This Mother’s Day, as you fete your mom with flowers, brunch, and a homemade card, we pause to remember those movie matriarchs who never got the love they felt they deserved. Joan Crawford never got respect from her own daughter in “Mommie Dearest,” and Carrie didn’t heed her mother’s warning about how they were all going to laugh at her at the prom. Tsk tsk, movie children. Your monster — er, mother — worked so hard to raise you right. It’s such a pity you disappointed her in every way.
For this list, we focused on those moms who truly went above and beyond mere nagging and guilt-tripping, and ascended into the ranks of The Most Notorious Mothers in the History of Movies.
This feature originally appeared last year. Article photo courtesy of Everett Collection