19 September 2019, Thursday | 03:00am

5 Movies for you to bond over with your father this month


As we all know Father’s Day falls on the month of June or more specifically on 16 June. To make this year’s celebration a bit more special here are 5 movies that you could watch with your father for this whole month.

The Journey

First up on the list is our very own local movie The Journey by director Chiu Keng Guan. The Journey is a comedy drama film that stars Ben Andrew Pfeiffer, Lee Sai Peng and Joanne Yew Hong Im.  Watching this movie with your father would have both of you in giggles and also grabbing a box of tissues to wipe your tears. The movie is a perfect showcase of the different point of views that a child and a parent have between one another. It’s a great reminder that no matter how different we see the world, in the end what’s important is to always be there for each other.

The Lion King

This classic Disney movie is a must watch for Father’s Day. Out of all the Disney movies there has never been a stronger father and son bond other than Mufasa - Simba. The 90’s animated feature embodies the importance of togetherness as a family. Also, it reminded us to live our best “Hakuna Matata” life.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

This movie probably has one of the most popular father characters in the history of film. Although Darth Vader is nothing close to the perfect dad material, he’s probably the most quotable.  Watching this movie together with your father will be a great opportunity for a trip down memory lane. Nothing beats discussing pop culture to learn more the life that your father led before he had you. The movie can also be a great conversation starter to discuss the difference between your life and the one that your father leads.

Forrest Gump

Another classic that cannot be missed is Forrest Gump. Watching Forrest’s grand adventures during the movie will have you have hoping to go on your own with your father. Although the movie mostly focused on Forrest’s relationship with his mother, he eventually become one towards the second half of the movie. Forrest’s reaction when his first saw his son is probably one of Tom Hanks best moment as an actor. Nothing can ever go wrong with this feel-good movie.

Nujum Pak Belalang

This comedy film from 1959 borrowed its main idea from the Malay folk tale Nujum Pak Belalang.  The story of Nujum Pak Belalang centres around the lazy Pak Belalang and his hardworking son Belalang. Through his amazing wits and smartness Belalang manage to change the lifestyle of his family by tricking everyone into believing his father’s fortune-telling talent. The movie takes a fun jab on Malay superstition but also reminded everyone that hard work is the key for a fruitful life.

Written by: Liyana Z



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