Five movies you should definitely watch with your mothers

Lady Bird

Saoirse Ronan stars in Lady Bird, a film featuring the tumultuous relationship between a teenage daughter and her pushy mother. The film explores the growing pains of a child reaching adulthood, and learning to let go off your children, to allow them to carve out their own paths in life.

Erin Brockovich

There’s something special about Julia Roberts that seems to capture the hearts of all mothers. This biopic tells the story of an unemployed single mother doing her best to create a better life for her children. In doing so, Erin is able to convince her lawyer to give her a job in his firm. Unfortunately, she has little respect from her colleagues— that is until she begins to investigate a real estate company.

The Help

This film explores the culture and interactions between young women in Southern society, and the racism that the society is built upon. At its core, the film offers a time capsule into the relationship between black women who care for white children as their own, before eventually being treated as nothing more than servants. Meanwhile, these women are forced to send their own young children to work. With award-winning  performances from Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, this film gives a unique kind of motherhood.

Pride & Prejudice

Keira Knightley stars in this adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. The film tells an all-too-familiar tale of mounting pressures on a family with five unmarried daughters. The high-society life of Regency Era Britain and the slow, unfolding love story between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy pairs perfectly to create a film that is easy to rewatch.

Mamma Mia!

With a star-studded cast, this is a musical for all audiences. With Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried and Pierce Brosnan in the lead, the film explores the complicated relationship between a mother and daughter. As the daughter prepares to walk down the aisle, she goes on a hunt for her father who would then walk her down the aisle. However, in doing so, she uncovers her mother’s buried past. This romantic comedy is always able to charm the audience.

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