At the Audience Awards, we prefer to celebrate with film. Here is our office pics for the best movies to watch with Mom on her special day. Happy Mother’s Day!
1. August Rush Directed by Kirsten Sheridan
A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
2. The Help Directed by Tate Taylor
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
3. Gilmore Girls Directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino
A drama centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.
4. Mamma Mia! Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular ’70s group ABBA.
5. Steel Magnolias Directed by Herbert Ross
A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship and welcome her into the fold.
6. Julie and Julia Directed by Nora Ephron
Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book.
7. The Blind Side Directed by John Lee Hancock
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
8. Brave Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
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