It’s all for Dad

Joy Jonette Chuyaco - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Surely, we have seen many movies about dads. Some of them made us laugh, there are others that made us cry, and there are some that kept us at the edge of our seats. Here are some movies that have “dad” or “father” in the title.

Father of the Bride (1991). A touching, comedy film about how a dad learns to accept the fact that his daughter is now all grown-up and ready to take in more adult responsibilities, such as getting married. The movie maybe quite old but it surely is a must watch — a great bonding movie with your dad.

My Father the Hero (1994). A teenage girl tries to win the heart of her crush by making up stories that the older guy she’s with is actually her boyfriend, wherein that guy is her dad. The daughter could be annoying in some scenes but, hey, she is learning about life. Tsk tsk… those guy-crush situations that our poor dads have to handle.

Big Daddy (1999). A guy tries to impress his girlfriend by adopting a boy. Just when he thought that it’s an easy job, he quickly realizes that it is no joke to be a father and raise a kid. It is a comedy film that has its way of showing the realities of fatherhood with a kick of laugh.

Daddy Day Care (2003). Two jobless men become stay-at-home dads and open a day care center. It may not look like an ideal set-up, but these dads have their way of taking care of the kids. Of course, there are up and down moments but if they enjoy it, why not? Obviously, this movie is a funny one. Sometimes, it’s good to look at the lighter side of life.

Daddy Day Camp (2007). This is a sequel to the film Daddy Day Care. This time, the duo-fathers take their business to the next level by providing summer camp service. They set-up everything, have a wonderful plan and are excited for it. But, things start to fall when one-by-one all their plans seem to be not working. What are they to do now?

Father Hood (1993). A broke and irresponsible father tries to rescue his kids from their abusive foster parents. Being used to a carefree life and doing whatever he wants, he is now faced with a real responsibility called “fatherhood”. Will he ever learn to be a good father to his kids?

In the Name of the Father (1993). Based on a true story, it is about a thief and his group of friends who were forced to admit to a crime they didn’t do. In the process, family members were arrested as well. Will they ever find justice in this world where it is actually difficult to get one?

Dad (1989). A touching movie about an aging, sick dad and how his family, especially his son, are dealing with it. It may be sad but actually, sometimes, this kind of situation brings family closer together. The most important thing is to treasure all your moments together.

The Godfather (1972). Known to be one of the greatest movies of all time, The Godfather is a crime film about how a father tries to fulfill his responsibilities to his children and as a head of a crime group. It’s actually hard to imagine how this father could teach his children about the good and the bad things in life.

Daddy’s Home (2015). A daddy competition is up. As a step-dad tries to win the heart of his stepchildren, the real dad enters the scene and seems to be ruining the plan. It’s just a funny movie showing two fathers competing for the children’s affection. It could be exhausting though — who says it’s easy to be a dad?

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