Best Movies to Watch on Father’s Day

One of the best gifts you could ever give Dad on Father’s day is spending time together. What better way to spend time together than to sit on the couch together on a Sunday afternoon and watch a great film or two?

In no particular order, here is a list of the best movies to watch with your Dad on Father’s Day.

The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness shows the lengths a father will go for his children. What makes this movie even more emotionally captivating is that Chris Gardner and his son, little Chris, are played by real-life father and son, Will and Jaden Smith.

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It’s ultimately the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn’t understand.

Image from the movie "Nebraska"

© Nebraska – 2013 – Paramount Vantage − All right reserved.


Finding Nemo

A movie about fatherhood that you can watch with your kids.

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© Finding Nemo – 2003 – Walt Disney Pictures − All right reserved.

The Day After Tomorrow

Story about a father who makes a daring trek across America to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.

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Father of the Bride

Because of it’s about the moment any man with a daughter looks forward to with both happiness and sadness: his little girl’s wedding.

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© Father of the Bride – 1991 – Touchstone Pictures − All right reserved.


October Sky

The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner’s son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father’s wishes.

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© October Sky – 1999 – Universal Pictures − All right reserved.


Real Steel

A former boxer who’s trying to make it in the new sport, not only doesn’t do well, he is very deeply in the red. When he learns that his ex, mother of his son Max, dies, he goes to figure out what to do with him.

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Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

Because of this one single line – “Luke, I am your father”

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The Descendants

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

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© The Descendants – 2011 – Dune Entertainment − All right reserved.


Field of Dreams

To what lengths would a man go for a chance at reconciliation? If it’s for your father, most of us would do anything.

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© Field of Dreams – 1989 – Universal Studios − All right reserved.



An young politician befriends a boy, who’s suffering from a rare genetic disorder, only to discover soon that he’s his son…

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Wake Up Sid

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A quirky comedy about the relationship between an ageing father and his young daughter, living in a cosmopolitan city, dealing with each other’s conflicting ideologies while being fully aware that they are each other’s only emotional support.



Got any other good movies to watch on Father’s Day, let us know in comments below.




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