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Mother's Day Movies

Mother's Day is May 9! Check out this list of movies featuring strong moms.

Furlough

When an inmate is granted one weekend out of prison to see her dying mother, a rookie correction officer struggles to keep her under control

Ben is back

Ben Burns, a drug-addicted teenager, shows up unexpectedly to visit his family on Christmas Eve. His wary mother welcomes him, but after finding out he's still in danger, she must to do everything she can to help her family

Working woman

Orna is the mother of three children whose husband is struggling to open a restaurant. To help support her family, Orna lands a job with a former army superior who is now a successful real estate developer. While Orna tries to balance work and her home life, she experiences escalating sexual harassment from her boss. A pattern of predatory behavior ultimately brings her career and marital relationship to the brink

Before you know it

A pair of sisters find out that the mother they thought was dead is alive and starring on a soap opera. The film centers on a dysfunctional and codependent family who is struggling to maintain the family business, a small community theatre in New York City

A dot.com mom

When a simple middle-class Indian mother from a small town sees her son go to the United States and become successful, she takes the trip and finds it hard to adjust

Daughter of mine

It is the story of a young girl torn between two mothers, a story of imperfect motherhood and inextricable bonds, struggling with overwhelming feelings and dealing with wounds. She, ten-year-old Vittoria has a close relationship with her loving mother, Tina, but their life is upset when the young girl discovers that local party girl Angelica is her birth mother. When Angelica is forced to move away because of financial troubles, she asks to become acquainted with Vittoria

Madre

Ten years have gone by since Elena's six-year-old son disappeared. The last thing she heard from him was a phone call he gave her, saying that he was lost on a beach in France and couldn't find his father. Now Elena lives on the same beach and manages a restaurant. She is finally beginning to emerge from this tragic episode when she meets a French teenager who strongly reminds her of her lost son. The two will embark on a relationship which will sow chaos and distrust

All about my mother

"This Oscar-winning melodrama, one of Pedro Almodóvar's most beloved films, provides a dizzying, moving exploration of the meaning of motherhood. In an instant, nurse Manuela (Cecilia Roth) loses the teenage son she raised on her own. Grief-stricken, she sets out to search for the boy's long-lost father in Barcelona, where she reawakens into a new maternal role, as the head of a surrogate family that includes a pregnant, HIV-positive nun (Penélope Cruz); an illustrious star of the stage (Marisa Paredes); and a transgender sex worker (Antonia San Juan). Beautifully performed and bursting with cinematic references, All About My Mother is a vibrant tribute to female fortitude, a one-of-a-kind family portrait, and a work of boundless compassion"--Container

Mother and child

Three women's lives share a common core. They have all been profoundly affected by adoption. At age fourteen, Karen placed a baby for adoption, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth grew up as an adopted child. Even though she is a bright and ambitious lawyer, she is a flinty loner in her personal life. Lucy and her husband are just embarking on the adoption odyssey, hoping for the opportunity to become parents. Special features: deleted scenes, and more

Dating my mother

Explores the intimate and sometimes tumultuous relationship between a single mother and her gay son as they navigate the dizzying world of online dating

Steel magnolias

Steel Magnolias is an American comedy-drama television film directed by Kenny Leon that premiered at Lifetime Network on October 7, 2012. It is the remake of 1989 film of the same name. The new film stars an all-African American cast

Thelma & Louise

Thelma and Louise are accidental outlaws on a desperate flight across the Southwest after a tragic incident at a roadside bar. With a determined detective on their trail, a sweet-talking hitchhiker in their path, and a string of crimes in their wake, their journey alternates between hilarious, high-speed thrill ride and empowering personal odyssey ... even as the law closes in

Wonder .

Based on the New York best seller, this tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time

Roma

With his eighth and most personal film, Alfonso Cuaron recreated the early 1970s Mexico City of his childhood, narrating a tumultuous period in the life of a middle-class family through the experiences of Cleo, the indigenous domestic worker who keeps the household running. Charged with the care of four small children abandoned by their father, Cleo tends to the family even as her own life is shaken by personal and political upheavals

Brave

Princess Merida, an archer and self-reliant young woman, makes a decision which defies custom and brings chaos to her kingdom. To restore her kingdom, she must rely on her bravery and archery skills. Bonus features include animated shorts and audio commentary

Steel magnolias

A young diabetic's decision to have a baby may cost her life. This choice leaves her own mother torn between love and anger, while her loyal friends support her and try to deal with their own feelings

Mr. Mom

Michael Keaton plays a harried househusband and Teri Garr a rising business executive who encounter one problem after another

I don't know how she does it

A comedy centered on the life of Kate Reddy, a finance executive who is the breadwinner for her husband and two kids. When Kate gets handed a major new account that will require frequent trips to New York, Richard also wins the new job he's been hoping for and both will be spreading themselves even thinner. Complicating matters is Kate's charming new business associate Jack Abelhammer, who begins to prove an unexpected source of temptation

Moms' night out

All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation, a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation, and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours - what could go wrong?

