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The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers  

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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
Harry Potter
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Elastigirl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
The Incredibles
3
Mrs. Gump is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Mrs. Gump Forrest Gump
4
Mrs. Jumbo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Dumbo
5
Leigh Anne Touhy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
The Blind Side
6
Fraulein Maria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
The Sound of Music
7
Sarah Connor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
The Terminator
8
M'Lynn Eatenton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Steel Magnolias
9
Marmee March is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Marmee March Little Women
Little Women
10
Nina Banks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Nina Banks Father of the Bride
11
The Bride is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Kill Bill
12
Erin Brockovich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Erin Brockovich
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Bambi's Mother is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Tom Islava added Bambi
14
Florence
15
Ellen Griswold is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Vacation
16
Joyce Byers, Stranger things is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
NeematM added Joyce Byers, Stranger things Stranger Things Series
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Annie Proffitt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Annie Proffitt Overboard
18
Sheryl Hoover is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Little Miss Sunshine
19
Mildred Pierce is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Mildred Pierce
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Christine Collins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Changeling
21
Jackie Harrison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Stepmom
22
Donna Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Mamma Mia!
23
Sarah Witting is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Sarah, Plain and Tall
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Carol Connelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
As Good as It Gets
25
Novalee Nation is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Where the Heart Is