Like Father, Like Son Trailer & Clips


Like Father, Like Son (also know as Soshite chichi ni naru) full movie is released on Sep 28, 2013. Watch Like Father, Like Son online - the Japanese Drama movie from Japan , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $37,170,163. Like Father, Like Son is directed by Hirokazu Koreeda and created by Hirokazu Koreeda with Masaharu Fukuyama and Machiko Ono. Like Father, Like Son is available online on Disney+ Hotstar and Tubi.

Would you choose your natural son, or the son you believed was yours after spending 6 years together? Kore-eda Hirokazu, the globally acclaimed director of "Nobody Knows", "Still Walking" and "I Wish", returns to the big screen with another family - a family thrown into torment after a phone call from the hospital where the son was born... Ryota has earned everything he has by his hard work, and believes nothing can stop him from pursuing his perfect life as a winner. Then one day, he and his wife, Midori, get an unexpected phone call from the hospital. Their 6-year-old son, Keita, is not 'their' son - the hospital gave them the wrong baby. Ryota is forced to make a life-changing decision, to choose between 'nature' and 'nurture.' Seeing Midori's devotion to Keita even after learning his origin, and communicating with the rough yet caring family that has raised his natural son for the last six years, Ryota also starts to question himself: has he really been a 'father' all these years...

As know as:

Soshite chichi ni naru, そして父になる, 我的意外爸爸, Какъвто бащата, такъв и синът, Πατέρας και γιος

Release Date:

Jan 17, 2014

Release Date (Streaming):

Jul 01, 2014





Stream Service:

IFC Films

Production Companies:

Amuse, Bun-Buku, Fuji Television Network

Official Site:

Official site (Japan)

Gross worldwide:



At what point does a father truly become a father?


Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
There are times when the script seems just too schematic - as if Kore-eda has decided that we should all sit still while he lays out the nature versus nurture debate. Then the small truths which enrich each scene take over.
by rottentomatoes, May 02, 2014
Evan Williams
The Australian
The performances seem to me impeccable. Kore-eda is one of a host of Japanese filmmakers who never cease to enchant me.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 18, 2014
Jake Wilson
Sydney Morning Herald
The film's climax, built around the layout of a particular Tokyo location, resolves this motif in a simple, elegant and wholly satisfying way.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 16, 2014

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