Here are ten movies to watch this Mother’s Day mostly involving madness, mayhem and murder. These flicks not only feature some kickass moms, but moms who are so wicked you’ll be glad they aren’t your mother!
Mother’s Day (2010): This remae of the 1980 film features sadistic members of a villainous family who return to their childhood home to terrorize the new home owners and their guests.
Mommie Dearest (1981): Based on the best-selling memoir turned motion picture, this film depicts the abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford.
The Babadook (2014): A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Wicked Stepmother (1989): A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family’s home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it’s up to the family’s mother, a private detective and a suspended police officer to try and stop the witches.
Mother (2009): This Korean film features a mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl’s horrific murder.
Mommy (2014): French film about a widowed single mother raising her violent son alone who finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.
Mermaids (1990): A single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.
Ich Seh Ich Seh | Goodnight Mommy (2014): German film about twin boys who move to a new home with their mother. After she has face changing cosmetic surgery, they discover that under her bandages is someone they don’t recognize.
Savage Grace (2007): The true story of the beautiful and charismatic but mentally unstable Barbara Daly, who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland, heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune. Their only child is a failure in his father’s eyes, and as he matures and becomes increasingly close to his alienated mother, the seeds for tragedy are sown.
Ma Mère (2004): French film that is based on George Bataille’s posthumous and controversial novel: When his father dies, a young man is introduced by his attractive, amoral mother to a world of hedonism and depravity.