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The Best Single Dad Movies Ever Made

Updated May 7, 2021 1.7k votes 409 voters 70.1k views37 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movies that feature single dads as central characters.

This list has the best movies about single dads, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best single dad movies come in many forms. Some single father relationship movies are about struggling with their kids 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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