In celebration of all the dads out there, we’ve rounded up some of the greatest father-daughter duos. Which pairing is your favourite?
The heartwarming relationship shared between Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) and Maya (Abigail Breslin) has to make it on this list. Will tells Maya the uninhibited version of how he met Maya’s mother and in one iconic moment reveals to her the happy ending. “What is it?” Maya asks. “You,” Will responds. Cue the silent, secret sob. Sigh.
A Walk to Remember
In every embrace and instance of over-protection, the love Reverend Sullivan (Peter Coyote) has for his daughter, Jamie (Mandy Moore), seems genuine and true. This isn't the fairytale version of a father/ daughter relationship, but it’s one that shows the overwhelming admiration a father has for his daughter.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Atticus’s (Gregory Peck) relationship with Scout (Mary Badham) is a generation-busting archetype that still rsonates today—a single father who is strong and powerful and a daughter who worships him. Throughout the film, Atticus teaches Scout the importance of acceptance, respect and love. A must-watch film and an iconic father-daughter relationship.
When 16 year-old Juno (Ellen Page) finds out she's pregnant, her life changes and has to face a few tough decisions. Juno's relationship with her father, Mac McDuff (J.K Simmons) is sweet, funny and note-perfect: patient but pragmatic, he gives her the space she needs and she rewards him by always being honest and coming to him for advice.
"Look, in my opinion the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what-have-you. The right person is still going to think the sun shines out of your a_ _. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with." - Mac McDuff, Juno
The Last Song
The relationship between Ronnie (Miley Cyrus) and her dad Steve (Greg Kinnear) isn’t the most ideal one. They’ve been estranged for years but one summer together changes things for the better. Steve’s patience and love for her daughter even when Ronnie is being difficult is unconditional love at its best.
Father of the Bride, Mulan. What great father-daughter movie did we miss? Let us know in the comment section below.