True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard got a chance to work with his dad, Stellan, in the 2011 drama Melancholia. During an interview with MTV, Alexander admitted that his dad was “such a douche bag in the movie.”
Tom and Colin Hanks played father and son in 2008’s The Great Buck Howard. Meanwhile the younger Hanks appeared in his dad’s directorial debut That Thing You Do in 1996.
Lookalike father and son Kirk and Michael Douglas have also shared the screen together. They appeared in the 2003 comedy It Runs in the Family.
When you’re the child of funny parents, it’s no surprise that you’d want to get them into your comedies. Ben Stiller and his father Jerry have appeared in several movies together including Zoolander, The Heartbreak Kid and Heavyweights. Stiller’s mom Anne Meara has appeared in films with her son too, including Night at the Museum and Zoolander.
Real life father and daughter Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus played father and daughter onscreen in the wildly popular Hannah Montana series.
When it comes to choosing children to play alongside in movies, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have their pick among their six kids. Their little daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt made her onscreen debut in Pitt’s film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. She was a toddler at the time.
Will Smith and his son Jaden have appeared in two movies together. They played father and son in The Pursuit of Happyness in 2006 and in box office flop After Earth in 2013.
Martin Sheen has appeared in movies with his sons Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez multiple times, in addition to his guest appearances on the sitcoms Two and a Half Men and Anger Management. He played Charlie’s dad in Wall Street and No Code of Conduct, as well as on the sitcom Spin City. Meanwhile he played Emilio’s dad in the films The War at Home, In the Custody of Strangers and The Way.
Meryl Streep and her daughter Mamie Gummer also appeared in the movie Evening. Gummer played a younger version of her mom’s character Lila.
Acting ran through the late Natasha Richardson’s veins, since she came from the British acting dynasty, the Redgraves. The actress appeared in three films with her mother Vanessa Redgrave throughout her life including The White Countess in 2005 and Evening in 2007.
If you ever watched The Banger Sisters and thought the girl who plays Susan Sarandon’s daughter looks a lot like the actress, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Eva Amurri Martino is Sarandon’s daughter in real life.
Blythe Danner and her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow played mother and daughter in Sylvia, the 2003 biopic about poet Sylvia Plath.
In 1974 Tatum O’Neal became the youngest person to win an Oscar and it was for starring alongside her dad Ryan in the 1973 film Paper Moon.
Rumer Willis has appeared on screen with parents Bruce Willis and Demi Moore a few times. In the 1990s she was in two of her mom’s films – Striptease and Now and Then – and she has worked with her dad on two of his movies – The Whole Nine Yards and Hostage.
So far Donald Sutherland and his son Kiefer have appeared in two movies together – A Time To Kill in 1996 and Max Dugan Returns 13 years earlier.
“It had to be a child that liked me and wasn’t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv," Angelina Jolie said about her daughter Vivienne’s appearance in the Disney movie Maleficent.
Angelina Jolie’s real life father, actor Jon Voight, played her dad in 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.