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What are some good movies a teenage girl can watch with her dad?

What are some good movies a teenage girl can watch with her dad?

severefacedman

My Girl. Dan Aykroyd plays a dad with a lot of love but no idea. It’s a heartbreaker but if you’re looking for an opportunity to start conversations with your pop this could do. Jamie Lee Curtis plus early Macaulay Culkin gives it some weight as a film. I watched it as a kid and it was my first experience with a female protagonist near my age. Don’t know if this helps but any time you get to learn about your parents experiences is worthwhile. I think this movie could open doors for some people. Best of luck!


Considered_Dissent

Oh, and make sure to also add Bridge to Terabithia for the evening double feature! : D


biggins9227

Setting up a night full of laughs are we?


robophile-ta

I completely forgot Dan Akroyd was in this movie.


ConnectactS

Maybe one day I'll give them a chance


Jackpot09

Rat Race


Not_Cleaver

Would it’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World also work?


Knuckles316

That movie always works as the answer for "what should I watch"! One of the funniest bits of cinema ever produced!


saladgardenfixens

Love this movie. We watch it all the time


Dagusiu

Hasn't aged all that well but some of those jokes are still hilarious


justSomeGuy5965

My dad loves this movie


TheRealChewitt

Galaxy Quest


TheRealChewitt

It is a very under rated, funny, poignant look to fandom. And has stood the test of time well.


WasuremonoThing

By Grabthar’s Hammer! They should watch this movie, especially both Dad and Daughter like Sci-Fi, esp. Star-Trek.


Youngish_widoe

Quillik..by Grabthar's Hammer, by the Son of Warvan....you shall be avenged! Hilarious movie!


Ladder-up

That one requires knowledge of the original Star Trek to get all the jokes. It's still a great choice regardless.


throwaway0y3wdgyt4

Hunt for the Wilderpeople


NotBearhound

Great film!


Kuli24

definitely! So many funny moments in this. Plus it has the jurassic park guy, so win win!


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JustJess234

Seconded, though in my family we all watch them together.


Commander_Night_17

Yep was gonna say that


Dagusiu

A lot of people disagree with me on this, but I thought episode VII was dope.


Introverted_Redhead

Interstellar


garrhunter

I first saw this with my daughter when she was 7 and lost it. I do now every time since


lifejustice

Oh my God. I can not watch the launch scene without getting choked up. When he is driving away and flips up the blanket to see nothing under it.....uGGHH! Edit: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogd0ahj4cIE](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogd0ahj4cIE) All over again! ​ "It says STAY!"


garrhunter

Or when he’s like, “DONT LET ME LEAVE MURPH”. Movie is so rough but it’s great.


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I second this


JAXexce

I second this 2


SilverIsDead

I second this 3


dr3wfr4nk

I third this 1st


AlphaHuman304

I third this 2


snowstormmongrel

Holy Moses at first I thought you were referring to Passengers and was like "no God please don't show that to a young anybody, really."


rosha267

>Passengers Whats wrong with Passengers?


greenslam

I thought it was a meh movie. completely forgettable but not the worst way to spend 2 hrs.


snowstormmongrel

So many problems with consent issues and the lying. Pratts character is a total creepazoid. Fawning over someone he find physically attractive. Continually coming back and almost stalking her in a way. Then forcing her to also wake up and spend this eternity alone with him.


Iwaaantwaffles

I came here to say this!


appleparkfive

This is a great answer. Nothing overtly bad to watch. Shows some crazy theories about the universe in an exaggerated sci fi style. It's just a mind-blowing movie. The mix of CGI and practical effects (like ships taking off from planets) is just unforgettable Most of these answers are pretty good. The one I think should absolutely avoided is "Dear Zachary". It's hard enough to watch alone or with an SO. But a kid? No way. Interstellar is definitely a top pick though


Nicholi417

Back to the Future.


Broderick512

Absolutely, the whole trilogy. I wasn't grown with it and, when we got it when I was 18 to watch with the family, I wasn't expecting much; I thought that it would have been an enjoyable ride, but since I didn't grow with it and special effects would be outdated I thought it wouldn't click with me. Needless to say I was wrong on all accounts: that trilogy of movies rocks regardless of when you watch it for the first time (and it also has a killer sound track)


Nicholi417

Huey Lewis, the guy who did the songs, is actually in the film.


