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17th Mar 2023

10 brilliant binge-worthy films to watch with your mum this Mother’s Day

Clodagh McKeon

Here’s to a Mother’s Day spent watching movies with mum..

Whatever you decide to do this Mother’s Day, there’ll always be time to sit down and watch a film with your mum.

We’ve compiled ten all-time favourite mother-daughter movies for you so you won’t have to waste any time choosing a movie this Sunday.

1. Mamma Mia!

Starting off with an oldie but an absolute goldie.

Watching Mamma Mia with your mum never gets old and look, you could always turn it into a movie marathon and watch Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again afterwards.

Everyone on planet Earth probably knows the storyline now but watching it one more time won’t hurt.

Both Mamma Mia films can be found on Prime Video and Apple TV.

2. Dumplin’

This Mother’s Day movie stars Jennifer Aniston and Danielle MacDonald and it’s actually super sweet.

A plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen signs up for her mom’s Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant.

Initially, it’s in protest but then she starts to take it seriously.

This is one that will make you appreciate your mum more for sure.

Check out the trailer.

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3. Otherhood.

Otherhood will have you and your mum in stitches laughing and that’s a promise.

It’s about three best friends who are feeling a little forgotten about on Mother’s Day so take a trip to New York to surprise their adult son’s.

It’s brilliantly funny and it’s the perfect chill-out watch for Mother’s Day.

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4. Joy.

Jennifer Lawrence received her four Oscar nomination for her role in this. She leads alongside a star-studded cast including Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper.

As Joy, she’s a divorced mother, trying to support her father, mother, grandmother, ex-husband, and children under one roof while keeping the peace.

She invents a self-wringing mop that she knows has the potential to be big. This is such a heartwarming comedic movie that’s ideal to watch on Mother’s Day.

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5. Instant Family.

Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne star in Instant Family as a married couple who look into adoption after they decide they want kids.

They find a teenager named Lizzy who comes with two younger siblings – Juan, who’s 10 and Lita, aged 6. The family work together to make things work but it starts to fall apart when the kids’ birth mother turns up.

This is hilariously funny and a heart warming movie that you and your mum will love.

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6. Freaky Friday.

Freaky Friday is another classic film that is worthy of a watch on Mother’s Day, especially since Lindsay Lohan announced she’s expecting her first child.

This is such a feel good movie and will give you and your mum a laugh.

Freaky Friday is available to watch on Disney+ or you can buy or rent the movie on YouTube.

7. Mother’s Day

An iconic feel-good movie with an impressive cast including Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Shay Mitchell and Julia Roberts.

The movie follows a group of seemingly-unconnected people in Atlanta as they come to terms with their relationships with their mothers.

It will definitely make you and your mum laugh together and that’s all we want.

Check it out and see if it’s for you.

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8. Stepmom

Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris star in one of the best films ever, Stepmom.

Isabel played by Roberts gets engaged to Luke played by Harris, a divorcee, and tries her best to keep his children happy.

Luke’s ex-wife, Jackie played by Sarandon, loathes Isabel but things change when Jackie gets diagnosed with cancer.

We absolutely adore this movie!

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9. Bad Moms

This movie is the ultimate real-life representation of mom life and it is brilliant.

Staring Mia Kuntis as Amy, who has a seemingly perfect life, a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career.

However she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap.

So, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms and go on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence.

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10. Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers and

Last but not least, we have two gas movies that have to be watched one after another.

Although it’s hard to believe Meet the Parents is almost 23 years old, it’s still a hilariously funny, family-favourite movies that is relatable on every level.

Both films have one of the most impressive casts of all time with Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo and Owen Wilson staring in both movies.

The storyline follows the common difficulties of meeting the in-laws and trying to get the family’s approval for it all to completely backfire and become and absolute nightmare.

The story continues to Meet the Fockers where soon to be married Greg and Pam introduce both family’s ahead of their big day.

These movies are ideal for the entire family to gather, get comfy and watch on Mother’s Day. And if you finish them both, there’s always the third movie, Little Fockers.

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Whatever you do for Mother’s Day this year, at least you won’t be stuck for movies to binge.

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