Mother’s Day or not, we all love to spend some quality time with the best woman of our life. And what’s the best way to execute this plan? Curl up on your couch, get a bowl of microwaved popcorn, and start watching some movies, which both of you will enjoy. The choices should be such that they match the taste of both you and your mom. The topics can be anything — flicks that celebrate motherhood, emo family dramas, or hilarious comedies. And today, we have compiled some of the best movies on Netflix that you can watch with your mom, while chilling with her this Mother’s Day. We have covered a variety of themes in our list, but there’s one thread that binds them all together — the presence of a strong woman character, who shall remind you of your mommy as she is now or when she was younger. So, here’s the list of really good Mother’s Day movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
15. Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat (2008)
‘Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat’ (meaning ‘The Only Mother To You All’ in English) is a Filipino comedy film, which arrives as a sequel to ‘Ang Tanging Ina‘, the 2003-released comedy drama. An all-time box office hit in the Philippines, the story of this movie revolves around a mother of 12 children who lands a job at the presidential palace and runs the whole family after her husband’s death. She becomes known to the public after a chance accident, where she ended up saving the president’s life. Soon, she becomes the national favorite and finds herself running for the president’s seat, while catching the public’s eye with her own dose of unique, motherly wisdom. You can watch it here.
14. Athirah (2016)
‘Athirah’ aka Emma’ (Mother) is an Indonesian film, which is based on the semi-biographical novel of the same name by Alberthiene Endah. When Athirah comes to know that her husband has married another woman, her life is shattered. She is also helpless legally because at that time, polygamy was widely accepted. Therefore, Athirah, hurt and humiliated, is left to face her demons alone. On the other hand, her teenage son Ucu is passing through the difficult phase of adolescence, where he is confused with what’s happening in his family and gets entangled in a complicated relationship with a girl named Ida. Moreover, he comes to know that his mother is pregnant again and his frustration increases. Set in South Sulawesi circa 1960, ‘Athirah’ lends a thoughtful insight into the life of a regular Indonesian family living in that era. You can watch it here.
13. Coraline (2009)
‘Coraline‘ is a an animated dark fantasy comedy horror film which is adapted from Neil Gaiman’s 2002 novel of the same name. It is about Coraline, who is bored and feels neglected by her family after she moves to an old house. She wants some excitement and things to turn better. One day, she discovers a hidden door, opens it, and lands in a parallel world. In this alternate reality, where everyone has buttons instead of eyes, she gets everything she had ever desired — loving parents, lots of fun, and a beautiful house. However, when her other mother asks her to stay in this world permanently and sets a condition, she realizes that this entire set-up is a trap to lure her.