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10 Best Movies for Father's Day & How to Stream Them

Spending quality time with your Dad this Father’s Day? We ranked ten of the highest-rated Father’s Day movies and where to stream them.

If you’re looking for a relaxing way to celebrate with the dads in your life, we compiled a list of the 10 best Father’s Day movies spanning genres from comedy to drama.

So grab the remote, get some snacks, and join your father figure in his man cave for a weekend of dad-themed movies!

How to Stream the Best Father’s Day Movies

All of the movies in our list are available to buy, rent, or stream with a subscription on at least one of these popular streaming services:

  • Paramount+
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Apple TV
  • Disney+
  • Max
  • Hulu
  • Netflix
  • Showtime
  • Starz
  • Vudu
  • YouTube TV

Father's Day will be here before you know it, so if you still need to subscribe to a streaming service, sign up now. Subscribing is easier and more affordable than ever.

The 10 Best Movies for Father's Day

Here is a countdown of the 10 best Father’s Day movies, ranked by their Rotten Tomatoes rating.

10. Taken (2018) - 59% Rating

A former government operative leaves a trail of destruction in his path as he embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue his daughter who was abducted while on vacation in Paris. This thriller is a race against time, filled with intense suspense and an unforgettable portrayal of a father on a mission.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen

Streaming: Amazon Prime Video, Starz, Vudu

9. Fatherhood (2021) - 67% Rating

A widowed father must navigate the challenges of raising his young daughter as a single dad with the help of his close friends and family.

Starring: Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard, Lil Rel Howery

Streaming: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Netflix, Vudu

8. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) - 67% Rating

This true story is a biographical drama based on the life of Chris Gardner, who faces homelessness and poverty. His wife leaves him, and the newly single father is determined to make a better life for himself and his son by working his way up at a stock brokerage firm.

Starring: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandiwe Newton

Streaming: Netflix

7. Beginners (2010) - 85% Rating

A heartfelt drama about a man whose world is turned upside down when his elderly father comes out as gay shortly before his death. This poignant exploration of love, loss, and self-discovery is filled with tender moments, wit, and compelling performances.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent

Streaming: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

6. Cargo (2017) - 87% Rating

In this gripping post-apocalyptic survival drama, a father desperately tries to protect his infant daughter in a world ravaged by a zombie outbreak. With time running out, he must navigate treacherous terrain while grappling with his own impending transformation.

Starring: Simone Landers, Martin Freeman, Marlee Jane McPherson-Dobbins

Streaming: Netflix

5. Field of Dreams (1989) - 88% Rating

A farmer hears a voice telling him to build a baseball diamond in his cornfield. This leads to a series of supernatural events and a “reunion” with his late father, a big baseball fan.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones

Streaming: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

4. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) - 89% Rating

A father must fight for custody of his son after his wife leaves them both. The story depicts the impact divorce has on the parents and son.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander

Streaming: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

3. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - 93% Rating

Atticus Finch is a lawyer who defends a Black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. Set in Alabama in the 1930s, Finch shows his children the importance of respect. The movie won three Oscars, including Best Actor.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Philip Alford, Mary Badham

Streaming: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu

2. The Godfather (1972) - 97% Rating

This movie is a classic American crime drama, filmed in and around New York City, based on Mario Puzo's novel of the same name. The movie follows the rise of a powerful Italian-American mafia family, led by Vito Corleone. The cultural phenomenon received 11 Academy Award nominations and won three Oscars.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Streaming: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Peacock, Vudu

1. Finding Nemo (2003) - 99% Rating

A clownfish embarks on a journey across the ocean to find his missing son, Nemo, with the help of a forgetful but friendly blue tang fish, Dory in this sweet animated film from Pixar.

Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould

Streaming: Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Disney+, Vudu

Want More Father’s Day Movies?

There are far too many great Father’s Day movies to rank them all. If you didn’t see your favorites above, hits like Father of the Bride, Superdad, Indiana Jones, Mrs. Doubtfire, We Bought a Zoo, and more can be found in our Father’s Day Movie Guide.

Looking for other themed movies? SmartMove has you covered with the best movies for every holiday.

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