The Mother

The Mother


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Estranged from years of distance, a mother and daughter are reunited

In the midst of assassin chases and adamant assailants, the pair must protect each other to survive. In the process the daughter learns exactly why her mother gave her up in the first place. Drawn out of hiding to protect the thing she loves most, the mother makes a return to her daughter’s life to defend her from danger.

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Currently you are able to watch "The Mother" streaming on Netflix, Netflix basic with Ads.

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What to know

Jennifer Lopez is a highly skilled international assassin

The Mother is a thriller action movie directed by Niki Caro and distributed by Netflix. Caro is responsible for the hugely acclaimed 2002 movie Whale Rider and more recently the live-action adaptation of Mulan. The story for the movie was created by Misha Green who also co-wrote the screenplay alongside Andrea Berloff and Peter Craig.  Known for work on big-budget action movies, Ben Seresin is the cinematographer for this pulsating action adventure.

Leading the cast is American national icon, musician, dancer, and actress Jennifer Lopez who plays the titular assassin turned protector. Her daughter is portrayed by Lucy Paez with Joseph Fiennes stepping into a villainous role. Acclaimed actor Gael Garcia Bernal stars alongside Omari Hardwick both of whom will be crossing paths with the maternal markswoman at the heart of the story. The Mother was released on Netflix on May 12th, 2023.

Production News

February 1, 2021

Jennifer Lopez is confirmed to be starring in and producing a new action movie directed by Niki Caro and produced by Netflix. (Source: Deadline)

September 22, 2021

Joseph Fiennes, Omari Hardwick, Gael Garcia Bernal, Paul Raci and Lucy Paez all joined the cast. (Source: Variety)

October 4, 2021

Filming for The Mother began in Vancouver. (Source: Deadline)

September 24, 2022

The first teaser trailer is released depicting Jennifer Lopez as an assassin on the run. (Source: Collider)

January 18, 2023

Netflix announced that the movie will release on May 12, 2023. (Source: Collider)

April 11, 2023

Jennifer Lopez is out for revenge in the action-packed new trailer for the movie. (Source: Variety)

May 12, 2023

The Mother was released on Netflix. (Source: Netflix)


Mystery & Thriller, Action & Adventure


1h 55min

Age rating




Fahim Fazli
Afghan Hammam (uncredited)
Michael Karl Richards
Zoe's Adopted Dad
Saif Mohsen
Mohamed (uncredited)
Edie Falco
SAIC Eleanor Williams
Link Baker
Marcus Stone
Mayumi Yoshida
C-Section Nurse
Ryan Cowie
New Father
Todd Matthews
Fed at Zoe's House
Olivia Lucas
Medical Clinic Nurse
Mehdi Regragui
Arms Dealer
Daniel Whittaker
FedEx Worker
Richard Miro
FBI Tip Line (voice)
Karl McMillan
Car Rental Manager
Gabriel Bonilla
Looper (voice / uncredited)
Noah Crawford
El Globo (uncredited)
Leslie Lluvet
Looper (voice / uncredited)
Carlos Robles
Kentucky Sniper (uncredited)
Isaac Gonzalez Rossi
Looper (voice / uncredited)
Damon Zolfaghari
Zippo Vendor (uncredited)