Who Is Your Movie Dad

Is he more Die Hard or Disney?

George Banks, Father of the Bride


Steve Martin nailed the whole father of the bride thing in the 1991 reboot of the 1950 movie. This is a big must-watch for the bride to be. When his oldest daughter Annie announces her engagement, dad George finds it hard to cope with the idea of actually giving his little girl away. So hard in fact, that he gets a little crazy and the results are actual comedy genius!

Noah Levenstein, American Wedding, "Love is Shaving Your Balls"


Jim's dad, Noah Levenstein, was the unsung hero of the American Pie movies. He had some great father of the bridegroom moments in the third film, where Jim and Michelle get married. The above scene, where Jim and Michelle talk about how to define love, leads Michelle to a pretty interesting conclusion! If your dad's heart is in the right place, he's excruciatingly embarrassing, makes you cringe with his advice, but is always there for the really big (and sometimes awkward!) moments in your life, he's Jim's dad off American Pie. And you're actually really lucky.

Gru in Despicable Me

Ok, so we're not suggesting that your dad is an evil genius or anything but if you have a sneaking suspicion he'd go so far as to sacrifice his criminal mastermind career to be your super dad, he's Gru.

Professor Henry Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

If your dad drives you nuts, you have to get him out of scrapes and seem to tell him off alot, but he's got a lot of heart and you can't help but follow in his footsteps, then your movie dad is Professor Henry Walton Jones Senior.

Big Daddy, Kick Ass

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There ain't no daddy like a former NYPD cop turned crime-fighting superhero who's determined his little girl is going to be a badass who knows how to shoot a gun and wear a bulletproof vest! If your dad's more likely to show you how to kick ass than buy you a princess dress, he's Damon McReady, aka Big Daddy.

Zeus, Hercules

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If he totally nails the whole life advice thing and gets you to go the distance, he's Zeus.

Bryan Mills, Taken

Does your dad get seriously pissed when someone does you wrong? Does he go on a mission to avenge you and not stop until they've paid in full? Then you've got a Bryan Mills on your hands!

John McClane, Die Hard

Is your dad a wise-cracking, vest-wearing badass who would totally cover your ass if you were in trouble with German terrorist Simon Gruber? If he throws caution to the wind all the time, says stuff like "welcome to the party, pal" and doesn't take no for an answer, your movie dad is John McClane.

Darth Vader, Star Wars


Ok, stay with me on this one! But let's not forget that when it really matters, Darth Vader does throw the Emperor down a whacking great big shaft to save Luke's life. And that he asks Luke to take off his helmet so he can "look on you with my own eyes" even though he knows it will kill him. Blub! Blub! Blub!

Walter Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You

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Did your dad start muttering about his shotgun collection every time you mentioned bringing a new boyfriend round? If he was (or still is!) the overprotective kind and doesn't give a damn if that means embarrassing the hell out of you in front of your friends, your movie dad is Walter Stratford.

Mrs Doubtfire

If your dad would do literally anything (including dressing up as a nanny and shoving his face in a cake) to spend time with you, he's Mrs Doubtfire.

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Date Posted: Wednesday 8th June 2016

Author: Jenna Halford

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