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    A Comprehensive Guide To Movies With Complicated Father/Child Relationships

    "So when Darth told you he was your father, how did that make you feel?"

    Oh, so you've got a complicated relationship with your dad? Join the club.

    Because let's be honest, even a lot of the best father/child relationships have their ups and downs.

    So here are 33 movies about complicated father/child relationships that will make you feel better about yours.

    1. About a Boy (2002)

    Nicholas Hoult and Hugh Grant sit outside in front of a sculpture

    2. Ad Astra (2019)

    Brad Pitt stands in an astronaut uniform

    3. The Beach Bum (2019)

    Matthew McConaughey hugs Stefania LaVie Owen as Snoop Dogg officiates her wedding

    4. Beautiful Boy (2018)

    Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell sit next to an ivy wall

    5. Beginners (2010)

    Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor look at records together

    6. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)

    Sacha Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova dance together in formalwear in a ballroom

    7. Boy Erased (2018)

    Lucas Hedges, Russell Crowe, and Nicole Kidman have a conversation in a kitchen at night

    8. Boyhood (2014)

    Ellar Coltrane looks into Ethan Hawke's eyes with a magnifying glass

    9. Brad's Status (2017)

    Austin Abrams and Ben Stiller clap in theater seats

    10. Captain Fantastic (2016)

    Viggo Mortensen leads Nicholas Hamilton, Annalise Basso, Samantha Isler, and George MacKay on a run through the woods

    11. Daddy Longlegs (2009)

    Ronald Bronstein and Frey Ranaldo look at something together

    12. Eighth Grade (2018)

    Josh Hamilton rubs Elsie Fisher's shoulder near a campfire

    13. The Father (2020)

    Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins sit across from a desk

    14. Fences (2016)

    Jovan Adepo and Denzel Washinton talk together outside a brick house

    15. Interstellar (2014)

    Mackenzie Foy sits on Matthew McConaughey's lap in a board room

    16. The Kids Are All Right (2010)

    Josh Hutcherson films something on a camcorder while Mark Ruffalo watches along

    17. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

    Dustin Hoffman squats and talks to Justin Henry

    18. Laggies (2014)

    Sam Rockwell, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Kiera Knightley eat pizza at a dining room table

    19. Leave No Trace (2018)

    Thomasin McKenzie and Ben Foster touch their foreheads together

    20. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

    Dustin Hoffman and Ben Stiller stand listening to an off screen person

    21. Minari (2020)

    Steven Yeun, Alan S. Kim, Youn Yuh-Jung, Han Yeri, and Noel Cho stand outside in a field

    22. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

    Matthew Lawrence, Lisa Jakub, Robbin Williams, Mara Wilson, and Sally Field walk into a pool party

    23. Nebraska (2013)

    Bruce Dern and Will Forte stand in a parking lot in black and white

    24. On the Rocks (2020)

    Rashida Jones and Bill Murray sit in a red convertible

    25. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

    Ben Stiller, Jonah Meyerson and Grant Rosenmeyer all wear matching tracksuits while they and Gwyneth Paltrow stare at Gene Hackman

    26. Somewhere (2010)

    Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning lay out in the sun by the pool

    27. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    Darth Vader reaches out his hand to Mark Hamill who is hanging onto a pole

    28. There Will Be Blood (2007)

    Dillon Freasier stands beside Daniel Day-Lewis

    29. This Boy's Life (1993)

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro look at each other after finishing painting

    30. Toni Erdmann (2016)

    Peter Simoniskchek and Sandra Huller sit in the backseat of a car and look out opposite windows

    31. Waves (2019)

    Sterling K. Brown teaches Kelvin Harrison Jr. wrestling moves

    32. White Boy Rick (2018)

    Richie Merritt and Matthew McConaughey sit in a hotel room

    33. Wildlife (2018)

    Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould, and Jake Gyllenhaal pose for a photo