Mothers have been covered on Clip Joint, so now it's the fathers' turn. In life, being a father is the most challenging and important role a man will ever play. Even in the movies some fathers get it right and some get it very wrong. But the fundamental power a father figure has on a film narrative taps into the universal understanding of our own experiences with our fathers, perhaps inspiring us to value what is important and to remember that we will biologically only ever have one.
1. Daniel Hillard – Mrs Doubtfire
One of Robin Williams's finest performances, Mrs Doubtfire deals with the harsh realities of a marriage breakdown and the offspring tug of war that ensues. Daniel has to find a way to be with his children so he