Father of the Year on Netflix: Soundtrack, Cast List & What to Watch Next

The latest Netflix comedy is here starring David Spade and it comes from the same production company as the other Adam Sandler movies on Netflix. Here’s what you need to know before and after you watch Father of the Year on Netflix including the soundtrack, best moments, what to watch next and the complete cast list and where you’ve seen them before. 

Before you watch Father of the Year

What’s the movie about?

David Spade plays a bum dad who has his son and his best friend return to town before eventually heading off for a new life in New York. He reconnects with old friends but most importantly, he bets with his best friend that his dad can beat up the other dad.

Who’s behind the movie?

The movie is directed by Tyler Spindell who is mostly known by his other projects with the same production company including Jack & Jill, The Bunny House and the best movie of all time, Ball Blart Mall Cop. Happy Madison is the production company behind the movie and as you may know, Happy Madison is the production company behind most Sandler movies. Although Adam Sandler doesn’t star in this title, his wife does. Fun Fact, Jackie Sandler has now appeared in every Netflix Happy Madison project!

Should you watch this movie?

Although this movie is by no means unwatchable it is one of David Spade’s worst appearances in recent memory. A few laughs are provided throughout particularly with Nat Faxon in the latter stages of the movie. Its plot is watertight even if a little cliche.

Ultimately our review boils down to this. If you like Adam Sandler movies, you should dive right in. If the answer is no, then avoid like the plague.


After you finish watching

Father of the Year Cast List

Actor/ActressPlaysKnown For
David SpadeWayne (Ben’s Dad)Grown Ups, SNL, Joe Dirt, Tommy Boy
Nat FaxonMardy (Larry’s Dad)The Way Way Back, Club Dread, Bad Teacher
Joe BraggBenLiv and Maddie, Mark & Russell’s Wild Ride
Matt ShivelyLarryThe Real O’Neals, Paranormal Activity, Santa Clarita Diet
Bridgit MendlerMeredithThe Secret World of Arreitty, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Good Luck Charlie
Allen CovertTrey’s Dad50 First Dates, Happy Gilmore
Jared SandlerBen’s FriendThe Week Of, Sandy Wexler

Father of the Year Soundtrack

Like other Happy Madison productions, Father of the Year features a massive and varied soundtrack. Most are from up and coming artists with a particular slant to rap songs. Here’s the full soundtrack for the movie:

  • Dreamin – Wax
  • Come With Me Now – KONGOS
  • Don’t Even Know- Michael Kisur
  • What You Do – Red Red Lips
  • Lovesick – The Dead-On
  • Poppin Bottles – Scully Boyz
  • Good Time – Love Kelli
  • All the Right Movies – The Blah Blah Blahs
  • City’s Alive – El Camino
  • Badmon Ting – Fool’s Gold Records
  • Unified – Chris Carthage featuring Red Baraat
  • Shake – Iamsu!
  • Church – Prof
  • 2 – Ruwanga
  • Feel It Still – Portugal The Man
  • White Collar Crime – The Dead Exs
  • Roll Up – Fitz and the Tantrums
  • ‘Merica (The Good Ole U.S.A) – Hellbound Glory
  • Dance With Me Baila Conmigo – Audio Crooks
  • If This Is Love – Ruth B.
  • Roach Killa – Tripp Jones
  • Love Like We Used To – Captain Cuts
  • Breakdown – Color Me Black
  • Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now – Endway
  • We Come Alive – FreeSwim
  • Cut It Loose – G.D. Jones
  • The Boys are Back – Campfire
  • Anotha’ BBQ – People Under The Stairs

Here’s the embedded Spotify playlist with the songs that are available on their streaming service.

What to watch next on Netflix

The immediate choices to watch after you wrap this movie up is the other exclusive Sandler movies on the service. These include the most recent such as The Week Of and Sandy Wexler.

Questions You May Have

If you’re wondering why the conducted the interview at the end in VR, why every girl was attracted to larry or how Larry’s dad was being paid to test nipple cream, you’re looking into the movie too far. Enjoy it for what it is and don’t question it.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.