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Friday, May 8, 2015

Commemorate The Most Memorable Moms in Cinematic History with MOVIE MOMS, a Special Video Compilation from Indiewire and Press Play

Throughout the history of cinema, mothers have had an everlasting impact on the screen characters we love. And, as we get ready for Mother's Day (Sunday, May 10), Indiewire cordially invites you to celebrate some of the movie's most memorable moms, courtesy of the Indiewire contributor blog Press Play(which Roger Ebert called "the best video essay source on the web") and independent digital filmmaker, writer and content creator, Nelson Carvajal.

Press Play: Movie Moms (click link for video)

A list of the moms appearing in this video essay, in order:

Flowers in the Attic

Mother (Victoria Tennant)


Rebecca Morgan (Cicely Tyson)


Bambi's Mother (Paula Winslowe)

The Incredibles

Helen Parr (Holly Hunter)

Mrs. Miniver

Mrs. Miniver (Greer Garson)


Mary (Mo'Nique)


Gloria Swenson (Gena Rowlands)

The Grifters

Lilly Dillon (Anjelica Huston)


Florence 'Rusty' Dennis (Cher)


Fairy Godmother (Verna Felton)

Not Without My Daughter

Betty Mahmoody (Sally Field)

Freaky Friday

Mrs. Andrews (Barbara Harris)


Beatrice Henderson (Debbie Reynolds)

Bloody Mama

'Ma' Kate Barker (Shelley Winters)

The Manchurian Candidate

Mrs. Eleanor Shaw Iselin (Angela Lansbury)

Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce (Joan Crawford)

Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow)

New York Stories

Mother (Mae Questel)

Freaky Friday

Tess Coleman (Jamie Lee Curtis)

Ordinary People

Beth (Mary Tyler Moore)

Throw Momma From The Train

Momma (Anne Ramsey)

Mommie Dearest

Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway)

Serial Mom

Beverly R. Sutphin (Kathleen Turner)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Monica Swinton (Frances O'Connor)

American Gangster

Mama Lucas (Ruby Dee)


Margaret White (Piper Laurie)

The Brood

Nola Carveth (Samantha Egger)


Mother (Hye-ja Kim)

The Fighter

Alice Ward (Melissa Leo)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton)


Norma Bates (Virginia Gregg)

Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire (Robin Williams)

American Pie

Stifler's Mom (Jennifer Coolidge)

The Kids Are All Right

Nic (Annette Bening)

Jules (Julianne Moore)

Mamma Roma

Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani)


Tommy's Mother (Catherine Scorsese)


Mrs. Jumbo (Verna Felton)

Sophie's Choice

Sophie (Meryl Streep)


Sarah Beckett (Joanne Woodward)

Terms of Endearment

Emma Horton (Debra Winger)

Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine)

Boyz N The Hood

Mrs. Baker (Tyra Ferrell)

Monster's Ball

Leticia Musgrove (Halle Berry)

The Passion of the Christ

Mary (Maia Morgenstern)

The Curious Base of Benjamin Button

Queenie (Taraji P. Henson)


Jackie Harrison (Susan Sarandon)

Forrest Gump

Mrs. Gump (Sally Field)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Bonnie Grape (Darlene Cates)

The Fox and the Hound

Tod's Mother (N/A)


Hillary Whitney Essex (Barbara Hershey)

A Farewell to Arms

Catherine Barkley (Helen Hayes)

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