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Greydanus: Top Ten Movie Dads

Awesome list. I think I would've moved up James Braddock from Cinderella Man but hey, I'm no Greydanus.

Picking the top 10 movie dads was both easier and harder than picking the top 10 movie moms (see last month). Easier, because there were more candidates to choose from—and harder for the same reason! (Candidates for worst movie dads are also more plentiful than worst movie moms. For better or worse, Hollywood is still a man’s world.) As with the moms list, I considered biological, adoptive, and foster fathers for the main list below (although I wound up with 10 biological fathers); the runners-up list also includes some “father-figure” characters. Both lists are alphabetical by film.
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