Simply in case you want a reminder, Mom’s Day is on Sunday, Might 10. Whether or not or not you’ll be capable to see your mother in particular person this yr, you may nonetheless deal with her to a traditional film day because of providers like Netflix Party and Metastream.
Beneath, we’ve rounded up some choices for films to observe with each type of mother this weekend, whether or not she’s a rom-com junkie or a horror aficionado. All of them function loving, sophisticated maternal relationships, from Jamie Lee Curtis estranged from Judy Greer in 2018’s Halloween sequel to Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis swapping our bodies in Freaky Friday. It’s lots of Jamie Lee Curtis, is what we’re saying.
Ali Wong: Laborious Knock Spouse
Each of comic Ali Wong’s Netflix stand-up specials, which she performs whereas seven-months pregnant, are completely hilarious. However for our functions her second particular, Laborious Knock Spouse, has extra jokes about motherhood. Be warned: Wong’s comedy is raunchy. In case your mother isn’t cool with intercourse speak or f-bombs, go for the rom-com she wrote with co-star Randall Park, All the time Be My Possibly.
Ali Wong: Laborious Knock Spouse is streaming on Netflix.
Bend It Like Beckham
Jess Bhamra (Parminder Nagra) juggles her love of soccer (soccer, to us Individuals) with the expectations of her conservative household within the hit 2002 comedy. When Jess joins a soccer league with the assistance of her buddy Juliet (Keira Knightley), she shortly establishes herself as a star participant, however has to cover her success from her mother and father. Directed by Gurinder Chada (Bride and Prejudice, Blinded by the Gentle) Bend it Like Beckham explores sophisticated household dynamics in a unusual and heartwarming story. You and also you mother might be singing alongside to “Hot Hot Hot” all day.
Bend it Like Beckham is streaming on Hulu.
Loopy Wealthy Asians
Primarily based on Kevin Kwan’s novel of the identical title, Loopy Wealthy Asians stars Constance Wu as Rachel, an NYU professor who’s dropped into Singapore excessive society when her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) brings her house to a household marriage ceremony. Whereas the majority of Loopy Wealthy Asians offers with Rachel’s conflicts inside Nick’s household, particularly along with his intimidating mom, Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh,) the scenes between Rachel and her mother Kerry (Tan Kheng Hua) are among the movie’s sweetest moments.
The unique 1976 Freaky Friday starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster, the 2003 remake with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan, and the 2018 Disney Channel Authentic Film are streaming on Disney Plus. Relying on when your mother grew up, she may desire the 1967 model, however in my thoughts there’s simply no topping Jamie Lee. She and Lohan have unbelievable chemistry as mom and daughter who magically change locations, and her impression of a sullen teen trapped in her mother’s physique is simply pleasant.
Freaky Friday is streaming on Disney Plus.
The long-lasting documentary a few reclusive mom and daughter, Massive Edie and Little Edie, dwelling on a dilapidated property in East Hampton, New York, is traditional Mom’s Day viewing. It’s fascinating to enter the world that the 2 eccentric girls created for themselves at Gray Gardens, particularly when Little Edie is waxing poetic about what she desires out of life or Massive Edie is singing “Tea for Two.”
Gray Gardens is streaming on Criterion Channel.
In case your mother is a horror fan, the 2018 sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween, additionally titled Halloween, is lots of enjoyable. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode, whose obsession with Michael Myers places a pressure on her relationship together with her daughter (Judy Greer) and granddaughter (Andi Matichak). It’s an empowering tackle the slasher style, with Judy Greer delivering one of many single biggest line readings of all time with a easy, “Gotcha.” (Simply look forward to it.)
Greta Gerwig’s coming-of-age movie stars Saoirse Ronan as a inventive highschool scholar, Christine, who rechristens herself Woman Fowl (Saoirse Ronan) a lot to the chagrin of her sensible mother, Marion (Laurie Metcalf). Their contentious relationship will really feel acquainted to those that had been notably angsty teenagers. For those who watch along with your mother, by the tip you’ll seemingly each be in tears and/or apologizing for all of the imply stuff you stated to one another again then.
Woman Fowl is streaming on Amazon Prime.
Mamma Mia! Right here We Go Once more
Both of the pleasant movies within the Mamma Mia! franchise are good mother films, however Mamma Mia! Right here We Go Once more has Cher singing “Fernando,” which pushes it over the sting for our suggestion.
My Massive Fats Greek Wedding ceremony
One other candy rom-com a few tight-knit immigrant household, My Massive Fats Greek Wedding ceremony is predicated on the semi-autobiographical one lady present by author and star Nia Vardalos. For those who’re trying to watch one thing breezy and enjoyable, that is the film to select. The stakes are very low, John Corbett is cute, and Tom Hanks produced it. What’s to not love?
My Massive Fats Greek Wedding ceremony is obtainable on Hulu.
Troop Beverly Hills
Troop Beverly Hills ranks up there with Legally Blonde and The Home Bunny with regards to films about female, “ditzy” girls who overcome lowered expectations and underestimation to realize greatness. Shelly Lengthy stars as Phyllis, a rich socialite who takes over because the chief of her daughter’s woman scout troop with a purpose to protect their relationship within the midst of a contentious divorce. (The daughter, Hannah, is performed by a really younger Jenny Lewis) It’s a foolish and candy film, with very ’80s hair and costumes that can look acquainted to many mothers.
Troop Beverly Hills is streaming on Tubi.
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