05/12/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

ReelzChannel: Top Ten Toxic Movie Moms

Korean director Joon-ho Bong may have created the ultimate image of matriarchal generosity for his new movie, Mother. Determined to prove her mentally challenged son innocent of murder, the woman (played indelibly by Hye-ja Kim) will do anything to rescue him from incarceration. If that means crossing a few moral boundaries in the process, so be it.

2010-03-12-Angelica_Houston_04_Border.jpgNot all mothers are so selfless, though. Some, in fact, are downright hellacious. And while watching parental sacrifice can be an uplifting and occasionally thought-provoking experience, the sight of a mom warping filial devotion to her own ends -- with the kids sometimes getting their own back in return -- can be downright fun. So it was no trouble for us to come up with a list of Top 10 Toxic Movie Moms.