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Top 5 movie recommendations for Mothers Day

Mother’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate the incredible women who have shaped our lives with their love, care, and unwavering support. A perfect way to honour and cherish mothers is by sharing a heart warming movie that captures the essence of motherhood and the special bond between mothers and their children. As we celebrate mothers day this weekend, we present a selection of movie recommendations that are sure to inspire, uplift, and bring joy to mothers and their families on Mother’s Day.

1. Wonder

“Wonder” is a heart warming movie based on the R.J. Palacio novel of the same name, following the life of August Pullman (Auggie), a boy born with facial differences. The film explores Auggie’s journey as he enters mainstream school for the first time in fifth grade, facing challenges like bullying and discrimination. Supported by his loving family, including his mother Isabel, father Nate, and sister Via, Auggie navigates fitting in at school while showcasing his intelligence, humour, and resilience. The movie emphasizes themes of disability, family unity, overcoming fear, stereotypes, sacrifice, and bullying, offering a poignant and inspiring story that touches on the power of kindness and acceptance.

Wonder Official Trailer available on YouTube

2. Mars Needs Moms

“Mars Needs Moms” is a 2011 animated film that follows the story of a young boy named Milo, who gains a deeper appreciation for his mother after she is abducted by Martians. On Mars, female babies are nursed by robots while male babies are discarded in a junkyard under the command of Supervisor. The Martians, after researching Earth, abduct Milo’s mom to use her brain to teach robots how to raise children. Milo sneaks onto the spaceship and travels to Mars, where he meets Gribble, a young man behaving like a child, and together with a Martian named Ki and Gribble’s friend Wingnut, they attempt to rescue Milo’s mom and bring her back to Earth. The film explores themes of love, family bonds, sacrifice, and the importance of mothers in children’s lives.

Mars Needs Moms Official Trailer by Walt Disney available on YouTube

3. The Blind Side

“The Blind Side” is a 2009 American sports drama film based on the true story of Michael Oher, a football offensive lineman who overcame a challenging upbringing to play in the National Football League (NFL). The movie follows seventeen-year-old Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who is taken in by the Tuohy family. Led by Leigh Anne Tuohy, played by Sandra Bullock, the family provides Michael with love, support, and opportunities to succeed academically and athletically. With their guidance and encouragement, Michael transforms into an All-American football player and a first-round NFL draft pick, showcasing the power of compassion, determination, and family support in overcoming adversity.

The Blind Side Official Trailer by Warner Bros available on YouTube

4. Akeelah and The Bee

“Akeelah and the Bee” is a heart warming film that follows the story of Akeelah Anderson, an 11-year-old girl from South Los Angeles who discovers her talent for spelling. Despite facing challenges in her dysfunctional family and struggling with school, Akeelah’s natural gift for spelling leads her to participate in spelling bees. With the help of her mentor, Dr. Larabee, and the support of her community, Akeelah overcomes obstacles and progresses in the competitive world of spelling bees. The movie highlights themes of determination, family support, friendship, and the power of believing in oneself. Through Akeelah’s journey, the film showcases the importance of perseverance and the impact of community encouragement on individual success.

Akeelah and the Bee
Akeelah and The Bee photo by Alanbob41 for Flickr
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5. The Parent Trap

“The Parent Trap” is a 1998 American romantic comedy film directed by Nancy Meyers, starring Lindsay Lohan in a dual role as identical twins, Annie and Hallie. Separated at birth and raised by their respective parents, the twins meet for the first time at summer camp and devise a plan to reunite their wayward parents. The film follows their mischievous antics as they switch places to bring their divorced parents back together. With humour, warmth, and a touch of sentimentality, the movie explores themes of family, love, and reconciliation in a light-hearted and entertaining manner.

The Parent Trap Official Trailer available on YouTube

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