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Top 7 Movies That Celebrate Motherhood

If you are looking for movies to watch with your mom post-Mother’s Day or spend a casual evening together, you should add watching movies to your list. What better film to watch with your mama than ones that celebrate motherhood, show their emotional turmoil, or celebrate motherhood? Worry not, you don’t have to do much research, as we have listed some top movies celebrating motherhood. Just keep tissues handy, as some of these might make you cry.

1. Lady Bird

The bond between a mother and a daughter is unique. They have their highs and lows, but they always stick together. This is what this movie is all about. As senior year ends, Lady Bird is trying her best to navigate through the ups and downs in her relationship with her mom, who has always been there for her, while trying to get into a prestigious college and become famous.

2. Mamma Mia!

As free-spirit mom Donna, Meryl Streep is a delight to watch in this evergreen movie on motherhood. As Donna’s daughter Sophie is getting married, the latter secretly invites three men, her mother’s lovers in the past, hoping that one of them is her father.

3. A Thousand And One

Mothers can go to any extent for their kids’ well-being, and that’s certainly the case in this movie, which shows every shade of motherhood. The film stars Teyana Taylor as an unapologetic and free-spirited Inez who kidnaps her 6-year-old son, Terry, from the foster care system. The mother-son duo then set out to reclaim their sense of home, identity, and stability in New York City.

4. Everything Everywhere All At Once

It’s time for some action! Watch this movie where a mom saves the universe from the bad guys while dealing with her emotions and relationship with her daughter. The film shows a Chinese immigrant unwillingly embroiled in an epic adventure where she must connect different versions of herself in the parallel universe to stop someone from harming the multiverse.

5. Mothers and Daughters

“Mothers and Daughters” beautifully captures the soul of motherhood. Starring Susan Sarandon, Christina Ricci, Sharon Stone, and more, the movie shows a pregnant photographer capturing the bond between several mothers and daughters while relating them to her fractured relationship with her mother.

6. Mother’s Day

Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, and Julia Roberts come together in this movie about motherhood. The lives of several mothers who are dealing with personal issues in their own way intertwine during the week leading to Mother’s Day. If there is one movie you should watch around Mother’s Day, this is it!

7. Philomena

Based on a true story, this movie about motherhood will touch your heart. The film shows BBC journalist Martin Sixsmith reaching out to Philomena Lee to help her in her mission to find her son, who was given up for adoption when she was a teenager and was forced to live in a convent.

Apart from these movies that celebrate motherhood, you can also watch animated movies like “Dumbo,” “Brave,” “Turning Red,” “The Incredibles”. Alternatively, heart-touching films like “Tully,” “’ The Farewell,” “Stepmom,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Imitation of Life,” “Steel Magnolias,” and so on will also be fitting to watch with your mom.

All these movies celebrate motherhood in some way or the other. So, fix a date, select a film, watch some of them (or all) with your mama, and let us know her favorite movie in the comment section below.

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