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The Best Movies With Mother or Mom in the Title

Updated June 14, 2019 6.6k votes 229 voters 33.5k views110 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movie with mother or mom in the name.

Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with mother in the name? This list ranks the best movies with mom or mother in the title, regardless of genre or rating. What is your favorite movie with mother in the name? This is kind of an odd way to categorize movies, but that's also why it's so fun! There are probably one or two movies with mother in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are too as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with mother in the title includes movies like All About My Mother, Mother, and The Mother and the Whore. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word mother in it.
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    Mother Night

    Kirsten Dunst, Nick Nolte

    Released1996

    Directed byKeith Gordon

    Mother Night is a 1996 American romantic war film based on Kurt Vonnegut's 1961 book of the same name. Nick Nolte stars as Howard W. Campbell, Jr., an American who moves with his family to Germany...  more
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    Mother Is a Freshman

    Loretta Young, Debra Paget

    Released1949

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    Mother Is a Freshman is a 1949 comedy motion picture directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring Loretta Young and Van Johnson. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Costume Design by Kay Nelson....  more
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    Released1998

    Directed byBarbara Schock

    My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York is a 1999 short film directed by Barbara Schock. It won an Academy Award in 2000 for Best Short Subject....  more
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    My Mom's New Boyfriend

    Meg Ryan, Antonio Banderas

    Released2008

    Directed byGeorge Gallo

    My Mom's New Boyfriend is a 2008 romantic comedy film starring Colin Hanks, Antonio Banderas, Selma Blair, and Meg Ryan. It is rated PG-13 for "sexual content, language, some violence and drug...  more
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    Mary, Mother of Jesus

    Christian Bale, Geraldine Chaplin

    Released1999

    Directed byKevin Connor

    Mary, Mother of Jesus is a 1999 American Biblical drama television film that retells the story of Jesus through the eyes of Mary, his mother. It stars Swedish actresses Pernilla August and Melinda...  more
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    Little Mother

    Jean Darling, Mary Ann Jackson

    Released1929

    Directed byRobert F. McGowan

    Little Mother is a 1929 Our Gang short silent comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. Produced by Hal Roach and released to theaters by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Little Mother was the 87th Our Gang...  more
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    Only a Mother

    Max von Sydow, Eva Dahlbeck

    Released1949

    Directed byAlf Sjöberg

    Only a Mother is a 1949 Swedish drama film directed by Alf Sjöberg. It is the acting debut of Max Von Sydow....  more
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    Little Mother

    Charles Puffy, Franciska Gaal

    Released1935

    Directed byHenry Koster

    Little Mother is a 1935 Austrian-Hungarian comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring Franciska Gaal, Friedrich Benfer and Otto Wallburg. The film was made by a local subsidiary of the...  more
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    My Mother and Her Guest

    Kim Jin-kyu, Choi Eun-hee

    Released1961

    Directed byShin Sang-ok

    The Houseguest and My Mother is a 1961 South Korean film directed by Shin Sang-ok. It is based on a best-selling novel by Chu Yo-Sup, it was given the Best Film award at the 1961 Asia Pacific Film...  more
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    "Gudini lives with his overbearing single mother in Reykjavík. She seems determined to ruin all of his relationships. Or is she? " Quoting the description from the 2009 San Francisco International...  more
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    Mother India

    Nargis, Sunil Dutt

    Released1957

    Directed byMehboob Khan

    Mother India is a 1957 Hindi epic melodrama film, directed by Mehboob Khan and starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, and Raaj Kumar. A remake of Khan's earlier film Aurat, it is the story of a...  more
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    The Mother of Tears

    Asia Argento, Moran Atias

    Released2007

    Directed byDario Argento

    The Mother of Tears is a 2007 Italian-American supernatural horror film written and directed by Dario Argento. The film stars Asia Argento, Daria Nicolodi, Moran Atias, Udo Kier and Coralina...  more

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    My Mother Frank

    Rose Byrne, Sam Neill

    Released2000

    Directed byMark Lamprell

    My Mother Frank is a multi-award-winning Australian film released in 2000....  more
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    Mother Wore Tights

    Betty Grable, Anne Baxter

    Released1947

    Directed byWalter Lang

    Mother Wore Tights is a 1947 Technicolor musical film starring Betty Grable and Dan Dailey as married vaudeville performers, directed by Walter Lang. This was Grable and Dailey's first film together,...  more

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    My Mother Is a Belly Dancer

    Andy Lau, Gordon Lam

    Released2006

    Directed byKung-Lok Lee

    My Mother Is a Belly Dancer is a 2006 Hong Kong film directed by Lee Kung-Lok. It is part of Andy Lau's "Focus: First Cut" series, focusing on promising young directors from Asia. Andy Lau makes a...  more
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    Little Mother

    Anton Diffring, Mark Damon

    Released1973

    Directed byRadley Metzger

    Little Mother is a 1973 drama film directed by Radley Metzger and starring Christiane Krüger, Siegfried Rauch and Ivan Desny. A woman in a South American country rises from being a struggling actress...  more
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    Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme

    Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry

    Released1990

    Directed byJeff Stein

    Mother Goose: Rock 'n' Rhyme is a 1990 American musical television film that aired on the Disney Channel starring Shelley Duvall as Little Bo Peep and Dan Gilroy as Gordon Goose, the son of Mother...  more
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    The Eternal Mother

    Blanche Sweet, Edwin August

    Released1912

    Directed byD. W. Griffith

    The Eternal Mother is a surviving 1912 American short silent drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Blanche Sweet. The film was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey when Biograph Company and...  more
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    Mother Lode

    Kim Basinger, Charlton Heston

    Released1982

    Directed byCharlton Heston

    Mother Lode is a 1982 adventure film made by Charlton Heston´s own production company Agamemnon Films. It was directed by Heston and produced by his son Fraser Clarke Heston and Martin Shafer. The...  more
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    The Mother of Invention

    Chris Hardwick, Dee Wallace

    Released2009

    Directed byAndrew Bowser, Joseph M. Petrick

    The Mother of Invention is a 2009 American "mockumentary"-style comedy film directed by Joseph M. Petrick and Andrew Bowser, the screenplay by Petrick. The film starred Bowser, Jimmi Simpson, Kevin...  more
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    Old Mother Riley Meets the Vampire

    Bela Lugosi, Dora Bryan

    Released1952

    Directed byJohn Gilling

    My Son the Vampire is a 1952 comedy and horror film written by Val Valentine and directed by John Gilling....  more
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    Ed and His Dead Mother

    Steve Buscemi, Ned Beatty

    Released1993

    Directed byJonathan Wacks

    Ed and His Dead Mother is a 1993 American dark comedy and cult classic film starring Steve Buscemi, Miriam Margolyes, and Ned Beatty....  more

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    Mother Joan of the Angels

    Franciszek Pieczka, Lucyna Winnicka

    Released1961

    Directed byJerzy Kawalerowicz

    Mother Joan of the Angels is a 1961 drama film on demonic possession, directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz, based on a novella of the same title by Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz. The film won the Special Jury...  more
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    Released1967

    Directed byJules Bass

    The Wacky World of Mother Goose is an animated feature film made by Rankin/Bass, written by Romeo Muller and directed by Jules Bass based on Charles Perrault's stories and nursery rhymes. It features...  more
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    The Poet and the Little Mother

    Henning Moritzen, Kjeld Petersen

    Released1959

    Directed byErik Balling

    The Poet and the Little Mother is a 1959 Danish family film directed by Erik Balling and starring Henning Moritzen. It was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival....  more