Mother’s Day is here – and whether you’re spending time with your own family or just relaxing at home, there are plenty of specials, TV episodes and streaming movies that are a perfect way to celebrate.
Here’s your essential guide to what to see on the big day.
In this 1993 modern classic, Daniel (Robin Williams), a doting father and a clumsy husband, divorces his wife Miranda (Sally Field). In order to spend more time with his children, he elaborately disguises himself as an elderly British nanny, “Mrs. Doutfire” and takes his colorful new personality into their household, where chaos ensues.
Where to watch: 10am on Freeform
“For Mom (and Dad), Love”
For Mother’s Day, there’s a new animated Peanuts special starring Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang. As the gang celebrates, Peppermint Patty feels left out of not having a mother before her friends help her realize that family comes in many forms. Snoopy and his faithful feathered friend Woodstock also embark on an adventure in search of Woodstock’s mother.
Where to watch: AppleTV+
“Welcome home, Nikki Glaser?”
Comedian Nikki Glaser leaves her life in LA behind and returns to her hometown of St. Louis in this new reality series. In Sunday’s episode Baby Fever, Nikki plans a baby shower for her pregnant sister and also ponders what her own idea of motherhood might be.
Where to watch: 10 p.m. on E!
This 2003 remake of the 1976 film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan as a mother and daughter who switch bodies after sharing a mysterious fortune cookie. Curtis is a standout character who enhances the film with her comedic portrayal of a grumpy rock ‘n’ roll teenager who is upset at finding himself in Curtis’ body.
Where to watch: Disney+
“The Joy Happiness Club”
This groundbreaking 1993 film, based on the novel by Amy Tan, follows four Chinese immigrant women in San Francisco as they meet and play mahjong and grapple with their relationships, generational differences and cultural clashes with their daughters.
Where to see: Peacock
“Because I Said So”
This 2007 film follows overbearing mother Daphne (Diane Keaton) as she tries to interfere in her daughter Milly’s (Mandy Moore) love life and wreaks havoc.
Where to watch: Starz (upon request)
Technically, this film is about to prepare Becoming a mom – and dad – but it still fits. After aspiring reporter Alison (Katherine Heigl) has a one-night stand with layabout Ben (Seth Rogen) that leads to an unplanned pregnancy, the two must work out their differences so they can become parents together.
Where to watch: 12 p.m. on TBS
“Always Mother’s Day Marathon”
This all-day marathon features curated episodes themed around motherhood, mothers, and grandmothers. Spotlight shows include Burns and Allen, The Partridge Family, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons and Alice.
Where to watch: from 8 a.m. on terrestrial television
Based on the 2015 novel of the same name, this film follows Willowdean Dickonson (Danielle Macdonald) as she has a difficult relationship with her former beauty queen mother, Rosie (Jennifer Aniston), which comes to a head when Willowdean attends a local pageant.
Where to watch: Netflix