There’s something unique about a father and son bonding session over a quality film.
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Father’s Day, here’s a couple of movie suggestions that could fit the ticket.
Dirk Bogarde is outstanding in this role of a gay man trapped by a blackmail plot at a time when it was illegal to be gay.
The Godfather (1972)
Based on the novel by Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola directs Marlon Brando and Al Pacino in this iconic film about family politics and family business. More than just a gangster film, The Godfather explores the corruption of power, and how a family responds as the world around them changes. Cinema classic.
Field of Dreams (1989)
Phil Alden Robinson adapted the novel Shoeless Joe to create this surprisingly watchable film about baseball, family, and fathers. This is one of Kevin Costner’s good ones.
The Sum of Us (1994)
A film adaption of the play of the same name, Jack Thompson and Russell Crowe play the father and son navigating life together in Sydney. It’s not perfect, but there’s warmth and heart which is hard to resist.
He Got Game (1998)
Not just a sports movie, this is Spike Lee giving us the father/son treatment, with Denzel Washington at his finest.
La virgen de los sicarios (2000)
Our Lady of the Assassins is the film adaptation of the novel by Fernando Vallejo. The film is directed by Barbet Schroeder, and tells the story of a writer who returns to Colombia and falls in love with a young boy struggling to navigate the lawless streets of Medellin.
A Single Man (2009)
A beautifully crafted film from Tom Ford, adapting the novel by Christopher Isherwood. Stars Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.
Mike Mills wrote and directed this film, based on the coming-out of his own father later in life. Christopher Plummer is outstanding as the father.
Gerald McCullouch and Dan Via take Via’s play from stage to screen in this story about Daddy-issues that doesn’t quite go where you expect it to.
Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Set in northern Italy in 1983, Call Me by Your Name gives us the first love of young Elio (Timothée Chalamet) as he begins to explore his passion for the older Oliver (Armie Hammer). Beautiful to look at and will make you want to move to Italy and fall in love.