Beautiful. Quirky. Just a touch insane. These
memorable maternal characters show us that moms come in all flavors of
This Mother's Day, let's raise a Mimosa glass to these movie moms we love for (mostly) the wrong reasons.
10. Jennifer Rhodes as Veronica's mom in "Heathers"
"Veronica! Dinner!" Winona Ryder's mother from this
cult classic '80s film was pleasantly oblivious to her teenaged daughter's
inner turmoil, but that didn't stop her from making her favorite meal—spaghetti with lots of oregano.
9. Catherine O'Hara as Delia Deetz in "Beetlejuice"
She's intrigued by the spirits that haunt her new
house, completely self-obsessed and possessed. Playing the mom of another
angsty Winona Ryder character, we love Delia's gothic fashion sense and zeal
for interior decorating.
8. Angelica Houston as Lilly Dillon in "The Grifters"
If you think your relationship with your mom is
strange, it probably has nothing on the odd dynamic between con artist Lilly
and her son Roy (played by John Cusack).
7. Michelle Pfeiffer as Ingrid in "White Oleander"
A free-spirited poet and a murderer, Ingrid doles out
advice to her daughter from prison and even convinces one of her kid's
weak-willed foster mothers to commit suicide. You can be sure that her favorite
poisonous blooms are not being sent out by 1-800-flowers.
6. Jessica Lange as Big Edie in "Grey Gardens"
Jackie O's aunt and cousin became the focus of a
documentary, when it turned out they were living in squalor in the Hamptons.
Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore perfectly depict the weirdest mother-daughter relationship
in this dramatization.
5. Meryl Streep as Donna in "Mama Mia!"
She was the lead singer of a girl group and banged
three hot men—any one of which could be the father of her soon-to-wed
daughter. We'd love to have Donna be our mom if it meant we could break into
spontaneous song and dance routines on the Greek Isles.
1. Julianne Moore as Jules and
Annette Bening as Nic in "The Kids are All Right"
Nic and Jules find their world turned upside down when
the sperm donor father of their children enters the picture. Despite their
relationship being far from perfect, they are a great example of two loving moms.