Updated: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:15:00 GMT | By Daniel Bettridge
Our favourite father/son film combos

Christopher Gardner & Christopher Gardner Jr. - The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)



Christopher Gardner & Christopher Gardner Jr. - The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 (© Columbia Pictures)
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  • A Good Day to Die Hard (© Rex Features)
  • Dr. Indiana Jones & Professor Henry Jones - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 (© Lucasfilm)
  • Christopher Gardner & Christopher Gardner Jr. - The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 (© Columbia Pictures)
  • Marty & George McFly - Back to the Future 1985 (© Universal Studios)
  • Nemo & Marlin - Finding Nemo 2003 (© Pixar; Disney)
  • Jim & Jim’s Dad - American Pie 1999 (© Universal Studios)
  • Man & Boy - The Road 2009 (© Dimension Films)
  • Bud and Carl Fox - Wall Street 1987 (© 20th Century Fox)
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Played by actual father son duo Will and Jaden Smith, it’s perhaps no surprise that this relationship is one of the high points in this uplifting rags to riches story. As a down on his luck father trying to protect his son, you can’t help but warm to Big Willy’s character, a man whose persistence and devotion is only overshadowed by that of his offspring. It’s powerful stuff, one of the silver screen’s most enduring paternal relationships and one that’s all the more incredible when you consider it’s based on a true life tale.

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