Mommy, mama, nanay, or mudra — no matter what names we may call them, there’s no denying that our mothers hold a special place in our hearts. They’re the most selfless human beings in the world and they are always there whenever, wherever we need them.
A single day to honor the most special women in our lives is not enough, but you can actually do something fun to make it special. If you’re planning to stay at home and hang out with your mom this weekend, make her feel extra special. Bring out the popcorn! Here’s a list of Mother’s Day movies that both of you can enjoy at the day’s end:
1. Everything About Her (2016)
A list of movies for Mother’s Day is not complete without a Vilma Santos film. If you want to skip watching the classic film Anak this year, you might want to watch Everything About Her. The film follows Vivian (Vilma Santos), a real estate tycoon who becomes ill and hires nurse Jaica (Angel Locsin) to tend to her. Jaica also helps to patch things up between Vivian and her estranged son Albert (Xian Lim).
2. Mothers and Daughters (2016)
Directed by Paul Duddridge, Mothers and Daughters features several interwoven stories about what it means to be a mom and the ups and downs of mother-daughter relationships, tied by a pregnant photographer named Rigby Gray (Selma Blair). This film will definitely bring you and your mother to tears as it celebrates the unparalleled love between mothers and their children.
3. A Mother’s Story (2011)
A Mother’s Story is about Medy Santos (Pokwang) a makeup artist who became an illegal immigrant in the United States. After seven years of working abroad as a domestic helper, Medy comes home to the Philippines and find her son King (Rayver Cruz) angry and resentful. The film deals with what the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) go through in other countries and their struggles living away from their families.
4. The Kids Are All Right (2010)
The 2010 American comedy-drama film directed by Lisa Cholodenko is about a lesbian couple (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) and their children. Their living a simple, happy life, but it gets a little bit complicated when their children want to explore a relationship with their biological father (Mark Ruffalo). It’s a sweet, funny, and tear-jerking portrayal of an unconventional family.
5. Sunday Beauty Queen (2016)
Babyruch Villarama’s Sunday Beauty Queen is a documentary about Pinay Filipino OFWs in Hong Kong joining beauty contests to find escape and relief from their daily work. The film is funny, hopeful, and it’s a refreshing take on the tale of OFWs. It’s also the first ever documentary film to compete in the history of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). It took home the Best Picture Award at the 2016 Gabi ng Parangal.
6. Mamma Mia (2008)
Mamma Mia! is perhaps the ultimate mother-daughter movie of all time. The story revolves around Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) and her mom Donna (Meryl Streep). Sophie is getting married and decides to invite the three men who might be her father to the wedding without telling her mom. We’re pretty sure your mom will love watching (or rewatching) this film with you and singing along to classic ABBA songs.