Summer vacations are on! Only mothers can know what an ordeal it is to survive the little devils through the long break. It gets all the more challenging if you have no plans of an exotic holiday just like me. But hey! There are summer camps! So, if you have managed to pack-up your kids to some summer camp or activity and have some free time, how about catching upon some classics whenever you can squeeze in one. Just gang up with fellow moms, mothers and mother-in-laws or just with your coffee and get going with these movies that celebrate the most beautiful feeling in the world – motherhood…
(Let’s get real guys! We are mommies and we can’t do a movie marathon. But there are 365 days/ nights to watch these masterpieces!)
The Sound of Music: A tribute to a woman’s motherly instincts, The Sound of Music is the story of a nun who enters a family of seven motherless kids as a governess and win their hearts with her jovial nature, love and affection.
Erin Brockovich: A single mother’s inspiring story from unemployment to becoming a legal assistant and bringing down a huge business empire accused of polluting city’s water supply.
The Kids Are Alright: Relationships are complex. But when a lesbian couple gets to know that their respective kids were fathered by the same donor and now the kids are determined to bring the dad back in the family… it becomes a roller coaster of emotions.
Stepmom: A heartwarming play of circumstances that make a terminally ill mother come to terms with her husband’s new love and her son’s step mother. Starring Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris, this movie was the inspiration behind Bollywood’s We Are Family starring Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal.
Brave: No other animation movie brings alive the complex and close bond shared by a mother and daughter like Brave does.
Zakhm: A heart-wrenching tale of a woman’s existance torned apart by her love on one side and her religion on the other. How she brings together the loose ends of her past and present with the help of her son makes Zakhm one of the finer films of Bollywood.
Juno: An unwanted teenage pregnancy exposes a young girl to a deluge of mixed emotions – from experiencing ramblings of motherhood to being in love with her kids’ father to watching the prospective adoptive parents of the baby falling apart- the film is a must watch!
Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa: One of the most power-packed performances by Jaya Bachchan, Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa is a mother’s quest for understanding and establishing her deceased son’s identity, ideologies and outlook towards life starting off with a mere corpse number ”1084.”
Freaky Friday: Imagine waking up as your mom one fine morning! While this movie is a fun watch all alone too but watch it with your mom with a dare to not laugh!
Anywhere But Here: A mother-daughter duo move to a new city with altogether different motives. While the daughter aspires a lifetime of academia, mommy wants to see her daughter grow up to be a movie star, hence she brings her to Beverly Hills. Will the two ever come to the same page? Find out as you watch this fine play of emotions…
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