Father’s Day is coming, and one of the greatest gifts that you can give your Dad is the gift of time. Why not pop up some popcorn, chill some sodas, and sit down with him on that special day and watch a few movies? It will be a great opportunity to bond with him on a deeper level. Here are four great Father’s Day movies to enjoy with your Dad:
Father of the Bride
I’m talking the original version released in 1950 with Spencer Tracy. A father deals with the emotional roller coaster of his daughter marrying and all the expense and chaos associated with it. A perfect daughter-daddy movie. What father wouldn’t be able to relate to this?
The Pursuit of Happyness
Will Smith’s portrayal of a struggling salesman dad who was determined to do whatever he needed to do to build a future for his son despite all of the roadblocks that were thrown his way is deeply moving. The underlying theme of this movie is the showcasing of the depth of a father’s love. Make sure that you have a few tissues on hand while you watch this one.
Up for a little comedy? Pop in the 2003 version starring Eddie Murphy. The plight of two laid off professional men who start a day care center when they can’t find new jobs is an absolute belly buster. You’ll laugh and laugh. Humor is always the great equalizer, so watch how the bond between you and your Dad grows as the movie progresses, especially if he was one of those dads who did indeed take the role of a stay-at-home dad.
Cheaper by the Dozen
I love this movie! Let’s go with the 2003 version with Steve Martin. As this father of a blended family of 12 has to carry on the full load of household drama alone while his wife is away your dad will get to revive memories of his own ‘dadhood’ while you and the siblings were growing up. Full of lots of wonderful humor and meaningful messages of love and family.
So there you have it — four great Father’s Day movies to enjoy with Dad. What are you waiting for? Pick up that phone right now and make a reservation with him to spend this wonderful day together. You might even want to make it a full family event and invite your brothers and sisters. Either way the time that you spend together is sure to make a wonderful memory.