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 Movie Poster Image
Disneyfied but dignified tale of Chinese warrior.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
Disney fave has great music, strong messages, some scares.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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Despicable Me 2 Movie Poster Image
More minions and romance make for a sweet, silly sequel.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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The Game Plan Movie Poster Image
The Rock scores in cute (if predictable) comedy.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Imagine That Movie Poster Image
Sugary sweet father-daughter comedy is fine for families.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Moana Movie Poster Image
Great characters, memorable music, some monsters/scares.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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The Parent Trap Movie Poster Image
Delightful remake is great for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Hotel Transylvania Movie Poster Image
Father-daughter comedy works as intro to monster movies.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Casper Movie Poster Image
Haunted house tale not as mild as the cartoons.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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The Croods Movie Poster Image
Gorgeously animated adventure has intense themes.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Fly Away Home Movie Poster Image
Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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The Mitchells vs. the Machines Movie Poster Image
Action-packed family adventure tackles tech dependence.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Father of the Bride (1950) Movie Poster Image
Old-fashioned, star-studded father-daughter comedy.
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(Release Year: 1950)
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The Journey of Natty Gann Movie Poster Image
Compelling adventure too violent for some kids.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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On Golden Pond Movie Poster Image
Valuable lessons in loving one's family members.
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(Release Year: 1981)
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Fiddler on the Roof Movie Poster Image
Epic musical story of Jews facing religious persecution.
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(Release Year: 1971)
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What a Girl Wants Movie Poster Image
Too-cute with a few iffy moments, but tweens will eat it up.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Baseball and the Ballerina Movie Poster Image
Sweet, slow-moving father-daughter tale has mild swearing.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Father of the Bride Movie Poster Image
Steve Martin's sweet-natured wedding weepy.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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My Girl Movie Poster Image
Coming of age tale tackles death; for older kids.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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Mulan (2020) Movie Poster Image
Martial arts epic is more intense, violent than original.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Gifted Movie Poster Image
Charming but predictable family drama has heavy themes.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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He Named Me Malala Movie Poster Image
Inspiring, deeply affecting docu explores teen icon's life.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Interstellar Movie Poster Image
Ambitious intergalactic drama focuses on a father's promise.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Moneyball Movie Poster Image
Fantastic, inspiring baseball drama covers all its bases.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Paper Moon Movie Poster Image
Tatum O'Neal's smoke- and booze-filled caper.
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(Release Year: 1973)
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Mrs. Doubtfire Movie Poster Image
You'll laugh, you'll cry. Best divorce movie.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Movie Poster Image
Masterpiece with crucial lessons about prejudice.
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(Release Year: 1962)
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We Bought a Zoo Movie Poster Image
Family film tackles grief with humor and deep empathy.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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The American President Movie Poster Image
Witty, wise, and idealized political romance.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Bend It Like Beckham Movie Poster Image
Superb tale of a girl's struggle for her dreams.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Fatherhood Movie Poster Image
"Hart"warming father-daughter dramedy; cursing, sad scenes.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Gracie Movie Poster Image
Gritty girl soccer drama with a powerful message.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Instructions Not Included Movie Poster Image
Mix of comedy and tragedy in Mexican dad-daughter tale.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Leave No Trace Movie Poster Image
Tension, some peril in intense father-daughter drama.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Pretty in Pink Movie Poster Image
Dated high school tale is still fun for teens.
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(Release Year: 1986)
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Trouble with the Curve Movie Poster Image
Teen-friendly baseball drama raises father-daughter issues.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Definitely, Maybe Movie Poster Image
Teen-friendly romcom about love's ups and downs.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Eighth Grade Movie Poster Image
Painfully realistic, tenderly acted coming-of-age dramedy.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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The Father Movie Poster Image
Alzheimer's drama has strong language and adult themes.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Hearts Beat Loud Movie Poster Image
Coming-of-age dramedy finds family harmony amid upheaval.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Crawl Movie Poster Image
Relentless, terrifying alligator movie with lots of gore.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Daddy Cool (15 ans et demi ...) Movie Poster Image
French farce has sex, drugs, swearing, and violence.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Hanna Movie Poster Image
Violent thriller is a high-stakes teen-assassin tale.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Look at Me Movie Poster Image
A woman comes to terms with her father's limits.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Monsoon Wedding Movie Poster Image
Poignant Indian tale of family, love, and culture.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Stillwater Movie Poster Image
Excellent, character-driven crime drama; violence, language.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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The Descendants Movie Poster Image
Devastating, moving dramedy about death and forgiveness.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Little Miss Sunshine Movie Poster Image
Ride along to dysfunction in quirky indie comedy.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Waves Movie Poster Image
Intense drama reflects teen culture; substance use, cursing.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Kids Are All Right Movie Poster Image
Mature, witty family dramedy explores love, parenthood.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Somewhere Movie Poster Image
Exceptional but mature Hollywood story.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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