.

Although her children never led the new mother(the stepmother) to get close to them. At the end of the movie, you will see both the women, the original and the stepmother being at peace with each other.

The Guilt Trip

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; The Guilt Trip
Source: Empire

The Guilt Trip is a comedy movie centered around the theme of a road trip. Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen have played the lead roles in this movie. Anne Fletcher is the director of the movie.

It was released on December 19, 2012, in the United States. The running time of this movie is 95 minutes. It made a box office collection of $41.9 million for a set budget of $40 million.

Because I Said So

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Because I Said So
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This is an American Rom-Com movie that was released on February 2, 2007, in the United States. Michael Lehmann is the director of the movie. Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore can be seen in the lead roles.

This is the story of a loving mother of three daughters who is concerned about the marriage of her younger daughter as the other two are married. This movie made a box office collection of $69.5 million for a set budget of $39 million.

Mildred Pierce

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day; Mildred Pierce
Source: The New York Times

This is a crime drama movie that was released on September 28, 1945, in New York. Its running time is 111 minutes. Michael Curtiz is the director of the movie. This movie is based on “Mildred Pierce” written by James M.Cain that was published in 1941.

This movie received a mixed response from the audiences and its critics. This movie was successful at the box office as it made a collection of $80 million worldwide.

It’s Complicated

Best Movies To Watch On Mother's Day It's Complicated
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Last but not least on this list of best movies to watch on Mother’s Day is “It’s Complicated”. This is an American Rom-Com movie that was released on December 25, 2009, in the United States. Nancy Meyers is the director of the movie.

This is a comedy story of a bakery owner, Meryl Streep who is shown as the mother of three children. She starts an affair with her ex-husband after 10 years of being divorced. It made a box office collection of $224.6 million for a set budget of $85 million.

Conclusion

All the above-mentioned movies are the best movies to watch on Mother’s Day. Bake something delicious at home, pick some snacks and soft drinks, and get started with the movie marathon. Watch a new movie every day and get to spend quality time with your family members. I am sure your mom will be so happy to see this cinematic surprise.

You can also plan for a movie night at home. Decorate the room with lights to give it a perfect theatre feel. Until then wishing all the lovely moms a Happy Mother’s Day in advance from the team Deasilex!!

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