Though the COVID lockdown has ended, many stadiums, arenas, and event spaces throughout the country have reopened after more than a year, and fathers across the country may want to spend Father’s Day at home.
The celebration of fatherhood provides an opportunity for men (and masculine-identifying persons) to enjoy the people who admire and support them in between checking on burgers and brats and monitoring sports scores.
So they’ll be responsible for cleaning up after themselves, but they won’t have to deal with the rubbish or the garage. The best Father’s Day gift you can give to the men in your life is quality time when they have a day off. Assuming he enjoys movies (or just wants to spend time with you), these are the greatest flicks to watch with your beloved father (gramps, or great grandpa).
1. Daddy’s Home (2015)
Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg’s funny bromance is the star of this Sean Anders-directed comedy. As a mild-mannered radio executive who is the proud stepfather of his wife Sara’s two children, Farrell plays the role. There is an all-out struggle for Sara and the children’s affections when Dusty (Wahlberg) returns to the picture.
2. Fences (2016)
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright August Wilson’s acclaimed 1985 film about a 1950’s Black working class man dealing with his past demons is the inspiration for this Oscar-nominated picture. Film legend Denzel Washington served as director of Fences, which was acclaimed by critics for its masterful cinematography and powerful emotional tone.
3. Bad Boys For Life (2020)
On any male-oriented vacation, action movies are a must-see. All the machismo and automobile chases that men crave are included in Bad Boys For Life. It is Mike Lowery (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence), Miami cops, who take on a mother-son combination of drug dealers who show a dubious interest in one of the Bad Boys in this installment.
4. Finding Nemo (2003)
The whole family will be riveted to the couch if you have young children or are a new father yourself. Dory and Marlin’s voyage to find the titular clownfish is the focus of this widely acclaimed Disney film.
5. He Got Game (1998)
The acting debut of NBA superstar Ray Allen as a high school basketball star-to-be is a resounding success. He Got Game shines in its depiction of the ups and downs of a prolific, young athlete, despite the film’s lack of action sports moments. He may appear to have the world at his feet, but Jesus Shuttlesworth (Allen) is under as much strain from his family’s problems as he is from double teams on the basketball court.
6. Taken (2008)
Since its first release in 2000, Taken has established itself as an iconic film. Memes and other digital media commonly depict the film. However, upon its initial release, it established a new standard for action films. Bryan Mills, a retired CIA agent, uses a unique set of skills to travel across Europe in order to rescue his daughter from the clutches of human traffickers. How could a father’s love for his child appear in a film better than this?
7. Big Daddy (1999)
As one law student finds out when he takes on the role of father by adopting a boisterous youngster in order to impress his crush, parenting is not something to be taken lightly. An adorable foster bond develops between the youngster and his new guardian and highlights one of Adam Sandler’s most popular films to date.