OneGoodRib

If you're the daughter - just ask dad what movies he fondly remembers from growing up and watch that. If you're the dad - just... watch movies you fondly remember from growing up that don't have sex scenes. I'm not a dad but I'm a former teenage girl, and I loved the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, The Mummy and The Mummy Returns (the third one is bad and idk about the Tom Cruise one). Disney's small number of non-musical animated films seem like a good dad/teenage daughter crossover. Lilo & Stitch and Atlantis are my classic faves. Basically any Pixar movie is good for dad/teenager movie-watching, but in particular I think The Incredibles+sequel, Soul, and Coco might suit your purpose pretty well. Also Inside Out and Ratatouille. I'm going with an assumption that as the dad you'd prefer action and comedy and as a teenage girl she just doesn't want gore or really scary situations. I wasn't into romance as a teenager. The Raimi Spider-man films are good. Not too violent, but a good amount of action and heart and a little bit of romance, and honestly Spider-man 2 is still hands-down the best superhero movie ever in my worthless opinion. There's also a ton of teen movies that she'll probably love and the dad will probably find pretty funny. Check out The House Bunny! It's hilarious. Anna Faris is a ditzy former Playmate who becomes a house mother to a sorority. It's rated R but pretty much just for language and probably for referencing Playboy. There's no nudity in it. Lots of Amanda Bynes movies are funny and appropriate for a teenager, and if she's a teen now she probably hasn't seen them. I like Sydney White and She's the Man. Problematic? Idk, isn't everything? I wish you'd specified age, because I'd definitely have different recommendations for a 13 year old versus for a 17 year old.


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How old, big difference between 13 and 17


disposable_smile

14? (this is for me pls)


ToxicMasculinity1981

The Princess Bride. Its extremely family friendly and an excellent movie to boot.


imnotalesbianiswear

honey i shrunk the kids, coraline, hairspray, guardians of the galaxy, suicide squad


myatabl

My dad loves Guardians, we watch it all the time with our family. He also bought the soundtracks for both movies and I did too. We all bond over Marvel movies.


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Boodagga

I read coraline as cocaine and had some questions for a second.


Youngish_widoe

I'm a whole grown woman and I can't watch Caroline again! Creepy, creepy, creepy!


disposable_smile

i absolutely love those movies! great suggestions :)


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shaunna_thedork

my dad loved watching clueless over & over haha XD my cousin vinny was also a fav of ours


Nicholi417

I am a dad of an almost a teenager, 11, and I went to the movies and saw clueless.


coffeeismymedicine11

did you like it?


Azzpirate

So, can I borrow your time machine then?


Signature_Sea

What's with you kid? You think the death of Sammy Davis Jr left an opening in the ratpack? Anything happens to my daughter, I have a 45 and a shovel. I don't think anyone would miss you


KandyShopp

Princess bride!


Red_Jar

In a similar vein if you like The Princess Bride I'd also recommend Stardust! It's also full to the brim with fantastical adventure, romance, humor, and everything in between :)


therealtidbits

Had to scroll way too far to find this


HalfAgony_HalfHope

Goonies, Stardust, Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, Harry Potter movies, The Godfather movies, Indiana Jones movies, the Mummy movies, the Star Wars movies, Karate Kid, Shawshank Redemption, True Grit, High Noon, the Quiet Man, Rudy, Braveheart, For TV shows, Arrested Development, the Office, Brooklyn 99, Parks and Rec, the Good Place, Modern Family, Community.


Left_Nipah

Goonies is the #1 movie for my daughter and me.


LordJebusVII

The Princess Bride, Hook, any Pixar film


_frozengrapes

I watched Mission Impossible: Fallout with my dad in theaters and it was an incredible bonding experience


Abidan-Jury

>Mission Impossible: Fallout with my dad lol, almost thought that was the title of the movie


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Monty python and the holy grail.


