How would you describe your mom? Or, if you are a mom, how would your kids describe you? Hollywood has an amazing knack of portraying mothers and I would like to bring to your attention a few ladies who never make the "usual" memorable mom list. Move over Mommie Dearest, it's time for some new blood...
Ellen Arden (Irene Dunn) in "My Favorite Wife"-1940
Everyone looks better in black and white. And who wouldn't want to kiss Cary Grant good night? And good morning? And good afternoon?
Early 80's mom
Diane Freeling (JoBeth Williams) in Poltergeist-1982
Oh, how I love this movie! Simpler times.... Who doesn't love a mom who will throw herself into the mouth of hell for her child!
Memorable Quote - "Don't touch my baby!"
The Mother Alien from Aliens-1986
What mother wouldn't spray acid on the face of someone who is about to destroy her babies??
Tough as Nails Mom
Seven (Dalia Hernández) in Apocalypto-2006
Try giving birth in a flooding pit with your 3-year-old on your shoulders while your husband escapes a posse out to kill him... And I needed an epidural! Cartoon Mom
Lisa (Tina Fey) in Ponyo-2008
I love the dialog between Lisa and her son. Animation director, Hayao Miyazaki is an amazing visual story teller.
Cathy/Rebecca Ryan (JoBeth Williams) in American Dreamer-1971
After staying home for several years to raise her two children, a suburban housewife wins a writing contest, travels to France, get amnesia and becomes the real-life heroine of her own book.
Helen Buckman (Dianne Wiest) in Parenthood-1989
Memorable Quote - "No, no, no, no. I'm too young to be a grandmother. Grandmothers are old. They bake, and they sew, and they tell you stories about the Depression."
The Wise Mom
Rose Castorini (Olympia Dukakis) in Moonstruck-1987
Memorable Quote - "Old man, you give those dogs another piece of my food and I'm gonna kick you 'til you're dead!"
Beatrice Henderson (Debbie Reynolds) in Mother-1996
My mother loves this movie and laughs hysterically during each scene with Beatrice and her son (played by Albert Brooks). I thought I would give it a shout out for my mom! :)
Memorable Quote - "We're not intimate dear. We just have sex occasionally."
The Diva Mom
Albert (Nathan Lane) in The Birdcage-1996
I saved the best for last. Albert's love for his son is sincere. And vise versa. This hilarious comedy looks at the life of two families coming together to support their children, despite their obvious differences.
Memorable Quote - "You look tired" means "you look old." And "you look rested" means "you've had collagen."
Who are your favorite movie moms?
*All images were found on IMDb.com
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