10 of the Best Father-Daughter Movies and Series On Netflix Right Now
Not sure what to watch this weekend? It's Father's Day on Sunday in Australia, so why not press play on a film or series that celebrates the father-daughter bond.
From classic comedies to new dramas and crime thrillers that will have you pausing to speculate about what's going to happen next, our curated edit of the best father-daughter movies and series on Netflix will set you up for some quality bonding time.
Fathers & Daughters
In this 2014 film, an acclaimed author (Russel Crowe) suffers a breakdown while raising his daughter (Amanda Seyfried) following the death of his wife. Years later, she reflects on her painful childhood.
A classic film for all seasons. Clueless follows spoiled Beverly Hills teenager Cher (Alicia Silverstone), whose mother has died leaving her lawyer father (Dan Heydeya) as a single parent.
Johnny Rose is the patriarch of this sweet sitcom, about a wealthy family who loses everything and ends up living in a roadside motel. Eugene Levy plays Johnny and his son in real life, Dan Levy, plays his son in the show.
Consider this a lesson in what not to do as a father. In this dark series, Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) is a financial advisor who winds up laundering money for big-time drug lords, and involving his wife, daughter and son in the whole mess.
Crazy, Stupid, Love
In this star-studded romantic comedy, Cal Weaver (played by Steve Carrell) is a middle-aged man whose wife (Julianne Moore) has cheated on him with a coworker (played by Kevin Bacon). Emma Stone plays his daughter and Ryan Gosling famously plays a shirtless ladies man who teaches him how to pick up women.
This popular Netflix series follows 18-year-old Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist), who has autism spectrum disorder, and his family. Jennifer Jason Leigh plays the overprotective mother, Michael Rapaport plays the father and breakout star Brigette Lundy-Paine plays Sam's sister.
Coming to America
This classic '80s fish-out-of-water comedy stars Eddie Murphy as an African prince who travels to New York in search of true love. There, he meets Lisa and ends up working a menial job at her widower father's fast food restaurant. Hijinks ensue.
The Week Of
Two fathers clash over their children's upcoming wedding. This underrated Netflix film stars Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, with Steve Buscemi appearing also.
A workaholic is left at the alter and ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with her estranged father. Can you even imagine! Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer star in this 2018 Netflix film.
This delightful Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore movie sees two single parents who have a terrible first date and then somehow end up at an African safari resort together. It's no Wedding Singer or 50 First Dates, and it received horrible reviews, but it's easy viewing with plenty of silly laughs and cameos.
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