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The Best Father-Daughter Movies

Updated March 10, 2021 3.3k votes 931 voters 129.6k views121 items

List RulesVote up the movies that best represent father-daughter relationships or shine the most interesting spotlights on this unique connection.

The best movies about fathers and daughters come in many forms. Some father daughter relationship movies are about overcoming hardships while other movies about father and daughters are comedies. A few of the greatest father and daughter movies are even a bit weird. Others show how far a daughter will go because they love their father like Mulan.

What films will you find on this best father-daughter movie list? Steve Martin played the most lovable father in the world in the 1991 film, Father of the Bride. The film's sequel found him preparing for the new role of grandfather, as he saddles up for another run at fatherhood. The Descendants, starring George Clooney, is another good movie which examines father-daughter relationships.

After Liam Neeson's daughter is captured in the 2008 movie, Taken, he reveals that he has a very particular set of skills, skills he has acquired over a very long career. Other good films on this top father-daughter movies list include Brave, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Lovely Bones.

Which movie about dads and daughters do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Let your voice be heard by giving your favorites a vote up and vote down any films you think other fans should skip.

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    Father of the Bride

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck

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    The Little Mermaid

    Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes

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    Taken

    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen

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    Beauty and the Beast

    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker

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    Brave

    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson

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    Despicable Me

    Steve Carell, Jason Segel

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    Father of the Bride Part II

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

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    My Girl

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin

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    We Bought a Zoo

    Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon

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    Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    Emma Stone, Julianne Moore

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    The Descendants

    George Clooney, Shailene Woodley

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    Father of the Bride

    Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy

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    Definitely, Maybe

    Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz

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    Mulan

    Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen

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    Paper Moon

    Tatum O'Neal, Randy Quaid

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    I Am Sam

    Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

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    #113 of 291 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time#43 of 70 The Most Pretentious Movies Ever Made

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    Trouble with the Curve

    Amy Adams, Clint Eastwood

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    The Lovely Bones

    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg

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    Fly Away Home

    Anna Paquin, Dana Delany

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    On Golden Pond

    Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn

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    The Godfather Part III

    Al Pacino, Diane Keaton

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    Why Him?

    James Franco, Bryan Cranston
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    Gifted

    Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace

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    Meet Joe Black

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins

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