Cinema: Southern Mothers

May 8 2014

by Whitney Long

“God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” Ruyard Kipling

Loving, compassionate, faithful, selfless, kind, caring, loyal, protective, generous, nurturing, strict, determined, fair, strong… the list could go on and on. In honor of Mother’s Day, we gathered a list of movies that depict the best (and in some cases the worst) of Southern mothers. Did we forget anyone? Let us know and we will add them to the list!

Norma Ray
Something to Talk About
Steel Magnolias
The Help
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
The Blind Side
Forrest Gump
Hope Floats
Sweet Home Alabama
Where the Heart Is
Fried Green Tomatoes
Driving Miss Daisy

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Whitney Long is co-founder of The Southern C and The Southern C Summit. Mama x 4, wife x 1. Entrepreneur, thinker, doer, writer, researcher, believer. Enjoys working alongside creative entrepreneurs to build community while supporting established and upcoming brands. Hobbies include travel, reading, bike rides and clever craft cocktails.

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2 responses on “Cinema: Southern Mothers

  1. elizabethruddell

    You left out GONE WITH THE WIND…Now there is a movie with many mothers and many mother issues…………

  2. whitneylong Post author

    Oh my goodness, how could we have overlooked that? It is on our Valentine’s list of movies for Southern romances but should be here, too! Thanks!

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