There's nothing quite like a mother's love. On screen our favorite movie moms have kept us in check with their wit and wisdom. As we gear up to watch Nia Long in Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club, we're taking a look at 13 inspiring film matriarchs who have made us cry, and laugh till it hurts.
Whitney Houston in "Sparkle"
As no-nonsense mom Emma in this 2012 remake, Whitney Houston was the epitome of a stage mom: nurturing when necessary and always on the look out for her singing daughters’ best interests.