Father son relationship movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant father son relationship movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental, visually appealing and intense films and TV shows about / with father son relationship, redemption, family relations, parents and children, friendship, storytelling, destiny, boy, mentor and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Family genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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father son relationship movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as father son relationship: Real Steel (2011), The Road (2009), Beginners (2010), The Sum of Us (1994), Liar Liar (1997), Chef (2014), In a Better World (2010), Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017), The Boy and the Beast (2015), Finding Nemo (2003).

List of father son relationship movies

 7.1
 290K
Real Steel (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the near-future, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After Charlie's robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: androids and robots, underdog, father son relationship, against the odds, contests and competitions, technology, sport, boxing, rise to the top, family relations, bonding, ambition ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa, brazil
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 7.2
 216K
The Road (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, harsh, rough, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, starvation, father son relationship, dying, on the road, cannibalism, selflessness, journey, worldwide chaos ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 7.2
 86K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, sad ...
Plot: father son relationship, coming out, grief, terminal illness, gay father, secret, dying, gay, cancer, self discovery, love affair, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1955, year 2003 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
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The Sum of Us (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "The Sum of Us" is an Aussie story about a father and a son both searching for love and sharing an unconventional bond. Harry, the father, is the caring and open-minded "mate" that borders on annoyance. His son Jeff ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: father son relationship, gay, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, looking for love, love and romance, acceptance, gay son, widower, breaking the fourth wall, single father, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 6.9
 271K
Liar Liar (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: father son relationship, dishonesty, birthday, workaholic, second chance, parenthood, farce, ex husband ex wife relationship, family values, introspection, family problems, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california, boston
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 7.3
 185K
Chef (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, light, road movie ...
Plot: cooking and food, chef, road trip, father son relationship, starting over, food, staff, workplace situations, financial problem, happy ending, internet, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, los angeles, california, usa ...
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In a Better World (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Style: emotional, bleak, disturbing, touching, depressing ...
Plot: friendship, bully, father son relationship, loneliness, divorce, bullying, kids in trouble, moral dilemma, bomb, marital problem, small town, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sudan, denmark, europe, africa, israel
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Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.
Style: factual, melancholic, thought provoking, cynical
Plot: husband wife relationship, father son relationship, fame, children's book, childhood, maggot, marital problem, playwright, nanny, game playing, little boy, toy ...
Time: post world war one, year 1941
Place: england
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The Boy and the Beast (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kyuta, a boy living in Shibuya, and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast from Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he's looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his spirit guide. That ...
Style: breathtaking, touching, intense, interesting, semi serious ...
Plot: training, beast, mentor, destiny, friendship, good versus evil, martial arts, orphan, father son relationship, transformation, loneliness, parallel universe ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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 8.1
 910K
Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting ...
Style: feel good, sweet, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, adventure, shark, family, rescue, missing child, odd couple, fish, father son relationship, underwater, courage, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean, australia, sydney australia
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Rites of Passage (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When lawyer DJ Farraday discovers his father has been having an affair, the two drive out to the remote family cabin to talk things over. What neither expects is that DJ's estranged gay brother Campbell will already be there, apparently ...
Style: serious, psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: father son relationship, criminal, estrangement, parents and children, family problems, manipulation, isolation, hostages, family in crisis, hostage, extramarital affair, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco
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Nicostratos the Pelican (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his wife died a man refuses to go out and doesn't want to talk to his only son. Life has no meaning for him. One day his son finds a baby pelican and decides to leave the bird at home. Pelican helps the boy find his father again and ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: father son relationship, love and romance, island, teenage life, family, parents and children, social relations, hopes, human spirit, human animal relationship, friendship, sea ...
Place: greece, europe
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 6.3
 4K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california, san francisco, los angeles
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 8.0
 124K
Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, thought provoking, sincere, touching
Plot: middle school, bullying, school, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, family relations, deformity, child, fight, mask ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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The Thing About My Folks (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for ...
Style: talky, sentimental, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: golden years, father son relationship, on the road, parents and children, family relations, self discovery, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adventure, escapades, parents separation, overbearing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.2
 93K
Fences (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1950s Pittsburgh, a frustrated African-American father struggles with the constraints of poverty, racism, and his own inner demons as he tries to raise a family.
Style: emotional, talky, intense, depressing, twists and turns ...
