Chris Gardner, "The Pursuit of Happyness"

This sweet and moving film is based on the memoir of the real Chris Gardner, who went from being homeless to owning a multimillion-dollar brokerage firm. Best of all, the actors are a real-life father and son, Will and Jaden Smith.

Guido Orefice, "Life Is Beautiful"

Fair warning: This movie will break your heart. But it'll also make you stand up and cheer for a father's ingenuity and love. It's an unforgettable testament to the lengths a father will go to make a fun and happy life for his son in the worst possible circumstances.

Atticus Finch, "To Kill A Mockingbird"

Atticus' love for his children and determination to do the right thing, even in the face of great pressure, make him a heroic figure in American literature and film. And he's the ultimate fair-minded, even-keeled father.

James Braddock, "Cinderella Man"

Not every boxing movie also features a beautiful marriage and heartwarming family life. Braddock is a fun-loving yet patient and understanding father, and Cinderella Man is based on the real story of an underdog fighter in the Great Depression, who entered the ring in order to put food on the table and keep his family together.

Lee Abbott, "A Quiet Place"

No father could give more to his family than does Lee Abbott in this 2018 post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film. The Abbott family struggles to stay alive in a world filled with ferocious monsters attracted to sound, making this film unusually and eerily quiet.

Frank Beardsley, "Yours, Mine and Ours" (1968)

This screwball comedy, about the hilarious aftermath when a widow marries a widower and together they have 18 children, is a joyful affirmation of family life. When the family's oldest daughter questions what love really means, her father says,
"If you want to know what love really is, take a look around you ... It's giving life that counts. Until you're ready for it, all the rest is just a big fraud ... It isn't going to a bed with a man that proves you're in love with him; it's getting up in the morning and facing the drab, miserable, wonderful, everyday world with him that counts."

Caractacus Pott, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

The zany yet lovable star of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a father who will go to any lengths to care for his children, and eventually, save them from a dreaded fate on one of the family's madcap adventures.

Cecil Gaines, "The Butler"

This film is a fascinating look at the inner world of the White House and its domestic staff. Cecil Gaines has a strained relationship with his son at times, but after he has a change of heart, he and his son join forces to fight together for justice.

Edward Bloom, "Big Fish"

Mark Twain once said, "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story." If your dad is the type who lives by that motto, you'll have an immediate affinity for Big Fish, the story of a father whose tall tales sometimes get in the way of his relationship with his son.

Desmond Doyle, "Evelyn"

This film about a father devoted to keeping his family together against great odds is based on the true story of a man who fought and won a legal battle against Ireland's Supreme Court to regain custody of his children.