The 10 Cutest Father and Son Moments In Hollywood
There are many movies that have father and son relationships, but few make this special bond a focus of the film. That’s why it’s so touching when we see these relationships given special attention. They remind us of our own fathers and the memories we share with them.
Read on to find out our top ten Hollywood moments that show the special bond between a father and son. They just might inspire you to leaf through your photos with your own dad and take them out for photo restoration!
10. Russ & Rusty- The Kid (2000)
Russ lives an unhappy life as an image consultant until he runs into a 9-year-old version of himself named Rusty. Bonding with Rusty allows him to confront the past and revisit his childhood dreams. His pseudo-father-son relationship even motivates him to become a better person and change his life!
9. Will & Edward – Big Fish (2003)
Big Fish is a fantastical drama that examines the layers between fact and fiction – a source of resentment for Will Bloom, who hates his father’s tall tales. Will eventually uses the stories to reconnect with his dying father, allowing them to reconcile. It’s a heart-warming tale that reminds us that it’s never too late to repair broken bonds.
8. Indy & Henry – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
The relationship between Indiana Jones and his father Professor Henry Jones makes this film an incredible sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark. As father and son solve puzzles and fight Nazis to seek the Holy Grail, we see them gain respect and appreciation for each other.
7. Marlin & Nemo – Finding Nemo (2003)
While Marlin and Nemo are separated for most of this animated hit, it’s the journey that shows their strong bond. Through the film, we see Marlin’s trust in Nemo build, and we never lose faith that father and son will be reunited. It’s a touching glimpse of every parent’s struggle when their children go out into the world!
6. Goofy & Max’s – A Goofy Movie (1995)
While Max struggles with the awkwardness of his father Goofy in the first half of the film, we see him slowly learn to appreciate his father’s depth and sensitivity over their fishing trip. Goofy may be clumsy, but he’s a dad with a lot of heart for his son!
5. Sonny & Julian – Big Daddy (1999)
Sonny may not be Julian’s biological father in this film, but we see him caring and loving for him just like one. His bond with Julian grows so much that he does everything he can to get custody and provide a loving home. Filled with heart and comedy, it’s a must-watch for anyone with a good father figure in their life.
4. Ray & John – Field of Dreams (1989)
Ray Kinsella’s troubled relationship with his late father John is what inspires him to build a baseball field in his cornfields. The field attracts the ghosts of the greats and inspires people to relive their childhood by watching baseball games. In the end, we see him reconcile with John’s spirit for a game of catch, easing Ray’s regrets.
3. Frank Jr. & Frank Sr. – Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Many see this film as a cat-and-mouse con caper, but at the heart of it is Frank Abagnale Jr.’s quest to prove his worth to his father. He becomes a skilled forger and con man to build a successful life and make his father proud of him. While we may not agree with his means, we can definitely identify with that motivation!
2. Carl & Percy – Chef (2014)
Inspired by Jon Favreau’s own experiences as a busy dad, Chef focuses on the journey of a chef named Carl Casper. In the first part of the film, we see Carl letting his young son Percy down as he focuses on his career. It’s when he brings Percy into his world that he rediscovers the joy of good food, by operating a food truck with him.
1. Chris & Chris Jr. – The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Pursuit of Happyness is based on the true story of Chris Gardner and his journey from homelessness to success as a stockbroker. All throughout the film, you see Chris working hard to raise his son. What makes it more touching is that father and son are played by Will Smith and his actual son, Jaden Smith!
Celebrate Your Own Father & Son Moments Through Photographs!
These Hollywood hits really know how to highlight a father-son relationship. We hope they’ve encouraged you to flip through your own family albums and look back on similar moments with your own father figure!