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4 Netflix Dads We Can’t Help But Love

Be prepared to laugh and cry with these dads.

Movie marathons are always a given on weekends, so when all the Father’s Day celebrating is done, gather the brood (and the bowls of popcorn) and binge-watch these four films streaming on Netflix!

Note: Each movie has a distinct dad in the story who will make you laugh, cry, and think about your own father— or the kind of father you want to be to your kids. (Read: 5 Father’s Day Gifts for Your Other Dads)

Kenny Lustig of The Week Of (2018)

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Adam Sandler plays Kenny Lustig, an average dad who tries his darnedest to make his daughter’s wedding the best day of her life— and please everyone in between. But with budget constraints, a wacky bunch of relatives, and the groom’s uppity father (Chris Rock), expect things to go not quite as planned in this feel-good movie.

No spoilers, but the typically goofy Adam can be a sensitive guy too! (Read: This is Your Sign to Watch ‘Two Distant Strangers’ on Netflix)

Alberto of Dad Wanted (2020)

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When the talented Blanca (Natalia Coronado) requires parental consent to enter a BMX competition, her widowed mother says no. So she does the next best thing: hire Alberto (Juan Pablo Medina), a has-been-actor-turned-taxi-driver to play her supportive dad.

Can the two pull off the ruse?  The Mexican dramedy earned good feedback from viewers, who found it “very uplifting” and “worth watching, they did it with love.”

William Parrish of Meet Joe Black (1998)

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Before he won the Academy Award for his arresting role in The Father, Sir Anthony Hopkins delivered a classy performance as William Parrish, a media mogul and father of two whose days are slowly coming to an end.

Death in the person of a young and glowing Brad Pitt has come to take him, but not without falling in love with Parrish’s daughter (Claire Forlani) first. (Read: Mark Your Calendars – These Netflix Sequels Are Coming Soon!)

James Lake of About Time (2013)

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Domhnall Gleeson, left, and Bill Nighy in “About Time.” (Photo from Murray Close/Universal Pictures)

Like all the men in the Lake family, Tim (Domnhall Gleeson) discovers his ability to travel back in time. This he uses to his advantage to win the girl (Rachel McAdams) of his dreams. Trust his father James Lake (played by the brilliant yet highly underrated Bill Nighy) to remind him of what truly matters: “You have to use it for things that you really think will make your life the way you want it to be,” he tells his son.

Funny and sad all at once, this film is by the same people that brought us Notting Hill and Love Actually.

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