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    Updated on Jun 25, 2020. Posted on Jun 22, 2020

    22 Incredible TV And Movie Dads Who Helped Raise Us All

    These guys are the definition of #dadgoals.

    In honor of Father's Day yesterday, Reddit user nocturnalfrolic posed the question: "Who is the best fictional dad in history?" Here are some of the onscreen fathers we all grew up loving:

    Paramount

    1. Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    Warner Bros.

    "Uncle Phil is awesome. Yeah, he's strict, but he's strict for a reason. Plus, I love his and Will's relationship."

    Bkbee

    2. Hal Wilkerson from Malcolm in the Middle

    Fox

    "One of the most realistic dads on television, from the clothes to the baby race racket he ran."

    seejoel

    3. Phil Dunphy from Modern Family

    ABC

    "He's so caring, and his priority is to make his family happy. Totally admirable."

    EdgarAlansHoe

    4. Carl Winslow from Family Matters

    Warner Bros.

    "He believed in his family, and if his faith was shaken, he went out to investigate why. He worked to keep away temptation and could see his own faults. His door was always open, even to a nerd who had wealthy parents but couldn't be bothered to actually be wholesome to their son."

    vadermaybelater

    5. Jim Hopper from Stranger Things

    Netflix

    6. Uncle Iroh from Avatar: The Last Airbender

    Nickelodeon

    "Uncle Iroh is a much better father than Ozai ever was."

    TheaterW33b

    7. Mufasa from The Lion King

    Disney

    8. Ned Stark from Game of Thrones

    HBO

    "He was a father to all his kids, including Jon and Theon. He tried to give Arya as much freedom as he could in their world... Love the loyalty he had to his family more than to anyone."

    RedSiren2

    9. Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb

    Disney

    "He was always there for his daughter, unlike his own parents. He just wanted to be involved in her life and love her above all."

    3xtomtacion

    10. Arthur Weasley from Harry Potter

    Warner Bros.

    11. Jerry Russo from Wizards of Waverly Place

    Disney

    "He gave up MAGIC to marry Theresa and taught his kids everything he knew while also being magicless."

    mcckennaa

    12. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird

    Universal

    13. Professor Utonium from The Powerpuff Girls

    Cartoon Network

    "He is great as a single father figure."

    PlutoGB08

    14. Gomez Addams from The Addams Family

    ABC

    "He was considerate and listened to his children and supported their interests. And don’t get me started on how amazing he was toward Morticia."

    fedexpirate

    15. Furious Styles from Boyz n the Hood

    Columbia

    "'Any fool with a dick can make a baby, but only a real man can raise his children.'”

    SneakieSnayke

    16. Bob Belcher from Bob's Burgers

    Fox

    "Bob is the best example of an everyday hero."

    donutmcownage

    17. Burt Hummel from Glee

    Fox

    "His son comes out as gay, and although he isn't a fan of the idea, he supports his son unconditionally, sticks up for him constantly, and even defends him against his would-be stepbrother during an outburst of hate. He takes the time to get into his son's interests while not pressuring him to change who he is in the slightest."

    UltimateGinge25

    18. Carlisle Cullen from Twilight

    Summit Entertainment

    "Carlisle Cullen was one of Twilight's redemptive characters. He's altruistic and righteous, and he regards the Cullens as his children. He devotes himself to humanity after years of reconciling with the ramifications of being a vampire. The repugnance for the disdain of human life is instilled in his children."

    VelvetDreamers

    19. Hank Hill from King of the Hill

    Fox

    "He had an abusive father himself and while he has some pretty dated views on life, he tries his best to break the cycle of abuse (he looks down on physical punishment of Bobby) and relate to his son.

    He isn't perfect, but he tries, which is even better since it shows he is human."

    Monteze

    20. Sandy Cohen from The O.C.

    Warner Bros.

    "The Sandman! What a legend!"

    Griz85

    21. Marlin from Finding Nemo

    Disney/ Pixar

    "His son was kidnapped, and he fought the ocean to find him."

    lastwarrior81

    22. Alan Matthews from Boy Meets World

    Buena Vista

    "Not that he’s got all the right answers or best judgment calls. But that he owns up to his fuck ups as a parent.

    As a dad myself, I struggle with that. I don't know if it’s ego or just having to be right in front of my kids all the time, but Alan Matthews sets a good example of how to be a dad."

    OnionShanty

    Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Which TV or movie dad is your all-time favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

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