In honor of Mother’s Day, Amazon has put 234 Instant Video movies for and about moms on sale. The Instant Video Mother’s Day Sale includes such titles as (descriptions from IMDB):
Steel Magnolias (PG, 4.5/5 stars, currently on sale to own for $6.99 in SD / $7.99 in HD)
This heart-wrenching [comedy]-drama is about a beauty shop in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the [lives] of all of her clients.
Shelby is a diabetic and getting married to a rich southern hunk of a lawyer. Her mother M’Lynn is bossy, but caring. M’Lynn’s friends include a cast of colourful and dynamic southern women of a multitude of ages and veiws.
Through the views of these different women we see love, apathy, pain, loss, secrecy and a desperate attempt at living a life of happiness.
Dreams built and burnt, the power of hope, the love between a mother and her child and the bond that can be so unbreakable between true friends. – Written by poltergeist225
Finding Neverland (PG, 4.5/5 stars, currently on sale to rent for $2.99 in SD / $3.99 in HD, to own for $6.99 in SD / $7.99 in HD)
London, 1903: four lads, three women, and J.M. Barrie in the year he writes “Peter Pan.” After one of his plays flops, Barrie meets four boys and their widowed mother in the park.
During the next months, the child-like Barrie plays with the boys daily, and their imaginative games give him ideas for a play.
Simultaneously, a friendship deepens with Sylvia, the lads’ mother, to the chagrin of his wife Mary, with whom he spends little time (separate bedrooms); the widow’s mother; and high society, which gossips about his attraction to the widow and to her sons.
As Sylvia’s health worsens, Barrie’s ties to the boys strengthen and he must find a way to take his muse to Neverland. – Written by jhailey
Amelie (R, 4.5/5 stars, currently on sale to rent for $2.99 in SD / $3.99 in HD, to own for $5.99 in SD / $7.99 in HD)
Amélie is looking for love, and perhaps for the meaning of life in general.
We see her grow up in an original if slightly dysfunctional family. Now a waitress in central Paris, she interacts curiously with her neighbors and customers, as well as a mysterious Photomaton-image collector and one of his even more mysterious photo subjects.
Little by little, Amélie realizes that the way to happiness (and yet more subtle humor) requires her to take her own initiative and reach out to others. – Written by xaviermartin
In the not-so-far future the polar ice caps have melted and the resulting rise of the ocean waters has drowned all the coastal cities of the world. Withdrawn to the interior of the continents, the human race keeps advancing, reaching the point of creating realistic robots (called mechas) to serve them.
One of the mecha-producing companies builds David, an artificial kid which is the first to have real feelings, especially a never-ending love for his “mother”, Monica.
Monica is the woman who adopted him as a substitute for her real son, who remains in cryo-stasis, stricken by an incurable disease. David is living happily with Monica and her husband, but when their real son returns home after a cure is discovered, his life changes dramatically. – Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos