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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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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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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As Good as It Gets is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Grumpy Old Men is listed (or ranked) 7 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 heist 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. ...more

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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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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 Age of Adaline is listed (or ranked) 20 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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The Intern is listed (or ranked) 21 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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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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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 by Pat Conroy; the film stars Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte. It tells the story of the narrator's ...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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And So It Goes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins And So It Goes is a 2014 American romantic comedy drama film directed by Rob Reiner. After his wife dies, a realtor (Michael Douglas), who is only absorbed in his own life, is suddenly ...more

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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
marajanerogers added Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film, directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball. Kevin Spacey stars as Lester Burnham, an office worker who has a midlife crisis when he becomes ...more

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5 Flights Up is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
5 Flights Up Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Cynthia Nixon 5 Flights Up, previously entitled Ruth & Alex and Life Itself, is a 2014 comedy film directed by Richard Loncraine and written by Charlie Peters, starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. ...more

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Our Souls at Night is listed (or ranked) 28 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).

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What They Had is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster What They Had is a 2018 American drama film directed by Elizabeth Chomko. When her Alzheimer's-suffering mother wanders into a blizzard on Christmas Eve, Bridget Ertz (Hilary Swank) travels back ...more

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Up in the Air is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis Up in the Air is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and co-written by Reitman and Sheldon Turner. It is a film adaptation of the 2001 novel of the same name, written by ...more

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The Face of Love is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
marajanerogers added The Face of Love Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams

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Private Life is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, Kayli Carter Private Life is a 2018 American drama film directed by Tamara Jenkins. An author (Kathryn Hahn) is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her ...more

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The In-Laws is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Alan Arkin, Peter Falk, Ed Begley The In-Laws is a 1979 American action-comedy film starring Alan Arkin and Peter Falk, written by Andrew Bergman and directed by Arthur Hiller. The film was remade in 2003, with Michael Douglas, ...more

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Larry Crowne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Bryan Cranston Larry Crowne is a 2011 American romantic comedy film starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. The film was produced and directed by Hanks, who co-wrote its screenplay with Nia Vardalos. The story ...more

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Shirley Valentine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
1522293956027 added Joanna Lumley, Bernard Hill, Pauline Collins Shirley Valentine is an award-winning 1989 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert. The screenplay by Willy Russell is based on his 1986 one-character play of the same ...more

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Shirley Valentine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
1522293956027 added Shirley Valentine is a one-character play by Willy Russell. Taking the form of a monologue by a middle-aged, working class Liverpool housewife, it focuses on her life before and after a ...more

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A Good Year is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Abbie Cornish A Good Year is a 2006 British romantic comedy-drama film, set in London and Provence. Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Didier Bourdon, Abbie Cornish, Tom ...more

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Amour is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva Amour is a 2012 French-language drama film written and directed by the Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. The narrative ...more

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The Wife is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater The Wife is a 2018 drama film directed by Björn Runge, based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer. A wife (Glenn Close) questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband ...more

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The Face of Love is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Robin Williams, Annette Bening, Ed Harris The Face of Love is an American romantic drama film directed by Arie Posin and co-written by Matthew McDuffie. The film stars Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams, Amy Brenneman, Jess ...more

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What Planet Are You From? is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
marajanerogers added What Planet Are You From? Garry Shandling, Annette Bening, John Goodman

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Hampstead is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Hampstead Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton Hampstead is a 2017 British drama film directed by Joel Hopkins. An American widow (Diane Keaton) finds unexpected love with a man (Brendan Gleeson) living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take ...more

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Prime is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Mini Andén Prime is a 2005 American romantic comedy film starring Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep and Bryan Greenberg. It was written and directed by Ben Younger. The film grossed $67,937,503 worldwide.

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Darling Companion is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Elisabeth Moss Darling Companion is a 2012 drama film directed by Lawrence Kasdan, written by Kasdan and his wife Meg, and starring Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline. Filming took place in Utah in 2010 and was ...more

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Last Chance Harvey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, James Brolin Last Chance Harvey is a 2008 British-American romantic drama film written and directed by Joel Hopkins. The screenplay focuses on two lonely people who tentatively forge a relationship over the ...more

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The Ages of Love is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Robert De Niro, Monica Bellucci, Laura Chiatti The Ages of Love is a 2011 Italian romantic comedy film consisting of three segments. It was directed by Giovanni Veronesi, and it is a sequel of Manuale d'amore and Manuale d'amore 2 – Capitoli ...more

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Youth is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz Youth is a 2015 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Paolo Sorrentino. A retired orchestra conductor (Michael Caine) is on vacation with his daughter (Rachel Weisz) and his film director best ...more

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Away from Her is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Nina Dobrev, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis Away from Her is a 2006 Canadian film which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and also played in the Premier category at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The feature-length ...more

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The Big Wedding is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Amanda Seyfried, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams The Big Wedding is a 2013 American comedy film written and directed by Justin Zackham. It is an American remake of the original 2006 Swiss/French film Mon frère se marie, written by ...more

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The Love Punch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies About Older Couples, Ranked
Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall The Love Punch is a 2013 British comedy film written and directed by Joel Hopkins. It was screened in the Gala Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.