Highest-Rated Movies about 'Father/son Relationship', Sort by Popularity


Chimes at Midnight (1965), My Father My Lord (2007), James Dean (2001), House Party (1990), Character (1997), La familia (2017), Cowboy Up (2000), Baadasssss! (2003) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Father/son Relationship movies.


Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Welles' adaptation of "Falstaff" and other Shakespearean works, chronicling the nobleman's relationship with Henry V.

friend, girlfriend, prince, hostess, wife, brash, cheeky

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My Father My Lord (2007)

The leader of a small ultra-orthodox community in Tel Aviv, Rabbi Abraham Edelman (Assi Dayan) is absolutely inflexible about doctrine. It's a trait that has won him no shortage of respect from his peers, but it's beginning to cause conflict with his son (Ilan Griff). Little Menahem has a growing fascination with the natural world, and simply can't understand why his father must shoo a mother bird from her nest, or insist that dogs have no souls.

rabbi, wife, son, student, emotional, intense, sad

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James Dean (2001)

Problems early in life fuel the actor's (James Franco) rapid ascent to legend status in spite of the brevity of his career.

actor, father, girlfriend, aunt, mother, sad, emotional

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House Party (1990)

Kid is grounded by his dad for fighting, but he is determined to sneak out to go to a huge party at Play's house and meet up with the hottest girl in school.

student, father, dj, rapper, bully, love interest, amusing

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Character (1997)

Young lawyer Katadreuffe (Fedja van Huêt) is the chief suspect in the murder of the cold-hearted bailiff Dreverhaven (Jan Decleir). The two have long been rivals, waging personal battles through the courts, and Katadreuffe was observed leaving the scene of the crime. Giving his testimony to police, Katadreuffe effectively tells his life story, in which his ambition for success in the legal world was driven by a hatred of his biological father -- who was, secretly, Dreverhaven.

lawyer, bailiff, mother, love interest, police detective, dense, fiery

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La familia (2017)

Twelve-year-old Pedro roams the streets with his friends in a working-class district of Caracas. After Pedro seriously injures another boy in a rough game, his father decides they must flee and hide.

teen boy, father, friend, stranger, tense, emotional, moving

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Cowboy Up (2000)

Hank (Kiefer Sutherland) and Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) are brothers and rivals. They're each haunted by the specter of their dad, Reid (Pete Postlethwaite), a famous bull rider turned absent father. Hank is a rodeo clown who breeds bulls; Ely is a brash young rider who won't let anything -- not even life-threatening injuries -- keep him out of the ring. When rodeo sweetheart Celia (Daryl Hannah) gets between them, sibling rivalry grows volatile and loyalties are tested.

rodeo rider, brother, love interest, father, mother, fiery, brash

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Baadasssss! (2003)

Filmmaker/actor Melvin Van Peebles (Mario Van Peebles) directs the controversial movie "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song."

director, actor, father, son, amusing, brash, crafty

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Come and Get It (1936)

A Wisconsin lumber tycoon (Edward Arnold) rejects a saloon girl (Frances Farmer), then rivals his son (Joel McCrea) for her daughter.

lumberjack, boss, saloon girl, daughter, son, melodramatic, engaging

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This So-Called Disaster (2003)

In this documentary, filmmaker Michael Almereyda chronicles the San Francisco production of "The Late Henry Moss," a play written and directed by noted scribe Sam Shepard. The film explores Shepard's artistic inspirations as well as his working relationships with the play's cast, which includes stars such as Sean Penn, Woody Harrelson, Cheech Marin and Nick Nolte. Much of the film is devoted to a detailed examination of the work that goes into readying a play for opening night.

playwright, sean penn, woody harrelson, calm, moving, fascinating, san francisco

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Scott Turow's Innocent (2011)

After a judge (Bill Pullman) is accused of murdering his wife, an affair from his past threatens to destroy his defense.

judge, son, wife, tense, disturbing, dark, bleak

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The Road Home (1999)

A Chinese businessman (Honglei Sun) recalls the story of the courtship of his mother (Ziyi Zhang) and father (Yulian Zhao), on the occasion of the old man's death.

businessman, father, teacher, mother, student, communist, passionate

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Times and Winds (2006)

Three youngsters lead difficult lives in a poor, rural mountain village in northern Turkey. Omer (Ozkan Ozen) hates his father, the village Imam, and imagines different ways to kill him. His friend Yakup (Ali Bey Kayali) has a secret infatuation with his teacher. Yildiz (Elit Iscan) must handle the housework handed out by her severe mother. Their tough existence is tempered by the wonder and excitement of youth, as their daily lives are divided into five sections, separated by prayer sessions.

villager, young boy, young girl, teacher, religious person, solemn, emotional

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Le Grand Voyage (2004)

A despotic man (Mohamed Majd) forces his teenage son (Nicolas Cazalé) to drive him across seven countries to visit Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

teen boy, father, old woman, hitchhiker, son, positive, heartwarming

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Life Is Beautiful (1997)

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

father, mother, son, waiter, schoolteacher, nazi, moving

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A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010)

After serving a 12-year prison sentence for killing a man who slept with his wife, a man has to decide whether he wants to reconcile with his family or take revenge on the ones who turned on him.

hit man, gangster, son, landlady, fiancé, ex-convict, dark

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Just to Be Sure (2017)

A middle-aged bomb disposal expert faces a different kind of explosive situation when he learns that the man who raised him is not his biological father and the woman he is seeing may be his half sister.

man, father, sister, amusing, charming, engaging, endearing

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Mahler (1975)

Composer Gustav Mahler (Robert Powell) flashes back on his tortured life during his final train trip to Vienna.

composer, wife, schizophrenic, father, student, brooding, creative

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Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.

father, mother, son, gangster, childhood friend, doctor, india

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Emmanuel's Gift (2005)

This documentary tells the story of 27-year-old Ghanaian Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, born with a deformed leg. The disabled are often disdained or even murdered at birth in Africa, but Emmanuel is determined to be a part of society. After receiving a bicycle, thanks to a grant for handicapped athletes, Emmanuel rides across Ghana, challenging stereotypes in the process. Emmanuel travels to America to receive a prosthetic leg and spreads awareness of human rights for the disabled everywhere he goes.

disabled person, narrator, robin williams, father, african, young man, inspiring

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Finding Nemo (2003)

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

fish, bird, turtle, shark, dentist, witty, charming

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The Heiress (1949)

A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

heiress, bachelor, emotional, sad, somber, household, california

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In the Name of the Father (1993)

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

thief, father, barrister, judge, friend, police detective, disturbing

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An Autumn Afternoon (1962)

An aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter.

widower, son, daughter, teen boy, suitor, fiancé, amusing

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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

A desperate woman asks for a meeting with a journalist to disclose the cruel and inhumane punishment of her niece.

mercenary, father, orphan, sorcerer, goddess, warrior woman, thrilling

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Big Fish (2003)

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

father, son, wife, doctor, circus performer, giant, emotional

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The Return (2003)

In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces.

father, son, teenager, mother, emotional, dark, somber

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Magnolia (1999)

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

father, wife, son, genius, host, caretaker, engaging

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Twelve Monkeys (1995)

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

convict, crazy person, doctor, time traveler, investigator, tense, dark

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Captains Courageous (1937)

A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked up by a fishing boat, where he's made to earn his keep by joining the crew in their work.

young boy, father, fisherman, captain, friend, sailor, heartwarming

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