5 Movies Never to Watch With Your Mom

movies not to watch with your momIf your Mother's Day includes sitting down with mom and bonding over Terms of Endearment, you're on the right track. But be careful with your Netflix queue, so you don't wind up with a movie that simply makes you and mom uncomfortable, nauseated, and wishing you were watching the screen with anybody else other than each other.

In other words -- steer clear of mom-unfriendly flicks.

While you may be comfortable watching Borat with mom, there are some limits. Limits that usually shock us, and not in a hilarious Sacha Baron Cohen way. Here are five films you should never, ever, watch with your mother:


Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

If you're a mother or a daughter, you won't even want to watch this movie of horrific abuse by yourself. Contemplating how incredibly awful a mom can be to her daughter together with your own mom is just not a great way to spend Mother's Day.

Capturing the Friedmans

While this documentary is worth a watch to try to wrap your head around the dangerous world of hysteria and false sex abuse accusations, do you really want to discuss child care abuse with your mother on her big day? Nope.


Lars von Trier really pushed the limits too far in this tale of self- and partner-mutilation following the death of a child. There is bloody masturbation and more! Skip it.

Little Children

Let's just explore the drudgery of motherhood and adultery and watch a registered child sex abuser all at the same time, shall we? No, we shan't.

Ordinary People

Especially ill-advised if you've ever felt your mother really loved your sibling best. Also, you don't want to see this very ugly side of Mary Tyler Moore if you and your mom bonded over America's sweetheart taking Milwaukee.

What movies would you never watch with your mom?


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