Top ten TV and movie moms we love
Right from The Simpsons to Gilmore Girls
Kate McCallister (Home Alone)
Sure, forgetting to take her son Kevin along on their holiday (leaving him to fend for himself against the evil Marv and Gus) won’t exactly win her ‘Mother of the Year’. But Kate McCallister did do everything in her power to get back home to her son. On discovering that all flights home were booked, she got on a plane from Paris to Dallas, Dallas to Scranton, and finally in a car with a polka band, en route Chicago. All so that she could make it back in time for Christmas. Awww…
Leigh Anne Tuohy (The Blind Side)
Bold and brazen, Leigh Anne Tuohy is a Southern mom with irrepressible sass. Always one to do what she considers right, she welcomes a homeless young man into her family, nurtures his passion for football and guides him all the way through to the NFL. Her no-nonsense love has earned her a place in our hearts – and on this list.
Erin Brockovich (Erin Brockovich)
Erin Brockovich’s middle name is probably ‘Badass’. Sheer grit and the gift of not giving a damn ensured that this divorced, unemployed mother of three single-handedly took down one of the biggest power supply companies in California. The best part? It’s based on a true story.
Claire Dunphy (Modern Family)
The high-strung matriarch of the Dunphy household, Claire more than has her hands full with her four kids (yes, we’re including her husband, Phil, in the mix). She’s overbearing, overly sarcastic and an annoying know-it-all, but scratch below the (slightly brittle) surface and you’ll find that she’s got a heart full of love.
They’re crazy, edgy, cool and then some – this Mother’s Day we’re celebrating silver screen’s most memorable matriarchs
Marge Simpson (The Simpsons)
Who wouldn’t want Marge Simpson as their mother? If only to have the genetic ability to sprout bright blue hair. The yin to Homer’s yang, Marge is the voice of reason in the Simpson household, forever keeping the peace between her precocious daughter, insufferably mischievous son and the precious Maggie.
Nancy Botwin (Weeds)
Often touted as one of the worst moms on TV, Nancy Botwin only does what she has to in the best interest of her family - even if it means dealing marijuana and getting involved in a Mexican drug cartel. With her fearless attitude and oftentimes reckless behavior, she always manages to pull through at the end, putting food on the table for her three sons and, you know, making sure they don’t die in a drive-by shooting or the like.
Morticia Addams (The Addams Family)
She’s creepy and she’s kooky, mysterious and spooky – she’s Morticia Addams, matriarch of the utterly eerie Addams family. With her black dresses, chalk white face and ability to drive her husband Gomez crazy with desire by speaking French, Addams is as chilling as she is thrilling. And she’s also a caring, albeit an offbeat mother to Wednesday and Pugsley, forever putting up with their crazy antics. Did you know her name is derived from the Latin word for death?
Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
Lorelai Gilmore isn’t just a mom; she’s fun, stylish, witty and Rory’s best friend and confidante all in one. They share everything, from clothes and secrets about boys, to inside jokes and an overwhelming love for fast food. Lorelai is the kind of mother any teenage girl would want.
Mrs George (Mean Girls)
The quintessential ‘cool’ mom, Regina’s mother is always trying to be in with her queen bee daughter’s clique; even offering them alcohol as an after school snack and guiding them through all the slutty moves of their 'Jingle Bell Rock' dance. With breasts harder than graphite and a pink velour tracksuit, we’re glad our moms don’t walk in on us and our boyfriends only to say, "Can I get you guys anything? Some snacks? A condom? Let me know! Oh, God love ya.”
Elastigirl (The Incredibles)
Most mothers worry about stretching themselves too thin, but not this supermom. With her stretchy limbs and ability to extend to any size, the dexterous Mrs Incredible wields her extraordinary powers to fight the forces of evil and keep her children safe, even risking her life to rescue them from the conniving Syndrome.