Fathers are as much as important as a mother in a child’s life. Caring and upbringing of a child are said to be a two parents’ job. From the moment your partner visits the baby scan clinic and confirms her pregnancy your days of fatherhood starts too. It is understandable that you would feel anxiety, stress, excitement all at once. It is also common to feel clueless about what to do and what not to do once your baby arrives.
Movies have always played a huge role in everyone’s life. Sometimes, in the form of entertainment and sometimes in the form of inspiration, movies teach us a lot. This father’s day we have listed such a single father’s or clueless father’s movies, as a way of inspiration on how to be a great father.
One of the best movies on fathers and son, this is a movie not only for to-be-fathers but also for sons to bond with their fathers. Released in 2003, though it is an animated movie, the story is filled with a little bit of everything; heartbreak, fun, adventure, and a lot of family drama. When Nemo gets lost in the ocean and captured, his father goes on to a long adventurous journey to bring back his son. The film is a good example of showing the great lengths a father would go to protect his child.
A classic Charlie Chaplin comedy movie of 1921, shows that you don’t have to give birth to a child to become a father. After a mother abandons her newborn son, Charlie Chaplin finds him. Though at first a bit reluctant, he decides to take him and raise him. Beneath the comedy, a lot of scary and realistic truths of life are shown, including the trauma of a child being abandoned.
After an unpleasant divorce, the father disguises himself as a female nanny to stay with his kids held in custody by his ex-wife. Released in 1993, as much as the movie is funny, it also shows the heartbreaking truth of how a couple’s divorce affects their kids.
Another classic of 1989, parenthood is a chaotic story filled with laughter. Gil Buckman makes a decent attempt to juggle his personal and professional life while managing the issues of his three kids. His stresses increase when he finds that his wife is pregnant once more. The movie is about a ton of parents and youngsters – four ages, from an old matron to a 3-year-old. Nearly everybody in this movie is both a kid and a parent, and a significant part of the film’s quality originates from the manner in which it sees every age in response to its folks’ thoughts of parenthood.
In real life, you don’t get to have a do-over on becoming a good father. But that is exactly what happened in this 2009 released movie. Initially, Mike O’Donnell wishes that if he would be 17 again, he would choose his career over his then high school girlfriend, now separated wife and kids. But when he does become 17 again, he chooses to become a good father to his son and daughter. A comedy on fatherhood and his regrets, it is a prime example of how even a clueless father can always turn around and try to be an attentive father.
On this father’s day, you can watch these movies with your family and let us know which one you liked the best. Also, did any of the movies inspire you on parenting?