How would you like to spend a special Father’s Day with your dad? Here’s a suggestion — why not sit down for a couple of hours and watch one of these movies that’s all about dad? Our new photo gallery includes many fine suggestions, from Oscar contenders “Captain Fantastic” (with Viggo Mortensen) and “Nebraska” (Bruce Dern) to Oscar champs such as “Kramer vs. Kramer” (Dustin Hoffman) and “To Kill a Mockingbird” (Gregory Peck). Which others make up our 12 greatest Father’s Day movies?
Though there are thousands of films in which one character happens to be a father, you won’t find them on this list. These dozen films were chosen because in one way or another, they touch on what it means to be a father. There are all kinds of dads here — the loving father, the loving-too-much father, the cranky dad, the determined dad, and the estranged father. There’s the father who teams up with his daughter (or son) on an adventure, the dad who teaches his child the ways of the world and even the scheming dad who nonetheless still loves his children. (Kind of.)
Who knows? He may recognize himself.
Click through our photo gallery for the 12 greatest Father’s Day films, including “Finding Nemo” to “Field of Dreams,” and see if your favorites made the cut.
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