10 of the best heartfelt, funny and inspirational movies to watch with dad this Father's Day

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Stream these top Father's Day movies for a fun movie night. (Getty Images)

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. 

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Perfect for a family movie night, check out the 10 movies we recommend watching on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ this Father's Day.

Best Father's Day movies on Netflix

Fatherhood

Fatherhood. Image via Netflix
Fatherhood. Image via 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. 

Big Daddy

Big Daddy. Image via Columbia Pictures
Big Daddy. Image via Columbia Pictures

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. 

Daddy Day Care

Daddy Day Care. Image via Snap Stills/Rex USA
Daddy Day Care. Image via Snap Stills/Rex USA

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.

The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness. Image via Columbia Pictures
The Pursuit of Happyness. Image via Columbia Pictures

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.

That's My Boy

That's My Boy. Image via Columbia Pictures
That's My Boy. Image via Columbia Pictures

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

Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy. Image via Amazon Studios
Beautiful Boy. Image via Amazon Studios

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.

Daddy's Home

Daddy's Home. Image via Paramount
Daddy's Home. Image via Paramount

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+

Onward

Onward. Image via Disney Studios
Onward. Image via Disney Studios

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.

Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride. Image via Touchstone Pictures
Father of the Bride. Image via Touchstone Pictures

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.

Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper by the Dozen. Image via 20th Century Fox
Cheaper by the Dozen. Image via 20th Century Fox

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.

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