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The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers 

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Updated March 21, 2019 3.3k votes 478 voters 28k views 41 items

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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Molly Weasley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Julie Walters in Harry Potter Universe
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Mrs. Gump is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Sally Field in Forrest Gump
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Elastigirl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Holly Hunter in The Incredibles
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Mrs. Jumbo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Verna Felton in Dumbo
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Sarah Connor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Linda Hamilton in The Terminator
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Leigh Anne Touhy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side
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Fraulein Maria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music
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M'Lynn Eatenton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
M'Lynn Eatenton
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Nina Banks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Nina Banks Diane Keaton in Father of the Bride
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The Bride is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Uma Thurman in Kill Bill
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Marmee March is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Marmee March
Little Women
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Erin Brockovich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich
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Ellen Griswold is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Beverly D'Angelo in National Lampoon's European Vacation
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Annie Proffitt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Annie Proffitt Goldie Hawn in Overboard
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Florence "Rusty&quo... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
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Bambi's Mother is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Tom Islava added Paula Winslowe in Bambi
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Donna Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Donna Sheridan Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia!
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Sheryl Hoover is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Toni Collette in Little Miss Sunshine
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Joyce Byers, Stranger th... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
NeematM added Joyce Byers, Stranger things
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Jackie Harrison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Susan Sarandon in Stepmom
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Carol Connelly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Carol Connelly Helen Hunt in As Good as It Gets
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Dorothy Boyd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Renée Zellweger in Jerry Maguire
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Novalee Nation is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Natalie Portman in Where the Heart Is
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Christine Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Angelina Jolie in Changeling
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Mildred Pierce is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers