GO DADDY: 5 Movie Dads We’d Like to Toast This Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, we’d like to give a shout out to five of our favorite Movie Dads, from the ones you’d love to joke around with to the ones you wouldn’t want to mess with.

There is a big difference between a good father and a great one.

A good father will be home for dinner.  He’ll play catch with you.  Maybe buy you a car when you turn 16.

But a great father?  He will throw a steam-pipe through the chest of anyone who even looks at you wrong.

This Father’s Day, join us in applauding the great parenting skills of these five movie dads.


1. Brian Mills

The Movie: Taken (2008)
Why He’s a Great Dad: He’s a father with a very particular set of skills.  And if you harm his kids, he will use them.


2. George Banks

The Movie: Father of the Bride (1991)
Why He’s a Great Dad: He’s more than willing to throw his daughter a nice wedding.  But he draws the line at spending money on superfluous hot dog buns.


3. Chris Gardner

The Movie: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Why He’s a Great Dad: He’s not perfect, but he’s certainly got the Inspirational Speeches section of fatherhood down pat.


4. Daniel Hillard

The Movie: Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Why He’s a Great Dad: He isn’t one to let a pesky “Child Custody Ruling” prevent him from seeing his kids.


5. Professor Henry Jones Sr.

The Movie: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Why He’s a Great Dad: When you’re in a high-speed motorcycle chase with Nazis, he’s the man you want in your sidecar (though admittedly, he doesn’t do as well in planes).


Bonus: Mufasa

The Movie: The Lion King (1994)
Why He Didn’t Quite Make the Cut: Though a great father figure early on, he loses points for being absent during Simba’s formative years.