Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 14 this year. On this special day in the U.S., we take time to honor mothers and motherhood. If your Mom is a movie buff, then she’s sure to love this list of movies to watch for the occasion.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
When it comes to special days like Mother’s Day, great gift ideas can be hard to come by. Do you take her to brunch or prepare a special meal at home? Do you buy her roses or chocolate, or jewelry? But some mothers like to keep things simple and aren’t fussy about gifts. And if they usually have their hands full, they’ll probably just want a nice break.
We can’t think of a better way to help Mom relax and enjoy her special day than to help her escape with an entertaining movie or two.
Mother’s Day Movies
God’s Compass is a heartwarming movie about a widow who finds her true calling when she takes in a troubled teenager. As she helps Eli turn his life around, Suzanne (Karen Abercrombie) also finds healing and hope for her own family. Watch it on Prime Video
The Joy Luck Club
This beautiful film, based on a book, tells the story of four Chinese-American mothers and their daughters. It explores the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, and the importance of family and tradition. Watch it on Paramount Plus or Prime Video
Terms of Endearment
This classic film tells the story of the relationship between Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine) and Emma Horton (Debra Winger), a mother and daughter who are very different but love each other very much. The award-winning film was inspired by this book. Watch it on HBO Max or Prime Video
This movie is about two orphaned sisters who are taken in by a childless couple, one of them a teacher. The sisters have been living on their own since their mother died, and they are struggling to make ends meet. When they are discovered by their new teacher, she is moved by their story and decides to take them in. Watch it on Prime Video
This heartwarming film tells the story of the friendship between six women in a small town. It’s a funny, touching, and inspiring film about the power of female friendship. Watch it on Fubo or Prime Video
Waiting to Exhale
This film tells the story of four friends, Bernadine (Angela Bassett), Gloria (Loretta Devine), Robin (Lela Rochon), and Savannah (Whitney Houston), who are all trying to find love and happiness. The film is a celebration of sisterhood and the power of friendship. This movie is also based on a book. Watch it on Prime Video
For the Love of Ruth
For the Love of Ruth is about Naomi Marachond (Loretta Devine), a God-fearing matriarch who takes Ruth Summerling (Denise Boutte). Naomi takes Ruth under her wing and introduces her to her family and faith. This take on the biblical story of Ruth and Naomi is sure to be inspiring. Watch it on Philo or Fubo or Tubi
Fried Green Tomatoes
This is a heartwarming movie about the friendship between two women, one young and one old, who find strength and support in each other. Watch it on Prime Video