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The Best Movies With Father in the Title 

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Updated October 13, 2018 325 votes 47 voters 9.1k views 100 items

How many movies with father in the title can you name? This list ranks the best movies with father in the name, whether they're documentaries, dramas, horror movies, or any other genre of film. Do you have a favorite movie with father in the title? Categorizing movies by words in their titles is kind of uncommon, but that's a big part of why this list is so fun to scroll through. There's probably one movie with father in the title you think of right away, but you might be shocked to see how many others exist as well.

Notable films with father in the title include Father of the Bride, In the Name of the Father, and Father of the Bride, although there are many more examples on this list. This poll is interactive, meaning you can vote the father movies up or down depending on how much you like them.
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Father Goose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard

Released: 1964

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Father Goose is a 1964 romantic comedy film set in WWII, starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and Trevor Howard. The title derives from "Mother Goose", the codename assigned to Grant's ...more

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Life with Father is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Elizabeth Taylor, Irene Dunne, William Powell

Released: 1947

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Life with Father is a 1947 American comedy film. It tells the true story of Clarence Day, a stockbroker who wants to be master of his house, but finds his wife and his children ignoring him, ...more
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Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett

Released: 1950

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Father of the Bride is a 1950 American comedy film about a man trying to cope with preparations for his daughter's upcoming wedding. The movie stars Spencer Tracy in the titular role, Joan ...more

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In the Name of the Fathe... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Tom Wilkinson

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

In the Name of the Father is a 1993 Irish-British-American biographical courtroom drama film co-written and directed by Jim Sheridan. It is based on the true life story of the Guildford Four, ...more

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Father Is a Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
William Holden, Coleen Gray

Released: 1950

Directed by: Norman Foster, Abby Berlin

Father Is a Bachelor is a 1950 romantic comedy film starring William Holden and Coleen Gray.
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The Courtship of Eddie's... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Ron Howard, Stella Stevens, Shirley Jones

Released: 1963

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

The Courtship of Eddie's Father is a 1963 romantic comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Glenn Ford as a widowed father, with a young son to care for, played by Ronny Howard. It ...more
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Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

Released: 1991

Directed by: Charles Shyer

Father of the Bride is a 1991 American comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, George Newbern, Martin Short, B.D. Wong and Kieran Culkin. It is a remake of the 1950 ...more

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Like Father Like Son is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Sean Astin, Dudley Moore, Kirk Cameron

Released: 1987

Directed by: Rod Daniel

Like Father Like Son is a 1987 comedy film starring Kirk Cameron and Dudley Moore. This film has a similar premise to but is not a direct remake of the 1976 classic Disney film Freaky Friday. ...more

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I Never Sang for My Fath... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Melvyn Douglas

Released: 1970

Directed by: Gilbert Cates

I Never Sang for My Father is a 1970 American film, based on a play by the same name, which tells the story of a widowed college professor who wants to get out from under the thumb of his aging ...more
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Dragon Ball Z: Bardock –... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Jōji Yanami, Shô Hayami, Masako Nozawa

Released: 1990

Directed by: Mitsuo Hashimoto

Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku, known in Japan as Dragon Ball Z: A Lonesome, Final Battle - The Father of Z Warrior Son Goku, who Challenged Freeza, is the first Dragon Ball Z TV ...more
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This Is My Father is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
John Cusack, James Caan, Brendan Gleeson

Released: 1998

Directed by: Paul Quinn

This Is My Father is a 1998 Irish-American film directed by Paul Quinn. It tells the story of an Irish couple from the '30s and their son trying to find his roots.
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Father of the Bride Part... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

Released: 1995

Directed by: Charles Shyer

Father of the Bride Part II is a 1995 comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Martin Short. The film is a sequel to Father of the Bride and a loose remake of the 1951 film Father's ...more

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Father Xmas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Dakota Fanning, Gina Marie, Stephen Fanning

Released: 2001

Directed by: Marie Rose

Father Xmas is a 2001 short film from director Marie Rose and the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women starring Dakota Fanning as six-year-old Clairee who learns from her older ...more
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Dear Zachary: A Letter t... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Kurt Kuenne

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kurt Kuenne

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father is a 2008 American documentary conceived and created by Kurt Kuenne. Kuenne's close friend Andrew Bagby was murdered after Bagby ended his ...more

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Pendragon: Sword of His ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Aaron Burns, Nathan Ashton, Marilyn Burns

Released: 2008

Directed by: Chad Burns

Pendragon: Sword of His Father is a 2008 Christian historical fiction film based on the Arthurian legend directed by Chad Burns. It was filmed in five U.S. states, and was released on November ...more

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My Father and I is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Xu Jinglei, Zhang Yuan, Ye Daying

Released: 2003

Directed by: Xu Jinglei

My Father and I is a 2003 Mainland Chinese drama directed by actress Xu Jinglei in her directorial debut. The film centers around a young girl, played by Xu, and her father, played by Ye Daying, ...more
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Blood Father is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Mel Gibson, William H. Macy, Diego Luna

Released: 2016

Directed by: Jean-François Richet

Blood Father is a 2016 English-language French action crime thriller film directed by Jean-François Richet, based on the novel by Peter Craig. An ex-con (Mel Gibson) reunites with his ...more
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Ode to My Father is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Hwang Jung-min, Yunjin Kim, Oh Dal-su

Released: 2014

Directed by: Yoon Je-kyoon

Ode to My Father is a 2014 South Korean family-drama war film directed by Yoon Je-kyoon. Amid the time of Korean War, a young boy vows to take care of his family, marking the beginning of a ...more
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Diary for My Mother and ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Jan Nowicki, Mari Törőcsik, Lajos Balázsovits

Released: 1990

Directed by: Márta Mészáros

Diary for My Mother and Father is a 1990 Hungarian film directed by Márta Mészáros.
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For my Father is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
For my Father Uri Ran Klauzner, Michael Moshonov, Rosina Cambus

Released: 2008

Directed by: Dror Zahavi

For My Father is a 2008 Israeli drama film directed by Dror Zahavi. It was entered into the 30th Moscow International Film Festival.
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Father is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Father Joel Edgerton

Released: 2008

Directed by: Sebastian Danta

Father is a 2008 animated short film written and directed by Sebastian Danta.
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Giovanna's Father is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Francesca Neri, Alba Rohrwacher, Serena Grandi

Released: 2008

Directed by: Pupi Avati

Il pap di Giovanna is a 2008 film directed by Pupi Avati.
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Molokai: The Story of Fa... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Peter O'Toole, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Neill

Released: 1999

Directed by: Paul Cox

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien is a 1999 biographical film of Father Damien, a Belgian priest working at the Kalaupapa Leprosy Settlement on the Hawaiian island of Molokai.
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Honor Thy Father is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Joseph Bologna, Joseph Campanella

Released: 1973

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Honor Thy Father is a 1971 drama film directed by Paul Wendkos.
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How I Killed My Father ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Father in the Title
Amira Casar, François Berléand, Charles Berling

Released: 2001

Directed by: Anne Fontaine

How I Killed My Father is a 2001 drama film directed by Anne Fontaine.