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The best dads in action movies

Yes, I am well aware that Father’s Day is still a long way away. But as a father, and as someone who is in love with the best action movies of all time (and projecting myself into said films), I’m always a sucker for good dads in action films.

Unsurprisingly, I’m not alone, as there are a lot of fighting dads in theaters, which just proves that the ass-kicking dad is a popular subgenre, and certainly wish-fulfillment.

Sure, it’s cool to imagine yourself on the big screen (or in a action movie that went straight to streaming), being an ass-kicking ladies’ man, a la all those things James Bond movies. But it’s even cooler to imagine yourself as a dad who can also scream a little. So here are some of the best dads in action movies. Oh, and son. Hold my beer.

Bruce Willis in Die Hard with a Vengeance

(Image credit: 20th Century Fox)

John McClane (Die Hard series)