The Most Inspirational Fictional Movie Moms

It isn’t mother’s day.   In fact the holiday isn’t even close yet.   Still though, I found myself watching Forrest Gump yesterday and I never realized how awesome Sally Field was in this movie.  And it got me thinking about movie moms.

Not just movie moms who were good.  That’s a fun list and a huge one at that.  But I was thinking more along the lines of movie moms who are inspiring.

I’ve put together a short list of  movie mothers I thought inspired….

Leighe Anne Tuhoy – The Blind Side

Played by Sandra Bullock, Tuhoy is a great real life example.   It’s worth mentioning as A.  Bullock got an Oscar for this role and B.  This is one of the greatest motherhood stories we’ve seen in a long time.  Taking in a homeless “giant” of a kid, Tuhoy not only does this unconditionally but she gives him direction and eventually sees him succeed as an NFL player.   All along the way having to overcome obstacles of racism, and constant danger.

Mrs. Gump – Forrest Gump

Played by Sally Field, you have to admit that Mrs Gump is one of the most courageous and devoted mothers in movie history.   She goes to great lengths to ensure that little Forrest has the same life and opportunity as any “normal” person.   In fact she even has sex with Forrest’s principal in order to keep him in the normal schooling system.  That’s dedication.

  • nr

    Really, really hate this new-page-for-every-entry format for lists.

  • C’mon, dont start putting 1 thing for each page, WHY oh WHY do websites do this shit, dont start a trend of this PLEASE!

  • There’s a reason every site does that it turns out, you need page views to stay alive. The site is free to you guys, but we need a few extra clicks to keep things running. I promise we won’t doing 20 or 30 page posts, usually should be none, sometimes 2 or 3, at most 6 on occasion. It’s not ideal, but that’s the way things work unfortunately.

  • At least put two or three on each page. You stand to alienate a large portion of your viewers if everybody hates a new format being forced upon them.

  • bob

    wtf is this crap, there are better ways to improve your site traffic. Like posting more original content and appealing to more peoples interests. Not only the cosplay / pokemon / fanart nerds

  • @Uncoolaidman

    Fine, but come on, we’re hardly being Gawker here.


    OK, what would you like to see more of? Anything to offer besides insults?

  • Ilikeicecren

    I like the separate pages. Loads better on my iPhone.

    And let’s be clear, if it wasn’t a business, why would people waste their time? Aren’t you guys (I’m not American) a nation with an economic system primarily based on the profit motive?

  • bob

    Im sorry Paul, just read your new post regarding this issue. I take back what I said, well, actually, how I said it. I didnt mean to be that aggressive (kind of having a bad day lol), I can see you really care for this site and the people who view it. Unreality has been one of my regular procrastinating checklist for over a year now, swinging by almost daily. I love the Final Coundown, I share your love for AD and the Wire (hell I think I got into The Wire thanks to Unreality) and I enjoy your lists and movie posts.
    As I said I really dont care that much for the cosplay /pokemon /fanart stuff, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming to me but other people enjoy it I guess so wth. If youd really like to know id enjoy more movie and technology related posts and whatnot but I know I can get that from other sites, Im aware I can take it or leave it.
    Anyway, my apologies for sounding like a douchebag in my previous comment.

  • Nattyb

    Hey All, I’ve read your comments and we’re gonna try and do our best to put the new pages at times when it’s best to use them meaning more content will be fed before a break. As you’ll see, this article has been fixed.

  • BobaFett

    I have a GIGANTIC CRUSH on Sally Field. IN MY PANTS…True Story.

    I dare you to watch Stay Hungry and Smokey and the Bandit and not blame Burt Reynolds for nicknaming her “Frog”.

  • Ilikeicecren

    Whilst we’re suggesting new content…

    I’d love more movie reviews. You guys who write for this site seem to have the exact same taste as me, and seeing “4 out of 5 stars” let’s me know I’m going to like it. I often find myself echoing you’re GI Joe review when defending the film to my friends (who hate it) “but it’s like they’ve filmed what you used to do zooming your GI Joes around the house!” (obvious paraphrase, cut me some slack, that was two years ago)

  • Korky

    Hey, look at me, I’m too good to click links to be entertained.

    It’s not like you’re donating kidneys, people.