Monday, March 4, 2024

List: Top 3 Movie Dads (Revisited)

Another year, another Father’s Day passed. Though not all of us are fathers ourselves, we can’t deny that we wouldn’t be the men we are today if it weren’t for having a great father figure in our lives, so our special thanks and love go to all the dads out there, for their hard work and family support. Happy Father’s Day to you all! So with that, we decided it was more than appropriate to revisit a past Top 3 and talk about our Top 3 Movie Dads. We did this way back on Episode 31, but because none of us were present for that show it made perfect sense to give this one a revisit. There are many father figures represented in film, some of them are loving, some are role models, some funny, and others are just nuts. Our picks encompassed all of the above!

On that note, which movie dads would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours:

*Keep in mind we have different criteria for our lists as well*


1) Mufasa – The Lion King
2) Atticus Finch – To Kill a Mockingbird
3) Mac MacGuff – Juno


1) John Quincy Archibald – John Q
2) Michael Sullivan – Road to Perdition
3) Damon Macready / Big Daddy – Kick-Ass


1) Darth Vader / Anakin Skywalker – Star Wars trilogy
2) Clark Griswold – National Lampoon’s Vacation
3) Guido – Life Is Beautiful

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

King Jaffe Joffer – Coming to America, Clifford Worley – True Romance, Richard Hoover – Little Miss Sunshine, Bryan Mills – Taken, Chris Gardner – The Pursuit of Happyness, Man – The Road, Harry Stamper – Armageddon, George McFly – Back to the Future, George Banks – Father of the Bride, Antonio Ricci – Bicycle Thieves, Marlin – Finding Nemo, Daniel Hillard – Mrs. Doubtfire, Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible – The Incredibles, Noah Levenstein – American Pie, Vito Corleone – The Godfather

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. There are obviously a ton of other video games that we didn’t mention that could make your list, depending on your own tastes and criteria. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

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

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