5 Best Mother’s Day Movies

Mother's Day is the day we honor and celebrate our moms. What better way to celebrate than with a movie marathon? The trick is to find the right kind of movie to watch that'll (hopefully) make you both appreciate each other a little more. In other words, you'll need top-notch flicks with a little bit of everything. So grab a bag of your favorite popcorn, a box of tissues and snuggle up with these old and new mom-friendly movies.  

Terms of EndearmentProbably one of the best mother-daughter movies of all time, this story centers on the relationship between a mother and daughter over 30 years. Keep your tissues handy.

The Joy Luck ClubBy the time you make it to this movie, you may need to re-hydrate because those tears will keep coming. This intergenerational story follows the experiences of four women and their daughters. Based on the bestselling novel The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.

Queen of KatweA newer addition to the roster of mother-daughter movies, this one tells the compelling story of a Ugandan girl who excelled at chess, becoming a champion against all odds. Based on the novel The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers. 

Steel MagnoliasOne of the great ensemble cast movies of the 1980s, this story is sad, funny and serious at the same time, but always makes you glad you watched it (for the umpteenth time). Based on the play Steel Magnolias, in which Robert Harling tells the story of his sister and her battle with diabetes. 

Erin BrockovichThe real-life success of Erin Brockovich makes this movie a perfect addition to your marathon: A rags-to-riches account of a struggling single mom trying to support her children—and make life better for others, too.

Mom's special day is coming up! What do you have planned?

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