Mothers should be celebrated every day of the year, not just on Mother's Day (although, don’t get us wrong, spoiling your mom on Mother’s Day is highly encouraged). And when compiling this list of the most classic movie mothers of all time, we learned one thing quickly: Upsetting mommie dearest is not advised. While some mothers are the type to get a bit annoyed that you don’t call enough or, if you still live at home, that you leave dirty washing all over your bedroom floor, others – as this list demonstrates – can be downright homicidal and even possessed by demons.
With that in mind, please excuse us if this list skews toward the monstrous. While you’ll find plenty of honest-to-goodness nurturers on the countdown, there are some horrors in there too. What can we say? We love our crazy matriarchs as much as the calming ones. Here are our picks of the most classic movie mothers of all time.
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