10 Great Movies to Watch With Dad on Father’s Day

If you don’t have your Father’s Day plans all wrapped up yet, consider one of these options that’ll be 100 percent dad approved. Whether your dad loves documentaries, dramas, or really good standup, you’ll find the perfect thing for a little binging and bonding time with your dad. 

(And hey, even if you’ve already planned a great Father’s Day gift or some exciting Father’s Day activities—a great Netflix movie is the perfect way to wind down his big day.)

Fatherhood (2021)

In Netflix’s Fatherhood, Kevin Hart stars in a more serious role as a widowed dad whose wife died after giving birth. It’s based on a true story, as detailed in the memoir Two Kisses for Maddie.

Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls

A film that shows dads will do anything for his kids, Daddy’s Little Girls tells the story of a single mechanic who looses a custody battle over his kids against his ex-wife who is a drug dealer. Monty (Idris Elba) enlists the help of an attorney (Gabrielle Union) to help win them back, and a surprise romance develops between them.

Finding Nemo (2003)

In this Disney classic, dad Marlin sets out on a journey to find his son Nemo after he gets lost at sea. Dory teams up with Marlin to face dangerous obstacles of the sea to bring Nemo back home.

Father of the Bride (1991)

George Banks (Steve Martin) has the perfect life — a successful sports shoe company, a gorgeous home in San Marino, California, and a loving family. So when his daughter Annie (Kimberly Williams) returns home from a study abroad program in Rome, he couldn’t be happier to have her home. But to his complete shock (and dread), Annie shares some big news — she’s engaged. As wedding preparations immediately ensue, George earns a crash course on learning to let go and accepting that his little girl has grown up

He Got Game (1998)

Any sports-loving dads will appreciate this story of how a father, played by Denzel Washington, tries to repair his relationship with his son, a top-ranked basketball player, after spending several years in prison. The governor releases him for a week on parole in an attempt to have him convince his son to play for the governor’s alma mater, and if he succeeds, he gets out of prison early.


Jacob Yi (Steven Yuen) moves his family from California to Arkansas with the hopes of starting a Korean vegetable farm. Watch the family weather unexpected challenges that come with starting a new life in search of the American dream.

Daddy Day Care (2003)

Charlie Hinton (Eddie Murphy) has recently become unemployed, so he and his friend Phil (Jeff Garlin) decide to open a daycare center. As you can imagine, they are way in over their heads and a lot goes wrong.

Onward (2020)

Two elf brothers Ian and Barley lost their father. With a spell, they bring him back and get to spend a day with their dad, but things don’t exactly go as planned, and they have 24 hours to fix what they’ve done. Meanwhile, mom Laurel realizes they’re gone and goes out on a quest to find her sons.

The Game Plan (2007)

In The Game Plan, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in for a surprise when he learns he has an 8-year-old daughter. The unprepared football jockey discovers how to be a father after the little girl wins him over.

To Kill a Mockingbird (1963)

In this classic film, an Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch defends a black man Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges. The movie shows Atticus’ actions through the eyes of his 6-year-old daughter Scout Finch, who learns the evils of racism and stereotyping.

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