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21 Movies To Laugh Or Cry At With Your Mom On Mother's Day

Movies that will have you and mom in your feelings.

1. The Blind Side

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If you're in the mood for a tearjerker movie to watch with mom, stream The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock on Hulu this Mother's Day.

2. Bad Moms

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Bad Moms is a comedy about stressed-out moms getting together to have a little fun of their own. You can rent it VOD. Mom will appreciate this one!

3. Freaky Friday

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Watch the classic mother-daughter film, Freaky Friday starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis on Disney+.

4. Because I Said So

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Because I Said So is an adorable movie starring Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore about a meddling mother who is trying to find a guy for her daughter. Watch it on Amazon Prime.

5. Cheaper by the Dozen

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Cheaper by the Dozen is a tried-and-true film about one very big, busy family and parents trying to juggle it all. Stream it on Disney+.

6. Terms of Endearment

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Terms of Endearment is a touching movie about a strong mother-daughter bond. Definitely worth a watch on Hulu!

7. Thelma & Louise

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Thelma & Louise is about a housewife and her friend getting into trouble while on a fishing trip. Definitely worth the rent.

8. Mamma Mia!

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If you haven't seen Mamma Mia! yet, this Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to watch it. Watch it on Peacock.

9. Motherhood

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Motherhood is a relatable movie about a frantic mom raising her two kids, wondering if she's sacrificed too much for her family. This one you can rent.

10. Mother's Day

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Mother's Day is truly the ideal film to watch this year with your mom. The film has an all-star cast and it follows different storylines of moms each dealing with their own stresses. Watch it on Sling TV or rent it.

11. Georgia Rule

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Jane Fonda and Lindsay Lohan share the screen in this movie about three generations of women. Rent this anywhere you rent movies.

12. Stepmom

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Stepmom is a classic tearjerker film about a terminally ill mother dealing with her ex-husband's new girlfriend and navigating the dynamics of it all. Stream it with mom on Hulu.

13. Riding in Cars With Boys

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This Drew Barrymore movie is about a woman who overcame many difficulties in her life, all while getting pregnant at 15 years old. Stream it on Hulu.

14. The Guilt Trip

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The Guilt Trip is a hilarious comedy about inventor Andy Brewster, who has an unexpected cross-country road trip with his mom. Watch with mom on Amazon Prime.

15. Life as We Know It

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Life as We Know It is a cute film starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, whose characters suddenly become caregivers to a young girl after her parents die in a car accident. Stream it on HBO Max.

16. The Kids Are All Right

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This comedy film follows the storyline of an 18-year-old girl and her brother wanting to seek out their sperm donor dad. Watch it on Peacock.

17. Postcards From the Edge

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A Hollywood actress stays with her mother and struggles to keep her sanity while doing so.

18. I Don't Know How She Does It

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This Sarah Jessica Parker movie is about a woman being the breadwinner of her household and trying to juggle raising kids, being a wife. and having a successful career. Talk about a struggle! Watch it on YouTube Movies.

19. Mrs. Doubtfire

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This is always a must-watch movie — it needs no explanation.

20. Mr. Mom

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This 1980s comedy is about a dad taking on the role of caregiver in this family's household. Stream it on Cinemax.

21. This Is 40

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This comedy starring Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd is a (sort of) spinoff to the 2007 comedy Knocked Up about a couple experiencing it all and trying not to lose their cool with one another.

What are your favorite movies to watch with your mom? Let us know in the comments.

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