June 11, 2007

11 Father-Related Movies

Father’s Day is around the corner, and to celebrate, I’ve compiled this list of movies that are somehow or other father-related.

  • Big Daddy: Adam Sandler stars as a self-absorbed man who pretends to adopt a kid to impress his girlfriend, but who ends up getting attached to his charge.
  • Daddy Day Care: A comedy featuring Eddie Murphy and Jeff Garlin as two guys who open a daycare center.
  • Father of the Bride: This classic movie from 1950 stars Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor as father and daughter, and was directed by Vincente Minnelli.
  • Father of the Bride: The 1991 remake of the original, starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton.
  • Father of the Bride 2: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Martin Short once again appear in this sequel.
  • Father’s Day: Robin Williams and Billy Crystal star in this movie about two men searching for a boy who both believe to be their son.
  • Flags of Our Fathers: Clint Eastwood directed this Oscar-nominated film about the lives of the soldiers who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
  • Ghost Dad: This 1990 movie directed by Sidney Poitier stars Bill Cosby as a father who is, you guessed it, a ghost.
  • In the Name of the Father: Set in 1970s Ireland, in this film Daniel Day Lewis portrays a man wrongly imprisoned by the British government.
  • My Father the Hero: This comedy features Gérard Depardieu as the father of a mischievous teenager, played by Katherine Heigl (of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Knocked Up”).
  • The Courtship of Eddie’s Father: Ron Howard stars as a kid who tries to play matchmaker between his father (Glenn Ford) and their next-door-neighbor (Shirley Jones).

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