Movies about fathers

List of the best movies about fathers selected by visitors to our site: How I Became Russian, A Score to Settle, Abduction, Undone, The Sun Above Me Never Sets, The Informer, The Dig, Eli, The Secret of a Leader, SGT. Will Gardner
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
How I Became Russian (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrecomedy
Duration02:04
CharactersFathers, Family, Parents
PlotLove
PlaceRussia

To please the father of his bride is not an easy task. This problem is faced by the Chinese guy Pen, when he goes to Moscow for his love - Ira, without even knowing what a nightmare awaits him. After all, her father Anatoly is not at all ready to give his daughter to the first comer, and he has his own plan for deliverance in this case ... However, the bride's father and the bridegroom will have to learn to respect each other if they want to keep the girl who loves most in the world.

A Score to Settle (2019)
Mark2 (imdb: 4.5)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
Duration01:14
CharactersFathers
PlotRevenge
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense

A former mob enforcer who is released from prison after serving 22 years for a crime he didn't commit sets out on a path for revenge against the people who wronged him.

Abduction (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
Duration01:55
CharactersFathers, Heroes
PlotLost memory, Survival, Supernatural
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, For men

A man steps out of a park fountain in Ho Chi Minh City with no recollection of who he is or where he came from. As he wanders through the city, piecing together clues to his past, he is relentlessly pursued by mysterious figures.

Undone (2019)
Mark5 (imdb: 8.3)
Genrefantasy, drama
Duration02:11
CharactersFamily, Friends, Girlfriends, Fathers
PlotLove, Loneliness, Time travel, Investigation
PlaceOffice, USA
StyleExciting

After getting into a near fatal car accident, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death.

The Sun Above Me Never Sets (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
Duration01:59
CharactersFriends, Fathers, Old man
PlotLove, Happiness, Meaning of life
PlaceRussia

Having quarreled with his father Altan goes to work in the North. He will have to spend a month alone on a deserted island. But soon a neighbor appears. He is old Baibal who has come to the island to spend the last days of his life there. He asks Altan to bury him next to his wife. But the guy finds out that long ago the old man’s daughter went missing. He talks the old man into publishing an entertainment blog to find his daughter and put of the man’s death. Every day Altan does his best to stimulate the old man to live another beautiful day.

The Informer (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller
Duration02:34
CharactersSpy, Killers, Police, Family, Fathers
PlotLove, Relationship, Pursuit

An ex-convict working undercover intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison.

The Dig (2019)
CharactersKillers, Fathers, Old man
PlotDeath
StyleDisturbing, Tense

After serving fifteen years for murder, Callahan returns home to find Sean, his victim’s father, searching for the body. With no memory of the murder, Callahan soon realises that the only way to get rid of Sean is to help him dig.

Eli (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror
Duration02:30
CharactersParents, Doctors, Family, Mothers, Fathers
PlotGhosts, Telekinesis
StyleCreepy, Depressive

A boy named Eli with a rare autoimmune disorder is confined to a special experimental clinic for his treatment. He soon begins experiencing supernatural forces, turning the supposedly safe facility into a haunted prison for him and his fellow patients.

The Secret of a Leader (2019)
CharactersFriends, Mothers, Fathers, Losers
PlotDepression
PlaceKazakhstan

When Kanat hits the bottom, still living with his mother at 40 passed, stuck mid level in his bank job, fantasizing from afar on girls, the unexpected encounter with his evil half, longtime friend Daniyar makes him take a moral u turn and his life takes a plunge in the dark.

SGT. Will Gardner (2019)
CharactersFamily, Soldier, Fathers
PlotTime travel, Motorcycles, Travel
PlaceUSA

A troubled Iraq War veteran struggling to reintegrate into society sets out on a cross-country journey with the hope of reuniting with his young son.

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Dad Friend (2018)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy
Duration01:40
CharactersFathers, Family

Stéphane defers his frustration at not having had a son on his sons-in-law. So when her younger daughter decides to leave a rugby player than the idolatrous father for a doctor he can not stand, he will do everything to get his son-in-law back. His daughter will not let it go.

The Bouncer (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama
Duration01:23
CharactersGuards, Fathers, Defenders, Bodyguards
PlotFight
StyleExciting

A tough nightclub bouncer struggling to raise his 8-year-old daughter is forced to go undercover after an unfortunate event.

Don't Go (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.2)
Genredetective
CharactersFathers
PlotDeath, Dreams, Depression
PlaceBeach
StyleDisturbing

Devastated by his daughter's death in a terrible accident, Ben becomes convinced that he can bring her back through a recurring dream. But is it just a dream? Or is Ben losing his mind?

