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Britt Roberston and Ellie Reed in a scene from “Girl Boss” Season 1 on Netflix. Netflix

If mom isn’t into the idea of going out to the movie theaters for Mother’s Day, a weekend of binge-watching may be just the ticket. For those who have a Netflix subscription, there are dozens of films and TV shows you can stream from the comfort of your couch.

Here’s 10 perfect mother-daughter titles to watch for Mother’s Day 2017:


“The Parent Trap”

And no, it’s not the Lindsay Lohan version. Watch a classic movie with mom this Mother’s Day by checking out the Disney comedy starring Hayley Mills. The actress plays twin sisters who discover they were separated by their divorced parents and then plot to get them back together.

“The Women’s List”

Talk about inspiring. This 53-minute documentary has a series of successful women tell their stories of how they came to be and their motivation behind doing so. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders directs with cameos from Alicia Keys, Gloria Allred, Betsey Johnson and more.

“Look at Us Now, Mother”

Not everyone has a simple relationship with their mother, that is the message you’ll get from watching director Gayle Kirshenbaum’s documentary “Look at Us Now, Mother!” The film follows the tale of an abusive mother and her daughter’s dysfunctional relationship as they try to heal. The movie has an 80 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

“The Eyes of My Mother”

Those in search of an edge-of-your-seat thriller should consider this black-and-white horror title. We warn you, however, it is not for the faint of heart. This R-rated movie follows a young woman who tortures her mother’s killer and then becomes obsessed with violence. The film is directed by Nicolas Pesce.

“Female Agents”

If you’re seeking a serious dose of onscreen girl power, considering checking out Jean-Paul Salome’s 2008 military drama “Female Agents.” The movie stars a group of French service woman during World War II who are enlisted to work a dangerous mission to help rescue a geologist.

“Mona Lisa Smile”

Julia Roberts play a strong female lead in this 2003 social issue drama. At a college in 1953, an art history professor (Roberts) changes things up by teaching her students to ditch conformity and that their value is not based on how well they marry, but their own success. Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Ginnifer Goodwin and Maggie Gyllenhaal star as her students.

“Babies Behind Bars”

If your mom is yearning for the premiere of “Orange Is the New Black” this documentary may satiate her appetite for now. The 2011 film shows the journey of female inmates as they give birth while incarnated. In an unexpected twist, some of the women are allowed to stay with their children behind bars in a special wing. Once you are done with the film, you can also check out Season 1 of “Lockup: Women Behind Bars” on Netflix.


“Girl Boss”

You can look somewhere other than a “Shark Tank” marathon for some business inspiration. The Netflix original series, which premiered last month, follows a strong woman named Sophia (Britt Roberston) as she creates her own online business in the quest to become her own boss. The comedy series is based off businesswoman Sophia Amoruso’s early life and popular memoir.

“Monkey Planet”

Look at motherhood from a different angle by watching the first season of the program “Monkey Planet.” The show follows zoologist Dr. George McGavin as he offers a closer look at the behavior and lives of primates.

“Gilmore Girls”

If you decide to binge-watch this mother-daughter series, you’ll be committing to a lot couch time. Not only does Netflix have all seven seasons of the family drama available to stream (that’s 153 episodes), the service’s “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” special (watch the trailer above) is also available to subscribers. The four-part installment follows Rory (Alexis Bledel) as she navigates adulthood with the help of her mom Lorelai (Lauren Graham) over the course of four seasons.