Nothing like ending a good Sunday with a movie, but sometimes so much variety can stun us. This weekend we have a special party: Father’s Day, which is celebrated in different countries. By the way, we present you 10 movies that explore parenting from various genres such as action, drama, and comedy. Of course, all available on the Netflix, Disney + and Amazon Prime Video platforms.
1. “The Lion King” (1994)
One of the Disney classics tells the story of Simba, son and heir of the lion Mufasa, ruler of the Pride Lands. The little one grows up under the tutelage of his father, who informs him of the responsibilities he will have when he becomes the new sovereign. Meanwhile, Mufasa’s brother, Scar, hatches a sinister plan to get rid of his relatives and seize the throne. After a series of tragedies, Simba must grow away from his own and find his destiny in the great “Cycle of life.”
2. “Blood of my blood” (2016)
This French action and suspense film is directed by Jean-François Richet and written by Peter Craig, based on his novel of the same name. Mel Gibson plays John Link, an ex-con and recovering alcoholic who is contacted by his daughter Lydia. After hurting her boyfriend Jonah Pincerna, a member of a gang, she is threatened with death by its members. Together, they will have to escape the dangers that lie ahead and, perhaps, rebuild their damaged relationship.
3. “From such a father” (2018)
Lauren Miller Rogen made her directorial debut with this comedy of her own writing. Kristen Bell plays Rachel Hamilton, a workaholic advertising executive who was planted at the altar by her partner, Jeff. She tries to deal with this crisis and ends up taking her honeymoon trip on a Caribbean cruise. Your partner? Harry (Kelsey Grammer), his father, whom he hardly knows.
4. “Liar, liar” (1997)
Jim Carrey plays attorney Fletcher Reede, an ambitious unscrupulous professional who has a motto: Truth is negotiable. Thanks to his skill, he is unrivaled when it comes to fighting in court. Additionally, Fletcher has a son named Max and an ex-wife, Audrey. When the lawyer does not arrive on time for Max’s birthday, he makes only one wish: that his father cannot lie for 24 hours. This will bring great problems to Fletcher, who must defend a case and face life in a new way for him, with the truth.
5. “The Meyerowitzes: the family is not chosen (New and select stories)” (2017)
Written and directed by Noah Baumbach, this film stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten and Emma Thompson. After parting ways with his wife, unemployed Danny Meyerowitz moves in with his father Harold, a retired art teacher and sculptor, and his third wife Maureen. Danny has two brothers: Jean and Matthew. The film follows the lives of these brothers, who try to be functional adults while dealing with living in the shadow of their father.
6. “Daddy forever” (1993)
The tape, also known as “Mrs. Doubtfire ”, shows us the remembered Robin Williams as the protagonist. When Daniel Hillard, an unemployed actor, loses custody of his three children to his ex-wife, he realizes that seeing them once a week is not enough. After much thought, the ingenious man will disguise himself as “Mrs. Doubtfire ”, a peculiar British nanny, hired to take care of her children.
7. “The big fish” (2003)
Ewan McGregor stars in this film directed by Tim Burton, which is based on the novel Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace. Edward Bloom is a man who tends to relate moments in his life with a touch of magic. When she does it at her son Will’s wedding, Will stops talking to her for three years. But, when his father’s health deteriorates, he returns to Alabama with his wife Josephine. Thus, we witness the fantastic touch with which Edward tells his stories.
8. “The best of my life” (2015)
Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the film chronicles the relationship between a father, played by Russell Crowe, and his daughter, played by Amanda Seyfried, over 25 years. The story begins in New York in the 1980s, where Jakes Davies, a Pulitzer-winning novelist, faces the havoc left by the death of his wife. This occurs while trying to raise Katie, his young daughter.
9. “Finding Nemo” (2003)
This animated film is directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich and was an Oscar winner. The story follows the cautious and concerned father named Marlin, a clownfish, who raises only his son Nemo, who was born with a small fin. On a school trip, Nemo is caught and Marlin must go on a long journey to reunite with his son. Thus, he meets a surgeonfish named Dory, who has memory problems, but a big heart.
10. “Paternity” (2021)
Based on the moving memoirs of Matthew Logelin, the film is one of the platform’s most recent releases and was directed by Paul Weitz. Kevin Hart, the comedian, moves away from his best-known side to play a widower who must take care of his daughter. Thus, you will face various situations such as adjusting your work schedules, taking care of the upbringing of your daughter, meeting new women, etc.
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