17 Netflix movies that will make you appreciate your mom more than ever

Now that it’s May, we’ve got one thing on our minds: Mother’s Day. And what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with some lovable movies. Luckily, right now there are tons of movies available to stream on Netflix that serve as the perfect way to celebrate your mom.

From classics to rom coms to dramas, there are countless movies that you and your mom can enjoy together. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll appreciate your mom more than ever before. Just be warned, there are so many great movies, you may have to make it a Mother’s 3-Day Weekend of binge watching.

Here are 17 Netflix movies that will make you love your mom more than ever.

1The Parent Trap


Because there’s nothing like a classic. And we all dream of the kind of mother-daughter shopping trip that Maureen O’Hara and Hayley Mills have in this classic mix-up.

2Finding Dory


Because sometimes you need to sit with one of your favorite women in the world and cry along to a cartoon. Plus, the emotional journey of Dory trying to find her parents will really help to bond you together.

3Mona Lisa Smile


Because you and Mom like to feel a little intellectual on occasion. In this movie, Julia Roberts plays a professor (and surrogate mom) to a group of college women as they navigate the changing world for women in the 1950s.

4Working Girl


Because you both understand how tough it can be to make it at work, especially if you also have to balance life at work. This classic rom-com holds a special place in our hearts, plus it’s still totally relevant today.

5Queen of Katwe


Because moms make the best cheerleaders. Lupita Nyong’o plays the mom of a chess champion, and you will appreciate your mom all the more as you watch Lupita encourage her daughter.

6Mothers and Daughters


Because it’s all about that special bond. While it didn’t get much buzz when it was released, this fun, sweet movie stars some of our favorite actresses.

7Forrest Gump


Because if there was a “Movie Mom of the Year” award, Sally Field would’ve gotten it. Forrest’s mom is so loving and supportive, she makes us want to give our moms an extra big hug.

8Bridget Jones’ Baby


Because Bridget Jones gets real about how much work goes into having a baby. And every time we’re reminded how tough that is, we feel uber grateful to our moms for taking such amazing care of us as little ones.



Because you know your mom would do anything for you. In this sweet little British film, Judy Dench plays Philomena, a mother who gave up her child for adoption and is now desperate to find him.

10The Switch


Because we need to appreciate the struggles moms go through to have us. In this hilarious comedy, Jennifer Aniston wants to be a mom, but her sperm donor turns out to be someone closer to her than she realized.

11Something’s Gotta Give


Because moms get love stories, too. In this film, Diane Keaton plays a proud mom, who surprises herself when she falls for a lifelong playboy, played by Jack Nicholson.



Because being a mom can literally save your life. In this quirky comedy staring Allison Janney and Ellen Page, a young woman’s life turns upside down when she kinda, sorta, accidentally steals a baby.

13Kate & Leopold


Because we’ve all bonded with our moms over dreams of a prince charming. And this classic rom-com starring Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman makes us think those dreams could come true.



Because it’s a hard-knock life, but it’s better when you have an awesome family. And watching Annie find her home with your amazing mom will just remind you how lucky you are.

15August: Osage County


Because sometimes you need something serious to really think about. This drama beautifully shows off the complicated, messy, but devoted relationships in a totally weird family.

16Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day


Because you never know who might turn out to be the mom in your life. In this sweet movie, a nanny takes on a job working for a young socialite, and it turns out to be the relationship they both needed.

17The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom


Because Dolly Parton is awesome. In this totally under-the-radar Canadian film, a teen girl learns she was adopted, and she starts to think that maybe the country genius herself might be her mom.

Whatever movies you watch, remember to celebrate your mom every second of Mother’s Day.

Because we love our moms, and we want them to know just how special they are.