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The best Mother’s Day movies to max out on quality time

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Mother's Day is right around the corner, and unlike last year, we're looking forward to spending quality time with the women who do it all. In the instance your plans this year look a lot like staying in instead of grand itineraries, sometimes the most meaningful time spent together looks like getting cosy on the couch for hours of on-screen joy. If this is your cup of tea, below, we've rounded up the best classic Mother's Day movies to get you in the spirit.

The First Wives Club

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Always at the top of our list. When three college best friends learn about the tragic death of the fourth member of their friendship group who ends her life after her husband left her for a younger woman, Annie, Elise and Brenda reunite, and realize that they are all being left for younger models too. In a plot to seek revenge, they become closer than ever.


The Parent Trap

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Identical twins Annie and Hallie are separated at birth as the result of a messy divorce. Each raised by one of their biological parents, the two meet by chance at a summer camp, and plot to string their family together again.


The Meddler

It's Susan Sarandon's world, and we're all just living in it. A mother who has just lost her husband is feeling the grips of loneliness in New York, so decides to move interstate to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter. The title says the rest...


Baby Boom

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Diane forever. J.C. Wiatt is a New York City businesswoman whose career is her number one priority. Her second priority is her stockbroker boyfriend. When life takes an unexpected turn and J.C ends up becoming the caretaker of a deceased relatives child, her life is turned upside down, and she will have to choose between her old life and her new one.

French Exit

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Michelle Pfeiffer plays a chic, wealthy widow who is rapidly running out of the money she needs to fund her elaborate lifestyle. Hedges plays her son, who is so close with his mother that he is mistaken as a gigolo. As Pfeiffer comes to face the harsh reality that her husband's fortune is running out, she takes up the offer of a friend to move from New York to Paris to salvage what's left along with her son, and her cat.


Freaky Friday

You know the drill! Lindsay Lohan plays the bratty teenage daughter of Jamie Lee Curtis, an overworked mother who is sick of her daughter's antics. In a bizarre supernatural twist, the two switch bodies, and they are forced to walk a proverbial mile in the other's shoes.


It's Complicated

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Meryl Streep plays Jane, a divorcee who runs into her ex-husband at their son's graduation ceremony and sparks fly. Things get messy as the divorced couple become entangled once again, only this time her ex-husband is remarried.


Death Becomes Her

Meryl again! Goldie Hawn is a writer whose life has been seemingly ruined when her actress frenemie, played by Streep steals her man. They each secretly drink a miracle cure which prevents ageing, but discover that they have turned very immortal.

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