Plot: father son relationship, husband wife relationship, domineering father, family, working class, twists & turns, garbage collector, violent, brutality, father, greed, baseball ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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Together with You (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: China, South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a violin prodigy Xiaochun and his father head to Beijing seeking fame and fortune, they soon discover a fierce world of cutthroat ambition. But when Xiaochun is "adopted" by a famous music tutor, success finally seems within reach - ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, emotional, atmospheric ...
Plot: prodigy, ambition, father son relationship, violin, rise to the top, teenage life, musician's life, human nature, youth, hopes, music competition, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, tokyo, california
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The Witch in the Window (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: When Simon brings his twelve year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia, a previous owner. And now with every repair they make - she's getting stronger.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, dark
Plot: father son relationship, haunted house, supernatural power, family in danger, paranormal investigation, danger, exorcism, curse, ghost, evil force, haunted by the past, fear ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
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 7.3
 69K
The King (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Hungary, Australia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 15th-century England, Prince Hal transforms from wayward wastrel to powerful king after he reluctantly inherits the throne and its many conflicts.
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: british history, king of england, king, kingdom, father son relationship, mentor protege relationship, warrior, war, aristocrat, death of father, prince, boy ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: england, france
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 6.6
 157K
Ad Astra (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An astronaut travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. He uncovers secrets which challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
Style: futuristic, touching, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: outer space, astronaut, father son relationship, trapped in space, missing father, moon, space exploration, space station, galaxy, engineer, husband wife relationship, male protagonist ...
Time: near future
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 6.2
 2K
Black Tide (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Dany, the Arnault family’s teenage son has disappeared. The case is assigned to François Visconti, a world-weary and disillusioned detective whose wife has just left him. The policeman investigates to find the missing teenager while he is ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: father son relationship, police officer, forest, alcoholic, disappearance, mother daughter relationship, missing child, investigation, kidnapping, danger, suspicion, search ...
Time: 21st century
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The Open Road (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Minor leaguer Carlton Garret takes an unexpected road trip to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garret when Carlton’s mother becomes sick. Once reunited, Carlton struggles to deal with the series of misadventures ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: father son relationship, baseball, road trip, parents and children, on the road, disorder, family problems, dysfunctional family, estrangement, nothing goes right, family relations, estranged son ...
Place: ohio, houston texas
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Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, life is a bitch, parents and children, working class, island, family relations, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: denmark, europe
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 7.7
 121K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: follow your dream, ballet, dancer's life, audition, gay, coming of age, prejudice, working class, hopes, dance school, father son relationship, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: england, northern england, london, europe
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 7.3
 15K
Honey Boy (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a child star attempting to mend his relationship with his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father over the course of a decade, loosely based on Shia LaBeouf’s life.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, captivating
Plot: father son relationship, abusive father, rehabilitation, child protagonist, alcoholic father, forgiveness, absent mother, alcoholics anonymous, group therapy, motel, alcoholic, child star ...
Time: 2000s, 1990s, year 1995, year 2005
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 6.9
 182K
The Lion King (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle ...
Style: touching, colourful, epic, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lion, wilderness, animals, father son relationship, dangerous animal, prince, talking animals, survival, destiny, rescue, family, grief ...
Time: 2010s
Place: africa
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The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage boy begins to suspect that his wholesome, all-American dad is actually the serial killer terrorizing their small town.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful, psychological, sinister ...
Plot: serial killer, dark past, psychological thriller, father son relationship, investigation, church, sadistic psychopath, double life, murder, sadism, teenage boy, friendship ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
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 7.2
 12K
Columbus (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana - a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship ...
Style: captivating, sincere, touching
Plot: mother daughter relationship, father son relationship, small town, coma, architecture, library, korean american, heart attack, hospital visit, tour guide, covered bridge, guide ...
Place: indiana
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The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In 1843, Dickens was a literary rock star, but struggling financially after the slow sales of his previous novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. Seized with the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, Dickens pitched his publishers A Christmas ...
Style: thought provoking, feel good, captivating, humorous
Plot: christmas, father son relationship, debt, publisher, poverty, writing, inspiration, sleeping, friend, book, writer's block, charles dickens ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, 1800s, year 1943
Place: new york, turkey
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 6.5
 15K
Brad's Status (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Although Brad has a satisfying career, a sweet wife and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento, things aren't quite what he imagined during his college glory days. When he accompanies his musical prodigy son on a university tour, he ...
Style: light, thought provoking, captivating, humorous
Plot: father son relationship, midlife crisis, old friend, husband wife relationship, musician, group of friends, college professor, money, friendship, violinist, jealousy, wealth ...
Place: harvard university
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