7 Movie Dads so great you’ll wish they were yours

Marlin risks his life countless times to protect his son in "Finding Nemo." (Photo courtesy Pixar/TNS)

Dad: Marlin (Albert Brooks)

Movie: “Finding Nemo” (5+)

Why we love him: Not only does Marlin go way, way beyond his comfort zone to rescue his beloved son, Nemo, but he learns that one of the most important (and hardest) parts of being a parent is giving your child the opportunity to be independent.

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