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May 12th is Mother’s Day and a day to celebrate and recognize the mothers in our lives that have molded us into the people we are. There are various ways to celebrate Mother’s Day, but we suggest watching some movies that feature strong mothers! In this week’s Wildwood Park Blog, we’ve got a few movie suggestions for you to watch with your mothers!

The Incredibles

Though The Incredibles is a story about a family of people with superpowers, it perfectly illustrates the strength of the mother of the family: Elastigirl. Being a good mother and raising three kids is hard enough, but throwing the additional responsibility of saving the world into the mix calls for a superhero mom! The Incredibles is a fun, family friendly movie perfect for Mother’s Day.

The Blind Side

The profound effect of a mother can change the trajectory of a child’s life. This concept is illustrated in this touching, heart-felt movie. Leigh Anne Tuohy and her husband take in a homeless teen, giving him the love and care that he was missing, which effectively transforms his life and helps him realize his potential as a student and a football player! Get some tissues ready, because this movie is sure to tug on your heartstrings!


Though focused heavily on a young man seeking to find out more about his past after being adopted from India by an Australian couple, Lion features strong adoptive and birth mothers. This movie illustrates the complex relationships encapsulated in adoption and the power of a mother’s love regardless of blood relation as well as the deep love of a mother who had lost her child but never gave up hope.

Do you have any movies you enjoy that feature strong mothers? If you do, share them with our Arlington, VA apartment community!