10 Movies About Real Paternal Instinct

10 Movies About Real Paternal Instinct

Life is beautiful, 1997

If you have not yet seen Roberto Benigni’s masterpiece, then you had better rectify that unfortunate mistake. La vita è bella” takes place during World War II in a concentration camp in Italy, where the main characters, Guido, Dora and their little son Joshua, were sent. Guido, a great inventor and optimist, does not allow himself to give up and protects his little boy from all misfortunes, telling him that everything that is going on around him is a game for a prize in a real tank, which will go to the boy who will be able to escape the guards’ eyes… And, of course, Joshua will get his present, and much more valuable than the fighting machine.

I am Sam, 2001

The film’s protagonist, Sam, is a grown man with the intelligence of a… 7-year-old child. And, perhaps, in this harsh world he would have a hard time if not for his daughter – little Lucy (Dakota Fanning), who is already starting to outrun her father in development. Naturally, outsiders – social services – will interfere in the lives of our heroes. But Sam will do everything he can to get his daughter back.

Father and son, 2003

A movie about the boundless love and devotion of a father to his son. This little family lost their mother, but she lives on in their memories and hearts. The son is going to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a soldier, and the father cannot imagine his life without his child. This touching film-story won the International Critics’ Association Prize at the 56th Cannes Film Festival.

Cheaper by the Dozen, 2003

From dramas to comedies… What’s it like to be the father of 12 children and not go crazy? Especially when your wife goes away for a couple of weeks to fulfill her dream, and you yourself are on the verge of accomplishing yours. The eternal dilemma – to be or not to be a family or career! But is it a dilemma?

Yours, mine, ours, 2005

And in this movie, there are a few more kids – 18! He is a widowed Coast Guard admiral, she is a fashion designer and the woman of his dreams. And, of course, their views on the principles of parenting are totally different.

The Pursuit of Happyness, 2006

Will Smith captivated many audiences with his role in the touching film “The Pursuit of Happiness,” moving away from the image of the tough guy who can take any zombie. Together with his son Jayden, Will embodied on the screen the real story of Chris Gardner, a single father, who went from a poor sales representative to a successful broker. Few films can inspire and motivate you to achieve your dreams, The Pursuit of Happyness is just one of those, where you hear a clear answer to the question “how do you grab your crane in the sky?” Fight for it. Fight for it, period.


This film is a textbook example of what happens when you don’t listen to your parents. The daughter of a retired military officer is kidnapped while traveling in Europe. The plot is somewhat reminiscent of 1985’s “Commando” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Alyssa Milano. And in this film, the role of the super-dad who will do anything to save his daughter is played by Liam Neeson.

The Boys Are Back

Can a father replace his child’s mother? Can empty rooms be filled with light and joy again after a tragedy that empties not only the home but also the soul? And is it possible to learn how to be a dad? You’ll find answers to these and other questions in “The Boys Are Back,” which is based on the memoirs of a real man – sports reporter John Warr.

Real Steel (2011)

What do you do if you get to know your son long after he’s born, and your son is pretty independent and doesn’t see you as an authority figure? Treat him like an adult and get him involved in robotics. With what the hero Hugh Jackman copes with “hurrah”.

Headwinds, 2011

The protagonist, Paul Andrin, is left with two small children after his wife leaves the family. He is tormented by questions: where could she have disappeared to, does she have a lover, understand how a loving mother can leave her children and leave without saying anything? The plot of the picture is built around these mental sufferings of Paul and his desperate attempts to establish relations with the children, who clearly lack a mother and who believe that everything is the fault of the father.

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