Best Movie Moms

Movie Mothers You Won't Forget

Love them or hate them, let's face it — we wouldn't be here without our mothers, which is why we've created this list of the best moms to ever grace the silver screen. But by "best" we don't exactly mean the "best behaved." You won't find any Mrs. Cleavers on our list — these mothers have character, complexity ... and maybe even a little craziness.

Whether it's a tough-yet-tender adoptive mother, a nightmarish mother-in-law or a wire-hanger-hating matriarch, GAYOT's Top 10 Movie Moms offers a great primer to the many (entertaining) faces of motherhood.