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The chemistry between mother and daughter is an interesting dynamic that plays well on both the small and big screens. Be it a terrifying life adventure or an all-round happy playground, these stories evoke real life experiences that make them satisfactory lifesavers.

At a time when going out has become a third and fourth option in our daily activities, streaming venues such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max and the newly minted Ghanaian platform Sparrow Station harbors the best at-home company.

As we zoom into the Mother’s Day celebration this Sunday, there are a lot of film and TV territories to navigate with your mum to mark the occasion. Regardless the treasured bond that exists between you and her, the provided playlist offers a comprehensive guide on what’s best for mum this Sunday.

‘Miss Juneteenth

SYNOPSIS: A former beauty queen and single mom prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the “Miss Juneteenth” pageant.

CAST: Nicole Beharie, Alexis Chikaeze

DIRECTOR: Channing Godfrey Peoples

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: iTunez, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu

‘Freaky Friday’

SYNOPSIS: Tess and her daughter, Anna, do not get along. Things take a turn when, in a freak incident, their bodies are switched and they are forced to live each other’s lives.

CAST: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan

DIRECTOR: Mark Waters

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Amazon Prime Video

Moms at War

SYNOPSIS: Two mothers have children, live in the same neighbourhood and hate each other. The mums go through all sorts of antics when their children find themselves competing against each other at school.

CAST: Omoni Oboli, Funke Akindele Bello

DIRECTOR: Omoni Oboli

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Netflix

Dumplin’

SYNOPSIS: Willowdean, an overweight teenager of a yesteryear beauty queen, decides to participate in her mother’s Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant to prove a point.

CAST: Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald

DIRECTOR: Anne Fletcher

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Netflix

The Mirror Boy

SYNOPSIS: A young African British boy is taken back to the land of his mother’s birth, but then gets mysteriously lost in a foreboding forest and embarks on a magical journey that teaches him lessons in life.

CAST: Genevieve Nnaji, Edward Kagutuzi

DIRECTOR: Obi Emelonye

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Netflix

Bird Box

SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious force decimates the population, only one thing is certain — if you see it, you die. The survivors must now avoid coming face to face with an entity that takes the form of their worst fears. Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary. To make it, they’ll have to cover their eyes from the evil that chases them — and complete the trip blindfolded.

CAST: Sandra Bullock, Vivian Lyra Blair, Julian Edwards

DIRECTOR: Susanne Bier

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Netflix

‘Chasing Lullaby’

SYNOPSIS: On the eve of Mother’s Day, 5 women confronting loss, love and life, in a series of connected events, journey towards redemption as they re-build their lives in the wake of a day where motherhood is celebrated and the childless are forgotten.

CAST: Yvonne Okoro, Joselyn Dumas, Naana Hayford

DIRECTOR: Shirley Frimpong-Manso

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Sparrow Station

Mama Mia

SYNOPSIS: As Sophie and her family are busy preparing for her wedding, she secretly invites three men, who were her mother’s lovers in the past, with the hope that one of them is her father.

CAST: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried

DIRECTOR: Phyllida Lloyd

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Netflix

Little Fires Everywhere

SYNOPSIS: Following the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

CAST: Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Hulu

Jane the Virgin

SYNOPSIS: Jane Villanueva’s life turns upside down after she gets artificially inseminated. She is in for a greater shock when she discovers that the biological donor is her boss and former crush.

CAST: Gina Rodriguez, Justin Baldoni

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Netflix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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