If your dad is anything like mine, the ideal way to spend Father’s Day would be a full-day movie marathon with an hour’s nap in the afternoon to recharge. Seriously, the man loves his movies. So this weekend, instead of dragging your old man to a stuffy restaurant to exchange pleasantries with other relatives, give him the gift he really wants: the TV remote. Spend some quality time with your dad, watching his favourite movies, we’re sure he’ll appreciate it. If you guys have trouble deciding what to watch, we’ve compiled a list of titles on Netflix for you to check out. 

The Godfather

There’s no better way to kick this list off than a classic like The Godfather. A thrilling mafia epic for the ages, this movie never ceases to enthrall. When Don Corleone (played by the late Marlon Brando) barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael (played by Al Pacino) steps in to take care of the would-be killers. Widely regarded as one of the greatest films in world cinema, you can be sure this is one offer your old man can’t refuse. 

Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee

How about solving a mystery with your dad in this suspenseful documentary? Take a peek into the life of tech millionaire John McAfee, the inventor of anti-virus software, who fled to Belize and became a drug lord with an army of security forces guarding him. Enjoy the jolts of adrenaline, you armchair detectives. 

Counterpunch   

Go toe-to-toe with this Netflix Original and get a ringside experience without needing to leave your couch! Shadow three fighters at different stages of their career make sacrifices to pursue their dreams of becoming champions, as boxing’s popularity wanes. 

Gabriel Iglesias Presents Rick Gutierrez: I’m not mad, I’m just a parent

Not all dad jokes are bad! Sure, most of the time they are cringeworthy, but you can count on the iconic comedian’s good friend Rick Gutierrez to leave you in stitches. Get your dad to brush up his skills as the both of you chuckle your way through Rick’s expounds on parenting – whether it’s risking his life on an amusement park ride or the hazards of taking his kids to the restroom.

A Yellow Bird 

On this special occasion, feel closer to home with our homegrown production that features an unconventional storyline in a familiar landscape. Follow the story of a homeless ex-convict who hopes to reunite with his family as he forms a bond with a Chinese sex worker, while serving as her bodyguard. 

House of Cards Season 5 

The wait is finally over. With the release of this new season, the passionate chatter of politics with your father will spark again as you trail a ruthless politician who will stop at nothing to conquer the White House. Even if you have zero knowledge on politics, this Emmy and Golden Globe-winning drama will surely get the both of you hooked on its constant deception and never-ending drama.

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