Movies about mothers

List of the best movies about mothers selected by visitors to our site: The Full House, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Changeling, The Russian Bride, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Wolfy: The Incredible Secret, My Sister's Kids in Africa, The Guilt Trip, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Anna Karenina.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Full House (2018)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, family
CharactersChildrens, Mothers, Bachelors

Antoine, a bachelor party-goer, gets new roommates: Jeanne and her two children.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersPolice, Strong women, Mothers
PlotCancer, Justice
PlaceSmall cities, Court, USA
StyleTo cry, Black humor

After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Jason Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Changeling (2008)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, detective, history
CharactersNurses, Serial killers, Single mothers, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Mystery, Investigation, Missing people
PlaceLos Angeles, USA, Court
StyleFascinating, To cry, Action, Disturbing, Psychological problems

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.

The Russian Bride (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersManiacs, Rich, Single mothers, Mothers, Dogs
PlotSurvival, Money, Death, Ghosts, Snow
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, Depressive, Gothic, Tense

A Russian woman travels to America with her daughter to marry a reclusive billionaire, who turns out to be a psycho who sends their lives spiraling into a living hell.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Markimdb: 6.1
CharactersGirlfriends, Mothers
PlotTime travel, Cars, Sects, Mental disorders, Friendship
StyleTo cry, Touching, Soulful, By books

A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.

Wolfy: The Incredible Secret (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefamily, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium, Hungary
CharactersFamily, Friends, Orphans, Mothers
PlotTime travel, Fight, Investigation, Chase, The escape

Loulou is a wolf. Tom is a rabbit. As curious as it may seem, Loulou and Tom have been inseparable since they were little. Now in their teens, they live the easy life in the Land of the Rabbits. But Loulou, who thought he was an orphan, learns that his bohemian mother is alive. The two friends set out to find her in the principality of Wolfenberg, the Land of the Wolves. They arrive in the middle of the Meat-eaters' Festival, a yearly get together for the world's great carnivores. Will Loulou and Tom's friendship survive in the land where herbivores always end up as the main course? What incredible secret lies behind Loulou's birth?

My Sister's Kids in Africa (2013)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CharactersParents, Family, Friends, Lifeguards, Gangsters
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Chase, Parenting

This time our already familiar family moves to Africa in order to save endangered wildlife.

The Guilt Trip (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersFamily, Friends, Inventors, Mothers
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love, Travel, Cars
PlaceOffice, USA
StyleLight, To cry, Touching, Twisted plot

An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
CharactersPilots, Mothers, Fathers
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Dreams, Loneliness
StyleFor sleep, Inspirational

A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.

Anna Karenina (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotDancing, Love, Depression, Treason, Obsession
PlaceRussia, St. Petersburg
Time19th century
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Romantic

Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, detective
CountryGermany, Canada
CharactersVampire, Teens, Werewolf, Angels, Monsters
PlotAdventure, Magic, Supernatural, Death, Mystery
StyleExciting, Atmospheric

In New York City, Clary Fray, a seemingly ordinary teenager, learns that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters — half-angel warriors who protect humanity from evil forces. After her mother disappears, Clary joins forces with a group of Shadowhunters and enters Downworld, an alternate realm filled with demons, vampires, and a host of other creatures. Clary and her companions must find and protect an ancient cup that holds the key to her mother's future.

Mercy (2014)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersWizards, Family, Childrens, Demons, Wolves
PlotLove, Magic, Supernatural, Death, Mental disorders
PlaceSmall cities, USA
StyleAction, Disturbing, Serious

A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers

10 Promises to My Dog (2008)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersDogs, Teens, Friends, Mothers, Fathers
PlotLove, Death, Moving

One day a puppy comes to the house of Akari, who has just turned twelve, and was trying hard to act strong after her mother suddenly fell ill. She immediately falls in love with the puppy and names it "Socks" after the paws which looked like they had white socks on. Akari was together with Socks day and night. However, as Akari grows up, her feelings and interest moves away from Socks. Year by year, their distance grows, which also leads to her physical distance as she moves to a far off city, and must leave Socks behind to a childhood friend.One day Akari remembers the 10 promises that she had made with Socks and her deceased mother...

One Fine Day (1996)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersParents, Architects, Single mothers, Mothers
PlotAdventure, Love, Jealousy
PlaceSchool, New York, Office
StyleLight, Touching

Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her to school. As a result, both children miss their school field trip and are stuck with the parents. The two adults project their negative stereotypes of ex-spouses on each other, but end up needing to rely on each other to watch the children as each must save his job. Humor is added by Sammy's propensity for lodging objects in his nose and Maggie's tendency to wander.

The Night Before the Exams Today (2007)
Markimdb: 5.2
CharactersTeens, Family, Friends, Mothers, Fathers
PlaceSchool, Italy

Reunites the same cast, reprising their characters from the 2006 original film, but transplants them from the 1980s to the Italy of 2006. This leap allows the filmmaker to compare and contrast youth culture across generations, from the era of the call box to the era of cell phones, text messages and onli

Sparkle (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, music
CharactersMusicians, Sisters, Mothers
PlotAdventure, Love, Death, Money, Art
PlacePrison, Concerts, USA
StyleTo cry, Gloomy, Serious

Musical prodigy, Sparkle struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother, she tries to balance a new romance with music manager Stix while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.

Melancholia (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden, France, Germany
CharactersHorses, Parents, Family, Sisters, Friends
PlotApocalypse, Disasters, Wedding, Depression, Fear
PlaceParty, Hospitals, Estate, Mansions
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Gloomy, Psychological problems

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

High Heels (1991)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySpain, France
CharactersSingers, Judge, Actors, Mothers
PlotLove, Obsession, Mystery, Investigation, Love triangle
StyleFascinating, To cry, Tense, Serious

After being estranged for 15 years, flamboyant actress Becky del Paramo re-enters her daughter Rebecca's life when she comes to perform a concert. Rebecca, she finds, is now married to one of Becky's ex-lovers, Manuel. The mother and daughter begin making up for lost time, when suddenly, a murder occurs...

Spanking the Monkey (1994)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersDogs, Teens, Parents, Family, Students
PlotLove, Life, Family life
StyleFancy, Black humor

Bright young student Raymond Aibelli is forced to sidetrack an important medical internship because his mother, Susan, is recovering from a broken leg. When he isn't tasked with the most mundane aspects of Susan's recuperation, Raymond finds distraction in a neighborhood girl, Toni Peck. But, as Susan begins relying on her son for both physical and emotional needs, Raymond starts developing disturbing and unwanted new yearnings.

The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Family, Sisters
PlotLove, Cheating, First love, Friendship
PlaceSchool, New York, USA, Summer camp

It's the story about seven very different best friends, and one summer that will bring them together like never before.