It’s a ‘dear mom’ moment this Sunday as the attention of the world turns to already and potential mothers in celebration of the popular second Sunday in May’s letter head, ‘Mother’s Day’. The annual occasion calls for alone moment with moms to give them the perfect treat they duly deserve without a third-party engagement. In past years when streets and public places were open to enter and walk freely without fear, the habit of table reservations, cinema tickets purchase, spa dates, Mother’s Day themed events and family gatherings with various uncles and nephews in honor of the ‘one woman’ were the go-to style normally done.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its streak of causing havoc on regular world activities, Mother’s Day is not exempted from the equation. Yet still, a quality time can be spent with mothers by hanging out together watching a collection of favorite movies or in the virtual date way (if far away from home). The new plan is, budget-friendly and saves the stress of overdoing things.
To help you in making the right choice of films to watch with your mum on Sunday, we have rounded up below some mega-hit films that talk about motherhood and life adventures.
Set in a small Texas town, Australian actress Danielle Macdonald stars opposite America’s sweetheart Jennifer Aniston in this Netflix comedy/drama, which has plus sized Willodean (Macdonald) sing up for a local beauty pageant orchestrated by her ex-beauty queen mother Rosie (Aniston) as a protest against the way pageantry is viewed and only given to slim girls to contest. Her protest is met with support from other overweight girls, which along the way brings Rosie’s attention towards her daughter’s capabilities.
The Mirror Boy
A teenage African British boy goes through a magical adventure journey meant to teach him lessons about himself and the mystery father he never met in life. While missing, his mother played by AMVCA winning producer Genenieve Nnaji struggles with the reality of her son gone missing and not knowing what has happened or about to happen to him.
In a world where the only means of survival is to blind-fold, Academy Award winning actress, Sandra Bullock plays mother to two children whom she has to protect from malevolent supernatural entities that make people go insane and commit suicide when looked at.
Moms At War
Nollywood heavy-weights Omoni Oboli and Funke Akindele Bello face off in this drama/comedy picture. Mothers to two separate children, Omoni and Funke become rivals in the quest to secure a scholarship opportunity for their children. In the process of fighting and stabbing each other in the back, the two identify a common enemy and later join forces together to work for a common goal.
Your favorite film director Shirley Frimpong-Manso once again brought her masterpiece game to life in this film series ‘Adams Apples’, which tells the story of a mother and her three daughters going to through their separate lives filled with love complications, secrets and regrets, whiles battling the Adams family drama that bring back past family issues to the table.
The unassailable Meryl Streep stars in this musical romantic comedy classic that chronicles the story of Sophie who invites three of her mom’s former boyfriends to her wedding in the hopes that one of them would be her real father to walk her down the aisle.
Based on the Broadway play by the same name, Kerry Washington plays the role of a mother stuck in a Miami police station with her ex-husband in search of their lost son, Jamal. In the waiting room the former couple engage in arguments about the upbringing of their son and the not memorable days of their marriage.
Akeelah and the Bee
In this drama piece by Doug Atchison, an 11-year-old Akeelah discovers she has a talent for spelling and hopes to compete in the National Spelling Bee. Her determination to succeed amidst her mother’s disapproval rallies support from her coach and community in making her dream come true.
The feeling of being forgotten on Mother’s day drives three best friends to New York City to revive their relationship with their sons. The reunion repairs the damage caused in the past years and brings about a new kind of relationship between the mothers and their sons.
Starring some of Hollywood’s most revered acts of all time, ‘Mother’s Day’ follows four mothers whose day-to-day lives gets intercepted with each other few days leading to the big Mother’s Day celebration.
Because I Said So
The desire and zeal of mothers whose day’s work is aimed at getting their single daughters the perfect date is portrayed in this Michael Lehmann directed film, which stars Diana Keaton as the over-protective mom (Donna) who tries to find her daughter Milly a boyfriend.
The moment two failed marriages stirred at him in the face, science fiction writer John Henderson (Albert Brooks) moves in with widowed mother Beatrice (Debbie Reynolds) to help in understand the cause of his misfortune when it comes to women.
Three family generations are pictured here, as a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager (Lindsay Lohan) is forced by her dysfunctional mother (Felicity Huffman) to live with her strict grandmother (Jane Fonda).
A mother and son are trapped in a squalid shed they call ‘room’ by a man they refer to as Old Nick. Before gaining their freedom in a well calculated escape, their love for each other comes to light in their moments of happiness and times of fear.
Charlotte (Jennifer Lopez) finally finds the man of her dreams and decides to settle down with him. However, things get out of hand when his mother (Jane Fonda) decides to ruin their relationship.
By: Larry Adams