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.
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.