The 9 Worst Moms In Movie History

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#4 Piper Laurie in Carrie

So your mom skipped a few talks during those awkward teenage stages, choosing instead to slip educational pamphlets under your bedroom door -- big deal. After watching Margaret White's physically violent rants on the topic, even a Westboro Baptist mom looks liberal and cuddly.

#3 Ol' Mrs. Voorhees from Friday the 13th

Her crime is loving her child too much, and mass murder. (The latter of which is mainly why she made it so high on the list.) This camp cook's mental recipe book was shredded when Jason flopped at his self-issued swimming test in Crystal Lake. Now the only thing she cares to prepare is a mother's revenge: set on full boil.

#2 Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest

Proof that not all women were destined to be caretakers, this memoir-turned-film about Joan Crawford's alleged relationship with her adopted daughter takes place in an era where women -- especially those in the limelight -- were seen as more desirable if they had families. She's a savage, and she probably never made Christina "ants on a log," either. Bad mom, bad! (Bonus: Here's a link to the episode of "The Will" where Joan screws Christina and Christopher out of any inheritance. Boo-ya from the grave!)

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Somebody, make Sybil a snack and read her a story, already.
#1 Hattie Dorsett in Sybil

Uhg. There aren't words. Quick, what's the number for 1-800-Flowers? I've got a bouquet to send.

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MissMacy
MissMacy

Don't forget Julianne Moore's character in "The Hours." Holy crap.

JoeGillis
JoeGillis

Oh, and while I'm at it: Gladys Cooper, playing Bette Davis's mother in "Now, Voyager," makes Mary Tyler Moore in "Ordinary People" look warm and fuzzy.

JoeGillis
JoeGillis

Oh, please! NONE of these screen moms begin to compare with Angela Lansbury in "The Manchurian Candidate"! That any mother could do to a son what she did in that great film is beyond chilling.

Titus Groan
Titus Groan

#2 should have been #1.

Nothing so succinctly captures Crazy Mom as those 3 little words: NO WIRE HANGERS!!!

Steve
Steve

The Mom in Spanking The Monkey didn't exactly do a good job...

Jamie L.
Jamie L.

 While I agree that both are clearly Crazy Mom to the max, Sybil's mom was the very worst. I shudder at the thought. Plus, Carrie developed telekinesis to fight back! Sybil just got a bunch of conflicting voices in her dome.

Jamie L.
Jamie L.

 We'll call it an unofficial #10.

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