A Goofy Movie (1995)
Goofy brings cranky teenage son Max out for some much-needed family time—sounds Disney enough, right? Wait till you see the tragic daddy-ness in the dog named after the silly version of the word ‘ridiculous.’ Did you know he’s a single parent, too? Gorsh, right?
Juno’s dad was every bit the kind of dad you’d hope and pray to have been born from had you gotten knocked up before your 20th birthday. He was obviously disappointed, but all the more accepting, supportive, empathetic and loving.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
We all know a Royal (maybe all too well), but our heart of hearts roots for him (always and) regardless of how sucky he really was just so we can watch him try to finally redeem himself. Even if it’s somehow too late.
Feel free to press pause just to cry some of those feels out. Even just for a bit. Nick Nolte makes a great broken man, even more as an old, lonely, regretful father finally mustering the courage to try his best—and fail—to make amends.
What movies do you cry to over Father’s Day? Share your favorites in the comments (and don’t forget to thank your mom and father figures for putting up with you through puberty).