Sunday, June 21, 2009

Which movie...

...reminds you most of your dad?

Also, do you know what your father's favorite movie is? My dad isn't much for movies (weird, right?) but maybe yours is. If you get your movie passion from a film buff dad, do brag in the comments!

Happy Father's Day!

56 comments:

Bernardo said...

mmmm... im not sure of what my dad's favourite movie is... maybe 2001?

weird because i know my mum's two favourite movies (death in venice and the hours)

i shall ask him tomorrow!

Bernardo said...

as to what movies remind me of my dad...

mmm...lol...Van Helsing. We somehow ended up watching it together and both agreed that it was the worst movie either of us had ever seen.

Bernardo said...

sorry about the triple post...

And my dad is a massive film buff... He even considered being a Film Major for a while... However, my love for film doesn't really come from him.

Richter Scale said...

I love that you put Atticus Finch in your father post, because I really can't think of a better cinematic father than Atticus. As for my dad, he reminds me of Luke Danes from Gilmore Girls, a moody guy who screams every time you ask him for something, but does it anyway (I know that's not a movie, but it's the only thing I can think of).

As for hisn favorite movie, he mentioned one of his favorite was Same Time, Next Year (with Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn). He is also very fond of Beauty and the Beast (more the soundtrack, but he still loves it). I usually show my dad movies and get his opinion on stuff. His taste is more mainstream, and he is usually weirded out by independent films, but I still show them to him.

Brodie said...

Don't forget it's Juliette Lewis' birthday today!!

Fernando Moss said...

I don't really know whic movie reminds me of my father... But his favorite is The Last of the Mohicans...

Agustin said...

my dads fav movie is Koyaniqaatsi, and ive never seen it
I'm not a good son

Dame James said...

My dad's favorite movie is Flashdance. Yeah, I don't get my love of movies from him. But I still love him!

Mark said...

I haven't spoken to my dad in quite a few years (grumble, grumble), but the film that reminds me most of him is Full Metal Jacket. My dad was a Parris Island drill instructor during the Vietnam War, and he bears an extraordinary resemblance to his friend Lee Ermey. (At least once a month someone asks him for an autograph.) I remember Dad would refuse to watch that film, and would leave the room if ever it was on. I always wanted his opinion, and never got it. Oh well, that's my story. As for Atticus Finch: Great Dad, terrible attorney.

Wayne B. said...

The movie that reminds me most of my dad is "The Godfather" trilogy. I bought the collection for him one Christmas when I was a teen and we watched the entire thing together in one day. Was a great bonding experience and my first time seeing it. It was a great introduction to one of the best film sagas of all time.

My dad's favourite movie of all time is "Predator." He maintains that it's one of the best action films of all time. He's not a true cinephile but he loves certain genres, mainly action, gangster, war and thriller types. As a little boy he used to tell me stories about actors like James Dean, Brando, Mitchum, Eastwood, De Niro, Pacino, Hoffman etc. He's always supported my own cinephilia and has subjected himself to many movies outside of his comfort zone just to spend time with me, he's probably the only dad I know who could admit that he likes "Clueless."

NicksFlickPicks said...

The movie that reminds me most of my dad is Lawrence of Arabia, because it's also his runaway favorite. I do my best not to dwell on his very public disdain for Nashville, Chinatown, and Taxi Driver.

Katie, the so-called midget said...

Without a doubt its Caddy Shack. My dad went on a gopher killing rampage for a while and his Bill Murray impression is to die for...Sadly ther were no plastic explosive squirrels involved.

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GregWA said...

Without question, Bridge on the River Kwai.

Adam H said...

It has to be Zulu which is one of his most watched films.It was on tv the day i was born so maybe i was trying to tell him something.

Joe Shetina said...

One of my earliest memories with my dad all involve James Bond movies. Still love them.

Ace-Ray said...

my dad's fav is The Third Man. And he likes Ben Hur. so maybe I'll get him the dvds one day.. he is never gonna buy it by himself.

Rob said...

Yeah he loves The Sting and Bitch Cassidy...

Not one for seeing them at the cinema "because they'll be on the telly in a couple of years!"

LMAO!

Catherine said...

I can't actually think of what my dad's favourite film - he's more a books and music guy - but as far as actressexuality goes, he is WILD about Patty Clarkson. Can't stand Meryl, though (Click! Click! Click!

mrripley said...

it's a wonderful life.

Mikadzuki said...

My dad often says he used to be a film buff, but nowadays he only wants to watch Marx Bros. movies.

He loved No Country for Old Men, though.

cal roth said...

Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America is his favourite movie. For me it's only the best movie of the 80's. He gets pissed when I say that, and always try to convince me to see thar 4 hour movie again.

jimmy said...

i think his favorite was "The Quiet Man" w john Wayne.

he was a combo of richard burton in "Virginia Wolf" w chevy chase from the vacation movies....quite a guy. hense the way i am.

Curtis said...

The Shining. Sad, but true.

NATHANIEL R said...

Bernardo... your mom's favs are so sad! (my mom's fave is witness)

richter scale i hope your dad did't tell your mom that was his favorite movie ;)

mark i don't speak to my dad very often either... but I know he loves Titanic and The gods Must Be Crazy

cal if it's your fav of that whole decade why is it hard to convince you to watch it again?

Joe Bond movies do seem to be a common dad favorite!

Nick LOL. My dad hates Woody Allen and wouldn't let me talk about movies at the dinner table growing up (true story) so I relate in a way ;)

Sarah said...

If I had to guess my dad's favorite film, it would probably be Unforgiven, followed closely by The Outlaw Josey Wales and Hoosiers. Clint Eastwood and Basketball. Yep, that's my dad in a nutshell.

Casey said...

I'm not sure what my dads favorite movie is. I could probably make a top ten and they'd all feature huge explosions.
The movie that reminds me most of my father is Die Hard. because John McClane is loosely based on my dad. I refuse to believe any differently.

NATHANIEL R said...

curtis but the shining is a good movie?!

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Doubtfire has always reminded me of my dad. He & Robin Williams look a lot alike, and my dad is also really good at silly voices & impersonations.
His favorite movie is probably Seven Samurai. Or the Music Man. He has wide & varying tastes.

Trent Sketh said...

Blazing Saddles. It's one of the only movies he'll watch repeatedly. The other two are Frankenstein and Pirates of the Carribean.

John T said...

My dad's favorite movie is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest-Nicholson is by far his favorite actor.

The movie that reminds me most of my dad would be Mr. Holland's Opus, as it is infamously the only movie he ever cried at.

Derreck said...

my dad doesn't have favorites but loves anything with DeNiro, Pacino and especially Eastwood. He's the one who recommended me to watch the Bridges of Madison County...which was a great film, but super-odd as a recommendation when you know him. :P

Tory said...

I don't have a movie, but I would say the HBO show OZ, because my father is in jail. YAY!!!!!!!!

Oh to grow up father-less. That's probably why I'm gay. LOL!!!!


But I will be a great father one day. So Happy Father's Day to all of those who took care and loved their children.

Tory Smith

ShoNuff said...

in the remind me about a dad experience is the cliche field of dreams & the non-cliche sound of music. the love of & for a dad thing on both accounts.
as for his favorite, I get my appreciation for mindless action from my dad. his favorites include true lies, total recall, and t2. go figure.

Lev Lewis said...

Hmm, I'm not sure. If I had to guess I'd say either 'Fargo', 'Leaving Las Vegas', 'The Third Man' or 'The Conversation'.

cal roth said...

I love it, but it's four hours long, and I've seen it more than 10 times. But dad insists on me to see it because he wants me to say it's better than The Godfather. It's not. It's great, wonderful, magnificent, heartbreaking, but not better than Godfather. Coppola tops Leone by a hair, but still tops him.

Anne said...

Answer: bridge on the River Kwai. Here's my father's day movies post:

http://weblogs.variety.com/thompsononhollywood/2009/06/fathers-day-faves.html

Jorge Rodrigues said...

My father has a lot of favourite movies, but I think one of his personal favourites is Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.

The film which reminds me the most of my dad, believe it or not, is RV with Robin Williams :D

There is just no limits to him embarrassing me :D

adelutza said...

This is very funny ; as much as I think I can't remember my dad watching any movie. I always picture him with a soccer game on.

Phaedra said...

Frenquency. Because my Dad was a very proud
HAM radio operater. He wanted me to get
my licence, but t wasn't that into it my older
brother now has his call sign N8MQU.

I wish I could contact him now like the son
did in the movie. Happy Father's Day, Dad.
You were the greatest!

Dave said...

I remember we once bought my dad The Great Escape for his birthday, which he wasn't very impressed by. We clearly miscalculated on that one.

I'm not sure what his absolute favourite would be (neither of my parents are big on movies; I still hold them never showing me The Wizard of Oz, The Lion King and some others as a kid against them), but he does love the Marx Brothers.

cal roth said...

You talking about growing fatherless... My dad is not actually my dad, who died when I was five. My real dad is my mom's second husband (she will be reaching her 5th wedding next month). After he and mom divorced I've lived with him for four more years before returning to mom's arms. But he's still the guy I call dad.

So, if you don't have a father, pick one for you!

Ryan said...