Lion

At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia

The parent trap

An updated version of the 1961 Disney classic about separated identical twins. Hallie and Annie meet accidentally at camp and decide to reunite their divorced parents. Bonus features: a gag reel, the making of the movie, visual effects, and commentary

Akeelah and the bee

Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She is a smart girl, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah decides to participate in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from Dr. Larabee, an English professor, for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of. First Akeelah have to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers

The guilt trip

The plan for a quick stop at Mom's takes a turn when an impulse compels Andy to invite his mother, Joyce, on a three-thousand mile cross-country journey. But the further they go, the closer they get, and Andy realizes that they have more in common than he ever imagined

Terms of endearment

A comedy-drama about the evolving 30+ year relationship between a mother and daughter

Mother's Day

This celebration of mothers everywhere invites all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother's Day

Lady Bird

The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year

Bad moms

When three overworked and under appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self indulgence

Mamma mia! : the movie. 2-DVD 10th anniversary edition

After reading her mother's diary, Sophie discovers she has three possible fathers, so she secretly invites them all to her wedding at her mother's hotel on a Greek island

Because I said so

Daphne Wilder is a mother whose love knows no bounds or boundaries. She is the proud mom of three daughters. There is the stable psychologist Maggie, the sexy and irreverent Mae and the insecure, adorable Milly - who, when it comes to men, is like psychotic flypaper. In order to prevent her youngest child from making the same mistakes she did, Daphne decides to set Milly up with the perfect man. Milly does not know that her mom placed an ad in the online personals to find him. Daphne continues to do the wrong thing for the right reasons - all in the name of love. The girls help Daphne finally discover the truths and impossibilities of motherly love

Room

After five-year old Jack and his Mom escape from the enclosed environment that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a miraculous discovery: the outside world

The kids are all right

Nic and Jules are in a long-term, committed, loving, but by no means perfect relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. They have two teenaged children, Joni, who is Nic's biological child, and Laser, who is Jules' biological child. A big-hearted, sexy, and uproariously funny movie that combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth

Freaky Friday

A mother and her daughter are always fighting and screaming at each other. Each thinks that the other has it so easy. Then, thanks to a magical fortune cookie, they switch personalities and bodies and discover each other's problems and complications. And they end up gaining a little respect for each other's point of view. But they need to be changed back by Saturday, because the mother is getting married!

Stepmom

Anna and Ben, the two children of Jackie and Luke, have to cope with the fact that their parents divorced and that there is a new woman in their father's life: Isabel, a successful photographer. She does her best to treat the kids in a way that makes them still feel at home when being with their dad, but also loves her work and does not plan to give it up. But Jackie, a full-time-mother, regards Isabel's efforts as offensively insufficient. She can't understand that work can be important to her as well as the kids. The conflict between them is deepened by the sudden diagnosis of cancer, which might may be deadly for Jackie. They all have to learn a little in order to grow together

Monster-in-law . 1-dvd edition

Battles ensue after a newly engaged woman meets her future mother-in-law, who is determined to break up the couple

The perfect man

As a teenager, Holly Hamilton is tired of moving every time her single mom, Jean, has another personal meltdown involving second-rate guys. To distract her mother from her latest bad choice, Holly conceives the perfect plan for the perfect man. Holly creates an imaginary secret admirer who will romance Jean and boost her shaky self-esteem through e-mails. When the virtual relationship takes off, Holly finds herself having to produce the suitor, she decides to borrow her friend's charming and handsome Uncle Ben as the face behind the e-mails, notes and gifts. Holly must resort to increasingly desperate measures to keep the ruse alive and protect her mom's newfound happiness

Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Like mother, like daughter. Neither a hard-as-nails New York playwright nor her flaky Louisiana mother will take the necessary steps to mend their long-time rift. No, this is a job for the Sisterhood, sworn life-long friends who stage an outlandish "intervention" to bring daughter and mother back together again

Mothers and daughters

Photographer Rigby Gray captures uplifting stories of motherhood, inspiring a decision even she wouldn't expect
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