This weekend is all about dads!
Updating your pop’s tie collection, adding some tools to his shed or simply handing him a beer while he’s watching the game in his man cave are all awesome ways to show your dad how much you appreciate him.
After treating him like a king all day (you should do that every day, by the way), settle down with these great films about powerful patriarchs. Grab the popcorn, and cuddle up with your papa bear. JETflix Friday: Father’s Day Edition starts now…
Boyz N the Hood
Growing up in Los Angeles’ South Central county is certainly no walk in the park. For 18-year-old Tre Styles (Cuba Gooding Jr.), his father Furious (Laurence Fishbourne) steps in to make the trek a bit easier. Educating his son about America’s unfair social constructs and equipping him with the gems needed to leave the gang and drug infested community, Furious reminds audiences just how effective the male presence can be for young boys.
Pursuit of Happyness
Based on the true rags-to-riches tale of Christopher Gardner Sr., this 2006 film chronicles the story of a father struggling to stay afloat after he and his 5-year-old son are evicted from their home. For nearly a year, the two – portrayed by real-life father and son Will and Jaden Smith – scour the streets of San Francisco for shelter as Mr. Gardner searches for employment. Although Chris Garner Jr. doesn’t remember much about being homeless, he once said, “my father was always the first person I saw when I woke up, and the last person I saw when I went to sleep.”
Daddy’s Little Girls
When Monty (Idris Elba) loses custody of his three daughters (The McClain sisters), he works tirelessly to pull them from the reigns of their drug-dealing mother (Tasha Smith). Despite his low income, he enlists the help of a powerhouse attorney (Gabrielle Union) to ensure his girls are properly nurtured in a safe environment. With an unexpected love brewing and a sketchy past threatening to permanently separate him from his children, Monty must prove his loyalty and dedication not only to the court system, but also to himself.
One financial executive finds a business partner in an unlikely person – his daughter. By using her imagination, the young girl assists her father with discovering solutions to some very complex issues. The new partnership with his little one allows the workaholic to catch up on some much needed daddy-daughter time and advance his dwindling career. Starring Eddie Maurphy and black-ish starlet Yar Shahidi, this flick is the perfect family selection for night of giggles and lessons in love.