JETflix Friday: Mother’s Day Edition

This weekend is all about moms!

Scheduling a spa date, wining and dining at the fanciest of restaurants or buying a new accessory for her jewelry box are all awesome ways to show your mother how much you appreciate her.

After treating her like a queen all day (you should do that every day, by the way), settle down with these great films about powerful matriarchs. Grab the popcorn, and cuddle up with your favorite girl. JETflix Friday: Mother’s Day Edition starts now…

Soul Food


Big Mama looks forward to bringing her family together every week for Sunday dinner. But when she falls ill from diabetes, the gatherings stop and the fighting begins. Now, it’s up to her grandson to make everything whole again. Watch this movie starring Vanessa L. Williams, Vivica A. Fox and Nia Long.

Imitation of Life


To jumpstart her acting career, Lora (Lana Turner) enlists the help of Annie (Juanita Moore), a single Black mother whose light-skinned daughter is ashamed of her race. Posing as a White woman, Sarah Jane (Susan Kohner) struggles to accept herself and her mother in a world that disgraces them. The 1959 version of the film is a true classic.

Steel Magnolias


This remake has an all-star cast that includes Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Condola Rashad and Jill Scott. It follows the friendship of six beautiful women as they endure life’s ups and downs. It’s a tear jerker, so keep the tissues near.

Madea's Family Reunion


In the midst of prepping for a family reunion, Madea (Tyler Perry) has a list of broken hearts she must help repair. While one niece’s mother encourages her to remain in an abusive relationship, another niece is struggling to find love despite her troubling past with that same mother.

The Blind Side


Based on the true story of Baltimore Ravens player Michael Oher, one woman takes in a foster care runaway and raises him as her own. Honing in on his talent as a football player, she and her family help the athlete eventually become a first-round NFL draft pick.