All dads seem to like movies; however, not all dads like the same movies. So if this Father’s Day you are planning on watching or buying movies for Dad, its important to know what he would really like. Dads love to receive movies as gifts; however, for a fun gift, why not rent several of his favorites, stock up on his favorite snacks and drinks and watch them together? Whether you laugh, cry or are scared to death (though he may not show it), you will create memories that you can have for a lifetime. Here are some videos to watch on Father’s Day-
- For the sports loving Dad/We are Marshall-This heartwarming, true story that was released in 2006 stars Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Fox. This movie is set in Huntington, West Virginia which is home to Marshall University. In the fall of 1970, the “Thundering Herd” boarded a plane, to return home, after a game in North Carolina. The plane crashed due to bad weather, and 75 members of the football team and athletic staff were killed. While the school considers abandoning the football program, Coach Jack Lengyel is recruited from Ohio to rebuild the football program. He faces huge obstacles as he works with a grief stricken town to help both the college and the community heal their wounds. It’s a powerful story that will leave you and your Dad appreciating all that life offers.
- For the action/adventure loving Dad/The Bourne Identity-The best-selling suspense novel by late author Robert Ludlum comes to the big screen. Released in 2002, the movie stars Matt Damon stars as Jason Bourne. The movie begins when a barely alive amnesiac (Bourne), with a pair of bullet wounds in his back, is pulled from the Mediterranean by Italian fishermen. Bourne’s only clue to his own identity is a bank account number etched on a capsule implanted in his body. He quickly finds the Zurich bank where money, a gun, and a few identification documents await, but after he’s pursued at the American consulate, Bourne realizes he can trust no one and is constantly encountering more professional killers bent on his destruction. Throughout the movie, Bourne discovers that he possesses a surprising degree of skill in combat, martial arts, and linguistics. These handy talents clearly indicate his past includes work as a spy and assassin, but for whom? Bourne edges closer to the truth, despite the fact that the truth is something CIA officials want concealed at all costs. The Bourne Identity also co-stars Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, and Julia Stiles.
- For the comedy loving Dad/Mr. Mom-What could be more appropriate, for Father’s Day, then a movie about a dad who has to become a mom? This 1983 film starts Michael Keaton as Jack Butler, a Detroit automobile engineer unjustly fired by his boss. Jack’s wife Caroline (Teri Garr) is compelled to get a job to make ends meet, and is soon hired on as an advertising executive in a firm run by the shifty Ron Richardson (Martin Mull). This leaves Jack at home doing the housework and taking care of the kids, which he discovers is a lot more complicated than he ever imagined. In addition, moving from breadwinner to househusband doesn’t do much for his self-esteem, and he bides his time playing poker for 10-cents-off coupons with a gaggle of neighborhood housewives and pondering infidelity with dedicated home wrecker Joan (Ann Jillian). Among Keaton’s fish-out-of-water bits: trying to maneuver a shopping cart with the inevitable wobbly wheels; and imagining a soap opera-cum-film noir episode in which he gives in to Joan’s advances, only to be found out by Caroline. While the movie’s premise may seem overdone and quaint, it still packs a lot of laughs.