Father's Day Movies

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The Pursuit of Happyness

Single father Chris Gardner (Will Smith) struggles as he is left homeless with his son Christopher. This film is a brilliant example of fatherhood under tough situations. It is one thing to provide guidance and build the character of your son while you're in the safe confines of a warm home. It is a different kettle of fish when you are forced to sleep in a subway bathroom. Gardner acknowledges the trails they're facing but does so without self-pity. This is perhaps the films best lesson for dads.

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The Pursuit of Happyness
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Gregory Peck's Atticus Finch is the godfather of all good film fathers. Morally straight, hard working and leading by example instead of catering to his kids like a subservient stooge, Finch laid down a fantastic model for good fathering. What is very interesting in the film is the distance between the father and his children. This isn't to say there isn't love and affection, there obviously is plenty to be found. Finch is a role model, a father FIGURE, first and doesn't stoop to his kid's level. Rather he assumes his natural role and shows them how to act. His father figure role is supported by how his children see people react to their dad. He is a respectable man who stands for his principles and in turn teaches his children, and the audience, to do the same.

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To Kill a Mockingbird
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Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride is arguably one of the best movies to watch on the occasion of Father’s Day. This hilarious comedy deals with a worried father, played by, Steve Martin, who is too possessive to give away his daughter when she decides to marry. With an unmatched performance of Steve Martin, this 1991 flick, focuses on issues related to marriage, parenting and interaction among the family members.

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Father of the Bride
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Mr. Mom

As Jack, played by Michael Keaton, loses his job, his wife and he comes to a decision that while his wife will earn the bread for the family, Jack would look after the household. Aptly named, Mr. Mom, is interesting and enjoyable to watch as Jack struggles to cope with handling the children at one hand and doing all the household chores on the other. While watching this movie, be sure of the fact that your father and you will end up in a riot of laughter.

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Mr. Mom
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About a Boy

In this movie, a 12 year old boy teaches a grown up but unbelievably immature, played by Hugh Grant, to act like a grown up. About a Boy is surely a treat for all the fathers on Father’s Day. You too can catch up this movie with your father and enjoy this 2002 comedy drama. The relationship that Hugh Grant and Marcus, played by Nicholas Hunt shares in this novel turned movie is something to watch out for.

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About a Boy
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Field of Dreams

Watch for the commendable performance of Kevin Costner as a corn farmer, who builds a baseball diamond on this fields. This a must watch on Father’s Day as it beautifully explores the relationship between fathers and sons. The uplifting journey that the story of Field of Dreams depicts is sure to make a mark in your mind. This sports-drama- fantasy film was released in the year 1989.

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Field of Dreams
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Kramer vs. Kramer

Kramer vs. Kramer is a sometimes frightening, sometimes disturbing, sometimes even suspenseful but ultimately sweet film about the end of marriage but most importantly the relationship that develops between a formerly distant father and his son. This film is brilliantly written and it is the winner of five Academy awards: Best Actress (Meryl Streep), Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture. The best thing about this movie is that it presents a situation in which the father is both the mother and the father and how one must balance that in all matters of life.

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Daddy Day Care

Daddy Day Care is one of the most endearing Eddie Murphy movies ever made, and is just a very nice and fun family flick.It is filled with slapstick humor but the movie stays grounded thanks to Eddie Murphy giving a very loving and tender performance as a father trying to ensure that his son not only has something to do but makes friends as well.

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Daddy Day Care
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The Lion King

This animated blockbuster coming from the house of Disney, is the best movie to watch on Father’s Day. The amazing portrayal of the bond between a father, Mufasa, and his son, Simba, and how the father inspires his son, even after his death will surely move both you and your father. Set against the backdrop of Africa, Lion King is the tale of how Simba regains his identity and courage to fight back against his evil uncle to gain his position as the king of Pride Lands.

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The Lion King
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Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo is the story of a father-son relationship where an overly protective father, Marlin, travels to Sydney in search of his son, Nemo. The amount of trouble he goes through just to find his son is commendable and highlights the lovely relationship between a fsther and his child. Finding Nemo is a must watch father-son relationship movie.

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Finding Nemo
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