Beautiful Boy: Heart-Rendering Father/Son Relationships In Film

Relationships are a powerful and complex thing, and the relationship between a father and his son is one of the most interesting ones to explore.

Upcoming critically-acclaimed drama Beautiful Boy tells the poignant true story of a devoted father facing impending tragedy when his ‘perfect’ son becomes addicted to drugs. Ahead of its release on Blu-ray and DVD, we take a look at some of our favourite films that really pack an emotional punch when it comes to showcasing the agonising ups and downs, but ultimately love, between fathers and sons.

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The Champ (1979), Franco Zeffirelli

Billy Flynn (Jon Voight) is a washed-up boxer, alcoholic, gambler and pretty poor parent to T.J. (Ricky Schroder) who, despite everything, still hero-worships his Dad. Although Billy has had custody of T.J. since his wife, Annie (Faye Dunaway), left the family years ago, her return prompts a new struggle for the former fighter.
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