Movies are great, but Dads are better! There is nothing like sitting around the television and watching a good flick with Daddy, especially when you have a Dad like mine who falls asleep for the movies best part to be awoken by his own snore. The best Father’s Day movies are not Dad’s favorites but family films and daughter’s favorite movies. A dad will do anything and will watch anything for his little girl. The best father’s day movies are those that exemplify fatherhood.
A Little Princess
The movie A Little Princess is about a little girl who was sent to boarding school while her father was deployed. After a short time in the school the little girl was alerted that her father died in action. Because the soldier’s daughter had no money of her own. she was given a job as a servant girl in her own school. She later discovers her father is alive and living next to the school, in a desperate attempt to help her father remember she pleads with him and in just when the little girls was being taken away by police her father runs to her rescue calling for her by name.
Pursuit of Happiness
The Pursuit of Happiness is an inspiring story about a poor man who has a dream to be great and provide for his family. He struggles through everyday hardship to homelessness with this young son. With his determination he lands an internship with large broker firm and scores the job of his dreams. Major tearjerker.
Some movies are better suited for the younger crowd. The Lion King is a fun, inspiring cartoon that every kid loves. The young cub is the king’s son who believes he killed his father and runs away, only to return after running into his old friend who tells him how much his homeland had been destroyed because of his uncle. This is the movie my father fell asleep during in the theater with my sister and I on each side jabbing him in the side to wake him up.
Despicable Me & Despicable Me 2
Despicable Me 1 & 2 are also great animated films showing the softer side of a tough father. This film shows not only how the toughest guys can be soft but also how much fathers can influence their children.
All of these movies are family friendly with a good message. A good movie does not need to use vulgar language or inappropriate content to be great.