Top 5 Movies, Top 5 Performances, Top 5s — May 9, 2012 at 2:43 am

HEATHER’S TOP FIVE: MOVIE MOMS

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Happy Mother’s Day from a very proud Mama at MILF.  In film mother’s and daughters have been represented as the good, the bad, and the crazy, but today I’m going to celebrate the best of moms on the big screen.  Some were good but didn’t make the cut, but here are choices.

5. DIANE WEIST AS PEG

In Edward Scissorhands Peg is already mom to her own children that she loves and has created a cookie cutter home for, but also had a heart so big she adopted scissorhanded, white skinned, freakish looking weirdo from a castle, and treated him as her own.  Her maternal instincts and love

4. SALLY FIELD AS M’LYNN EATENTON

In Steel Magnolias Sally Field still makes me break down and cry with her performance at the finale of the film.  She showed how true love and connection to a daughter can be, and the cost of lost, and the real pain with grievance.  Like a friend once told me he felt about the end of Field of Dreams, you’ve got to be soulless to not feel something when she’s painfully crying, “Why”?

 

3. SALLY FIELD AS MRS. GUMP

Sally makes the list twice as the ultimate movie mom.  This time she poses as Forrest Gump’s mother, in the south as a single mother with a son who not only is challenged physically, but mentally as well.  We can best remember her as did Forrest’s school principal as woman that certainly “cared about her son’s schooling.”

2.  LINDA HAMILTON AS SARAH CONNOR

As though being a mother isn’t difficult enough, take a swing at finding out before your even pregnant that your son is destined to be the lone leader against an enemy that all but wiped out mankind.  Not only is this knowledge alone a terrible burden, but Sarah Connor must constantly fight an enemy that would not only kill her, but her young son.  That’s a tough lady.

1. JOBETH WILLIAMS AS DIANE FREELING

Back in the day of kids faces being on milk cartoons Diane Freelings daughter Carol Anne disappears in her own house. Poltergeist shows the absolute terror and drama of some unknown force stealing ones child away, and in the face of this unknown entity Diane fights and fights to get her daughter back.  Head to head with pure evil she relentlessly battles to get her girl back.  Kudos mom.

Remember, we here at Man, I Love Films don’t do definitive lists. We do our favorites and we want to hear yours. So, make sure and tell us about them in the comments section below.

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