By Jyothi Venkatesh
A friend, guide and philosopher all rolled into one, fathers are the unsung heroes of our lives. With Father’s Day approaching soon, why not mark this special occasion by grabbing a tub of tasty popcorn, a playlist of fabulous movies and our wonderful dads for company? PVR Pictures present five of the finest films to see for a memorable Father’s Day on June 20:
Genius, billionaire, visionary, the man behind the iPhone had it all! But beneath the glossy exterior, was a not so perfect life. Ashton Kutcher stars in the titular role of Steve Jobs, a college dropout destined for greatness but riddled with eccentricities. Celebrated as an ingenious enigma in public, he was also a flawed human, sharing distraught ties with his daughter Lisa at birth.
The film tracks Jobs’ journey from being a gifted student, to his spiritual transformation while visiting India, and eventual reconciliation with Lisa, with whom he goes on to build a long and cherished bond, naming one of his most famous computers after her. We’ve all had fights and misunderstandings with our dads, but in the end love always wins, which is what Jobs conveys, and the reason why it’s a must watch! Jobs is available on Google Play Movies and iTunes.
Made in Italy (2020)
If a feel good story with wholesome laughs is what you have in mind for “pops”, Made in Italy is the movie you are looking for! Liam Neeson headlines the cast as Robert, a free spirited artist who is bottling up the pain of a dead wife. When his estranged son wishes to sell the Italian villa they own together, this sets the duo on a European voyage filled with fun, frolic and forgiveness, ultimately healing their broken connection.
No father is without regrets and no child is without blunders, Made in Italy asks us to let go of the past and cherish each moment spent with the people we call our own. Made in Italy is available on BookMyShow Stream.
Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Got a football crazy father at home? Why not dress up in your favourite jerseys and get ready to experience a film on one of the greatest athletes of all time? Pele: Birth of a Legend follows Edson Arantes do Nascimento, famously known as Pele and his historic catapult into football stardom thanks to immense talent and relentless hard work.
From barely surviving in the “favelas” of Sao Paulo to scaling the highest echelons of global sport, here is a personality who’s been there, done that and seen it all! There’s nothing better than an inspirational sports movie to lift everyone’s spirits, and since your “goal” is to spend quality time with dad, this biopic could be the start of a lovely evening! Watch Pele: Birth of a Legend on Google Play Movies and iTunes
A bittersweet ode to fathers, this Alexander Payne directorial doesn’t shy away from showing us the awkward freckles in a parent and child’s relationship. The story of a senile alcoholic rushing to Nebraska in hopes of winning a “million dollar” prize, and an alienated son who unwillingly accompanies him, the film signifies how the most strained of bonds can be mended. A road trip movie made with raw honesty, if your dad is someone who likes cinema that is different and distinct, you’ve found your pick for Father’s Day! Nebraska is streaming on Google Play Movies and iTunes
Den of Thieves (2018)
If slick action thrillers get your “old man” pumped, this Gerard Butler starrer will surely make his day! Unmasking an edge of the seat battle between LA County Sheriff’s finest officers and a pack of cunning robbers, Den of Thieves plays out like a tense cat and mouse game where you never know which side will prevail. Butler is complemented by a crackling cast that includes American Gods fame Pablo Schreiber along with O’Shea Jackson Jr. Den of Thieves is available on Google Play Movies and iTunes.