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Poll Suggestion: The Most Odd Mother-Son Relations (ready)

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Some movies show a bizarre mother-son relation.

Which of these movies shows the most bizarre mother-son relationship?

Please tell us here.

Suggestions:

Movies with an odd mother-son relation. No TV-Series, documentations. Should be not a single scene in the movie.

List: The Most Odd Mother-Son Duo - IMDb

Poll: TBD

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@Breumaster ,

For your consideration:

Oedipus the King (1968)

This classic (Greek) tale tells how a noble youth accidentally marries his own mother, kills his own father (deliberately) and ends up paying a terrible price for invoking the wrath of the Gods.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oedipus

Oedipus (UK: /ˈdɪpəs/, also US: /ˈɛdə-/; Greek: Οἰδίπους "swollen foot") was a mythical Greek king of Thebes. A tragic hero in Greek mythology, Oedipus accidentally fulfilled a prophecy that he would end up killing his father and marrying his mother, thereby bringing disaster to his city and family. ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oedipus#Oedipus_complex

Sigmund Freud used the name "the Oedipus complex" to explain the origin of certain neuroses in childhood. It is defined as a male child's unconscious desire for the exclusive love of his mother. This desire includes jealousy towards the father and the unconscious wish for that parent's death, as well as the unconscious desire for sexual intercourse with the mother. Oedipus himself, as portrayed in the myth, did not have this neurosis – at least, not towards Jocasta, whom he only met as an adult (if anything, such feelings would have been directed at Merope – but there is no hint of that). Freud reasoned that the ancient Greek audience, which heard the story told or saw the plays based on it, did know that Oedipus was actually killing his father and marrying his mother; the story being continually told and played therefore reflected a preoccupation with the theme.[23]

The term oedipism is used in medicine for serious self-inflicted eye injury, an extremely rare form of severe self-harm.

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@dan_dassow​ 

Thank you, Dan. I added Oedipus and Jocasta.

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@Breumaster​ ,

Thanks. Oedipus and Jocasta probably had the earliest Odd Mother-Son relationship.

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4 days ago

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0346491/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Alexander & Olympias

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot 

Joe & Tutti

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310357/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Willard & Henrietta

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054041/?ref_=fn_ft_tt_1

Ma Barker and her four sons 

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@mariojacobs​ 

Thank you, Mario. Great picks! I've just changed the rules for taking the picks on the list.

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@Breumaster​ 

Throw Momma from the Train
1987

Owen & Momma

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@mariojacobs​ 

It's already on the list. 

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4 days ago

I just skiped the rating barrier, because so many odd mother-son relations many people saw are low-rated.

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4 days ago

If you included TV, the obvious is "My Mother, The Car."

I would suggest "The Goonies."

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@TheOldJalapenoman​ ,

You and I are probably the only two people on the IMDb Poll message board who watched My Mother the Car (1965–1966) and remember the theme song.

At the time, TV Guide proclaimed that "My Mother the Car" was the worst TV show ever made. Ann Sothern was great as Gladys Crabtree, who reincarnated as a 1928 Porter. Jerry Van Dyke did a credible job as her son Dave Crabtree.

I didn't think the show was that bad. There have been much worse since that time. I wonder whether Mr. Van Dyke regretted choosing this role over playing Gilligan on Gilligan's Island (1964–1967).

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@dan_dassow​ WHether or not it was bad, it would still qualify as the weirdest mother/son relationship if it wasn't a tv show.

Thank you for pointing out that we are old!  

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@TheOldJalapenoman​ ,

@dan_dassow​ WHether or not it was bad, it would still qualify as the weirdest mother/son relationship if it wasn't a tv show.

Thank you for pointing out that we are old!  

I define OLD as twice my current chronological age. With that definition, you and I will be forever young.

Yes, I'm delusional about my age.

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The following is a bit of a spoiler, but there is that one movie starring Léa Seydoux and Kacey Mottet Klein. Well, the relationship is not the weirdest, but it is ever so uncomfortable and strange.

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@jeorj_euler​ 

I've put it on the list, jeorj.

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@TheOldJalapenoman

I've put The Goonies on the list.

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1 day ago

FYC:

Savage Grace

Barbara and Antony Baekeland

Typo:

the most bizarre mother-son relationship?

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That one is based on a true story, as I understand it. I didn't even know that until watching to the end.

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Corrected, added.

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1 day ago

I've yet to see The Book of Henry, but I did see an excerpt that reflects that the mother sits around playing video games while one of her sons manages all taxes and utility bills. Not necessarily all that strange if the paychecks are still addressed to the parent.

O, what about immaculate conception stories? I don't know how decent of a fit those kind are, since the concept may reflect more on the relationship between the father and child, unless the causation involves no male in an way, shape or form. Womb depicts a strange relationship between a woman and the child she birthed.

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@jeorj_euler​ 

Added.

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21 hours ago

If there are no further corrections or suggestions, I'd consider it as ready to go!