Moms are one of the best relationships in a person’s life. So, to write characters that justify the essence of motherhood is not an easy task. We’ve compiled a list of the 15 greatest movie moms of all time that are worth watching. The movies are not only entertaining but also full of life lessons if you listen closely to the moms.
15. Beatrix Kiddo aka The Bride – Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2 (2003-2004)
Beatrix is a deadly retired assassin who is left for dead and her newborn is taken from her. When she wakes up from a coma four years later she seeks vengeance.
In a yellow jumpsuit, wielding a sword she sets out to take her now four years old daughter back and get revenge on those who did her wrong.
14. Bren MacGuff – Juno (2007)
Bren is the opposite of the typical Cinderella stereotype of a stepmother. She supports her teenage stepdaughter, Juno, when she announces she is pregnant and intends to keep the baby.
Bren, unlike typical step-parents, doesn’t freak out and supports her throughout the journey.
13. Rosemary Penderghast – Easy A (2010)
Rosemary is an easygoing mom. She is a sweet, loving, and accepting mother who knows when to trust her daughter’s judgment.
She has a great sense of humor and gives you a laugh whenever she comes into a scene. The banter between the mom and daughter is an “Easy A”.
12. Morticia Addams – The Addams Family (1991)
Every member of The Adams Family stands out but Morticia Addams is known for her protective instinct for her family.
The role is played by many actresses but Anjelica Huston made a mark with her distinctive look and how she carried out the role.
11. Sarah Connor – Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Sarah Connor is one badass mom. She is one of those few movie moms who know how to use an assault rifle and is good at heart.
She stops at nothing to protect her son and the world from the danger coming from the future.
10. Mother – Mother (2009)
The 2009 movie shows how a mother takes the law into her own hands when her mentally challenged son is suspected of involvement in a murder. The sloppy police investigation eventually concluded her son was the prime suspect.
The mother does everything legal and illegal to clear her son’s name. The movie portrays the love of a mother and how it can’t be caged in the prison of the legal system.
9. Evelyn Abbott – A Quiet Place Part I & Part II (2018-2020)
Only happens in movies probably but Evelyn is a badass for giving birth naturally without making a noise. She protects and supports her children in a world full of sound-sensitive deadly monsters.
You should definitely watch the movie, it’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.
8. Lady Jessica Atreides – Dune (2021)
Lady Jessica is decisive and knows how to protect her son. She is not the clingy type and allows her son to undergo the Gom Jabbar test.
Though her concern as a mother is evident she knows she has to sacrifice her emotions so that her son can fulfill his destiny.
7. Molly Weasley – The Harry Potter Movie Series (2001-2011)
Molly Weasley is one of our favorite moms in the cinema. She is a mom to seven magical children, six of them boys. How she’s a housewife, an Order of Phoenix member, and formidable which is beyond us (maybe it’s because she manages all the housework with magic).
Her protective instinct for her children is best portrayed in the scene where she combats Bellatrix.
6. Rebecca Morgan – Sounder (1972)
The movie depicts the typical African-American household during the Great Depression era. Rebecca takes care of her children with dignity and fortitude as her husband is sent to prison.
The black sharecropper fights for her right to get black children a decent education and upbringing.
5. Aibileen Clark – The Help (2011)
Though Aibileen is not the mother of the children of her employees she is more than just help. Over the years she creates a strong bond with the children, especially Mae.
In the words of Mae:
“You my real Mama, Aibi.”
4. Leigh Anne Tuohy – The Blind Side (2009)
The Blind Side shows the beauty of adopting a child and having a blind side for skin color when it comes to love.
This movie shows the core of what it means to be a mother and how giving people a chance can make a big difference in their lives.
3. Jennifer Honey – Matilda (1996)
Miss Honey is the first person to give Matilda the proper attention, respect, and love that she deserves. Both of them are very fond of each other and Miss Honey eventually adopts Matilda.
Miss Honey is the definition of a sweet person and simple living.
2. Marmee March – Little Women (2019)
Marmee is the definition of a supportive mother. The little women of Little Women would not have been able to pursue their ambitions without the support and encouragement of their mothers.
Marmee teaches her children values like taking care of one’s neighbors and worrying for her husband who is away fighting in a Civil War. She is a role model for her girls and other mothers.
1. Gump – Forrest Gump (1994)
With his unorthodox way of thinking, God knows where Forest Gump would have ended without the support and wisdom of his mother. We can never forget the iconic line:
“Mama always said: Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
- Ma – Room (2015)
- Linda Schell – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
- Amelia Vanek – The Babadook (2014)
We hope you liked the list. Let us know if we missed any amazing moms. What are your favorite movie moms? Share with us in the comments!