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The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made

Updated September 21, 2020 5.1k votes 2.4k voters 340.9k views47 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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    Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    The Blind Side

    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins

    Released2009

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

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    Room is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    Room

    Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay

    Released2015

    Directed byLenny Abrahamson

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    Raggedy Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    Raggedy Man

    Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts

    Released1981

    Directed byJack Fisk

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    One Fine Day is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    One Fine Day

    George Clooney, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1996

    Directed byMichael Hoffman

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    Finding Neverland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    Finding Neverland

    Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet

    Released2004

    Directed byMarc Forster

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    Kindergarten Cop is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    Kindergarten Cop

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable

    Released1990

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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    The World According to Garp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    The World According to Garp

    Robin Williams, Glenn Close

    Released1982

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

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    The Grapes of Wrath is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    The Grapes of Wrath

    Henry Fonda, John Carradine

    Released1940

    Directed byJohn Ford

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    Psycho is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    Psycho

    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh

    Released1960

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    The Sixth Sense

    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton

    Released1999

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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    Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    Jerry Maguire

    Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu

    Released1996

    Directed byCameron Crowe

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    Ben Is Back is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    Ben Is Back

    Lucas Hedges, Julia Roberts

    Released2018

    Directed byPeter Hedges

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    Testament is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    Testament

    Jane Alexander, Lukas Haas

    Released1983

    Directed byLynne Littman

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    Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

    Sylvester Stallone, Ving Rhames

    Released1992

    Directed byRoger Spottiswoode

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    American Son is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    American Son

    Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale

    Released2019

    Directed byKenny Leon

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    Otherhood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    Otherhood

    Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett

    Released2019

    Directed byCindy Chupack

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    Only God Forgives is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    Only God Forgives

    Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas

    Released2013

    Directed byNicolas Winding

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    The Others is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    The Others

    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston

    Released2001

    Directed byAlejandro Amenábar

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    Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    Cyrus

    Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill

    Released2010

    Directed byMark Duplass, Jay Duplass

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    The Secret of NIMH is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    The Secret of NIMH

    Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton

    Released1982

    Directed byDon Bluth

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    Burning Cane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    Burning Cane

    Wendell Pierce, Karen Kaia Livers

    Released2019

    Directed byPhillip Youmans

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    The Forgotten is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    The Forgotten

    Julianne Moore, Gary Sinise

    Released2004

    Directed byJoseph Ruben

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    Brahms: The Boy II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made
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    Brahms: The Boy II

    Katie Holmes, Ralph Ineson

    Released2020

    Directed byWilliam Brent Bell

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