16 Movie Dads Who Showed Us What It Means to Be a Great Father (PHOTOS)

Dads are often unfairly portrayed in movies as the grunting, lazy couch potato, or else as the dimwit guy who just doesn't understand anything about his children.

Thankfully, there are more than a few movies out there where dads -- such as Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness -- are not relegated to a supporting role. Instead, they are the heroes of the story. Click through for 16 times dads were celebrated on the big screen.


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