The Pursuit of Happyness poster


A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

MPAA Rating PG-13

Status Released

Release Date 2006-12-14

Runtime 117 minutes

Budget $55m

Revenue $0.3b


TMDB 7.9


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sonia_barajas shared a tip "Such a good movie. Have kleenex nearby though."

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jonathan_kent_6341 shared a tip "Saw it in theaters, very good movie, glad I saw it!"

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nardeniz shared a tip "It is time to watch it again."

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amy_santi shared a tip "The Fact That They Are Dad And Son In Real Life Really Adds The Tears True Bond"

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Lisamorris shared a tip "Will Smith is so powerful in this roll. You feel as though you are on this journey with him and his son."

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pook_farook shared a tip "So good! It’s a tearjerker"

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Kate_Barbera_7675 shared a tip "It’s definitely life-affirming, but it’s also one to watch with tissues."

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luanna shared a tip "This film was so deeply touching"

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taryn_smart shared a tip "One of my favorite movies"

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zach_gallegos shared a tip "Emotional and striking movie. An overall beautiful film"

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rookierooster shared a tip "They want you to cry and if you told me you didn't I wouldn't believe you."

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jokers_wifebut_chea shared a tip "For those who have to watch your parents struggle, this is for you"

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lily_laskosky shared a tip "Its meaningful and real"

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edgar_morales_5974 shared a tip "Probably one of Will Smith’s best!"

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jo_rauscher shared a tip "This movie is a rollercoaster of emotions"

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emily_heisler shared a tip "Depressing but inspiring"

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nejesh_shakya shared a tip "The message given in the movie..."

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sherry_brescia shared a tip "Pull the heartstrings"

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diandra_repato shared a tip "Emotional movie!"

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kathy_jo_donahue shared a tip "Just watched again last night! Such a great movie!"

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ibba shared a tip "This movie gives a really good example of value of money and chasing a dream. Never give up."

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erica_coloma shared a tip "This movie makes me ugly cry... for real"

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kimmy_me shared a tip "A tale of determination and courage. This single dad's resilience is very touching. Beautiful."

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tabatha_espiricueta_236 shared a tip "Good clean, about real people and striving to be better"

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chandra_mohan shared a tip "Happyness"

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lacey_jackson_6769 shared a tip "Love it"

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jenn_myers_5631 shared a tip "Shows the dedication of a father doing whatever it takes to better his life for him & his son. Incredible."

cecilia_489 shared a tip "Inspirational"

dominick_carter shared a tip "King Richard is next"

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jamie_allen_408 shared a tip "More comments"

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londell_jackson shared a tip "This is a lovely movie that moves you through a series of emotions. Be certain to have your tissues close by!!"

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madalina_maddie shared a tip "Beautiful movie 😍😅"

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tammy_adams_7588 shared a tip "Great movie will smith was great in this"

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saira_sutton shared a tip "such a heart warming tear jerker"

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ari_cha shared a tip "Love this movie 💜❤️❤️"

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jefe shared a tip "Will make you tear up and root for the underdog for sure. One of Will Smith's best acting jobs!"

josh_wilson_625 shared a tip "It’s a very touching movie, and is very inspirational."

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megan_king_1266 shared a tip "This movie made me cry!"

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sarah_nelson_4979 shared a tip "I watched this when I was about 7- 8 years old. It's one that really hits you in the feels"

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ola_shaman shared a tip "If will smith is in it, you know its gonna be good!!"

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panda_harris shared a tip "Sad but still good"

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toni_vitanza shared a tip "Every middle school should require this film."

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f_m_5929 shared a tip "Breaks my heart every time. And always fills my heart back up at the end. A father's love."

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malasia_gibson shared a tip "Best father son movie"

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cj_8686 shared a tip "So sad but also very well done"

brent_blackwelder shared a tip "Touching"

elly_aub shared a tip "Will and Jaden acting was just fabulous"

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michelle_peltier_1274 shared a tip "Loved this movie took me on an emotional roller coaster"

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peter_sherman shared a tip "Heartwarming"

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ashley_booklover shared a tip "Brilliant 👏. Emotional."

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subfront shared a tip "Loved this movie so much. Never give up in life no matter how bad your situation maybe."

