Happy Mother’s Day to all of the awesome mothers out there! There are a lot of negativity out in the world and media right now, but no matter the circumstances, there is still no better time than now to be able to spend time with our mothers; for those of us that are able. I grew up in an Asian family, so movie time for us was usually some ridiculous Chinese or Cantonese dramas filled with terrible CGI animations of creatures and an insane amount of awesome, but (what seemed) impossible martial arts feats. Phew, good thing I am not here to list those! And without further ado…
Here are 5 movies on Hulu you can watch with your mother and family this Mother’s Day.
1) The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Approx. Runtime: 1h 47m
If you thought the first movie was a rough one to bare through, you are correct and I wholeheartedly agree with you. This movie takes place some time in the future after the conclusion of The Lego Movie; some of the beloved characters have changed while others… definitely didn’t change at all. To my surprise, this sequel is a TON better than the first! In this second movie, you have another amazing cast of quirky characters (many whom are returning from the first movie) that somehow mesh well together that it makes it difficult to dislike any of them; the amazing cast include Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnet, Tiffany Haddish, and Nick Offerman, to name a few. Now sprinkle that with a few personal issues such as self-identity, family, and mental health, you have an amazing presentation that definitely outshines its predecessors by (in my opinion) a long shot! The musical numbers this time around are much better and there may be even one or two that may strike a heart-string or two.
2) Smallfoot (2018) Approx. Runtime: 1h 36m
Warning: this movie deals heavily in the positive and negative dynamics and of traditional and religious views. This movie may not be suitable for all viewers.
The movie begins by introducing you to the world of Yetis and how their society functions. The protagonist Migo, voiced by Channing Tatum, encounters a creature known as a “human” and sets out on a journey to prove their existence. Among the cast of wacky characters, Migo is also joined by Percy (voiced by James Corden) and Meechee (voiced by Zendaya). You may find yourself cringing at their shenanigans and quick passing one-liners that adults will surely love. Along the characters’ journey, you will hear them voice their questions and views on society, traditions (with some religion undertones), science, and mental health. This movie also contains several new musical numbers done very well and a parody of a oldie piece that older audiences will definitely enjoy.
3) Blurt (2018) Approx. Runtime: 45m
Ever wonder what it would be like have every single one of your thoughts spoken out loud with zero control? This Nickelodeon Feature nails it right on the head. An accident befalls Nice guy Jeremy (Jace Norman) that causes him to lose his ability to keep his thoughts to himself; the obvious consequence being that he blurts everything out loud (nice play on the movie title there, Nickelodeon). This movie is ridiculous as most Nickelodeon features are, but it will certainly brighten your day.
4) A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (2011) Approx. Runtime: 48m
This recommendation is more of a throwback to those of us who grew up with the early 2000’s cartoon The Fairly Odd Parents. For those who aren’t familiar with the premise of the show, the show centralizes around a 10 year old boy who is constantly tormented by his babysitter. He is then placed under the care two fairy godparents, who can grant him almost any wish. This movie is a live-action extension of the show and takes a spin to the future as Timmy Turner (Drake Bell) is now 23-years old. If you are in the mood for some light-hearted and immature humor, this pick is a great way to go.
5) Step Dogs (2013) Approx. Runtime: 1h 25m
If you are looking for something with some of our favorite 4-legged family members, this one is for you! The movie follows two very different dogs, Meatball (voiced by Lee Tockar) and Cassie (voiced by Brittney Wilson), as they are thrown together when their owners get married. When I say these two dogs are very different, I mean that they are two extremely humorous stereotypes between a fancy city slicking gal and a rural farm guy. Having a view from and hearing the banter between the cast is sure to brighten your day as you see them work through their relationship with one another while thwarting off thieves.
And there you have it folks! Here are 5 strong, mostly family-friendly films that I believe you will enjoy! You can watch these movies all on Hulu if you have a subscription. For those who don’t, you can visit https://www.hulu.com and subscribe! You can get their current promotion of getting your first month free, then $5.99 after your first month. This basic package contains ads, and you can cancel at anytime.
For those who happen to catch any of these picks today or some time in the future, please drop me a comment below or in the Discord; I would love to hear what you thought about these movies! Thanks for taking the time to check out this article and I hope that you all have an excellent weekend. Stay Awesome.