16 Movies About Motherhood That Don’t Sugarcoat It

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Some movies about motherhood show us just what moms are capable of, like Mildred Pierce.

Now, we’re not saying our kids are a bunch of spoiled rotten good-for-nothings, but it can sure feel that way sometimes, right? Joan Crawford as Mildred Pierce puts the capital T in tenacity as a woman hellbent on making something of herself for her kids. Now, there’s a lot more going on here than just that (little bit of murder and backstabbing, for example). But watching Mildred go above and beyond to give her children what they want and letting nothing stand in her way is something we can all relate to. Still makes us happy when Veda goes down, though, she was the worst.

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