Our Favorite Movie Moms
Our Favorite Movie MomsPosted by Korman Res | Our Favorite Movie Moms
On this Sunday, May 11th, families everywhere will gather together to celebrate Mother’s Day. Moms are so many things to us. They are our biggest cheerleaders, our shoulder to cry on, and the glue that holds our families together. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of our top-five beloved “movie moms” in honor of all the great mothers out there.
1. Mrs. Gump (Sally Field), Forrest Gump
Although Mrs. Gump loved her son fiercely, she refused to coddle him because of his disabilities and insisted that he was no different from anyone else. With Mrs. Gump’s love and encouragement, Forrest overcame his disabilities and became one of the most fascinating figures of his generation. Plus, who can forget Mrs. Gump’s pearls of wisdom? “Life is like a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
2. Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock), The Blind Side
Leigh Anne Tuohy is one character on our list who is actually a real person. She’s the strong-willed “mama bear” who opened her home and her heart to homeless high school student, Michael Oher. Leigh Anne and her husband adopted Oher, who went on to become a star football player for the University of Mississippi and recently signed a four-year, $20 million contract with the Tennessee Titans. With the support and guidance of Leigh Anne and her family, Michael was able to overcome his obstacles and realize his dreams.
3. Mother Parker (Melinda Dillon), A Christmas Story
Mother Parker, the frazzled but loving mom of Ralphie and Randy, captured our hearts with her kooky personality and her famous line, “You’ll shoot your eye out!” From encouraging little Randy to pretend he was a “piggy” at the dinner table, to making Ralphie wear the pink bunny pajamas his Aunt Clara sent him for Christmas, Mother Parker’s zany antics helped to make this movie an instant holiday classic.
4. M’Lynn Eatenton (Sally Field), Steel Magnolias
Sally Field earned two spots on our list because we just couldn’t choose between Mrs. Gump and the unforgettable M’Lynn Eatenton. A proper southern belle and the overprotective matriarch of her family, M’Lynn was especially protective and opinionated when it came to her diabetic daughter, Shelby. When Shelby needed a kidney transplant, M’Lynn stepped up and donated one of her own, and when Shelby passed away from complications of her surgery…well, grab the tissues.
5. Maria Von Trapp (Julie Andrews), The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music is based on the true story of Maria von Trapp and the Trapp Family Singers, and Maria wins our vote for best movie stepmom. Young Maria was summoned from a convent where she was struggling with her studies to become a nun, and she became governess to the seven unruly children of widowed military officer, Baron Georg Von Trapp. She soon learned that the children had run off their previous governesses with their antics, but she persevered and eventually won them over with her kindness, patience, and penchant for breaking into song. She also won over Baron Von Trapp, who dumped his fiancée and married Maria instead.
We hope you enjoy a wonderful Mother’s Day with all of your favorite moms!