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In honor of the release of the movie Ricki and the Flash, which stars Mother-Daughter duo Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer

here are 5 Must See Movies that feature Parent/Child actors.

1. Maleficent

Angelina Jolie and daughter Vivienne acted alongside each other in the Maleficent origin movie Maleficent. It is said that Vivienne was the only child actor her age that wouldn't cry at the site of Jolie in her Maleficent horns!

2. This Is 40

Director Judd Apatow has cast his wife, Leslie Mann, and children, Iris Apatow and Maude Apatow, in several of his films (Knocked Up, This is 40). It is a fun tradition as the audience is able to watch the children grow!

3. Pursuit of Happyness

From starring in a heartwarming biopic, to starring in an intense sci-fi film (After Earth), Will Smith and his son Jaden are natural co-stars.This is yet another example of the audience being privy to Jaden's growing up! (Will Smith, on the other hand, hasn't aged a day over 25...I don't know how he does it!)

4. Zoolander

This father-son duo is hilarious! No wonder Ben stiller is so funny, it's easy to see where he gets it from. Both actors have amazing careers and uniting both powerhouses of comedy creates a perfect Zoolander cast!

5. Evening

And finally, the mother-daughter dream team that started this whole article in the first place: Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer. In this film, they play the same role, separated by time, with Streep playing the elder version of Gummer's character.


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