Spending time with your dad or your kids on Father’s Day isn’t too hard, but sometimes you need a little help filling the special day with activities.
A movie is a great way to celebrate paternal bond without requiring too much effort from anyone, especially if you let us pick the best movie options for you.
Here are some ideal movies to watch on Father’s Day:
Field of Dreams
The relationship between a grown man and his own father is at the heart of this Kevin Costner flick, and it’s got plenty of romantic notions about baseball and America that never come off too saccharine.
Perfect for any dad looking for something to watch with a small child (and for seeding some paternal propaganda in that kid’s head early), “Finding Nemo” is a go-to animated classic in which father and son both have to fight to be reunited.
Adam Sandler actually plays a pretty convincing young dad in this 1999 classic about a guy who finds out he’s got a son. It’s got plenty of toilet humor, but also plenty of heartfelt moments.
Proving the lengths to which some dads will go for their kids, “Mrs. Doubtfire” is an utter classic among fans of all ages. No one can outdo Robbin Williams.
The Pursuit of Happyness
If you are or have got a dad who appreciates a good cry, boot up Will Smith’s “The Pursuit of Happyness.” The film, inspired by a true story of a single father trying to make ends meet for his son, is a not too gentle reminder about the trials and victories of fatherhood.