7 of the Best Mother-Daughter Movies and Series on Netflix Right Now

No stranger to the ubiquitous streaming service, I watched a helluva lot of movies whilst on maternity leave. (Most of the time I needed the blue light to keep me awake during middle-of-the-night feeds.)

Now past that stage but still in the habit, I’d say I probably churn through more content than most. All of which makes me supremely qualified (in my own mind at least) to present an edit of eight of the best Mother-Daughter films and TV shows you can watch on Netflix right now.

Keep scrolling to find out what they are.

Mother’s Day

It makes sense to start with the obvious one, right? This is one of those Hollywood flicks with loads of A-listers on the cast (see: Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis). It follows the storylines of different families and their relationships in the lead up to Mother’s Day, taking us along as they deal with everything from reuniting after estrangement, searching for a biological parent and an unexpected proposal, to the difficulties of co-parenting with an ex.


A made-for-Netflix movie, it’s based on a young adult novel of the same name. While it’s really fun to see Jennifer Aniston play the role of a former beauty queen and pageant obsessive, it’s her “plus-size” daughter Willowdean (nicknamed Dumplin’ by her mother) who steals the show. Willowdean’s journey to self-acceptance in the face of body standards is emotional but it’s also entertaining. Expect Dolly Parton tunes, sequins and drag queens.

A Bad Moms Christmas

A sequel to Bad Moms, A Bad Moms Christmas is a hilarious take on the Christmas holidays. Starring Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell, the movie pokes fun at the high expectations put on mothers to decorate, cook, and plan out family events. 

What to Expect When You're Expecting

Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz star in this feel-good tale about the lives of couples through pregnancy and impending parenthood. With so many ups and downs, this rom-com will have you laughing one minute, and crying the next. 

Good Girls

This TV drama centers around three suburban mothers who stage a grocery store robbery. Both witty and suspenseful, this female-led drama will have you on the edge of your seat. 

Workin' Moms

The premise of the show is simple: four moms return to work after maternity leave. Irreverent and cynical, this series speaks of the challenges facing women as they navigate their career, new motherhood, and relationships.

The Let Down

This Australian TV series isn't afraid to show the messy sides of being a mum. From being kicked out of a cafe for breastfeeding, to dealing with her ex's new girlfriend, the protagonist Georgia battles through life with her new baby.

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