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Moms and Movies

Posted over 6 years ago by April S

What can I say about moms and movies? Mothers have been portrayed in so many different ways over the years in film and not all of them have been flattering. I’m sure everyone remembers the film Mommie Dearest starring Faye Dunnaway as Joan Crawford. Movies have the power to make us laugh or move us to tears. When you watch a really good movie it can be comparable to reading a great novel, because it’s over before you know it and you’re often left wanting more … there’s always hope for a sequel.

Growing up, my mom and I spent many Sunday afternoons watching movies together. As time went on, I started to look forward to that precious time and as an adult I now realize those are the memories I cherish the most. Let’s face it, many of us don’t appreciate our moms when we should and often pass up opportunities to spend more time with our moms, because we always think we will have more time later. This Mother’s Day … take the time to appreciate your mom or any mom for that matter. Everyone knows someone that is a mom or mother figure and those special moms should be honored. So, why not celebrate those special women in your life by enjoying a good film together?

Memorable Movie Moms

Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Doris Day as Kate MacKay
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
Lucille Ball as Helen North Beardsley
The Blind Side
Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy
Steel Magnolias
Sally Field as M’Lynn Eatenton
Terms of Endearment
Shirley MacLaine as Aurora Greenway
Mrs. Miniver
Greer Garson as Mrs. Miniver

Streaming Movies (Hoopla)

Mothers and Daughters - movie directed by Paul Duddridge; starring Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, Courtney Cox, Christina Ricci and Selma Blair
A Mother's Love directed by Tim Alexander
Mother of Mine
We Need To Talk About Kevin starring Tilda Swinton

Want to learn more about Moms in the Movies?

Check out this great resource ...

Mom in the movies : the iconic screen mothers you love (and a few you love to hate) by Richard Corliss ; foreword by Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher ; with editorial assistance from Turner Classic Movies

Featured Image Credit: Mother and Daughter (Pixabay Image 1334252, Creative Commons license, public domain).