top five (good) movie moms from the '80s
My crush on '80s JoBeth Williams knows no bounds.
no. 5 (tie)
JoBeth Williams as Diane Freeling in Poltergeist (1982), American Dreamer (1984) and Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Dee Wallace as Mary in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Kim Darby as Jenny Myer in Better Off Dead (1985)
...some may list her as a bad mom, but I happen to love raisins.
Divine as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray (1988)
Melinda Dillon as Mrs. Parker in A Christmas Story (1983)
Beverly D'Angelo as Ellen Griswold in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Whoopi Goldberg as Celie Harris Johnson in The Color Purple (1985)
Brenda Fricker as Bridget Brown in My Left Foot (1989)
Shirley MacLaine as Aurora Greenway and Debra Winger as Emma Greenway Horton in Terms of Endearment (1983)
Sally Field as Edna Spalding in Places in the Heart (1984)
Michael Keaton as Jack Butler in Mr. Mom (1983)