Mother's Day means different things to different people - for some, it's a day to celebrate, for others, maybe not. But for us it's an opportunity to re-watch some of our favorite films that feature great story arcs about moms and motherhood.
These movies tend to find a balance between heart-warming, comedic and moving, even when they're as purposefully silly as Tina Fey's "Baby Mama," which earned a spot in our honorable mentions. Why? It stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Need we say more?
Below you'll find five other movies we'd recommend viewing with mom, or just on your own, and as always, tell us your personal top five in the comments!
1. "Steel Magnolias" (1989) - "The funniest movie ever to make you cry" that can still bring out the waterworks, more than two decades after its release.
2. "Crooklyn" (1994) - A heartbreaking turn of events makes this Spike Lee joint, starring Alfre Woodard, all the more poignant.
3. "Forrest Gump" (1994) - Many films hone in on the relationship between a mother and her daughter, but Tom Hanks' award-winning turn alongside Sally Field is a great example of a relationship between mother and son.
4. "Anywhere But Here" (1999) - Susan Sarandon and a young Natalie Portman star in this "story of a mother who knows best, and a daughter who knows better."
5. "Freaky Friday" (1976) - No offense to the Jamie Lee Curtis/Lindsay Lohan revival in 2003, but we've always been partial to the '70s version starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster.
"Baby Mama" (2008) - This doesn't fit into the typical Hollywood movie about becoming a mom, and that's also the reason why we love it.
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I LOVE the original "Freaky Friday"! I watched it with my daughter recently (this was actually my first Mother's Day, and it fell on my birthday!)and I even love the theme song! Sometimes I think we would appreciate each other if we walked in each other's shoes for a while.
Another movie I love is "Stella" with Bette Midler- tearjerker at the end..
For kicks and giggles-"Heartbreakers" with Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
"Mermaids" with Cher and Winona
Instead of "Anywhere But Here" I'd go w/"Tumbleweeds." It got a lot less press but it's a beautiful movie w/wonderful performances.
Goin for the heartstrings eh!
Mr Mom with Michael Keaton
Hahaha 'throw mama from the train' and 'pregnant vixens'...too funny.
My pick for best Mother's Day movie is "The Grapes of Wrath."
While there are many great themes in it- Ma keeping the family together through true hard times, and her speech to Pa about the difference between women and men says it all.
The color purple
The ultimate Mother's Day movie is "Imitation of Life" starring Lana Turner and Sandra Dee. This classic tear jerker will have you celebrating your Mom everyday.
Happy Mother's Day To You All ! Have a wonderful time, a lots0of fun, and enjoy yourself. Take care and "smile".
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how about the blindside? sandra bullock took big mike in as one of her own, not a true child of hers but it shows the true nature of a mother
what about hpme of our own. She may have been terrible at times, cut she's a single mother raising several children alone!!!!
how the person who dislikes crooklyn is the real racist. Heartbreaken family film. You are an idiot go back your internet porn loser!
That poster might be racist, but it isnt possible that they are more racist than Spike Lee. He blames white people for everything. When his movies bomb it is always the white mans fault.
Mature Black Mamas, 1-4
Throw Mama from a train
How about the movie "Mother's Day" or "Terminator 2: Judgement Day"!!
How about "Terms of Endearment"?
Crooklyn? Really? A terrible movie made by an ignorant racist. Is that really a good mothersday choice?
I would add Mommie Dearest to the list, if for no other reason than for kids to see how good they have i.
Best and strongest mom ever (IMHO): Roddy McDowells mom in "How Green Was My Valley"
Best Mothers Day movie of all time...Psycho!
I knew someone was going to beat me to it!
I agree wholeheartedly about "Stepmom."
How about Guess Who's Coming for Dinner, Cheaper By the Dozen, Life with Father, A Raisin in the Sun. All have good strong mothers at the helm.
I'm surprised Step Mom didn't make the list. That was a sweet story
I like the movie, "Step-mom". (Some of them are as special as a "real" mom)
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