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The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked 

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Updated November 30, 2018 512 votes 219 voters 14.3k views 29 items

This list contains information on the best films about Alzheimer's disease, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best films about Alzheimer's come in many forms. Some movies about Alzheimer's disease are works of fiction while other good movies about memory loss are documentaries. Many of the best Alzheimer movies feature award-winning actors.

What films will you find on this top movies about Alzheimer's list? The Notebook has to be near the top. Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams star as a pair of young lovers in this story of everlasting devotion. Their characters are represented in their later years by the incomparable James Garner and Gena Rowlands. Still Alice is another engaging movie about memory loss.

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me follows the country legend, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, on his farewell tour. Other good films about memory loss include Wrinkles, Logan, and Away from Her.

Which movie about Alzheimer's disease is the best? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list and please add any good films we may have missed.

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Still Alice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Moore

Released: 2015

Directed by: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

Still Alice is an upcoming 2015 drama film written by Lisa Genova and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland.
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The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

Released: 2004

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a ...more

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Away from Her is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Nina Dobrev, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis

Released: 2006

Directed by: Sarah Polley

Away from Her is a 2006 Canadian film which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and also played in the Premier category at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The feature-length ...more

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On Golden Pond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda

Released: 1981

Directed by: Mark Rydell

On Golden Pond is a 1981 American drama film directed by Mark Rydell. The screenplay by Ernest Thompson was adapted from his 1979 play of the same title. Henry Fonda won the Academy Award for ...more

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What They Had is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster

Released: 2018

Directed by: Elizabeth Chomko

What They Had is a 2018 American drama film directed by Elizabeth Chomko. When her Alzheimer's-suffering mother wanders into a blizzard on Christmas Eve, Bridget Ertz (Hilary Swank) travels back ...more
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Iris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Kate Winslet, Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent

Released: 2001

Directed by: Richard Eyre

Iris is a 2001 biographical film that tells the story of British novelist Iris Murdoch and her relationship with John Bayley. The film contrasts the start of their relationship, when Murdoch was ...more

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Wrinkles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Mabel Rivera, Álvaro Guevara, Tacho Gonzalez

Released: 2011

Directed by: Ignacio Ferreras

Wrinkles is a 2011 Spanish animated drama film directed by Ignacio Ferreras, based on the comic book with the same title by Paco Roca. The story is set in a retirement home and revolves around ...more
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A Moment to Remember is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Son Ye-jin, Jung Woo-sung, David Lee McInnis

Released: 2004

Directed by: John H. Lee

A Moment to Remember is a 2004 South Korean film based on the 2001 Japanese television drama Pure Soul. It stars Son Ye-jin and Jung Woo-sung and follows the theme of discovery in a relationship ...more
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Logan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant

Directed by: James Mangold

Logan is a 2017 American superhero drama film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. It is the 10th installment in the X-Men film series and the third and final Wolverine solo film ...more

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The Iron Lady is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Iain Glen

Released: 2011

Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd

The Iron Lady is a 2011 drama and biography film written by Abi Morgan and directed by Phyllida Lloyd.

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Glen Campbell: I'll Be M... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked

Released: 2014

Directed by: James Keach

Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me is a 2014 documentary film directed by James Keach.
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Rise of the Planet of th... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow

Released: 2011

Directed by: Rupert Wyatt

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Poetry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Yoon Jeong-hee, Kim Hee-ra, An Nae-sang

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lee Chang-dong

Poetry is a 2010 South Korean drama film directed by Lee Chang-dong. It tells the story of a suburban woman in her 60s who begins to develop an interest in poetry while struggling with ...more
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Safe House is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Patrick Stewart, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Héctor Elizondo

Released: 1998

Directed by: Eric Steven Stahl

Safe House is a made for TV film directed Eric Steven Stahl. It premiered in the UK in late 1998 on Channel 5 and in the US on Showtime on January 24, 1999. Patrick Stewart stars as Mace Sowell, ...more
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First Cousin Once Remove... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
First Cousin Once Removed

Released: 2012

Directed by: Alan Berliner

First Cousin Once Removed is a 2012 documentary film directed by Alan Berliner. The premiered at the New York Film Festival in October 2012.
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Extreme Love: Dementia ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Extreme Love: Dementia

Released: 2012

Directed by: Dan Child

As one of the big retirement destinations for middle class Americans, Phoenix Arizona has also become a capital of dementia care. Louis visits the city in order to spend time in state-of-the-art ...more
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Head Full of Honey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon, Emily Mortimer

Released: 2018

Directed by: Til Schweiger

Head Full of Honey is a 2018 drama film directed by Til Schweiger, based on the 2014 German film. A widowed grandfather (Nick Nolte) suffering from Alzheimer's disease is taken on a road trip to ...more
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Forget Me Not is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Forget Me Not Tobias Menzies, Gemma Jones, Genevieve O'Reilly

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lance Roehrig, Alexander Holt

Forget Me Not is a romance film directed by Alexander Holt and Lance Roehrig.
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The Taking of Deborah Lo... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang

Released: 2014

Directed by: Adam Robitel

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Before We Forget is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Before We Forget
Before We Forget is a 2011 observational documentary film about two women with dementia, who live in an Asian society where terminal illnesses and dying remain taboo. It is directed by ...more
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Gray Sunset is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Gray Sunset Minoru Chiaki, Yukiyo Toake

Released: 1985

Directed by: Shunya Itō

Gray Sunset is a 1985 Japanese film directed by Shunya Ito. It was Japan's submission to the 58th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a ...more
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Ashes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Ashes Ray Winstone, Luke Evans, Jim Sturgess

Released: 2012

Directed by: Mat Whitecross

Ashes is a 2012 drama film written by Paul Viragh and directed by Mat Whitecross.
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Alive Inside: A Story of... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

Released: 2013

Directed by: Michael Rossato-Bennett

Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory is a 2014 American documentary film directed and produced by Michael Rossato-Bennett. The film premiered in competition category of U.S. Documentary ...more
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Traveling Companion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Asia Argento, Michel Piccoli, Lino Capolicchio

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Del Monte

Traveling Companion is a 1996 Italian drama film directed by Peter Del Monte. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. For her performance Asia Argento ...more
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Choke is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
Anjelica Huston, Sam Rockwell, Gillian Jacobs

Released: 2008

Directed by: Clark Gregg

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