15 Awesome Movie Mums
1. The Incredibles (2004)
The Mum: Helen Parr. AKA Elastigirl. AKA Mrs. Incredible. The maternal contingent of Pixar’s super-family.
The Awesome: A superhero in her younger days, Elastigirl marries fellow crimefighter Mr Incredible. After superheroism is outlawed, the pair retire and raise a family. When her husband is endangered re-living his glory days, it’s up to Elastigirl to don a new supersuit and and sort things out the way only a mum can.
Her high point comes when infiltrating Syndrome’s secret base, where her stretchy limbs provide one of the movie’s finest set-pieces. And turning into a parachute to save her kids has got to earn her some Mother’s Day brownie points.