Truth be told, most dads prefer the simpler options to be celebrated. A meal in a fancy restaurant can be a simple home-cooked lunch; a day at the spa or the shopping mall can be a day at home; and braving the traffic of the outside world for amusement parks and the like can simply be bonding and quality time over movies.
For your Father’s Day movie marathon special, here’s a list of movies that Dad will surely love!
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Get in a bucket full of laughs with one of Robin Williams’ iconic roles. When the court forbids him from seeing his children, divorcé and struggling voice actor Daniel Hillard devises a creative plan to put on a dress, wig and wear an entirely new persona as Mrs. Doubtfire. A newly-hired nanny and a housekeeper of the Hillard residence, Daniel as Mrs. Doubtfire re-establishes a connection with his children.
A little on the slapstick side but with a few quips and hits on dry humor, Mrs. Doubtfire is sure to tickle your funny bone.
Father of the Bride (1991)
Another light-hearted, perfect-for-Father’s Day classic is Father of the Bride. Steve Martin is George Banks, a proud and overprotective dad of two children, whose world is turned upside down when his only daughter announces her engagement to a guy she met while studying abroad.
Father of the Bride’s charm is in its endearing and hilarious way of narrating the fears of a father as he realizes that his little girl is now a young lady, and that he will have to let her go so that she can live on her own.
If you’re in the mood to be mind-boggled, then Interstellar should be in your movie list. A global crop blight and a dust bowl are slowly killing Earth and puts mankind’s existence in danger. With a wormhole opening up and providing access to potential candidates for mankind’s new home, NASA sends a team led by Joseph Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) to investigate.
A layer of the story focuses on Joseph’s bond with his daughter Murphy, one that not time, space or the consequences of interstellar travel can break.
Train to Busan (2016)
A Korean action and horror movie with a heart, Train to Busan follows a workaholic father and his efforts to save and protect his daughter from a zombie outbreak.
With Dad, you can never go wrong with action flicks. Taken has re-branded Liam Neeson’s career as an old action star. He play a retired government agent who dusts off his “very particular set of skills” to track down and rescue his daughter from abduction in Paris.