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1. Mommy (I) (2014)
R | 139 min | Drama
A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.
Votes: 53,081 | Gross: $3.49M
2. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
PG | 105 min | Drama
Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
Votes: 137,811 | Gross: $106.26M
3. Jerry Maguire (1996)
R | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former colleague.
Votes: 249,779 | Gross: $153.95M
4. Room (I) (2015)
R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller
Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.
Votes: 387,953 | Gross: $14.68M
5. Erin Brockovich (2000)
R | 131 min | Biography, Drama
An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.
Votes: 182,778 | Gross: $125.60M
6. Joy (I) (2015)
PG-13 | 124 min | Biography, Drama
Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.
Votes: 131,249 | Gross: $56.45M
8. Flightplan (2005)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet, the child vanishes, and nobody will admit she was ever on the plane.
Votes: 156,025 | Gross: $89.71M
9. Inside (2007)
R | 82 min | Horror
Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.
10. Precious (II) (2009)
R | 110 min | Drama
In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
Votes: 107,560 | Gross: $47.40M
11. Goodnight Mommy (2014)
R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Twin boys move to a new house with their mother after she has face-changing cosmetic surgery, but under the bandages is someone the boys don't recognize.
Votes: 47,329 | Gross: $1.17M
12. Mommie Dearest (1981)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 15,077 | Gross: $19.03M
13. One Fine Day (1996)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The lives of two strangers and their young children unexpectedly intersect on one hectic, stressful day in New York City.
Votes: 44,531 | Gross: $46.15M
14. It's Complicated (2009)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When attending their son's college graduation, a couple reignite the spark in their relationship. But the complicated fact is they're divorced and he's remarried.
Votes: 88,530 | Gross: $112.74M
15. The Single Moms Club (2014)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.
Votes: 6,094 | Gross: $15.99M
16. Mamma Mia! (2008)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.
Votes: 224,590 | Gross: $144.13M
17. Changeling (2008)
R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Grief-stricken mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) takes on the L.A.P.D. to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.
Votes: 244,866 | Gross: $35.74M
18. The Babadook (2014)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children's book titled "Mister Babadook" manifests in their home.
Votes: 204,631 | Gross: $0.92M
19. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.
Votes: 253,202 | Gross: $219.20M
20. Where the Heart Is (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pregnant seventeen-year-old rebuilds her life after being abandoned by her boyfriend at a Walmart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma.
Votes: 32,692 | Gross: $33.77M
21. Mermaids (1990)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.
Votes: 29,751 | Gross: $35.42M
22. Enough Said (2013)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.
Votes: 60,288 | Gross: $17.54M
23. Tumbleweeds (1999)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
A woman and her daughter have been constantly moving from town to town for years, but their newest home might be different from all the others.
Votes: 3,365 | Gross: $1.28M
24. Maid in Manhattan (2002)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite, when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.
Votes: 86,015 | Gross: $94.01M
25. Panic Room (2002)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune.
Votes: 266,665 | Gross: $96.40M
27. Bird Box (2018)
R | 124 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.
28. The Florida Project (2017)
R | 111 min | Drama
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
Votes: 101,337 | Gross: $5.90M
30. 20th Century Women (2016)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979.
Votes: 42,147 | Gross: $5.66M
31. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
PG | 112 min | Drama, Romance
A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.
Votes: 22,286 | Gross: $18.60M
32. Imitation of Life (1934)
Approved | 111 min | Drama, Romance
A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter; the two women start a successful business, but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.
35. Places in the Heart (1984)
PG | 111 min | Drama
In central Texas in the 1930s, a widow, with two small children, tries to run her small 40-acre farm with the help of two disparate people.
Votes: 11,128 | Gross: $34.90M