film The Best Single Dad Movies Ever Made  

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This list contains information about single dad movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best single dad movies come in many forms. Some single father relationship movies are about struggle while other movies about single fathers are comedies. Movies like Signs and War of the Worlds feature single dads as heroes in science fiction situations. 

What films will you find on this best single father movie list? Will Smith teamed-up with his real-life son, Jaden Smith, for the 2006 film, The Pursuit of Happyness. The movie, which was based on Chris Garder's memoir of the same name, shows the struggles facing a homeless single father as he works to turn his life around. Finding Nemo is a classic animated movie about a single dad. Love Actually is another good movie that features a single father storyline.

Dustin Hoffman won an Academy Award for his role as a single father fighting for custody in Kramer vs. Kramer. Other good films that appear on this top single dad movies list include Finding Nemo, Big Daddy, and The Descendants.

Do you have a favorite single father film? Vote the best movies to the top of this list and please add any good single dad films we may have missed.

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Actors: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith, Dan Castellaneta, James Karen, + more

Initial Release: 2006

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino

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#28 on The Best Movies Based on True Stories

#17 on The Best Inspirational Movies

#13 on List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst

#12 on The Best Movies About Money

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Finding Nemo


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Actors: Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana, Allison Janney, Albert Brooks, + more

Initial Release: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

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#41 on The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

#4 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#2 on The Best Oscar-Winning Animated Films

#93 on The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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Actors: Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom, Alice Ghostley, Brock Peters, + more

Initial Release: 1962

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

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#67 on The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels

#1 on The Best Movies of the '60s

#85 on The Best Movies of All Time

#7 on The Best Movies About Books

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Big Daddy


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Actors: Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Leslie Mann, + more

Initial Release: 1999

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

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#1 on The Best Comedy Movies on Netflix Instant

#6 on The Best Movies on Netflix Instant

#16 on The Best Movies of 1999

#18 on The Funniest '90s Movies

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