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5 Best Movies About Being a Mom

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Mask

Cher maintained her biker-chic look for the Los Angeles premier of "Mask."
Cher maintained her biker-chic look for the Los Angeles premier of "Mask."
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What's the matter, never seen anyone from the planet Vulcan before?

-Florence "Rusty" Dennis

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If you're looking for a cry -- and proof that Cher has some range -- check out 1985's "Mask."

It's the story of a biker mom (Cher) whose son (Eric Stoltz) has a severe facial deformity. The plot takes us through both of their struggles to cope with the challenges that go along with being different, and loving a child who is different, in an often-cruel world.

It won awards at both Cannes and the Oscars in 1986 and is well worth a watch for those in the mood for motherhood-related triumph, tragedy and perspective.

Up next, a mom movie that was ahead of its time …

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