7 Best Mother's Day Movies
Mother's Day is this weekend and I think it is the perfect time to curl up with a cup of tea at the end of a day after being spoiled by our families. Sometimes I am in the mood for Mom stories that inspire me with strong female characters that I look up to and sometimes I want some great laughs about moms antics. Whether you enjoy laughing or crying over great mom movies, Movies Anywhere enables all mom to watch their favorite mom movies from virtually anywhere using a smartphone, computer, tablet or television.
Here are my TOP 7 movies to watch for Mother's Day
Three under-appreciated and tired moms decide to stop trying so hard to be perfect parents. The result? Freedom that leads to trouble, unlikely friendships, and a better understanding of what motherhood is really about.
In 1960s Mississippi, Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen (Viola Davis), the housekeeper of Skeeter's best friend, will talk at first. But as the pair continue the collaboration, more women decide to come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say.
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
Meryl Streep stars as a mother-of-the-bride who's put in quite the predicament when her daughter invites three men from her past to the ceremony. Although her daughter's intentions were strictly to meet her real father, the surprising reunion results in some dramatic confrontation. Watch if you love a mother-daughter sing along.
A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise in a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy's inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell co-star as two of the sisters' teammates.
MONA LISA SMILE
Katherine Watson (Julia Roberts) is a recent UCLA graduate hired to teach art history at the prestigious all-female Wellesley College, in 1953. Determined to confront the outdated mores of society and the institution that embraces them, Katherine inspires her traditional students including Betty (Kirsten Dunst) and Joan (Julia Stiles) to challenge the lives they are expected to lead.