Movies are full of memorable mothers: great moms, terrible moms, heroic moms, terrifying moms. While Mother’s Day this year might not included involve going out for an overpriced brunch, you can still whip up a pitcher of mimosas at home and schedule a movie marathon courtesy of Netflix or Amazon Prime with your mama. P.S. You can pair your binge-watch with one of these best-selling gifts or these super-unique presents. Oh, and if you can’t physically be with your mom, you can set up a Netflix Watch Party and watch the same movie together, but separate.
1 – Wine Country (2019)
Your favorite SNL ladies are back for a weekend in Napa Valley. But this isn’t an R&R-filled girls trip. Celebrating their pal Rebecca’s (played by Rachel Dratch) 50th birthday, plenty of hilarious drama ensues when these longtime friends reunite. This marks Amy Poehler’s directorial debut, and it will be released on Netflix on Friday, May 10.
2 – Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé (2019)
If you have Netflix, you can do a lot worse than spending two-plus hours watching this documentary, which goes behind-the-scenes as Beyoncé prepares for her pull-out-the-stops Coachella set. Not only do you get to watch her performance and see the huge amount of work that went into pulling together the production, you also get to hear Beyoncé talk about what it was like to try and reconnect to her body after she gave birth to twins.
3 – The Incredibles 2 (2018)
If you have young kids at home, gather together and watch this movie, which reminds them that Mom is the true hero. (Just make sure you’ve seen The Incredibles first — the mom saves the day in that one, too.)
4 – Tully (2018)
Tully is a warts-and-all look at motherhood, with Charlize Theron playing an exhausted mother of two (with one on the way). When she hires a “night nanny” to help out with childcare, she starts to reconcile the woman she’s become with who she was before she had children.
5 – Dumplin’ (2018)
For moms and kids whose expectations for each other don’t exactly line up, there’s this feel-good Netflix movie, about a young girl who, because of her former-beauty-queen mom, decides to enter a pageant despite not looking the part, opening the door for other outsiders.