Father’s Day! Is it a day to remember the men in our lives who inspired, encouraged, cheered, educated, and helped us learn about life. Some of my fondest memories of my Dad include hunting, going to car shows, fishing, eating junk food, but one of my favorite pass times with him was: Father-Son Movie Nights. We had them all the time. We watched so many movies, a lot of them were pretty campy, but in their camp, we both could usually find something we enjoyed. Here is my list of Father-Son movies with a gallery below.
WarGames- Staring Matthew Broderick, this 1983 film about a hacker who accidentally stumbles on a military war program may seem out-of-date today, but its got some pretty cool sequences and is a great addition to this list.
The Patriot- This Mel Gibson classic tells the story of the USA’s Revolutionary War through the eyes of a farmer who had everything taken from him.
Batman- This 1989 Tim Burton film about Batman is a little lost in the times, but it is a good conversation starter about The Dark Knight in the movies.
The Mask of Zorro- The first film starring Antonio Banderas is about a masked vigilante who is trained to become the next hero of California: Zorro, who makes the sign of the Z.
Ghostbusters- Okay, so I know the remake is coming, but the original one starring Bill Murray is a hilarious comedy film that had me and my Dad laughing all the way through.
The Alamo- In 1960, this was the only movie that John Wayne directed. Though full of historical licenses, it features the battle in a wholly realistic manner.
Fletch- Starring Chevy Chase, this comedy film about a snoopy reporter had both me and Dad laughing as he pretends to be a beach bum, State Department official, and even a surgeon.
The Magnificent Seven- Not the upcoming remake or the one before that, but the original one starring Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner. It’s the perfect setting for a father-son day.
Top Dog- No Father-Son film list is complete without this Chuck Norris action-comedy. Watch Norris as he beats up a gang of white supremacists who are trying to cause havoc in his city.
The Pink Panther series- The original movie series starring Peter Sellers and directed by Blake Edwards, my dad and I never missed a single one when they would come out on DVD.
Those are some of my Dad and I’s favorite Father-Son films. Do you have any you want to share? Comment below and be sure to subscribe because you might see your selection in another list.