PeppaAltUser125

I second this


OrangeJueleus

I five this


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Three, sir


OrangeJueleus

Three!


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Reddit: 'tis a silly place


Accomplished-Ad-789

-"One Day All This Will Be Yours -"What, The Curtains?"


rBeowulf

Who are you that is so wise in the ways of the movies?


JRhodes451

The Birdcage, The Fall, Modern Times, Mean Girls


buckut

The Birdcage is good for anyone to watch.


Youngish_widoe

Agador Spartacus: Armand, why you no put me in da show? Is it my Guatemalaness? Armond: Your what? Agador Spartacus: My Guatemalaness. My natural heat.


Strange_Flan_3958

Fast & furious because Family 😎


aldentebootycheeks

This has been killing me recently, thank you for the laugh!


Strange_Flan_3958

Anytime!


Bust88

Finding Nemo


Sipua

It's always the best answer lol


lifejustice

We are talking about teenagers, right?


AllTheReservations

Little Miss Sunshine's a good option, its got a lot of heart and likable characters. Steve Carrell, Paul Dano and Toni Colette kill it in their roles


Heisenburp8892

Mean Girls. As a dad, I found it really funny


rickjaames

Depends what they’re into but here are some decent suggestions accross the board: Spirited away, little miss sunshine, the grand budapest hotel, the fantastic mr fox, kickass, hot rod, lord of the rings, Harry Potter, haven’t seen it yet but apparently that new Cruella movie is pretty good.


ReleaseTheBeeees

All the ghiblis are very good if spirited away goes down well. And some from chizu. I have a list of stuff I did for my friend after he watched Nausicaa if anyone wants it


KiwiSoySauce

How about *Grave of the Fireflies*? Yay, family.


ReleaseTheBeeees

I mean, it is very good. The most tragic thing I've ever seen in my life, but still


Elegant-Spell1681

Any marvel movie or Star Wars


itsjojosiwa

Hunt for the Wilderpeople! There is some swearing but it has a great family element and is so funny! I've also always loved the Parent Trap.


please_PM_ur_bewbs

Hanna.


KiwiSoySauce

Just saw this on Netflix: The Mitchell's vs the Machines. Really cute!


flamingmod

Oldboy


Character_Comb_3439

OMG what an answer! Bravo!


S0M3D1CK

Well it is a father and daughter movie.


CountNo7887

I laughed so hard at this, but please don't watch Oldboy with your dad.


YounomsayinMawfk

I gave the DVD of this to a female friend for Christmas and told her it's a really good family movie. She told me she ended up watching it with her dad.


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barry lyndon or 1974's Polish masterpiece the Deluge. Teenaged girls love early modern period pieces about gunpowder warfare.


macedao

Bring it on. I'm a man but when I was a teenager I watched a lot this movie, the 1st time was because Kirsten Dunst. It's a fun cheerleader movie, at least the 1st one, I never saw the others


KnockMeYourLobes

The second one (IIRC) is OK but they all kind of go downhill from there and don't even get close to the fun goofiness of the first. Sugar and Spice (another cheerleader movie) is good too...it's goofy and weird and fun.


Little_Juan86

My Girl


Billie_fixes_stuff

Aww no man that's a lot to take on...If you go down that route I would say; start with "Stand By Me."


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Anything from Studio Ghibli.


FoosFights

National Treasure


JustJess234

Harry Potter


LikeChicken

Kill Bill


The_Red_Roman

It's an empowering movie for females sure, but there's rape, a strip club, cursing, and lots of gore. So maybe not appropriate for 13-16


NewPositive2

it was fine for me


NutellaGood

Clue Zootopia Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Conan the Destroyer


alikazgan

Cornetto Trilogy


Kalad_The_Usurper

Home Alone.


cnh2n2homosapien

Clueless, Saved, Drop Dead Gorgeous


Cags1979

Clueless


PushStock2057

Army of darkness.


cptnmorgan36

Any studio ghibli movie


microwaved-mole-rat

ask your dad what kind of movies he likes. my dad and i share an interest in horror/action/ thriller movies. so we usually browse then pick. some i suggest… The Tomorrow War, It, Rim Of The World. or even start a tv show series like Stranger Things!


