Most Popular "Bad Mother" Titles
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1. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 488,769 | Gross: $32.00M
4. Carrie (1976)
R | 98 min | Horror
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
Votes: 140,880 | Gross: $33.80M
5. Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama
The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adulthood, obsessions and what led to her being in Seligman's care.
Votes: 71,533 | Gross: $0.33M
6. Gone Baby Gone (2007)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.
Votes: 219,546 | Gross: $20.30M
7. Antichrist (2009)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror
A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Votes: 99,204 | Gross: $0.40M
8. Alexander (2004)
R | 175 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.
Votes: 148,565 | Gross: $34.30M
9. The Others (2001)
PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.
Votes: 297,846 | Gross: $96.52M
11. Cinderella (1950)
G | 74 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.
Votes: 121,129 | Gross: $85.00M
12. Precious (II) (2009)
R | 110 min | Drama
In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
Votes: 95,739 | Gross: $47.40M
13. Dolores Claiborne (1995)
R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid.
Votes: 32,373 | Gross: $24.36M
14. Animal Kingdom (2010)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama
A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.
Votes: 49,454 | Gross: $1.04M
15. Ordinary People (1980)
R | 124 min | Drama
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
Votes: 39,319 | Gross: $54.80M
17. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
R | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.
Votes: 57,601 | Gross: $44.79M
18. Mommie Dearest (1981)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 12,230 | Gross: $19.03M
19. Shelter (II) (2007)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.
Votes: 18,065 | Gross: $0.14M
21. Monster-in-Law (2005)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance
The love life of Charlotte is reduced to an endless string of disastrous blind dates, until she meets the perfect man, Kevin. Unfortunately, his merciless mother will do anything to destroy their relationship.
Votes: 48,598 | Gross: $82.93M
25. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama
After years of mother-daughter tension, Siddalee receives a scrapbook detailing the wild adventures of the "Ya-Yas", her mother's girlhood friends.
Votes: 16,384 | Gross: $69.60M
26. Carrie (2002 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her classmates and her domineering, religious mother.
27. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
A bitter ex-husband and a put-upon momma's boy both want their respective former spouse and mother dead. Who will pull it off?
Votes: 29,053 | Gross: $57.92M
28. Running with Scissors (2006)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama
Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.
Votes: 20,827 | Gross: $6.75M
29. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama
Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.
Votes: 38,258 | Gross: $0.18M
33. The Grifters (1990)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.
Votes: 22,416 | Gross: $13.45M
34. Little Voice (1998)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A shy reclusive lady is convinced by an invisible entity to sing. Subsequently, she finds herself noticed by a sleazy talent agent and her talent being showcased on-stage. She also meets a kind but nervous man who becomes her best friend.
Votes: 14,654 | Gross: $4.60M
37. Let's Kill Ward's Wife (2014)
Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Crime
Ward's wife is a bitch. Everyone knows it. Including Ward. After numerous conversations and ruminations on the subject amongst Ward's colorful group of friends, a fortuitous accident leads ... See full summary »
39. La tête haute (2015)
R | 120 min | Drama
A juvenile judge and a special educator are convinced that they can save the young delinquent Malony from himself and his violent ways.
Votes: 2,532 | Gross: $0.02M
41. Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama
A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his newfound sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Votes: 1,918 | Gross: $0.01M
43. Kundskabens træ (1981)
101 min | Drama
As a group of Danish children pass into adolescence, gradually the most popular girl becomes an outcast, for trivial reasons that she never understands.
44. The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993 TV Movie)
R | 99 min | Biography, Comedy, Thriller
Err, the title is almost a summary itself. Based on the true story of a Texas mom who tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. ... See full summary »
48. Bez doteku (2013)
72 min | Drama, Thriller
Jolana (18) is an object of her stepfather's desire. She is unable to cope, especially when her own mother turns a blind eye. Those events are heavily paid for when she finds herself ... See full summary »
50. Mommy (1995)
89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After twelve-year-old Jessica-Ann's teacher breaks her neck, Jessica-Ann starts suspecting her cold and overprotective mother as the killer.