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The Best Movies Featuring the Elderly

Updated May 12, 2020 1.4k votes 227 voters 23.5k 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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  • Up1
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    14

    Up

    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner

    Released2009

    Directed byPete Docter

    Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar...  more
  • Grumpy Old Men2
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    Grumpy Old Men

    Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah

    Released1993

    Directed byDonald Petrie

    Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau...  more
  • Get Low3
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    8

    Get Low

    Bill Murray, Robert Duvall

    Released2009

    Directed byAaron Schneider

    "Taking a leading role for the first time in several years, American legend Robert Duvall...  more
  • Big Fish4
    44
    27

    Big Fish

    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor

    Released2003

    Directed byTim Burton

    Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by...  more
  • Calendar Girls5
    29
    11

    Calendar Girls

    Helen Mirren, Jay Leno

    Released2003

    Directed byNigel Cole

    Calendar Girls is a 2003 comedy film directed by Nigel Cole. Produced by Buena Vista...  more
  • The Straight Story6
    29
    13

    The Straight Story

    Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Lynch

    The Straight Story is a 1999 biographical drama film directed by David Lynch. The film was...  more
  • Arsenic and Old Lace7
    37
    24

    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Cary Grant, Peter Lorre

    Released1944

    Directed byFrank Capra

    Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American dark comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring...  more
  • Red8
    25
    10

    Red

    Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman

    Released2010

    Directed byRobert Schwentke

    Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic...  more
  • Harold and Maude9
    37
    25

    Harold and Maude

    Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt

    Released1971

    Directed byHal Ashby

    Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic dark comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by...  more
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel10
    26
    13

    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    Judi Dench, Maggie Smith

    Released2011

    Directed byJohn Madden

    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a 2012 British comedy-drama film, directed by John Madden....  more
  • The Mule11
    13
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    The Mule

    Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper

    Released2018

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    The Mule is a 2018 American crime film directed by Clint Eastwood. Leo Sharp (Clint Eastwood),...  more
  • The Bucket List12
    24
    13

    The Bucket List

    Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman

    Released2007

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The Bucket List is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner, produced by...  more
  • Harry and Tonto13
    16
    6

    Harry and Tonto

    Ellen Burstyn, Larry Hagman

    Released1974

    Directed byPaul Mazursky

    Harry and Tonto is a 1974 road movie written by Paul Mazursky and Josh Greenfeld and directed...  more
  • The Intern14
    11
    5

    The Intern

    Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway

    Released2015

    Directed byNancy Meyers

    The Intern is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Nancy Meyers. Seventy-year-old...  more
  • Nebraska15
    26
    25

    Nebraska

    Bruce Dern, Will Forte

    Released2013

    Directed byAlexander Payne

    Nebraska is a 2013 American comedy-drama black-and-white road film directed by Alexander Payne...  more
  • Secondhand Lions16
    27
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    Secondhand Lions

    Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment

    Released2003

    Directed byTim McCanlies

    Secondhand Lions, a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Tim McCanlies,...  more
  • On Golden Pond17
    26
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    On Golden Pond

    Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn

    Released1981

    Directed byMark Rydell

    On Golden Pond is a 1981 American drama film directed by Mark Rydell. The screenplay by Ernest...  more
  • About Schmidt18
    15
    13

    About Schmidt

    Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates

    Released2002

    Directed byAlexander Payne

    About Schmidt is a 2002 American comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne, starring Jack...  more
  • Cocoon19
    19
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    Cocoon

    Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard

    Released1985

    Directed byRon Howard

    Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film directed by Ron Howard about a group of elderly people...  more
  • The Trip to Bountiful20
    16
    17

    The Trip to Bountiful

    Rebecca De Mornay, Geraldine Page

    Released1985

    Directed byPeter Masterson

    The Trip to Bountiful is a 1985 film starring Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn,...  more
  • Wild Strawberries21
    5
    2

    Wild Strawberries

    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson

    Released1957

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

    Wild Strawberries is a 1957 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman about an old...  more
  • Gran Torino22
    22
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    Gran Torino

    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker

    Released2008

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Gran Torino is a 2008 American drama film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also...  more
  • Trouble with the Curve23
    18
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    Trouble with the Curve

    Amy Adams, Clint Eastwood

    Released2012

    Directed byRobert Lorenz

    Trouble with the Curve is a 2012 sports-drama film directed by Robert Lorenz and starring...  more
  • An Unfinished Life24
    10
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    An Unfinished Life

    Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman

    Released2005

    Directed byLasse Hallström

    An Unfinished Life is a 2005 drama film directed by Swedish director Lasse Hallström, and...  more
  • What They Had25
    10
    0

    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