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Top 5 Mother-Daughter Movies

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it brings with it Life of the Party, a film about a mom humiliating her daughter by going back to college (it’s also just shown up as one of Carrie’s most-anticipated films of the summer!). To celebrate both of these things, we’re celebrating our favorite films about mothers and daughters. Whether it’s a loving relationship, a fraught relationship, or a relationship complicated by the fact that one of them has accidentally been turned into a bear, movies about the difficulties of women’s family relationships have been a reliable source of comedy and drama for decades, and we’re excited to share our picks for the best of the lot.

In Worth Mentioning, Carrie share’s her thoughts on Kodachrome, while Rob has a couple of quick hits on Marjorie Prime, Imperium and Allied.


The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Carrie (1976)
Lady Bird (2017)
Brave (2012)
Panic Room (2002)


Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Lady Bird (2017)
Now and Then (1995)
Look Who’s Talking (1989)


Autumn Sonata (1978)
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
No Home Movie (2015)
Postcards from the Edge (1990)