5 Movies to Watch With Your Mom on Mother’s Day to Inspire Your Soul
Not sure what to do with your Mom this Mother’s Day?
Why not plan a cozy movie night just for the two of you!
I remember not knowing what to do on Mother’s Day, so I came up with this fun list of women-powered movies. Films can help bring us together as women, highlighting both our common and diverse strengths. Mother’s Day should be about celebrating what it means to be a woman today and all that we have been through together throughout history.
Women are strong. We bring life into this world. We are intuitive, compassionate, and nurturing. We teach people how to love themselves, how to heal, and how to take care of others. We are truly magical beings and sometimes we just need reminding of that—especially moms!
5 Great Movies to Watch on Mother’s Day
- Wonder Woman - You don’t need to know anything about superheroes to love this movie. This story is about Diana, an Amazonian warrior woman who overcomes her fear of leaving her home to fight for the greater good of the world. Finally we get to see a woman as the hero after so many years of having to watch men save the day. Diana learns along the way that she is far more powerful than she knew; let her story awaken the strength within you, and most importantly, remind your mom that she’s your personal superhero!
- Hidden Figures - Based on a true story, this movie is about 3 African American women working at NASA as computers who changed history by launching John Glenn into orbit. Not only were these women were integral to this pivotal moment in human history, they also changed how women of colour were treated in the workforce for the better. Their story reminds each of us how we can overcome inequalities like sexism and racism with hard work and persistence.
- Suffragette - This film is set during the Women’s Liberation movement that occurred in the United Kingdom in 1912 and follows the lives of three different women. I think it’s important to learn about and understand the women our mothers were raised by and how they shaped and continue to impact women’s lives today. Let this story inspire you to keep the movement for equality alive. For some extra perspective, invite your grandmother to watch this film with you; she’s sure to have some interesting stories of her own about growing up during this time.
- Bridget Jones’s Diary - I actually watched this romantic comedy with my own mom recently - if you’re looking for something light and fun, this is the film for you. Bridget is self reflective and self assured, yet willing to admit her faults. The film follows Bridget’s as she goes through a career change and navigates the modern dating scene. She sticks up for herself when it counts and isn’t impressed when a billionaire throws himself at her. She’s a strong, funny, independent woman dealing with messy romance and overbearing parents, what’s not to love?
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Women love Star Wars too! This action-packed movie features a strong woman named Rey who reluctantly embarks on the ancient path of the Jedi in order to save the world with her heart and intuition. I highly recommend this movie to any woman because it has such a strong and inspiring message. It’s amazing that we are again able to see women in leadership roles and fighting in movies right alongside men - or in Rey’s case, against men.
We can share these films to help spread light and empowerment, knowing that as they were made, as each crew member showed up for work, they knew they were a part of a story that needed to be told. Let’s let these stories help shape our culture and replace the stories where women are disempowered, intentionally or otherwise.
Let your mother know you appreciate her love and her compassion. Help her see her power so she knows that she can do anything. Help her connect to her spiritual side by showing her women’s strong intuition and healing abilities. Help her rediscover her true self as the loving, revolutionary soul that she is. As we lift each other up, we rise together.
It’s a great time to get closer to your mother. Allow yourself to relax and have fun, but try to learn something new about her. Focus on the ways you and your mother have overcome adversity or been there for each other. Ask her what it was like to be a woman when she was growing up. Pinpoint the unique strengths you see in your mother to help her feel loved and appreciated. Today and everyday is a day to honour women for carrying the torch and being strong amidst adversity.
Let us know what your favourite female-powered films are!