As Mother’s Day edges closer, we celebrate five of the best fictional mums…

1. Carol Brady

There was no evil stepmother tag in sight for this loving TV mum, who always had a kind smile and a wise word for her six children on The Brady Bunch.

2. Mrs. Gump

She uttered the famous line, “life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get” in Forrest Gump, but most importantly she was always a champion and defender of her son.

3. Marmee March

The kind-hearted mother of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy was a force of encouragement in Little Women, supporting her daughters to follow their passions and marry for love over money.

4. Sarah Connor

This is one mother you definitely want on your side when the apocalypse comes. In the Terminator franchise, Sarah is both a mentor and a guardian for her son John as she grooms him to lead the revolution.

5. Molly Weasley

The super mum from the Harry Potter series lovingly cared for her own brood of red-heads while also loving the orphaned Harry as her own son.