12 Heartwarming Movies

That Celebrate the

Father-Daughter Bond

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George Banks (played by Steve Martin) leads
the perfect life with his wife, daughter, and son.However, when Annie, his daughter, decides
to get married, he has a hard time letting goof her.

Father of the Bride (1991)

A 30-something father in the midst of a divorce is
questioned by his ten-year-old daughter about his life
before marriage. Will Hayes flashes back to 1992 and
recounts his romances with three women, changing
their names so that his daughter must guess which
one ended up becoming his wife.

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

A father brings up his baby girl as a single dad
after the unexpected death of his wife,
who died a day after their daughter was born.

Fatherhood (2021)

Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestler, decides
to fulfil his dream of winning a gold medal for
his country by training his two daughters for the
Commonwealth Games, despite the existing social
stigmas against women sportspersons.

Dangal (2016)

An ambitious Gunjan Saxena dreams of becoming
a pilot after being drawn by the idea of life
in a cockpit. Despite facing reservations,
she fulfils her dream—with the exceptional
support of her father—and serves the
country in the Kargil War.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020)

As Sophie and her family are busy preparing
for her wedding, she secretly invites three
men—who were her mother's lovers in
the past—with the hope that one of them
is her father.

  Mamma Mia! (2008 

In search of the father that she never knew,
American teenager Daphne takes a
trip to the United Kingdom in hopes of
establishing a bond with him.

What a Girl Wants (2003)

Piku offers a close-to-reality representation
of the beautiful—yet complicated—relationship
between a father and daughter of Bengali descent.
Despite their disparate ideologies and fights over
trivial issues, the father-daughter manage to exist
under the same roof, all in the name of love and family.

 Piku (2015) 

After reading the letter her mother had written
for her before she died, Anjali decides to bring together her widowed father, Rahul, with his
true love, Anjali. Amidst this journey of bringing
two estranged friends together, young Anjali
and her father's relationship grows.

  Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) 

Single mother Lauren and single father Jim
plan a holiday to South Africa with their respective children, where they also end up developing
feelings for each other. Amidst this romance,
the film also touches upon the efforts that go
into bringing up children as single parents.

  Blended (2014) 

Though Champak (played by Irrfan Khan)
initially disapproves, he eventually does
everything in his power—while going through
a series of hilarious mishaps—to fulfil his
daughter's dream of going to London
to study further.

  Angrezi Medium (2020) 

Sweety (played by Sonam Kapoor) hides a
secret about her true love and decides to
marry a writer to please her father,
Balbir Chaudhary (played by Anil Kapoor).
However, chaos ensues when she decides to
fight her family and society to win her true love.

 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
Toh Aisa Laga (2019)