In honour of Mother’s Day this Sunday, we have put together a list of some of the best mums on TV and in Movies. Whether it’s because they’re hilarious, nurturing, give solid advice or are charming and clever, these are the mums that we can’t forget.
Lorelai Gilmore – Gilmore Girls
Lorelai never seems to miss a beat with her wittiness and the friendship she has with her daughter inspires honesty. Running on coffee and fast food, she refuses to let others tell her who she should be.
Donna Sheridan – Mamma Mia
Being a good mum is important to Donna, but so is having a good time. She might be wiser and stronger than she was in the 70’s, but she’s always down to have some fun (and sing her heart out!).
Kitty Forman – That 70’s Show
Kitty is the ultimate mum, constantly caring for everyone – not just her kids. Just make sure to not get her annoyed!
Mrs. Gump – Forest Gump
Despite her son’s troubles and her own, this mum’s unconditional love and support never dwindles, pushing him to do great things.
Claire Dunphy and Gloria Delgado Pritchett – Modern Family
These two mums manage to juggle all of their 21st century household dramas, with a seemingly endless supply of humour and stamina.
Helen Parr – The Incredibles
Like a true supermum, Helen is intelligent, strong and fights to protect her family at all costs. She encourages her children to be themselves.
Marge Simpson – The Simpsons
Let’s face it, without Marge, the Simpson household would have been triple the chaos it already is. Marge provides the stability they all need.
Leigh Anne Tuohy – The Blind Side
Leigh Anne is a feisty and dedicated yet compassionate woman. She fights for Michael to have a great life and is never afraid to stand up for him.
Maria Portokalos – My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Maria is a proud Greek mother. Even when her and her daughter differ culturally, she supports her decisions and encourages her.
Kath – Kath & Kim
Kath is an Australian icon and has been for years with her “look at moooiiii” phrase. It’s hard to get enough of how funny she is, whether it’s intentional or not!
Jean Milburn – Sex Education
With her power-outfits and endless wisdom on sex and relationships, Jean is always just trying to do her best at parenting whilst maintaining a friendship with her son Otis.
Joyce Byers – Stranger Things
Joyce is another example of a mum who will do anything for her kids. Her loyalty stands strong and she loves fiercely.
Queen Elinor – Brave
Always there for her family, Elinor handles the task of managing her headstrong daughter while being a fierce source of guidance and love.
Jen Harding – Dead to Me
A hard-working and witty mum, Jen stays strong for her kids no matter what challenges she faces in her life and never lets the situation get in the way of her humour.
Carol Brady – The Brady Bunch
Truly a 70’s icon, Carol Brady plays a strong woman in her role of being a mum of six and pulls it all off with a smile on her face.
Grace Skolka and Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie
Grace is a headstrong, capable woman and Frankie is the eccentric, spiritual artist. They discover a new definition of family together and don’t let their differences get in the way of their friendship.