Highest-Rated Movies about 'Son', Sort by Popularity


The Bicycle Thief (1948), Sleepless Night (2011), A One and a Two... (2000), Autumn Spring (2002), Ashes and Diamonds (1958), Throne of Blood (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), My Father My Lord (2007) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Son movies.


The Bicycle Thief (1948)

A poor man (Lamberto Maggiorani) and his son (Enzo Staiola) search postwar Rome for the stolen bicycle he needs to work as a bill poster.

peasant, son, wife, thief, psychic, bleak, endearing

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Sleepless Night (2011)

A corrupt cop (Tomer Sisley) scours the crawlspaces and corridors of a nightclub in search of a stolen bag of cocaine in order to save his son from a vengeful crime boss.

son, courier, corrupt cop, thrilling, nightclub, vengeance, lost

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A One and a Two... (2000)

A man (Nien-Jen Wu) deals with the possibility of losing his job, a wedding, a mother-in-law's stroke and an ex-girlfriend.

father, son, daughter, charming, tender, profound, funeral

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Autumn Spring (2002)

A 75-year-old man (Vlastimil Brodský) alienates his wife (Stella Zazvorkova) when he pretends to be someone else, steals, and fakes his own death.

old man, wife, son, friend, prankster, amusing, lighthearted

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Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

A Communist commandant finds himself surrounded by the Polish resistance during the closing days of World War II.

assassin, soldier, commanding officer, barmaid, son, hotel desk clerk, dark

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Throne of Blood (1957)

A Japanese version of "Macbeth" features a samurai (Toshirô Mifune), his scheming wife (Isuzu Yamada) and a flurry-of-arrows finale.

samurai, lord, wife, son, rival, gripping, chilling

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Wild Strawberries (1957)

An old Swedish professor (Victor Sjöström) sees his life pass by in a series of nightmarish flashbacks.

doctor, daughter-in-law, husband, wife, son, ingénue, brooding

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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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Tuya's Marriage (2006)

Married to and in love with disabled peasant Ba'toer, Tuya (Yu Nan) is forced to divorce him and find a new husband to support both them and their two children when an injury leaves her unable to work. After a series of men refuse to look after Ba'toer, Tuya finds herself torn between wealthy, recently divorced oilman and schoolmate Bao'lier, who promises to provide for her husband's medical care, and her neighbor, Sen'ge, whose wife has recently left him.

wife, husband, wealthy man, neighbor, son, bleak, gripping

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Last Resort (2000)

A Russian woman (Dina Korzun) traveling with her son (Artyom Strelnikov) seeks political asylum when her fiance fails to meet her plane.

mother, son, russian, fiancé, business owner, friend, sad

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Mamma Roma (1962)

A prostitute (Anna Magnani) tries to go straight and help her son (Ettore Garofalo), but the past and corruption catch up with them.

mother, son, pimp, criminal, police officer, moving, dark

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Southern Comfort (2001)

Kate Davis's award-winning documentary chronicles the final four seasons in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual dying of ovarian cancer in rural Georgia. Striking a balance between Robert's biological family -- mother, father, sons and grandson -- and his "chosen" family of transgender friends including Maxwell, Cas and Lola Cola, his male-to-female transsexual partner, Davis documents Eads's final days at the Southern Comfort Conference, a national transgender gathering.

transsexual, girlfriend, son, friend, parent, inspiring, emotional

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Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

A quiet Connecticut vacation home is the backdrop for domestic decline. Sensitive son Edmund (Dean Stockwell) returns home from spending time at sea to a family in a state of collapse. His father (Ralph Richardson) is an alcoholic miser. His mother, Mary (Katharine Hepburn), is addicted to morphine. His brother, Jamie (Jason Robards), is aggressive and unstable. As Edmund and his brother clash over how to help their mother, she becomes increasingly concerned about Edmund's worsening health.

mother, father, brother, son, maid, dark, brooding

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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne creates a filmed tribute to a murdered friend, and chronicles efforts by the man's parents to gain custody of their grandson.

