Fathers in Film

This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day. Whether you are a father or know a father, one thing is for sure, fatherhood can be complicated. The following films present fathers in many different lights.

Any Day Now

Alan Cumming and Garrett Dillahunt play same-sex parents that must fight a biased legal system to maintain custody of a teen with Down’s syndrome that they have been fostering.

Big Fish

Will Bloom’s father has told him stories his whole life. As he is now dying, Will decides to make it his mission to figure out the truth from the fiction.

Eighth Grade

A single father struggles to raise his thirteen-year-old daughter who chronicles her life on social media.

The Father

Anthony Hopkins plays an aging father, who refuses all assistance from his daughter and begins to struggle with reality.

Kramer Vs. Kramer

This classic movie presents a father (Dustin Hoffman) who must learn how to navigate a child custody battle during a divorce.

Meet the Parents

Ben Stiller tries to connect with the father (Robert DeNiro) of his fiancée and the results are hilarious.

National Lampoon’s Vacation

Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are the leaders of a vacationing family that must forge ahead despite everything going wrong.

The Pursuit of Happyness

Will Smith and Jaden Smith are a homeless father and son, struggling to make ends meet.

Victoria Vogel

Adult Services Associate