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21 best dad movies
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'World War Z' (2013)

Brad Pitt is a great dad in real-life always doting on his six kids with Angelina Jolie. And he takes his love of fatherhood to the big screen in his most recent flick where he battles zombies to save the world, and his family.

Check out which other stars make for great dads on film. 

(Paramount Pictures)

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'Mrs. Doubtfire' (1993)

When Daniel (Robin Williams) and Miranda (Sally Field) separate, Daniel is intent on seeing his kids, so he dresses up as a lady so that he can work as a housekeeper in his former home with his three kids. That's dedication!

(20th Century Fox)

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'The Lion King' (1994)

King Mufasa wants the best for his little cub, Simba, who is heir to the throne. When Simba gets himself into trouble with some wild hyenas, his dad gives his life to save him. 

(WALT DISNEY)

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'Father of the Bride' (1991)

This version of the film is a remake of the 1950 classic. Steve Martin plays the overbearing dad who has a hard time watching his baby girl (Kimberly Williams) walk down the aisle.

(Buena Vista Pictures)

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'Three Men and a Baby' (1987)

Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson star in this comedy about three men who have to figure out very quickly what a baby girl needs when one is left on their bachelor pad doorstep. 

(Buena Vista Pictures)

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'The Descendants' (2011)

Famously single George Clooney isn't really thought of a father figure, but in Alexander Payne's comedy-drama, fans are left with a completely different look at the actor. 

Clooney plays a dad who is left to care for his two daughters when his wife falls into a fatal coma. It's gut-wrenching at times, but Clooney sure makes an unbelievably loving and caring dad.

(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

 

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'Taken' (2009)

Liam Neeson stars as a dad who will stop at nothing to get his kidnapped daughter back.

(20th Century Fox)

 

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'The Sound of Music' (1965)

It's hard for a couple to care for seven children. It's even harder when a man is left widowed and has to care for them on his own! Christopher Plummer plays the naval officer in the classic musical who is left to take care of his massive family and enlists the help of a musically gifted Austrian girl, played by Julie Andrews.

(20th Century Fox)

 

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'Sixteen Candles' (1984)

Paul Dooley plays Molly Ringwald's dad in the coming-of-age drama and dishes out some unforgettable advice to his heartbroken teen daughter.

“That’s why they call them crushes," he says. "If they were easy, they’d call them something else.”

(Universal Pictures)

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'The Pursuit of Happiness' (2006)

Will Smith plays a guy who loses everything and has to live on the street with his son. He plays such a devoted and patient dad, it probably helped that Will's real-life son Jaden stars as his son in the film.

(Columbia Pictures)

 

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'Parenthood' (1989)

With three kids, and a fourth on the way, Gil (Steve Martin) is unsure if he can be the hands on dad that he yearns to be. But when a cowboy doesn't show up for his kid's birthday party he proves himself by dressing up in the costume and saving the day. 

(Universal Pictures)

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'National Lampoon's Vacation' (1983)

Clark (Chevy Chase) insists on driving his family cross-country, from Chicago to Los Angeles, for their trip to "Walley World" so that he could bond with his kids. When the park is closed, he forces it to open with the help of a BB gun. Now that's a good dad.

(Warner Bros.)

 

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'To Kill a Mockingbird' (1963)

Atticus (Gregory Peck) sets a great example for his kids by demonstrating that people shouldn't be treated differently because of the color of their skin. 

(AP)

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'Mr. Mom' (1983)

This movie approached a topic that was way before it's time - stay-at-home-dads.

Michael Keaton stars as the clueless dad who loses his job and decides to stay home with his three kids while his wife goes back to work. It takes some adjusting, but he soon becomes a pro!

(20th Century Fox)

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'Meet the Parents' (2000)

This hilarious comedy features Robert DeNiro as a former CIA agent who uses his old gig to get info on his daughter's boyfriend (Ben Stiller) and intimidate him at all costs. 

That is what dads are for.

(Universal Pictures)

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'Sleepless in Seattle' (1993)

Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) moves with his son, Jonah (Ross Malinger), from Chicago to Seattle in the hopes of starting over after his wife passes away. Jonah works tirelessly to find his dad a new girlfriend, while all Sam seems to care about is taking care of his son.

(TriStar Pictures)

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'Kramer vs Kramer' (1979)

Ted (Dustin Hoffman) comes home one day to find his wife (Meryl Streep) is leaving him and their young son (Justin Henry). It takes a while for them to form a solid father-son bond, but they learn to adjust and accept that it's just the two of them now.

(Columbia Pictures)

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'Finding Nemo' (2003)

Nemo and his dad Marlin have a special bond and when Nemo goes missing after a school field trip, Marlin goes on a mission to find and rescue his son.

(Disney)

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'John Q' (2002) 

John Quincy (Denzel Washington) holds up a hospital -- with hostages -- so that doctors will perform a life-saving surgery on his son. He also plans on committing suicide so that his son can have his heart. That's pretty selfless.

(New Line Cinema)

 

 

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'Big Daddy' (1999)

Sonny (Adam Sandler) demonstrates that you don't have to be all that mature or responsible to care for a child. He takes in his friend's kid to try and win back his ex-girlfriend, and although that doesn't work, he quickly develops a sweet bond with adorable Julian (Dylan and Cole Sprouse).

(Columbia Pictures)

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'Boyz N The Hood' (1991)

Jason "Furious" Styles (Lawrence Fishburne) instills some words of wisdom in his teen son about using condoms to prevent STDs and unwanted pregnancies. 

"Any fool with a d**k can make a baby," he says. "But only a real man can raise his children." 

(Columbia Pictures)

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