50 Greatest Movie Dads

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    • Bandit1

      Jun 15th 2012, 9:36

      Nice list, well done! Good calls on Big Chris and Clark Griswold...especially Griswold should be higher. Some I missed here though: Greg Kinnear in "Little Miss Sunshine"... when he jumps on the stage you know how much he cares for his daughter's well-being. And then Keith Richard's in "Pirates...."! And how about Al Pacino as "Dad" in "The Devil's Advocate"?? For sure there are lots more....

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    • FBLHealy85

      Jun 15th 2012, 10:05

      Steve Freeling would have been a nice addition (Poltergeist).

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    • JamieTSB

      Jun 15th 2012, 10:26

      Isn't the title of the Will Smith film, 'The Pursuit of Happyness'...just saying.

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    • pickledelephant

      Jun 15th 2012, 10:58

      I am Sam. That is all I have to say about this list.

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    • Jrdnsans1792

      Jun 15th 2012, 13:04

      Tom Mullen from Ransom?

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    • Jrdnsans1792

      Jun 15th 2012, 13:06

      Or Elmer Jackson from After The Promise?

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    • Jrdnsans1792

      Jun 15th 2012, 13:08

      Also think that Gaz from The Full Monty should definitely be in there somewhere. Maybe even Jack Frost.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Jun 15th 2012, 13:42

      Kyle Reese.. without ever knowing that a) he has a son and b) he is friends with his son later in life, he gives up everything to travel through time and fight a b*****d hard robot to save his entire existence.. quite tragic really.

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    • bencobra

      Jun 15th 2012, 14:10

      Great list. Mufasa and Ted Kramer are definitely the best on there.

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    • Hadouken76

      Jun 15th 2012, 17:55

      Alex Murphy, Jaguar Paw, Rocky Balboa and Mad Max.. legends.

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    • Agent69

      Jun 15th 2012, 23:09

      Half of these are absolutely TERRIBLE fathers.

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    • peqdavid5

      Jun 18th 2012, 2:21

      Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close??

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    • liamjeffery

      Jun 16th 2013, 13:46

      Robert De Niro (A Bronx Tale) is definitely sorely missed from this list for me!

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    • cc1129

      Jun 16th 2013, 16:45

      Jesus wasn't a father.

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    • PsycoSaurus

      Jun 16th 2013, 17:51

      How about Ryan Gosling's character in Place Beyond the Pines?

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    • jman500

      Jul 21st 2013, 3:46

      john mclane was trying to save his wife not nececerily his kids

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    • thefonsio

      Apr 2nd 2014, 11:12

      This is a good list with a nice spread. Aside from Mrs. Doubtfire, Robin Williams is also amazing in World's Greatest Dad. He tries his hardest to bond with his socially inept and self-destructive kid played brilliantly by Daryl Sabara, and you can't help but feel for him when things fall down because he was so unconditional and sincere in his love and care for a really undeserving son. From the movies I've seen on this list though the fathers that stand out for me based on integrity, values and simply looking out for the well-being of their children are; Laurence Fishburne as Furious Styles, Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, Robert Benigni as g***o Orefice, Viggo Mortensen as The Man, Will Smith as Christoper Gardner, James Earl Jones as Mufasa and of course, Dustin Hoffman as Ted Kramer. A movie I've seen recently that kind of raises the question of what a good father is, is Prisoners. It's been slagged off for it's religious content but it really provokes thought about moral dilemmas you may face as a parent, and the lengths you would go to in a time of crises.

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