Are these the 5 best dad movies of all-time? (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Allsport/Getty Images)

What are the best dad movies of all-time? Everyone has their own opinion and there are lots to choose from!

To celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, we came up with a list of 5 of the best dad movies of all-time. Did you favorite make the list? Check it out below!

Are These The 5 Best Dad Movies Of All-Time?

Certainly, there are no shortage of dad movies out there. However, what makes a “dad movie?” Does the plot have to be centered around a dad? Does it have to be a family movie? Can it be a dad buddy movie? Could it just be a movie that you watched with dad? Short answer: yes. There’s no real definition, but when you know you know.

We’ve been celebrating dads a lot recently. We made a list of the Best Songs About Being A Dad and the Best TV Dads. Now, we’re focusing on movies. Every dad wants something different on Father’s Day. Some dads want to do family activities and some want the day for themselves. There’s no wrong way to celebrate Father’s Day!

Picking out 5 of the best dad movies of all-time was no easy task. I had to put aside some personal biases to consider what the real best of the best would be. In the end, I’m proud of the list we came up with. There are classics, animated movies, comedies, and dramas. We’ve pretty much got it all covered in this list. However, some popular dad movies did end up getting left off the list. I originally had Adam Sandler’s Big Daddy on the list but I think the other 5 movies are better examples of dad movies. Sure, Big Daddy is one of my personal favorites, but I have to consider the greater population. Likewise, Big Fish is a popular dad movie but that also won’t be found on this list. To each their own.

Check out the list of the 5 best dad movies of all-time below. Did we miss your favorite father movie? Make sure to let us know!

  • Star Wars

    Obviously, Star Wars had to make the list. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is probably the best example. However, you could really pick any one. Even the newer movies focus on the relationship between Father and Son. However, the relationship between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker is one of the most iconic in the history of movies. It definitely deserves to be on the list and in the first spot, in my opinion.

  • Field Of Dreams

    Field Of Dreams has to be on the list of Best Dad Movies Of All-Time. It’s a great movie and focuses on making your loved ones proud. When you think about a Dad and a Son having a catch, you probably think of this movie. It’s one of the best things fathers and sons can do together and is always so bonding when you’re growing up. Is it my favorite movie? No, it is not. However, I can’t deny it belongs on the list.

  • Mrs. Doubtfire

    Originally, this is where I had Big Daddy. However, I can’t say Big Daddy is a better dad movie than Mrs. Doubtfire. I can’t do it! Yes, I prefer it as a movie, but I can’t leave Mrs. Doubtfire off the list for Big Daddy. It’s funny, it’s emotional, and it’s about how far a dad will go for his kids. Was he the best dad? Nope, but it’s still a great and powerful movie.

  • Finding Nemo

    Had to throw a little curveball into the mix. There are lots of great animated movies about dads. The Lion King is another great example that could have made the list. My recency bias may have allowed for Finding Nemo to beat it out. Marlin goes all out to find his son and it’s a great movie about a loving father.

  • Liar, Liar

    Ending the list with another comedy. Is there a better drama that should have made the final 5? I’m sure there is. However, this is a Dave & Chuck The Freak list and we’d rather talk about (and watch) comedies. Jim Carrey’s performance in Liar, Liar is one that sticks with you. Kids likely want all sorts of crazy expensive wishes on their birthday, but all he wanted was more time with his dad and for his dad to be honest. My poor little heartstrings. It’s emotional and it’s funny, how could it not end up on the list?