Treat Dad to a movie marathon

By Faiza M.
Tue, 06, 24

This week You! shares iconic movies that will make you laugh, cry, and feel truly thankful for that special father figure in your life this father’s day…


Tt’s that time of the year to honour the dads and father figures in your life. Maybe you’ll discover the ideal Father’s Day gift or whip up his favourite delectable brunch recipes. Afterwards, share one of your cherished snapshots together along with a fitting Father’s Day Instagram caption. However, even the simplest bonding activities - such as watching Father’s Day movies together - can be just as meaningful. Undoubtedly, what he desires most on his special day is your company, so why not settle in for a Father’s Day movie marathon? Whether your dad favours action-packed thrillers or poignant dramas exploring fatherhood, we highly recommend indulging in a fantastic dad-themed film to mark the occasion.

So, grab some popcorn, arrange the couch just right, and prepare for some quality Father’s Day movie time, complete with laughter and perhaps even a few tears!

Like Father, Like Son

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Helmed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, this poignant Japanese drama delves into the story of Ry ta Nonomiya, a successful architect who discovers that his biological child was inadvertently swapped at birth. Consequently, he and his wife are confronted with a monumental decision: Should they keep the son they’ve raised or exchange him for their biological offspring?

The movie premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and received a resounding ten-minute standing ovation, leaving its star, Fukuyama, who portrays Ry ta Nonomiya, visibly moved to tears. Hence, it might be wise to have some tissues handy while watching.

Beautiful Boy

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Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet deliver powerful performances in this gripping film that chronicles the harrowing journey of David Sheff, a father grappling with the heart-breaking reality of his son Nic’s addiction. As Nic spirals deeper into the throes of substance abuse, David is thrust into a desperate battle to save him from the relentless grip of addiction. Their tumultuous struggle forms the core of the narrative, offering a poignant exploration of love, resilience, and the enduring bond between a father and his son. Through its raw and unflinching portrayal, the film sheds light on the devastating impact of addiction on families, while also highlighting the unwavering determination of a father fighting for his child’s redemption.

Daddy’s Home

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Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg reunite in this uproarious comedy where Brad Whitaker (played by Ferrell) is on a mission to be the best dad he can be to his two stepchildren. However, his efforts are put to the test when his wife’s ex-husband, Dusty (portrayed by Wahlberg), re-enters the picture. Dusty’s return only intensifies Brad’s feelings of inadequacy and insecurity. As the two men engage in a comedic battle for the kids’ affection, Brad must summon all his wit and charm to outshine Dusty and finally earn the approval of his stepchildren.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Your dad is in for a treat with this Marvel movie, as it delves into Peter’s (Chris Pratt) quest to reunite with his elusive father. As Peter and his eclectic crew embark on this mission, they face the temptation of the wonders that his father’s planet holds. However, amidst the allure of the unknown, Peter must remain steadfast in his resolve to fulfill his ultimate mission. Alongside this gripping storyline, the film introduces audiences to the endearing and eccentric character of Mantis, adding depth and charm to the adventure. So, buckle up for an exhilarating ride filled with cosmic intrigue, familial bonds, and a dash of quirky humour!

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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For most dads, the entire Star Wars franchise holds a special place in their hearts, but one installment stands out as particularly fitting for Father’s Day. In this pivotal chapter, Luke Skywalker confronts the formidable Darth Vader, leading to a moment of revelation that has become iconic in cinematic history: “Luke, I am your father.” This iconic line not only unveils the truth of Luke’s lineage but also underscores the complex father-son dynamic central to the saga. It’s a moment that resonates deeply with audiences and makes for a poignant viewing experience, especially on a day dedicated to celebrating fatherhood.

Mr. Mom

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In this John Hughes comedy, Michael Keaton’s character embodies the challenges and triumphs of stay-at-home fatherhood, offering a relatable narrative for dads everywhere. As he assumes the responsibility of caring for his three children, the film delves into a whirlwind of domestic chaos, encompassing everything from the mundane tasks of changing diapers to navigating the intricacies of neighbourhood drama. With humour and heart, it captures the essence of the modern dad’s journey, resonating deeply with audiences through its authentic portrayal of parenthood’s highs and lows.