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Buzz In: What Movies and TV Shows Do You Watch With Your Mom?


When you think of bonding with your mom over entertainment, what do you think of?

Now, I know how cheesy it is, but for me, I immediately think of two things: Once and Again and How to Make an American Quilt. Sure, they're sentimental picks, but they're pretty much perfect for viewing with your mom, and for generally creating that heartwarming sense of hominess. I know people who used to cuddle up to Gilmore Girls with their moms, and a friend of mine calls her mother each week after Grey's Anatomy. Other "momly" movies I've enjoyed include The Joy Luck Club, last year's Waitress and the 1995 movie Now and Again.

We've already discussed what not to watch with your parents (though I'm curious where the Sex and the City movie will fall for some of you?), so now as Mother's Day fast approaches, tell me: Which movies and TV shows are mom-friendly, kid-approved?

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Allytta Allytta 8 years
all of them. all three of CSI, Lost, House, Prison Break, Dawson's Creek...
jadenirvana jadenirvana 8 years
I also saw Waitress with my mom, which was really special. We also love watching the LL Parent Trap and TLC "What Not to Wear"
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
My mom is super conservative, She does watch Survivor, but everything else is not my style (dancing with the stars for example) Our favorite movies to watch together are The Joy Luck Club, Terms of Endearment, Youve Got Mail, and Sleepless in Seattle. I tried watching Gone with the wind with her once, she loves it, but i laughed too much
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 8 years
When my mom was still alive we watched "Wizard of Oz" I have seen that movie a million times. I still watch it and love it..and now my 4 year old niece loves it too.
piksie007 piksie007 8 years
24! lol. my mom and i talk about how much she's in love with jack bauer and how he looks like my dad. we cringe at the action sequences, bitch about the useless female characters, and hold our breaths for minutes at a time :)
Belle17 Belle17 8 years
I forgot about Cashmere Mafia, we would watch that and talk about it afterwards also. I got her to watch Dexter when it aired on CBS and she absolutely hated it. She refused to give it a real chance lol
Belle17 Belle17 8 years
My mom and I talk on the phone or text on commercial breaks and after Grey's Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters, and Private Practice (a lot of it is talking about how it is nothing compared to GA). She got me into watching Medium so we'll talk about that sometimes also. And to fit in with me and my brothers when we're home, she'll watch The Office, 30 Rock, and Arrested Development(DVDs) with us lol
ncstategirl ncstategirl 8 years
My mom and I usually watch Sabrina (the new one) or Sense & Sensibility. I cannot tell you how many nights we have spent watching those movies. As far as tv goes, the only thing we watch together are Atlanta Braves games. My mom is a baseball nut!
whatwouldruthdo whatwouldruthdo 8 years
My mom and I are totally going to see the SATC movie together. We both loved the show. I really can't imagine seeing it with anyone else! We both love romantic comedies, so we watch a lot of them together. We also both loved Gilmore Girls.
Lyv Lyv 8 years
Ooh, I forgot about America's Next Top Model and Brazil's Next Top Model! My mom and I watched those a lot!
Lyv Lyv 8 years
My mom's not that into american shows, she prefers brazilian soaps which I can't stand. :/ But I did get her to watch (and I think she enjoyed): Grey's Anatomy, CSI, Medium, Carpoolers, 'Til Death and Old Christine. As for movies, we like watching foreign stuff. We even watched Almodóvar movies together, my mom loves them. It was so awkward in the beginning, LOL but then it was alright.
lily8206 lily8206 8 years
My mom and I like similiar tv shows and movies, so we've watched quite a bit together. Right now we watch Grey's and Criminal Minds together. In the past I remember dates for 24, House, and CSI (to name a few).
wednesday_adams wednesday_adams 8 years
My mom and I have a standing date on Thurs. nights to watch the Office. I make dinner, she brings dessert and the hubby stays out of the way :)
alillee alillee 8 years
My mom and I love to watch House together. Oh, and I watch Monk with both of my parents!!
krampalicious krampalicious 8 years
my mother and i have vastly different taste in movies, but we can always get behind a good swashbuckling action flick with a hot star a la Gladiator or Pirates of the Caribbean. we both also loved Little Miss Sunshine, which is mainly a testament to the amazing appeal of that movie to pretty much everyone. tv-wise, we both watch Lost religiously and like to chat through reality competition shows a la DWTS or AmIdol.
kayla74 kayla74 8 years
My mom and I always watch Imitation of Life together. So sad! And Lost.
miriah15 miriah15 8 years
We used to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer together. Okay, who am I kidding. We bought the DVDs and still do :P We also watched sex and the city together, so we'll probably watch the movie when it comes out on DVD (we don't have a theater anywhere near where I live) and my best friend and her mom are driving 3 hours to go see it!
hil34 hil34 8 years
I watch desperate housewives, grey's anatomy, brothers and sisters, and a bunch of shows together. Just not gossip girl XD
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
my mom doesn't talk about tv shows and movies much apart from bollywood movies, so if i want to bond with her then i'll watch whatever bollywood movie she wants with her. She seemed to like Samantha Who? when it was on and we watched a few episodes together. My mom brother and i used to watch 90210, melrose place, Road to Avonlea and Degrassi (reruns) together.
HedderP HedderP 8 years
My mother, sister and I always watched Steele Magnolias, Fried Green Tomatoes and Dirty Dancing!! I still watch these movies often even though we all live apart now. We also would watch Beverly Hills 90210 every week together and I can still remember the three of us sitting in the basement crying because Dylan's wife was killed! haha
Brittfish Brittfish 8 years
When I was a kid, my mom used to let me stay up an hour past my bed time every Wednesday night just so she'd have someone to watch Dynasty with. We've watched a ton of stuff together (I confess - right now we have to get on the phone and have an in depth Idol recap every week)but it's the Dynasty thing that makes me smile.
bsglrok132 bsglrok132 8 years
I forgot to say FRIENDS is our lifetime obsession. We used to watch it when it was on TV, and now we watch the DVDs over and over and over. That show has some mother-daughter stuff going on.
bsglrok132 bsglrok132 8 years
We used to watch Gilmore Girls, and now we watch Scrubs, although not together because we're 5000 miles apart. I actually made a list on my computer of movies I'm going to make my mom watch when I go home.
okmaebe okmaebe 8 years
If it's got Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, we're there. Also, Love Actually, While You Were Sleeping, and others like it. I like a lot of other movies too, but mum and I can watch these over and over. (We have big portions of While You Were Sleeping memorized.
tiff58 tiff58 8 years
My mom and I used to watch Beverly Hills 90210 together, and she is the one who got me hooked on The Young and the Restless.
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