Your Mother’s Day might begin with a creative breakfast in bed, or there may even be crafts or flowers involved. My mother and I, however, always celebrate the special occasion by watching movies! That’s why I decided to compile a roundup of my favorite picks, in case you’d like to copy this tradition too. (It’s a good one!)
After making my final selections, I realized they all had more than a few things in common. For starters, the casts! If a movie has Sally Field, Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Bette Midler or Olympia Dukakis, for example, chances are it will qualify for a good movie to watch with your mom.
A lot of movies for Mothers Day also have similar themes. Here are some I noticed in the movies I picked:
• A dying or sick mom
• A maternal figure who sacrifices a LOT
• A plucky single mom
•A mom with big regrets
• A mother and a daughter who just don’t get each other
• Singing and dancing!
Because my mother, Lolly, has seen all of these films with me, I decided to ask her to reflect on each movie and share her thoughts. Did we miss any films that you and your mom love to watch together? Let us know!
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