Even though we are unable to take Mum to the cinemas this year for a Mother’s Day treat, it doesn’t mean you can’t still watch a great movie together from the comfort of your homes. If you’re unable to be with your mum on Mother’s Day, take a look at Netflix Party.
This Google Chrome extension allows you to stream the film to both respective parties, at the same time, whilst being able to see and talk to each other through a video call. All you’ll need is both your Netflix accounts, a good internet connection and a webcam.
Since the closure of cinemas world-wide earlier this year many films distributors have released their blockbuster movies straight to streaming services, such as Netflix and Disney+. Don’t have a streaming platform account? Many streaming services available in Australia including Stan, Prime Video, Netflix and Disney+, all offer complimentary trial periods.
So, grab your popcorn and take a seat, here’s our top five Mother’s Day movies available on Netflix right now.
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5 Netflix Movies Perfect for Mother’s Day
Brooklyn is the heart-warming tail of a young Irish immigrant, Eilis Lace, played by award-winning actress Saoirse Ronan, as she builds a life in Brooklyn. Set in the 1950s, Elis is lured by the perceived bright lights of New York City, embarking on the new adventure across the sea alone.
As you follow along her journey, she battles with homesickness, a new love and the trouble that comes with being a young female Irish immigrant in 1950s America. She soon finds herself at a crossroads and must choose between her old life in Ireland and the big city dream.
This multi-award-winning film, directed by John Crowley, was first released to cinemas in 2015 and quickly became a box-office hit. Based on Colm Toibins’ 2009 novel ‘Brooklyn,’ the film earned three Oscar nominations in 2016, best picture, best adapted screenplay and best actress for Saoirse Ronans’ performance.
If you’re looking for a heart-felt, easy to watch and all round lovely mother and daughter film, Booklyn makes the perfect Netflix Mother’s Day movie date.
2. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
The sequel to the much loved Mamma Mia film has finally landed on Netflix! This time, the story follows a young Donna, played by Lily James, as she embarks on a journey through Europe after graduating. During her travels, she meets the infamous Harry, Bill and Sam; the elusive fathers of her daughter, Sophie.
As young Donna’s story unfolds, you’re juxtaposed with Sophie’s current life as she attempts to fulfil her Mother’s dream of opening the Greek Island of Kalokairi to tourists. The film is filled with perfect renditions of ABBAs’ classics and features a guest appearance from Cher.
If you’re after an uplifting movie to truly transport you away to the beautiful Greek Islands amidst the current state of the world Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is the perfect Mother’s Day film for you.
Wonder is a perfect movie for the whole family. The film follows a family as they send their son, Auggie, who has facial differences, to traditional school for the first time. As Auggie navigates the primary school landscape, his family debate whether they made the right choice. His journey unites family, classmates and the local community as he proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Based on the Times best seller by R.J. Palacio, Wonder stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Temblay. Since its initial release in 2017, the film has been praised for its advocacy for inclusion and used across the world as an educational film.
4. A Fall from Grace
If you’re looking for a thriller drama this Mother’s Day, you can’t go past A Fall from Grace. This Netflix original film will have you guessing from beginning to end. When the loving, law-abiding Grace confesses to killing her new husband, all is not as it seems.
Her young lawyer is not convinced of Grace’s guilt, embarking on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth. There’s not much more we can say without spoiling the ending. Suffice to say, if you love crime thrillers this is the perfect film for you and mum this Mother’s Day.
5. You’ve Got Mail
Are you and Mum after a nostalgic movie date? The cult 90s classic You’ve Got Mail has landed on Netflix just in time for Mother’s Day. The story follows the tale of Kathleen Kelly, the owner of a small New York bookshop, when a multi-national bookshop chain begins construction across the road.
Joe Fox is directly responsible for the new store development, who Kathleen naturally grows to despise as her bookshop becomes at risk. Meanwhile, both parties have developed a deeply anonymous relationship via email, neither know they’re falling for the enemy.
If You’ve Got Mail isn’t quite the rom-com you were after, Netflix has an abundance of 90s and 2000s classics including The Notebook, P.S I Love You and Ghost.