For some inexplicable reason, fathers are pretty much underrated in real-life, especially when placed side-by-side with the home’s matriarch. Thankfully, this isn’t mostly the case in fiction.
For this Father’s Day, we’ve curated a list of 13 movies showing fathers in good light, doing amazing things. Enjoy.
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Three Men and a Baby (1987)
Jack Holden and his friends, Peter and Michael, spend most of their time having flings with several women in their apartment. Their life changes when a mysterious baby appears at their doorstep.
Father of the Bride (1991)
A father is shocked when he learns his college-aged daughter is getting married – and even more shocked when he learns the price of the wedding.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Daniel, a divorced actor, disguises himself as Mrs. Doubtfire, an aging female Scottish housekeeper, in order to work in his ex-wife’s house and spend more time with his children.
Big Daddy (1999)
Sonny, a lazy law school graduate, decides to take care of Julian, a five-year-old boy, to win his girlfriend back. However, things take a turn when the two start to genuinely bond.
Finding Nemo (2003)
After his son gets abducted from the Great Barrier Reef and is dispatched to Sydney, Marlin, a meek clownfish, enlists the help of a forgetful fish and embarks on a journey to bring him home.
Daddy Day Care (2003)
After getting fired, Charlie (Eddie Murphy) and Phil (Jeff Garlin) start a day-care facility to make ends meet. Once their business starts to pick up, the established day-care centre in town plans to bring them down.
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
Tom finds his life turned upside down when he agrees to tend to his twelve children while his wife is away and simultaneously also coaches his football team.
Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
A single father battles joblessness and brief homelessness while taking care of his 5-year-old son. Despite his misfortune, he is determined to be a better father than his own dad.
Daddy’s Little Girls (2007)
A reverse-Cinderella tale centres on a successful attorney falling in love with a single father mechanic. The relationship hits a snag when the mechanic’s ex-wife comes back into his life.
Daddy’s Home (2015)
Radio executive Brad Taggart attempts to be a good father to his stepchildren but his problems increase multifold when their biological parent, Dusty Mayron, suddenly comes back into their lives.
Another Father’s Day (2019)
Another Father’s Day is a family-friendly comedy that promotes family bonding, values, and morals. Femi Daniel (played by Wale Ojo) is a career-driven man who is totally clueless when it comes to family matters. When left alone with the kids by a wife (Mercy Aigbe) who wants a break, it’s one trouble after another.
The Father (2020)
A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind, and even the fabric of his reality.
A father brings up his baby girl as a single dad after the unexpected death of his wife who died a day after their daughter’s birth.
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