Community Curated: Movie Moms

In honor of Mother's Day, we asked you for movies that have truly memorable maternal figures.

From melodramatic (Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest) to yuppie (J. C. Wiatt in Baby Boom) to heroic (Elastigirl in The Incredibles), BMFI patrons share their favorite movie mothers.

  • Terms of Endearment
  • Moonstruck
  • Mommie Dearest
  • Stepmom
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Aliens
  • Forrest Gump
  • National Velvet
  • Now, Voyager
  • Steel Magnolias
  • I Remember Mama
  • 20th Century Women
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Room
  • The Birdcage
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Lion
  • Gypsy
  • Little Women
  • Postcards From the Edge
  • My Fair Lady
  • Breaking Away
  • Ordinary People
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Hairspray
  • Raising Arizona
  • Serial Mom
  • The Grifters
  • Almost Famous
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Apollo 13
  • The Incredibles
  • Cheaper by the Dozen
  • The Terminator
  • Savage Grace
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Coraline
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • My Favorite Year
  • The Karate Kid
  • Sounder
  • Home Alone
  • Imitation of Life
  • Chinatown
  • Leave it to Beaver
  • Pieces of April
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • The Blind Side
  • Lady Bird
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Fences
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • The Little Foxes
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Fargo
  • Mrs. Miniver
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • The Sound of Music
  • Throw Momma From the Train
  • Because I Said So
  • Baby Boom
  • The Lost Boys
  • Friday the 13th
  • The Family Stone
  • The Parent Trap
  • The Parent Trap
  • I Could Go on Singing
  • Miracle on 34th Street