Saturday, December 9, 2023

List: Top 5 Movies About Fatherhood

This week on Episode 526 of the InSession Film Podcast, inspired by our own JD Duran becoming a father once again, we discussed our favorite movies about fatherhood. Some of the very best films and performances are rooted in this topic, so there’s certainly a lot to cover here, but we had a great time talking about the nuances of fatherhood in film. That said, here are our lists:

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


1) The Kid
2) Big Fish
3) Bicycle Thieves
4) To Kill a Mockingbird
5) Creed II


1) It’s a Wonderful Life
2) There Will Be Blood
3) Boyz in the Hood
4) Catch Me if You Can
5) Road to Perdition


1) The Royal Tenenbaums
2) The Shining
3) Eraserhead
4) Somewhere
5) He Got Game

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

How to Train Your Dragon, Finding Nemo, Field of Dreams, Ordinary People, The Birdcage, Red River, October Sky, Big Fish, In the Name of the Father, The Fabelmans, Fantastic Mr Fox, Boyhood, Call Me By Your Name, Pinocchio, Popeye, Last Crusade, The Tree of Life, Father of the Bride, Big Daddy, Knocked Up, Hobson’s Choice, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Steve Jobs, Kramer vs Kramer, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Midnight Special, Finding Nemo, The Lion King, Field of Dreams, The Godfather, Mrs. Doubtfire, Return of the Jedi

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. There are many great films about fatherhood and perhaps your list looks different than ours. That being said, what would be your Top 5? 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.

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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