filmmaker, friend, ex-girlfriend, son, victim, parent, emotional

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The Maid (2009)

A live-in maid (Catalina Saavedra) becomes distraught when her employer (Claudia Celedón) hires another woman (Mercedes Villanueva) to help her out.

maid, mother, father, colleague, son, daughter, madcap

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Diane (2018)

A woman fills her days helping others and desperately attempting to bond with her drug-addicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices and long-dormant memories.

woman, son, drug addict, volunteer, sick person, uneasy, tense

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Fists in the Pocket (1965)

Augusto (Marino Mase) is the oldest son in a dysfunctional Italian family that includes a blind mother (Liliana Gerace), a selfish sister, Giulia (Paola Pitagora), and two epileptic brothers, Alessandro (Lou Castel) and Leone (Pier Luigi Troglio). Augusto is planning to marry Lucia (Jennie MacNeil) despite Giulia's repeated attempts to drive them apart, but cannot do so while taking care of the clan. An angry and unstable Alessandro decides to help Augusto by killing their mother and siblings.

mother, sister, epileptic, brother, fiancé, son, dark

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Betty Fisher and Other Stories (2001)

Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher (Sandrine Kiberlain) enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot (Nicole Garcia) arranges to kidnap another child, Jose (Alexis Chatrian), to replace the son Betty lost. Although she knows it's wrong, Betty accepts Jose as her new son. Meanwhile, Jose's mother Carole (Mathilde Seigner) is looking for her son with the help of her boyfriend, Francois (Luck Mervil), and some of his cohorts.

writer, mother, son, waitress, boyfriend, child, disturbing

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How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (And Enjoy It) (2005)

Melvin Van Peebles was one of the first black directors to challenge the white establishment in his films, which include "Watermelon Man" and "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." In this documentary, the life of Van Peebles is discussed, including his work not only in film, but also as a novelist, actor, musician, stock trader and even Air Force pilot. Interview subjects include Gil Scott-Heron, Spike lee and Melvin's son and fellow filmmaker, Mario Van Peebles.

director, son, poet, intense, inspiring, positive, united states

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Saraband (2003)

Tensions rise when a bitter man (Erland Josephson) receives an unwelcome visit from his former wife (Liv Ullmann).

ex-wife, ex-husband, son, granddaughter, cellist, conductor, emotional

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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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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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Troubled Water (2008)

After serving time in prison for the murder of a child, Jan Thomas (Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen) finds work as a church organist, where he wins the affections of Anna (Ellen Dorrit Petersen), a single mother and pastor. Having acquired the job under his middle name, Thomas, Jan conceals his past from Anna as their relationship progresses. However, he cannot maintain his secret when the mother of the murdered child (Trine Dyrholm) recognizes him at the church.

organist, pastor, mother, son, daughter, tense, dark

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Divided We Fall (2000)

This dramatic story of a hero against his will is set in a small Czech town occupied by German forces during the last years of the Second World War. Josef and Marie are a childless couple who yearn for a baby; unfortunately, he is sterile. One day they meet David, a young Jewish man and former neighbor recently escaped from a concentration camp, to whom they give refuge in their home.

husband, wife, son, friend, nazi collaborator, jew, tender

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Five Days Without Nora (2008)

A woman's suicide just before Passover creates many complications for her ex-husband (Fernando Luján) and their family.

widower, ex-wife, rabbi, old man, doctor, son, dark

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In America (2002)

A handsome actor (Paddy Considine), his wife (Samantha Morton) and their two daughters emigrate from Ireland and search for success in New York.

young girl, actor, mother, daughter, son, endearing, charming

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The Clay Bird (2002)

In East Pakistan a strict Muslim (Jayanto Chattopadhyay) enrolls his young son (Nurul Islam Bablu) in an Islamic school, where the boy befriends the class outcast (Russell Farazi).

father, mother, son, muslim, emotional, passionate, bangladesh

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Son of a Lion (2007)

A Pakistani boy tests weapons but wishes to go to school.

son, little boy, business owner, pakistani, father, touching, melodramatic

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