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Top 10 Films To Watch With Dad

Treat dad to a Father's Day movie afternoon at home with these classic films. Don't forget pizza and popcorn!

Instead of taking dad to a crowded restaurant or cinema this Father’s Day, why not treat him to a movie afternoon at home? We love the idea of popping a pizza in the oven, choosing a film just for dad, and spending a few hours curled up next to him on the sofa.

We’ve put together some of our favourite dad-friendly films, so you can surprise him with pizza and a movie, and make dad your number one fan this Father’s Day. Just don’t forget popcorn and tasty treats to nibble on during the showing!

Remember the Titans (2000)

For the sports-mad Dad

Denzel Washington stars in this true story about a high school American football coach’s struggle to create a racially diverse, winning high school football team. Set in 1970s Virginia, this powerful and emotive story is a perfect film to let dad relive his sporting youth.

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Zulu (1964)

For the dad who loves a classic

This 1964 historical war film depicts the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in 1879, and introduced Michael Caine to the world (“My name… is Michael Caine” – count how long it takes for your dad to come out with that impersonation!) Referred to as one of the best historical movies of all time, this film is perfect for a Sunday afternoon in front of the TV!

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Almost Famous (2000)

For the dad who likes to talk about the good old days

A high school boy gets the chance to write for Rolling Stone magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on tour in 1970s America. Isn’t touring with a rock band every dad’s dream? He’s guaranteed to love it!

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Top Gun (1986)

For the dad who loves showing off his surround sound system

This ‘80s classic is worth a watch, if only for the legendary opening scene which shows a number of US naval fighter jets landing on, and setting off from, a ship in the Pacific Ocean. Turn up the volume as high as it’ll go and marvel in the noise, your dad will be blown away!

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Top Gun

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

For the wise Dad

An angel helps a compassionate but despairing, frustrated businessman realise how wonderful his life really is in this beautiful classic starring James Stewart. Learn how important it is to appreciate everything you have with this timeless film.

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It's A Wonderful Life

Toy Story (1995)

For the Dad who likes a cry

Remind dad that everyone has to grow up one day with this Disney masterpiece. It follows the adventures of a young boy’s toys as they attempt to keep their owner’s interest when a new toy turns up.

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Golden Eye (1995)

For the spy-loving Dad

Pierce Brosnan makes his debut as “Bond, James Bond” in this furious chase to retrieve a nuclear space weapon from a fellow agent who is believed to be dead. Why not dig out your old Nintendo 64 and play the game of the movie with your darling dad? It’s an absolute classic!

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Mission Impossible (1996)

For the explosive-loving Dad

Tom Cruise stars as an American agent under false suspicion of disloyalty who must discover and expose a killer on his own, without help from his organisation. Murder, tension, some epic scenes (hovering over an alarmed floor – genius!) and one of the best theme tunes of all time make this spy thriller a must-watch.

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Gladiator (2000)

For the action hero Dad

Russell Crowe stars as a betrayed Roman general whose family is murdered by the emperor's corrupt son. He travels to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge for them, and blood, tigers, and big battles make this film a must-see!

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