What should I watch for Father’s Day?
Some of us are spending more time with our family on Father’s Day because we are quarantining with them.
Others are separated from their mothers and fathers for a variety of reasons. Set aside some time this Father’s Day to watch a couple films about fathers who are excellent fathers—or not-so-good fathers who are learning to be better.
This Father’s Day, watch some of these 15 Best Fathers Day Movies With Family to honor the fathers in your life, regardless of what “dad” means to you.
List Of Best Fathers Day Movies
Also Read: 10 Best Fathers Day Movies To Watch With Dad
1. Beginners (2010)
This film earned Christopher Plummer the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, based on the true tale of filmmaker Mike Mills’ father coming out at the age of 75.
Though the film is about an older man finding his sexuality, it also looks at father-child ties and the necessity of honesty and transparency in every connection, romantic or not.
2. Somewhere (2010)
While Sofia Coppola is known for films about women trying to grow up or feeling imprisoned by their environment, her moody drama Somewhere treats a father in the same way.
Stephen Dorff plays a successful movie actor who lives at the opulent Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, but struggles to find meaning in his life. Fortunately, some arrives in the shape of his adolescent daughter (Elle Fanning), who pays him a visit at the motel.
He breaks the pattern of his Hollywood boredom by reconnecting with her and finding himself as a parent.
3. Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) tells his daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin) about his love history on the eve of his divorce, asking her to identify which of three women from his past ended up being her mother.
Maya shifts from her parent-trap intentions to a greater awareness of the intricacies of love in their wonderful back-and-forth. Will his daughter be able to assist Will in his search for love? Definitely, and perhaps.
4. Taken (2008)
In Pierre Morel’s Taken, Kim (Maggie Grace) travels to Europe with a companion, and the girls are kidnapped right away. Their captors, on the other hand, chose the wrong American tourists: Kim’s father is a former CIA field agent (and, more crucially, Liam Neeson plays him).
He possesses a unique set of abilities. He’s honed his skills throughout a long career. Skills that make him a nightmare for individuals like whomever chose to kidnap Liam Neeson’s onscreen daughter. He’ll go out and locate those miserable morons, and then he’ll murder them.
5. RV (2006)
Bob Munro (Robin Williams) is stressed about a business conference that coincides with a planned family vacation. He attempts to persuade his family that an RV road trip will be a better family holiday than a trip to Hawaii.
On Father’s Day, the video contains some amusing improvised riffs from Williams, and its message of rediscovering the significance of familial connections is timely.
6. Fences (2016)
Denzel Washington’s first effort in his quest to bring all 10 of August Wilson’s Pittsburgh-cycle plays to the cinema was based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of the same name.
Washington, who serves as both director and lead character Troy, portrays a guy whose vehement envy and fury at his own life circumstances causes a schism between him and his kid.
The film explores the spectre of racism and its effects on a family, as well as how one man’s regrets and mistakes may haunt not just his own life but also that of his son.
7. Trouble with the Curve (2012)
Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams feature as a grumpy old baseball scout who is losing his sight and his estranged daughter, who accompanies her father for one last scouting trip to assist him accomplish his task despite his failing vision (metaphor alert!).
They mend their relationship along the way, and she falls in love with a former ballplayer (Justin Timberlake) whom her father previously scouted.
8. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
This poignant Italian comedy-drama took home the Grand Prix at Cannes and the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film, Best Actor, and Best Original Score (among four other nominations).
Writer-director Guido is a Jewish-Italian bookseller who is sent to a concentration camp with his young son during WWII. Roberto Benigni plays Guido.
Guido’s amazing imagination does not fail him in such a horrifying environment, and he utilises it to create stories and make up games to shelter his kid from the unsettling truth and the awful danger that surrounds them.
9. The Family Man (2000)
Consider it a reversal of It’s a Wonderful Life.
Jack Campbell, played by Nicolas Cage, enjoys his life as a wealthy (and single) investment broker, but when he wakes up in an other world with a wife and children after a chance encounter on Christmas Eve, he eventually learns that family, not money, is the greatest value of all.
10. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
While the tracksuit-wearing Chas and eyeliner-obsessed Margot are responsible for The Royal Tenenbaums’ status as one of Wes Anderson’s most visually quotable entries, it is the family’s eccentric patriarch, Royal Tenenbaum himself (Gene Hackman), who brings them all together with his deceptions and manipulations — all in the name of reconciling his dysfunctional family.
Sure, he was selfish, inconsiderate, and even harsh to his children, but how can anybody be called a terrible parent who died tragically saving his family from the debris of a sinking battleship?
11. Fly Away Home (1996)
Amy (Anna Paquin) is sad when she is forced to live with her estranged father, Jeff Daniels, after her mother dies, until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that she proceeds to nurture.
Amy and her father eventually bond as she plays “mother goose” to the hatchlings and he assists her in learning to fly ultralight planes so she may teach the flock their migratory habits.
12. Meet the Parents (2000)
It doesn’t get much worse than Robert De Niro’s Jack Brynes, a former CIA agent with his own lie detector, when it comes to meeting your girlfriend’s parents. Jack’s attempts to show Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is unworthy of his daughter provide a lot of laughs, but he redeems himself as he learns to put his daughter’s feelings ahead of his own concerns.
13. Big Fish (2003)
Big Fish, based on Daniel Wallace’s novel of the same name, stars Albert Finney as Edward Bloom, an elderly man on his deathbed who tells his estranged adult son (Billy Crudup) fanciful stories about his life (depicted in flashback, with Ewan McGregor as a young Edward).
The touching reconciliation between the two men has the same effect on the audience as Edward’s tale, which is filled with passion and conviction.
14. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Greg Kinnear, as Richard Hoover, drives his family from Albuquerque, New Mexico to California in a VW van in order to help his daughter Olive compete in the “Little Miss Sunshine” beauty contest. Richard realises that the greatest way to support his family is to just let them to be themselves, despite his own failings as a self-help guru.
15. Billy Elliot (2000)
The main character (Jamie Bell) is a preteen kid living in an impoverished Irish village during the 1984 miners’ strike who dreams to be a ballet dancer.
Stephen Daldry’s inspirational drama was turned into a stage musical in 2005. Billy’s father (Gary Lewis), a striking miner, first opposes his son’s goal – until he discovers the depth of his son’s talent and devotion.