17 movie fathers who made history

It is clear that this Father’s Day is not ideal. Confinement and coronavirus crisis they make a dent in everyone, and it is very possible that we are not around our parents to celebrate.

But we can watch a movie with them, even in the distance, and remind us that when we can, we will celebrate Father’s Day with them in style.

Meanwhile, we wanted to remember some of the most mythical fathers of cinema, to pay tribute to all those parents who, although far away, celebrate today one of the most special days of the year.

Guido Orefice, Life is Beautiful

The film written, directed and starring Roberto Benigni, is an example of a father willing to do anything for his family. Set in a Nazi concentration camp this movie dad will try by every conceivable means to protect your child of the horrors that live there.

Marlin, Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo

If there is a father courage in animation movies that’s marlin. Yes, we all remember Mufasa and his enormous sacrifice in The Lion King, but this time we wanted to remember a less tragic story. Marlin traveled the ocean to search for little Nemo with the help of Dory, becoming a wonderful animated father.

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Darth Vader, saga Star Wars

That we speak of mythical parents does not mean that we speak of good parents. And if there is a mythical father and a memorable phrase in the cinema it is Darth Vader and his famous confession to Luke Skywalker in the saga of Star Wars.

Chris Gardner, Looking for happiness

Will Smith Jaden Smith The Pursuit Of Happiness

With Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith as absolute protagonists, this drama tells not only the precious relationship of a father with his five-year-old sonBut the fight of a man to save his family at all costs.

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Atticus Finch, Kill a nightingale

Atticus Finch Matar Un Ruisenor

Based on the novel by Harper Lee, this drama follows Atticus Finch, a widowed attorney who takes care of his sons Jem and Scout in a small town in Alabama. We like him because he is a father who instills respect and tolerance in his children, even in the most difficult times.

The father in Road


Directed by John Hillcoat, this post-apocalyptic film based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel of the same name, portrays the fight for the survival of a father (interpreted by Viggo Mortensen and whose name we never knew) and a son in a winter desert.

Henry Jones, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones’s father, played by Sean Connery, is as famous as Indi himself was. The scene on the beach, when Henry Jones scares the seagulls with his umbrella is mythical, and his relationship with his son, hilarious.

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Edward Bloom, Big Fish

Big Fish

Interpreted by Ewan McGregor, It is father of exacerbated imagination She has a son, Will (Billy Crudup), a young man tired of hearing her stories. But Edward’s illness is the turning point his son needed to truly understand his father.

Vito Corleone, The Godfather

Father of many children and also father of the mafia. This capo is the best known of the cinema without a doubt and his charisma, his courage and also his practices outside the law will be part of the history of cinema.

Sam Dawson, I am Sam

I am Sam

Sam Dawson, played by Sean Penn, is the father of Lucy (the little Dakota Fanning). He suffers from a disability that does not prevent him from caring for the seven-year-old as a single father. An example of the precious relationship of a father and his daughter.

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Howard Langston, A father in distress

This comedy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is not only a christmas movie, but the reflection of a father willing to do anything for get the perfect gift for your child, a Turboman doll.

Mac MacGuff y Paulie Bleeker, Juno


In this movie starring Ellen Page We not only have one parent but two. The pregnant teenager’s own father, Mac MacGuff (played by JK Simons) who supports his daughter throughout the process, and the baby’s father, Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera). Two single parents.

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Daniel Hillard, Mrs. Doubtfire, dad for life

When the protagonist of this comedy, to whom he gives his life the eternal Robin Williams, gets divorced and loses custody of their children, decides to pretend to be a babysitter so she can take care of them, Mrs. Doubtfire. What wouldn’t a father do for his children?

Giuseppe Conlon, In the name of the Father

Giuseppe Conlon In The Name Of The Father

Daniel Day-Lewis and Pete Postlethwaite are the stars of this Chilling drama that follows the complex relationship of a father and son, both wrongly imprisoned.

Lester Burnham, American Beauty

The movie that won the Oscar in 2000 it is also the story of an unusual father. A tragicomedy full of hidden desires that stars Kevin Spacey in the role of the father of the family.

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Antonio Ricci, Bicycle thief

Set in a suburb of Roma, the film tells the story of Antonio Ricci, an unemployed parent who just wants to give his son a better life. Although the relationship is not idyllic, it is the portrait of a father desperate to take care of his family.

Hugh Glass, The reborn

Leonardo Dicaprio got (finally) the Oscar for Best Actor for his brilliant performance on The reborn, a modern western in which he plays a father whose love for his family will help him overcome any obstacle.

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