The world can be a vast and dangerous place but this movie teaches us that no matter how dangerous, dad will always be there.
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
There has never been a more morally decent father in the history of theatre than Atticus Finch, the widower and small-town lawyer played by Gregory Peck in the classic adaptation the Great American Novel. Defending a young African-American man on a rape charge doesn’t make you a popular man in Depression-era Alabama, but while Finch has his safety threatened and good name tarnished, he only grows in stature in the wide-open eyes of his young children, Jem and Scout. If you've seen it, you'll know it's a classic and if you have, it might be time to see it again.
3. The Royal Tenenbaums
Wes Anderson’s bittersweet breakthrough hit from 2001 features rascal Royal Tenenbaum played by Gene Hackman hoping that the news he’s suffering from terminal stomach cancer might be a catalyst for an emotional family healing and reconnection even though it's a lie He contacts with his estranged wife, Ethel, played by the talented Anjelica Huston and three beautifully gifted but disfuctional grown-up children (Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow), aiming to patch things up.
4. He Got Game
He does got game and so does this 1998 Spike Lee basketball joint starring the one and only Denzel Washington. Washington plays prisoned father Jake Shuttlesworth whpse talented son, Jesus, who is close to signing a college basketball contract. Jesus' talent for basketball could now secure his father an early release from prison, if Jake convinces Jesus to sign for the prison governor’s favourite college team. Here's the twist, Jake is in prision for accidently killing his son's mother.
Savour Lee’s raw and riveting portrayal of a father-son relationship that becomes strained beyond belief.
5. Paper Moon
Here’s a father-daughter duo film in which the two protagonists might not even be father and daughter. The film stars real life father and daughter Ryan and Tatum O'Neal, O’Neal Jr was named Best Supporting Actress at the 1973 Academy Awards at the ripe age of 10, making her the youngest Oscar winner to date!