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The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made  

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If you're looking for the best movies for mothers and sons to watch together, then look no further! The best mother-son movies come in many forms. Some mother son relationship movies are about struggle while other movies about mothers and sons are comedies. Many of the greatest mom and son movies are even a bit on the creepy side.

What is the best mother son movie? Forrest Gump is certainly a classic movie about a mom and son relationship. The love that Forrest had for his momma drove him to do great things. He really enjoyed quoting his mother's famous line, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." The Blind Side, starring Sandra Bullock, is another touching mother-son relationship movie.

Psycho shows viewers what happens when a bond between a mother and son goes terribly wrong. Other great films that are featured on this top mother son movies list include The Sixth Sense, Finding Neverland, and Throw Momma From the Train.

What mother-son film is your favorite? What movie would you love to watch with your mom? Give the best movies a vote up and please add any good mom and son movies we may have missed.

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The World According to Garp is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
The World According to Garp is 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Robin Williams in the title role. It is based on the novel of the same title by John ...more
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Four Brothers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
Four Brothers is a 2005 American action film directed by John Singleton. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, and Garrett Hedlund. The film was shot in Detroit, Michigan ...more
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The Guilt Trip is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
The Guilt Trip is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Anne Fletcher from a screenplay written by Dan Fogelman, starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, who both also served as ...more
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Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney's unpublished semi-autobiographical play. A chronicle of the childhood, ...more
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The Ring is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
The Ring is a 2002 American psychological horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts. It is a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ring, which was based on the novel Ring ...more
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Throw Momma from the Train is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
Throw Momma from the Train is a 1987 American black comedy film directed by Danny DeVito, and starring DeVito and Billy Crystal, with Rob Reiner, Anne Ramsey, Branford Marsalis, Kim Greist, and ...more
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Spanking the Monkey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
Spanking the Monkey is a 1994 American black comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell. The title is a slang phrase for masturbation and is used in the film by one of the teenage ...more
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Testament is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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Testament is a drama film based on The Last Testament by Carol Amen, directed by Lynne Littman and written by John Sacret Young. The film tells the story of how one small suburban town near the ...more
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Monster's Ball is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
Monster's Ball is a 2001 American romantic drama film directed by German-Swiss director Marc Forster starring Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton and Heath Ledger. The film tells the story of a poor ...more
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Viper Club is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
Viper Club is a 2018 American drama film directed by Maryam Keshavarz. Secretly struggling to free her journalist son from capture by a terrorist group, a veteran emergency room nurse (Susan ...more
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Mother is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
Mother is a 1996 comedy-drama film directed by Albert Brooks, and was co-written by Brooks with Monica Johnson. The film stars Brooks and Debbie Reynolds.
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Diane is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
Diane is a 2018 American drama film written and directed by Kent Jones. Diane (Mary Kay Place) fills her days helping others and desperately attempting to bond with her drug-addicted son.
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Changeling is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
Changeling is a 2008 American drama film, written by J. Michael Straczynski and directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, that explores child endangerment, female disempowerment, ...more
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The Grifters is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
The Grifters is a 1990 neo-noir film directed by Stephen Frears, produced by Martin Scorsese, and stars John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening. The screenplay was written by Donald E. ...more
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Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
"The Duplass brothers are back with their singular knack: treating us to a tingling, irresistible experience of utter discomfort—suffused with pathos, romance, irony, and a little dollop of ...more
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Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford. It stars Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton. The story ...more