Revisit 5 very different dad moments in film for Father’s Day

Harry Stamper in Armageddon

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), who agrees to head up the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. (Ben Affleck), who Harry thinks isn’t good enough for his daughter (Liv Tyler), until the mission proves otherwise.

Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller directed by Michael Bay and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

Mufasa in Lion King

As a king and leader, Mufasa holds a deep understanding of the forces that make the Pride Lands balanced and healthy. As a father he is responsible for teaching his son Simba to be a wise king like himself.

Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Pictures.

Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird

Although To Kill a Mockingbird is rightly remembered for its stance on civil rights and the relationship between father Atticus Finch and daughter Scout, it is equally about Atticus’s relationship with his adopted son, Jem. Gregory Peck’s portrayal of Atticus – the father we all wish we had—stands above all as the ideal portrayal of the ideal paterfamilias.

To Kill a Mockingbird  is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature. The 1962 film is considered one of the best films ever made. It was a box office success and won three Academy Awards including Best Actor for Peck.

Darth Vader in Star Wars

In what is possibly the most iconic plot twist of all time, Darth Vader is revealed to be Luke Skywalker’s father in The Empire Strikes Back. While Vader plays a brutal and villainous antagonist in the franchise, in his final moments his love for his son supersedes his quest for power and he ultimately gives his life to save Luke, redeeming him once and for all.

Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas.

Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness

“Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something, not even me.  Alright?  You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it, period.”

The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical film based on entrepreneur Chris Gardner’s nearly one-year struggle of being homeless. The film features Will Smith as Gardner, a homeless salesman and Smith’s son Jaden Smith as Gardner’s son, Christopher Jr.

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