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A Special Thank You And A Happy Mother's Day To All The Mom's Out There! Without You Guys (And Our Dads), We Wouldn't Be Here Today. So Thank You!

Maybe you're trying to find something to watch on this special day, or maybe you're just trying to find some things to watch with your mom regardless if the day is special or not. If most moms are like mine and don't have a lot of time on their hands, when they do, they want a nice clean (meaning anything mother wouldn't frown upon) movie to watch with their kids and/or family. Below are 7 really great films that you NEED to watch with your mom, most of which I have with mine!

1. Better Off Dead

This 1985 cult classic tells the story of high school student Lane Myer (John Cusack), who's suicidal after his girlfriend breaks up with him shortly before Christmas, and he starts to fall for the foreign exchange student. Hopefully you don't have a mom like Lane!

2. Some Kind of Wonderful

It's actually PG-13, or so it is nowadays. This classic was done by the great John Hughes, which starred Eric Stoltz as an artsy high school outcast who tries to land a date with the popular girl Amanda Jones (Lea Thompson) and gets some help from his tomboy best friend, Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson).

3. Can't Buy Me Love

Another classic, this 1987 love story follows a nerdy high schooler, Ronald Miller (Patrick Dempsey), who rescues a cheerleader, Cindy Mancini (Amanda Peterson), from parental punishment after she accidentally destroys her mother's designer clothes. Ronald agrees to pay for the $1,000 outfit on one condition: that she will act as though they're a couple for an entire month.

4. The Toy

This 1982 classic starred the late Richard Pryor who plays an underemployed reporter who finds himself literally purchased as a toy for a rich spoiled brat. This film doesn't fit today's rating, so be weary...

5. The Notebook

As you may already know, this is based off one of Nicholas Sparks' bestsellers. If you haven't seen or read any of his other work, then be prepared to cry. I thought I'd be fine...but I wasn't.

6. Fireproof

This is just one of the few great films made by the Kendrick Brothers, who've been responsible for some really great Christian films like Facing the Giants, Courageous, and the recent War Room, which are surprisingly fairly decent movies.

7. Labor Day

Now, my mother has never watched this film, but my brother and I have. We liked it, and I think you would too, so give it a shot!

Honorable Mention(s)

If you don't find any of those movies to your liking, then try some of these:

Napoleon Dynamite, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Forrest Gump, Say It Isn't So, or watch one of your mom's favorites!

Are There Any Other Movies You Think Mother's Should Watch? Comment Them Below! Thanks For Reading!!


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