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8 Movies to watch with your mom this Mother’s Day

If you’re planning a quiet night in with your mom this Mother’s Day, watching a fun movie is a great way to spend the evening. We share a few of our favourites so you can find the right film to suit your mood.

Movies to watch with mom on Mother's Day

The Devil Wears Prada

If you’ve ever struggled to make it into a career you love or tried to make a new job work, you know just how important the support of your mom is. And this fun, fashion-filled movie is the perfect, entertaining way to say thank you for her years of always being there.

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Pitch Perfect

From TV shows to movies, musicals have made their way into the mainstream over the past few years. If you and your mom get a kick out of this fun genre, you’ll love watching Pitch Perfect this Mother’s Day. Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and a host of talented singers, actors and performers make up this hilarious musical cast. You’re in for a good time with this one!


The Sound of Music

If you’re in the mood for an old family favourite, The Sound of Music can’t be beat. You can see Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in their prime, sing along to all your favourite tunes and relive the times you watched this classic film together all those years ago.


Little Women

This film, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, tells the story of four sisters growing up around the time of the American Civil War. It’s a heartfelt coming-of-age story that will have you laughing, crying and flashing back to your own journey into adulthood. Don’t forget to thank your mom for her help in getting you to where you are now.



This might not be the perkiest movie to watch on Mother’s Day, but it will certainly make you appreciate the bond you have as mother and daughter. It tells the sometimes sad, sometimes funny and always heartfelt story of a mother who tries to cope with her recent divorce and the new woman in her ex-husband’s life. It serves as a reminder that family life isn’t always easy and having the special mother-daughter bond you do is something to be grateful for each and every day.



No matter your age, this Academy Award-winning animated film is sure to please. Its positive, upbeat message about how you can overcome any obstacle so long as you believe in yourself and follow your heart will have you hugging and thanking your mom for her years of support before the night is through.

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Panic Room

If you and your mom prefer suspense thrillers to romantic comedies, Panic Room might be the way to go. It might not have the cheery tone of the other films on this list, but its story of a mother who will do anything to keep her daughter safe when their home is broken into is an intense way to keep with the Mother’s Day theme.


Sex and the City

Sex and the City might not have been the type of movie you would have been eager to watch with your mom when you were younger, but now that you’re both adults, watching all the antics Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte get up to can be a lot of fun. Plus, checking out all their cool and quirky fashion choices isn’t a bad way to spend an evening either.

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Photos courtesy of 20th Century Fox via Getty Images (The Sound of Music), 20th Century Fox via (The Devil Wears Prada), New Line Cinema (Sex and the City), Pixar via (Brave)

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