Feel-Good Movies to Watch With Mum on Mother’s Day

Mamma Mia

Mother’s Day may look a little different for most of us this year due to strict social distancing measures, however, that doesn’t mean that we need to stop celebrating the strong, fierce and incredible women that we get to call “mum” — whether that’s your mum, or aunts, sisters, wives, grandmothers, or any woman in your life who happens to be a mum!

Whether you’re in the same household or separated by distance, celebrating in your own special way may mean a Zoom call, sending some flowers or a meal, or even using some of your new skills to craft a special gift.

However, there is another thing you can do together and that is, of course, watching a feel-good film together. Even if it means over a phone call.

Here are our picks of iconic movie mums we’ve known and loved on the big screen!

Mother’s Day

Official Synopsis: This film follows the lives of different mothers on Mother’s Day. Sandy is happily divorced until she learns that her ex-husband eloped with a much younger woman. Sisters Jesse and Gabi get an unexpected surprise from their mother, who is not happy to find out Gabi is a lesbian and Jesse is married to a man of Indian descent and Miranda has no children and is focusing on her career until someone turns up at her door claiming to be her child. Kristin is enjoying life as a new mother but feels pressure from her boyfriend to get married and Bradley is trying hard to be the best parent for his two girls since their mum passed away the year before, trying to pretend that Mother’s Day doesn’t exist.

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Sarah Chalke, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis.

Mamma Mia! 

Official Synopsis: On the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi, 20-year-old bride-to-be Sophie Sheridan reveals to her bridesmaids, Ali and Lisa, that she has secretly invited three men to her wedding without telling her mother, Donna. They are the men that her mother’s diary reveals having sex with during a 25-day period coincident with Sophie‘s conception. She hopes that her father will walk her down the aisle at her big day, and believes that after she spends time with them she will know which is her father. And the best bit? The musical soundtrack is all Abba.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Dominic Cooper.

The Sound of Music

Official Synopsis: A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the seven children of a Naval officer widower.

Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charmain Carr, Heather Menzies, Nicholas Hammond, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner and Kym Karath.

Bad Moms

Official Synopsis: When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun and comedic self-indulgence.

Starring: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith.

The Incredibles 2

Official Synopsis: The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.

Starring: Holly Hunter, Craig T Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson, Sophia Bush, Brad Bird.

Little Women

Official Synopsis: Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet.


Official Synopsis: Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramírez, Dianne Lad.

Lady Bird

Official Synopsis: In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts.

The Blind Side

Official Synopsis: The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Lily Collins, Kim Dickens and Jae Head.

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