Most Inspirational Movie Mothers Film Characters
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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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    Forrest Gump

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    Dumbo

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    Steel Magnolias, Steel Magnolias

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

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    The Incredibles

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    The Sound of Music

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    Marmee March Little Women

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    The Terminator, Terminator Salvation, Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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    Annie Proffitt Overboard

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

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

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    Kill Bill Volume 2, Kill Bill: Vol. 3, Kill Bill Volume 1

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    The Blind Side

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    Stepmom

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    Mask

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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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    Erin Brockovich

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    Little Miss Sunshine

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    Mamma Mia!

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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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    Sarah Witting Sarah, Plain and Tall, Skylark, Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End

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    Lora Meredith Imitation of Life

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    Changeling

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    Where the Heart Is

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    Finding Neverland

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    Rachel Flax Mermaids

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    Rose Hovick Gypsy

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    Ma Joad The Grapes of Wrath

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