It’s Father’s Day this Sunday, so to celebrate, we’ve counted down the Top Ten Movie Dads…
It’s tough being a fish. Especially when you’re tiny and taste good, like Nemo’s mum, Coral, obviously did in ‘Finding Nemo.’ Yeah, unfortunately for Coral, she gets gobbled up by a barracuda in scene one. It’s lucky her baby daddy, Marlin the clownfish, is made of tough stuff. He stays strong and raises Nemo to be a fine specimen of a sea creature, if a little geographically unaware.
Eugene Levy’s performance in American Pie may be one of the most disturbing portrayals of a father in movie history, but you can’t help wanting to go for a beer with Jim’s Dad.
No one has super sperm quite like old Pongo. This dog is not only one of the world’s greatest evolutionary successes, but a fabulous husband to his dear Perdy.
He watches his daughter dirty dance at a cheesy talent contest with a man called Johnny Castle and is still proud to call her his Baby. Need we say more.
We never thought we’d say this about Nicholas Cage, but he does simply KICK-ASS in Matthew Vaughn’s black comedy as Hit-Girl’s rather ‘over-involved’ father.
Ok, so it’s not perfect dad behaviour to cop off with your daughter’s best friend, or go to work at McDonald’s, or tear shit up quite like Kevin’s Spacey’s character, Lester, does in ‘American Beauty.’ But come on. He is a cool Dad.
It sure is a wonderful life when you’ve got loveable old George for a padre.
Imagine having to put up with Ariel for a child. The Little Mermaid..? More like the Little Minx. She doesn’t want to do her homework, she doesn’t want to chillax with friends, she just wants to hang out with the humans, init. And guess who has to mop up the mess when old Ursula arrives? Triton. How he manages to keep control unda da sea and maintain his six pack is anyone’s guess.
Tough love is what Darth is all about. He may not have been that involved as a parent, but Luke and Leia didn’t turn out too bad. Right?
There’s simply no messing with Bryan. While he doesn’t start the film as the world’s best father, he shows his true paternal colours when his daughter gets taken. We like Bryan. He punches, he fights, and he’ll kick yo’ ass if you mess with his offspring…but he’s also a softy at heart.