Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time

We’ve looked at our favorite movie moms. And we’ve looked at our favorite example of movies about daddy issues, that most reliable crutch for lazy screenwriters. But with Father’s Day coming up, we decided it was long since time that we gave good dads their time in the sun, which is why our next episode is going to be all about our very favorite dads in the movies. Maybe they’re kind sources of wisdom, maybe they’re fun buddies who teach their children the importance of getting out there and living life, and maybe they’re the heads of powerful mafia families manipulating the lifes of dozens of people just to give their sons a good chance at a better future. We love ’em all, and we’re excited to share with you our picks for the best movie dads.

In Worth Mentioning we cover The Half of It, Barefoot Gen, The Message thanks to Patreon, Gavin.


Father of the Bride (1991)
Captain Fantastic (2016)
Commando (1985)
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Call Me by Your Name (2017)


Father of the Bride (1991)
Taken (2008)
Light of My Life (2019)
The Birdcage (1996)
Call Me by Your Name (2017)


How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Finding Nemo (2003)
To Kill a Mockingbird
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
A River Runs Through It (1992)