Films for the Perfect Mother’s Day

There's no better day to kick back and relax with mom than on Mother's Day coming up this Sunday on May 13. Visit mom prepared with a gift and all the best flicks to celebrate her special day.

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A mother's path is not all a bed of roses. "Lady Bird" shows the bitter side of motherhood, especially when a daughter's ambitions and a mother's realities run parallel to each other.
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What do you do when you're 16 and pregnant? "Juno" tries to answer the age-old question with a quirky coming-of-age story on pregnancy, marriage and motherhood - just not in that order.
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A24
"Room" is a tale of maternal struggle, protection and sacrifice that will have every mother reaching for a tissue and their children seeing their family in a new light.
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20th Century Fox
"How come, Chief Willoughby?" A mother's angry and heartbroken search for the answers to the rape and murder of her daughter is not a conventional flick pick for Mother's Day, but it's a masterful reminder of the lengths a mother will go to get resolution for her family.
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STX Entertainment
Even mom deserves a little fun. "Bad Moms" is a fun flick for modern mothers who wants to grab some time (and respect) back from a hectic, overworked lifestyle.
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Universal Pictures
Meryl Streep? Check. ABBA soundtrack? Check. Meryl Streep singing "Dancing Queen?" Bingo. The 2008 musical romantic comedy film, adapted from the 1999 West End/2001 Broadway musical of the same name, hit the big screen and introduced audiences to a brand new side of the multiple Oscar winner.
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20th Century Fox
You'll never listen to Rick James' "Super Freak" again without thinking of Abigail Breslin and family taking over the stage of that creepy child beauty pageant.
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Winona Ryder, Cher, and a very young Christina Ricci depict a family led by an unconventional mother raising two daughters in 1963.
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Hollywood Pictures
The "Joy Luck Club" tells the compelling story of not one, but four mother-daughter pairs, lending drama to a heartwarming tale of immigration and adaptation to a new country.
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Lionsgate
A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee, with a little help from her coach, played by Laurence Fishburne, and mom, played by Angela Bassett.
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Disney/Pixar
The story of Merida, a red headed princess who lives in a castle in Scotland with her mother, an elegant Queen trying to teach her to be a true princess.
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Focus Features
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.
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A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment.
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20th Century Fox
Matriarch Mama Joe has held her family together for 40 years around Sunday dinner. When she's hospitalized tensions among her three daughters start to break the family apart.
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Alcon Entertainment
A heartwarming flick based on the true story of Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy, who take in homeless teenager Michael Oher.
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Think being a mom is hard? Try being a stepmom. Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon star in this family drama about a terminally ill woman's struggle with her ex-husband's new fiancée.
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Tristar Pictures
A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship.
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The film covers 30 years of the relationship between Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter Emma (Debra Winger).
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Envoy Pictures
A mother (Kathleen Turner) takes a little too much at heart for the defense of her family. And the body count quickly begins to climb.
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