New Jennifer Lopez action movie The Mother has already achieved an impressive feat on Netflix, becoming the streamer’s biggest opening for a film in 2023 so far.


J-Lo stars as the titular matriarch, a former deadly assassin who is forced out of retirement when her estranged 12-year-old daughter Zoe (Lucy Paez) is kidnapped.

An action-packed thriller ensues as mother and daughter go on the run together and face various enemies along the way, including the man initially behind the kidnapping Hector Álvarez (Gael García Bernal), and ruthless arms dealer Adrian Lovell (Joseph Fiennes).

Music plays a key role in the thriller, immersing viewers in the pacy plot as well as the film's globetrotting locations. Read on for everything you need to know about the soundtrack.

The Mother soundtrack: full list of songs in the Netflix movie

The Mother. Lucy Paez as Zoe in The Mother. Cr. Eric Milner/Netflix © 2023.
Lucy Paez as Zoe in The Mother. Netflix
  • Mala Mia - Maluma
  • Quimbara - Irene Manuela
  • Machete - Hector "El Father" & Daddy Yankee
  • Quizas Quizas Quizas - Irene Manuela
  • Angel - Horace Keith Hinds, Robert Del Naja, Andrew Lee Isaac Vowels, Grantley Marshall
  • Start Walking - Tove Styrke
  • So Heavy I Fell Through the Earth – Art Mix - Grimes
  • Roads - Portishead
  • 4AEM - Grimes
  • This Woman’s Work - Kate Bush

Who composed The Mother's score?

As well as the songs above, the film also features an original score by American composer Germaine Franco.

Franco made history as the first woman to score a Disney animated feature in the form of Encanto, with her work going on to earn her an Oscar nomination.

She has also composed music for a vast array of other films including The Sleepover, Dope, Margarita, Tag, Litte, and Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

Franco also composed additional music for Pixar’s Coco, which was scored primarily by Michael Giacchino.

The Mother is now streaming on Netflix. Sign up for Netflix from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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