Monday, October 05, 2009

Monday Movie Meme: Dads


Funny ones, inspiring ones, scary ones, demanding ones. They come in all types and therefore the movies give us lots of characters to choose from. Share on your blog movies featuring Dads.

I tried to come up with a few movies not mentioned on The Bumbles' list. I also tried to keep it short, but kept thinking of more titles.

* Sleepless in Seattle -- A recently-widowed man's son calls a radio talk show in an attempt to find his father a partner. Who could forget the special bond between Sam and Jonah Baldwin?

* Love, Actually -- One of the storylines follows Daniel, a stepfather who finds a way to bond with his stepson after his wife dies.

* About A Boy -- Okay, Will (Hugh Grant) isn't exactly a father per se, but he does become a sort of surrogate dad to young Marcus and reconcile the past with his own dad in the process.

* Definitely, Maybe -- A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter. This was a sweet romantic comedy.

* Mrs. Doubtfire -- An actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend secret time with his children held in custody by his Ex.

* One Fine Day -- Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her to school. The two adults project their negative stereotypes of ex-spouses on each other, but end up needing to rely on each other to watch the children as each must save his job.

* The Little Mermaid -- King Triton has difficulty controlling his headstong youngest daughter.

* Too Young to Be a Dad -- When 15-year-old, Matt Freeman, gets his girlfriend, Francesca, pregnant her family decides to put the unborn baby up for adoption. Matt agrees to the decision, but begins to rethink it. This movie is taken from the father's point of view.

* Three Men and a Baby -- Three bachelor friends find out one of them is a father when a baby girl is left with them by her mother.

* The Empire Strikes Back -- "No, I am your father." Not all dads are good guys; some are downright evil.

Father's Little Dividend -- In this sequel to Father of the Bride (1950), newly married Kay Dunstan announces that she and her husband are going to have a baby, leaving her father having to come to grips with the fact that he will soon be a granddad.


16 comments:

The Gal Herself said...

I thought of Liam Neeson's character often when I heard his real-life wife, Natasha Richardson, had died, leaving him alone w/their kids. What a good choice!

Heather said...

Thank you! I love that movie, and esp. that storyline and the one with the write and portuguese maid.

Kinga said...

Ah, Love, Actually... How could I forget to mention that? :D

Thanks for reminding me of this favorite movie of mine!

Heather said...

Kinga - You're welcome, and thanks for visiting! ;)

kaye said...

I love sleepless in seattle, I'm glad you remembered that one. You had some really good pics today. Thanks for stopping by

David said...

I love little mermaid... I can watch it over and over again.

Thank you for visiting my site... have a nice day!

David said...

ooppps... the computer is signed in to hubbys blog...

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Heather said...

Kaye - Thanks, Sleepless was one of the first that came to mind!

Lulu - LOL...no prob. The hassles of shared computers, eh? Thanks for visiting!

hmsgofita said...

Some great ones here!

Heather said...

Thank you!

busy91 said...

See we have Mrs. Doubtfire in common.

Missy said...

You listed some good ones! I forgot about Mrs. Doubtfire and Sleepless - good picks.

The Bumbles said...

Sleepless in Seattle - good one! It is hard to stop once those titles start rolling off the mind and onto the keyboard isn't it?

Heather said...

Busy - Indeed we do!

Missy - Thank you!

Bumbles - Yes! It's hard to get going, but once you do, you can't seem to stop. LOL

Sandy Nawrot said...

Awwww...we LOVE Sleepless in Seattle. We just watched that recently with the kids, and believe it or not, they liked it too. You have a great, very original list!

Heather said...

Sandy - Isn't it fun sharing a favorite movie with a new generation of viewers? Glad the kids liked it!