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Mother’s Day 2016: 10 Inspiring Films to Watch Together

Mother's Day 2016

As some would say, Mother’s Day shouldn’t be celebrated in just one day- EVERYDAY should be Mother’s Day. Whether you just want to make her feel special, or just simply want to show how much you love her, spending time with your mother on her special day will go a long way.

Are you looking to spend the whole day with your first lady love? Watching a good movie with her sounds like a great idea! Here are 10 inspiring movies to watch with your mom on Mother’s Day 2016.

1. “Father of the Bride 2” (1995)- The rom-com which stars Steve Martin lets audiences share his joy and frustrations knowing that his wife (Diane Keaton) and daughter (Kimberly Williams) are both expecting.  The movie explores the bond among the three despite a very unusual situation.

2.  “The Blind Side” (2009)- This semi-biographical sports drama film which stars Sandra Bullock, tells the story of NFL star Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron).  The movie focuses on how Leigh Anne Tuohy’s (Bullock) love, trust and confidence in Oher has helped shape his future football career and his overall outlook on life.

3.  “Boyhood” (2014)- Filmed within the course of 12 years, viewers see the joys and pains of growing up from the eyes of Mason (Ellar Coltrane).  What’s most touching about the movie is the fact that audiences somehow become part of Mason’s life as they watch him go through different stages in life with his mom, Olivia, (Patricia Arquette), his dad Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke) and his sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater).

4. “Stepmom” (1998)- Imagine that you’re suffering from a terminal condition, and you have to entrust the care of your kids to your husband’s new lover- that description just scratches the surface of what “Stepmom” has to offer.  The movie stars some of Hollywood’s greats- Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris. This will never fail in the tear department.

5. “Moms Night Out” (2014)- What can happen when a group of moms go out for a night of fun and leave the kids with their husbands? This film will definitely show the ruckus that will ensue when you leave Dad in charge of the house, but it also stresses the importance of having God in control of your family.

6. “Brave” (2012)- When Merida is forced to take a path she doesn’t like, she seeks help from a witch to cast a spell on her mother Queen Elinor. The events that follow are equally funny as it is heart-warming as the two develop a deeper bond.

7. “August Rush” (2007)- Musically gifted Evan (Freddie Highmore) runs away from his orphanage in search for his parents Lyla (Keri Russell) and Louis (Jonathan Rhys Meyers).  Little does he know that his talent will become the instrument that reconnects him with his family.

8. “Flight Plan” (2005)-  For the adrenaline junkies out there, this might be the perfect Mother’s Day flick to watch with your moms.  Kyle Pratt (Jodie Foster) is aboard a 474 bound for New York to bury her husband.  In a shocking turn of events, she wakes up to find her young daughter missing.

9. “Ricki and the Flash” (2015)- The movie centres on the mom of three, Ricki Rendazzo (Meryl Streep), and how she left her family to pursue her dreams of being in a rock ‘n’ roll band.  When one of her sons got engaged, she makes a decision to reconnect with her kids and ex-husband (Kevin Kline) to somehow make-up for the bad choices she made.

10. “Room” (2015)- Watch Brie Larson in her outstanding Academy Award performance of a mom trying to make the most out of life for her son (Jacob Tremblay) while being held captive in a small shed for seven years.  When the two finally get their freedom, what was supposed to be a joyous event slowly turns into anxiety and fear.

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