May 14, 2007

12 Mother-Related Movies

In honor of Mother’s Day (albeit a day late), I’ve compiled this list of “Mother”-related movies.

  • All About My Mother: This 1999 film from Spanish writer/director Pedro Almovodar features a transvestite father and Penélope Cruz as a nun.
  • Big Momma’s House: The first of the Big Momma’s House movies introduces Martin Lawrence as an FBI agent in drag.
  • Mommie Dearest: Based upon the book by Christina Crawford (adopted daughter of Joan Crawford), Mommie Dearest became a cult hit.
  • Mother: Debbie Reynolds stars as the eponymous mother in this 1996 film by Albert Brooks.
  • Mother, Jugs, & Speed: The “Mother” of the title is actually the name of Bill Cosby’s character, a highly competitive ambulance driver (the role of “Jugs” was played by Raquel Welch).
  • Mr. Mom: This ground-breaking 1983 comedy starred Michael Keaton as a stay-at-home dad, and Teri Garr as his wife.
  • My Stepmother Is an Alien: A geeky scientist (Dan Aykroyd) is romanced by a beautiful alien (Kim Basinger).
  • Stepmom: Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon square off in this 1998 tearjerker.
  • Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot: It’s hard to say who’s scarier: Sylvester Stallone, or Estelle Getty as his mother.
  • The Good Mother: Leonard Nimoy directs, and Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson star, in this courtroom drama.
  • Throw Momma From the Train: Billy Crystal and Danny DeVito lead the cast in this 1987 film.
  • Your Mother Wears Combat Boots: Barbara Eden (of “I Dream of Jeannie” fame) stars as a mother who follows her son (Hector Elizondo) into the Army.

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