10 Hilarious Movie Mom Moments That Make Us Laugh Every Time

Margeaux Baulch Klein | Jun 22, 2016 Movies
10 Hilarious Movie Mom Moments That Make Us Laugh Every Time

Thank goodness the days of sugary-sweet, June Cleaver–type movie mothers are over. These days, moms are depicted on-screen as sassy, hilariously wise, and sometimes a touch neurotic. Basically, they're just like the moms we know and love in real life. Case in point: Amy Poehler (above) killing it in Mean Girls, one of the best rom-coms of all time.

Click through for 10 cinematic "mom moments" that crack us up every time. Which is your favorite?


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  • 'Easy A' (2010)


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    Easy A may be a teen flick, but Patricia Clarkson steals the show as the over-sharing mother of Emma Stone's character, Olive. "I dated a homosexual once," she says during a mother-daughter tête-à-tête. "Don't worry, your father is straight as they come. A little too straight, if you know what I mean, girlfriend!"

  • 'Almost Famous' (2000)


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    Whether she's shouting "don't take drugs" out of the car window as she drops her teenage son off at a party or remarking that "adolesence is a marketing tool," Frances McDormand's deadpan humor as the uptight mother in Almost Famous helped win her an Oscar nomination for the role.

  • 'Mean Girls' (2004)


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    If Regina George is the villain of Mean Girls, then Regina's mother, played by the hilarious Amy Poehler, is the movie's de facto comedy relief. "There are no rules in this house. I'm not like a regular mom. I'm a cool mom," she announces to her daughter's friends with a dramatic wink at the beginning of the movie.

  • 'Baby Boom' (1987)


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    As an '80s yuppie who unexpectedly becomes a mother, Diane Keaton's character in Baby Boom has a meltdown during a point in the movie where she yells, "I need sex!" 

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  • 'Juno' (2007)


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    Whether it's the witty dialogue or Allison Janney's straight-faced delivery, we can't help but laugh every time Juno's mom makes an on-screen appearance in Juno. One of our favorite lines? "Somebody else is going to find a precious blessing from Jesus in this garbage dump of a situation," she says to her husband after finding out their teenage daughter is pregnant.

  • 'The Guilt Trip' (2012)


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    Barbra Streisand essentially plays herself in The Guilt Trip, but she has such great chemistry with costar Seth Rogen that it doesn't matter. As the widowed mother of Seth's character, the two partake in funny banter throughout the film. An example of one gem: "Promise me you'll never pick up a hitchhiker, okay ... They rape," she advises her adult son.

  • 'Freaky Friday' (2003)


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    Hilarity ensues when mom and daughter switch bodies in Freaky Friday, and Jamie Lee Curtis has to act like she's a teen girl trapped in the body of a middle-aged therapist. Her character's advice to her therapy patients is a little unconventional and a lot funny.

  • 'Motherhood' (2009)


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    The normally glamorous Uma Thurman frumps it up for her role in the comedy Motherhood, playing an overstressed, underappreciated stay-at-home mother living in a walk-up apartment in New York with two kids. Comedy follows as we watch her character Eliza schlep around town with the kids in tow and confront a baker who misspells her daughter's name on a birthday cake.

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  • 'Moonstruck' (1987)


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    With Cher and Nicolas Cage headlining the film, it's not surprising that there are many funny moments in the '80s flick Moonstruck, but it's Olympia Dukakis's Oscar-winning performance as the family matriarch that we remember best.

  • 'Troop Beverly Hills' (1989)


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    Before there were Real Housewives, there was Shelley Long's character, a soon-to-be divorced Beverly Hills housewife, who takes over her daughter's wilderness troop as the scout leader, in the movie Troop Beverly Hills. The actress nails the physical comedy in the film, whether she's singing "kumbaya" in the rain or telling a scary story about receiving a perm.

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