Just in case you want a reminder, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 10. Whether or not you’ll have the ability to see your mother in individual this yr, you may nonetheless deal with her to a traditional film day because of companies like Netflix Party and Metastream.
Below, we’ve rounded up some choices for films to observe with each type of mother this weekend, whether or not she’s a rom-com junkie or a horror aficionado. They all function loving, sophisticated maternal relationships, from Jamie Lee Curtis estranged from Judy Greer in 2018’s Halloween sequel to Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis swapping our bodies in Freaky Friday. It’s a number of Jamie Lee Curtis, is what we’re saying.
Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife
Both of comic Ali Wong’s Netflix stand-up specials, which she performs whereas seven-months pregnant, are completely hilarious. But for our functions her second particular, Hard Knock Wife, has extra jokes about motherhood. Be warned: Wong’s comedy is raunchy. If your mother isn’t cool with intercourse discuss or f-bombs, go for the rom-com she wrote with co-star Randall Park, Always Be My Maybe.
Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife is streaming on Netflix.
Bend It Like Beckham
Jess Bhamra (Parminder Nagra) juggles her love of soccer (soccer, to us Americans) with the expectations of her conservative household within the hit 2002 comedy. When Jess joins a soccer league with the assistance of her buddy Juliet (Keira Knightley), she rapidly establishes herself as a star participant, however has to cover her success from her dad and mom. Directed by Gurinder Chada (Bride and Prejudice, Blinded by the Light) Bend it Like Beckham explores sophisticated household dynamics in a unusual and heartwarming story. You and also you mother will probably be singing alongside to “Hot Hot Hot” all day.
Bend it Like Beckham is streaming on Hulu.
Crazy Rich Asians
Based on Kevin Kwan’s novel of the identical identify, Crazy Rich Asians stars Constance Wu as Rachel, an NYU professor who’s dropped into Singapore excessive society when her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) brings her residence to a household wedding ceremony. While the majority of Crazy Rich Asians offers with Rachel’s conflicts inside Nick’s household, particularly along with his intimidating mom, Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh,) the scenes between Rachel and her mother Kerry (Tan Kheng Hua) are among the movie’s sweetest moments.
The unique 1976 Freaky Friday starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster, the 2003 remake with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan, and the 2018 Disney Channel Original Movie are streaming on Disney Plus. Depending on when your mother grew up, she would possibly favor the 1967 model, however in my thoughts there’s simply no topping Jamie Lee. She and Lohan have unbelievable chemistry as mom and daughter who magically swap locations, and her impression of a sullen teen trapped in her mother’s physique is simply pleasant.
Freaky Friday is streaming on Disney Plus.
The iconic documentary a few reclusive mom and daughter, Big Edie and Little Edie, dwelling on a dilapidated property in East Hampton, New York, is traditional Mother’s Day viewing. It’s fascinating to enter the world that the 2 eccentric ladies created for themselves at Grey Gardens, particularly when Little Edie is waxing poetic about what she needs out of life or Big Edie is singing “Tea for Two.”
Grey Gardens is streaming on Criterion Channel.
If your mother is a horror fan, the 2018 sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween, additionally titled Halloween, is a number of enjoyable. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode, whose obsession with Michael Myers places a pressure on her relationship together with her daughter (Judy Greer) and granddaughter (Andi Matichak). It’s an empowering tackle the slasher style, with Judy Greer delivering one of many single best line readings of all time with a easy, “Gotcha.” (Just look ahead to it.)
Greta Gerwig’s coming-of-age movie stars Saoirse Ronan as a inventive highschool pupil, Christine, who rechristens herself Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan) a lot to the chagrin of her sensible mother, Marion (Laurie Metcalf). Their contentious relationship will really feel acquainted to those that have been notably angsty teenagers. If you watch together with your mother, by the tip you’ll doubtless each be in tears and/or apologizing for all of the imply stuff you stated to one another again then.
Lady Bird is streaming on Amazon Prime.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Either of the pleasant movies within the Mamma Mia! franchise are good mother films, however Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again has Cher singing “Fernando,” which pushes it over the sting for our advice.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Another candy rom-com a few tight-knit immigrant household, My Big Fat Greek Wedding relies on the semi-autobiographical one lady present by author and star Nia Vardalos. If you’re trying to watch one thing breezy and enjoyable, that is the film to choose. The stakes are very low, John Corbett is lovely, and Tom Hanks produced it. What’s to not love?
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is offered on Hulu.
Troop Beverly Hills
Troop Beverly Hills ranks up there with Legally Blonde and The House Bunny with regards to films about female, “ditzy” ladies who overcome lowered expectations and underestimation to attain greatness. Shelly Long stars as Phyllis, a rich socialite who takes over because the chief of her daughter’s woman scout troop with a purpose to protect their relationship within the midst of a contentious divorce. (The daughter, Hannah, is performed by a really younger Jenny Lewis) It’s a foolish and candy film, with very ’80s hair and costumes that may look acquainted to many mothers.
Troop Beverly Hills is streaming on Tubi.
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