Best Father’s Day Movies to Watch

Enjoy these family-friendly films in honor of dads everywhere.

Grab some popcorn and get comfy on the couch to watch these great Father’s Day films with your family. Whether you’re in the mood for a comedy or a real tear- jerker, we’ve got you covered!

Parents, please check the ratings and use your discretion when watching movies with your younger ones.

Big Daddy

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Where to stream: Hulu

See Adam Sandler play Sonny Koufax in a hilarious role as a new dad to a 5-year-old boy named Julian (Dylan and Cole Sprouse) that was literally dropped at his doorstep.

Cheaper By the Dozen

  • Rated: PG
  • Where to stream: Disney+ 

With 12 kids, parents (Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt) are trying to make things better for their family with a bigger house and better jobs to support their crew.

Coco 

  • Rated: PG
  • Where to stream: Disney+

Coco is a heartfelt story about an aspiring young musician named Miguel forbidden by his family from playing his one love in life, music. He goes on a journey to “find” his grandfather, who he never knew.

Daddy Day Care 

  • Rated: PG
  • Where to stream: HBO Max

This film stars Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin and Steve Zahn as they come up with a new business – a daycare center in their home. 

Daddy’s Home 

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Where to stream: Paramount+

See stepfather (Will Ferrell) and father (Mark Wahlberg) coexist in their children’s lives and all of their shenanigans.

Daddy’s Little Girls 

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Where to stream: Amazon Prime Video/YouTube

A single father (Idris Elba) loses custody of his three daughters. He hires an attorney (Gabrielle Union) and fights to win them back.

Despicable Me

  • Rated: PG
  • Where to stream: HBO Max

Despicable Me is about a supervillain named Gru (Steve Carell). He encounters three orphan girls and changes his ways to become their dad.

Fatherhood

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Where to stream: Netflix

Watch Kevin Hart play a single dad after he loses his daughter’s mother. It’s the perfect film to show that it takes a village to raise a child.

Father of the Bride 

  • Rated: PG
  • Where to stream: Hulu/Disney+

Steve Martin plays a father who has a hard time letting his daughter go when she gets engaged.

Finding Nemo

  • Rated: G
  • Where to stream: Disney+

Finding Nemo is about an overprotective single father clownfish struggling to find his only son, Nemo, when he goes missing.

Hotel Transylvania 

  • Rated: PG
  • Where to stream: Netflix

Hotel Transylvania begins by showing Dracula “Drac” (Adam Sandler) raising his daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez), to be fearful of humans. When Mavis meets and falls for a human named Johnny (Andy Samberg), Drac has a hard time accepting it.

Imagine That 

  • Rated: PG
  • Where to stream: Amazon Prime Video

This video is about a money mogul and father (Eddie Murphy) who slips into a fantasy world with his 7-year-old daughter (Yaya Shahidi.) Her fantasy world tells him what to do at his job and no one can understand how he is predicting the future of the companies.

It Takes Two

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Where to stream: Amazon Prime Video

Two 9-year-old girls (Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen) meet at summer camp and realize their resemblance to each other. They develop a plan to get the one’s father and the other’s caregiver together and face obstacles (including their father’s fiancée) along the way.

Mrs. Doubtfire

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Where to stream: Starz

A father (Robin Williams) loses custody of his three children and decides to go undercover as a women to become their housekeeper.

Onward

  • Rated: PG
  • Where to stream: Disney+

Two teenage elf brothers use a spell to bring their departed dad to life. 

Space Jam: A New Legacy 

  • Rated: PG
  • Where to stream: HBO Max

Space Jam: A New Legacy stars Lebron James, playing himself as he teams up with Bugs Bunny, Daffy and other iconic Looney Tunes characters in a high-tech basketball game. Lebron must win in order to save his son, who has been kidnapped by an artificial intelligence

The Game Plan 

  • Rated: PG
  • Where to stream: Disney+

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson plays a huge football star who finds out about a daughter he didn’t know he had. He struggles to find a work-life balance.

The Lion King

  • Rated: PG
  • Where to stream: Disney+

Simba (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) will one day take over the kingdom from his father Mufasa (James Earl Jones). It’s a great coming of age story. 

The Parent Trap

  • Rated: PG
  • Where to stream: Disney+

In The Parent Trap, twins Annie and Hallie (both played by Lindsay Lohan) meet at summer camp. They come up with a plan to switch places to meet their mother and father and hope to get them back together so they can all become a family again.

The Pursuit of Happyness 

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Where to stream: Netflix

Single father Chris Gardener (Will Smith) struggles to make a better life for him and son (played by his real son Jaden Smith). Things don’t always go his way, but he continues to try and never gives up. 

We Bought a Zoo

  • Rated: PG
  • Where to stream: Disney+/Tubi

After his wife dies, Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) moves his children to an 18-acre property containing the Rosemoor Wildlife Park, which has been closed for years. They work to renovate and reopen the zoo.


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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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