10 Cult Film Fathers We Love

Happy Father’s Day! We’re celebrating the holiday by taking a look at our favorite cult film fathers. These movie dads are flawed as can be, but their dysfunctional parenting, bizarre personality quirks, and quotable lines are meant to entertain us. Let’s just ignore the fact that their kids don’t stand a chance. Head past the break for a look at 10 loving, but demented dads from cult cinema. Feel free to add your own favorites in the comments section.


The weird world of David Lynch developed when the director made his first feature film, Eraserhead. Lynch’s time in gritty Philadelphia during the seedy 1970s, his experience of becoming a young father (and the birth defects his daughter Jennifer struggled with), and a spiritual crisis were all inspirations for his surrealist story about a man and his mutant child.