Three Father’s Day Movie Ideas

Are you struggling to come up with something to do with your dad this Father’s Day? You’ve done the whole miniature golf, Tequila shots, and dinner at Red Lobster thing a thousand times already.  So, why not stay at home, make some popcorn and watch movies? He knows you’re broke!

Star Wars: Episode V – Empire Strikes Back:  Nothing will make you appreciate your father/child bond better than knowing that at least your dad isn’t a Sith Lord.

There Will Be Blood: Your dad showed you how to ride a bike. H.W.’s dad killed someone with a bowling pin. I think you know who wins the coolest dad award.

The Princess Bride: A grandfather reads a story to his grandson. This line: “My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!” Do I really need to convince you further?


Prisoners: I dare you not to cry and sing “Kum Ba Yah” after this one. If this movie doesn’t bring you two closer and give you the feels then that’s not really your dad.  It’s a robot impersonating your dad.

2nd Bonus:

Fifty Shades of Grey: After going through an emotional rollercoaster with the above movies, face it.  You both need a little “pick me up.”  50 Shades is all about perking up—and stalking and sex contracts.  If there’s one movie on this list that will cause you to fly off the couch and run screaming out of your father’s house it’s this movie. As much as your dad loves you, it’s probably 2 a.m. and he wants you gone.

Dad Quotes of the Day:

“The other day, when my 4-year-old saw a flowering tree and said, ‘Daddy it’s raining petals,’ that was poetry that just melted my heart into a mushy, yummy Fudgsicle.”

–Brendan Fraser (Actor)

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”

Clarence Budington Kelland (American Writer)

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”

-Mark Twain (Writer)

“Be a dad. Don’t be Mom’s Assistant…Be a man…Fathers have skills that they never use at home. You run a landscaping business and you can’t dress and feed a four-year-old? Take it on. Spend time with your kids…It won’t take away your manhood, it will give it to you.”

― Louis C.K. (Comedian)


Hope you all have a wonderful Father’s Day!

Hope you liked this week’s blog post.  You can read the first chapters of my urban fantasy series The Children of Ekhidna and Typhoeus on the books page.

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6 thoughts on “Three Father’s Day Movie Ideas

  1. Stacy, this was a really nice post.
    One of the quotes really nailed me. ‘…Daddy, it’s raining petals…’
    I’m quite convinced my daughter said that to me, or something much like it when she was 3-4. Brought back keen memories.
    She’s like 4 squared now – I believe I’ll ask her if she’d mind tossing that line at me for this Father’s Day.
    She’ll probably smile kindly and offer to get me a shrink for an hour…. or a Psych Eval
    Oh, well…. I guess that’d be fun, too, right?

    Take care!
    I always enjoy your posts.

    Liked by 1 person

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