Top 10 Movies for Father’s Day
In honor of Father’s Day, here is a list of Movieguide®’s 10 favorite movies celebrating fatherhood…
FINDING NEMO is a wonderful animated adventure about a small clownfish who goes in search of his son, who's been put into a fish tank by human beings. Every second of FINDING NEMO is beautifully animated, spectacularly directed and written with great heart and strong moral values.
SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON
A rollicking good family movie adapted from a famous classic Christian novel.In accord with Johann Wyss' story, Christian elements have been designed into the script, which centers on a family, led by a strong father and mother, stranded on an island and fighting off some pirates.
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE has Batman fighting The Joker, while learning his need to be part of a family, soften his persona and be a father to a son he accidentally adopts. THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE is laugh out loud funny and exciting, with some strong positive messages about family, but a caution is advised for younger children due to a politically correct reference, some light innuendo and animated action violence.
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE stars Harrison Ford and Sean Connery in a fabulous Indiana Jones adventure where Indy and his estranged father search for the Holy Grail, the chalice Jesus used at the Last Supper. Despite some crudities and scary moments that warrant caution for younger children, INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE is a thoroughly entertaining, uplifting adventure movie that glorifies God, faith, and Jesus Christ while promoting more positive father-son relationships.
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD
In the animated fantasy adventure HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD, new Viking chief Hiccup must find a legendary dragon world and defend both his people and their dragons from a villainous dragon-hunter. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD features the heart-pounding adventure and stunning visuals moviegoers have come to expect from this movie franchise, along with a wonderful story promoting selflessness, marriage, love, and family, but caution is advised for young children due to action violence and some light pagan, environmentalist elements.
CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN (1950)
Showing how to organize a large family (be fruitful and multiply), this real-life story of the Gilbreth family has a wonderful scene where the father and mother ironically skewer a prissy, stuck-up representative from the evil Planned Parenthood. Clifton Webb plays the unforgettable father, and Myrna Loy is the strong, supportive mother.
SKYSCRAPER is an action movie starring Dwayne Johnson as a security assessor who’s has to fight off dangerous criminals, police officers and a raging fire in a skyscraper to save his wife and two children. SKYSCRAPER is undeniably intense and fun, but it does have some weak dialogue, and unfortunately too much foul language, so strong caution is advised.
FATHER OF THE BRIDE
In this heartfelt comedy, Spencer Tracy shines as the Father of the Bride who has to realize that his daughter has grown up.
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is an animated comic book adventure where different incarnations of Spider-Man from other dimensions, including two females and a talking pig, team together to stop a ruthless crime boss from destroying reality by using a gigantic machine to bring back his dead wife and son. Playful and lively, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is an exciting, funny movie with lots of action, heart, and faith, but there’s plenty of intense action violence, so caution is advised for children.
A QUIET PLACE
A QUIET PLACE takes psychological thrillers to a new level in an emotionally moving story of a family’s attempt to survive vicious creatures that hunt by sound. A QUIET PLACE has a surprising emotional core and several biblical themes of parenting, hope and sacrifice. Parents will relate to the husband and wife’s struggle to protect their children in such a dangerous world but shouldn’t bring young children along for the ride.