Mother’s Day is not just about gifts and dinners; it is about spending quality time with your mother and mother figures, showing her just how much she means to you. And for those of us who are a little less expressive, a hearty mother-centric movie might do the trick!
Here are some of the best comedies, dramas and emotionally awakening movies to enjoy with your mothers and mother figures on this Mother’s Day.
A film, by Gauri Shinde, English Vinglish captures the story of every Indian housewife struggling to match pace with modern times. Despite being the perfect bahu, wife and mother, Shashi continues to suffer ridicule from her well-educated husband and daughter, all for her lack of English proficiency. As the movie unfolds, Shashi reclaims her confidence, learning the language and reasserting her value as a mother and wife, even with a fitting monologue about the true meaning of family.
An out-of-control teenager is every mother’s recurring nightmare. A fun family drama, Freaky Friday is the story of an overworked single mother Tess and her teenage daughter Anna. The duo finds it difficult to see eye-to-eye on things, claiming the other to be selfish and uncaring. However, a freaky turn of events causes a switch of bodies, giving the mother-daughter duo a chance to truly understand the struggles of the other.
Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women is all about the understanding relationship between mothers and daughters. The movie reflects Marmee March’s relationship with each of her four daughters during different stages of her life. In her own unique way, Marmee has always been supportive of her daughters, allowing them the freedom to grow and make their own mistakes.
Young 20-year old Sophie is about to be married and is on the hunt for her biological father. Digging up from her mother’s past, she invites three men who may or may not be her real father to her wedding. Albeit the movie is about a daughter’s hunt for her father, it’s also about her relationship with her mother Donna. The movie highlights every struggle that a single mom goes through, from raising a child on her own to working hard to make ends meet and the biggest fear, of them growing up.
Based on a true story about the Beam family, Miracles from Heaven is about ten year old Anna who is diagnosed with a rare, incurable disease. Her mother Christy becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing and does everything she can to save her, including travel far across the country for her treatment. The story is a wonderful portrayal of a mother’s doting love and affection, proof that she will never give up on her child no matter what.
A movie that is all about the special day, Mother’s Day is a story about four mothers from different walks of life, each from a different situation. While one adjusts with a new mother figure for her children, another struggles with her relationship with the boyfriend and father of her child. The story in a slow but steady way portrays the four women who cross paths a week before Mother’s Day, going through the struggles and joys of being a mother.
Family does not end with blood and The Blind Side is a wonderful portrayal of that. The real-life story of Michael Oher, The Blind Side is about a young African-American boy who gets adopted by a Caucasian family. The main premise of the movie is the relationship between Michael Oher and Leigh Anne Tuohy. Tuohy takes Oher into her home, helps him deal with racist prejudice while giving him the education he deserves in order to build his future as an All American NFL player.