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Poll: The Most Bizarre Mother-Character in a Movie

In some movies the role of a bizarre mother-character is a special element of storytelling. Sometimes an actress does such an awesome performance as a bizarre mum, that the mothers bizarreness becomes a fundamental element of the story.

Who of these memorable characters below do you think is the most bizarre mother by acting strange and/or freaking out on screen?

(Only movies with a rating of 7.5/10 or higher, with one exception: down to a rating of 7/10 when the character is outstanding and memorable for more than 20 years.)

Discuss here.

A big thank you to Peter, rubyfruit76 and Jen for their special big help, also thank you to albstein, ACT_1 and Stephen N Russel.

Make Your Choice

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    Nicole Kidman in The Others (2001)

    Grace Steward from 'The Others' (2001)
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    Catherine Keener in Get Out (2017)

    Missy Armitage from 'Get Out' (2017)
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    Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream (2000)

    Sarah Goldfarb from 'Requiem for a Dream' (2000)
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    Angela Lansbury and Laurence Harvey in The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

    Eleanor Shaw Iselin from 'The Manchurian Candidate' (1962)
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    Corey Feldman and Anne Ramsey in The Goonies (1985)

    Mama Fratelli from 'The Goonies' (1985)
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    Teri Hatcher in Coraline (2009)

    Mel Jones from 'Coraline' (2009)
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    Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

    Sarah Connor from 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' (1991)
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    Elizabeth Moody in Dead Alive (1992)

    Vera Cosgrove from 'Dead Alive' (1992)
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    Catherine Keener and Ellen Page in An American Crime (2007)

    Gertrude Baniszewski from 'An American Crime' (2007)
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    Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie in Carrie (1976)

    Margaret White from 'Carrie' (1976)
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    Diane Ladd in Wild at Heart (1990)

    Marietta Fortune from 'Wild at Heart' (1990)
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    Norman's mother from 'Psycho' (1960)

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