Mother's Day Movies, Ranked

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Mother’s Day, a Sunday, is a wonderful opportunity to take in cinema. All the better if it’s thematically appropriate.

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Luckily, Hollywood has a long-held fascination with mothers—their sacrifice, their strength, their willingness to put it all on the line for their children—and there are many films to choose from. Here are, in our opinion, the best Mother’s Day films, ranked.

17. mother!

16. Carrie (2013)

15. Annabelle: Creation

14. Orphan

13. Mother’s Day (1980)

12. Antichrist

11. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

10. We Need to Talk About Kevin

9. The Orphanage (El Orfanato)

8. The Ring

7. The Others

6. Mommie Dearest

5. Goodnight Mommy

4. The Exorcist

3. Carrie (1976)

2. Psycho

1. The Babadook

Senior Editor, Jezebel

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DISCUSSION

You’ve gotta put Alien on this list. It’s all about maternity.