Father’s Day is just around the corner (Sun Sep 2) which means it’s the perfect time to stock up on some great films from the library that highlight what being a father figure is all about. While the list could go on, here are just a couple of our favourites.
Check out what your local library has on offer, and don’t forget that you can always request a title if they don’t have it yet!
M | Comedy | 2017
Peter (Ed Helms) and Kyle Reynolds (Owen Wilson) are twin brothers whose mother (Glenn Close) raised them to believe their father died when they were young, which they later discover to be a lie, prompting them to set out to find their real father. On the way they discover more about their mother than they ever wanted to know.
G | Junior | 2003
When Nemo, a young clownfish, is unexpectedly carried for from home, his overprotective father, Marlin, and Dory, a friendly but forgetful regal blue tang fish embark on an epic journey that leads to encounters with vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish and hungry seagulls! Finding Nemo’s breakthrough computer animation is the ultimate viewing experience. Swimming with laughs and overflowing with emotion – you’ll find yourself watching Finding Nemo over and over again!
PG | Junior | 2004
Bob Parr and his wife Helen used to be among the world’s greatest crime fighters, saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they live ‘normal’ lives with their three kids, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction.
The Pursuit of Happyness
M | Drama | 2006
2007 Academy Award nominated Will Smith stars alongside his real-life son in The Pursuit of Happyness – A rousing true-life story of a single dad who went from living on the streets to working on Wall Street in order to provide a better life for his family. A heart-warming and at times gut-wrenching story of family, persistence and the importance of dreams.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
PG | Comedy | 2016
Ricky (Julian Dennison) is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure.
M | Science Fiction | 2014
Ex-pilot-turned-farmer Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), must leave his family and a foundering Earth behind to lead an expedition travelling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.
MA15+ | Action | 2008
When his estranged daughter is kidnapped in Paris, a former spy (Liam Neeson) sets out to find her at any cost. Relying on his special skills, he tracks down the ruthless gang that abducted her and launches a one-man war to bring them to justice and rescue his daughter.
Train to Busan
MA15+ | Action | 2016
When a mysterious virus breaks out across the country, the infected turn into the murderous undead. A few terrified travellers find themselves trapped on a bullet train from hell, fighting for their lives as hordes of the living dead crash towards them, crawling closer with every stop. Suspicion is rife and tensions run high as some will do anything to survive and make it to the safe zone.
The Royal Tenenbaums
MA15+ | Comedy | 2001
Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary – all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father’s fault. The Royal Tenenbaums is the story of the family’s sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.