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The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made

Updated November 23, 2020 5.2k votes 2.4k voters 356.1k views60 items

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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    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Dumbo

    Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards

    Released1941

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Samuel Armstrong, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen, Norm Ferguson

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    The Blind Side

    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins

    Released2009

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    Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay

    Released2015

    Directed byLenny Abrahamson

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    Raggedy Man

    Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts

    Released1981

    Directed byJack Fisk

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    The Babadook

    Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall

    Released2014

    Directed byJennifer Kent

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    Kindergarten Cop

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable

    Released1990

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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    Finding Neverland

    Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet

    Released2004

    Directed byMarc Forster

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    One Fine Day

    George Clooney, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1996

    Directed byMichael Hoffman

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    Carla Gallo, Jeremy Davies

    Released1994

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    The World According to Garp

    Robin Williams, Glenn Close

    Released1982

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

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    Psycho

    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh

    Released1960

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    The Sixth Sense

    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton

    Released1999

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    Naomi Watts, Robin Wright

    Released2013

    Directed byAnne Fontaine

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    Jerry Maguire

    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu

    Released1996

    Directed byCameron Crowe

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    Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

    Sylvester Stallone, Ving Rhames

    Released1992

    Directed byRoger Spottiswoode

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    Burning Cane

    Wendell Pierce, Karen Kaia Livers

    Released2019

    Directed byPhillip Youmans

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    Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale

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    Directed byKenny Leon

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    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston

    Released2001

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    Lucas Hedges, Julia Roberts

    Released2018

    Directed byPeter Hedges

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    Barbra Streisand, Yvonne Strahovski

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    Julianne Moore, Gary Sinise

    Released2004

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    Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas

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    Naomi Watts, Bill Murray

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    Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton

    Released1982

    Directed byDon Bluth

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