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12 Father's Day movies to watch with the family

12 Father's Day movies to watch with the family

I have a 14-year-old son who doesn’t go to the movies. Has no interest in going to the movies. All the moving pictures that he and his friends need, apparently, are in their phones. How can that be? The movies were one of the things that bonded my gang when we were growing up. They also were the source of vivid father-son memories, shared laughs (the stateroom scene in the Marx Brothers’ “A Night at the Opera”) and tears (Robert De Niro’s dying ballplayer in “Bang the Drum Slowly”).

So my Father’s Day gift to myself will be a couple of hours on Sunday night with my son, 10-year-old daughter and wife gathered to watch a favorite movie. Attendance is mandatory, and phones are...

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