Every day should be Mother’s Day, because a day is not enough to thank and celebrate the most wonderful woman in our life. If it weren’t for our mothers, none of us would exist.
Anne Deveraux, My One and Only
Anne wasn’t that dedicated of a mom during her sons’ earlier years. But after voluntarily becoming a single mom and going through an American road trip with her kids, Anne proves that she has the power to become a good mom.
Aurora Greenway, Terms of Endearment
Christine Collins, Changeling
Doris Vinyard, American History X
Eliane Devries, Indochine
Eliane would give everything to her daughter: the land, the house, the rubber factory, the man she had a fling with, and — most of all — her unconditional love. She would sacrifice everything for her daughter’s happiness. She would even use all her connections to ensure her daughter’s safety.
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown
Irene would return from “the dead” to patch things up with her daughters.
Maria Alvarez, Maria Full of Grace
She would go to extremes in order to provide a better life for her unborn child. Although I’m totally against drugs and drug trafficking, I admire young Maria’s determination to work her way out of the poverty line.
The Mother,† Cría cuervos
In Ingmar Bergman’s Autumn Sonata, Ingrid Bergman neglected Liv Ullmann to pursue her career as a classical pianist. In Carlos Saura’s Cría cuervos, Geraldine Chaplin does the opposite: she abandons her promising career as a concert pianist to become a full-time mom.
Mrs. Gump, Forrest Gump
She is willing to admit the crime her daughter had committed. Although it’s not nice to obstruct justice, Raimunda’s zealousness to defend her daughter is still admirable.
Wendy Torrance, The Shining
Wendy might look like Olive Oyl — lanky and all — but this mommy was able to outsmart her son’s dangerous dad.
Sarah Connor, Terminator 2: Judgment Day
This kick-a** mom would fight evil androids to keep her son, John, safe.
†Chaplin’s character was also called “Maria” in one scene.
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