Top 10 “Father and Son” Films [Linwood’s Picks]

With a month and some change left until Father’s Day, GameCargo founder, Linwood Storm, has decided to put an advance on his Top 10 “Father and Son” films list due to personal inspiration and appreciation for blueprints that were laid down to create generational success that he has proudly taken advantage of, along with continuing to spread the message of its importance through his content as a writer. Also shining a light on the sacrifices that male mentors have made to ensure that the next era of men carries on pride of masculinity, wisdom, and courage.

R.I.P. Granddad GLM II/Jr. (1945-1968) (Vietnam War) [Purple Heart]

“An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.”
“The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.” [Note: The sequel can also be considered a “Father and Son” film as well. due to its parallel storytelling.]”
“A mob enforcer’s son witnesses a murder, forcing him and his father to take to the road, and his father down a path of redemption and revenge.”
“A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin and that he shares his father’s superhuman killing abilities.”
“Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.”
“In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling ex-boxer feels he’s found a champion in a discarded robot.”
Mario Van Peebles‘ half-documentary/half-homage to his father Melvin Van Peebles‘ movie Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971).”
“A former gangster fresh out of prison wants to change his life for the better and must save his 10 year old son whose already chosen a gang life.”
“A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.”
“Two men, Charlie Hinton (Eddie Murphy) and Phil Ryerson (Jeff Garlin), get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can’t find jobs. This inspires them to open their own day-care center.”