Mother’s Day movies to watch
Speaking as a mom, sometimes we really just want to stay home and have a DVD marathon with the family. If your mom is just like me, here are some movies that you may want to rent or buy for mom.
Ang Tatay kong Nanay (Released in 1978. Directed by Lino Broka)
I have personally seen this film and I admit that this is one of my favorite Filipino films. The Comedy King’s acting in this film was nothing short than stellar. Though it will make you reach for the tissues, it won’t leave you with that empty space in your heart after watching it.
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Bata, Bata, Paano ka Ginawa? (Released in 1998. Directed by Chito Rono)
The movie deals with the realities of being a single mom. Add to that the complication of having two kids from different fathers. This movie will make you understand and appreciate the plight of single moms. Vilma Santos gives a stellar performance as Lea.
Ang Tanging Ina (Released in 2003. Directed by Wenn Deramas
Although this Ai-Ai delas Alas starrer went on to have a string of successful sequels, I still prefer the very first one. It was the epitome of the movie feedback cliche: You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll love it. As a mom, it’s tough enough to have just one kid, imagine having 12…
Anak (Released in 2000. Directed by Rory Quintos)
I think what makes this film a classic is the fact that the social setting of this film is as true at that time as it is now. We all know of someone who left their children to work in another country. The movie deals with long distance parenting and also the process of dealing with the awkwardness of coming home to your children who does not know you.
A Mother’s Story (Released in 2012. Directed by John D. Lazatin)
On the same subject of OFW parents and long distance parenting, A Mother’s Story goes even one further and tells the story of a woman who becomes an illegal immigrant in the US in order to be able to provide for her family. Pokwang delivers an amazing performance – perhaps because the movie hits close to home for her.
What are your favorite Mother’s day movies?