Each year I think I’m going to skip a year of making a movies for Dad list or Mom or something similar. Yet each year, I start researching to see what I can find and end up coming away with yet another list, as is usual here, on this Sunday. Let’s see which movies we can find, shall we?10+ GOOD MOVIES DAD MAY LIKE TO WATCH & WHERE TO STREAM THEM! #DADS #FORDAD #MOVIESFORDAD #GOODMOVIES #FUNNYMOVIES #FATHERSDAY #MOVIES #MOVIELIST Click To Tweet
For these lists, I also try to find some films that have more of a central relationship between parent and child. It’s not also THE prominent story but I like it to feel like (for most titles) an important role. So with all that said, let’s look at some of the movies I found… and I want to know if you agree! So make sure to drop your comments too.
PS; like usual, you can check out our 2020 movies to watch with dad list if you think we overlooked any REALLY good ones – maybe it’s there!
MOVIES TO WATCH WITH DAD & WHERE TO STREAM THEM
Please note: every title with an asterisk notes a PG-13 rating for some type of sexual content
Definitely not the brightest bulb in the pack of action thrillers, but Abduction is a fun one time (or maybe more) watch for a little distraction. Plus you can see Taylor Launter attempt to play someone who is not a werewolf and Lily Collins in her pre-Paris days. Find digitally on Amazon Video
Had this one on my mom’s list too because of the “big” scene between mother and son but as far as screen time, it’s really father and son who spend the most time with each other. Plus the dad factors big into the plot. Ryan Reynolds plays a man who comes back from the future to try and change the past. Find on Netflix
If your dad enjoys swashbuckler type films, this one is a ton of fun! Features a pretty solid cast based on the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas (in probably his more underrated story compared to The Three Musketeers). Bonus, this one features a young Henry Cavill too. Find digitally on Amazon Video
If you are into faith films, this one follows a group of men with families and the various challenges they respectively face and come together to be of help to. Find digitally on Amazon Video
Pretty sure I saw this on one of my former dad movie lists, but it still applies – is it even a movie list if I don’t include an animated option? Also who doesn’t love some minion silliness and the way Gru is really a softie who grows up being a dad? Find digitally on Amazon Video; or at publication, the listing has it with a Peacock subscription
If you like superhero films but like them do go a bit against the grain, The Hyperions is pretty good with a parent-child kind of “it’s complicated” status. It’s more of an indie film so it doesn’t have the high-tech sequences or the like, and is in fact, mostly contained to one setting, but it’s still solid. Only thing about this one is post a free open-to-all Youtube premiere, you can only find it on the entertainment site of Daily Write which means, like any other streamer, it’s a subscription. Find digitally on Daily Wire
This one has a father-daughter relationship though the primary is about a group of guys who become overnight singing sensations. It won’t be a “for everyone” kind of drama, but mostly I thought it was pretty good. Find digitally on Amazon Video, at publication it’s with Prime; plus with places like Plex, Pluto TV and Tubi.
Another sci-fi(ish) movie, this one is what inspired the CW series of the same name. It features Dennis Quaid’s character a man who ends up communicating with his son in the future. Find digitally on Amazon Video
LES MISERABLES* (1998)
Everyone seems to adore the 2012 remake of this that also happens to be a musical. It just didn’t work for me, but I do remember really liking this 90s adaptation of another classic novel. We have Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush in a film about two men locked in a battle and the girl one of them gently raises in kindness and love. Find digitally on Amazon Video; or at publication, listings have this with an HBO Max subscription
Shout-out to Brittaney for mentioning this one! It used to be such a favorite of mine and while I don’t pretend to find McClintock THE best father, he does love his daughter and perhaps spoils her a little too much. Plus it’s just fun to see John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara bicker for the entire film. Find digitally on Amazon Video; at publication, it’s included with Freevee/Prime + listings have it on places like Paramount+, Pluto TV and Epix.
If you like cuter movies, this Amazon Prime original is a fun one following a CIA man who manages to be bested by a nine-year-old. It’s a cute story with some fun antics, too. Find digitally on Amazon Video
An action flick that features Russell Crowe determined to break his wife out of prison and the dilemma of protecting their child. Find digitally on Amazon Video; at publication, it’s listing has this with an HBO Max subscription
THE PINK PANTHER
Pretty sure this one has ZERO to do with dads and kids, but Steve Martin is also a good bet if you want some laughs. This is another one I would have seen YEARS ago so my memory of it is all kinds of sketchy, but one thing I’m very nearly sure of, it’s full of laughs. Find digitally on Amazon; or its with Starz at time of publication
Perhaps one of the more unconventional titles on this list, plus it’s been a long time since I watched Soul Surfer. However my memory of this one seems to recall a really sweet and touching scene or two between the father and daughter. The film is, of course, based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton. Find digitally on Amazon Video; at publication, it’s listing has this also with subscriptions to HBO Max and Netflix, or find on Tubi TV.
TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE
Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams play parent-child in this drama. Only saw it once that I can remember but I think it was good? I don’t know… you tell me. I know it follows a baseball scout who brings his adult daughter along on his final trip. If you’re a fan of sports, this may be a good one for your to enjoy! Find digitally on Amazon Video
Matt Damon stars in this drama about a man who moves his family into a zoo! It’s quite a different role from what I know Damon as but also a solid and good film too. Find digitally on Amazon Video
Decided to add this one because we have to include a little bit of traditional superhero tale. Plus it tends to have more of the fatherly influence just because Professor X tends to try and shepard his recruits – at least to a certain extent. Plus, the relationship Logan has with Marie is sweet too. Not sure exactly what writer’s want the viewers to take from their bond, but it still plays well. Find digitally on Amazon Video
Have you seen any of these? Would you watch any of these? Would the fatherly figure in your life like any? Which ones would they like? Comment all the comments below! Let’s chat.
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