Movie And TV Bonds That Prove Father/Son Relationships Are Complex

The relationships between fathers and sons can go in a number of different directions. For some Fathers, their sons set the sun, moon and the stars and their well-being becomes the foundation of the Father’s lives. Other relationships are more complicated and face situations like jealousy or strife.

At the end of the day, however, most fathers and sons are able to develop a special bond and the exact proclivities of these bonds can drastically change from one family to the next. Below is a list of the 20 most epic Father and Son bonds. The list follows no specific order.

Martin And Frasier Crane – Frasier

The character of Martin Crane played sublimely by the late John Mahoney, showed that men can grow to have significantly different personalities than their Fathers. Martin was a rough around the edges retired police officer while his sons, Frasier and Niles, became stiff psychiatrists. The boys, of course, were more influenced by their late Mother.

Kelsey Grammer and John Mahoney on the set of FRASIER which is in its final season, August 11, 2003.
Photo by Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Photo by Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

That doesn’t mean that Martin did not love and appreciate his sons. While he was quick to joke about their eccentricities, Martin dearly loved his sons. Frasier took his Father into his home and the two men were able to bond despite their vast differences.