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Mommie Dearest

Best movie mums/matriarchs

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Mother’s Day approaches; what better time to rank the worst movie mothers? Undoubtedly one of the most regrettable tropes in cinema, given that none of us would be here without a mother, but to hell with it, let’s get oedipal. Name your ten most misunderstood movie matriarchs. Don’t just write it on a postcard from the edge, make a Letterboxd list of all those bad moms, evil stepmoms, murderous nannies, overbearing governesses and other complicated mother figures lurking in the Grey Gardens of cinema. We’ll award you extra respect for including real-life mother-daughter/mother-son casting combos.

Most mentioned

  • Carrie
  • I, Tonya
  • Psycho
  • Black Swan
  • Coraline
  • The Florida Project
  • Precious
  • Cinderella
  • Matilda
  • Mommie Dearest
  • Tangled
  • Friday the 13th
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Home Alone
  • Aliens
  • Moonlight
  • Lady Bird
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Throw Momma From the Train
  • The Graduate

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