What to watch on Father's Day: 4 fantastic movies that explore fatherhood and can be enjoyed on streaming

This Sunday is Father’s Day, a moment when those who have achieved/decided to generate offspring congratulate themselves for a moment. Getting works that touch on fatherhood in the cinema is not complicated at allsince there is no shortage of directors with “daddy issues” or who are parents themselves and decide to express their feelings around it with art.

That is why we have an incredible variety of proposals that explore fatherhood. Today we collect four that can be found on the different streaming platforms that touch on the subject in a different way. We have an adventure movie, an animated movie, a Japanese movie, and an indie drama. There is something for everyone.

‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ (‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’, 1989)

Address:Steven Spielberg. Distribution: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott, John Rhys-Davies, River Phoenix.

Fatherhood or its absence runs through practically the entirety of Steven Spielberg’s filmography, so it is pertinent to choose one of his. The most obvious in this regard is this phenomenal pulp action-adventure film that wonderfully adds the father figure through Sean Connery.

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He and Harrison Ford make a splendid buddy movie in the middle of another essential Indiana Jones movie that once again marvelously combines action, humor and a sense of wonder.

View on SkyShowtime | Criticism in Espinof

‘Finding Nemo’ (‘Finding Nemo’, 2003)

Finding Nemo 2003

Address: Andrew Stanton. Distribution: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Allison Janney.

You expect a family movie about little fish in the sea and you’re met with an anxious disappearance thriller about the constant state of concern surrounding the protection of your child. No kidding, ‘Finding Nemo’ is probably the best exploration that Pixar has had on parenthood, leaving very striking reflection details in the middle of a search and adventure tape that even the little ones enjoy. A very complete movie worthy of a noble zone among his outstanding films.

Watch on Disney+ | Criticism in Espinof

‘Like Father, Like Son’ (‘Soshite chichi ni naru’, 2013)

Like Father Like Son 2013 Koreeda

Address: Hirokazu Koreeda Distribution: Masaharu Fukuyama, Yoko Maki, Jun Kunimura, Machiko Ono.

The best work on an expert in exploring family dynamics as is Hirokazu Koreeda. The Japanese tries to stir the entrails and the soul from stillness, moving with a complex story about the importance of affective ties beyond biological ones, the strength of found families and also class differences. A film with a huge heart but one that is not afraid to explore really complex issues.

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Watch on PlutoTV (free) and in filmin

‘Captain Fantastic’ (2016)

Captain Fantastic 2016 Viggo Mortensen

Address: Matt Ross. Distribution: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalize Basso, Nicholas Hamilton.

Here is a deeper exploration of parenting and the methods applied in parenthood through the language of American indie cinema. Viggo Mortensen does some of his best work (certainly better than eating a folded pizza to win an Oscar, although it’s quite a feat) in a movie with plenty of sharp dramatic knives. Sensitive and refined to play somewhat complex ideas, one of those little gems that seems to have come out of nowhere. George MacKay plays his breakout role here.

Watch on Netflix and on Amazon Prime Video | Criticism in Espinof

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