Are you planning to spend some quality time with your dad this Father’s Day? Then check out our pick of 21 top Father’s Day movies, to binge with him.
If even after brainstorming for hours, you have failed to come up with some interesting ideas for celebrating Father’s Day, here’s our two cents, there’s nothing your father would love or appreciate more than your time and undivided attention.
Why don’t the two of you spend an entire day, chatting, laughing, and enjoying a movie marathon together?
And the cherry on the cake is, that all these movies have the central theme of unconditional love and sacrifice that our fathers do for us. Imagine how touched he would be by seeing your movie selection!
So, to make your dad feel special and this Father’s Day memorable, go through our list of the best Father’s Day movies and you will thank us later.
21 Great Father’s Day Movies To Watch With Your Dad
Here are our recommendations for the best Father’s Day movies to watch:
1. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Starring Will Smith, this movie centers around how a father struggles to find happiness in the midst of financial, professional, and personal failures. After being left by his wife, Chris played by Smith goes pillar to post in order to get custody of his son all the while struggling with an unpaid internship. Add this to your Father’s Day movies marathon to get your dad all teary-eyed.
2. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
This movie depicts a heart-wrenching story of how a Jewish father, Guido Orefice, uses his humor, imagination, and wit to protect his son from the horrors of the concentration camp. He convinced his son that they are in a game and that he must perform the tasks Guido gives him to earn points and win a Tank. Make sure to include this in your Father’s Day movies list.
3. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
During the depression era in Alabama, a widowed lawyer Atticus Finch, played by Gregory Peck, fights the case for a black man who was facing an undeserving rape charge. Finch teaches his children how humanity is above all bias and prejudice in this strong anti-racism classic.
4. Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989)
In this gripping tale and the third installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, the famous adventurer and archaeologist Indiana Jones goes out on a mission to find his father who went missing while looking for the Holy Grail. Jones needs to retrieve the Grail before Hitler’s Nazy army can get their hands on its magical powers.
5. Back to the Future (1985)
Next on the list of Father’s Day movies, comes this popular sci-fi. In this entertaining time-travel movie, we see Marty McFly heading back 30 years in the past accidentally, by an eccentric scientist. To make matter worse, Marty nearly jeopardizes his parents’ relationship and along with it his own existence by meddling in the lives of their younger avatars.
6. I Am Sam (2001)
When a mentally challenged dad is about to lose custody of his 7-year-old daughter due to a social worker’s concern about their living situation, he embarks on a quest to keep his daughter with him. In the process, he teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.
7. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
In this sweet story, a son calls in a radio show to find his dad a partner. After being recently widowed, Sam, played by Tom Hanks, was feeling alone and depressed. Sensing his father’s sadness, his son pulls the oddest stunt to fix him up with a girl and ultimately helps him to find love again.
8. Interstellar (2014)
This hugely popular sci-fi movie shows a team of astronauts exploring a wormhole out in space in their desperate bid to save humanity from going extinct. A heart-touching father-daughter relationship unfolds during the movie, making this a must-watch in your list of Father’s Day movies.
9. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
This fun-filled movie shows how an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to stay close to his children who were being held in the custody of his former wife. Filled with laughter, joy, and emotions this one will make you feel grateful for getting the chance to be with your father.