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Every day is a good day to appreciate the person you call mom. Between taking care of their kids and living their own lives, it's nearly impossible to grasp how they pull it all off. Moms are magical creatures who put themselves second almost all the time — the least we can do is celebrate all that hard work.

If you're looking for a few good flicks to watch with your own mom on Mother's Day, or simply love movies about badass matriarchs, this list is for you. From animal moms like Raksha from The Jungle Book and animated moms like Elastigirl from The Incredibles, to badass human moms like Ellen Ripley from Aliens, your whole crew is sure to be inspired.

Keep reading for the best of the best movie moms who remind us why they're not to be messed with.