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Hands up if you and your mum are stuck indoors and you’re unable take her out to lunch or the movies.

Or maybe

you’re not even able to be with mum physically,

based on social distancing.

Or long distancing (i.e. you live far from each other).

If you’re in need of something heartwarming to distract you from the Coronavirus pandemic threats I’ve got you covered.

Turn on your TV’s and streaming devices, cuddle up on the couch with mum and make it Sunday night at the movies courtesy my Mother’s Day Movie guide below.

From drama filled classics like Steel Magnolias

to knee slapping comedy like Bad Moms,

there’s something for every mother-child duo to binge on.

What to Watch This Mother’s Day

Steel Magnolias (1989)

This is a movie I watched quite recently and from the stellar cast to the love Julia Roberts and her mum shared, this ranks at the top of my list.

That being said, the weather forecast just came in…and I’m predicting a flood of tears during this movie.

The Guilt Trip (2012)

Mothers who want a good laugh will enjoy this one. Especially if you are away from mum and you don’t want to be crying via video call like me with steel magnolias. Plus I live for Barbra Streisand who played my other fave, Seth Rogan’s mum.

Freaky Friday (2003)

A classic tale of taking a mile in mum’s shoes and vice versa.


If you want to poke fun at mum/in-law for being a little ‘cray cray’ at your wedding, you’re sorted. Just make sure its a Facetime-Movie date and you’re not watching it with her in person 🙂

Jane Fonda serves an epic performance as she tries to sabotage her son’s wedding by any means possible.

Bad Moms

Here’s an opportunity for you mums to remind yourselves why you matter.

Celebrate the joys and struggles of motherhood, celebrate yourself, your mum and any bad-ass mum you know.

Mamma Mia

Sing your hearts out with mum to the eternal Abba tunes courtesy this movie about a free spirited Mum whose engaged daughter strives to find herself prior her nuptials.

Room (2015)

Will gift you with a newfound sense of appreciation for your mother. And don’t blame me for the upcoming tears because of the unimaginable strength Brie Larson summoned when she and her child are under duress. a

The Otherhood (2019)  These gang of bad-ass mums in their 60’s are the epitome of 60 and Fabulous. It’s a coming of age movie were mums finally get to hear and accept their offspring whilst they are adulting.

The Blindside (2009)

Hot on the heels of Steel Magnolias is the Blind Side.

 The tenacity with which Sandra Bullock fought for her adopted son will result in you crying a river.

Breaking In (2018)

The title phrase says it all…

Hell hath no fury like a mother bear whose cubs are toyed with.

And trust me when I say Gabrielle Union did not come to play sis!

By: Joan K. Vincent-Otiono

See Also: 10 Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Kind of Mum