20th Century Women (2016)
A dramedy about a mother’s unusual project to teach her son how to be a good man.
Anywhere But Here (1999)
A heartfelt observation of a mother and daughter having trouble connecting.
An ambitious film about the terrible struggle of deeply wounded souls to “beat back the past.”
Ben is Back (2018)
A portrait of a mother’s determination to keep her opioid-addicted son in recovery.
The Dollmaker (1984)
An opportunity to explore family matters and consider the challenges of individualism.
A depiction of the enduring mother-daughter bond as a Pakistani mother saves her daughter from an arranged marriage.
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
A masterwork about resilient young love and the challenges faced by black families in racist America.
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
An affirmation of respect for the arduous spiritual journeys of mothers and daughters.
An immersive mother-daughter story that vividly explores emotional literacy.
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (2018)
Prequel and sequel to the musical and movie propelled by the jubilant music of Abba.
Mothers and Daughters (2016)
A lightly entertaining look at different types of mother-daughter relationships.
Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding (2012)
The tale of a mother-daughter reunion that transforms both women.
Places in the Heart (1984)
An emotionally affecting film about struggling through adversity and living with hope in a small Texas town during the 1930s.
Little Women (1994)
A vibrant and appealing screen interpretation of Louis May Alcott’s classic story about family as an evolving energy field of love.
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
A story that provides proof that it’s never too late for mothers and daughters to accept each other’s imperfections and renegotiate their relationship.
Ricki and the Flash (2015)
A dramedy about a rock musician seeking to reconcile with the family she left behind to follow her bliss.
An illustration of the difficulties inherent in stepfamilies and the insecurities we all tend to feel when we compare ourselves to others.
A view into the life of an aspiring supermom who discovers the importance of self-care and the value of everyday life.