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List: Top 3 Father-Daughter Movies

List: Top 3 Father-Daughter Movies

This week on Episode 283 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by Boots Riley’s wild Leave No Trace, we decided to talk about our favorite father-daughter movies. 2018 has been a very rich year for these kinds of films, including Leave No Trace, Hearts Beat Loud and Eighth Grade. Of course, though, this relationship we’ve seen on screen many times before, and man-o-man have there been some great depictions of this over the years. So this was a lot of fun, especially when Ryan brought up a certain film from 2014. On that note, what movies would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours:

(Note: Please keep in mind that we each had different criteria for our selections)


1) Father of the Bride (1950)
2) Stories We Tell
3) Logan


1) To Kill a Mockingbird
2) Toni Erdmann
3) Father of the Bride (1991)


1) Interstellar
2) The Descendants
3) Lady Bird

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Kick-Ass, Juno, My Girl, Little Miss Sunshine, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Saving Mr. Banks, Hanna, Steven Jobs, Armageddon, The Parent Trap I Am Sam, Gifted, Definitely Maybe, Winters Bone, Eighth Grade, Hearts Beat Loud, Leave No Trace

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. As noted above, there are countless options for this list depending on the criteria you set for yourself, and maybe your list looks very different than ours. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.

Huge movie fanatic and InSession Film founder and owner. I pretend to know a lot about movies, but mostly I'm good at discussing them. My favorite movies include Shawshank Redemption, Warrior, Top Gun and Transformers (fav as a kid!). Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran

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