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10 Best Movies Available On Netflix To Watch With Your Mom For Mother's Day

Best Netflix Movies To Watch On Mother's Day
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Sunday funday!

Our moms deserve a TON of credit. They do so much for us, which is why it is important that we take the time to show them our appreciation.

The biggest day of the year to celebrate our moms is Mother’s Day – though we really should show them the love all year round.

Mother’s Day is their holiday. This day is for mom and mom only. The holiday falls on a Sunday every year during the month of May. Many people celebrate by showering their mom with gifts and treating them to something special to do together.

Whether it’s breakfast in bed, a spa day, or a nice dinner, there are many great ways to spend time with our moms and show them how much they mean to us.


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If you’ve already found that perfect gift for Mother’s Day, then you're already ahead of the game. You may have found it easy to come up with a great gift for mom but are struggling with what to actually do together for the day.

Because life is busy, odds are that your mom will simply enjoy your company and the chance to spend some cherished time together.

If you live close enough, streaming a movie on Netflix together can be a great way to spend the holiday with your mom.

As we all know, actually deciding on a movie to watch can be rather difficult, especially with the hundreds of choices Netflix has to offer. Maybe you are looking for a good drama with a theme about motherhood or a hilarious comedy to share in some laughs together.


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The great thing about Netflix is that there are SO many options available, including some nice choices for movies to watch on Mother’s Day.

Scroll down to see some fun films currently on Netflix during the month of May that you can watch with your mom this Mother’s Day to make it extra special.  


1. Bridget Jones's Baby


​Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 77%

Bridget Jones is the hilariously relatable British gal we all adore. The character is played by Renee Zellweger. This third installment in the series finds our leading lady pregnant, but she does not know who the father is.

It might be Mark Darcy, Bridget's love interest from the first two films, or a handsome new American man played by Patrick Dempsey. Instead of just being about finding love, it also focuses on motherhood and the idea of becoming a new mom, making it a great option to watch this Mother's Day


2. Rogue One


​Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85%

If your mom is a Star Wars fan, Rogue One is a perfect choice for a Mother's Day Netflix movie session. Much like in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, the main lead in this film a strong female role model. Felicity Jones plays Jyn Erso, who joins the rebel alliance against the Empire. The film's plot is about the events directly leading up to the beginning of the first Star Wars film, A New Hope


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3. Mothers and Daughters


​Rotten Tomatoes Rating: (no score yet)

If an independent drama is more your taste for a Mother's Day flick, you two can watch the film Mothers and Daughters. The film has an impressive cast including: Sharon Stone, Christina Ricci, Courteney Cox, Roselyn Sanchez, Mira Sorvino, and even real-life mother-daughter duo Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri.

The film is all about the relationships between several mothers and their children. Perfect Mother's Day movie choice!


4. Breakfast at Tiffany's


​Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 88%

If your mom is a fan of the classics, this iconic film starring Audrey Hepburn makes for a great option to watch together. This romantic comedy from 1961 stars Audrey Hepburn as New York City socialite Holly Golightly.

If your mom is a bit older, she'll likely appreciate a fun throwback, and if she's an Audrey fan in particular, she will enjoy having you experience one of Audrey's most-famous movies. You may also get the song "Moon River" stuck in your head for a while afterward too. 


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5. King Kong


​Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 84%

There's also fantastic modern versions of classic films to enjoy together as well. This take on King Kong is from 2005 and was directed by Peter Jackson, so the effects are absolutely incredible. It stars Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody, and Jack Black in the lead roles.

This version on the famous film is really well-done and has something for everyone: romance, action, adventure, and drama. It definitely tugs at your heart strings just as much as it gets your heart racing. 


6. 13 Going on 30


​Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 64%

You can't go wrong with a fun romantic comedy. This adorable movie stars Jennifer Garner, and it is a female-centered counterpart to the classic 80s film Big. Jennifer Garner plays a frustrated, awkward 13-year-old girl who makes a wish to be 30-years-old - or as she calls it "thirty, flirty, and thriving". Her wish comes true, and that's when the grown-up adventures begin.

It's a sweet film that is befitting for Mother's Day, because odds are your mom already thinks you are growing up way too fast.

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7. Life is Beautiful


​Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 80%

This is actually an Italian film, but don't worry, subtitles are available. It won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film at the Academy Awards in 1999, and actor Roberto Benigni won that same year for Lead Actor for his work in this film, not to mention he also directed it.

The film is very unique in that it almost plays like two different films at the same time: a joyful fable and a serious drama. Roberto plays Guido, an Italian-Jewish man, who is sent to a concentration camp along with his young son during WWII. In order to prevent his son from realizing the horror they are in, he pretends that they are part of a game.

Prior to that we also see Guido fall in love during the escalating tensions happening in Italy at that time. 


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8. Fun Mom Dinner


​Rotten Tomatoes Rating: (no score yet)

This 2017 comedy stars Molly Shannon, Toni Collette, and Bridget Everett. It's about a group of moms whose kids are in the same pre-school class. The antics begin when these women decide to get together for a fun dinner.

If you're in need of a comedy about motherhood to watch together, this is a fun option that is currently on Netflix. 


9. Beauty and the Beast


​Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 70%

This live-action remake of the classic 1991 Disney animated film stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast. It has some new, creative additions for this version but remains true to the beloved original.

This film is a wonderful choice to watch together, because if your mom enjoyed the original Beauty and Beast, then she will appreciate this fun, live-action version. 


10. V for Vendetta


Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 73%

Another movie with a strong female lead is V for Vendetta. It's a political action-thriller set in Great Britain after a third World War in which the British government has become a fascist dictatorship.

The film stars Natalie Portman as Evey, a young woman who joins the revolutionist masked-man only known as V in his plot to abolish the new fascist government. It is a well-made and interesting movie, and it is another option to watch with mom if she prefers something with more action and twists to it.

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Jill Zwarensteyn is a writer and Michigan native. When she's not writing, Jill enjoys Zumba class, travel, and referencing classic Seinfeld episodes.


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