Power Rankings: Best Movie Dads

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He may have been your father, boy. But he wasn’t your daddy.” Father’s Day is this Sunday and we thought it would be a perfect time to show thanks to some of the movie dads that had as much of an impact on our lives in the real world as they did on their movie family. Self-sacrifice, funny, integrity, loyal, protective and simply just being there are some words that describe some of the best dads and apply to these movies dads below.

Movie dads from all over the spectrum were listed here from an all-time classic dad in Atticus Finch to criminal alien Yondu. Funny dads like Mr. Levenstein and Goofy. Dads who are simply trying to navigate their way through their teenager daughter lives in Mac McGuff and Mark Day. Also, some dads that will straight up murder a fool for the kids like Bryan Mills and Captain Spaulding. Ok, that last dad will just murder people for any reason, but he is there for his family when they need him, dag gummit! Regardless of the kind of dad listed, none of them fully know what the hell they are doing, but they are trying their best for their kids. That’s all we can ask. Let us know your favorite movie dads and why in the comments below!

Vincent Kane:

  1. Atticus Finch – Gregory Peck (To Kill A Mockingbird)
  2. Mac McGuff – J.K. Simmons (Juno)
  3. Man – Viggo Mortenson (The Road)
  4. Big Daddy – Nic Cage (Kick-Ass)
  5. Captain Spaulding – Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects)

Marmaduke Karlston:

  1. George McFly – Crispin Glover (Back to the Future)
  2. Jack Byrnes – Robert De Niro (Meet the Parents)
  3. Goofy – Bill Farmer (A Goofy Movie)
  4. Nick Parker – Dennis Quaid (The Parent Trap (1998))
  5. Lee Abbott – John Krasinski (A Quiet Place)

Romona Comet:

  1. Atticus Finch – Gregory Peck (To Kill A Mockingbird)
  2. Sam Baldwin – Tom Hanks (Sleepless in Seattle)
  3. George Bailey – James Stewart (It’s A Wonderful Life)
  4. Henry Jones Senior – Sean Connery (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
  5. Will Hayes – Ryan Reynolds (Definitely, Maybe)

Bob Cram Jr.:

  1. Atticus Finch – Gregory Peck (To Kill a Mockingbird)
  2. Furious Styles – Laurence Fishburne (Boyz N the Hood)
  3. George Bailey – James Stewart (It’s a Wonderful Life)
  4. Scott Lang – Paul Rudd (Antman)
  5. Bryan Mills – Liam Neeson (Taken)

Sailor Monsoon:

  1. Yondu – Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)
  2. Gil Buckman – Steve Martin (Parenthood)
  3. Mr. Levenstein – Eugene Levy (American Pie)
  4. Big Chris – Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels)
  5. Clifford Worley – Dennis Hopper (True Romance)

Mark Naff:

  1. Mack – Kevin Kline (Grand Canyon)
  2. Mark Day – Josh Hamilton (Eighth Grade)
  3. Edward Bloom – Albert Finney (Big Fish)
  4. Michael Clayton – George Clooney (Michael Clayton)
  5. Armand Goldman – Robin Williams (The Birdcage)


Author: Vincent Kane

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