What are some good movies a teenage girl can watch with her dad?
By - RemarkablePlant
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!
Oh, and make sure to also add Bridge to Terabithia for the evening double feature! : D
Setting up a night full of laughs are we?
I completely forgot Dan Akroyd was in this movie.
Maybe one day I'll give them a chance
Would it’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World also work?
That movie always works as the answer for "what should I watch"!
One of the funniest bits of cinema ever produced!
Love this movie. We watch it all the time
Hasn't aged all that well but some of those jokes are still hilarious
My dad loves this movie
It is a very under rated, funny, poignant look to fandom. And has stood the test of time well.
By Grabthar’s Hammer! They should watch this movie, especially both Dad and Daughter like Sci-Fi, esp. Star-Trek.
Quillik..by Grabthar's Hammer, by the Son of Warvan....you shall be avenged!
That one requires knowledge of the original Star Trek to get all the jokes.
It's still a great choice regardless.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
definitely! So many funny moments in this. Plus it has the jurassic park guy, so win win!
Seconded, though in my family we all watch them together.
Yep was gonna say that
A lot of people disagree with me on this, but I thought episode VII was dope.
I first saw this with my daughter when she was 7 and lost it. I do now every time since
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!
All over again!
"It says STAY!"
Or when he’s like, “DONT LET ME LEAVE MURPH”. Movie is so rough but it’s great.
I second this
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I third this 1st
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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."
Whats wrong with Passengers?
I thought it was a meh movie. completely forgettable but not the worst way to spend 2 hrs.
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.
I came here to say this!
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
Back to the Future.
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)
Huey Lewis, the guy who did the songs, is actually in the film.
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.
How old, big difference between 13 and 17
14? (this is for me pls)
The Princess Bride. Its extremely family friendly and an excellent movie to boot.
honey i shrunk the kids, coraline, hairspray, guardians of the galaxy, suicide squad
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.
I read coraline as cocaine and had some questions for a second.
I'm a whole grown woman and I can't watch Caroline again! Creepy, creepy, creepy!
i absolutely love those movies! great suggestions :)
my dad loved watching clueless over & over haha XD my cousin vinny was also a fav of ours
I am a dad of an almost a teenager, 11, and I went to the movies and saw clueless.
did you like it?
So, can I borrow your time machine then?
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
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 :)
Had to scroll way too far to find this
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.
Goonies is the #1 movie for my daughter and me.
The Princess Bride, Hook, any Pixar film
I watched Mission Impossible: Fallout with my dad in theaters and it was an incredible bonding experience
>Mission Impossible: Fallout with my dad
lol, almost thought that was the title of the movie
Monty python and the holy grail.
I five this
Reddit: 'tis a silly place
-"One Day All This Will Be Yours
-"What, The Curtains?"
Who are you that is so wise in the ways of the movies?
The Birdcage, The Fall, Modern Times, Mean Girls
The Birdcage is good for anyone to watch.
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.
Fast & furious because Family 😎
This has been killing me recently, thank you for the laugh!
It's always the best answer lol
We are talking about teenagers, right?
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
Mean Girls. As a dad, I found it really funny
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.
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
How about *Grave of the Fireflies*? Yay, family.
I mean, it is very good. The most tragic thing I've ever seen in my life, but still
Any marvel movie or Star Wars
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.
Just saw this on Netflix: The Mitchell's vs the Machines. Really cute!
OMG what an answer! Bravo!
Well it is a father and daughter movie.
I laughed so hard at this, but please don't watch Oldboy with your dad.
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.
barry lyndon or 1974's Polish masterpiece the Deluge. Teenaged girls love early modern period pieces about gunpowder warfare.
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
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.
Aww no man that's a lot to take on...If you go down that route I would say; start with "Stand By Me."
Anything from Studio Ghibli.
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
it was fine for me
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Conan the Destroyer
Clueless, Saved, Drop Dead Gorgeous
Army of darkness.
Any studio ghibli movie
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!
The lord of the rings
Dear lord pls research these recommendations first lol
Wow, what a bunch of jerks in the replies. Maybe put a serious tag next time?
Beauty and the Beast
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.
Rango. Rango is always the answer
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".
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.
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.
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!
*What Women Want* has a pretty heart warming vibe with a father-daughter component.
also at least one sex scene.
Wait, it had a sex scene? I seem to remember it being a G rated type film.
Yeah with Marisa Tomei (aunt may in the latest Spiderman movies). He reads her thoughts during and then gets all clingy afterwards
Are you thinking of What a Girl Wants ?
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).
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.
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
Fifty shades of grey
As far as comedies go, sure.
Lolita works too.
All I was going to suggest was Pulp Fiction, and I thought I was being an asshole.
No, no, no, definitely Oldboy.
Wtf no lol.
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.
Sleepover is so fun!
Seemed like it was more scavenger hunt then sleeping, but our daughter liked it.
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.
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.
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. ;)
You are either brave or extremely naive to ask this question on Reddit.
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
The Good Child
The good son? Or is the good child a different movie?
The Good Son. Elijah Wood Macaulay Culkin
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.
I watched the jackass movies with my dad recently, so maybe he'll like them aswell
Back to the future
Borat 2: Subsequent Moviefilm
Blue is the Warmest Color, 9 Songs, Brown Bunny
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.
Dead Man's Shoes
The original Planet of the Apes. I used to watch them with my dad when I was a teen.
Or any Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Leon: The Professional
Kick ass girl and kick ass father figure
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.
Lord of the Rings
Both installments of Human Centipede?
Double feature it with Hostel
A Clockwork Orange
I think We Bought a Zoo is a really wholesome movie to watch with family
Léon: The Professional
Any Marvel movies