31 Sweet Shows and Movies to Watch With Your Mom This Mother's Day

What Mom doesn't love a bingefest with her family? Celebrate Mother's Day with one of these movies or shows.

With Mother's Day coming up fast—Sunday, May 14—it's time to start planning some epic Mother's Day activities to enjoy with your mom (or your own kids).

If your mom's idea of a good time is watching some of the best shows on Netflix (or another favorite streaming service), a binge-watching session might be in order.

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Fortunately, we've done the work for you, pulling 31 mom-friendly shows or movies you can watch on Netflix on and around Mother's Day—or any time of year.

Shows and movies to watch with your mom

Catherine Called Birdy

The Last of Us star Bella Ramsey stars in this comedic movie about an independently minded young noblewoman determined to avoid a bad marriage, putting her at odds with her parents (and the rest of society).

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

The latest installment in the Bridgerton saga is dropping just in time for Mother's Day last year, and is likely to be a hit with your mom (if she likes very steamy material, that is!). This prequel showcases younger versions of Queen Charlotte, Lady Danbury, and Violet Bridgerton as they find their loves. (P.S. No kids allowed at the viewing!)

Where to watch: Netflix

Turning Red

This adorable mother-daughter Pixar tale about a family cursed (or is it blessed?) to turn into red pandas is a perfect whole-family watch for Mother's Day.

Where to watch: Disney+


If your mom is a big fan of Broadway musicals, this comedic send-up of some of the classics (think Brigadoon, Oklahoma!, The Music Man, and more) by some of Broadway's best and brightest is definitely worth a look. The second season (clearly inspired by shows like Chicago and Cabaret) will have dropped all of its episodes just in time for a cozy Mother's Day binge-watch.

Where to watch: Apple TV


The highly acclaimed (and uber-popular) fresh take on the Addams family features a teen Wednesday and her fraught relationship with her mom, Morticia, among other dramas.

Where to watch : Netflix

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The time-twisting, mind-bending movie that won all the awards this year boils down to a cool family story—and one that the whole family will enjoy.

Where to watch: Showtime

The Gilded Age

For the mom who loves a good costume drama, this soapy story of the moneyed classes in late 19th century New York has plenty of scene-stealing acting by the likes of Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, and Audra McDonald—and incredible eye candy scenery and costumes to enjoy.

Where to watch: HBO Max

Never Have I Ever

Mindy Kaling is behind this wickedly funny comedy with plenty of heart, that follows an Indian-American teen, her cousin, and her mother, as they navigate life without her father. (Note that there is some mild sexual content, if that's something you're looking to avoid!)

Where to watch: Netflix

Ted Lasso

It feels like they dropped the new season of this heartwarming fan favorite just in time for a Mother's Day binge-watch. (Or start from the beginning for a great rewatch!)

Where to watch: Apple TV

The Incredibles

This epic family tale of superheroes is definitely worth a rewatch—especially if you or your mom need a reminder that even superhero moms struggle to stretch and juggle it all. (And don't forget the super sequel too.)

Where to watch: Disney+


You might have missed this star-packed comedy (think Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette, and Felicity Huffman) about moms looking to reconnect with their adult sons. But if you're looking for an under-the-radar watch, this might be worth adding to your list.

Where to watch: Netflix


This mother-daughter Disney-Pixar movie captures the complexity of the relationship between a teen and her mom, with all of that signature Disney magic.

Where to watch: Disney+

Gilmore Girls

Take another visit to Stars Hollow with your mom with this beloved classic show that's perfect for a Mother's Day binge-watch (perhaps over brunch?).

Where to watch: Netflix

Mamma Mia!

The frothy Broadway show packed with classic ABBA tunes will get everyone up dancing this Mother's Day.

Where to watch: Peacock

Yes Day

If you're gathering the whole family (including smaller kids), this raucous family tale that showcases the craziness that can happen when the kids are in charge may be a perfect watch (and may inspire a fun family tradition as well!).

Where to watch: Netflix

Schitt's Creek

If you and your mom haven't already watched this award-winning gem, it's about time you caught up with the fabulously funny Roses. (And if you have, it's definitely worthy of a rewatch!) While plenty of focus has been on real-life father and son Eugene and Dan Levy playing a down-on-their-luck father and son, watching the relationship blossom between Moira Rose and her daughter Alexis (played by Catherine O'Hara and Annie Murphy) will definitely be a Mother's Day highlight.

