Bond with dad on his special day by watching a film he’s sure to love.
We’ve put together a list of some classic movies as suggested by Queen Elizabeth.
These movies are centred around fatherhood, giving you all the more reason to make some popcorn and kick up your feet while laughing (or crying) along with your old man.
Is there anyone better at playing the role of a dad than Steve Martin? This comedy nails the anxiety of parenting in full view of your family—and how we must accept our own parent’s flaws if we are to confront our own. Watch with your father and then tell him you accept his apology for all of it.
- HE GOT GAME
This is the perfect pick for any sports-loving dad. Denzel Washington plays a father who tries to rebuild his relationship with his son, a top-ranked basketball player, after spending six years in prison. The state governor releases him for a week on parole in order for him to convince his son to play for the governor’s alma mater. If he succeeds, he’s promised a greatly reduced prison sentence.
Be prepared for a rollercoaster of emotions when watching this coming-of-age drama, which was filmed with the same cast over the course of 12 years. The highs and lows of growing up are documented through the eyes of a child and his parents as they experience important milestones. This movie will inspire you to reminisce about your adolescence with the person who helped raise you.
- FATHER OF THE BRIDE
Coming to terms with giving his daughter away on her wedding day proves to be abnormally challenging for this overprotective dad. After the bride-to-be starts spending more time with her fiancé that her father, jealousy hits as he struggles to accept that it’s finally time to let his little girl go. This comedy is a must-watch for any father-daughter duo.
- THE GODFATHER
Your dad will likely be thrilled if you offer to watch this classic with him. Considered one of the greatest films of all time, this drama delves into the trouble that can come with being involved in the family business—especially one that’s associated with the Mafia. Grab some snacks, press play, and relax while this iconic film unfolds before your eyes.
- THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS
Who doesn’t love a good Will Smith movie? This heartwarming drama follows a struggling single father who tries his best to provide for his child despite working an unpaid internship and being evicted from his apartment. Watching this with your dad will give you a greater sense of appreciation for all he’s done for you.