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June 16, 2021

Cinema’s greatest dads

With Father’s Day on Sunday, we’re paying tribute to great Dads everywhere with a round-up of the most iconic on-screen fathers.

DANIEL HILLARD, MRS DOUBTFIRE

DANIEL HILLARD, MRS DOUBTFIRE

Kicking off with an all-time classic. Robin Williams AKA Daniel AKA Mrs Doubtfire, the divorced Dad so dedicated to seeing his kids that he dresses in drag, puts on a prosthetic face and lives a double life as a nanny.

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BRYAN MILLS, TAKEN

BRYAN MILLS, TAKEN

The most badass Dad in cinema. Liam Neeson travels across the world to track down the men that abduct her daughter in Paris, with the iconic line, “I will look for you. I will find you. And I will kill you.”

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JACK BYRNES, MEET THE PARENTS

JACK BYRNES, MEET THE PARENTS

The father-in-law from hell, Robert de Niro plays the ex-CIA Jack Byrnes, putting Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) through intense interrogation.
meet the parents movie scene

MARLIN, FINDING NEMO

MARLIN, FINDING NEMO

The agoraphobic clown fish that faced his fears, swam an entire ocean to look for his lost son and stole all of our hearts.
Finding Nemo - Movie Scene 1

DARTH VADER, STAR WARS

DARTH VADER, STAR WARS

You don’t have to have seen Star Wars to know the  line, “I am your Father”, said by none other than the villainous Darth Vader. Not your first choice for a Dad, but he comes around in the end.
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CHARLIE HINTON, DADDY DAY CARE

CHARLIE HINTON, DADDY DAY CARE

After getting made redundant, Charlie not only commits to being a stay-at-home Dad, but opens his own daycare centre with his pal Phil. Hilarious and heartwarming – Murphy at his finest.
Daddy day care movie scene

CHRIS GARDNER, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS

CHRIS GARDNER, THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS

Will Smith plays the devoted Dad, Chris, unemployed and homeless, but never giving up on his son and their pursuit of happiness.
the pursuit of happyness movie scene

GUIDO OREFICE, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

GUIDO OREFICE, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

The devastatingly moving story of Guido, the Jewish-Italian father in a concentration camp with his son Giosué, who he protects by pretending the whole thing is an elaborate game.
life is beautiful movie scene

CLARK GRISWOLD, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION

CLARK GRISWOLD, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION

Clark Griswold of the Vacations franchise is the all-time family man, committed to giving his wife and kids on the vacation of a lifetime, with inevitable chaos along the way.

national lampoons vacation movie scene

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