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Top 5 Movie Nannies

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Admit it; you weren't exactly a perfect child were you? Don't lie! We can read you like a book, that's clearly a guilty expression you have on your face! If only Nanny McPhee were around to stop you misbehaving eh? Speaking of which here are Pearl & Dean's top 5 Movie Nannies.
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Nanny - One Hundred and One Dalmatians
What better way to start off a new Top 5 than with an aptly named character? The 1961 animated movie One Hundred and One Dalmatians is a cinematic classic and yet another Walt Disney hit.

Nanny, voiced by the late Martha Wentworth, is the housekeeper of the Radcliffe abode and minder of course to the Dalmatians. Ok so not strictly a Nanny in the purest sense considering it's a scientific fact that dalmatians are not human beings (you learn something new everyday with Pearl & Dean). Nevertheless, what makes Nanny a worthy entry is her loving and caring nature. Ahhhhhhhhhhh how sweet.....
Nanny - One Hundred and One Dalmatians
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Nana - Peter Pan
Moving on from a nanny of dogs to a dog that is a nanny, is the number four entry in our Top 5. Peter Pan is another timeless Disney classic, with this animated movie being released way back in 1953.

Nana, a female St. Bernard is certainly a useful canine. Not only does she takes care of the Darling children but tidies up and brings them their medicine before bed time! Maybe not the most realistic of characters in our list but hey after the way Mr Darling treats Nana this is the least our canine friend deserves. What a dog!
Nana - Peter Pan
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Maria - The Sound of Music
"The hills are alive with the sound of music!" Where do you even start with a film as big as The Sound of Music? Winning countless awards, smashing records, numerous releases and stage musicals devoted to it.

However, Maria is the sole reason why director Robert Wise's movie makes the list. Played by Julie Andrews, Maria is hired as a governess (close enough to a Nanny) to care and teach the seven von Trapp children. Ultimately Maria helps save the family from being captured by the Third Reich, though I doubt that was in the job description.
Maria - The Sound of Music
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Mary
It was a close fought battle for second place between Maria and Mary Poppins but the power of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious tipped it in Miss Poppins' favour. Mary Poppins has to be the truest of all movie nannies if ever there was one.

The nanny makes an immediate impression when she answers the call of the Banks family to help mind their two unruly children. With her bottomless carpetbag, magic touch and catchy songs Mary soon has the children appreciative of their parents. Don't forget though that a....spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down! Or so I'm told.
Mary
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Mrs. Doubtfire
Mrs. Doubtfire
Dude looks like a lady! Dude looks like a lady! Robin Williams sure does in this 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire. The dance and air guitar scene alone is worthy of placing this Nanny as the Number 1.

When Daniel (Williams) and his wife Miranda (Sally Field) divorce, Daniel loses custody of his kids and is only given limited visitation rights. When he discovers Miranda has placed an advertisement for a housekeeper, he quickly develops a cunning plan to gain more time with his children he adores so much. His plan you ask (in case you haven't already worked it out!) is to don the disguise of a 60-year-old Scottish widow Mrs. Doubtfire. Fortunately his plan works and soon gains access to his kids, who are completely unaware it's their Dad. Cue hilarious scenes of Daniel setting fire to his fake breasts, cream masks, quick changes of costume and classic one-liners.

Who ever thought a man in drag trying to visit children would be so funny and for that matter acceptable?!? Oh how times have changed, though I doubt the possible legalities have...

Mrs. Doubtfire - The Greatest Ever Movie Nanny!