Films in Focus: Father/Daughter Films

Father/Daughter Films: All of these movies, found in our collection, feature a father/daughter story. It might be a father saving a daughter, or the quiet relationship between them, or even someone taking care of children who are not their own, regardless, these films have glimpses of father/daughter relationships.

Captain Fantastic (2016)

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.

 

Dan in Real Life (2007)

A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother’s girlfriend.

 

 

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

 

The Descendants (2011)

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

 

Despicable Me (2010)

When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

 

Father of the Bride (1991)

With his oldest daughter’s wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go.

 

 

Gifted (2017)

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

 

Leave No Trace (2018)

A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

 

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

 

Taken (2008)

A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.

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