Father's Day flicks

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Don't know what to get your dad for Father's Day this Sunday? Treat him to a Pick of the Fest! We highlight a half-dozen movies which are perfect for pop.

Kick Off
If he's unwilling to be dragged away form the World Cup festivities, take your dad along to see this multi-award-winning Iraqi football drama. A community of refugees live in a stadium in Kirkuk, in this vivid and universal film. Cast off your national pride for a couple of hours and immerse yourself in some small-town football.

The debut film from beloved comedian Ben Miller, Huge is the tale of a stand-up double act scrabbling towards the big time. Starring Noel Clarke (Kidulthood, and Johnny Harris (London to Brighton), Huge blows the lid off the sleazy stand-up comedy circuit. Replete with cameos from all your favourite British stand-ups, Huge guarantees laughs for you and the old man.

Take a step back to a time when men were really men. Showing as part of the After the Wave retrospective, this British take on the American detective genre rivals even Raymond Chander's biggest tricks. This absolute gem from Stephen Frears, stars Albert Finney and is rounded off with a mesmerising score from Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Whisky With Vodka
This title may contain his favourite tipple and this brilliant German comedy with flavours of Woody Allen has rivalrous father-son undertones. A washed-up drunk actor tries to hold his place in the limelight as the studio of his latest picture double-casts him against an eager up-and-comer. Follow this one up with a drink at the FIlmhouse bar for a Father's Day outing to remember.

Superhero Me
Whether he's silly or serious, your dad will love the World Premiere of this eccentric documentary. A real-life Kick-Ass, filmmaker Steve Sale sets out to become a bona-fide superhero, with hilarious results. It's witty, wacky, and fun for all ages.

The Man Who Would Be King
The ultimate father-and-son movie! In celebration of Sir Sean Connery's 80th year, this Gala Screening is sponsored by Bank of Scotland. Adapted from a Rudyard Kipling story, it stars Connery and the inimitable Michael Caine as a pair of colonial opportunists. It's the kind of film your dad probably watched with his dad. Recreate that Father's Day magic this Sunday 20 June!

Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone on 0131 623 8030 or in person at Filmhouse.

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  • Mary O Thursday 17th June, 2010 / 09:04 GMT

    Great idea! Since Fa title="Father’s Day gift ideas to be avoided, with one notable exception" href="">Father's Day is almost here, I guess I'll just sit down with dad and watch a movie. Right now, I'm still thinking on what to watch, would it be action oriented, drama or downright hilarious? Uh, it won't matter anyway, what's important is we got some time together.

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