films The Best Movies About Old People  

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A lifetime's worth of experiences influence the dynamic characters in movies about getting old. The best movies about old people feature elderly characters taking their lives into their own hands and taking a chance before it's too late. This is a list of the top movies about aging including everything from Driving Miss Daisy to St. Vincent to Cocoon.

What films will you find on this list of the best old people movies? The Bucket List directly addresses the anxieties of aging and mortality, following Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freedman as a pair of terminally ill patients who decide to do everything they ever wanted to do before they die. Gran Torino – directed by and starring Clint Eastwood – is another good movie about getting older. Bruce Dern was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of a father on a quest to claim his sweepstakes prize in Nebraska. Other good films featured on this list include Secondhand Lions, Away From Her, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Which movie about aging is your favorite? Give the best films a thumbs up and please add any great features that are missing.

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Amour is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Amour Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva

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Up is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Tom Islava added Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Harold and Maude Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Bud Cort

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson

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Gran Torino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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To Dance with the White Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
To Dance with the White Dog Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Christine Baranski

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Away from Her is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Away from Her Nina Dobrev, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis

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Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Driving Miss Daisy Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Tandy

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Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Fried Green Tomatoes Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker, Chris O'Donnell

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Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Nebraska Bruce Dern, Will Forte, Bob Odenkirk

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The Congress is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
The Congress Jon Hamm, Paul Giamatti, Robin Wright

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Iris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Iris Kate Winslet, Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent

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Cocoon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Cocoon Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard, Brian Dennehy

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Tokyo Story is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Tokyo Story Setsuko Hara, Chishū Ryū, Kyōko Kagawa

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Wild Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Wild Strawberries Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin

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The Bucket List is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
The Bucket List Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes

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Batteries Not Included is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Batteries Not Included Jessica Tandy, Luis Guzmán, Hume Cronyn

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Secondhand Lions is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Secondhand Lions Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine

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St. Vincent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
St. Vincent Naomi Watts, Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy

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Hope Springs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Hope Springs Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones

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Ladies in Lavender is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Ladies in Lavender Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Natascha McElhone

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Learning to Drive is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Old People
Learning to Drive Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, Grace Gummer