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5 Netflix Films Led by Cool, Inspirational Moms

Catch the comedies, dramas, and coming-of-age movies this Mother’s Day!

This Mother’s Day, bond with the whole family by sitting back to a relaxing movie or two on Netflix! Here are our five recommendations— each one offering a compelling plot led by unforgettable mother characters! (Read: 3 Floral Cupcake Stores for Your Mother’s Day Needs)

Otherhood (2019)

Kids, no matter how old you are, don’t ever forget Mother’s Day— lest you want your mom to remind you herself, when she drops by your place unannounced. That’s what three dejected mothers (Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette, and Felicity Huffman) do when their respective grown sons take them for granted in this comedy film.

Pose (2018)

Mother” is what they call the head of the house of models and dancers who ruled the underground drag ball scene in New York circa ‘80sand ‘90s. It’s a title Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista (Mj Rodriguez) takes very seriously as she nurtures her impressionable wards (Indya Moore, Ryan Jamaal Swain, and Angel Bismark Curiel) to reach for the stars.

Catch this award-winning drama series for its excellent storyline, mesmerizing dance sequences, and fun soundtrack.

Lost Girls (2020)

What would a mother do for her child? Launch a relentless investigation of her missing daughter, in the case of Mari Gilbert (played by Amy Ryan). The mystery drama is based on a true story of the murders committed by the notorious Long Island serial killer. (Read: LIST: Mystery Series to Watch if You Liked ‘The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel’)

Dumplin’ (2018)

It’s a tough act to follow when your mother (played by Jennifer Aniston) is a former beauty queen and head of a local pageant. Fortunately, this plus-sized, frizzy-haired daughter (Danielle MacDonald) doesn’t care and joins the pageant to prove a point. The coming-of-age movie features music from Dolly Parton.

Yellow Rose (2019)

When the undocumented Filipina Priscilla (Princess Punzalan) is seized by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, her daughter Rose (Eva Noblezada) is forced to relocate to a small town in Austin Texas. There, she lives with her estranged aunt Gail (Lea Salonga) and attempts to pursue her dream of singing. The musical drama scooped up numerous awards at the Los Angeles Pacific Film Festival.

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