Movies to Watch with Mom

Whether it's mother’s day or not, the best way to squeeze in some quality time with your mom is through heartwarming movies. Don’t forget to grab some snacks and tissues! 



Pixar's classic “Brave” retells the story of a young and rebellious Merida, and her mother Queen Elinor. Throughout the movie, they both bicker often and can never seem to reach an understanding between them. One day, Merida meets a witch whilst out on her adventures, granting Merida an ill-fated wish of changing her mother. 


The movie carries an uplifting message to mothers and daughters everywhere to be willing to communicate and listen to one another without judgment, or resentment. It teaches women of all ages to be forgiving, understanding, and compassionate. 

Little Women

Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the classic novel “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott was nothing short of spectacular. Little Women tells the stories of the four March sisters; Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth, as they journey into womanhood. The movie highlights the ups and downs of being a woman, and though it is set in the 19th century, it is still relatable to the problems women face to this day. 


Freaky Friday


Disney classic starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis, Freaky Friday is a movie to watch and laugh alongside your mother. 

A mixture of comedy and heartwarming love, Freaky Friday tells us the story of Tess and her daughter, Anna, who don’t get along. Things then take a turn when suddenly, they switch bodies and start living their lives as one another. 

While it may sound “freaky”, this movie teaches us about the importance of family and appreciating one another. Freaky Friday shows us even though you and your mother might not see eye to eye, mothers always have their daughter’s best interests at heart. 

Joy Luck Club 


Based on a novel by Amy Tan, Joy Luck Club contains sixteen interwoven stories about conflicts between Chinese immigrant mothers and their American-raised daughters. The mothers all have high hopes and expectations for their daughters; whereas their daughters are riddled with anxieties, feelings of inadequacy, and failures. 

Throughout the movie, mothers and daughters start to form a bond with one another by understanding their actions and eventually overcoming their differences. Joy Luck Club is a heartwarming tear-jerker - it reminds us to appreciate what mothers have gone through in raising their daughters. 




Mother and daughter relationships can sometimes be complex, especially during our youth. Greta Gerwig’s film “Ladybird” describes that dynamic just perfectly. 

Christine “Ladybird” McPherson is a high school senior in Sacramento, and she can’t wait to leave. Her strong passion for leaving Sacramento has her applying for universities on the East Coast - which her mother disapproves of. 

Throughout the film, Ladybird and her mother argue to no end; they just can’t seem to find a common ground between them. Ladybird shows us that beauty can be found in the present, and in your family.