Five Movie Scenes that Make Me Want to Be a Father

The subject has been brought up more than once:  parenthood.  I’m a married man.  I’m still a fairly young man but as I get older the decision to become a father is one that gnaws on me all the time.   I mean I love being an Uncle but being a father is a whole other story.   I just don’t think I’m ready for it.

However, there are times in my life where I really do want to become a dad.  And sometimes it’s from watching certain scenes in movies (and in life).

Here are five movie scenes that make me want to be a father…..

Field of Dreams – Hey Dad, Want to Have a Catch?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHTsQ9qePrQ

I mean how can you not want to cry watching this scene?  It’s nearly impossible.   What a great movie.   I’m pretty sure that any male whose got a dad went nuts on this scene.  I know I called my pop right after I saw this movie.

Big Daddy

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-jevdwRA5U

I would say the peeing part is clearly the best.  However,  this is a great little montage of scenes that kind of makes me long to have a little kid.  Then again, they don’t really show much of the pooping and crying and non fun stuff so whatever.

Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels – Big and Little Chris

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylU0QffdGDE

“Mind your language.”  Point here is that no matter what fathers are into, they can still be good fathers and it’s fun as hell to watch.

The Rookie

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aceWXcvFOvI&feature=related

There’s a scene in the movie where Dennis Quaid tells his son he’s become a major leaguer.  It’s definitely a tear jerker.  Even more awesome because it’s a true story.

Kramer vs. Kramer – French Toast

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izUCnCnp8hA&feature=related

Fast forward to 5:50. This is one of the best scenes in the history of movies.  I seriously don’t want to ruin it for anyone but if it’s not a scene that makes a grown man cry then I don’t know what is.

The Pursuit of Happyness

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQlzz6jGCfI

It’s moments like these when you can appreciate the father and son dynamic.  I mean in this movie you don’t really want to be a father because you feel so bad for the child, but then again when things go the right way it’s so great that there’s a son to share these moments with.