Today we appreciate the women without whom, we literally wouldn't exist. Even if you waited until the last minute to get your mom something nice for Mother's Day—shame on you!—it's never too late to show her you care. To celebrate the holiday, we put together a video list of the best motherly advice from movie moms. Whether it's Forrest Gump recalling his mother's sage words about how "life is like a box of chocolates" or Amy Poehler's character in Mean Girls telling Cady and the Plastics she'd prefer if they drink in the house, there are plenty of cinema mothers who've given us words to live by.
Just because a film isn't an Oscar contender doesn't mean it's lacking in loveable and admirable (or at least entertaining) moms, and this list pulls from horror flicks, comedies, and acclaimed films to show off exactly what we can learn from the mothers of the silver screen. Check out the video, and then get of the Internet and go do something nice for your real-life mother.