Where to watch: Hulu


Looking for something you can watch with your mom and your teenage daughter? Amy Poehler plays the mom of a teen who discovers her (riot) grrl power to stand up against inequality in her high school. There are plenty of throwbacks to zine culture and '90s grunge—so break out the flannel and the black nail polish for this watch party.

Where to watch: Netflix

Mr. Mom

Take her waaay back with this oldie but goodie, where mom Teri Garr goes back to work and thrives as an ad exec, leaving her newly unemployed husband (Michael Keaton) in charge of their three kids. Even though we've come a long way in the 40 years since the movie came out, you'll still see a lot that's a little too relatable.

Where to watch: HBO Max

Kim's Convenience

This heartwarming comedy import from Canada tells the story of the Kim family, Korean immigrants to Canada who run a convenience store. And if your mom's a bit of a meddler, you'll probably see a lot to love (and laugh at), in the Kim family matriarch, Umma.

Where to watch: Netflix


Spend Mother's Day with the Jackson clan in this beloved sitcom—you'll probably find quite a bit relatable in mom Bow's relationship with her family.

Where to watch: Disney+, Hulu


This Netflix Original is all about self-acceptance, a mother-daughter relationship, and some classic teenage drama: What's not to love? The movie follows Willowdean, a girl of unconventional beauty with a beauty queen—played by Jennifer Aniston—for a mom. Whether your relationship is sometimes strained or you're the best of friends, this sweet movie might help you appreciate it even more.

Where to watch: Netflix

Bird Box

If you're the types to bond over horror films, turn to Bird Box, the story of a mother trying to get her two children to safety in a desperate dystopian world. Chilling and dark, it's not for the faint of heart, but if you and your mom can take a little thrill, it's sure to bring you closer together.

Where to watch: Netflix

This Is Us

Odds are, you or your mom have probably already gone through boxes of tissues on the tearjerking saga of the Pearson clan, but if you're in the mood for a good cry on Mother's Day, this is the sweet story for you.

Where to watch: Hulu

Stranger Things

For the mom who loves a little spooky with the sweetness, Stranger Things offers some excellent 1980s nostalgia—plus lots of mom-daughter/mom-son relationships to explore.

Where to watch: Netflix

Candy Jar

For something sweet and mindless, turn to this teenage rom-com, which stars two competitive students forced to team up for a debate tournament, despite the urging of their ambitious moms. The movie follows the two students and their single moms, capturing their bonds while offering a look at what happens when you can't follow your dreams.

Where to watch: Netflix

Lady Bird

Acclaimed director Greta Gerwig brought us this mother-daughter tale featuring stars galore (Saiorse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, and Timothee Chalamet, just to name a few) and a perfect encapsulation of dealing with the changes during a teen's senior year.

Where to watch: Paramount+

Miss Americana

If you're both Swifties and gearing up for her latest tour (or lamenting your lack of tickets), you'll appreciate this smart documentary on Taylor Swift and the production of her album, Lover. Swift has long talked about her close relationship with her mother, and watching the two of them in action—while getting an inside look at Swift's superstar life—is a great way to spend down-time together.

Where to watch: Netflix

Anne with an E

You may have read the Anne of Green Gables books together; if so, you'll love watching this recent series adaptation, which has the same heartfelt family moments and (adopted) mother-daughter lessons as the books.

Where to watch: Netflix

Great News

This comedy follows a broadcast journalist who has finally gotten her big break—at the same time that her mom gets an internship at the same show. If your mom is a little overbearing and embarrassing—but you love her anyway, of course—you'll love watching and laughing at this show together.

Where to watch: Netflix

Modern Family

This beloved (and multi-award-winning) mockumentary-style sitcom features the three families in the Dunphy clan, and likely you'll find yourself reflected in one of the characters. (We're definitely giving off major Claire vibes.)

Where to watch: Peacock, Hulu

One Day at a Time

With three seasons available on Netflix, this family-oriented series follows a newly single mother raising her two children with a little so-called help from her own mom. If you're a mother, watching this sweet series with your mom will give you both a good laugh.

Where to watch: Netflix

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