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    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:


    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."


    2. Hal Wilkerson from Malcolm in the Middle


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


    3. Phil Dunphy from Modern Family


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


    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."


    5. Jim Hopper from Stranger Things



    6. Uncle Iroh from Avatar: The Last Airbender


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


    7. Mufasa from The Lion King



    8. Ned Stark from Game of Thrones


    "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."


    9. Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb


    "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."


    10. Arthur Weasley from Harry Potter

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    11. Jerry Russo from Wizards of Waverly Place


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


    12. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird



    13. Professor Utonium from The Powerpuff Girls

    Cartoon Network

    "He is great as a single father figure."


    14. Gomez Addams from The Addams Family


    "He was considerate and listened to his children and supported their interests. And donโ€™t get me started on how amazing he was toward Morticia."


    15. Furious Styles from Boyz n the Hood


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


    16. Bob Belcher from Bob's Burgers


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


    17. Burt Hummel from Glee


    "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."


    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."


    19. Hank Hill from King of the Hill


    "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."


    20. Sandy Cohen from The O.C.

    Warner Bros.

    "The Sandman! What a legend!"


    21. Marlin from Finding Nemo

    Disney/ Pixar

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


    22. Alan Matthews from Boy Meets World

    Buena Vista

    "Not that heโ€™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 itโ€™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."


    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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