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wacky_mags shared a tip "Tragic. Amazing performance from Will and Jayden Smith. This movie brought tears to my eyes."

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connie_schroth shared a tip "So touching."

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vegas_nightshade shared a tip "This is a powerful film. It's hard not to cry while watching for the first time."

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rhianna_gale shared a tip "This movie never fails to make me cry. So sweet 🤍"

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joe_shachaf shared a tip "Great story about dedicatio, never giving up and fatherhood. Inspiring!"

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hillary_fernandez shared a tip "I loveeeee this movie. It's hilarious and shows that you will always be able to handle what the world gives you."

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mariah_mcfarland shared a tip "It’s a very inspirational movie"

marten shared a tip "Inspired"

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cait_hutchinson shared a tip "LOVE!"

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olivia_raffaele shared a tip "Raw acting, good message, tear jerker, reality check"

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aloha.jordann shared a tip "It’s a real tearjerker movie. Get those tissues ready :)"

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chidi_obijiaku shared a tip "Beautiful movie, great message and phenominal acting."

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laura_zavala shared a tip "Will make you cry"

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kathryn_patrice shared a tip "#tearjerker about working your ass off to get where you want to be."

nicholas_rathbone shared a tip "Love it"

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chloe_sams_8156 shared a tip "Very heart warming"

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tyanna_taylor_3596 shared a tip "This is movie is a great example to teach kids"

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emily_reed_5985 shared a tip "This movie was life changing it gives you a whole nother perspective!"

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ben_schmidt_423 shared a tip "Very sweet inspiring movie. Really moving."

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bo_anthony shared a tip "In my opinion one of the most underrated films ever. a very touching and sad true story is truly amazing."

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rachelle_l._prunty shared a tip "Classic"

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macey_blazek shared a tip "Perfect Representation of Poverty and How to Overcome it."

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jaden_casados shared a tip "Super heartwarming, and a tearjerker ❤🥺"

caleb_murchison shared a tip "Truly amazing story, based on real life events. Did a school project on it two years in a row. Absolutely inspiring."

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angelina_urosevic shared a tip "It enlightened me with a new perspective on life and was very touching and inspiring."

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courtneyhf shared a tip "Heart warming#netflix"

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william_brown_3323 shared a tip "Yes, “Hector’s Search for Happiness “"

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william_brown_3323 shared a tip "Or Hector and the search for Happiness"

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hadel_cardoza shared a tip "I love this one it's sad and happy my emotion were this 😔😅🎂😢😖😟😌😁🥰🥰"

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tina_destefano shared a tip "Great movie"

kim_christopher shared a tip "Beautiful Movie!!!!"

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ashley_renah shared a tip "One of my absolute FAVORITE movies EVER!"

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jason_schrock shared a tip "So, so good"

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elisa_galvan_5517 shared a tip "I love all of it."

karla_patenaude shared a tip "Boring. Hated it"

chalasani_kamesh shared a tip "Awesome"

ruth_8187 shared a tip "finding Forrester and the blind side those are some good ones I also liked"

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shawn_mershon shared a tip "This is a powerful movie that I own. But you have to be in right kind of mood to watch it. It is ultimately uplifting."

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willow_schaefer shared a tip "One of the best Will Smith movies, hands down"

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isabel_vialpando shared a tip "So beautiful and enlighten me to see a new perspective on my life. it’s really inspiring and sad at the same time."

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BlackTee85 shared a tip "Beautifully written"

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west_covina_premiere shared a tip "Heartwarming."

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nicole_ray_white shared a tip "Tear jerker"

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michele_roussel shared a tip "This movie was awesome!!!"

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guy_mograbi shared a tip "Feel good. Relentless struggle of a father for a better life"

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jennifer_bryant_9061 shared a tip "Inspiring story about parenthood and moving mountains to get what you want while reminding you to be thankful for what you have."

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raquia_hunt shared a tip "It’s been awhile since I saw it, but it’s very heartwarming for sure!! @chelseawrightreads"

girlboss1000 shared a tip "had me crying frfr not even gon lieeeee"

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billie_george shared a tip "It was a true pursuit!"

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monica_nash_1619 shared a tip "It was a great “feel good” movie. I was not disappointed in the slightest. Very moving and inspiring."

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dark_miss shared a tip "Some of Will Smith's best!"

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