I bet I know who you’re expecting to see on this roundup of devoted fathers. Robin Williams, clad in a dowdy dress, prancing around with a British accent. In Mrs. Doubtfire, Williams plays a divorced dad who pretends to be a nanny so he can spend more time with his kids. The performance is iconic — and for good reason.
But when it comes to representing “involved” fathers in film, there are more options than Williams’ signature performance. From single fathers to dads mid-divorce, movies have featured a swath of men trying to do the whole "childrearing" thing, despite difficult circumstances.
Mother’s Day may be just around the corner. But the holiday is also an opportunity to give shout-outs to all the caretakers in your lives. So, here’s a collection of the best “Mr. Moms” in cinema history. And yes, Mrs. Doubtfire is on it.