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

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    The Incredibles

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    new! Dumbo

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    Steel Magnolias, Steel Magnolias

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    The Sound of Music

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    Annie Proffitt Overboard

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    The Terminator, Terminator Salvation, Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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    Marmee March Little Women

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

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    The Blind Side

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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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    Stepmom

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    Little Miss Sunshine

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    Terms of Endearment

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    Mask

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    Mildred Pierce, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

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    Dorothy Boyd Jerry Maguire

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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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    Erin Brockovich

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

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    Terms of Endearment, The Evening Star

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    Changeling

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    Lora Meredith Imitation of Life

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    Where the Heart Is

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    Finding Neverland

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    Rose Hovick Gypsy

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    Rachel Flax Mermaids

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    Ma Joad The Grapes of Wrath

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