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.
In EVELYN, when a young Irish girl and her brothers are taken from her poor, single father and forced to be raised in orphanages, her father must tenaciously and miraculously prevail over deeply-rooted societal systems in hopes of eventual restoration. Showing the fallen human condition, EVELYN is a brave, Christ-centered movie with stellar acting and skillful storytelling that will delight, encourage and touch all who see it.
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.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES changes things up a bit by showing the son of Will and Elizabeth trying to free his father from the curse of the Flying Dutchman and getting help from a female scientist trying to honor her own father, while a cursed Spanish captain hunts down Jack Sparrow for revenge. Though it still has plenty of scares and piracy, DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES is the most family-friendly PIRATES movie yet and tells an exciting, redemptive story full of comedy, adventure and heart.
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.
THE FAMILY MAN
Nicolas Cage stars in THE FAMILY MAN, a movie about a Scrooge-like businesssman who finds out what his life could have been. THE FAMILY MAN is a heart-rending, funny movie with strong moral sentiments slightly marred by some foul langauge and an earthy tone.
TAKEN is a spy thriller starring Liam Neeson as retired spy using his skills in Paris to save his daughter, who has been kidnapped by sex traffickers from Albania. TAKEN is a rousing, straight-ahead chase thriller, but the violence is too brutal occasionally, and there is foul language.