Father’s Day is the ideal occasion for a lavish lunch, fantastic presents, and, if you have a film-loving family, a movie marathon.
If you’ve finished watching Die Hard, Taken, and Sharknado on Blu-ray, Netflix may help make the day memorable.
So, grab a few beers, snuggle up on the couch with your father, and enjoy these 10 Best Fathers Day Movies To Watch With Dad.
List Of Fathers Day Movies
1. “Finding Nemo” (2003)
What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with this Disney Pixar classic about a timid clownfish who must find his inner courage to save his son when junior (Nemo) is kidnapped and imprisoned?
“Nemo,” starring Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, and Geoffrey Rush, shows that love can overcome all obstacles–including sharks!
2. “Pursuit of Happyness” (2006)
Chris Gardner, a San Francisco salesperson striving to establish a future for himself and his 5-year-old son Christopher (played by Smith’s real-life son Jaden), is portrayed by Will Smith.
Gardner is forced to raise Christopher on his own after his fiancée leaves. Gardner does an unpaid internship in a tough stockbroker-training programme,
where only one out of every twenty interns makes the cut, in the hopes of bettering his life and future.
3. “Nebraska” (2013)
Woody, a booze-addled father who travels from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son David (Will Forte) in attempt to win a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize, received Bruce Dern an Oscar nomination for best actor.
Their tour takes them through Woody’s hometown and analyses the erosion of the father-son relationship through time.
June Squibb was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her performance in “Nebraska.”
4. “The Wedding Banquet” (1993)
“Banquet,” the second instalment in filmmaker Ang Lee’s “Father Knows Best” trilogy (“Brokeback Mountain,” “Life of Pi””Father )’s Knows Best” trilogy, follows the tale of a homosexual Taiwanese immigrant who marries a Chinese lady to appease his parents and earn her a green card.
Until his parents come in the United States to prepare his wedding dinner, everything is good. In this touching storey of a family adjusting to modern times and bridging the divide between the old nation and the new, Lee uses domestic tensions for comedic effect.
5. “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979)
“Kramer” is a dramatic film that tells the narrative of a married couple’s divorce and the effects it has on everyone involved. Ted Kramer, played by Dustin Hoffman, is a busy father who finds himself as a single parent, battling to care for both his young son and himself.
He returns to court after regaining his footing in order to maintain custody of his son. Five Academy Awards were given to the drama, including best film, director, actor (Hoffman), and supporting actress (Meryl Streep).
6. “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993)
This comedy featuring Robin Williams as a father wanting to see his children after the court denies him visitation privileges dons a dress, wig, and a new character.
He manages to restore a connection with his children and assist them bond with the father they believe has abandoned them as housekeeper Mrs. Doubtfire. There’s also the catchphrase “drive-by fruiting.”
7. “Father of the Bride” (1991)
Steve Martin, one of cinema’s all-time great father performers, plays George Banks in this gentle comedy about a guy who must accept that his children will grow up and leave the nest.
Rather than dealing with his feelings, he allows his neuroses to take over, driving his wife (Diane Keaton) and children nearly insane.
Not to mention Franck Eggelhoffer (Martin Short), the wedding planner with big ideas and an unmistakable accent.
8. “Field of Dreams” (1989)
“They will come if you create it.” Kevin Costner plays an Iowa corn farmer who hears voices telling him to create a baseball diamond in his fields in one of the finest baseball movies of all time.
He does, the Chicago Black Sox arrive, and the film features a life-and-death catch game between father and son.
9. “Caddyshack” (1980)
This comedic classic, directed by Harold Ramis, stars Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, and Ted Knight, as well as a gopher bent on wreaking havoc on an elite golf course.
“Golf, inter-class conflict, and iconic phrases like “Cinderella lad” are all included in “Caddyshack.”
“Last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a hook in it,” and “Outta nowhere.”
“Dad will always watch it, and adore it, no matter how many times he has seen it.
10. Pride & Prejudice
Keira Knightley, Donald Sutherland, Brenda Blethyn, and Rosamund Pike star in this film.
Although everyone knows that the Darcy/Elizabeth romance is the core of Jane Austen’s renowned novel, the actual heart of the 2005 adaptation is Lizzie’s connection with her adoring father.
Mr. Bennett, played by Donald Sutherland, is witty, kind, and welcoming of all his daughters, from boy-crazy Lydia and Kitty to demure Mary.
When Lizzie tells her father that she loves Darcy, he reacts with astonishment “You really really love him!” If it doesn’t make you race to the phone to contact dad, you’ll at least be shedding a tear of your own.