Movie Moms

Whether she's offering her kids a hug, a shoulder to cry on, or an important lesson about growing up, there are few characters as compelling as a good movie mom. This list includes some of our favorites -- check one out for your next family movie night.

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Dumbo Movie Poster Image
Sweet Disney classic is still lovely, despite stereotypes.
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(Release Year: 1941)
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The Sound of Music Movie Poster Image
Outstanding family film features glorious music.
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(Release Year: 1965)
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Toy Story 3 Movie Poster Image
Smart, funny "threequel" is scarier than the first two.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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The Incredibles Movie Poster Image
Top-notch, action-packed fun for the entire family.
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(Release Year: 2004)
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Spy Kids Movie Poster Image
Just the right combination of fantasy and comedy.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Brave Movie Poster Image
Mother-daughter princess tale has some very scary scenes.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Freaky Friday Movie Poster Image
Mother-daughter switch is fun comedic chaos.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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The Princess Diaries Movie Poster Image
Sweet tale about growing up is terrific fun for families.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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Where the Wild Things Are Movie Poster Image
Sometimes-dark adaptation focuses on friendship, loneliness.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Little Women Movie Poster Image
Lovely Alcott adaptation tugs at the heartstrings.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding Movie Poster Image
Cute romcom has some innuendo, a little language.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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The Blind Side Movie Poster Image
Syrupy sports drama uplifts but glosses over deep issues.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Sounder (1972) Movie Poster Image
A strong family triumphs over poverty and racism.
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(Release Year: 1972)
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Steel Magnolias Movie Poster Image
Three-hanky special, but with lots of laughs, too.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Forrest Gump Movie Poster Image
Moving and wonderful, but parent preview a good idea.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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Mamma Mia! Movie Poster Image
Upbeat, silly ABBA musical has sexual innuendos.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Places in the Heart Movie Poster Image
Inspiring, intense tale about hardship, bigotry, redemption.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Stepmom Movie Poster Image
Contrived yet effective family weepie.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Whip It Movie Poster Image
Roller derby dramedy mixes girl power and teen angst.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Terms of Endearment Movie Poster Image
Glossy, funny, and packs a real emotional wallop.
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(Release Year: 1983)
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Almost Famous Movie Poster Image
Great, but lots of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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The Joy Luck Club Movie Poster Image
Poignant tale of Chinese-American moms, daughters.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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