This Mother’s Day why not treat mum to a movie night? Settle in with one (or all!) of these top 20 Mother’s Day movies.
See it because it's a fun living movie about Mother's Day!
Mamma Mia See it because: For any mum who is a fan of ABBA this film is hard to beat! Set in the Greek Islands and told using hit songs by the popular '70s group, it follows a bride-to-be as she tries to find her real father unbeknownst to her mother.
Mrs Doubtfire See it because: It's a laugh out loud feelgood film that explores the extreme lenghths parents will go to to be with their kids
Forrest Gump See it because: Winner of 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture, the film follows the extraordinary life of Forrest Gump as he searches for his true love
The Blindside See it because: It will restore your faith in humanity. It's an unliftling film based on the true story of a homeless teenage boy who is taken in and cared for by a family and who, through their support, goes to college and becomes an All American football player
See it because: Set in a small, picturesque French village it's a beautiful story about new bginnings, and the healing power of chocloate
Julie & Julia
Julie & Julia See it because: Perfect for foodie mums it's the true stories of two women, Julia Child's starting out in the cooking profession intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book
See it because: When unemployed single mother, Erin Brockovich, becomes a legal assistant she almost single-handedly brings down a major company accused of polluting a city's water supply
Bridget Jones's Diary See it because: It's a lighthearted romantic comedy that's easy to watch and full of laugh out loud moments.
About a Boy
About a Boy See it because: Based on Nick Hornby's best-selling novel, About A Boy is the story of twelve year old Marcus who lives with his chronically depressed, single mother and how he changes the life a cynical, selfish man.
See it because: Set in the 1960s and starring Cher as the kooky matriarch it's a film that celebrates unconventional families
See it because: It's a tearjerker full of witty one liners and features a stellar cast including Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton, Sally Field and Julia Roberts.
See it because: It celebrates the power of a lifelong friendship between two very different women. Plus, your mum has probably already seen it and would love another chance to watch it with you.
The kids are alright
See it because: It's a modern day tale of the intricacies of family relationships. Two children conceived by artificial insemination to a lesbian couple bring their father into their family life.
Grey Gardens See it because: Based on the true story of Edith Bouvier Beale and her middle-aged daughter Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the film documents the eccentric lives of the pair from glamourous beginnings to their reclusive existence in a decaying mansion in East Hampton
Finding Neverland See it because: This whimsical film tells the tale of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family of four children who inspired him to create the classic children's book Peter Pan.
The Sound of Music
See it because: The classic film about a nun who becomes a governess and mother to seven children is full of catchy sing-a-long opportunities
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
See it because: It's a heartwarming story about new beginnings. The lives of seven British retirees intersect when they travel to Jaipur, India to take up residence in what they believe is the newly restored hotel, the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
My sister’s keeper
It's an interesting exploration of the rights of children. Anna Fitzgerald seeks medical emancipation from her parents who rely on her (their youngest child) to help their leukemia-stricken elder daughter Kate remain alive.
The first wives club
It's a lighthearted comedy about three divorced women who seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women
It's a heartwrenching story about the relationship of a terminally-ill mother who has to come to terms with the woman who will be her sons new stepmother