Movies are full of memorable mothers: great mums, terrible mums, heroic mums, terrifying mums. If you can’t stand the thought of spending Mother’s Day chasing the kids around a brunch, then whip up some popcorn and schedule a movie marathon courtesy of Netflix or Amazon Prime. Below we’ve listed some our favourite mum movies! Let us know what yours are!

Mother’s Day

Every now and again a film comes around that stars so many Hollywood greats, you can’t help but fantasise mid-way through about what it must have been like when they went to the pub (ok, champagne bar) after filming. Following rom-com classics New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day is a story of modern motherhood, complete with 20-something stepmothers, dad-mums buying tampons and a lot of confusion over social media. It’s super funny, real and guaranteed to make you laugh!

Fun Mom Dinner

Four moms whose only common ground is their kids’ preschool class, decide to get together for a harmless “fun mom dinner.” The night begins as a disaster, but the combination of alcohol, karaoke, and a cute bartender, leads to an unforgettable night where these seemingly different women realise they have more in common than motherhood and men. Brilliant movie with endless laughs and giggles. Perfect if you want to invite some mum friends over to share a bottle of grape!


After motherhood comes “otherhood,” when mums suddenly have to figure out how they fit into their adult children’s lives. In this movie, Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett and Felicity Huffman play three best friends and mothers who decide to reconnect with their children on Mother’s Day. And they may end up reconnecting with themselves too, along the way.

I don’t know how she does it

Sarah Jessica Parker stars in this movie about a mum who is trying to “do it all” by being a good mum, wife, and the breadwinner of the family. This film is for every mother who’s dealing with this same delicate balancing act that no one around her seems to understand.

Freaky Friday

This was one of our faves when we were younger and in this movie, Dr Tess Coleman and her daughter Anna swap bodies. There are some hilarious moments such as where Anna’s love interest suddenly develops a crush on Dr Coleman (in actual factual Anna’s mind inside her mum’s body) as well as some endearing moments. It’s a great movie to watch with your teen daughter to see what the other is going through on a daily basis.

Good girls

Most mums would do anything for their kids, but the women of Good Girls take that to a whole other level when they decide to rob a grocery store to help their cash-strapped families. Soon, one robbery job turns into a crime empire that they find themselves actually enjoying. The juxtaposition on the show between their regular mum duties (school pickup, bake sales, field trips) and their illicit activities makes for a hilarious watch.

Bad moms

When three overworked and under-appreciated mums are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun and comedic self-indulgence. There’s great banter and wit between the characters played by the amazing Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn and there’s certainly elements of ourselves we see in these characters too! Whilst it’s only March – Bad Moms Christmas, the sequel, also makes for fab viewing.