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Top 7 Mother Daughter Movies

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These Mother Daughter Films are not in any particular order. I just organized them utilizing a numerical system.

1 Not Without My Daughter (1991)

Stars: Sally Field, Alfred Molina and Sheila Rosenthal, Director: Brian Gilbert, Genre: Drama, Thriller, Runtime: 116 minutes

2 Joy Luck Club (1993)

Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao and Kieu Chinh, Director: Wayne Wang, Rated: R, Genre: Drama, Runtime: 139 minutes.

3 Terms of Endearment (1983)

Stars:Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger and Jack Nicholson, Director: James L. Brooks, Rated N/A, Genre: Drama, Runtime: 132 minutes.

4Because I Said So (2007)

Stars: Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore, Director: Michael Lehmann, Rated: PG13, Genre: Comedy/ Romance, Run Time: 102 minutes.

5 Freaky Friday (1976)

Stars: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster and John Astin, Director: Gary Nelson, Rating: G, Genre: Comedy, Run time 95 minutes.

6 Steel Magnolias (1989)

Stars: Sally Fields, Julia Roberts, Director: Herbert Ross; Rated: PG Genre: Drama, Romance and Comedy, Run time: 117 minutes.

7 Brave (2012)

Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Director: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Rated: PG, Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Run time: 93 minutes

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Mother Daughter Movies to Celebrate Mother's Day

Moms and daughters will enjoy watching these mother daughter movies together.

Are you looking for something to do with Mom to celebrate Mother's Day? Why not spend this Mother's Day watching some great mother daughter relationship movies.

Vegging out, sitting in front of the big screen and spending the day with Mom, is a great way to show Mom you cherish your own mother daughter relationship.

Below find my list of mother daughter movies. These movies will make you laugh. cry and think about the importance of the mother daughter bond.

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Not Without My Daughter

Not Without My Daughter is based on the true life story of Betty Mahmoody. Betty married "Moody" an Iranian Doctor, had one daughter, and lived in America until her husband wanted to take a visit to see his family in Iran. After stepping foot in Iran Betty's life changed dramatically. Her husband became brutal and mean, her freedom was taken away from her, and she could not leave the country. This film tells the story of her struggle to get back home to America with her daughter.

While this movie has a cautionary tale about knowing who you getting involved with, it is also a testimony of a mother's love for her daughter. Because her daughter was in both parents custody it was much harder for Betty to get her daughter out of Iran. Betty never stopped until she found a way out of Iran, and a way to save her daughter from growing up as a second class citizen.

Trailer Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club explores the relationship of four American born Chinese woman and their mothers who were born in Feudal China. Through the aid of flashback we are taken on a journey of love and life. Through the stories told the children understand themselves and their mothers' better.

This movie explores cross cultural and cross generational issues seamlessly. You can not help but be wrapped up in the characters, and their struggles. The Joy Luck Club deals with the mother daughter relationship fantastically and utilizes themes of love, acceptance and the struggle to fit in to tell these woman stories.

Popcorn Recipes for Mother's Day Movie Fest

Try these tasty recipes on Mother's Day

Popcorn is always a favorite snack to munch on while watching movies. Why not try out some new popcorn recipes while watching your favorite mother daughter movies curled up in front of the television. has recipes of many different popcorn flavors to make you salivate. They have recipes for Apple Cinnamon Popcorn, Almond Honey Popcorn and many more.

Disney Pixar Brave (2012) - Mother Daughter Movie

Are you excited to see the new film Brave. It centers around a female protagonist Merida. Through the film Merida's relationship with her Mother, Queen Elinor, will be tested and examined. This clip from Disney Pixar showcases the mother daughter relationship perfectly. Enjoy!

Mother Daughter Movie Poll - Have your say

It is time for you to weigh in on the popularity of these Mother Daughter movies.

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Charito Maranan-Montecillo from Manila, Philippines on March 27, 2014:

Hi. I also liked the 1976 version of "Freaky Friday".

anonymous on March 06, 2012:

i think one that was missed was spanglish but that's pretty recent though :)

anonymous on March 06, 2012:

i think one that was missed was spanglish but that's pretty recent though :)

Inkhand on January 01, 2012:

A sentimental lens that makes me missing my mother.

anonymous on November 26, 2011:

I'm going to email this link to my wife, I'm sure she'd like to watch some of these with our 11 yr old daughter, enjoyed my visit here today, squidliked it.

SofiaMann on November 25, 2011:

Beautiful lens. Thanks.

lemonsqueezy lm on August 05, 2011:

My daughter and I recently watched the newer Freaky Friday and enjoyed it.

pimbels lm on June 03, 2011:

Great selection of movies. "Not Without My Daughter" and "Because I Said So" are my favorites.

simplyoasis on May 16, 2011:

I was happy to see "Because I Said So" in your list, one of my favorites!

lizziehumphreys1 on May 11, 2011:

aww these films sound really nice. I like the sound of Not Without My Daughter and Freaky Friday! will maybe buy them one day to watch. nice lens!

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on May 02, 2011:

I have always enjoyed watching movies with my daughter! A Most Excellent suggestion!

anonymous on May 02, 2011:

Is it okay if I feature this lens on my top 10 mother days gift lens?

I'm new to squidoo. I'm not sure if I can feature without asking permission. =x

tiff0315 on April 30, 2011:

Great selection. Right now my Mother/Daughter movies are with princesses or fairies LOL

anonymous on April 25, 2011:

I love this lens! I just watched Because I Said So this past weekend and was thinking how I should watch it with my daughter. I haven't seen the Joy Luck Club in forever - might have to rent it this weekend :).

GiftsBonanza on April 24, 2011:

Ohh.. the Joy Luck Club is such a wonderful movie, love it!

seashell2 on April 23, 2011:

Nice selection... I remember 'Terms of Endearment' the best!

Melody Lassalle from California on April 23, 2011:

I recently saw the movie Temple Grandin. I don't know where Temple Grandin would have ended up had her Mother not fought so hard for her.

From your list...I consider the Joy Luck Club to be one of my all time favorites. It's one of those rare times where I read the book, fell in love with it, then saw the movie, and fell in love with it too.

Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on April 22, 2011:

I have seen all of these. Term of Endearment has always choked me up. I even watch movies with my daughter when she is away at college, we watch our long distance movie together. Thanks for including me with the other special RocketMoms.

NoYouAreNot on April 21, 2011:

I have read Not Without My Daughter. Cruel world for women, not only in Iran though. And, of course, I've watched Freaky Friday with my own daughter -- after her recommendation. Yep, it was funny. Thanks for mentioning Terms Of Endearment, I might just watch it. You did a good movie presentation here.

ohcaroline on April 20, 2011:

My favorite of these was Sally Fields in Not Without My Daughter. Great drama and true story.

Treasures By Brenda from Canada on April 20, 2011:

Some movies here I have not seen, but that does not surprise me.

Actually, I'm wanting to see a Mother Son's a Hallmark one I read about.

tssfacts on April 20, 2011:

Great selection of Mother Daughter movies. I have seen them all but the alternative one. I really like that you gave quotes from each of them.

Julia M S Pearce from Melbourne, Australia on April 19, 2011:

Lovely selection of Mother and Daughter movies.I wish I could sit mine down so we could watch one together.

Holley Web on April 19, 2011:

I love all these choices. Mom and I have a great time watching them together.

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