Top 10 Mother’s Day Movies

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. A great way to spend the day with Mom is to have a cook-out followed by a movie marathon. Here are my top ten picks for Mother’s Day Movies.

10. Bambi (1942)

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong

Starring: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander

In this animated film, who can forget that iconic moment when Bambi’s mother is shot by hunters.

9. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Director: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong

In this classic action thriller, Sarah Conner is one tough mom who will do anything for her children.

8. Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Director: William Wyler

Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright

In this classic, a British mom tries to keep things going during World War II.

7. The Parent Trap (1961)

Director: David Swift

Starring: Hayley Mills, Maureen O’Hara, Brian Keith

This original classic is a hoot.

6. The Incredibles (2004)

Director: Brad Bird

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter

In this animated film, Helen Parr, superhero mom, keeps the kids safe while rescuing her husband and fighting an arch villain.

5. Imitation of Life (1959)

Director: Douglas Sirk

Starring: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

In this classic, a homeless black widow will do anything for her light-skinned daughter tries to pass for white, even go along with the charade of pretending she’s the housekeeper.

4. Not Without My Daughter (1991)

Director: Brian Gilbert

Starring: Sally Field

What would you do if your husband kidnapped your daughter and took her to Iran? This movie explores that question.

3. The Blind Side (2009)

Director: John Lee Hancock

Starring: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw

This mom will do anything for her children, including the homeless teen she takes in to live with her.

2. Sound of Music (1965)

Director: Robert Wise

Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

In this classic, Marie is the perfect stepmom. Besides, this is my all time favorite movie.

1. Mom’s Night Out (2014)

Directors: Andrew and Jon Erwin

Starring: Sarah Drew, Sean Austin, Patricia Heaton

My Review

Too funny for words. This is a must watch on Mother’s Day.

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About Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

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