Good Dad: Damon Macready/Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage). A former cop turned vigilante who trains his daughter to be the ultimate crime-fighting machine. He also does a mean Adam West impression.
Best Advice: "Tool up, honey bunny. It's time to get bad guys."
If He was Bad: Hit-Girl would've got a puppy for her birthday instead of that butterfly knife.
American Pie (1999)
Good Dad: Jim's Dad (Eugene Levy) is undaunted by any bizarre antics he catches his son partaking in. With this being a teen sex comedy, that makes him very understanding indeed. Amidst all the quotable lines, there's a genuine sense that he really cares for his kid.
Best Advice: "It's like playing a tennis ball against a brick wall, which can be fun. It can be fun, but it's not a game."
If He was Bad: He'd have made Jim eat that apple pie that his mother had spent so long preparing.
The Incredibles (2004)
Good Dad: Bob Parr/Mr Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is the head of a family of superheroes. He's gifted with super-strength, and his wife is pretty awesome too . Despite trying to settle into a boring insurance job, he can't resist the urge to go out hero-ing.
Best Advice: Bob: "The important thing is that your mother and I are a team, united against the forces of..."
Bob: "I was gonna say evil."
If He was Bad: A mere slap on the wrist would mean a trip to A & E.
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Good Dad(s): Peter Mitchell (Tom Selleck), Michael Kellam (Steve Guttenberg) and Jack Holden (Ted Danson).
Holden's the father from a biological standpoint, though all three bachelors chip in to look after baby Mary, and they learn some pretty valuable lessons. The bizarre family unit was revisited in 3 Men and a Little Lady , and if rumours are to be believed, there may be a third helping on the way .
Best Advice: Peter: "All we have to do is feed it, it'll shut up."
If They were Bad: The film would be an eye-opening documentary, looking at how three inept men would actually handle the situation.
True Romance (1993)
Good Dad: Clifford Worley (Dennis Hopper) is an ex-cop who gives guidance to son Clarence, who turns up having just committed a murder and accidentally stolen a bag full of drugs.
The honourable pop then bravely stalls Christopher Walken's unhappy gangster, before finally taking a bullet for his son.
Best Advice: "Just stay outta trouble. Remember, you got a wife to think about. Quit fuckin' around."
If He was Bad: Once a cop, always a cop. He'd had performed a swift citizen's arrest on his wayward son.
Father of the Bride (1950)
Good Dad: Stanley T. Banks (Spencer Tracy) deals with the marriage of his daughter, which puts as much strain on his heart as it does on his wallet. Despite some slightly dated family values, the film remains surprisingly relevant.
Best Advice: "I always used to think that marriages were a simple affair. Boy meets girl. Fall in love. They get married. Have babies. Eventually the babies grow up and meet other babies. They fall in love. Get married. Have babies".
If He was Bad: He'd be Steve Martin, in the pale 1991 remake.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Good Dad: Professor Henry Jones (Sean Connery) joins his archaeologist son on this quest for the Holy Grail. Henry Sr gave Connery one of his most memorable roles outside of the Bond franchise, and the father-son bickering was one of the highlights of the movie.
Best Advice: "Did I ever tell you to eat up? Go to bed? Wash your ears? Do your homework? No. I respected your privacy and I taught you self- reliance".
If He was Bad: He'd have handed his son over to the Nazi party for a sip from the sweet, sweet Grail.
The Mist (2007)
Good Dad: David Drayton (Thomas Jane) is the kind of father you'd want around if your local Morrisons was overrun with otherworldly beasties during a freaky bout of fog. Tough, brave and resourceful, if he's not battling one of the creatures he's thinking up an escape plan.
Best Advice: "You throw people in the dark, you scare the shit out of them - no more rules".
If He was Bad: He'd have taken one of those final bullets for himself...
Big Fish (2003)
Good Dad: Ed Bloom (Ewan McGregor/Albert Finney) has a penchant for telling tall tales: stories about his marriage, his military service, meeting any number of oddballs, and catching a mythical fish. Everyone seems to love hearing these, except his estranged son, Will.
Best Advice: "There's a time when a man needs to fight, and a time when he needs to accept that his destiny is lost... the ship has sailed and only a fool would continue. Truth is... I've always been a fool".
If He was Bad: He'd have told Will Bloom that funny story about how he was in fact adopted.
Good Dad: Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is stationed on the moon, as the only worker on a helium-mining operation. It's a three-year contract, and as far as he's aware, his daughter is just a baby. Things get weird when he discovers a double of himself, and he manages to make contact with home.
Best Advice: His working conditions don't exactly allow him the kind of contact he would like with his family, so he can only share advice with his doppelganger, and friendly computer system GERTY.
If He was Bad: Instead of worrying about getting home he'd have just set up a space-age bachelor pad on the moon.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Good Dad: Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) is a workaholic ad-man who gets left looking after the kid when his wife walks out. Cue a series of touching efforts from the top father, as he struggles to do best by little Billy. He's also a master of french toast.
Best Advice: "Well the problem is that your mummy and I both want you to live with us, see? So that's why we decided to go see this man, who I told you is the judge, and we let him decide because he's very wise and experienced about these things."
If He was Bad: It would've been a case of Kramer vs. Kramer : Whoever Wins, Billy Loses.
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Good Dad: Emperor Zurg (Andrew Stanton) is Buzz Lightyear's arch enemy in the toyline's backstory. After a run-in at Al's Toy Barn, Zurg reveals the truth of their relationship in a hilarious Star Wars homage.
Best Advice: "Good throw, son. That's my boy! Go long, Buzzy!"
If He was Bad: The Space Ranger wouldn't have made it out of that lift shaft.