What To Stream On Netflix This Father’s Day


Here's your annual reminder that Father's Day is approaching faster than you think so it's time to make plans — and buy gifts.

Perhaps your dad is already looking forward to grilling and cracking jokes about "shrimp on the barbie" in an Australian accent, but what about those of us with grill-averse fathers? How can we entertain our families? It's obvious: Netflix offers an abundance of options for spending time together in an air-conditioned room.

We've rounded up the best options on Netflix for Father's Day 2021. There are movies like Triple Frontier, which slot into the same "macho men but make them funny" category as Fast and the Furious. There are music documentaries, because what dad can resist those? There are category-defying options, like the Lonely Island's new special about baseball. Then the classics you've already watched a million times before – and could stand to watch again.

Here are some great Father's Day picks on Netflix.

Lupin

(2021)



Heists, intrigue, and a father-related revenge plot? French series Lupin has everything you need for a high-octane weekend where you can travel to Paris without leaving the couch. And the best thing is, Part II will be out by Father's Day, so you won't have to wait to see what Assane Diop has up his sleeve.

Historical Roasts

(2018)




Somewhere in the intersection of Hamilton and Comedy Central's celebrity roasts, you'll find this new Netflix series that mines history for humor. If you don't want to commit to an entire movie run-time, pop in an episode of this star-studded retelling of the history books, with episodes about figures ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Anne Frank.

The Legend of Cocaine Island

(2019)




Depending on how you look at him, Rodney Hyden is a folk hero or he's a bumbling fool. After hearing his neighbor say he once buried millions of dollars worth of cocaine in Culebra, Puerto Rico, Hyden goes out to find it. With a sense of whimsy, this documentary turns Hyden's near-unbelievable quest into a tall tale.

The Black Godfather

(2019)




Music producer Clarence Avant knew everyone — and everyone convenes to share stories in this documentary about his extraordinary life. Avant especially worked to incorporate Black culture in music, TV, and movies.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

(2018)




This Oscar-winning Coen Brothers movie deconstructs the Western. The story unfolds in six chapters, each a novel take on the genre's old tropes. The movie follows a gunslinger, a bank robber, an impresario, an oil prospector, a wagon train, and a pair of bounty hunters on their adventures.

Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience

(2019)




This 30-minute Netflix special was made for people who fall in the middle of the "Lonely Island fan" and "baseball fan" Venn Diagram. A good percentage of people in that category overlap will be dads!

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous

(2018)




John Mulaney's father is one of the staple characters in his storytelling-based stand-up comedy. As Papa Mulaney famously told his son, "You have the moral backbone of a chocolate éclair." Watch Kid Gorgeous for the kind of dad humor you haven't heard before.

The Highwaymen

(2018)




The Highwaymen is the true story of the swashbuckling Texas Rangers who tracked down Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in 1934. Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson play the rangers Frank Hamer and Maney Gault, respectively. The Highwaymen exudes "dad movie" energy.

Triple Frontier

(2019)




How many Navy SEALs does it take to rob a Latin American drug lord? After two hours of Triple Frontier, you'll get your answer. Triple Frontier is made fans of Narcos and blockbuster movies. Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal star.

Wine Country

(2019)




Dads should watch movies about middle-aged women enjoying their lives and drinking wine in California, too!

Murder Mystery

(2019)



In Murder Mystery, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston play a regular ole American couple taken under a millionaire's wing during their first trip abroad. Then, they're accused of murdering him. The perils of leaving the country!

Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King

(2017)




Technically, Homecoming King is a stand-up special. But Hasan Minhaj is a story-teller first, comedian second. In Homecoming King, he weaves a moving and personal story about his experiences growing in an immigrant family in California.

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