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, sentimental, feel good, serious and emotional films and TV shows about / with father son relationship, family relations, parents and children, storytelling, redemption, friendship, mentor, destiny, hopes and hospital plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Australia and other countries.
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father son relationship movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as father son relationship: The Road (2009), Beginners (2010), Real Steel (2011), Ad Astra (2019), In a Better World (2010), The Sum of Us (1994), Chef (2014), Liar Liar (1997), Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017), Shadowhunters (2016).

List of father son relationship movies

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, post apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, father son relationship, starvation, cannibalism, on the road, chaos, dying, protective parent, selflessness ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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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, gay father, grief, terminal illness, gay, secret, dying, cancer, self discovery, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, year 1971, year 1955 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
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Real Steel (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: underdog, androids and robots, father son relationship, against the odds, contests and competitions, technology, sport, boxing, bonding, rise to the top, family relations, training ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2016, 2020s
Place: usa, brazil
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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, moon, space exploration, space mission, engineer, space station, mars, solar system, missing father ...
Time: near future, future
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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: father son relationship, friendship, bully, loneliness, bomb, divorce, bullying, kids in trouble, marital problem, moral dilemma, small town, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sudan, denmark, europe, africa, london ...
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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, family relations, gay son, widower, breaking the fourth wall, single father ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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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, road movie, light ...
Plot: cooking and food, chef, road trip, father son relationship, kitchen, starting over, food, staff, workplace situations, financial problem, happy ending, internet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, los angeles, california, usa ...
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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, desire, birthday, workaholic, dishonesty, family relations, farce, ex husband ex wife relationship, second chance, family problems, family values, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, boston
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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, childhood, fame, maggot, children's book, playwright, marital problem, nanny, little boy, toys, toy ...
Time: post world war one, year 1941
Place: england, london, new york
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Shadowhunters (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: When Clary Fray's mother has disappeared, Clary joins a band of Shadowhunters; demon killing hunters, and gets caught up in a plan to save the world.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, gothic, bleak
Audience: teen drama
Plot: vampire, supernatural power, werewolf, good versus evil, magic, demon, female protagonist, supernatural, teenage girl, strong female character, friendship, family secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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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, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, family, shark, rescue, missing child, odd couple, fish, father son relationship, underwater, courage, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean, australia, sydney australia
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Spread Your Wings (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France, Norway
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Christian, a visionary scientist, studies wild geese. For his son, a teenager obsessed with video games, the idea of spending a holiday with his father in the wilderness is a nightmare. However, father and son will get together around a crazy ...
Style: sincere, touching, scenic, inspirational, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: goose, father son relationship, obsessive quest, teenager, wildlife, bird, parents and children, animal rescue, ex husband ex wife relationship, geese, endangered species, ecology ...
Time: 2010s
Place: norway, france
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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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: father son relationship, criminal, estrangement, hostage, parents and children, family problems, manipulation, hostages, family in crisis, isolation, family relations, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
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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, parents and children, family, hopes, human spirit, social relations, human animal relationship, friendship, sea ...
Place: greece, europe
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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, sincere ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, hopes, parents and children, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
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Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Canada
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, fight, mask, hospital ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, pennsylvania
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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, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: golden years, father son relationship, family relations, on the road, parents and children, self discovery, love and romance, husband wife relationship, adventure, escapades, overbearing, parents separation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Mario (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two young gay soccer players get caught up between the politics of the game and the politics of love. In Swiss German.
Style: sentimental, touching, psychological, captivating, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay romance, lgbt, gay athlete, first love, father son relationship, gay protagonist, career, closeted homosexual, forbidden love, ambition ...
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Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, father son relationship, police detective, police investigation, who done it, partners against crime, crime, homicide detective, friendship, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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Mirror for a Hero (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Two not quite similar men, our contemporaries, Sergey Pshenichny and Andrew Nemchinov, are walking in the street in their native mining town and found themselves in 1949. It's a common knowledge that real miracles happen without technical ...
Style: social, surreal, social realism, philosophical
Plot: time travel, father son relationship, mining town, communism, trapped, war hero, time loop, repeated event, alternate reality, deja vu, arrest, robbery ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ussr
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Life as a House (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, gothic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, father son relationship, dying, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, architect, house, human nature, parents and children, hopes, layoff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, 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, teenage life, rise to the top, 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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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, working class, life is a bitch, parents and children, island, social differences, misfit, down on your luck ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe
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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, scary, suspenseful, dark, psychotronic
Plot: father son relationship, haunted house, supernatural power, family in danger, curse, danger, exorcism, paranormal investigation, ghost, haunted by the past, murder, evil force ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
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The King (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Hungary, USA, 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: king, british history, king of england, kingdom, father son relationship, mentor protege relationship, warrior, war, death of father, prince, boy, aristocrat ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: england, france
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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: tense, suspenseful, captivating, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: father son relationship, police officer, alcoholic, forest, disappearance, mother daughter relationship, missing child, investigation, search, danger, suspicion, kidnapping ...
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, humorous, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: father son relationship, family relations, baseball, road trip, on the road, parents and children, estrangement, family problems, disorder, nothing goes right, dysfunctional family, estranged son ...
Place: ohio, united states, houston texas, usa
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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, feel good, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' 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: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, 1990s, 90s
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
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The Throne (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Ancient Korea, July 4, 1762. The Crown Prince Hyojang, posthumously named Sado, son of King Yeongjo of Joseon, is accused of treason. Thus, the king asks him to commit suicide, but his closest vassals prevent it, so the king orders the prince to get ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, psychological
Plot: father son relationship, crown prince, royal family, king, family conflict, joseon dynasty, royalty, teaching the ways of the world, rivalry, palace intrigue, politics, hallucination ...
Time: 18th century
Place: korea, south korea
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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: captivating, sincere, psychological, touching
Plot: rehabilitation, abusive father, absent mother, father son relationship, child protagonist, alcoholic father, forgiveness, group therapy, alcoholics anonymous, autobiography, motel, alcoholic ...
Time: year 2015, year 2005, 90s, year 1995, 1990s ...
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