Maternal Instincts: Our Favorite Movie Mamas

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Whitney Houston, Sparkle

Nothing like going through the assortment of tough, long-suffering and sometimes downright mamas in our favorite films to make us appreciate our own down-to-earth moms on Mother's Day.

In her final big screen performance, Whitney was a strict stage mother to aspiring singers in this upcoming Motown-era drama.  Whitney Houston channeled her own mom Cissy for inspiration. 


(Photo: Courtesy Sony Pictures)

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