Freaky Friday (2003)
This early-2000s remake has a classic mother-daughter storyline and a number of hilarious moments. Who can forget Chad Michael Murray singing “Baby One More Time” and then being tackled by Lindsay Lohan? Plus, you’d be lying if you said you didn’t love the soundtrack.
A League Of Their Own (1992)
This movie made the list for two reasons. For one, it’s empowering to all women, regardless of age. Secondly, I have yet to meet a mom who doesn’t have at least a slight crush on Tom Hanks and possibly a small lady crush on Geena Davis.
Pearl Harbor (2001)
This list needs a tear-jerker, and while the predictable choice might be either “The Notebook” or “Titanic,” “Pearl Harbor” brings a lot to the table — romance, drama, action and of course, tragedy. Grab the tissues and get comfy — it’s a long one.
Disney movies might feel like something you haven’t watched with your mom since you outgrew diapers, but “Brave” has several positive qualities, no matter your age. The animation is beautiful and the storyline is intriguing. This is no ordinary princess movie — it’s a mother-daughter must.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Whether you’re looking for a mother-son or mother-daughter movie, this one goes both ways. It’s hard not to love Jonny Depp as Jack Sparrow, and how can you go wrong with sword fights and rum? And there’s always the option to make it into a movie marathon.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
You’d be hard-pressed to find a mom who doesn’t feel nostalgic toward a number of ‘80s movies, especially “The Breakfast Club.” It’ll have you believing a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal aren’t so different after all, and possibly fist pumping to “Don’t you forget about me.”
13 Going On 30 (2004)
This classic coming-of-age flick promotes something your mom probably told you a lot when you were younger — don’t be in a hurry to grow up. Watching it together will be a trip down memory lane, and you’ll probably Google whether or not Razzles are a real candy. They are.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Even though this list has quite a few chick flicks on it, Monty Python is perfect for some quality mother-son time. Classic comedy can bring people closer, and even if you don’t find it funny, you can always mock it together. Everybody wins.
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