Looking for a film you can sit down and watch with your father this weekend? Here are some winners from the editors at Puruitist.com.
Field of Dreams – 1989
No film looks at the bond between father and son better than Field of Dreams. Iowa farmer Kevin Costner starts to hear voices. ‘Build it and they will come,’ are the words that begin a journey that seems so much about baseball – but is, in reality, far, far more. Costner is wonderful, lacking the smugness that leaked into many of his other performances. And top notch support from James Earl Jones and Amy Madigan.
Father of the Bride – 1991
Father of the Bride – 1950
Both the 1950 and 1991 versions of Father of the Bride are worthy watches. Each features a fine performance in the lead (Spencer Tracy and Steve Martin) as they reluctantly let their ‘little girls’ leave the nest. The films are fun – perfect for a father and daughter who want to spend a little time together.
Mr. Mom - 1983
A winning performance by Michael Keaton as a man forced to stay home with the kids when he loses his job and his wife’s career takes off. Silly and dated – but still a great barrel of laughs.
Pursuit of Happyness - 2006
An Academy Award nominated performance by Will Smith highlights this film, that is based on a true story, as a man struggling to make a living and provide for his son – even while living on the streets.
Taken – 2008
If you’re looking for action film for Father’s Day, go no further than this ‘Liam Neeson kicks ass’ movie (a sort of film sub-genre). Neeson plays a former government agent whose daughter is kidnapped in Paris. Before you know it, Neeson is in relentless pursuit of his daughter’s captors before she disappears. Simple story. Great action. Even better performance by Neeson.