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The 10 Best Movies for Mom on Netflix This Mother’s Day

Perfect for that well-deserved rest and relaxation time!


With Mother’s Day approaching, there’s no better time to cozy up in front of the TV and have yourself a few well-deserved hours of rest and relaxation — and what better place to find the best movies for Mom than on Netflix?

These ten movies either feature storylines surrounding moms and motherhood, mother-like figures, or simply strong, independent women. Here, take a look at 10 of the best movies for Mom on Netflix.

10 of the best movies for Mom on Netflix, ranked

10. Roma (2018)

Roma follows the life of Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), the maid to husband Antonio, wife Sofia and their four children in 1970s Mexico. Cleo learns she is pregnant while simultaneously dealing with turmoil in her professional life, as Antonio is unfaithful to Sofia.

Throughout the film, Cleo’s bond with the family she works for is clear, and it recognizes the domestic workers of the world whose stories often go untold.

9. The Mother (2023)

Jennifer Lopez leads The Mother as a skilled assassin. When she learns the daughter she gave up for her protection is in danger, she sets out on a mission to find and protect her from what lies ahead.

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8. Yes Day (2021)

Two parents (Jennifer Garner, Édgar Ramírez) are accustomed to telling their kids “no.” That all changes when they agree to a “yes day,” in which their children get their wishes granted for a full 24 hours.

7. Bird Box (2018)

In a post-apocalyptic world, a woman (Sandra Bullock) and her children must make a treacherous journey while avoiding a mysterious force that, upon looking at it, leads to death. Blindfolded, they navigate what’s ahead.

6. Blended (2014) Best movies for Mom on Netflix

Lauren (Drew Barrymore) and Jim (Adam Sandler) go on a catastrophic date that leaves the two parents hoping they never cross paths again. However, that all changes when they find themselves vacationing at the same African resort, blending their families for the duration of the trip.

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5. Fun Mom Dinner (2017)

Four busy pre-school moms come together for an innocent “fun mom dinner” away from their kids and husbands. Before long, the night turns into something unforgettable.

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4. Eat, Pray, Love (2010) Best movies for Mom on Netflix

A woman who seemingly had it all sets out on a journey of self-discovery following her divorce through Italy, India and Bali to find what really matters most to her in life. A heartwarming story about finding yourself at any age, starring Julia Roberts.

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3. Dumplin’ (2018) Best movies for Mom on Netflix

Willowdean “Dumplin” is the daughter of her small Texas town’s former pageant queen (Jennifer Aniston). As an act of protest, Willowdean enters the annual pageant ran by her mother each year, redefining the typical standards and norms of the competition.

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2. Tully (2018) Best movies for Mom on Netflix

A raw and real look at the ups and downs of motherhood, Charlize Theron stars as a mother of three who enlists the help of a night nanny to lighten some of her load. Although not initially open to the idea, she soon grows close with Tully, her new helping hand.

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1. Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

A woman named Evelyn is at a tough point in life, struggling not only with her business but also with her relationships with her husband, father and daughter. In the midst of an IRS audit, she is swept up into the multiverse, and the fate of life as she knows it is in her hands.

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