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The Best Movies Featuring the Elderly

Updated May 12, 2020 1.4k votes 237 voters 25.7k views50 items

List RulesMovies that feature the elderly only

Old people just rock. Some of the best films showcase the wonderfully rich characters of the elderly. Which films that heavily feature the elderly are the best?
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    Up

    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner
    Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar...  more
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    Grumpy Old Men

    Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah
    Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau...  more
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    Nebraska

    Bruce Dern, Will Forte
    Nebraska is a 2013 American comedy-drama black-and-white road film directed by Alexander Payne...  more
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    Driving Miss Daisy

    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd
    Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and...  more
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    Get Low

    Bill Murray, Robert Duvall
    "Taking a leading role for the first time in several years, American legend Robert Duvall...  more
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    Calendar Girls

    Helen Mirren, Jay Leno
    Calendar Girls is a 2003 comedy film directed by Nigel Cole. Produced by Buena Vista...  more
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    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Cary Grant, Peter Lorre
    Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American dark comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring...  more
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    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    Judi Dench, Maggie Smith
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a 2012 British comedy-drama film, directed by John Madden....  more
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    The Bucket List

    Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman
    The Bucket List is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner, produced by...  more
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    The Mule

    Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper
    The Mule is a 2018 American crime film directed by Clint Eastwood. Leo Sharp (Clint Eastwood),...  more
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    The Intern

    Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway
    The Intern is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Nancy Meyers. Seventy-year-old...  more
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    On Golden Pond

    Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn
    On Golden Pond is a 1981 American drama film directed by Mark Rydell. The screenplay by Ernest...  more
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    Secondhand Lions

    Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment
    Secondhand Lions, a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Tim McCanlies,...  more
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    About Schmidt

    Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates
    About Schmidt is a 2002 American comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne, starring Jack...  more
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    Amour

    Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant
    Amour is a 2012 French-language drama film directed by Michael Haneke. The narrative focuses...  more
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    The Straight Story

    Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton
    The Straight Story is a 1999 biographical drama film directed by David Lynch. The film was...  more
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    Red

    Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman
    Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic...  more
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    Wrestling Ernest Hemingway

    Sandra Bullock, Robert Duvall
    Wrestling Ernest Hemingway is a 1993 drama-romance film directed by Randa Haines and written...  more
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    Harry and Tonto

    Ellen Burstyn, Larry Hagman
    Harry and Tonto is a 1974 road movie written by Paul Mazursky and Josh Greenfeld and directed...  more
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    The Trip to Bountiful

    Rebecca De Mornay, Geraldine Page
    The Trip to Bountiful is a 1985 film starring Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn,...  more
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    Cocoon

    Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard
    Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film directed by Ron Howard about a group of elderly people...  more
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    Wild Strawberries

    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson
    Wild Strawberries is a 1957 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman about an old...  more
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    Big Fish

    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor
    Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by...  more
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    Trouble with the Curve

    Amy Adams, Clint Eastwood
    Trouble with the Curve is a 2012 sports-drama film directed by Robert Lorenz and starring...  more
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    What They Had

    Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon
    What They Had is a 2018 American drama film directed by Elizabeth Chomko. When her...  more