Top movie mums revealed

From Bambi's mother to Mrs Incredible, find out who the ultimate movie mum is...


Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we can’t go forgetting about all of those virtual (and animal!) mums, who light up our cinema and TV screens.


They may never have helped you with your homework, mopped your brow or taught you how to tie your shoe laces, but by golly these mums have touched your lives.

First up, film rental site LOVEFILM polled children from 7,000 schools and asked it’s 2 million members to vote for their favourite on-screen mum. And (drum roll please) here are the results:

  1. Mrs Incredible – The Incredibles
  2. Lily Potter – Harry Potter
  3. Donna Sheridan – Mamma Mia!
  4. Bambi’s Mother – Bambi
  5. Mrs Gump – Forest Gump
  6. Morticia Addams – Addams Family
  7. Sarah Connor – T2: Judgement Day
  8. Meg Altman – Panic Room
  9. Granmamere – Ponyo
  10. Erin Brockovich – Erin Brockovich

Are all your favourites on there? Fear not, Empire Cinema came up with their own lists, too:

Favourite movie mum: Bella Swan – The Twilight Saga

Funniest movie mum: Marge Simpson – The Simpson Movie

Most embarrassing movie mum: Stifler’s Mom- American Pie

Bravo to Donna Sheridan (Mama Mia!), played by Meryl Streep, who also came 2nd or 3rd in all of Empire’s categories. Who knew a singing Meryl was so popular?!


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