I'll Take Your Dead (2018)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, crime
Duration01:45
CharactersFarmers, Gangsters, Criminals, Hired assassins, Fathers, Family, Parents
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing

William has a simple job: he makes dead bodies disappear. His daughter Gloria has become used to rough-looking men dropping off corpses, and is even convinced that some of them are haunting their house.

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:27
CharactersSuperhero, Ants, Partners, Friends, Fathers
PlotRevenge, People reduction, Love, Technology
StyleMarvel, Light

Just when his time under house arrest is about to end, Scott Lang once again puts his freedom at risk to help Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym dive into the quantum realm and try to accomplish, against time and any chance of success, a very dangerous rescue mission.

How Viktor "The Garlic" Took Alexey "The Stud" to the Nursing Home (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:59
CharactersDisabled people, Fathers
PlotTime travel, Adventure

Viktor spends his free time trawling bars with ladies of questionable repute, from where he is picked up by a wife he doesn’t love, the mother of a child they never planned. Viktor himself was abandoned by his own father, his mother then committed suicide, and he was left to grow up in an orphanage. Years later, his errant dad returns, now a disabled felon, and Viktor discovers a timely legacy is in the offing – his father’s apartment. The documentation for securing dad’s move into an old people’s home is signed in a flash. Nevertheless, the only one that can take him is miles away and, what’s more, the invalid starts to recuperate during the journey, which is when their real problems begin.

Lean on Pete (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Fathers, Horses
PlotTime travel, Money

Charley Thompson, a teenager living with his single father, gets a summer job working for horse trainer Del Montgomery. Bonding with an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete, Charley is horrified to learn he is bound for slaughter, and so he steals the horse, and the duo embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier.

Flower (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersTeens, Girlfriends, Mothers, Fathers
PlotRevenge, Seduction, Money
PlacePrison, USA
StyleTouching

Rebellious, quick-witted Erica Vandross is a 17-year-old firecracker living with her single mom, Laurie, and her mom's new boyfriend, Bob, in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. When Bob's mentally unbalanced son, Luke, arrives from rehab to live with the family, Erica finds her domestic and personal life overwhelmed. With Luke and her sidekicks Kala and Claudine in tow, Erica acts out by exposing a high school teacher's dark secret.

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersTeens, Photographers, Writers, Mothers, Fathers, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Mystery, Creation
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleFascinating

Over the course of 12 years, and three stages of life, Sidney Hall falls in love, writes the book of a generation and then disappears without a trace.

Custody (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
Duration01:35
CharactersParents, Family, Mothers, Fathers, Lawyers
PlotLove, Fear, Divorce, Loneliness
PlaceFrance, Court

In the midst of a divorce, Miriam Besson decides to ask for exclusive custody of her son, in order to protect him from a father that she is accusing of violence. The judge-in-charge of the file grants a shared custody to the father whom it considers abused. Taken as a hostage between his parents, Julien Besson will do everything to prevent the worst from happening.

Black Tide (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
Duration01:00
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Mothers, Fathers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceFrance

When a teenager suddenly disappears without a trace, the case is assigned to an alcoholic police officer who maintains a complicated relationship with his own troubled teenage son, suspected of drug trafficking.

Temporary Difficulties (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 3.1)
Genremelodrama, drama
Duration01:20
CharactersMothers, Fathers
PlotSuccess, Relationship, Hatred
PlaceSchool, Forest, Russia

Sasha Korolev has a congenital disorder. The boy’s father has chosen what seemed to him the only correct way to put the son on his feet: to treat him like a healthy person. “You’re not a patient, you have temporary difficulties”. Eating, getting dressed, going downstairs and walking up the front door steps — every day the child spends hours on such simple household tasks. At school he is mocked by his peers, and there is no help to expect. The boy has coped with the illness, but started hating the father. When he finished school, Sasha left home and stopped all contact with the father. Over the past 15 years he has become the best business consultant in the country, who has helped hundreds of businesses out of crisis. “You have no a crisis, you have temporary difficulties”, — Sasha would say to his clients, having gone along a difficult path himself. And one day, a new order unexpectedly gives him the opportunity to settle accounts with the father...

A Moment in the Reeds (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersFriends, Fathers, Gay, Students
PlotRelationship

Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, and when Leevi's father has to return to town on business, the two young men establish a connection and embark on a romance set against the idyllic Finnish summer. However, looming over this chance encounter, is the father's imminent return to the lake house, the continuation of Leevi's studies abroad as well as Tareq's complex relationship with his family in Syria.

