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

age 5+

Sweet father-son tale has some very scary moments.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)
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MOVIE

The Game Plan

age 6+

The Rock scores in cute (if predictable) comedy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2007)
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MOVIE

Kung Fu Panda 2

age 6+

Panda hero saves the day in surprisingly deep family film.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2011)
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MOVIE

The Lion King (1994)

age 6+

Musical king-of-the-beasts blockbuster is powerful, scary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1994)
Migration Movie Poster: A mallard holding two smaller ducks and a chipmunk stands in a sea of yellow rubber ducky toys.
MOVIE

Migration

age 6+

Funny animated adventure is just ducky; some peril, threats.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
The Sound of Music Movie Poster: Maria stands in a green meadow under a blue sky, her arms outstretched, and the children behind her
MOVIE

The Sound of Music

age 6+

Outstanding family classic has glorious music.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1965)
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MOVIE

Annie (2014)

age 7+

Update of classic musical is cute but a bit hokey.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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MOVIE

Elf

age 8+

Peppy holiday favorite for both kids and parents.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)
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MOVIE

Fantastic Mr. Fox

age 7+

Offbeat family adventure may charm adults more than kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2009)
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MOVIE

Hotel Transylvania

age 7+

Father-daughter comedy works as intro to monster movies.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
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MOVIE

Hotel Transylvania 2

age 7+

Slightly spooky sequel isn't stellar, but fine for families.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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MOVIE

Onward

age 7+

Original, heartfelt sibling adventure about love and loss.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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MOVIE

The Croods

age 8+

Gorgeously animated adventure has intense themes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2013)
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MOVIE

Fly Away Home

age 8+

Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1998)
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MOVIE

Dads

age 10+

Poignant docu finds common themes among diverse dads.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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MOVIE

Father of the Bride

age 10+

Appealing remake has sweet messages, sexual references.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1991)
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MOVIE

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

age 11+

Thrilling third Indy actioner focuses on hunt for Grail.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1989)
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MOVIE

Mr. Mom

age 11+

Classic '80s comedy with some salty language, racy scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1983)
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MOVIE

Sleepless in Seattle

age 11+

Romantic '90s fairy tale has some cursing, sex.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1993)
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MOVIE

Big Fish

age 12+

Delightful, sad father-son story for teens and up.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2003)