In honor of Father’s Day on June 18th, here are the 9 movies that made me want to be a Dad.
9) THE LION KING
I first saw this film as a kid but the relationship between Simba and Mufasa has always stuck with me. Mufasa wanted to raise his son to be a great leader and at times was frustrated with his son’s careless behavior. As a parent I get it! Sure, it ends on a dark note thanks to Scar (spoiler alert), but this is such a great Father/Son scene.
8) BIG FISH
First off, I just enjoy this movie. Although the relationship between Father and Son is strained, at the end, his son joins in with the story and helps his Father pass on. It’s such a beautiful moment of unconditional love.
7) MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS
A tearjerker of a scene!
6) MRS. DOUBTFIRE
Yes, we all love Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire, with her cake face and “drive by fruiting”. However his emotional plea at the end of the film in front of the judge is what sums this movie up. His character is a Dad who just wants to be with his kids. I feel the same way every day!
5) THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS
The story of single father Chris Gardner (Will Smith) evicted from his apartment, he and his young son (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) find themselves alone with no place to go. The journey that Chris goes on as he tries to keep his son safe and happy is remarkable. When I watch this movie I always pray that if the need arises, I can be such a father.
4) BIG DADDY
That’s right, I put an Adam Sandler on my list! As Sonny falls for little Julian, I couldn’t help but want to one day experience the same!
I may even love this movie more as an adult than I did before having my son and daughter. This film shows the highs and lows of parenting. When Steve Martin becomes Cowboy Gill just to save his son’s birthday, I remembered thinking “that’s the type of Dad I want to be”.
2) ABOUT TIME
The relationship between father and son is fantastic throughout the entire film! I always think back to Bill Nighy telling Tim to live each day twice. Live your day once with the stress and chaos as it comes and then the next with the peace of knowing what’s to come. I try my hardest (most days with failure), to live like it’s Day 2.
1)FATHER OF THE BRIDE
This movie made me want to have a daughter! I wanted to have little girl that I could dote on like Steve Martin does. I wanted to throw a wedding and have that dance. Now that I have a daughter, I don’t want her to even grow up!!!!