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Movies and TV Shows to Watch with Your Dad for Father’s Day

Looking for something to watch with your dad for Father’s Day? Look no further! ABC.com has a wide variety of TV shows and movies that you can both enjoy on this special day. While he’s notoriously competitive on family game night, we’ve got “The Chase” and “Celebrity Family Feud” to help him develop that brain power. For those who never miss a chance to crack a classic dad joke, “Bob’s Burgers” and “Family Guy” will have him laughing. Maybe he’d like to try one of our films, like “Daddy’s Home” – a hilarious look at the awkwardness of blended families with a surprising amount of heart. Whatever you’re looking for for Father’s Day, we’ve got it on ABC.com, so read on for more of our top picks!


In ABC’s witty family sitcom “Black-ish,” the hilarious Johnson family is led by Andre “Dre” Johnson (Anthony Anderson), a prime example of a modern dad with big emotions and n am not afraid to share them. His commitment to working hard to provide a good life for his family is unwavering – even when they reveal their fierce ambition during Monopoly games! Your dad will love following the ups and downs of life with the Johnsons, and he can even relive his college days with “Adult,” the spin-off series starring Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) entering adulthood. Alternatively, fathers of daughters will certainly be able to relate to the trials and tribulations of Paul Hennessy, an all-American dad trying to keep track of his teenage daughter as she begins dating, in “8 Simple Rules.” This show may be from the early 2000s, but the lessons Paul and his family are learning are just as relevant today as they were then.

Who doesn’t love a Will Ferrell movie? Treat your dad to a viewing of “Daddy’s Home,” a hilarious comedy about a man who fights for the attention of his stepchildren when their biological father returns to win their mother back. Expect awkward conversations, childish pranks and lots of laughs! For dads who’ve crowned themselves the king of Family Game Night, there’s “The Chase” and “Celebrity Family Feud.” These shows are the perfect opportunity for him to reveal those murky facts and prove that he really is the ultimate quiz master.

Families come in all shapes and sizes, as Freeform’s “The Fosters” lovingly demonstrates. The intricacies of foster care and growing up in the care system are explored in this groundbreaking show, from Callie’s behavioral issues to Jude’s emotional “coming out”. No matter what your family makeup is, “The Fosters” is sure to touch everyone’s hearts and remind you how important family can be. The sitcom “Baby Daddy” features another unusual family setup: When Ben finds a baby on his doorstep left behind from a one-night stand, he and his best friends decide to raise him alone. Through relationships, career changes, and everything in between, the friends pull together to care for the little girl they’ve unexpectedly become responsible for. Wholesome viewing for all dads who also felt lost when their little ones arrived!

The British-American comedy “Breeders” explores some of the harsher realities of parenting through Ally and Paul’s marriage. If you’re about to have kids, this show can open up a dialogue about the aspects of parenthood that people aren’t always prepared for, and maybe inspire your own dad to pass on some wisdom ! Alternatively, if your dad is the type of guy who never misses an opportunity to crack a dad joke, he’ll definitely appreciate a viewing of “Family Guy.” Patriarch Peter Griffin tries to stay sane in a house with a talking dog, an evil baby, and some hilarious hijinks in this long-running animated sitcom from Seth MacFarlane. Would you like to start a business with your family? That’s exactly what Bob Belcher of “Bob’s Burgers” did. Whether they’re cooking the perfect burger or trying to help one of the kids with their math homework, this boisterous group always finds a way to remember how much they are loved.


You can find all of this perfect Father’s Day viewing and more on ABC.com!