DarthNICI

The lord of the rings


satanluver

Dear lord pls research these recommendations first lol


Gemembory

Wow, what a bunch of jerks in the replies. Maybe put a serious tag next time?


watchingsongsDL

Beauty and the Beast


KnockMeYourLobes

But not the live action one. Oh god, that was...awful. Only good thing about it was the song "Evermore". The rest made me want to slap somebody upside the head it was so bad.


ThicMakeAWishKID

Rango. Rango is always the answer


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Legally blonde


Videoboy16

Hugo


quickfilmreview

As someone has already said, your age is very important to the movie selection. So I'm going to suggest some older movies. Charles Chaplin's "City Lights", "Modern Times", and "The Great Dictator". You can't go wrong with the Marx Brothers. I like musicals like "42nd Street" and "Singin' in the Rain". Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neil are in one of my favorite slapstick comedies, "What's Up, Doc?". Barbra Streisand also is great in "Funny Girl". Katharine Hepburn's "Bringing up Baby", "The Philadelphia Story", "Adam's Rib", "The African Queen", and "The Desk Set".


whatthehell5213

Adding to this "The Thin Man" and several of the sequels; Some Like It Hot, Day of the Jackal (original), Taking of Pelham 123 (original), Alfred Hitchcock movies are great (but avoid Frenzy). Mr. Bean's Holiday (and his TV series). If you are amenable to foreign films the Jacques Tatie movies are quietly terrific (Mon Oncle, M. Hulot's Holiday, etc), and we enjoyed Dragon Hunters, Adele Blanc-Sec, A Town Called Panic. The Indian Film "Queen" was big at our house too.


quickfilmreview

I like watching "The Thin Man" and "The Song of the Thin Man". Those 2 movies show the growth of the characters and how they have to adapt to changing times. I find it funny that Nora adapts faster to the Jazz scene than Nick.


Coconut-bird

Mother to two teenagers. This summer we have watched: Stand By Me, Speed, Ghostbusters, Lost Boys, True Lies, Titanic, and Independence Day. All were hits. I found out they had never heard of Psycho, so we watched that before they found out the ending. They loved it. My daughter is musical so we watched Amadeus and Last of the Mohicans together too. The kids grew up on Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and the Harry Potter movies, but those work too. Reading this makes me realize just how much of a child of the 80s I really am!


Totallycasual

*What Women Want* has a pretty heart warming vibe with a father-daughter component.


Unknown-Poker-Player

also at least one sex scene.


Totallycasual

Wait, it had a sex scene? I seem to remember it being a G rated type film.


Aer0san

Yeah with Marisa Tomei (aunt may in the latest Spiderman movies). He reads her thoughts during and then gets all clingy afterwards


graduationcap

Are you thinking of What a Girl Wants ?


Totallycasual

No, What Women Want is a rom-com with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, Mel Gibson is struck by lightening and can suddenly hear what women think, this leads to him having many revelations in regards to his understanding of how women work (including his daughter).


graduationcap

Ok. I was making sure became it also has a father daughter component, and it doesn’t have a sex scene and is pretty G.


AmigoDelDiabla

If memory serves, he bangs the barista from his local coffee shop. He first gets very flustered because her internal monologue is a running critique of his performance, which becomes progressively sub par. Edit: a barista played by Marisa Tomeii


Good_man_steve

Fifty shades of grey


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As far as comedies go, sure.


EldritchSlut

Lolita works too.


KanzakiNao017

bruh.


laconicflow

All I was going to suggest was Pulp Fiction, and I thought I was being an asshole.


TJeffersonsBlackKid

No, no, no, definitely Oldboy.


More_Butterscotch_83

I agree👍


Bust88

Wtf no lol.


dangerh33

Forrest Gump


RealisticDelusions77

Bend it Like Beckham, Prom Night, Sleepover, Son in Law, New Mutants, Nim's Island Thirteen if you want an example of making bad choices.


sincere_enthusiasm

Sleepover is so fun!


