In pop culture, there are regular moms, there are cool moms, and there are moms so brutish and downright villainous that we actually feel bad for their fictional offspring. Take a moment to consider the most savage character you can think of — chances are solid they're also a mom. No one's claiming it's easy, but dang, Cersei, chill.

From accidental mothers like Jane from Jane the Virgin, to real-life matriarchs like Kris Jenner, to self-sacrificing heroes like Joyce from Stranger Things, here are on-screen moms, ranked from mommy not-so-dearest status to certified Mom of the Year.

Keep reading for a definitive ranking of the ladies... but don't forget who brought you into this world!