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Most Inspirational Movie Mothers

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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Most Inspirational Movie Mothers Film Characters
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    Forrest Gump

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    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the ...

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    Steel Magnolias, Steel Magnolias

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    The Incredibles

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    The Sound of Music

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    The Terminator, Terminator Salvation, Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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    Annie Proffitt Overboard

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    Marmee March Little Women

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    The Blind Side

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    Nina Banks Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride Part II

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    Kill List

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    National Lampoon's European Vacation, National Lampoon's Christmas ...

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    Little Miss Sunshine

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    Terms of Endearment

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    Jerry Maguire

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    Mildred Pierce, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

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    Donna Sheridan Mamma Mia!

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    Erin Brockovich

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    Sarah, Plain and Tall, Skylark

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    As Good as It Gets

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    Elaine Miller Almost Famous

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    Terms of Endearment, The Evening Star

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    Lora Meredith Imitation of Life

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    Thor, Thor: The Dark World

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    Poltergeist

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    Where the Heart Is

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    The Exorcist

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    Caroline Butler Mr. Mom

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    Cape Fear

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    Steel Magnolias, Steel Magnolias

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    Finding Neverland

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    The Grapes of Wrath

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    Rachel Flax Mermaids

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    Rose Hovick Gypsy

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