Is your mother not fond of going out? Then these must-watch movies on Netflix that are perfect for a Mother's Day Movie Marathon with your mom.
*Disclaimer: The movies listed in the blog are available on Netflix on a temporary basis.
Star Casts: Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Mimi Kennedy
This Hindi movie on Netflix is one of the last works of the famous actor who passed away lately. Yes, we are talking about Sridevi who made played a moms character in this movie and reinforced the strength that a mom carries on her shoulders. A movie that every Indian woman was able to connect with. That speaks for the rape victim and how her mother vows to seek revenge against the culprits.
IMDb Ranking: 7.2/10
"Motherhood is about accepting the limitations of time and energy which stretch beyond you, even though sometimes it feels they can consume you. Search for and hold on to your own true self."
Shot in Manhattan, Motherhood depicts the hardships of a mother of two trying to pull of her six years old daughter's birthday event. The movie highlights how things go out of her hand one by one from her car getting towed, bike getting punctured and misspelled name on the cake enrages her furiousness. Her day to day chores includes blogging, entering an online contest "Motherhood" and dealing with her invalid elderly neighbor and a dog - Imagine hosting a party while dealing with all these chores. A must-watch for women who deal with challenging tasks each day!
RUNTIME: 1 hr 25 minutes
IMDB Rating: 4.6/10
3. Mothers And Daughters
"Mothers come in all shapes and sizes, sometimes there for just a moment and sometimes they remain for a lifetime,"
A single pregnant photographer covers interwoven stories of challenging ups and downs of mother-daughter relationships. The movie reflects the idea of what it is to be a mom in today's world being faced with several hardships of coping up with her family and staying content with oneself. Mothers and Daughters portrayed an insightful movie about the challenges of motherhood.
RUNTIME: 1 hr 31 minutes
IMDB Rating: 4.9/10
4. Little Women
Amy: We'll all grow up one day, Meg. We might as well know what we want.
Little Women portrays the hardships of four sisters and their mother during Civil War era in America. They battle with the upcoming troubles in the family after their father leaves to join the conflict. This American drama film is based on a novel "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott. It's an autobiographical account of her(Louisa May Alcott) life with her three sisters.
RUNTIME: 1 hr 58 minutes
IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
5. Fun Mom Dinner
"Oh, I am fiercely loyal and protective. I will kill anyone that messes with my family, my friends, my loved ones.”
Enjoy a fun time watching this American comedy movie about a "harmless" dinner planned by four moms tired of their usual chores. Their "Fun Mom Dinner" is more about meeting someplace other than their common ground - their kid's preschool class. The whole dinner plan turns into an unforgettable night making them realize they have more in common than just motherhood and men.
RUNTIME: 1 hr 22 minutes
IMDB Rating: 5/10
6. The Intern
"So we were always told we could be anything, do anything. And I think guys got, maybe not left behind, but not quite as nurtured, you know? I mean, like, we were the generation of "you go, girl."We had Oprah. And I wonder sometimes how guys fit in, you know? They still seem to be trying to figure it out. They're still dressing like little boys. They're still playing video games. Well, they've gotten great."
An inspiring story of Jules Ostin - a dynamic workaholic trying to balance her work and family on the edge yet facing every challenge with confidence. She sets a perfect example by overcoming patriarch notions being an epitome of a well-driven tireless modern woman. On the other hand, the movies depict the life of Ben, a 70-year-old widower challenges the whole notion of being way more active and inspiring for his age. It's a powerful movie motivating the life of many women - definitely a MUST-WATCH!
RUNTIME: 2 hours 1 minute
IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
7. Breakfast At Tiffany's
"Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot."
You just cannot miss out on this Oscar-winning movie which took away several words and nominations. Breakfast At Tiffany's is a movie about a young New York socialite who falls in love with a young man who recently moved into her building. Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American lighthearted comedy movie coordinated by Blake Edwards and composed by George Axelrod, in view of Truman Capote's novella of a similar name.
RUNTIME: 1 hr 55 minutes
IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
"You're like the maid of dishonor."
Bridesmaids - centers around the lead - Annie who goes through a series of misfortunes after being asked to be a bridesmaid of her best friend. The movie depicts the struggles of Annie who is facing several personal and business issues in life as she tries to juggle around both and fails miserably. For now, her only source of happiness is the fact that her best friend is getting married which makes her content and happy at heart. But, of course, the movie has a comical side more like adventures of a maid of honor.
RUNTIME: 2 hours 4 minutes
IMDB Rating: 7.9/10