I admit it — I never know what to get for my mom on Mother's Day. I mean, what could you possibly purchase for the woman who brought you into this world and then unconditionally fought for your happiness every second after? Nothing ever feels good enough. But sometimes, the best answer is right in front of your face. Early on, I learned that my mom appreciates some quality time, whether we're making dumplings together or watching a movie in silence. So if you're on the same wavelength with your mama, celebrate with these nine movies on Netflix to watch with your mom on Mother's Day. Because nothing says bonding quite like ugly crying together over a film that dives into the intricacies of mother-child relationships.
Before I begin, I just want you to know that this list doesn't include any classic television shows like Gilmore Girls, nor does it have family-centered movies like Akeelah and the Bee, The Joy Luck Club, or Freaky Friday, the greatest mother-daughter films of all time — welcome to my TED Talk. Nonetheless, these movies on Netflix are exactly what you need if you want to spend some quality time with your mom this Mother's Day. And trust me, you'll both be feeling all the feels by the end of each film.