Best Father-Daughter Movies

Celebrate Father's Day or plan a dad-daughter movie night featuring one of these films, all of which feature a memorable father-daughter-type relationship. These movie dads and daring daughters are sure to entertain and move you. From Disney classics like Mulan to the emotional drama of Fly Away Home to the sweet comedy of Father of the Bride, there are great ideas here for all kinds of dads and kids of every age to watch together. For more great picks for movie night, check out one of our favorite Mother-Daughter Movies.

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Mulan

age 5+

Disneyfied but dignified tale of Chinese warrior.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1998)
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Beauty and the Beast

age 6+

Disney fave has great music, strong messages, some scares.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1991)
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Despicable Me 2

age 6+

More minions and romance make for a sweet, silly sequel.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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The Game Plan

age 6+

The Rock scores in cute (if predictable) comedy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2007)
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Imagine That

age 6+

Sugary sweet father-daughter comedy is fine for families.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2009)
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Moana

age 6+

Great characters, memorable music, some monsters/scares.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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The Parent Trap

age 6+

Delightful remake is great for the whole family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1999)
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Hotel Transylvania

age 7+

Father-daughter comedy works as intro to monster movies.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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Casper

age 8+

Haunted house tale not as mild as the cartoons.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)
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The Croods

age 8+

Gorgeously animated adventure has intense themes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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Fly Away Home

age 8+

Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1998)
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The Mitchells vs. the Machines

age 8+

Action-packed family adventure tackles tech dependence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Father of the Bride (1950)

age 9+

Old-fashioned, star-studded father-daughter comedy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1950)
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The Journey of Natty Gann

age 9+

Compelling adventure too violent for some kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1985)
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On Golden Pond

age 9+

Valuable lessons in loving one's family members.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1981)
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Fiddler on the Roof

age 10+

Epic musical story of Jews facing religious persecution.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1971)
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What a Girl Wants

age 10+

Too-cute with a few iffy moments, but tweens will eat it up.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)
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Baseball and the Ballerina

age 11+

Sweet, slow-moving father-daughter tale has mild swearing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2002)
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Father of the Bride

age 11+

Steve Martin's sweet-natured wedding weepy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1991)
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My Girl

age 11+

Coming of age tale tackles death; for older kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1991)
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