Mommy Issues

Mommy Issues

5 Episodes

Whether your mother is your best friend or you’ve got unresolved mommy issues, celebrate the hardest-working women on the planet with these films about the good, the bad, and the ugly of motherhood. These women may not all win Mother of the Year, but you’ve got to love them anyway.

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Mommy Issues
  • Onibaba
    1:42:45
    Episode 1

    Onibaba

    Episode 1

    Directed by Kaneto Shindo • 1964 • Japan

    Deep within the wind-swept marshes of war-torn medieval Japan, an impoverished mother and her daughter-in-law eke out a lonely, desperate existence. Forced to murder lost samurai and sell their belongings for grain, they dump the corpses down a deep, dark...

  • Grey Gardens

    Episode 2

    Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde, and Muffie Meyer • 1976 • United States

    Meet Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis. The two manage to thrive together amid the decay and disorder of their East Hampt...

  • Secrets & Lies

    Episode 3

    Directed by Mike Leigh • 1996 • United Kingdom
    Starring Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Timothy Spall

    Mike Leigh’s Palme d’Or–winning masterpiece charts the shockwaves that ripple through an already-fractured London family when Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a successful, adopted ...

  • I Killed My Mother

    Episode 4

    Directed by Xavier Dolan • 2009 • Canada
    Starring Ann Dorval, Xavier Dolan

    This semi-autobiographical first feature by Xavier Dolan premiered at Cannes when the writer-director-star was only twenty years old. Hubert Minel (Dolan) is a sixteen-year-old Québécois living in suburban Montreal wi...

  • Tiny Furniture

    Episode 5

    Directed by Lena Dunham • 2010 • United States

    Lena Dunham got her start making YouTube videos, but she emerged as a major talent thanks to the breakthrough success of this exceptionally sharp comedy, which garnered the twenty-four-year-old writer-director-actor comparisons to the likes of Woo...