Film The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up the top romantic films about middle-age and mature adults who have already loved and lost - and are ready to fall in love again.

Middle age romance between older people in the movies can often be richer than young love. Adult couples have had more time to realize their own romantic needs — and more time to gain complicated, and entertaining baggage. The best movies about older couples find the lead characters discovering new things about themselves and each other. This is a list of the best mature couple romance movies including everything from Mamma Mia! to What Women Want to The Bridges of Madison County.

What romantic comedies will you find on this list of the best mature love stories? Maybe you'll vote As Good As It Gets to the very top. Both Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt took home Oscars for their roles in this unlikely love story directed by the great James L. Brooks. Last Chance Harvey – starring Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson – is another great movie about older couple romance. Meryl Streep found herself in a love triangle with Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin in the 2009 movie It's Complicated. Other good films featured here include Hope Springs, The Love Punch, and Danny Collins

Which of these romcoms deserves the number one spot on this list? That's up to you to decide. Give your favorite flicks a thumbs up, and please add any great films that are missing.

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Something's Gotta Give is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves, Diane Keaton
Something's Gotta Give is a 2003 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers for Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures. It stars Jack Nicholson and Diane ...more

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The Holiday is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet
The Holiday is a 2006 American Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers. Distributed by Columbia Pictures and Universal Pictures and filmed in both ...more

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760 264
You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez
You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. It was written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1937 play Parfumerie ...more

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620 263
The Wedding Date is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Amy Adams, Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney
The Wedding Date is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by Clare Kilner and starring Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, and Amy Adams. Based on the novel Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth ...more

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It's Complicated is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin
It's Complicated is a 2009 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Nancy Meyers. It stars Meryl Streep as a successful bakery owner and single mother of three who starts a secret ...more

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536 249
Grumpy Old Men is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah, Jack Lemmon
Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret, with Burgess Meredith, Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak, Ossie Davis and Buck Henry. ...more

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569 273
As Good as It Gets is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz
As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks and produced by Laura Ziskin. It stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic, homophobic, racist, ...more

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587 321
Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan
Mamma Mia! is a 2008 British/American/Swedish musical/romantic comedy film adapted from the 1999 West End/2001 Broadway musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, ...more

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421 227
One Fine Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
George Clooney, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Peet
One Fine Day is a 1996 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Hoffman, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney as two single working parents, with Alex D. Linz and Mae Whitman ...more

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421 255
City of Angels is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Elisabeth Shue
City of Angels is a 1998 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Brad Silberling. The film stars Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. Set in Los Angeles, California, the film is a very loose ...more

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471 300
What Women Want is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt
What Women Want is a 2000 American romantic comedy film, written by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa and Diane Drake, directed by Nancy Meyers, and starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The film was a ...more

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359 257
Must Love Dogs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Diane Lane, John Cusack, Christopher Plummer
Must Love Dogs is a 2005 romantic comedy film based on Claire Cook's eponymous 2002 novel. Starring Diane Lane and John Cusack, it is the third film directed and written by Gary David Goldberg ...more

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157 84
Meet the Fockers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman
Meet the Fockers is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and the sequel to Meet the Parents. The film stars Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe ...more

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329 285
The Bridges of Madison County is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Debra Monk
The Bridges of Madison County is a 1995 American romantic drama film based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Robert James Waller. It was produced by Amblin Entertainment and Malpaso ...more

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168 129
On Golden Pond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Logan2011 added Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda
On Golden Pond is a 1981 American drama film directed by Mark Rydell. The screenplay by Ernest Thompson was adapted from his 1979 play of the same title. Henry Fonda won the Academy Award for ...more

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The Thomas Crown Affair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Sazonana added Pierce Brosnan, Faye Dunaway, Rene Russo
The Thomas Crown Affair is a 1999 American film directed by John McTiernan. The film, starring Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo and Denis Leary, is a remake of the 1968 film of the same name. The film ...more

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257 290
Shakespeare in Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Sazonana added Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench
Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard. The film depicts an imaginary love affair ...more

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256 291
French Kiss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno
French Kiss is a 1995 American romantic comedy film directed by Lawrence Kasdan and starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. Written by Adam Brooks, the film is about a woman who flies to France to ...more

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The American President is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
marajanerogers added Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas
The American President is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Aaron Sorkin. The film stars Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. ...more

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The Intern is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Lanna C. S. Moraes added Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo
The Intern is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Nancy Meyers. Seventy-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and ...more

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The Age of Adaline is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn
The Age of Adaline is a 2015 American romance fantasy film about a woman (Blake Lively) who stops aging after an accident at the age of 29. It was directed by Lee Toland Krieger and written by ...more

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197 257
Hope Springs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Meryl Streep, Steve Carell, Tommy Lee Jones
Hope Springs is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by David Frankel, written by Vanessa Taylor, and starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell. The film was ...more

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170 270
The Prince of Tides is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, George Carlin
The Prince of Tides is a 1991 romantic drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name. The film stars Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte. It tells the story of the narrator's struggle to ...more

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The Kids Are All Right is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo
The Kids Are All Right is a 2010 American comedy-drama film directed by Lisa Cholodenko and written by Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg. A hit at 2010 Sundance, it opened in limited release on ...more

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Our Souls at Night is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
smolbean added Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Matthias Schoenaerts
Our Souls at Night is a 2017 American drama film directed by Ritesh Batra. A widow (Jane Fonda) tries to make a connection with her widower neighbor (Robert Redford).