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Top movies to watch with mom this Mother's Day

by mfarrell

April 15, 2013

Celebrate your Mom this Mother's Day with brunch and a beautiful bouquet of her favorite flowers. What better way for Mom to relax after brunch than with a good movie? Watching a movie at home with the family lets Mom keep enjoying her special day and her gorgeous bouquet of Mother's Day flowers. Aah, I can almost smell them now…roses, lilies, stock … beats popcorn any day!

Rent your mom's favorite movie from Blockbuster, Netflix, or Redbox or stream via Tivo. Here are some of our favorite flicks (be warned, some are tear-jerkers!) and the actresses who star as Mom:

  • "Mildred Pierce," 1945, Joan Crawford
  • "I Remember Mama," 1948, Irene Dunne
  • "Imitation of Life," 1959, Lana Turner
  • "Alice Doesn’t Live Here Any More," 1975, Ellen Burstyn
  • "Terms of Endearment," 1983, Shirley MacLaine
  • "Mr. Mom," 1983, Michael Keaton
  • "Mask," 1985, Cher
  • "Baby Boom," 1987, Diane Keaton
  • "Steel Magnolias," 1989, Sally Field
  • "Parenthood," 1989, Mary Steenburgen, Diane Wiest
  • "Stella," 1990, Bette Midler
  • "The Joy Luck Club," 1993, Tsai Chin, Kieu Chinh, France Nuyen, Lisa Lu
  • "Mrs. Doubtfire," 1993, Robin Williams
  • "Serial Mom," 1994, Kathleen Turner
  • "Little Women," 1994, Susan Sarandon
  • "Mother," 1996, Debbie Reynolds
  • "Secrets and Lies," 1996, Brenda Blethyn
  • "Hope Floats," 1998, Sandra Bullock
  • "One True Thing," 1998, Meryl Streep
  • "Step Mom," 1998, Susan Sarandon, Julia Roberts
  • "Anywhere But Here," 1999, Susan Sarandon
  • "Chocolat," 2000, Juliette Binoche
  • "Erin Brockovich," 2000, Julia Roberts
  • "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." 2002, Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Ellyn Burstyn
  • "Freaky Friday," 2003, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsey Lohan
  • "Mamma Mia!," 2008, Meryl Streep
  • "The Blind Side," 2009, Sandra Bullock
  • "The Kids are Alright," 2010, Annette Bening, Julianne Moore
  • "Guilt Trip," 2012, Barbra Striesand

What is your favorite mom movie or TV show? Write in the comments below to let us know.

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