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Movies About Old People
Great Movies Centered Around Old People
Movies about old people give us a glimpse of what's ahead, if we're lucky! Face it, getting old beats the alternative.
Watching movies about old people is often pleasurable because elderly people usually have settled into themselves. Their quirks and personality often shine through showing the world who they really are.
A few of these movies have some sad parts, just like life. And that's okay.
How Old is Old? Personally, This Number Gets Pushed Back the Older I Get!
Old is someone who is over
Cocoon - A Chance to Be Young Again
A swimming pool gets some unexpected guests (aliens),and some unexpected benefits are felt for the old folks who swim there. This movie is a classic and such a great story.
Stars: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Gwen Verson, Brian Dennehy, Steve Guttenberg, Maureen Stapleton
Year Released: 1985
Based on the novel by David Saperstein.
Grumpy Old Men - Grumpier Old Men
These grumpy romantic comedies pair Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon as grumpy old neighbors. Practical jokes, rivalries, and jealousies ensue.
Stars: Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah, Burgess Meredith, Kevin Pollak, Katie Sagona, Ossie Davis, Buck Henry
Years Released: 1993, 1995
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Iris - Based on the Life of Writer Iris Murdoch
This moving based-in-fact film covers the young as well as older years of the lives of Iris Murdoch and John Bayley.
Stars: Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville, Judi Dench, James Broadbent
Year Released: 2001
Based on the books by John Bayley, Iris Murdoch's husband.
Calendar Girls - Women Bare All to Raise Funds
The Women's Institute's motto is "enlightment, fun, and friendship." To raise money to commemorate the death of one of the women's husbands, the group decides to make a calendar to sell. The dress code involves hats.
Stars: Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Penelope Wilton, John Alderton, Linda Bassett, Philip Glenister
Year Released: 2003
Away From Her - A Personal Look at Alzheimer's Disease
A woman develops Alzheimer's disease and in a moment of lucidity decides to check herself into a nursing home where no visitors are allowed for the first 30 days. Her husband reluctantly agrees. The change in her is rapid and complete.
Stars: Julie Christie, Gordon Pinset, Michael Murphy, Nina Dobrev, Olympia Dukakis, Kristen Thomson, Wendy Crewson
Year Released: 2006
Based on the short story The Bear Came Over the Mountain by Alice Munro.
The Bucket List - What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?
Two older men who are terminally ill meet in the hospital and take off together to cross items off their list of things to do before they kick the bucket.
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Rob Morrow, Sean Hayes
Year Released: 2007
How About You... - Set in a Retirement Home in Ireland
When the hardcore group (read: troublemakers) at a residential home refuses to or has nowhere to go for the Christmas holiday, the owner's sister is entrusted with their care while she is away. This is a refreshing and funny look at some stubborn old folks.
Stars: Orla Brady, Hayley Atwell, Vanessa Redgrave, Joss Ackland, Brenda Fricker, Imelda Staunton, Joan O'Hara
Year Released: 2007
Based on the short story The Hard Core by Maeve Binchy
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - British Pensioners in India
This British comedy-drama centers around a group of British pensioners who move to a retirement hotel in India, referred to as "Sonny's hotel for the elderly and beautiful."
Stars: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton
Year Released: 2012
Based on the novel These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach
Names for people who are "getting on in years":
Long in the Tooth
Advanced in Years
Have You Seen These Movies About Old People?
If so, which one is your favorite?
About Schmidt and Hope Springs
These are both great movies! About Schimdt handles the life of a recent widower who must carry on. Jack Nickleson plays Schimdt to a tee.
Hope Springs reveals the life of a couple who have drifted along and are faced with a dull marriage. Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones star in Hope Springs.
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