Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY
Released 8: 44 a.m. ET May 11, 2019| Updated 9: 35 a.m. ET Might 11, 2019
Have you called your mother just recently?
Mom’s Day is May 12, in case you forgot (we’ll offer you a second to order some flowers), and it’s the ideal time to huddle on the sofa with a timeless mother/daughter movie.
It’s one of our preferred categories, and the movies can be heartfelt or heartbreaking, hopeful or tragic, however they’re relatable for anyone who’s ever had a complex relationship with their mother.
We rounded up five films that celebrate the mother/daughter bond that you ought to binge-watch this weekend, whether you are able to see your mother or not.
If you’re a Millennial with a complex mother: Girl Bird
One of the very best movies about the mother/daughter relationship in the last few years, Oscar-nominated Lady Bird might be a little too real for anybody who grew up in the age of Cry Me a River and flip phones. Saoirse Ronan plays the titular teenager lady (she offered the name “Woman Bird” to herself) who has a stuffed relationship with her mother (Laurie Metcalf) throughout her senior year of high school. The visceral, stunning movie is deeply affecting, and nails the complex method mothers and daughters reveal their love.
If you wish to ugly-cry: The Joy Luck Club
Another entry in the classification of “moms and children do not understand each other,” the adjustment of Amy Tan’s classic novel takes a more generational point of view to the cracks in its characters’ relationships. The film centers around 4 Chinese women who immigrated to America and their children, whose perspectives on the world are deeply impacted by being second-generation immigrants.
If you and your mommy have different concepts about your future: Genuine Females Have Curves
This underrated 2002 gem is both a terrific mother/daughter story and America Ferrera’s launching function. Sixteen years later on, the film about a young female who aspires to greater heights than her mother believes she can reach still holds up, with fantastic efficiencies and social concerns that stay appropriate.
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If you want something Pixar: Brave
Even a Disney princess has battles with her mommy. This sweet and heartwarming Pixar tale offers us a various kind of princess and a various sort of adventure. Merida (voiced by Kelly MacDonald) declines to buy into the prescribed function for women in her middle ages Scottish life, clashing with her conventional mother. Some high jinks and a beastly curse assist the set understand each other much better.
If you love Cher: Mermaids
Embed In the 1960 s, this film stars Cher as an eccentric single mother raising her two daughters (young Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci) who have different fathers, while continuing to date and live her life. It’s one of Cher’s best performances and a funnier take on the genre.
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