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On this day when we celebrate fathers, I am reminded of the great times I’ve had with my dad and my son watching movies. I remember my dad taking us to see Jesus Christ Super Star at the Pantages Theater when I was eight, and my brothers and sister piling into our van to see The Bad News Bear at a local drive-in, when I was twelve. I recall the amazing time I had with my son spending 10 hours in line to see the midnight showing of Star Wars Episode I, and the blown away experience we shared after seeing The Matrix. Movies have connected us in a soulful way, and provided us with characters and stories that match our own longings, brokenness, and triumphs. Movies are part of our spirituality as fathers and sons, and on this day when we celebrate fathers, I also want to celebrate the movies that have brought us closer. What are your favorite movies to watch with your Dad?
1. Star Wars Trilogy
I am a Jedi, Like My Father before me!
2. Dances With Wolves
“Of all the trails in this life, there is one that matters most. It is the trail of a true human being. I think you are on this trail and it is good to see.”
3. The Matrix
Don’t think you are. Know you are.” “There is no spoon.”
"Well, I just... Y'all's the onliest family I got. I love the 54th. Ain't even much a matter what happens tomorrow, 'cause we men, ain't we? We men."
5. Finding Nemo
“Hey says it’s time to let go. Everything’s gonna be alright.”
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