Friday 21st June is Father’s Day here in the UK, which is not long away. We may not be going out as much with lockdown still in place or the shops we want to go to are still closed. This doesn’t mean your dad has to miss out.
There’s nothing better treating him to a great film for that Father’s Day gift. Which film? That’s really up to you, you know him better than us. We’ve teamed with FindAnyFilm to help you with some suggestions for your dad, grand dad or the father figure in your family.
Below is a list of some great films the old man will enjoy. All the films are available to buy and rent. Where to buy or rent and get more examples head over to FindAnyFilm use their search options.
Bong-Joon-Ho’s award winning satirical thriller surprised many winning all the accolades especially the Oscars. The Kim family are close. All four live in a tiny basement flat and all four are unemployed. But when the son, Ki-woo, is recommended by his friend to take a well-paid tutoring job, hopes of a regular income blossom on the horizon. Social commentary at it’s best, funny, dramatic, political, dark, shocking, tension filled suspense. Who is the villain of the film? Don’t assume you’ll know what’s going on, watch and admire, then watch again and again. You’ll notice new things with each viewing | Read Our Review.
It was probably the most divisive film of 2019, be we loved it. An original, standalone story based on the man who would become Batman’s arch-nemesis, the Joker, not seen before on the big screen. The exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. Degrading, violent, raw, uncomfortable watch, the man behind The Hangover films inspired by n Scorsese’s gritty 1970’s films. Magnetic performance from Joaquin Phoenix | Read our review
LE MANS ’66(2019)
If he enjoys fast cars, he’ll love this one.starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon Based on a true story, an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, are dispatched by Henry Ford II with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new race car with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship. The magnetism of this film for pterolhead dads will be so strong. You will be gripped and most of all highly entertained. | Read Our Review.
It was Parasite’s nearest contender in the awards especially The Oscar. Sam Mendes film was such a personal film to the director, inspired by his grandfather’s experience in World War One. A one take film shot by the legendary Roger Deakins (Blade Runner, Shawshank Redemption, Sicario, Skyfall).At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. | Read Our Review.
TOP GUN (1986)
This film may not be loved by everyone, there is many dads who love entering in the ‘danger zone’. Val Kilmer and a very young Tom Cruise was a ‘blockbuster’ in it’s day, with action, drama, romance and much more cheese that earn this film it’s cult status stripes. Tony Scott’s film, we find ourselves at The Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School is where the best of the best train to refine their elite flying skills. When hotshot pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise) is sent to the school, his reckless attitude and cocky demeanor put him at odds with the other pilots. It’s second chance saloon for Maverick and if cinemas open Top Gun Maverick will be released for Christmas | Watch Trailer
RIO GRANDE (1950)
If your dad loves Westerns he will probably love vintage John Wayne and this film is considered as one of his most underrated westerns, especially with John Ford. Part of the “Cavalry Trilogy,” which includes Fort Apache (1948) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949). Maureen O’Hara also stars in the first of five filmes she made with John Wayne. If you love seige films this is one of the best as Wayne as Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke, attached to the Texas frontier in 1879 to protect settlers from attacks by Apaches.
THE SPECIALISTS (1971)
Does he like his Westerns with a slice of Italian ala Spaghetti Western? This is one of the best, from Sergio Corbucci, the legendary director of Django, also starring French legend Johnny Hallyday. He plays Notorious gunfighter Hud Dixon who arrives in Blackstone, a town where his brother was wrongfully accused of robbing a bank and lynched for it. He seeks revenge.
POLICE STORY / POLICE STORY 2
No one does action and slapstick comedy than Hong Kong screen legend Jackie Chan. Impeccable choreographed martial-arts sequences with dangerous action scene, all stunts performed by Jackie himself. You could say Tom Cruise must be inspired by Chan. Police Story and Police Story 2 are probably considered as some of his best, certainly for pure action. In Police Story he plays “super cop” Chan Ka-Kui, who goes up against a notorious crime lord. In Police Story 2 he must face explosive experts who threaten to blow up buildings around the city.
Was your dad a bit of an old stoner? Like his horror over the top and stylish? Get him Mandy starring Nicolas Cage who has a lot of rage in this one.He’s intense and when Cage is let loose he’s simply wonderful. In this one we find ourselves in 1983, he plays Red a lumberjack who stays in the middle of knowhere with his artistic girlfriend Mandy (Andrea Riseborough). When a hell cult biker gang abducts and kills Mandy, Red seeks revenge. This is a slowburner, visually amazing, gorecastic! | Read Our Review.
DIEGO MARADONA (2019)
He maybe a patron saint for his glorious double against England in the 1986 World Cup. You can’t deny the talent of Diego Maradona had when he played. Directed by Asif Kapadia who brought us Senna and Amy,what a gripping, extraordinary story. Usually docs of people they are sadly passed, Maradona is still with us. Not presented in your usual biography formart following the steps of the working class hero from the slums of Buenos Aires to a football legend especially during his period at Napoli in the 1980’s. We watch the rise and fall of a footballing god | Read Our Review