Father's Day 2021: 9 Cool And Inspiring Dads In Film
Gather the whole family at home and binge-watch movies starring some of the coolest dads in these comedy and drama movies. Whether you're up for some laughs or a tear-jerker, celebrate by watching these titles to help make Father's Day even more special.
Here are nine movies to watch on your dad's special day:
1/9 Daniel Hillard from 'Mrs. Doubtfire'
Robin Williams stars as Daniel Hillard, a newly divorced father who lost custody of his children, in Mrs. Doubtfire. Knowing Williams' flair for impeccable voice acting, it's not surprising that the actor is able to pull off the affable titular character. Not to mention the actor's natural warmth that reels you in.
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2/9 Chris Gardner from 'The Pursuit of Happyness'
The Pursuit of Happyness is a tear-jerker, and we have the Smiths to thank for that. Perhaps because the father and son chemistry between Will and his real-life son Jaden Smith comes naturally in this movie. But what makes this movie special is its retelling of the true story of businessman Chris Gardner.
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3/9 Cooper from 'Interstellar'
Interstellar explores the father and daughter relationship of Cooper and Murph, who he had to leave to go on a risky space mission. Apart from the incredible Matthew McConaughey, the score makes Christopher Nolan's movie even more gripping and heart-wrenching.
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4/9 Tom Baker from 'Cheaper by the Dozen'
It's hard to be a father, that we can tell. But imagine having to care for twelve children alone. In Cheaper by the Dozen, Tom Baker (played by Steve Martin) takes on that challenge. The movie hilariously portrays that no matter how chaotic it can be in the household, being a father to twelve children can also be rewarding.
5/9 Frank from 'Everybody's Fine'
In Everybody's Fine, Robert de Niro plays Frank Goode, a widowed father of four who decides to visit each of his kids after they cancel on him. This drama goes to show what lengths a father would do to spend time with his children regardless of distance or a painful truth.
6/9 Bryan Mills from 'Taken'
Protective fathers have a reason to be watchful, not just because they've been around long enough to know how the world works, but because of their love for their children. Bryan Mills (played by Liam Neeson), has definitely seen the horrors of the world as a former CIA agent, which came in handy when his daughter was kidnapped during her vacation in Paris.
7/9 Will Hayes from 'Definitely, Maybe'
Will Hayes' (played by Ryan Reynolds) adorable chemistry with his daughter Maya is as compelling as the love stories he retells throughout the movie. If you're looking for a feel-good movie, then trust that these two characters will make you smile and laugh.
8/9 Manuel Bonifacio from 'Seven Sundays'
It can be difficult to bring the whole family together in one room on some days, which somehow rings true today. Join the mini get-together of Manuel Bonifacio and his kids and learn about each one of them. Just prepare a box of tissues as this movie touches on family relationships.
9/9 Marlin from 'Finding Nemo'
Accompany Marlin on his journey to find his missing son, Nemo. In this iconic Disney movie, you'll find yourself learning about various important things, such as parenthood, fatherhood and grief.
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