Take your pick of these five great movies that celebrate dads.
For the humorous dad: Mrs. Doubtfire is a hilarious movie that we probably all remember from the early 90s. When I saw it I longed for the carefree, joking nature of Robin Williams' character, Daniel Hillard. With the father in the film always cracking a joke or making a funny face this film is great for the comedic dad in our lives.
For the traditional father figure: Hardball was met with mix reviews when it came out in 2001. Some people hated it, and others really liked it. I, personally, love this movie. It may not have won any awards but it won over my heart. Biological fathers are almost nonexistent in this film but Keanu Reeves becomes the only father figure the boys on his baseball team need.
For the active dad: Taken featured Liam Neeson as a dad fighting his way through Europe trying to find his kidnapped daughter. But "trying to find his daughter" for Neeson involves, fist fights, gunfire exchanges and explosions. For the active dad prone to jump between buildings, and all the dads who would do anything for their kids this movie is for them.
For the inspirational dad: The Pursuit of Happyness mirrors an experience all of us experience at some point or other in our lives – looking up to our fathers. We've looked to them for advice, help, answers, or a hug. In this movie, not only does Chris Gardner's son look up to him, but the whole audience does as well. We see a man faced with adversity, and a man who overcomes it, and I think in some way we can all see that in our fathers if only because they had to deal with us as children.
For the empty nester dad: Father of the Bride presents a rite of passage that can, in most circumstances, tug the heart strings of those involved, namely a father marrying off his daughter. Of course, it can bring up a myriad of emotions for a father. Although a comedic movie (it's Steve Martin, after all), emotions can run high while watching this flick.