What are you doing for Mother’s Day this year? Some people like to take their mom out for a big celebration, but some families like to keep it more low-key. Some moms just want to relax on Mother’s Day with their family. If you’re planning a quiet Mother’s Day, how about watching one of these great movies together?
Terms of Endearment – A great movie featuring a mother and daughter played by Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger.
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot – If you want a comedy, this 1992 film featuring a detective’s mother may not be the best movie ever, but it’s certainly good enough to keep you laughing for an hour.
Erin Brockovich – This film about a single mom (Julia Roberts) blowing the whistle on a California power company won a number of awards when it was released in 2000.
Hairspray – Both the original and more recent movie versions of this musical feature some great singing from Tracey Turnblad and her mother Edna (who is played by a man in both versions).
Mamma Mia! – Another great musical that revolves around the mother and daughter pair of Donna (Meryl Streep) and Sophie (Amanda Seyfried).
Freaky Friday – Another movie with several different remakes, this film features a mom and daughter who switch bodies and then have to deal with each other’s daily routines.
Of course, if your mom has a favorite movie, you might want to watch it with her, even if it doesn’t have anything to do with mothers and daughters. It’s her special day, so let her decide! Just don’t forget to give her a beautiful bouquet of Mother’s Day flowers delivered in Washington DC.