Living 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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122 44
Molly Weasley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Harry Potter
2
102 34
Elastigirl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
The Incredibles
3
108 40
Mrs. Gump is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Forrest Gump
4
88 32
Mrs. Jumbo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Dumbo
5
81 33
Leigh Anne Tuohy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
The Blind Side
6
75 36
Sarah Connor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
The Terminator
7
70 34
Fraulein Maria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
The Sound of Music
8
60 30
M'Lynn Eatenton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Steel Magnolias
9
55 28
Marmee March is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Marmee March Little Women
Little Women
10
55 31
Erin Brockovich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Erin Brockovich
11
56 34
The Bride is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Kill List
12
48 28
Nina Banks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Nina Banks Father of the Bride
13
28 12
Bambi's Mother is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Tom Islava added Bambi
14
48 31
Ellen Griswold is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Vacation
15
41 26
Florence
16
44 29
Annie Proffitt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Annie Proffitt Overboard
17
39 26
Sheryl Hoover is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Little Miss Sunshine
18
32 20
Mildred Pierce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Mildred Pierce
19
36 24
Christine Collins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Changeling
20
40 29
Jackie Harrison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Stepmom
21
10 1
Joyce Byers, Stranger things is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
NeematM added Joyce Byers, Stranger things Stranger Things Series
22
31 22
Sarah Witting is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Sarah, Plain and Tall
23
43 34
Donna Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Mamma Mia!
24
31 24
Dorothy Boyd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
Jerry Maguire
25
30 24
Novalee Nation is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Inspirational Movie Mothers
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