7 Movies that Beautifully Portray the Mother Child Relationship
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, which makes it that time of the year when you express your love to your dearest mommy. The mother-child relationship has effectively been portrayed in a number of Hollywood movies and you could watch any of these 7 famous and path breaking ones listed here with your mom and celebrate this day dedicated to her.
1. Freaky Friday
The eternal conflict between teenage daughters and overworked mothers has been comically encapsulated in this movie starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis. This is a sweet movie which makes the mother and daughter understand each other in a better way when they switch bodies on one freaky Friday.
This one is a real tear jerker starring the most loved actress of chick flicks, Julia Roberts. Keep your tissues handy for you are surely going to sob into them when you see the terminally ill Jackie, played by Susan Sarandon, making her kids accept their to be stepmom who will marry her ex husband after her death.
3. Georgia Rule
Georgia is the name of the cool and loving grandma played by Jane Fonda and this movie, which has a lot of funny, touching and relatable moments, is about three generations of women. The relationships that a grandmother, mother and daughter share with each other make up the crux of the movie.
4. Anywhere But Here
Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman have beautifully depicted a complicated mother daughter relationship with which many people can connect. Like every mother, the mommy in this movie also has a dream for her daughter which is to become an actress. But her daughter would like to be as far as possible from her mom and get into a university for doing so.
5. Terms of Endearment
Most mother-daughter relationships portrayed on screen are tearjerker and so is this one. This movie won five Oscars including the Best Picture award owing to its soulful and heart wrenching depiction of a tender mother and daughter bond.
In this 2006 movie, Maggie Gyllenhaal gives a strong performance of a mother who is not your typical sacrificing and homely one but a mom who has her flaws and is willing to work on them in order to win the love of her child. The film shows how she tries to bond with her young child after being released from prison for being a drug addict.
7. Steel Magnolias
An out and out womanly tearjerker, this movie traces the lives of a group of strong women who meet up at the local salon. The main focus is on the relationship between a mother daughter duo brilliantly played by Sally Field and Julia Roberts. They go through traumas, hardships, health problems and many such issues only to emerge stronger.