It’s Father’s Day this Sunday! While it can be fun to enjoy a night out at a baseball game or steakhouse, letting dad enjoy a night in can be just as much fun. And if you’re looking for something to watch on dad’s special day, we’ve made it very easy! Here are the best family-friendly movies to watch on Father’s Day.
Field of Dreams (1989)
When people think of “dad movies,” Field of Dreams often pops into their heads first. Field of Dreams tells the story of Ray Kinsella, a flawless performance from the great Kevin Costner, who begins seeing the ghosts of famous baseball players in his backyard telling him to build a baseball diamond. Despite support from anyone but his wife, Kinsella begins building the baseball diamond. Soon, he discovers that the ghosts had a plan all along.
We won’t spoil what makes it such a great Father’s Day film, as it’s a bit of a surprise ending. However, we guarantee you’ll cry your eyes out…and then immediately hug your dad.
Fun fact, if you want to do something extra fun with your dad this Father’s Day, Field of Dreams is returning to the big screens Sunday night only! Why not take dad out to the movies and let him watch it just like he did back in ’89?
Mr. Mom (1983)
Mr. Mom is probably the only film that could appear on both “Best Father’s Day Movies” and “Best Mother’s Day Movies” list. Mr. Mom stars Michael Keaton, an out-of-work engineer who becomes a stay-at-home dad while his lands a big-time job. Needless to say, its rather a big adjustment, for both of them.
Watching it on Mother’s Day, Mr. Mom demonstrates how hard moms work at home and that having a life outside of children is possible. Meanwhile, the film also works as a story about a father who is willing to overcome anything because of his love for them. Best of all, the movie is currently streaming on Netflix! So, you can watch it on Father’s Day and then enjoy it again next year on Mother’s Day.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
If your dad can take or leave action but loves comedy, Mrs. Doubtfire is the right choice for you this Father’s Day. While roles in films like Good Morning Vietnam and shows like Mork and Mindy made Robin Williams the star he became, most agree Mrs. Doubtfire is his best role. The role not only features Williams incredible physical and improvisational talents, but also allowed him to showcase his massive array of character voices. Plus, it’s funny to boot!
Mrs. Doubtfire also marks one of Williams’ few films that is beloved by everyone age one to 100! So, great-grandfathers, grandfathers, and fathers can all sit down together and enjoy it.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
While most dads enjoy all of the Indiana Jones films, the Last Crusade usually holds a special place in their heart because it features Indy’s father! Last Crusade sees Indiana Jones searching for the holy grail and, of course, facing off with Nazis. However, this time around, Indy needs the help of his father, Dr. Jones Sr., portrayed perfectly by Sean Connery. Last Crusade wonderfully juggles adventure, comedy, and heartwarming family lessons. Precisely the type of movie you want to watch on Father’s Day!
And like Mr. Mom, Last Crusade is on Netflix. So, you can stream the Crusade, and all the other Indiana Jones movies, anytime you want!
However you decided to spend your Father’s Day, we wish all the dads out there a good one!