10 Netflix Movies to Watch With Mom on Mother’s Day


Most moms love to spend time with their families, and this is especially true on Mother’s Day. So, whether you go out for a big meal with the little ones or just enjoy a glass of wine with the grown-up kids, why not gather around the TV and relax with a movie afterwards. If you can.

Netflix boasts some great movies to watch with mom on Mother’s Day and beyond. The streaming service has movies to make you chuckle, shed a tear, and enjoy the holiday with those you love. And in this article, we list the best Netflix movies to watch with mom on Mother’s Day.

Note: Can’t see your mom in person? Use these ways to watch Netflix remotely.

Netflix Movies to Watch With Mom

You may have a grown child who is starting their own life or a baby who is just beginning theirs. Either way, these films will have you and your mom smiling and laughing together this Mother’s Day.

1. A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

Genre: Comedy | Rating: R

It might be Mother’s Day, but A Bad Moms Christmas is hilarious for any holiday. Join Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn as they do their best to destress for Christmas when their moms show up. This sequel to the 2016 hit Bad Moms is just as enjoyable as the first film.

2. As Good As It Gets (1997)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance | Rating: PG-13

What single mom could pass up time with Jack Nicholson? As Good As It Gets lets you watch a quirky author with obsessive-compulsive disorder become smitten with a single mom played by Helen Hunt. For a cute, romantic comedy, you and mom with both laugh at this one.

3. Wild Oats (2016)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy | Rating: PG-13

It may not be Thelma and Louise, but Wild Oats will let you and mom watch a retired teacher with too much money head to the Canary Islands with a pal for an adventure of their own. That insurance payout of 50,000 accidentally turns into 5 million and the duo does their best to enjoy it.

The movie stars Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange, and Demi Moore.

4. Julie and Julia (2009)

Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance | Rating: PG-13

If your mom loves to cook, then she might also enjoy Julie and Julia. Starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, a blogger becomes a little bored with her life and decides to embark on a cooking challenge. And cook she does… all of the recipes in Julia Child’s classic cookbook. If you want to watch a simple feel-good movie on mom’s day, check this one out.

5. Fun Mom Dinner (2017)

Genre: Comedy | Rating: R

For something a little less polished, but funny nonetheless, pop on Fun Mom Dinner. Follow four preschool moms for a night on the town. Things may start out innocent enough, but when these mothers get together for a break from the kids, things get a little wild for them and a lot entertaining for you.

6. Otherhood (2019)

Genre: Comedy | Rating: R

If you like watching stressed out moms hang out together for fun adventures, then the Netflix original movie Otherhood is for you. Starring Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, and Felicity Huffman, Otherhood shows what happens when these moms decide to venture to New York City to surprise their sons after feeling neglected on Mother’s Day. And what an experience it becomes!

For more Netflix originals worth watching, check out our list of the best ones.

Netflix Movies to Watch With the Family

Sometimes a funny film that the entire family can enjoy is the perfect way to spend time together. From new beginnings to old classics, these family-friendly Netflix movies will definitely put grins on everyone’s faces.

7. Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)

Genres: Comedy, Family, Fantasy | Rating: PG

This remake of the 1968 comedy of the same name stars Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo in a Brady Bunch-style flick. As the two single parents prepare to become a married couple, their gaggles of children try to stop the nuptials. The whole family should enjoy watching this humorous film on Mother’s Day.

8. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Genres: Comedy, Family, Fantasy | Rating: PG

Another great Netflix choice for families this Mother’s Day is Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns. You know the story; a magical nanny arrives just in time to help a father of three through a hard time. With laughter and fun for all, this return of Mary Poppins is a great family film.

9. Scales: Mermaids Are Real (2017)

Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Rating: PG

Another feel-good family film to watch is Scales: Mermaids Are Real. In this sci-fi fantasy starring Emmy Perry, Morgan Fairchild, and Elisabeth Rohm, a young girl discovers that she will become a mermaid on her 12th birthday. Unfortunately, this also means that she must leave her family and life as an ordinary girl behind her.

10. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Rating: G

It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t include at least one classic movie for mom or grandma to enjoy. And Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is certainly a timeless musical comedy. Watch a quirky inventor and his family travel to a kingdom absent of children in their flying car.

From 1968 and starring Dick Van Dyke, this favorite from the old days is sure to be one the matriarchal head of the family will remember fondly.

Pick a Movie and Prepare for Mother’s Day

Hopefully, one or more of these Netflix movies will make its way into your plans for Mother’s Day. Or, if you find a more appropriate film to watch, be sure to let us know in the comments below.

And, as you’re on a mission to make mom feel special on her big day, how about adding a gift? These apps and sites for Mother’s Day gifts combined with this list of gift ideas for geeky moms should provide all of the inspiration you need.

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