RealisticDelusions77

Seemed like it was more scavenger hunt then sleeping, but our daughter liked it.


ganache98012

Son in Law was so funny, but I haven't been able to find it on any streaming service. I never thought I'd adore a *Pauly Shore* movie, but it's true.


RealisticDelusions77

Yep, that was his best. I just bought in on dvd because I'm collecting a movie for each holiday and people said it's a good Thanksgiving flick. Also got New Years Eve, Valentines Day, Groundhog Day, Halloween, Love Actually (xmas), Independence Day, and Leprechaun. Still noodling choices for Easter, Memorial Day and Labor Day.


ganache98012

That's an awesome idea, having a movie for each holiday. I don't know if Calendar Girls (Helen Mirren) had specific references to any of those specific holidays, but it's a great flick if you've not seen it. Leap Year with Amy Adams is a good choice to watch every fourth year. ;)


someguy7734206

You are either brave or extremely naive to ask this question on Reddit.


StubbsStormo

Big Fish is a great choice. You’ll want to hug your dad real tight afterwards, it’s not sad it’s an amazing movie


No_Owl8236

Shreck


series004

The Good Child


burnsalot603

The good son? Or is the good child a different movie?


series004

The Good Son. Elijah Wood Macaulay Culkin


Kcat6667

2010, any James Bond movie, Good morning, Vietnam, The Wall, Creator, Yesterday, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Silver Bullet, Cheaper by the dozen, Planes, trains,and Automobiles, documentaries about things you are both into, concert movies of bands you both like.


nateman_doo

Contact.


obscureferences

Blade 2


Mosey04

Martian


idk_insert_something

I watched the jackass movies with my dad recently, so maybe he'll like them aswell


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Back to the future


PupMurky

Time Bandits


Automatic_Debt_2465

Borat 2: Subsequent Moviefilm


Trick-Grape5916

Blue is the Warmest Color, 9 Songs, Brown Bunny


rBeowulf

Gummo


NiamhHA

I’m a teenaged girl. I like to watch older movies (in general) with my dad and sister, so that he can point out cultural references that I don’t get.


AssaultEagle

The Prestige


Begraben

Dead Man's Shoes


Awkward_Trifle_7543

The original Planet of the Apes. I used to watch them with my dad when I was a teen. Or any Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.


Interesting_Sky_6452

Fundamentals of Caring, a Netflix original, a feel good movie with Paul Rudd and Selina Gomez. I honestly don't know how this movie flew so far under the radar.


inisiya

My dad loved mean girls 😂 I watched that with him as a teenager. Also I'm no longer a teenager but my dad and I recently watched black widow together. We both really enjoyed it. Why are you asking? Are you trying to avoid any shows with certain themes (eg sex) or are you looking for something both you and your dad will enjoy?


emilysicily

I suggest About Time! It's a romantic comedy about a teenager who obtains the ability to time travel to his past when he turned 18. It's really heartwarming! Although there's a minor sex scene in the middle.


nopantiestonight

I love watching movies with my daughter (15). In the last year or so we've watched: Terminator, T2, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Star Trek (not the JJ Abrams disasters), Tremors series, Singin' in the Rain, Casablanca, Old Guard, Justice League, some of the marvel movies, Shining, Exorcist, Baby Sitter, Cabin in the Woods, Adventures in Babysitting, and others that I can't think of off the top of my head.


Foreign-Detective410

Pitch Perfect


Traditional-Ad-1284

Leon: The Professional Kick ass girl and kick ass father figure


SirenSkye17

Avatar is a good one if you’re into that sort of thing. Also anything Star Wars or Marvel is usually a pretty safe bet. My dad and I have watched pretty much all of them together. Not anymore but at one point in time we did.


SplinterSO1

Lord of the Rings


EvoGaming69

Both installments of Human Centipede?


rBeowulf

Double feature it with Hostel


aidinking22

Heh


green__goblin

A Clockwork Orange


LikeChicken

American Beauty


nutellaSandwich68

american beauty


RedPandasAreCuties

I think We Bought a Zoo is a really wholesome movie to watch with family


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PompeyMagnus1

Léon: The Professional


virgeee

Any Marvel movies


Sad-Lecture6340

American beauty