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Some do it with a card. Others with a nice dinner. We here at Moviefone think the best way to appreciate our dads on Father's Day is sitting down with him and enjoying a great movie.

You know what your father loves best, but for those who are torn over getting him that one movie that will fill the house with his laughs or make him beg for the tissues, here's 10 dad-themed movies we think make for a great DVD gift on his special day.

After all, how often can you get him to tear up watching three grown men singing a lullaby to a baby? Now's your chance.

'Mr. Mom' (1983)
Dad-Meter Rating: He'll forgive you for that time you set the rug on fire.
Why Dad Will Love It: Written by a then-unknown John Hughes, the movie stars Michael Keaton as a recently laid-off father of three who takes on the domestic responsibilities of the household after being unable to get a new job before his wife. This includes trying to work the vacuum cleaner the kids have named "Jaws," learning the drop off/pick up protocol at school and the rigors of grocery shopping.


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'Three Men and a Baby' (1987)
Dad-Meter Rating: Will bring back memories of simpler times when dirty dippers and late-night crying was all he had to worry about.
Why Dad Will Love It: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson combine their '80s starpower to head this comedy about three fun-loving bachelor roommates who get a surprise package at their doorstep in the form of a baby girl. Hilarity ensues as the guys readjust their lives to take on the responsibility of raising her.


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National Lampoon's 'Vacation' movies
Dad-Meter Rating: There's no better way to show him the family isn't that dysfunctional.
Why Dad Will Love It: In Clark W. Griswold Chevy Chase created a bumbling family patriarch dedicated to providing entertainment (vacation to Wally World), culture (European vacation), holidays (Christmas vacation) and the joys of gambling (Vegas vacation) to his family at any cost. But what he ends up doing is delivering chaos to those he loves that's hilarious to watch.

Buy or rent the DVDs: National Lampoon's Vacation, National Lampoon's European Vacation, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Vegas Vacation

'Father of the Bride' (1991)
Dad-Meter Rating: Will soften the blow when you to tell him you're marrying your still-unemployed boyfriend.
Why Dad Will Love It: Steve Martin continues his segue into more mature fare, which he started two years earlier with Ron Howard's 'Parenthood,' by starring in this remake of the 1950 classic starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. In it, Martin plays the role of the father who has to come to terms with giving his little girl away.

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'Caddyshack' (1980)
Dad-Meter Rating: Will help him feel better about his own golf game.
Why Dad Will Love It: With its mix of raunchy humor and quasi-realistic look at the game of golf, 'Caddyshack' became a classic sports comedy quicker than you could says "Na-na-na-na." It's topped by the lines we still repeat to this day, uttered by the iconic characters created by Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield. And keep an eye out for the 30th Anniversary edition, which just came out.

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'Finding Nemo' (2003)
Dad-Meter Rating: Next to 'The Little Mermaid,' it'll be his favorite animated film set underwater.
Why Dad Will Love It: Winner of the Best Animated Feature Oscar in 2004, Pixar's touching story of a clownfish's search for his son takes him on an adventure filled with sharks, friendly sea turtles, and annoying seagulls on his way to the waters of Australia.

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'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby' (2006)
Dad-Meter Rating: Will remind him that you appreciate not being named Walker or Texas Ranger.
Why Dad Will Love It: Two years after teaming to make the comedy 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,' Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay combine forces again to create another hilariously dysfunctional character, Nascar driver Ricky Bobby, whose wild antics on the track mask his pain of not being loved by his father as a child.

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'Big Daddy' (1999)
Dad-Meter Rating: He's sure to have stomach pains from laughing so hard.
Why Dad Will Love It: Taking the 'Three Men and a Baby' blueprint and mixing Adam Sandler's lovable man-child movie persona, Sandler plays a unemployed schlub who is forced to grow up when a young boy shows up at his door.

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'Field of Dreams' (1989)
Dad-Meter Rating: Dust off the gloves (and the Kleenex) and play catch after the movie.
Why Dad Will Love It: Meshing baseball and family, Kevin Costner plays dad Ray Kinsella who, after hearing voices in his cornfield, decides to build a baseball field on it. This magically brings baseball players of yesteryear to emerge from his crops in the outfield, including the 1919 "Black Sox" and Ray's dad.

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'The Empire Strikes Back' (1980)
Dad-Meter Rating: He'll feel good he comes off as a WAY nicer dad than Darth Vader.
Why Dad Will Love It: As we learn in Episode V of the 'Star Wars' saga, the Skywalkers are the most troubled family in the galaxy. But that doesn't mean it's not fun to watch. The drama, introduction of Boba Fett and Yoda, and the big reveal that Darth is Luke's father still makes for an exciting film 30 years after its release.

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OUT THIS WEEK JUST IN TIME FOR FATHER'S DAY:

'The Book of Eli' (2010)
Dad-Meter Rating: Loves to watch Denzel kick ass.
Why Dad Will Love It: This post-apocalyptic thriller by the Hughes brothers follows Denzel Washington as a loner named Eli who's walking west while protecting a book that holds the secrets to saving mankind. Eli meets his match when he comes across the demented Carnegie (Gary Oldman, at his most dastardly) who is obsessed with getting the book from him. Eli inevitably has to show he won't be trifled with and in the process becomes a father figure to Carnegie's adopted daughter (Mila Kunis).


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