Father’s Day is a great day to share a movie with Dad. These movies — and TV shows — feature top dads who love their families and are men of integrity.
Here’s top movies for Father’s Day!
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.
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.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
The 1963 classic movie TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD tells the story of a small-town Southern lawyer during the Great Depression, his two children, and two cases of prejudice. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is a timeless classic with strong Christian, moral principles and exceptional directing and acting.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawling's sensitive, post Civil War tale of a boy attached to a young deer is a great family story about coming of age. This fine family film starring Gregory Peck as the boy’s father has a redemptive, Christian worldview.
THE LION KING
A magnificent example of Disney animation, THE LION KING is an heroic tale of good versus evil which embodies many Christian allegorical elements. The sinister usurper Scar plots to kill his brother and nephew so he can become King himself. While there are several minor areas which call for discernment in THE LION KING, the good far outweighs the bad, and the film conveys a clear message of hope, reconciliation and appreciation for the majesty of creation.
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.
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.
An Academy award nominee, THE GRANDFATHER is a magnificent Spanish historical tale about the true meaning of honor family and love, which examines the relationship between an elderly Count and his offspring. A magnificent movie, it considers the great issues of life with great dignity and beauty with only a trace of objectionable material.
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.