MILAN – There are so many ways to celebrate the women in your life. Watching a good movie together is definitely one of them. With Mother’s Day, there’s no better time than now to celebrate one of the most important women in your life: your mom. There are film adaptations of books that focus on the mother-daughter relationship, friendships between women, or simply celebrate the most important moments in a woman’s life. In addition to offering you some books to read with your mom , here are some movies, taken from literary works, to watch with your mom from Bustle . Click here to read and share the aphorisms dedicated to Mom! Steel Flowers (based on Robert Harling’s book)
Based on the life of the author’s sister, this film chronicles the lives of six small-town women in the south through the ups and downs of their private lives. All the characters are lovable and funny, but it’s the bond between mother M’Lynn and daughter Shelby (played by Sally Field and Julia Roberts respectively) that is capable of making you laugh, thrill, and then laugh again. A movie classic focused on the mother-daughter relationship. Bridget Jones’s Diary (based on the books of Helen Fielding)
Most of us like to think that our moms have always been the way they are, but in reality they too were in their 20s and 30s. ideal film to laugh out loud in the company of the women in your life. Longing for Tenderness (based on the book by Larry McMurtry)
No list of Mother’s Day movies would be complete without this one. This film is the progenitor of all films that talk about the mother-daughter relationship. The film chronicles 30 years in the life of Aurora Greenway (Shirley Maclaine) and her daughter Emma (Debra Winger) as they seek love and learn to express their feelings for each other. From Emma’s wedding to being diagnosed with terminal cancer, this film will test your sensitivity and emotionality. READ ALSO: 5 Books Every Daughter Should Read With Her Mother The Sublime Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisters (based on Rebecca Wells’ book)
This book turned movie tells how family habits can affect us for the rest of our lives. The story of a group of longtime friends who help a young playwright (played by Sandra Bullock) discover the truth about her complicated and eccentric mother and leave her painful past behind. Wild (based on the book by Cheryl Strayed)
Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed, the film stars actress Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl, who after years of inappropriate and destructive behavior decides to walk more than a thousand kilometers along the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. During the journey, the protagonist reflects on her childhood and the most recent loss of her mother, and on how both of these have marked her life. This film encapsulates the fears and pleasures of a young woman who faces all the difficulties of a journey that tests her, strengthens her and ultimately heals her. Julie & Julia (from Julie Powell’s book)
Julie & Julia is a work that celebrates women with all their complexities and vices, all their dreams and disasters, all their ups and downs. Based on Julie Powell’s memoir in which she attempted in a year to cook all the recipes contained within Julia Child’s famous cookbook, the film is inspired by both Julie Powell (played by Amy Adams) who struggles to be proud of what she does, both to Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep) who struggles to find “something to do” while her husband works in Paris, organizing cooking classes and spending years writing and trying to publish her book . A film to watch carefully if both you and your mother do creative work. Because, as you well know, the struggle is real, but so is the joy.Red-haired Anna (from the book by LM Montgomery)
Anne Shirley and many things: optimistic, romantic, determined and, in fact, a bit crazy. But her story continues today to excite and touch the heartstrings, in particular through the relationship with her adoptive parents. Watching Anna and Marilla learn to love and also, ultimately, love each other is one of the best examples of a non-traditional family. READ ALSO: Here is the test to find out what kind of mom you are through Sirene art (taken from the book by Patty Dann)
Set in the 1960s, this film explores the sometimes complicated relationships between mothers and daughters. Starring a 15-year-old girl (played by Winona Ryder), their nine-year-old sister and their quirky and quirky mother (played by Cher) as they continue to change homes, heads and learn to grow up together. If you and your mother or another family member are very different and have had a hard time looking each other in the eye, this is the perfect movie for you to watch together. Crazy Friday (from the book by Mary Rodgers)
If you are with your children on Mother’s Day (or if you just miss the 2000s), watching “That Crazy Friday” is the best thing to do. It is the sweet story of a mother and her daughter in evolution and who finally learn to understand each other better. If you are traditional you can choose to see the ’70s version, while if you prefer a slightly animated version we recommend you to see the film starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis (with Chad Michael Murray in one of his many roles as a kid ). The circle of luck and happiness (based on the book by Amy Tan)
“The Circle of Luck and Happiness” tells the story of four women who were born in China and moved to America. June (played by Ming-Na Wen) travels to China after her mother’s death and, with her friends, looks at their mothers’ lives and the differences between the worlds they live in. The film spans decades and crosses continents to delve into women’s stories and the differences between their worlds. This is a perfect movie to watch with grandma, it will make her talk about her about her life experiences.

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