It’s Father’s Day on June 19, and children all around the world idolise their fathers. For a child, his or her father is the ultimate hero and the one who knows everything. Fathers are the ones that always guide us, no matter what they do. They are great and are always there for us, no matter what.
While fathers may claim to love their children equally, it is widely acknowledged that no relationship is more precious than that between a father and his daughter. For a girl, her father is the most important man in her life. And every other man she meets must fit her father’s expectations. While each father-daughter relationship is unique, certain films have depicted this special relationship with great emotional depth.
Watch these films and shows to celebrate father figures who give, protect, nurture, and guide their children. These amazing films and shows shed new light on one of life’s most fundamental emotional bonds: the father-daughter relationship.
Amazing Shows, Films On Father-Daughter Relationship
This is Us (2016- 2022)
This Is Us is a family drama series that offers insightful perspectives on parenting, including how fatherhood does not have to be overly masculine and may be compassionate and emotionally supportive. The Pearsons, Jack and Rebecca, are at the centre of the plot as they raise their three children, Kevin, Kate, and Randall, through a variety of challenges, including the racism that Randall, their African-American adopted child, encounters as he grows up.
When Jack dies unexpectedly following a horrific fire that burns the family home to the ground, the story takes a different turn. The story of how this tragedy affects the family and how Jack’s love inspires his children to face life’s various trials spans six seasons and will make you laugh, cry, learn, and grow. The series is available on Disney Plus Hotstar.
King Richard (2021)
Will Smith plays Richard Williams, the father and coach of tennis stars Venus (Saniyya Sidney) and Serena Williams (Demi Singleton). When Venus and Serena were younger, Williams was a hugely controversial figure in the tennis world because he pushed them too hard to succeed at times and unabashedly dominated their careers.
He raised a family of three step-daughters, Venus, Serena, and Brandy, like a man on a mission. He often went too far in planning his daughters’ routines and making sure they never lost sight of their ambitions, but he is generally recognised as the driving force behind their success stories. The movie is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
Toni Erdmann (2016)
The bond between a goofy father and his estranged daughter is the centre of this German-Austrian film. Ines Conradi, played by Sandra Hüller, has a hectic schedule. She is engrossed in her work and has little time for her family. Her father, Peter Simonischek as Winfried Conradi/Toni Erdmann, on the other hand, is a strange character. He enjoys dressing up to deceive others and making jokes and pranks.
He appears out of nowhere at Ines’ employment one day, and she has to figure out how to deal with him. Her time with her father causes her to rethink her life choices. The film is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Leave No Trace (2018)
The story follows a military veteran father (Ben Foster) who lives in the woods with his young daughter and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (Thomasin McKenzie). Will is a PTSD-affected Iraq War veteran. As a result of his mental health issues, he decides to become reclusive and relocates to a nature reserve far from civilization. He brings his 13-year-old daughter with him, and the two spend some time alone. They are discovered one day, and their lives take an unexpected turn.
There are many concerns at the core of this film, but the bond between a father and daughter is the one that catches its spirit. The film is available on Amazon Prime Video.
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At first glance, Southpaw appears to be nothing more than a good old-fashioned boxing movie, but this film is primarily a film about a father and his daughter, with gritty fights and impeccable acting from Jake Gyllenhaal, Oona Laurence, and Rachel McAdams.
When his wife is unexpectedly shot at a fundraiser event, Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) is forced to deal with his young daughter Leila and his developing drug habit. When Leila discovers her father in the bathroom, she has no choice but to phone 911, resulting in her being placed in foster care—and Billy does everything he can to reclaim his daughter’s affection (and custody). This melodramatic sports film that focuses on characters and their connections with one another is available on Netflix.
Like Father (2018)
The film stars Kristen Bell, Kelsey Grammer, and Seth Rogen and tells the story of Rachel (Kristen Bell), a young professional woman who is left at the wedding and embarks on her Caribbean honeymoon trip with the last person she ever expected—her estranged father.
Despite the fact that Rachel hasn’t seen her estranged father, Harry (Kelsey Grammer) since she was five years old, they quickly discover a new understanding of love, life, family, and one another. The film is available on Netflix.
Interstellar juggles a lot of topics at the same time. It’s being marketed as a scientific film, and it is, for the most part. The film’s heart, though, remains in a father’s love for his daughter. In the primary roles, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain star in the film.
The promise of a father to return to his daughter is the story’s key premise. The sequence in which Cooper (father played by McConaughey) cries after seeing Murph (daughter played by Chastain) in a message received from Earth is one of the most chilling in the film. The film is available on Amazon Prime Video.
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