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Hopefully your calendars already mark Sunday's significance: Mother's Day! Popular media is full of people trying to quickly find the perfect gift at the last minute. But that's definitely not one of us. However, if you're looking for a way to make Mother's Day even better than your previous plans, I recommend you take some time to find mom a comfortable spot on the couch, get her the treats she wants , and put her down in a film in honor of her.

Need help choosing? Luckily, I'm here with some suggestions!

FILM: Home Alone (1990, PG, 103 min., DVD: yes, stream for free on: Disney+)

Do you want to let mom know that you think she's doing just fine? Snuggle up on the couch with her and watch it together. Make sure you point out to Mom that she is so much better than Kate. “See, Mom? You never left me behind when we went on a trip!” Well, unless she has… Still, there's probably something Kate did worse than Mom!

FILM: Throw Momma From The Train (1987, PG-13, 88 min., DVD: yes, stream for free on: Prime, Roku, MGM+)

But if you feel like Mom didn't appreciate your interactions with her, watch this movie. You can point out how much better you are to your mother as a child than Owen is to his domineering mother, the person he constantly wants to kill.

FILM: Psycho (1960, R, 109 min., DVD: yes, stream for free on: Prime | Remake: 1998, R, 105 min., DVD: yes, stream for free on: N/A)

Very few children are as devoted to their mother as Norman Bates! Initiate the visit by telling Mom in a calm but serious tone: “I know our relationship can be complicated, but I hope that we can be one like Norman and his mother.”

FILM: The Manchurian Candidate (1962, PG-13, 126 min., DVD: yes, stream for free on: Prime | Remake: 2004, R, 129 min., DVD: yes, stream for free on: Prime, Max, Hulu)

As the saying goes, behind every extremely successful person is an evil, conniving mother who helped them get there. See how Eleanor supports her son and ask Mom how she plans to support your future career goals.

FILM: The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996, R, 121 min., DVD: yes, stream for free on: N/A)

I learned from my mother that when she irons, she gets wrinkles better if she plays a good, heavy action movie while she works. Coincidentally, this action film focuses on Samantha/Charly, an amnesiac mother who learns that she has special killing abilities and decides to leave her family behind for safety, as any caring mother would. So get out the ironing board and laundry, put on this film and let mom have a blast! (Improved wrinkles are not guaranteed.)

So, which one is What2Watch with Mom? Maybe a better choice would be to skip my ironic suggestions and ask Mom what she would like to see. Remember, it's a day to honor her and you should strive to make it the best thing she's ever had! Oh, and probably stay away from Bambi…

Kent Kraft always loved his mother and would like to dedicate this week's article to her. He also cleared this week's article with her. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!



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