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Top 6 Movies That Celebrate Fatherhood

While good food and a lovely gift must be at the top of your list, how about spending Father’s Day evening with your dad by watching movies celebrating fatherhood? These movies show fathers going to extraordinary lengths for their children, trying to protect them, be better role models, and give them unconditional love. From comedies to intense dramas, you can find every type of movie you can watch in your dad’s company.

1. Kramer vs. Kramer

Based on Avery Corman’s 1977 novel of the same name, this classic film stars Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman as an estranged couple. The plot and performances will keep you glued to the screen until the end. This classic film tells the story of disinterested workaholic Ted, who develops a special bond with his son, Billy, after his wife, Joanna, walks out on them. However, Joanna soon returns, demanding full custody of their son.

2. I Am Sam

This movie celebrating fatherhood will make you and your dad cry, so keep a tissue box handy. Sean Penn plays the role of Sam, a man with special needs who loves his daughter Lucy (played by Dakota Fanning). However, due to his condition, Lucy is taken away from him. Sam now fights for the custody of his daughter. He tries hard to prove that he is a capable and loving father with the help of an infamous lawyer.

3. Beautiful Boy

Based on the bestselling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, this movie is a beautiful tale of fatherhood. The film chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. The story revolves around David and Nic Sheff facing immense challenges when Nic starts using crystal meth. Instead of leaving him alone, David tries to find a way to iron out their problems and help his son Nic with his addiction. It’s a must-watch on Father’s Day.

4. The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness” highlights the struggle of a single father, Chris Gardner, who takes up an unpaid internship in a brokerage firm after he loses his life’s earnings selling a product he invested in. His wife leaves him, and he is left with the custody of his son. He and his son endure many hardships together, but Chris keeps going to build a better life for them.

5. Big Daddy

This Adam Sandler movie will make you laugh until you have tears in your eyes. It’s a touching movie celebrating fatherhood. After his girlfriend dumps an irresponsible Koufax for an older man, instead of moving on, he adopts a five-year-old boy to impress his ex-girlfriend. Although the idea fails miserably, he starts spending time with his new son, deciding to become the father the boy needs.

6. Daddy’s Home

This is another comedy movie you will love to watch with your dad on Father’s Day. Radio executive Brad attempts to be a good father to his stepchildren, but his problems increase multifold when their biological dad, Dusty Mayron, suddenly comes back into their lives. A competition ensues to win the affection of the kids.

In addition to these movies celebrating fatherhood, you can also watch “The Father,” “Father of the Bride,” “Cheaper By The Dozen,” “We Bought a Zoo,” “The Game Plan,” “Finding Nemo,” and “The Lion King.”

So, prepare some of your dad’s favorite snacks and watch one of these (or all) movies with him this Father’s Day. Also, don’t forget to mention which film your father loved the most in the comment section below.

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