13 Best Movies & Shows On Netflix Mom Will Love

Mothers day is fast approaching… Hint, hint! If you haven’t gotten mom anything, why not plan a special day for her? Mom doesn’t want fancy presents or expensive gifts. She doesn’t need to be pampered at the best spa or receive a gigantic bouquet of flowers. You really want to know what mom wants?

To sit back and enjoy some peace and quiet (at least thats what my mom always wants).

So why not find her a perfect movie on Netflix, get her favorite snacks and drinks, and leave her to watch the movie in peace.

While you’re waiting on mom, hand and food, and cleaning the house, make sure that you give her peace and quiet to watch some of her favorite shows and movies. (Hint: Stay away from kids movies– Let her watch something that she wouldn’t normally get to watch and enjoy.)

Although some moms might like a nice romantic movie or drama to watch alone many will prefer something with a little bit less spicy.

Here are some of the most popular movies on Netflix for Mom to watch this Mother’s Day (or any day really).

1. Grease (1978)

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An oldie, but goodie! The fun musical that follows Sandy and Danny as their world clash but their love collides. Follow the greaser and the good girl as they fall in love!

2. Serendipity (2001)

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A chance encounter years before followed by yet another change chance encounter years later? Do you believe in love at fist site? These two strangers do when they recognize their chemistry in the second chance meeting.

3. Bridget Jone’s Diary (2001)

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Bridget Jone’s Diary is the perfect movie for mom to watch this Mother’s day. You’ll see tales from her Mr. Right-her-right-now and her Mr. Right. It will make you thankful for the love life you were given.

4. White Chicks (2004)

Not your typical comedy, but one for the books for sure! Two FBI agents are meant to guard two socialites that are promised at a party. The party is compromised when threats of kidnaping come in play.

The only thing to do is become one with the socialites, right?

4. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)

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A game of he said, she said. Ben bets his co-workers that he can get a girl to fall in love with him in 10 days and Andie bet her co-workers that she could drive the man absolutely nuts in 10 days. By chance, they chose each other. 

Watch Ben and Andie play out their bets.

5. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

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Bianca is hellbent on getting her older sister to date so that she can have a date to the prom. If Kat has a date, then she is free to have one too.

Bianca finds Patrick, the shady, quiet member of the school to take her on a date.

6. Grey’s Anatomy (2005)

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Mom is one lucky gal! These seasons are packed full of action, happiness, energy, romance, and love. Follow new surgical interns, their attendings, and the drama that follows with them.

7. Shameless (2011)

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Wildly dysfunctional, the Galagher’s live their live with no bounds. Fiona, the older sister to her five siblings, has the responsibility of taking care of them as they make their way through life.

You can follow all the seasons on Netflix.

8. Jane The Virgin (2014)

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It sounds funny, but hey! Jane the Virgin airs on the CW normally, but thank goodness Netflix picked it up for you to enjoy. Jane vowed to be chaste until marriage until she found out that she was mistakenly, artificially inseminated.

9. Fuller House (2016)

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Remember Full House? It sure was one for the books. A great show that sadly ended in 1995. But hey, when one door closes, another one opens… 21 years later.

Fuller House is the spin off of Full House, showcasing the lives of DJ and Stephanie. Like the original, there is never a dull moment!

10. Grace and Frankie (2015)

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After learning that their husbands are more than business partners, Grace and Frankie have to learn to cope. What better way to do just that than with each other? Doesn’t seem like a bad idea, but they’ve already got a strained relationship as it is.

11. Bad Moms (2017)

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If you’re a mother, it can be difficult to find the time to watch the latest movie. But you needn’t worry, because there are several bad movies for moms on the market. A comedy starring Mila Kunis can make the day fly by!

Although this movie contains some disturbing moments, it’s a fun and lighthearted way to spend your evening. And if you’re looking for a good laugh, the Bad Moms series is sure to provide.

“Bad Moms” follows the lives of three burnt out mothers who are tired of the pressures of motherhood and find themselves unable to cope. In the movie, Amy (Kristin Bell) meets two other moms who have similar feelings and embark on a raunchy spree of bad behavior.

12. Imitation of Life (1959)

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The cult classic Imitation of Life has a huge fan base, especially among black women and gay men. It’s about two women who are trapped in a society that doesn’t allow for women’s happiness. The film starts with an impersonation of Nat “King” Cole by Earl Grant and includes gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.

Awarded a “Golden Globe” for best supporting actress, the film has won multiple awards. And Moore, Dee, and others were nominated for other awards.

Another great feature of “Imitation of Life” is its deranged portrayal of American society. The light-skinned Sarah Jane, who prefers a father who is absent, has no idea she’s a mixed-race child. However, Annie, who’s a devoted mother, sees an opportunity in Sarah Jane’s mixed-race heritage, and she tries to get her hands on her mother’s absent father.

“Imitation of Life” was the director’s last melodrama. It’s a complex film with a lot of subplots and emotions, including ambition, friendship, and love. Its best subplot is a study of the divisions in American society and its role in shaping the lives of both women.

The movie also stars Susan Kohner, who gives an impressive performance as a young, outcast girl.

If you’re a mom who’s looking for an easy-to-understand and entertaining movie to watch with your family, “Imitation of Life” may be the perfect choice. This classic novel is based on a novel by Fannie Hurst. The book is a classic in the genre of African-American fiction and had many award-winning adaptations. The 1934 version starred Lana Turner and John Gavin.

13. Amy Poehler’s Dumplin’ (2018)

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If you want to watch a good movie with your mom, you should probably check out Amy Poehler’s Dumpin’. The plot follows plus-size high school senior Will Dickson as he attempts to mend his relationship with his estranged mother.

As a former beauty queen, Rosie is an incredibly competitive individual who is desperate to win the pageant. As a result, Will is put in a position to win the competition, and her relationship with her mother is put to the test.

The slapstick comedy is perfect for any mom to see with her daughters, but it is especially aimed at a younger audience. The movie stars Marcia Gay Harden, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sydney Park, Josephine Langrod, Clark Gregg, Josie Totah, and Ike Barinholtz.

Amy Poehler is a comic star in this movie as a teen mom. It is full of references to 90s grunge, zine culture, and the mom culture. The Kim family, a group of Korean immigrants, manages a convenience store. The film is an uplifting comedy with a lot to love for moms and daughters alike.

Final Thoughts

Give your mom the best mother’s day ever, make sure she is relaxed, happy and laughing. You don’t need to spend a ton of money on a gift or stress yourself out on what to get mom. It’s super simple, just give her the gift of no worries, relaxation, and a hug. 

Mom’s, let us know which shows and movies on Netflix you really enjoy? We hope your enjoyed your Mothers’ Day this year! Happy binging!

Stephen R.

Hi my name is Stephen and I am the founder of NetflixUpdate.com. I created this site to help give some information about what is happening in the streaming world.

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