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Mother Daughter Movies to Celebrate Mother's Day
Moms and daughters will enjoy watching these mother daughter movies together.
Are you looking for something to do with Mom to celebrate Mother's Day? Why not spend this Mother's Day watching some great mother daughter relationship movies.
Vegging out, sitting in front of the big screen and spending the day with Mom, is a great way to show Mom you cherish your own mother daughter relationship.
Below find my list of mother daughter movies. These movies will make you laugh. cry and think about the importance of the mother daughter bond.
Disney Pixar Brave (2012) - Mother Daughter Movie
Are you excited to see the new film Brave. It centers around a female protagonist Merida. Through the film Merida's relationship with her Mother, Queen Elinor, will be tested and examined. This clip from Disney Pixar showcases the mother daughter relationship perfectly. Enjoy!
Top 5 Mother Daughter Movies
Contents at a Glance
These Mother Daughter Films are not in any particular order. I just organized them utilizing a numerical system.
Stars: Sally Field, Alfred Molina and Sheila Rosenthal, Director: Brian Gilbert, Genre: Drama, Thriller, Runtime: 116 minutes
Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao and Kieu Chinh, Director: Wayne Wang, Rated: R, Genre: Drama, Runtime: 139 minutes
Stars:Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger and Jack Nicholson, Director: James L. Brooks, Rated N/A, Genre: Drama, Runtime: 132 minutes
Stars: Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore, Director: Michael Lehmann, Rated: PG13, Genre: Comedy/ Romance, Run Time: 102 minutes
Stars :Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster and John Astin, Director: Gary Nelson, My Rating: G, Genre: Comedy, Runtime 95 minutes
Not Without My Daughter
Not Without My Daughter is based on the true life story of Betty Mahmoody. Betty married "Moody" an Iranian Doctor, had one daughter, and lived in America until her husband wanted to take a visit to see his family in Iran. After stepping foot in Iran Betty's life changed dramatically. Her husband became brutal and mean, her freedom was taken away from her, and she could not leave the country. This film tells the story of her struggle to get back home to America with her daughter.
While this movie has a cautionary tale about knowing who you getting involved with, it is also a testimony of a mother's love for her daughter. Because her daughter was in both parents custody it was much harder for Betty to get her daughter out of Iran. Betty never stopped until she found a way out of Iran, and a way to save her daughter from growing up as a second class citizen.
Nicole: If you marry an Iranian man, you automatically become an Iranian citizen. The laws regarding women are very strict. You cannot travel anywhere without written permission. You have no rights to the children. They go to the man in a divorce. I'm sorry, but you will have to go back to your husband.
Quote from "Not Without My Daughter"
Trailer Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club explores the relationship of four American born Chinese woman and their mothers who were born in Feudal China. Through the aid of flashback we are taken on a journey of love and life. Through the stories told the children understand themselves and their mothers' better.
This movie explores cross cultural and cross generational issues seamlessly. You can not help but be wrapped up in the characters, and their struggles. The Joy Luck Club deals with the mother daughter relationship fantastically and utilizes themes of love, acceptance and the struggle to fit in to tell these woman stories.
Rose: I like being tragic, Ma. I learned it from you.
Quote from "The Joy Luck Club"
Popcorn Recipes for Mother's Day Movie Fest
Try these tasty recipes on Mother's Day
Popcorn is always a favorite snack to munch on while watching movies. Why not try out some new popcorn recipes while watching your favorite mother daughter movies curled up in front of the television. Popcorn-recipes.net has recipes of many different popcorn flavors to make you salivate. They have recipes for Apple Cinnamon Popcorn, Almond Honey Popcorn and many more.
Terms of Endearment tells the story of Aurora (MacClaine), the over protective mom, and Emma (Winger), her underapreciated daughter. It tells the story of these two women as they struggle with life, love and even death.
Winger, MacClaine and Nicholson deliver amazing performances in Terms of Endearment. These performers bring the characters to life with amazing realism. This movie will make you laugh, comisserate, and even cry; especially towards the tragic end of one of the main characters.
Movie trailer for Terms of Endearment
Aurora Greenway: Why should I be happy about being a grandmother?
Flap Horton: Does this mean you won't be knitting the baby any booties?
Quote from "Terms of Endearment"
Daphne Wilder (Keaton), the mother of three daughters, seeks to save her youngest daughter Milly (Mandy Moore) from making the same mistakes she did with love. The overbearing Mom places an ad in the paper, unbeknownest to Milly, to find Milly a suitable boyfriend. When Daphne's plan goes awry Milly must discover who she when faced with two different love interests, and Daphne must learn the meaning of boundaries.
Because I Said So is a fun, at times painful, look at the mother daughter relationship. Keaton and Moore are perfectly cast as the neurotic mother daughter duo. Together this Mom and daughter must find themselves to make their mother daughter bond stronger.
Movie Trailer for Because I Said So
Mae: You're not a helicopter, mom. Quit hovering.
Quote from "Because I Said So"
Freaky Friday is about a mother and daughter who each believe each other's lives would be better, if not easier than their own. When something unusal happens the two switch bodies and get to see whether or not the grass is greener on the other side.
I chose this version of Freaky Friday because I find the acting in the 1976 version stronger and the story more compelling than the current Lohan version; however, the current version may play better to a younger audience familiar with Lohan.
Movie Trailer for Freaky Friday
Ellen: That child hasn't got a clue about my life, not a single clue.
Quote from "Freaky Friday"
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Sources utilized on this Mother Daughter Movies Lens
Rocketmoms Graphics made by mysticmama
Internet Movie Database