Movie Dads

From To Kill a Mockingbird's Atticus Finch to Finding Nemo's Marlin, movies have given us some pretty great dads -- and dads and kids make fabulous teams, whether they're on vacation or fighting bad guys. These fun fathers, from new dads and stepdads to adoptive dads and king of the pridelands, are sure to inspire you and your little ones to go on your own adventures. So pop some popcorn, grab some blankets, and get ready for cuddles. For more fun movies about families, take a look at our lists Father-Daughter Movies and Movie Moms.

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Finding Nemo Movie Poster Image
Sweet father-son tale has some very scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Kung Fu Panda 2 Movie Poster Image
Panda hero saves the day in surprisingly deep family film.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Lion King Movie Poster Image
Musical king-of-the-beasts blockbuster is powerful, scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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The Sound of Music Movie Poster Image
Outstanding family film features glorious music.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1965)
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Elf Movie Poster Image
Elf
Peppy holiday favorite for both kids and parents.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Fantastic Mr. Fox Movie Poster Image
Offbeat family adventure may charm adults more than kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Hotel Transylvania Movie Poster Image
Father-daughter comedy works as intro to monster movies.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Hotel Transylvania 2 Movie Poster Image
Slightly spooky sequel isn't stellar, but fine for families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Croods Movie Poster Image
Gorgeously animated adventure has intense themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Fly Away Home Movie Poster Image
Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Father of the Bride Movie Poster Image
Steve Martin's sweet-natured wedding weepy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Movie Poster Image
Thrilling third Indy actioner focuses on hunt for grail.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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Mr. Mom Movie Poster Image
Classic '80s comedy with some salty language, racy scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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Sleepless in Seattle Movie Poster Image
Romantic '90s fairy tale has some cursing, sex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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Big Fish Movie Poster Image
Delightful, sad father-son story for teens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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The Pursuit of Happyness Movie Poster Image
Inspirational but often emotionally wrenching story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Mrs. Doubtfire Movie Poster Image
You'll laugh, you'll cry. Best divorce movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1993)
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To Kill a Mockingbird Movie Poster Image
Masterpiece with crucial lessons about prejudice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1962)
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Instructions Not Included Movie Poster Image
Mix of comedy and tragedy in Mexican dad-daughter tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Life Is Beautiful Movie Poster Image
Wrenching Holocaust fable with bittersweet humor.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Parenthood Movie Poster Image
Poignant family dramedy with lots of adult themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1989)
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National Lampoon's Vacation Movie Poster Image
Funny family comedy is dated and risqué.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1983)
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