Greta Gerwig wrote and directed this semi-autobiographical stunner about a chatty Sacramento teen (an arresting Saoirse Ronan) who yearns to be anywhere but home and spends her days quarreling with her equally strong-willed mother (an invincible Laurie Metcalf). Prediction: Just as there’s a Breakfast Club Generation, there will be a Lady Bird one.
Need a gift idea for Mother’s Day? Forget the perfume and supermarket flowers and get mum something a lot more special: a night on the couch with a great movie. What mother wouldn’t relish film night with their favourite kid. Or even their second favourite? The question then becomes, ‘What to watch?’ Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll find 12 can’t-miss options for an evening of streaming with mama. Whether she’s into coming-of-age comedies, tear-jerking family dramas or hopscotching through the multiverse, there’s something here that’ll make every mother smile – and perhaps remind you both of your own relationship. (Hopefully it’s not Mommie Dearest.) Don’t forget the Chardonnay.