For over a century, movie moms have run the gamut. From overbearing, Psycho, to the endearing, Terms of Endearment, the maternal influence on motion pictures is unparalleled in its ability to produce deeply fascinating characters.
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5. The Incredibles, holly hunter
Holly Hunter took the superhero mom and brought her into the house. What do superhero mothers do when they're not saving the world?
Why, they're making dinner, shopping, taking the kids to school…pretty much what every other mom does in America.
After The Incredibles are forced into retirement, they settle into domestic bliss. It is only when Mr Incredible decides to sniff around for some trouble that the film takes off.
Jason Lee's bad guy is such camp it's fantastic, but even he is no match for the mother of them all, Hunter's Elastigirl, who manages to save the world, make her husband look good, produce responsible children who will in turn save the world and live to start another day of taking the kids to school, shopping…
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