Thanks to all those who contributed to the maternal
melodrama list.  I'm struck by how few films of this
cycle seem to have been made recently (and they say the
western is dead!).  I also found it interesting to
note that the traditional concerns of the maternal
melodrama seem to be played out now more in other
genres--comedy and suspense/horror.  Anyway, all of
this has given me plenty to think about.  I
appreciate everyone's help.  Here's the "final"
list (post-1980):
Not Without My Daughter
This is My Life
Track 29
Little Man Tate
Terms of Endearment
High Tide
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
New York Stories (Allen sequence)
Mr. Mom