Still scrambling for Father’s Day plans? As always, Netflix has you covered. Here are 12 movies you and your dad can enjoy together!
Why brave the crowded streets, long-lined restaurants, and packed movie theaters on Father’s Day when Netflix has a huge catalog at your disposal, 24/7?
This year, say goodbye to the hassle of this thing they’re calling “leaving the house,” whip up some fresh popcorn (or an equally delicious snack of your choosing), and spend some quality time with your dad, right in front of your own TV.
We’ve picked out 12 movies on Netflix that will make for perfect Father’s Day viewing. Read our list, then let us know what you’ll be streaming today, in the comments.
‘Captain America: Civil War’ (2016)
Action, comedy, heart, the complicated Howard/Tony Stark relationship, what more could you ask for in a Father’s Day flick? And hey, if you just can’t get enough of the Avengers, there are plenty more Marvel movies on Netflix to continue your Father’s Day marathon. With the rate that they’re currently being released, you could make it an annual tradition!
‘Finding Dory’ (2016)
Just like its predecessor Finding Nemo, Finding Dory is all about family. Laughing hysterically while Dory tries to remember her way back to hers is a great way to pass any afternoon, but it’ll be even better when surrounded by your own.
‘The Big Short’ (2015)
If your dad’s partial to something a little grittier, try The Big Short on for size. Explore one side of the 2008 financial crisis with Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, and Steve Carrell. On top of being an extremely entertaining film, it might also facilitate some great discussions between you and your dad, since he likely has his own stories of the housing short.
‘Cadet Kelly’ (2002)
Nobody is immune to the charms of early 2000s Hilary Duff, especially not dear old dad. Watch together as Kelly tries to figure out how her new stepfather fits into her life while dealing with the strict regulations of her new military school and pulling off some impressive moves with her drill team.
Much like with The Big Short, your dad might be able to offer his own perspective on the true subject matter of Spotlight. In this Best Picture-winning film, an elite team of Boston journalists aims to expose the scandals behind the Roman Catholic Church.
‘For the Love of Spock’ (2016)
If you and your dad both consider yourselves Trekkies, this choice is a no-brainer. Directed by the son of the late Leonard Nimoy, the documentary dives into the life and career of the generous actor and man. Also, it’s always an option to follow For the Love of Spock with as much Star Trek as you can fit into Father’s Day.
If your dad’s hoping for a more action-packed flick on his special day, try Frequency. With the help of a malfunctioning walkie-talkie that allows John Sullivan to talk to his father…30 years in the past…he’s able to stop the man’s tragic death. Of course, nothing is without its consequences, so John and his dad then have to fight together to combat the butterfly effect of their actions.
‘Jim Gaffigan: Cinco’
The “king of clean comedy” strikes again with his latest special. His comedy is fun for the whole family, so you and your dad will both be laughing out loud through the whole hour!
‘Trouble with the Curve’ (2012)
If your dad’s a sports fan, Trouble with the Curve might be the right film to pass your Father’s Day with. Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams beautifully portray a father and daughter duo trying (and often failing) to work together in their quest to scout new players for the Atlanta Braves.
‘Begin Again’ (2014)
If you come from a musical family, Begin Again is a must-see. It’s filled with tons of fantastic original music and also packed with emotion. Begin Again, in which Mark Ruffalo helps Keira Knightley realize her musical dreams while navigating his own broken family, will leave you feeling inspired and dying to break out your own instruments.
Watching the characters in Boyhood grow up over the 12-year run of the movie will leave you wanting to dive into your own family photo albums and reminisce about your great family memories.
‘The Impossible’ (2012)
Parents that fought to reunite their family against “impossible odds” following the 2004 tsunami in southeast Asia. This beautiful story of how love can conquer all will probably leave you all in tears, but hopefully also with a deep appreciation of the people you hold dear.