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Spending quality time with dads in celebration of Father’s Day can be most fitting when watching movies that particularly touch on father-child relationships.
Dads and their children have varying tastes and interests when it comes to movie genres. Yet, choosing from a diverse list of the best Oscar-nominated movies with memorable father characters can be quite ideal, especially when trimming down options or looking for interesting themes for movies to watch on Father’s Day.
On a personal note, “Big Fish” is on top of my list for the most artistically emotional, magically realistic, and realistically magical cinematic masterpiece of all time. In terms of depth and presentation, this film may be yielding towards the art film route, but it still interestingly captures the general audience with a heart-wrenching story about the last moments of a dying father with his son. The son pieces together the stories that amazed him as a child, but separated him from his father for many years of his adult life.
This Tim Burton opus tries to understand the stories and myths coming from a father’s elusive life. It transcends the boundaries of sound and visuals to tell a sincerely emotional story of love, magic, and humanity. In 2004, “Big Fish” was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Original Score.
“The Lion King”
“The Lion King” is an ideal option for a father to watch with his young children. Yet, this charming animated feature can actually be a good movie to check out for practically any family member who enjoys being young at heart. This classic has a thrilling sense of vitality that allows viewers to enjoy even repeated viewings.
The film’s tale about a lion cub’s coming of age and his struggles after being tricked to have killed his father is touching and gratifying. Its memorable musical pieces live within the iconic range of the movie itself as they get immortalized in the hearts of the movie’s many generations of fans. The film won the 1995 Oscars’ Best Original Score and Best Original Song. It also received two other nominations for Best Original Song, which means it competed with itself with three musical pieces from its soundtrack getting nominated for the same award.
Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” is acknowledged as one of the most legendary films of all time. Offering a powerful chronicling of American life, it features a compelling saga of mafia and family relationships that have remained so powerful and iconic for all these years. This film is one of Hollywood’s greatest critically acclaimed and commercially successful motion picture pieces as well.
“The Godfather” is a rare form of cinematic entertainment. Since its release, it has become an instant legend. In 1973, it received The Academy’s Best Picture Award, along with two other Oscar wins and eight other Oscar nominations.
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” is a breakthrough movie with a breathtakingly epic scale courtesy of Steven Spielberg’s great imagination and powerful storytelling skills. The story revolves around the adventure of Indiana Jones while pursuing the Holy Grail and how he follows his father’s footsteps to stop the Nazis. The action-packed story invests well on a touching father and son dynamics.
The film provides a swashbuckling adventure treat that achieves that difficult balance of dealing with varying themes and convictions without becoming preachy. In 1990, this movie won the Academy Awards for Best Sound Effects Editing. It also received two other Oscar nominations.