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Published August 23rd 2013
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Taste in movies is a very individual thing. Some dads are into comedy, while others are into horrors or action. Below is my top ten list of movies from all different genres in which the 'Dad' plays an important role. I'm sure there's one on the list to please your dad on his special day.

10. Armageddon (1988)

An action/ thriller about a deadly comet which is hurtling towards Earth to end life as we know it. Armageddon stars Bruce Willis as the father and the hero of the movie. Other stars include Liv Tyler who plays his daughter and Ben Affleck, who plays her love interest. On the discovery of the giant comet, NASA recruits a team of deep core drillers to attempt to avert the impending disaster.

armageddon, bruce willis, liv tyler, ben affleck

9. National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

The Griswolds are going on holiday and their dad, played by the hilarious Chevy Chase, is determined to make sure everyone has a good time – whether they want to or not. The family's comical trip through Europe is a laugh a minute journey.

8. My Life (1993)

A tear jerker of a movie about a terminally ill father who videos memoirs for his son. Michael Keaton plays a father who has cancer and his wife, played by Nicole Kidman, is pregnant with their first child. Not wanting his child to grow up without memories of a father, he records home movies that teach his son such things as how to cook, how to ride a bike, and how to shave.

my life, micheal keaton, nicole kidman

7. The Incredibles (2004)

What child doesn't see their father as a superhero? This family of superheroes live in suburbia, each with their own hidden superpower. The father of the family Bob Parr (voiced by Craig T. Nelson), is tired of living in anonymity and drags the family into a battle where the family is forced to come out and help save the world.

6. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

How far would you go to see your kids? Robin Williams plays the lead in Mrs. Doubtfire, a recently divorced man who takes up a job as the family's nanny so that he can see his kids more regularly.

mrs doubtfire, robin williams, sally field

5. Finding Nemo (2003)

An overprotective daddy clownfish takes his son out for the day and loses him as he is captured by divers in the Great Barrier Reef. Marlin's adventure to bring his son Nemo back to the safety of the coral begins.

finding nemo

4. Taken (2008)

An ex CIA agent finds out his daughter is kidnapped while on a trip to Europe with her friend. He goes on a rampage and does everything he needs to, to bring his daughter back to safety.

3. Father of the Bride (1950, 1991)

Steve Martin plays a father to his recently engaged daughter. Not only does he have to admit the fact that his little girl has grown up, but he also has to face all trials and tribulations that come along with organising a wedding.

father of the bride, steve martin, diane keaton, martin short

2. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Based on a true story about a business man named Christopher Gardner, this story takes you on a see saw ride of a man who had everything, then loses everything and attempts to gain everything back again. And he does all this with his son in tow. A feel good movie which shows you that with positive thinking and hard work, you will succeed.

1. The Godfather (1972)

the godfather, marlon brando, al pacino

Don Corleone is the patriarch of a New York mafia family who puts family first above everything and everybody else. The contrasting character is loving and caring to his family and ruthless to his enemies. With an all-star cast including Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton this is a classic movie that shouldn't be missed.

Which movie would add to the Top 10?
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Why? Classic movies with a fatherly theme
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My dad's into things about space, so he'd probably like Armageddon. I personally like Mrs. Doubtfire best.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12461) 2242 days ago
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