Take time to resign from your humdrum and spend your Sunday with your Papas on their special day.
Father’s day is a little bit hard to celebrate, what with the toughness our fathers usually exude, it’s hard to think what would make them happy on this special day. However, celebrations will never be a cliché as long as we dive into the real essence of the celebration—appreciating our fathers and our relationship with them. And sometimes, watching a movie can help you do just that!
Here are 8 movies to watch and chill with your Daddy, Dad, Papa, Tay, Ama on his special day!
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS (2006)
This heart-touching film by Gabriele Muccino is from a true story of the famous entrepreneur Chris Gardner and his son, played by real-life father and son, Will and Jaden Smith. It narrates the struggle of Gabriele in protecting and providing for his son amidst the depressing homelessness that lasted for a year. Definitely, the irresistible heart-breaking scenes, captivating script and superb acting of the characters, will make you pass the tissue box back and forth to your father.
FINDING NEMO (2003)
Directed by Andrew Stanton, “Finding Nemo” is a film for all ages that is filled with exciting and unique adventure of Marlin (father) as he braved the vastness of the ocean just to be reunited with his captured son. We can always relate to Nemo (son) for having a sweet over-protective father who wants his child to be independent, resilient and confident. You might get to hear your dad exclaiming, ‘that’s what fathers are for’ somewhere along the film, because surely this classic story suggest that our dads will always be our saviors!
BIG FISH (2003)
If you want to watch a rare and extraordinary movie plot, you will definitely enjoy Tim Burton’s “Big Fish.” The film narrates the strained relationship between a father and son, brought the struggle of Will (son) to unravel the truth from the tall tales of his father, Ed. Will used to look up to his dad when he was younger because of the incredible experiences shared by him. However, he doubted the verity of all those tales when he matured. In the end, it imparts that we must respect our fathers not only in times that we trust him, but most importantly when we don’t.
What will you do if your 75-year-old father came out of the closet and craved to live a high-spirited gay life, right after his 44 years of marriage with your mother who just passed away? Basically, this film is about the honesty and frankness of the father and son which led them to become closer than ever. Instead of feeling ashamed, Oliver (Ewan McGregor) felt much more energized to explore his life through a new- found love with his soul mate.
DEFINITELY MAYBE (2008)
Definitely, Maybe is a drama and comedy film that revolves around how a father carefully reveals his impending divorce to his eleven-year-old daughter. Will (Ryan Reynolds) tried to explain and clear things out to his daughter by mapping the story of his past relationships and how he settled with her mother. This sweet and fun bond between father and daughter will surely make you appreciate your dads more and how they handle everything with care.
TAKEN TRILOGY (2008, 2012, 2015)
If you’re looking for a gripping suspense and action film that you can watch with your dad, this series is the best choice. The retired CIA agent Bryan (Liam Neeson) will take you to heartbreaking thriller adventure of fighting bad guys to protect his daughter, wife and even himself. All of the three films represented the audacious power and chivalry of Bryan as a father all in the name of love for his family.
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (2006)
A dysfunctional family was challenged by an uproarious, talented and very passionate seven-year-old Olive, who committed herself to be the Little Miss Sunshine of a renowed beauty pageant. Their unique family journeyed an unforgettable ride as they drove from New Mexico to California, all for the crown. Three distinctive fatherly types were showcased in this film: the all-out support of Olive’s father, grandfather and uncle who became the fortress of the family in helping their daughter reach for her goal.
Sometimes, life goes to show that not all father and child has to be connected by blood. Eight-year-old Russel finds a new family after meeting Carl, a 78-year old widower who lived alone, prisoner of the memories of his wife. In their exclusive exploration up in the skies, Carl’s tough heart was melted by the wildness of the young scout as he played the role of a son, a friend and a stranger to him. This movie takes away a lesson that we can always meet father-like persons in our lives, and that we should cherish them as well.