The Father’s Day Flicks To Make Your Dad’s Weekend

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June 16th is Father’s Day – don’t say we didn’t warn you! And while a bunch of flowers is usually enough to keep mum happy, finding a way to treat the man who has everything isn’t always the easiest. That’s where we come in…


Because whether your dad is an action man, a sensitive soul, a fun-loving fellow or a dramatic type, you can find the perfect entertainment for the afternoon right at your fingertips! So fill a glass of his favourite tipple and settle in for some cracking films; here’s a handful of our top tips for the day that’s in it…




Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99


Whether your pops is the political type or not, this tremendous true story is bound to make his day. Michael Sheen and Frank Langella share incredible spiky chemistry at the heart of the story; the 1977 interviews lived long in the memory, and this film will too!





Showing on Sky Cinema, Virgin TV 301


Getting the kids to keep a lid on things is difficult at the best of times; that much, any parent can tell you. That means that the job facing Lee Abbott, the father of three children hiding from a noise-motivated monster, really has is job cut out for him! This innovative horror movie is one of the most impressive of recent times; perfect if pops has nerves of steel!





Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99


Robert Redford is an icon of the screen – and it turns out the decades have done nothing to slow him down! Starring in the type of crime caper that made him famous, his charm and charisma is still to the fore; proof to your pops that he’s never too old to have fun!





Showing on Sky Cinema, Virgin TV 301


If we could pick a Hollywood dad, Tom Hanks may rank quite high on the list; it’s a pity he’s so busy with the whole film stardom thing to take us under his wing! This moody crime drama has a dark and shadowy style to die for – and a sharp story to match; mix in a grandfather of film in Paul Newman and you’ve got one spectacular Father’s Day treat!





Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99


Tissues at the ready! This delicate drama, starring the terrific twosome of Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet, deals with the struggles of addiction and survival; it’s an emotional gut-punch of a film. As heart-wrenching as it might be, it’s a wonderfully written movie, with the performances of its leads the type to linger in your mind long after the credits have rolled.




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