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Mother’s Day: 10 films that talk about motherhood

To celebrate Mother’s Day, how about a list of themed films? Below, we list 10 films that deal with the theme of motherhood.

We have collected feature films of the most diverse genres to satisfy the tastes of all mothers! Check it out below!

Movies about motherhood

Exploring the unconditional love and sacrifices that motherhood demands, “Jack’s Room” features a screenplay by Emma Donoghue, based on her novel.

In the plot, a young woman (Brie Larson) lives with her five-year-old son (Jacob Tremblay) in a precarious warehouse. Kidnapped and held captive for seven years, her mother protects her son and tries to escape from the place.

She gave birth to her son in captivity when she was regularly sexually abused by her captor. Brie Larson won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in this film.

Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, the acclaimed Spanish film “Tudo Sobre Minha Mãe” was awarded Foreign Film at the Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTAs. In the plot, a 17-year-old young man (Eloy Azorín) dies after being hit by a car on the same birthday as him.

His mother, Manuela (Cecilia Roth), cannot do what she had planned: tell her son that day who the father he didn’t know was. From that moment on, Manuela leaves on a journey to find the father of her child to break the news about her.

The cast also includes Penélope Cruz, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña and Antonia San Juan.

The success of our cinema, ‘Que Horas Ela Volta?’ addresses motherhood in the context of social inequalities in Brazil. The film is written and directed by Anna Muylaert.

In the plot, Val (Regina Casé) is a domestic worker who lives and works full time in the home of an upper-class family in São Paulo. She is the nanny of Fabinho (Michel Joelsas), who will take the entrance exam.

However, Jéssica (Camila Márdila), the daughter Val left behind in Pernambuco when he came seeking opportunities in São Paulo, will take the same entrance exam. When Jessica arrives at Val’s bosses’ house, a series of conflicts arise.

A cinematic classic, “Imitation of Life” is an acclaimed melodrama directed by Douglas Sirk. The film deals with topics such as motherhood and racial issues.

The plot follows Lora Meredith (Lana Turner), a widowed aspiring actress with a daughter, Susie. When she meets Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore), also a widow and Sarah Jane’s mother, a strong friendship is born. Annie and Sarah Jane join Lora’s family, with Annie working for her.

However, when Lora becomes a Broadway star years later, problems arise: Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner) rejects her identity because she has lighter skin than her mother. Susie (Sandra Dee) feels rejected by her mother and falls in love with her boyfriend (John Gavin).

Focusing on a complex relationship between a mother and daughter over thirty years, “Terms of Endearment” is an award-winning film. The film is directed by James L. Brooks and stars Debra Winger, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels and John Lithgow.

At the 56th Academy Awards, “Terms of Endearment” won five awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (MacLaine), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Nicholson).

The South Korean psychological thriller “Mother” follows a widowed mother (Kim Hye-ja) who single-handedly cares for her 28-year-old intellectually disabled son (Won Bin).

However, when her son is accused of brutally killing a local teenager, his mother embarks on a desperate journey to prove his innocence. The film is directed by Bong Joon-ho, the same director of the acclaimed and award-winning “Parasite”.

One of the great classics of horror cinema, the film is directed by the Frenchman Roman Polanski, author of films such as Chinatown and The Pianist.

Mia Farrow plays Rosemary, a young woman who moves into a new New York apartment with her husband (John Cassavetes). When Rosemary becomes pregnant with her, strange and disturbing events begin to occur, leading her to question her sanity and the true nature of the child she is carrying.

Classic family drama from acclaimed director Ingmar Bergman, starring legendary actresses Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann. This film powerfully explores the depths of the complex relationship between mother and daughter, marked by resentment, the pain of the past and the search for reconciliation.

In the story, after years of estrangement, a famous pianist (Ingrid Bergman) decides to visit her daughter (Liv Ullmann) in Sweden. Their reunion reveals the emotional wounds that have separated them for so long.

The Others (2001)

Directed by award-winning Chilean director Alejandro Amenábar (of the Oscar-winning best foreign film Mar Adentro), The Others is a suspense film with horror touches.

A mother (Nicole Kidman) lives in isolation with her two photosensitive children during World War II, waiting for her husband to return from the battlefield. The arrival of new employees triggers a series of inexplicable events that put the family’s health at risk.

Stop, otherwise mom will shoot! (1992)

Unpretentious detective comedy, “Stop, or Mom Will Shoot!” with Sylvester Stallone and Estelle Getty.

The film revolves around a tough cop (Stallone) whose life is turned upside down when his mother (Getty) decides to visit him. Her mother begins to interfere in her son’s life, even getting involved in his police investigations.

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