5 Iconic Movie Moms Who Deserve to Be on the $10 Bill

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It's official: After months of rumors about Andrew Jackson getting kicked off the $20 bill and replaced with a woman, the Treasury has announced that a woman will instead join Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. Well, better than nothing, we guess (we'll get you next time, Jackson!). But the big question on everybody's minds now, of course, is which notable woman should be the very first female featured on our currency in over a century? The most important qualification, in our opinion: The lady chosen should be a mom, of course! 


And sure, she should probably be a mom with some historical significance, too. In all likelihood, the coveted spot will go to Eleanor Roosevelt or Harriet Tubman (both strong contenders in early polls). But isn't it fun to consider which of our favorite movie moms might fit the bill (pun intended)? Here are a few strong, iconic cinema matriarchs we'd love to turn green (and fold up and put in our wallets). 

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Linda Hamilton, Sarah Connor (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)

If your kid was meant to save all mankind, wouldn't you strap on a machine gun, too? (And even hang out with Arnold Schwarzenegger?)

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Image via Miramax

Uma Thurman, The Bride (Kill Bill 1 & 2)

Speaking of fighting to save your kid, Uma Thurman's character takes the whole Mother Bear thing to another level in these Quentin Tarantino films. 

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Sandra Bullock, Leigh Anne Tuohy (The Blind Side)

A football-loving foster mom who takes a homeless African-American teen and turns him into a star, this mama knew how to recognize her kid's potential -- and make sure he fulfilled it!


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Holly Hunter, Elastigirl (The Incredibles)

Every mom is a superhero in her own way, but Elastigirl seriously is a superhero (a superstretchy one, at that). She'll do anything to protect her family, just like the rest of us!

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Image via Focus Features

Julianne Moore and Annette Bening, Jules and Nic, (The Kids are All Right)

A same-sex couple raising two pretty amazing kids in a groundbreaking but still traditional way, this pair deserves major props! 

What famous mom (real or fictional) would you put on the $10 bill?


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