Battle (2018)
CharactersFathers
PlotDancing, Love, Money

Amalie is the girl who has everything, good looks, money, a boyfriend and a big talent of dancing. One day, her world falls apart and she moves from everything she knows. Then enter Mikael. He is dancing in the streets and Amalie joins him in dancing on the streets, dancing Battles.

Elon Musk: The Real Life Iron Man (2018)
CharactersScientists, Fathers, Astronauts
PlotSuccess, Dreams
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
TimeFuture

Discover the meteoric rise of Elon Musk, the man who is transforming the way we think about travel technology through electric cars, the Hyperloop, and revolutionary ideas on how we live through artificial intelligence and colonizing Mars.

A Fortunate Man (2018)
CharactersPregnant, Family, Priests, Fathers
PlotWedding, Love, Success, Religious, Death, Love triangle, Cancer
PlaceParty

On his quest for happiness, Per decides to leave Jutland and an upbringing in a strict religious home. He runs from his family and his patriarch father, and sets sail towards Copenhagen to become an engineer. Parallel to his studies, he works on a visionary energy project based on wind and wave energy, a project so much ahead of its time, that professors consider him insane and far too self-confident. However, Per’s project becomes a success and he marries the beautiful Jakobe who is a part of a wealthy Jewish family. One would imagine that Per’s happiness now is made. But Per’s childhood keeps haunting him and his dogmatic family cannot accept his new life. Despite his luck and success, Per is unable to fully cut the strings to his strict religious background, and he now fears that he will repeat his father’s patriarchist behavior.

Mothers' Instinct (2018)
CharactersNeighbors, Girlfriends, Mothers, Fathers
PlotLove, Death, Jealousy, Revenge
StyleUnexpected ending, Disturbing

Brussels, early '60s. Alice and Céline live in twin bourgeois houses. They are best friends as are their children, Theo and Maxime, who have grown up like brothers. Both families spend all their time together. This perfect harmony is broken when an accident creates strong divisions between the two families.

Attraction (2017)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrefantastic
CountryRussia
Duration02:09
CharactersAliens, Fathers, Guests, Military
PlotLove, UFO, War
PlaceMoscow, Russia, Space

After an alien ship crash lands in a Russian city, many who see the inside and the occupants start to question their own existence while others demand the aliens leave Earth.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA, Hungary
Duration02:26
CharactersFamily, Twins, Fathers, Friends, Hunters
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Love, War, Mystery
TimeFuture
StyleCyberpunk

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Kodachrome (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:34
CharactersFriends, Fathers
PlotTime travel, Travel
StyleTouching

Matt Ryder is convinced to drive his estranged and dying father Benjamin Ryder cross country to deliver four old rolls of Kodachrome film to the last lab in the world that can develop them before it shuts down for good. Along with Ben's nurse Zooey, the three navigate a world changing from analogue to digital while trying to put the past behind them.

Mountain Miracle (2017)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, adventure
Duration01:55
CharactersParents, Friends, Mothers, Fathers
PlotTime travel, Adventure, The escape
PlaceItaly, Nature, Mountains

A girl struggling with asthma is taken to a clinic in South Tyrol to be cured. After some time she decides to get out of this hell (that's how she feels about it) and soon she'll meet a new friend. Together they try to reach the peak of a mountain where, according to an old custom, she can be healed.

The Wound (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
Duration02:14
CharactersTeens, Fathers, Gay
PlotTime travel, Loneliness
PlaceMountains

Eastern Cape, South Africa. A lonely factory worker, Xolani, takes time off his job to assist during an annual Xhosa circumcision initiation into manhood. In a remote mountain camp that is off limits to women, young men, painted in white ochre, recuperate as they learn the masculine codes of their culture. In this environment of machismo and aggression, Xolani cares for a defiant initiate from Johannesburg, Kwanda, who quickly learns Xolani's best kept secret, that he is in love with another man.

The Breadwinner (2017)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, family, cartoon, military
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, USA
Duration01:45
CharactersPolice, Family, Mothers, Fathers
PlotReligious, Survival
PlacePrison

A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan, ruled by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie (2017)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Denmark
Duration02:11
CharactersFathers
PlotAdventure

Six young ninjas are tasked with defending their island home of Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors using their skill and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy....high school.

The Saint (2017)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:42
CharactersPolice, Businessmen, Fathers, Thieves
PlotAdventure, Fight, Abduction, Mystery
PlaceUSA

International master thief, Simon Templar, also known as The Saint, is asked by a desperate rich man to find his kidnapped daughter. However, in addition to evading the authorities, Simon must face a dangerous adversary from his past.