'moulin rouge'

yeah, its strange to me too but there you go. seeing this together was quite special/memorable: he's always had it bad for kidman but more importantly he was utterly enamored with what he was seeing unfold on screen... and was pissed, LOL, when A Beautiful Mind stole its Oscar (this coming from a fairly masculine business man mind you).

its either that or 'bride of chucky' (don't ask) :)

Hokahey said...

My father was English and was brought up by parents who frowned upon wasting time in a "darkened room." In his family it was all about sports: soccer and cricket. Thus, his favorite movie is an obscure British movie called Up of the Cup - about soccer.

My mother - the movie buff - dragged him to countless movies that he viewed patiently. He loved The Great Escape. (He was in the RAF during WWII.) He also liked Bridge on the River Kwai and My Fair Lady.

As I said in my post on My Favorite Place in a film, my father was in looks and demeanor much like Anthony Hopkins in Legends of the Fall.

Robert said...

"Papa, can you hear me?"

I'm thinking of Yentl today, Barbra dedicated it to her "father... and to all our fathers." So I guess that's appropriate.

My dad loves everything war realated. Every war film ever made. Especially WW2, so of course he loves movies like Saving Private Ryan, Pearl Harbor and The Longest Day.

Ben said...

My Dad's favourite movie is The Shawshank Redemption (he's a prison officer so that might have something to do with it).

But my abiding memory of movie-watching with Dad is watching the TV movie of The Langoliers. Truly one of the worst films I've ever seen, but my Dad and I both found it so funny that it has remained, weirdly, a really lovely memory for both of us.

adri said...

My dad likes the ones that make him laugh, and that seems to be the older ones, like It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World. I remember when I was little, waking up and hearing him and my older brother watching TV and laughing so hard they woke me up. That movie was The Seventh Year Itch with Marily Monroe. So that movie always reminds me of my dad.

The actress he likes best recently is Amy Adams. She reminds him of Julie Andrews.

And I agree with Phaedre, "Frequency" has one of the best movie dads ever.

Seeking Amy said...

I'm most reminded of him by Young Frankenstein. Probably his favorite comedy of all time but he also loves Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and most spaghetti westerns, especially For a Few Dollars More. Just had an old school Bond-a-thon with him, only the Sean Connery ones.

His favorite actresses is Greta Garbo, and favorite actor I'm pretty sure is Jack Nicholson.

I've started introducing to smaller films like Wendy and Lucy, and Rachel Getting Married and he liked both of those! Pretty soon i'm going to expose to more eye opening stuff and see what he thinks.

Liv. said...

my dad's two favorite movies (and the ones that always make me think of him) are Field of Dreams and Raising Arizona. i've never seen him cry as much/laugh as hard as he did during those respective titles.

oh, and The Last Waltz, because he's been consistently watching it in the background for all of my entire sixteen years of life.

FranklinBluth said...

Starship Troopers!!! Boy, did he LOVE that film. I think he almost wore the tape out!

countrycat said...

My father was obsessed with The Great Escape.

A movie that reminds me of my dad....Tron. It was first movie I ever saw in the theater with my parents. I'm pretty sure my mom wasn't into it. Even though I'm a girl I loved video games and so did my dad. I was 4 so Tron was an experience. It was cool, fascinating, and scary all at the same time. Even when I watch now there's an element of creepy soulessness that's still there from the computer animation. But I love the film, and I'm a lifelong Jeff Bridges fan. Still love classic video games too.

Dom said...

Unfortunately, The Squid and the Whale.

Great movie. Not so great dad.

nothingiswritten said...

Remind me: Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Seven Samurai. My dad got me watch to these with him, and talked me through them, when I was in about 7th grade, and thus a movie addict was born. Not sure what his favorite was, he liked so many films so much. Maybe Yankee Doodle Dandy. Cagney was definitely his favorite actor.

He's been gone over 20 years, but every now and then I'll see a movie and as I leave the theatre I'll think that he'd have really enjoyed it.

Kamila said...

Any movie with Charles Bronson!!!

rosengje said...

My dad adores all things Clint Eastwood, Mel Brooks, and (sigh) Michael Bay. The man cannot turn off Armageddon.

I got him the new Woodstock directors cut to nourish his inner hippie. I look forward to commandeering it for my own purposes.

Carl said...

Late again, I see...

I think "Heartbreak Ridge". Dad was a Marine in Korea and got his knee shot out while he was there. That, and he looks like what Clint would look like if Clint wore glasses. And not a loquacious sort.

If my father has a favorite movie, he has yet to tell me. I'd bring it up if I wasn't certain the conversation would end somewhere on the shoals of "can't you find any better way to spend your time?"