A-List | 5 Movies to Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day

A-List | 5 Movies to Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day

So, it’s that time of year again, Father’s Day, and once again you forgot to get your Dad a gift. Shame!

Instead of running out to the store last minute to get him a tool box or something else that’s lame and cliche, we’ve got you covered. Get him the gift of movies. What a better way to show your Dad how much you love him than spending quality time with him? Whether it’s action or comedy, we’ve brought some of our favorite movies about Dads to help you out.

Here are five great films to enjoy with Dad on this Father’s Day.

Taken (2008)

Source: EuropaCorp/M6 Films

Every father has a particular set of skills. And this one’s will lean a bit on the deadly side.

When his daughter is kidnapped by sex traffickers, it’s up to Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson), a former government operative, to track her down and rescue her in Taken, the pinnacle of Liam Neeson thrillers.

What drives this movie to the action movie hall of fame isn’t just the action; it’s the good, old-fashioned revenge story that any dad would take to save the life of his child.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Source: Paramount Pictures/Lucasfilm LTD.

Sean Connery plays an iconic father in this edition of the great Indiana Jones franchise.

The Last Crusade is often debated to be as good as, if not better than Raiders of the Lost Ark. The highlight of the movie, of course, is the relationship between Indy (Harrison Ford) and his Dad. Their witty banter is nothing short of addictive, which doesn’t falter on being heartfelt. You can just feel the love between these two.

It’s a father-and-son film that every father and son (or daughter) should watch together. That makes it the perfect film for Father’s Day.

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Source: 20th Century Fox/Blue Wolf Productions

This Robin Williams classic is always sure to bring the laughs.

When a divorced father can no longer see his kids, he disguises himself as a woman to see them again — in fact, as their British nanny. Like almost any Robin Williams film, this is full of crazy antics and hilarious moments. However, it wouldn’t be the movie it is today without all of the heart. It may not be the best Robin Williams film, but it’s definitely a fully entertaining one.

If you’re looking for a comedy this Father’s Day, then Mrs. Doubtfire is the way to go.

Ant-Man (2015)

Source: Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Co.

Tell your Dad to have a great Father’s Day from the dad with the smallest heart… literally.

While father and daughter isn’t the first thing to comes to mind when thinking of this Marvel hero, that’s what he’s all about. After all, Scott (Paul Rudd) only became Ant-Man to get out of jail and see his daughter again.

Out of that loving center comes a movie that is hilarious, action-packed, and fun for the whole family. It’s not one of the major MCU films like Avengers: Endgame or Captain America: the Winter Soldier, but it’s a really solid one nonetheless.

Field of Dreams (1989)

Source: Universal Pictures/Gordon Co./Carolco

How is this not a Father’s Day movie classic?

An Iowa farmer is told by a mysterious voice to build a giant baseball stadium in the middle of his farm. That part’s fun and all, but the real magic comes from that farmer (Kevin Costner) reuniting with his dad (Dwier Brown) who he regrets not being with when he died. The ending brings a feel-good, tear-jerking moment that is sure to not leave a dry eye in the theater… or, living room.

Well, that’s the end of our list! We gave you five movies to watch with your Dad this Father’s Day. Now, it’s up to you to choose which one it’ll be. Are there any that we may of missed? We’d love to hear your feedback, just tweet us @moviesmatrix and we’ll get back to you.

Tell us what your favorite movie to watch with your Dad is, we’d love to hear it!

To all the Dads out there, we hope you have a very happy Father’s Day!


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