Gaspard at the Wedding (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
Duration01:43
CharactersFamily, Fathers
PlotWedding, Love
PlaceFrance, Paris

After keeping a careful distance for many years, 25-year-old Gaspard must renew contact with his family when his father remarries. Accompanied by Laura, an eccentric young woman who agrees to pretend she's his girlfriend at the wedding, he finally feels ready to set foot in the zoo owned by his parents, where he is reunited with the monkeys and tigers he grew up with... But with a father who is an out-of-control womanizer, a brother who is far too sensible, and a sister who is far too beautiful, he unknowingly sets himself up to experience the last days of his childhood.

Zombillenium (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:52
CharactersZombie, Fathers, Witch, Demons, Vampire, Werewolf
PlaceSchool

Zombillenium, the Halloween theme park, happens to be the one place on earth where real monsters can hide in plain sight. When Hector, a human, threatens to disclose the true identity of his employees, the Vampire Park Manager has no other choice but to hire him. To see his daughter, Hector must escape from his Zombies and Werewolves coworkers.

Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)
Mark2 (imdb: 6)
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, musical
Duration01:21
CharactersZombie, Students, Fathers
PlotDancing, Supernatural, Survival
PlaceAustralia, England
TimeNew Year

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.

The Child in Time (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersPolice, Family, Writers, Mothers, Fathers
PlotLove, Depression, Relationship, Divorce, Creation
PlaceForest, England, School

Set two years after his daughter went missing, The Child In Time follows Stephen Lewis, a children's author, as he struggles to find purpose in his life without her. His wife Julie has left him, and his best friends Charles and Thelma have retired to the countryside, battling demons of their own. With tenderness and insight, the movie explores the dark territory of a marriage devastated, the loss of childhood, the fluidity of time, grief, hope, and acceptance. The Child In Time is a lyrical and heart-breaking exploration of love, loss, and the power of things unseen.

Walking Out (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersFamily, Fathers
PlotLove, Survival, Hunting, Parenting
PlaceForest, USA

A city teen who travels to Montana to go hunting with his estranged father only for the strained trip to become a battle for survival when they encounter a grizzly bear

I Love You, Daddy (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersFamily, Directors, Fathers
PlotLove, Relationship, Intrigue
PlaceUSA
StyleSmart

When a successful television writer's daughter becomes the interest of an aging filmmaker with an appalling past, he becomes worried about how to handle the situation.

Brad's Status (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersFamily, Friends, Fathers, Dogs, Gay
PlotLove, Parenting, Computers
PlaceUSA, Aircraft

Although Brad has a satisfying career, a sweet wife and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento, things aren't quite what he imagined during his college glory days. When he accompanies his musical prodigy son on a university tour, he can't help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends who seemingly have more wealthy and glamorous lives. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or if their lives are actually more flawed than they appear.

Wonder Wheel (2017)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens, Parents, Family, Friends, Fathers
PlotLove, Relationship, Betrayal
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleMakes me think, Tense

The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey, a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina, Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment.

Wonderstruck (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersMothers, Fathers, Wolves, Models, Orphans
PlotLove, Loneliness
PlaceNew York, USA

The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.

The Only Living Boy in New York (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersFamily, Fathers, Lovers
PlotLove, Betrayal
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating

When a young man learns that his overbearing father is having an affair, he tries to stop it, only to be seduced by the older woman as well.

Loving Vincent (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, cartoon, crime, biography
CountryPoland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:17
CharactersArtists, Friends, Fathers
PlotLove, Art, Investigation
PlaceParis, London, Village

The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings are his passionate and ill-fated life and mysterious death.

Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryItaly, France, Brazil, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersScientists, Mothers, Fathers, Gay
PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting, First love
PlaceSea, Italy

Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.

Spielberg (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:08
CharactersFriends, Directors, Fathers
PlotLove, Art, Parenting
PlaceUSA

A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg.

Lu Over the Wall (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantasy, adventure, cartoon, music
CountryJapan
Duration01:02
CharactersTeens, Fathers
PlotLove, Divorce, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, Japan, Village, Islands

In an small fishing village, a gloomy middle school student named Kai meets a mermaid named Lu.

See You Up There (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration01:46
CharactersArtists, Friends, Military, Fathers, Orphans, Dogs
PlotLove, War, Death, Pursuit, Test, Dancing
PlaceFrance

In November 1918, a few days before the Armistice, when Lieutenant Pradelle orders a senseless attack, he causes a useless disaster; but his outrageous act also binds the lives of two soldiers who have nothing more in common than the battlefield: Édouard saves Albert, although at a high cost. They become companions in misfortune who will attempt to survive in a changing world. Pradelle, in his own way, does the same.

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