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

Jeff Daniels portrays Tom Alden in the movie "Fly Away Home."

Dad: Tom Alden (Jeff Daniels)

Movie: “Fly Away Home” (8+)

Why we love him: It takes Tom awhile to figure out how to reach his grieving teenage daughter, Amy (Anna Paquin). But he keeps at it, and, once they find common ground in teaching Amy’s geese how to fly, he encourages her to spread her own wings.