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This Father's Day weekend, we celebrate the dads and the dad-figures in our lives. And what better way to bring us together than a couple of movie picks that highlight the roles of dads?
Netflix just released an original film called "Fatherhood" starring Kevin Hart, and if you want to get the waterworks flowing, we suggest the "The Pursuit of Happyness" starring Will Smith.
Disney+ has a wide selection of films that are warm and fuzzy, making you cherish dad even more, and Amazon Prime Video has the award-nominated film "Beautiful Boy," starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet. For his work, Chalamet earned nominations at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, BAFTA Awards and Critics' Choice Awards.
Best Father's Day movies on Netflix
Based on a true story of loss and love, this film follows a new father (Kevin Hart) who takes on the toughest job in the world after the sudden death of his wife: parenthood.
Sonny (Adam Sandler), a lazy law school graduate, decides to adopt Julian, a five-year-old boy, to win his girlfriend back and prove he's a responsible adult. However, things take a turn when the two start to genuinely bond.
After conscientious father Charlie (Eddie Murphy) is fired from his lucrative dot-com job and faces economic ruin, he joins two friends in opening a business called Daddy Day Care to make ends meet. Once their business starts to pick up, the established day-care centre in town plans to bring them down.
Tired of Chris's (Will Smith) professional failures, his wife decides to separate, leaving him financially broke with an unpaid internship in a brokerage firm while taking care of his 5-year-old son (Jaden Smith). Inspired by the true story of Chris Gardner.
While still in his teens, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered a son, Todd (Andy Samberg), and raised him as a single parent until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up. Trying desperately to reconnect with his son, Donny is forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting.
Best Father's Day movies on Amazon Prime Video
Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, "Beautiful Boy" chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of a family struggling with addiction. Teenager Nicolas Sheff seems to have it all with good grades and being an actor, artist, athlete and editor of the school newspaper. However, when Nic's addiction to meth threatens to destroy him, his father does whatever he can to save his son.
In this comedy, a mild-mannered stepfather (Will Ferrell) vies for the attention of his wife's (Linda Cardellini) children when their biological father (Mark Wahlberg) returns.
Best Father's Day movies on Disney+
In a magical realm where technological advances have taken over, Ian (Tom Holland) and Barley (Chris Pratt), two elf brothers, set out on an epic adventure to resurrect their late father for a day.
With his oldest daughter's wedding approaching, a father (Steve Martin) finds himself reluctant to let go of his little girl. The film stars also stars Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, George Newbern and Martin Short.
Tom Baker (Steve Martin) and wife Kate (Bonnie Hunt) have decided that life is better—if not cheaper—by the dozen. Things change when Kate goes on a book tour, leaving Tom in charge of their 12 children, who plunge the household into chaos.