Great Mother’s Day Movies - Part 2
A woman doesn’t need to be a biological parent in order to become a mother. All that is required is love, sacrifice and commitment to those she cares for. Celebrate Foster Care Awareness Month this May with these moviehat depict this special bond of mother-figures.
The Sound of Music
Although Maria is a hard problem to solve for the nuns at the convent where she lives, the young woman turns out to be the perfect solution for the VonTrap family when she is sent there as a temporary nanny. Over time she works her way into the hearts of the seven unruly children and their emotionally distant father.
Anne Of Green Gables
An orphan arrives at the home of her dreams only to learn her new family (an elderly brother and sister) was expecting a boy. Although the bachelor warms to the redheaded girl instantly, it takes a little longer for the cool spinster to appreciate Anne’s fiery disposition.
The Blind Side
The life of a troubled black youth takes an unexpected turn when a white family takes him in, and the mother begins to treat the teen as her own son.
Sarah, Plain And Tall
A mail-order bride leaves her East Coast home and travels to the Midwest prairies to meet her possible husband—a man she has only communicated with by letter. Yet awkward introductions prove easier than trying to fix the still grieving hearts of the widower and his two small children. (Skylark is the sequel to this movie.)
A Shine of Rainbows
The drab and cloudy life of a young orphan turns bright when a sunny woman offers to adopt him.
A single, career girl is the last person anyone would pick as a mother—-except for her older sister Lindsey. And that proves to be a big problem when Lindsey’s optimistic confidence combines with her untimely death and leaves Helen as the legal guardian of her three children.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
Jennifer Garner plays Cindy Green, a woman who has had to bury her hopes of ever having a child. Then, by some unknown magic, a young boy (CJ Adams) sprouts from her garden! Excitedly she and her husband (Joel Edgerton) take on the task of raising Timothy and begin to learn there is more to parenting them just hopes and dreams.
See Mother’s Day Movies: Part 1 for films that feature great moms.