In a perfect world, we would acknowledge our parent’s significance in our lives daily, but as we all know, life gets busy. Thankfully, someone (probably a Mom) decided to pick one day a year where this type of recognition would occur (officially) for her. Obviously, that was incredibly one-sided, so sometime later we got a day to celebrate our Dad’s and thus began the tradition of giving neckties and/or barbecue equipment. What if you’re Dad doesn’t wear neckties? Don’t worry; the true gift we give is our time spent together and these movies can accommodate:
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
A grand adventure that takes a father/son team across the globe on search for ancient relics while trying to evade Nazi’s who wish to use the Holy Grail for more sinister plans. Despite the monumental task at hand for this pair, the viewer can easily recognize that it is a simple story of a father proud of his son and a son who deeply admires his father.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
A father’s unconventional approach to doing whatever it takes to spend time with his kids after a difficult divorce, even if that means donning a floral dress and talking with a British accent. This movie helps remind us all, that no matter what difficulties we go through alone or as a family, our Dad’s will always be there for us.
Batman Begins (2005)
A child born into a privileged lifestyle, loses his parents early in a tragic event but not before his father could impart valuable wisdom on his son, which would later guide him to become a symbol of hope in desperate times. The influence our fathers have on our lives, however brief, is profound and provides the foundation of who we become.
The Way (2010)
An adventurous son sets out on a trip of a lifetime, despite disapproval from his father but when an untimely tragedy strikes, the father must walk in his son’s footsteps to truly understand how little he knows about life and how much his son already understood. This movie provides a valuable lesson for everyone at any age to always keep an open mind and an open heart.
No matter how you spend this Father’s Day with your Dad, remember to let him know how special and important he is to you (and a set of new barbecue utensils wouldn’t hurt either).