What To Watch With Your Dad This Father’s Day, Based On His Zodiac Sign

Want something to watch with your dad on Father’s Day? Look up his zodiac sign below and we’ll provide the perfect movie for him, including where to stream it.

Last month we focused on movies for mom, but this month is all about the dads out there who could use a little quality time with their kids in front of the TV. Unwind after an action-packed Father’s Day with a movie. But what do you choose? Action? A tear-jerker? Something funny and silly? The movies on this list will fit his personality, and they all have some of that fatherly flair.

Aries: Taken (2008)

20th Century Fox

Your Aries papa would do anything for you, including battling anyone who gets in his way if it comes to saving you from kidnappers with ill intentions. Honestly who’s a better dad than Liam Neeson filled with vengeance? Probably just your dad, and that’s it. Watch Taken on Amazon Video.

Taurus: Big Fish (2003)

Sony Pictures

Taurus dads are fierce when it comes to the love of their family. While they won’t always show it with words, you can bet they give the best hugs. Your dad will appreciate the emotional intensity and nuance of this tear-filled multi-generational epic. Keep the Kleenex at the ready. Watch Big Fish on Amazon Video or Pluto TV.

Gemini: We Bought a Zoo (2011)

20th Century Fox

A grieving single dad sees how happy his daughter is at the prospect of owning a zoo so he says, “Why not?” and signs on the dotted line. Who cares if he has no experience running a zoo? This is perfect for the chaotic Gemini dad who always kept his kids on their toes. Watch We Bought a Zoo on Disney+.

Cancer: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Sony Pictures

We’re picking the most tear-filled watch for the dad most likely to willingly cry in front of his kids. Starring real-life father and son Will and Jaden Smith, this is a true story about a single father just trying to pull himself out of poverty. Ouch, my heart. Watch The Pursuit of Happyness on Amazon Video or Pluto TV.

Leo: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Universal Pictures

This movie is for the badass dad who can’t help but command any room he walks into. Equal parts about a handsome lawyer defending a black man wrongfully accused of a crime and also a touching look at the lawyer’s relationship with his kids, there’s a good chance this is already one of your dad’s faves. Watch To Kill a Mockingbird on Tubi.

Virgo: Minari (2020)


A dad moves his family from Korea to California in hopes of achieving the American dream, but it comes with a lot of strife and hard work that causes more drama for the family than he ever realized. This is considered by many as the best film of 2020. If this plot doesn’t scream “Virgo Dad!” I don’t know what does. Watch Minari on Max.

Libra: Finding Nemo (2003)

Buena Vista

A papa clown fish is in search of his missing son. It’s heart-warming, it’ll make you tear up, and it’s comedic fun for the whole family. Finding Nemo is perfect for the well-balanced Libra dad who loves a little bit of everything. And there’s a good chance you’ll get the best hug of your life after the credits roll. Watch Finding Nemo on Disney+.

Scorpio: Field of Dreams (1989)

Universal Pictures

On the surface, Field of Dreams is just about cornfields and baseball, but when you drill down to it, it’s really about how we all need our dads, no matter our age. This is perfect for the Scorpio dads who have a hard time opening up even though we all know they’re emotional messes on the inside. Watch Field of Dreams on Amazon Video and Apple TV+.

Sagittarius: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Paramount Pictures

Indiana is a famous adventurer, but even he has a hard time when his dad joins along. This is what you get when your dad is just as adventurous and brave as you are, if not more-so. Watch this with your Sag dad who’s always ready for a poorly thought-out scheme. Watch Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade on Disney+ and Paramount+.

Capricorn: The Godfather (1972)

Paramount Pictures

If anyone in the zodiac is a total godfather of their own family, it’s the Capricorn. From being the leader of the pack to resorting to any means necessary to defend the people they love, it’s a Capricorn father taking up the mantle. Watch this mob classic and he’ll totally see himself in the elder Corleone. Watch The Godfather on Paramount+.

Aquarius: Click (2006)


When Adam Sandler uses a remote to fast forward the boring bits of his life, he realizes that’s where all the fun moments are. If you want to send a message to your workaholic Aquarius dad, watch Click with him on Father’s Day. It’s a little on-the-nose, but you’ll both appreciate the sentimentality in the end. Watch Click on Hulu.

Pisces: The Lion King (1994)

Walt Disney

Regarded by many as having one of the saddest moments in animated movie history, The Lion King is perfect for the Pisces dad who feels all the feelings and will show them exactly once a year. It helps that the saddest moment is surrounded by some of the best music in cinematic history, too. Watch The Lion King on Disney+.

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Trisha Bartle

Trisha’s your resident tarot reader, rom-com lover, and horror connoisseur. In addition to using her vast knowledge of all things cinema for Thought Catalog’s TV + Movies entertainment section, she also offers her astrological and tarot expertise to Collective World. Trisha splits her time between making art and being awesome.