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The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked

Updated July 13, 2020 764 votes 228 voters 15.0k views30 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
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    Still Alice

    Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin

    Released2015

    Directed byRichard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

    Still Alice is an upcoming 2015 drama film written by Lisa Genova and directed by Richard... more on Wikipedia
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    Iris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    Iris

    Kate Winslet, Judi Dench

    Released2001

    Directed byRichard Eyre

    Iris is a 2001 biographical film that tells the story of British novelist Iris Murdoch and her... more on Wikipedia
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    The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

    The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on... more on Wikipedia

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    Wrinkles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    Wrinkles

    Mabel Rivera, Álvaro Guevara

    Released2011

    Directed byIgnacio Ferreras

    Wrinkles is a 2011 Spanish animated drama film directed by Ignacio Ferreras, based on the... more on Wikipedia
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    The Iron Lady is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    The Iron Lady

    Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent

    Released2011

    Directed byPhyllida Lloyd

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    Away from Her is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    Away from Her

    Nina Dobrev, Julie Christie

    Released2006

    Directed bySarah Polley

    Away from Her is a 2006 Canadian film which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival... more on Wikipedia

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    What They Had is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    What They Had

    Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon

    Released2018

    Directed byElizabeth Chomko

    What They Had is a 2018 American drama film directed by Elizabeth Chomko. When her... more on Wikipedia
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    Poetry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    Poetry

    Yoon Jeong-hee, Kim Hee-ra

    Released2010

    Directed byLee Chang-dong

    Poetry is a 2010 South Korean drama film directed by Lee Chang-dong. It tells the story of a... more on Wikipedia
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    Extreme Love: Dementia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    Extreme Love: Dementia

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    On Golden Pond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    On Golden Pond

    Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn

    Released1981

    Directed byMark Rydell

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    The Taking of Deborah Logan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    The Taking of Deborah Logan

    Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay

    Released2014

    Directed byAdam Robitel

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    Gray Sunset is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    Gray Sunset

    Minoru Chiaki, Yukiyo Toake

    Released1985

    Directed byShunya Itō

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    Alive Inside: A Story of Music is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

    Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory is a 2014 American documentary film directed and... more on Wikipedia
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    Aurora Borealis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    Aurora Borealis

    Juliette Lewis, Donald Sutherland

    Released2006

    Directed byJames Burke

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    Logan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    Logan

    Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart

    Directed byJames Mangold

    Logan is a 2017 American superhero drama film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine.... more on Wikipedia

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    Relic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    Relic

    Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin

    Released2020

    Directed byNatalie Erika James

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    Rise of the Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    James Franco, Freida Pinto

    Released2011

    Directed byRupert Wyatt

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    Head Full of Honey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    Head Full of Honey

    Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon

    Released2018

    Directed byTil Schweiger

    Head Full of Honey is a 2018 drama film directed by Til Schweiger, based on the 2014 German... more on Wikipedia
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    Safe House is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    Safe House

    Patrick Stewart, Kimberly Williams-Paisley

    Released1998

    Directed byEric Steven Stahl

    Safe House is a made for TV film directed Eric Steven Stahl. It premiered in the UK in late... more on Wikipedia
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    First Cousin Once Removed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    First Cousin Once Removed

    First Cousin Once Removed is a 2012 documentary film directed by Alan Berliner. The premiered... more on Wikipedia
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    A Moment to Remember is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    A Moment to Remember

    Son Ye-jin, Jung Woo-sung

    Released2004

    Directed byJohn H. Lee

    A Moment to Remember is a 2004 South Korean film based on the 2001 Japanese television drama... more on Wikipedia
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    Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
    Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me is a 2014 documentary film directed by James Keach.
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    Traveling Companion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    Traveling Companion

    Asia Argento, Michel Piccoli

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter Del Monte

    Traveling Companion is a 1996 Italian drama film directed by Peter Del Monte. It was screened... more on Wikipedia
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    Before We Forget is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    Before We Forget

    Before We Forget is a 2011 observational documentary film about two women with dementia, who... more on Wikipedia
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    Ashes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Alzheimer's Disease, Ranked
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    Ashes

    Ray Winstone, Luke Evans

    Released2012

    Directed byMat Whitecross

    Ashes is a 2012 drama film written by Paul Viragh and directed by Mat Whitecross.
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