Jennifer Lopez plays a divorcé who falls for her much younger neighbor in the thriller ‘The Boy Next Door.’ Here’s a look at 10 more movie cougars worth checking out.
Thelma Dickinson in ‘Thelma and Louise’ (1991)
Even though Thelma (Geena Davis) and her pal Louise (Susan Sarandon) are on the lam for committing murder, this sultry cougar still takes the time to stop and bed a young hitchhiker the pair pick up while making their getaway. We don’t blame her, either, considering the hitchhiker in question is Brad Pitt.
Maude Chardin in ‘Harold and Maude’ (1971)
One of the first cougars to grace the silver screen, this ol’ girl falls for a young suitor 50 years her junior. Together, the unlikely pair (Golden Globe-nominated Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort) set out on a romantic journey navigating the lessons of love and life.
Marion Wormer in ‘Animal House’ (1978)
Verna Boom played the cougar-on-the-prowl wife of fraternity foe Dean Wormer in this classic college comedy. After an innuendo-laden meeting with one of the Delta House’s clan, she crashes the frat’s toga party and shows the boys there’s more than one way to make the dean’s list.
Stella Payne in ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back’ (1998)
How did Stella get her groove back? By shacking up with a much younger man. Angela Bassett stars as the sultry Stella, opposite model-turned-actor Taye Diggs in his big-screen debut.
Diane Lodder in ‘Tadpole’ (2002)
Bebe Neuwirth plays a minx on a mission in this romantic comedy co-starring Sigourney Weaver. When Weaver rejects the advances of her 15-year-old stepson (Aaron Stanford), Neuwirth’s Diane is happy to step in and teach the tadpole what it takes to swim with the big fish.
Samantha Jones in ‘Sex and the City’ (2008)
After a six-season run on HBO, ‘Sex in the City’ jumped to the big screen in 2008, with Kim Cattrall reprising her role as the sex-obsessed Samantha Jones. Although Jones did the horizontal tango with many a man, it was hunky boy-toy Smith Jerrod (Jason Lewis) who turned her into a one-woman man.
Ellen Burroughs in ‘Class’ (1983)
Know what’s better than having a cool college roommate? Having a cool college roommate whose hot mom makes you the object of her affections. Jacqueline Bisset sizzles up the screen as Ellen Burroughs opposite Andrew McCarthy in this romantic comedy. The film also stars brat-packer Rob Lowe as the aforementioned roommate.
Nora Baker in ‘White Palace’ (1990)
Working-class waitress Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon) serves up much more than burgers to her young businessman customer (James Spader) in this tasty drama. Sarandon earned a Golden Globe nomination for her turn as the sexy server determined not to let age and social class stand in the way of love.
Stifler’s Mom in ‘American Pie’ (1999)
As Stifler’s Mom, funny-lady Jennifer Coolidge beds one of her son’s best friends (Eddie Kaye Thomas) in this iconic coming-of-age comedy. Her tool of seduction is also one of the greatest pick-up lines in movie history: “I like my scotch and men the same way – aged 18 years.”
Mrs. Robinson in ‘The Graduate’ (1967)
When her young neighbor Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) graduates from college, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft) welcomes him home with a very special graduation gift — herself. The gold standard of movie cougars, Bancroft earned an Academy Award nomination (along with Hoffman) for her work on the film.
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