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20 Movies Ideas for Moms and Daughters to Watch Together

Enjoying a movie with friends or family is always an enjoyable time to relax and be entertained.  It can also be a great bonding experience. For mothers and daughters, the right movie can be fun and a great way to connect.  Here is a great list of movies that every mom and daughter should watch together.

1. Stepmom

This 1998 comedy-drama film that stars Susan Sarandon, Julia Roberts, and Ed Harris will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride. This film will make you see the power of a mother’s love and the things she would do for her children. It will also teach you that patience, understanding, and love are the foundation of a family.

2. Freaky Friday

This is a comedy-fantasy film that stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. This movie is about a mom and her daughter getting a dose of each other’s reality when they accidentally switched bodies. This movie will teach you how to understand and listen to each other because communication is the most important ingredient of a relationship.

3. Mamma Mia!

This musical-comedy film that features the songs of ABBA made Pierce Brosnan sing back to back with Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, and Stellan Skasgard. This movie is an adaptation of the Broadway hit of the same title. Mamma Mia! will make you believe that a wacky and wild true love can happen.

4. Brave

This is probably the best-animated film that you should watch with your mom. This film features a Scottish princess named Merida who is trying to break feminine traditions in her kingdom against her mother’s wishes. One day, a spell turned Merida’s mother into a bear and that’s how they learned that family is more important than anything in the world.

5. The Blind Side

This biographical drama movie earned Sandra Bullock nd Academy Award for portraying Leigh Anne Tuohy, the real-life adoptive mother of Michael Oher. This inspiring true story film will make you cry your heart out and it will make you believe that there is still some good left in this crazy world.

6. Crazy, Stupid, Love

This romantic comedy film that stars Steve Carrell, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, and Ryan Gosling will remind you that love is not always perfect. This film will make you see the complicated truths of love and relationships. All in all, this movie will make you laugh and maybe shed a little tear.

7. Mermaids

This comedy-drama film stars Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, and Cher. It is about a mother who has a larger-than-life personality and is raising two daughters from different fathers on her own. And things get complicated when the three of them moved to a small town in Massachusetts. This movie shows that even when you don’t always get along with your mom and vice-versa, your family is always the most important thing in this world.

8. Akeelah and the Bee

Sometimes, your dreams and your mom’s dreams for you don’t align perfectly. As a daughter, this movie will teach you to aim high and work hard for your dreams despite what everyone says about you. As a mom, Akeelah and the Bee will teach you on how to support your child in every endeavor she decides to take.

9. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

This comedy-drama film will teach you how to understand and forgive each other even if you know that letting go is not an easy thing to do especially if there are deep-seated issues in your family. This is the perfect film to watch if you want to reconnect with your mom.

10. Now and Then

This is a coming-of-age film that was released in 1995 which star Rosie O’Donnell, Melanie Griffith, Demi Moor, Christina Ricci, Rita Wilson, and Aston Moore. This film follows the story of four best friends as they grow up, grow apart, and how they find their way back together just to be there for one of their friend’s first pregnancy. This 90’s film is perfect to watch with your mom who also happens to be your best friend.

11. Real Women Have Curves

 

This 2002 comedy-drama film was America Ferrara’s debut role. The movie is about a girl who is learning to love herself including her curves and flaws despite her mother’s lack of support for her. This film teaches that we should always love who and what we are.

12. Soul Food

Bringing everyone together once a week is no easy task. That’s why when Big Mama, the matriarch of a Chicago family falls into a coma, her family struggled to stick together but they started to adjust their life without Big Mama, and along the way, they learned that family always comes first.

13. Steel Magnolias

This comedy-drama film will teach you how much you need your best friends by your side when things get rough. You should watch this film with your mom to show her that no matter what, you two will always be each other’s best friends and that you will be there for each other no matter what happens.

14. Terms of Endearment

This 1983 film won five Academy Awards including Best Director, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Writing, and Best Actress. Terms of Endearment shows the 30-year relationship between Aurora Greenway and her daughter Emma. It teaches us that moms and daughters are always bound to disagree but their bond and relationship will always be special.

15. Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire is a comedy-drama film that stars Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field, and Robin Williams. It follows the story of a separated father who disguises himself as a nanny to be close to his children again. This is a perfect film to watch if you want to have some heartwarming bond with your mom.

16. Girl in Progress

This 2012 drama film is about mothers and daughters and the choices they make. It shows how strong a mom and daughter bond could be and that nothing can ever tear it apart even if sometimes we make the wrong choices.

17. Bend it Like Beckham

This movie is a romantic comedy sports film that tells the story of an 18-year-old girl named Jess who has a talent in playing football. Her parents don’t support her passion, they did not like the idea of her playing football because she was a girl. But Jess still decided to follow her dreams against her parent’s wishes.

18. The Joy Luck Club

This film is about four Chinese immigrant women who have adult Chinese-American daughters. It shows the hidden past of the older women and their daughters and how their lives were changed and shaped by the fusion of Chinese and American cultures as they try to understand each other.

19. Beaches

This film tells the story of two best friends named Cecilia and Hillary who met as kids while they were on vacation in Atlantic City. They fight and fuss as they grew up but they still manage to find the time to travel together and see each other when they needed to support the most.

20. Little Women

This movie tells the story four young women growing up in civil-war era New England with their strong and independent mother. Together they face financial shortages, growing pains, family tragedies, and romantic rivalries.

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