Like real-life fathers, movie and TV dads come in all shapes and sizes. But despite their differences, a lot of them have one thing in common: their unconditional love for their children. There are fictional fathers that are expressive of how much they deeply care about their kids, and there are also those that are quiet and prefer to show their love for their children by making sure that all their needs are met. While perfect dads do exist in movies and TV shows, flawed fictional fathers who try their best to do anything for their kids are also adored by many. Below are 30 of the best movie and TV dads of all time.
Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962)
The main protagonist of the classic movie To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) is the widowed lawyer father of Jem Finch (Phillip Alford) and Scout Finch (Mary Badham). Wise and caring, Atticus taught her children about prejudice and the importance of treating people fairly and standing up for what they believe in.
Leading by example for his son and daughter, Atticus vowed to defend an African-American man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) after he was accused of raping a girl. Unlike most white individuals in his town, Atticus had a strong stance fighting against racism and devoted himself to an anti-racism philosophy. Though everything didn’t work out according to plan, Atticus was rewarded for his morality and showed exactly what a role model should look like.