Most Inspirational Movie Mothers Film Characters

Most Inspirational Movie Mothers

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List of the most inspirational mothers in film. These beloved movie moms stand out as some of the most nurturing, wise, and beloved characters in cinematic history. Well, not all of them - some stand as shining beacons of how not to raise children. The women on this list range from soccer moms to virtual super heroes, and both co-parents and famous single mothers round out the collection. Notably, a few well-known actresses made the list more than once, including Sally Field, Susan Sarandon, and Cher.

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    The Incredibles More
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    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the ... More
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    Steel Magnolias, Steel Magnolias More
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    Mrs. Gump

    Forrest Gump More
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    The Sound of Music More
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    Nina Banks

    Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride Part II More
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    Dumbo More
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    Ellen Griswold

    National Lampoon's European Vacation, National Lampoon's Christmas ... More
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    Annie Proffitt

    Overboard More
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    The Terminator, Terminator Salvation, Terminator 2: Judgment Day More
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    Kill Bill Volume 2, Kill Bill: Vol. 3, Kill Bill Volume 1 More
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    Marmee March

    Little Women
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    Leigh Anne Touhy

    The Blind Side More
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    Stepmom More
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    Elaine Miller

    Almost Famous More
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    Dorothy Boyd

    Jerry Maguire More
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    Florence "Rusty" Tullis

    Mask More
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    Carol Connelly

    As Good as It Gets More
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    Sheryl Hoover

    Little Miss Sunshine More
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    Terms of Endearment More
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    Sarah Witting

    Sarah, Plain and Tall, Skylark, Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End More
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    Lora Meredith

    Imitation of Life More
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    Mildred Pierce, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid More
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    Christine Collins

    Changeling More
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    Erin Brockovich More
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    Aurora Greenway

    Terms of Endearment, The Evening Star More
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    Mamma Mia! More
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    Rachel Flax

    Mermaids
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    Novalee Nation

    Where the Heart Is More
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    Finding Neverland More
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    new! Ma Joad

    The Grapes of Wrath More
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    Rose Hovick

    Gypsy More
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    Mommie Dearest More
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