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50 Movies & TV Shows to Binge on Mother’s Day

by Elyse V

With Covid safety protocols still in effect in many cities, you might have to get a little creative again when celebrating Mother’s Day this year. Although the perfect Mother’s Day gift will always be appreciated, so will the gift of time. Spending time together is priceless regardless if it’s in-person, via video or even over the phone. You could plan an in-person or Zoom pampering session followed by a bingefest of great movies or TV shows. You can put together a snack basket full of their favourites and watch any/some of the titles on this 50 Movies and TV Shows to Binge on Mother’s Day list.

Whether you are together or socially-distanced, you can plan the perfect line-up to watch simultaneously. There is nothing like sharing a good laugh, cry or a heart-warming story to build some memories. This 50 Movies and TV Shows to Binge on Mother’s Day list has something for everyone so read through the descriptions (taken from IMDB) to find the perfect titles for the occasion. All that’s left to do is put on your comfy clothes, get the snacks ready, put your feet up and let the Mother’s Day bingefest begin.

50 Movies & TV Shows to Binge on Mother’s Day

  1. Because I Said So. A meddling mother tries to set her daughter up with the right man so her kid won’t follow in her footsteps.
  2. Big Little Lies. The apparently perfect lives of upper-class mothers, at a prestigious elementary school, unravel to the point of murder when a single-mother moves to their quaint Californian beach town.
  3. Black-ish. A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.
  4. Book Club. Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.
  5. Booksmart. On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
  6. Brave. Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald) defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
  7. Bridget Jones’ Diary. Bridget Jones is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.
  8. Catastrophe. The story of Catastrophe begins with one night stand with Frank and Audrey living the most intense 6 days of their lives.A few weeks after Frank receives a phone call from her.She is pregnant.The couple decides to experience parenthood together without knowing much.
  9. Crazy, Stupid, Love. A middle-aged husband’s life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars.
  10. Freaky Friday. An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the other’s life for one freaky Friday.
  11. Georgia Rule. A troubled young woman is sent to live with her grandmother for the summer, while hiding a secret that could potentially tear her family apart.
  12. Gilmore Girls. A dramedy centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.
  13. Good Girls. Three suburban mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.
  14. Grace and Frankie. Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last twenty years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together.
  15. Gray Gardens. The lives of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith, aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
  16. Hairspray! Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
  17. Instant Family. A couple find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children.
  18. Jane the Virgin. A young, devout Catholic woman discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated.
  19. Little Fires Everywhere. Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, “Little Fires Everywhere” follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
  20. Little Women. Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.
  21. Mamma Mia! The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.
  22. Mermaids. An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.
  23. Motherland. This is a programme about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood, looking at the competitive side and unromantic take on parenting – not the cute and acceptable public face of motherhood.
  24. Mother’s Day. Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.
  25. Moxie. Inspired by her mom’s rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.
  26. Never Have I Ever. The complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Mindy Kaling’s own childhood.
  27. One Day at a Time. Follows three generations of the same Cuban-American family living in the same house: a newly divorced former military mother, her teenage daughter and tween son, and her old-school mother. Read our review here.
  28. Other People. A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.
  29. Parent Trap. Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.
  30. Parenthood. The lives and tragedies of the Braverman family tree.
  31. Pick Of The Litter. Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind, the ultimate canine career. Cameras follow these pups through a two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm.
  32. Postcards from the Edge. A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment.
  33. Princess Diaries. Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.
  34. Queer Eye. A new Fab Five set out to Atlanta to help some of the city’s people refine their wardrobes, grooming, diet, cultural pursuits, and home décor.
  35. RuPaul’s Drag Race. RuPaul searches for America’s next drag superstar. You can review our Drag Queen Terminology Guide if you are new to drag race. You can also learn about the best Snatch Game performances.
  36. Schitt’s Creek. When rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt’s Creek.
  37. Serial Mom. She’s the perfect all-American parent: a great cook and homemaker, a devoted recycler, and a woman who’ll literally kill to keep her children happy.
  38. Single Parents. A group of single parents form their own support system as they raise their kids and struggle to start new relationships.
  39. Soul Food. One person can keep a family together and, when that one person is gone, a family can be torn apart.
  40. Steel Magnolias. A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.
  41. Stepmom. A terminally-ill woman must deal with her ex-husband’s new lover, who will be their children’s stepmother.
  42. Stories We Tell. A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.
  43. Terms of Endearment. Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter’s family problems.
  44. The Kids Are All Right. Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.
  45. The Sound of Music. A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
  46. Thelma & Louise. Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.
  47. This is Us. A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles and their wonderful parents.
  48. Wine Country. During a vacation to Napa Valley, a group of long time friends reunite and revisit past choices in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy from director Amy Poehler.
  49. Workin’ Moms. Four very different thirty-something working mothers and friends try to balance their jobs, family life and love life in modern day Toronto, Canada.
  50. Yes Day. A mom and dad who usually say no decide to say yes to their kids’ wildest requests with a few ground rules on a whirlwind day of fun and adventure.

If none of the titles on this list of 50 Movies and TV Shows to Binge on Mother’s Day appeals to you, you can always check out our BingeWorthy Comedy list or our BingeWorthy Dramatic list for more options. Personally, I’d keep it light but you know what they’d like best.

There are a number of ways to show your loved one(s) how much they mean to you on Mother’s Day to fit any schedule and budget. Don’t psyche yourself out if you don’t have the budget – it’s not about the money (or it shouldn’t be anyway). Just taking time out of your schedule to spend with someone has more value than you realize. Tell them what they mean to you. Ask them how they have been doing, let them talk and listen.

Have a Happy Mother’s Day.

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