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The Best Movies About Old People

Updated May 7, 2021 650 votes 94 voters 6.6k views35 items

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.

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