A PRIME Celebration: The Ultimate Father's Day Watchlist on Amazon PRIME Video

It’s that one time of the year when we celebrate, with fondness, possibly sarkiness; and it wouldn’t be a celebration without gifts. Props for a tie or gadget, sure, but maybe, something that can entertain the family, like a movie marathon. Amazon PRIME Video here offers a list of films to enjoy with the family. Let’s have some good old family time. After all, it’s Father’s Day. Here’s a PRIME list of movies that will make this Father’s Day special.

PRIME Picks for Dad: The Must-Watch List

The PRIME Original: Air (2023)

The story of how the Air Jordans came to be (seriously) is now accessible to a larger audience through Air (2023), Ben Affleck’s magnum opus for Amazon PRIME Video, one of the latest fun treats in an already extensive collection of movies harking back to the 1980s. There is no better time to be wearing that James Bond suit.

The PRIME Classic: Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Relationships under pressure make Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs (1992) an obvious choice for extreme-drama romantics, while its examination of the bonds between men will still hold sway this Father’s Day.

The PRIME Thriller: Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

And for guys who like their pics to be as period-based as their porn, Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, about the manhunt for Osama bin Laden that culminated in the daring Navy SEAL raid and his death last year, is just the ticket. Intellect and courage are the film’s key virtues.

The PRIME Saga: Sicario (2015)

Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario is a visual masterpiece, a very well-made film about the US-Mexican drug war: if you want to see grit, this one is for you.

The PRIME Adventure: The Blues Brothers (1980)

It’s Father’s Day, so a road trip seems in order, but what a musical road trip it is. The Blues Brothers is a sure hit for those who want their Father’s Day set to rhythm, comedy and crisis.

The PRIME Mystery: Vertigo (1958)

Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo is a great old mystery with cinematic depth, showering dads with its masculine brilliance.

PRIME Patriotism: On the Waterfront (1954)

If you’re hankering for a slice of black-and-white Hollywood virtue, head straight to On the Waterfront, to rediscover the existential heroism of those truthful and brave men. To reactivate your movie-going sense of virtue and redemption, On the Waterfront is your go-to film.

PRIME Nostalgia: Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

Coming back to the list with a final shot of epinephrine, Top Gun: Maverick will do the trick. A high-octane follow-up to a Hollywood classic, well-earned wisdom and experience never go out of style, just like the old man of the house.

PRIME Reflections: The Essence of Father's Day Through Film

All of them, incidentally, are available to watch on Amazon PRIME Video. There are endless lenses through which to look at these themes of heroism, fragility of the human body and spirit, the impact of heroism on the family and those around us – all fundamental to Father’s Day. The cinematic aerial battles of Top Gun: Maverick (2022) brought millions of people together with nostalgic scores from old favourites such as The Blues Brothers (1980). But good movies are more than that. They are callings for group memories and new conversations waiting to happen.

Celebrate with PRIME: Making Father's Day Memorable

Beyond the screen, these most opportune of films become a context for the daily celebrations, an opportunity to laugh together, to cry together or to brave all the emotions in between — and, hopefully, to reach across generations in the process. This Father’s Day, let Amazon PRIME Video take centre stage as you make memories with the world’s fathers, because prime time is better shared.


Prime, meaning of the highest grade or importance, is a great word to describe Amazon PRIME Video’s Father’s Day offering – we have a prime offering of films for Father’s Day with a selection for all dads to enjoy, from action films to tear-jerking classics. For those that want to enjoy the day with a bit of a cinematic experience, PRIME Video has you covered. But don’t worry, you won’t have to go out and buy an overpriced ticket at a cinema or invest in expensive snacks such as popcorn. All you have to do is turn on your TV at home, log into your PRIME Video account, and prepare some popcorn, as PRIME Video’s catalogue will be the star of your Father’s Day.

Jun 17, 2024
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