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