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9 Awesome Movies to Watch with Your Dad

Team Stardust
June 21, 2020

It’s Father’s Day, which means it’s time to spend some quality time with Dad! Whether that’s going on a hike, playing video games, staying in and chatting, or watching a great movie — the most important thing is to show your Dad or father figure how much you appreciate him. If you are spending this Sunday with Dad, we have 9 awesome movie suggestions you can watch together.

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The Fast and The Furious

Does your Dad love cars? Is he obsessed with action? Then there is no better film series to watch than Fast and Furious! If you want, you can even spend all day bingeing the 8 Fast and Furious films.

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The Pacifier

Who wouldn’t want to see the legendary Vin Diesel play a Navy SEAL turned extra awesome nanny? The Pacifier is a surprisingly funny family comedy that pulls at the heart strings more than once. 

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The Sound of Music

If your Dad has a soft spot for musicals or simply loves the young Julie Andrews, The Sound of Music is a must watch movie. Not only is The Sound of Music about a father finding love after loss and learning to show affection to his children, it also has really catchy songs!

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Field of Dreams

“If you build it, he will come.” Field of Dreams is a classic sports movie for a reason. It’s ultimately a story about a son’s love for his father and it’s told in such a beautiful way. The supernatural elements in Field of Dreams truly enhance the bittersweet message of this film.

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The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness hits us right in the feels. Will Smith plays a single father while his real-life son, Jaden Smith plays his son. Despite numerous set-backs, Will Smith’s character shows his son that as long as he stays hopeful and works hard, he can accomplish anything.

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

What better way to spend Father’s Day than by watching a bit of Star Wars? We recommend watching The Empire Strikes Back because this is the film where Luke’s father is revealed. Maybe you two can even reenact the “No, I am your father” scene! Just make sure to not actually chop off a hand and plummet down the Death Star.

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Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo is a fantastic film that shows the ups and down of being a parent and being a kid. When we were younger, we identified with Nemo. As we grow older, we realize Marlin was just trying his best. Finding Nemo shows how far a father will go to protect and be with his son. Overall, a fantastic film to watch with your Dad on Father’s Day.

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Father’s Day

We had to include Father’s Day on our list of Father’s Day movies! Not only is this film aptly named, it also stars Robin Williams and Billy Crystal. Follow the two comedians as they attempt to help a girl they each previously dated find her missing son… and possibly become fathers in the process.

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Your Dad’s Favorite Film

What’s your Dad’s favorite film? While we can give suggestions for what film to watch with your Dad this Father’s Day, the best film will most likely be his personal favorite. Sit down and watch it with him, even if it’s not your favorite film. Trust us, it means the world to him when you spend quality time together.