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The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked

Updated May 4, 2020 13.7k votes 2.5k voters 165.4k views53 items

List RulesVote up the top romantic films about 50+ year old 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 People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    Something's Gotta Give

    Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves

    Released2003

    Directed byNancy Meyers

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    It's Complicated is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    It's Complicated

    Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey

    Released2009

    Directed byNancy Meyers

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    Grumpy Old Men is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    Grumpy Old Men

    Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah

    Released1993

    Directed byDonald Petrie

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    As Good as It Gets is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    As Good as It Gets

    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt

    Released1997

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

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    Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    Mamma Mia!

    Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep

    Released2008

    Directed byPhyllida Lloyd

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    The American President is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    The American President

    Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox

    Released1995

    Directed byRob Reiner

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    Meet the Fockers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    Meet the Fockers

    Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

    Released2004

    Directed byJay Roach

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    On Golden Pond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    On Golden Pond

    Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn

    Released1981

    Directed byMark Rydell

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    The Bridges of Madison County is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    The Bridges of Madison County

    Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep

    Released1995

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    The Intern is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    The Intern

    Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway

    Released2015

    Directed byNancy Meyers

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    Shall We Dance? is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    Shall We Dance?

    Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Chelsom

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    The Age of Adaline is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    The Age of Adaline

    Blake Lively, Harrison Ford

    Directed byKasra Farahani

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    Our Souls at Night is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    Our Souls at Night

    Robert Redford, Jane Fonda

    Directed byRitesh Batra

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    Hope Springs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    Hope Springs

    Meryl Streep, Steve Carell

    Released2012

    Directed byDavid Frankel

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    French Kiss is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    French Kiss

    Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline

    Released1995

    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

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    Enough Said is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    Enough Said

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Toni Collette

    Released2013

    Directed byNicole Holofcener

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    Love Is All You Need is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    Love Is All You Need

    Pierce Brosnan, Stina Ekblad

    Released2012

    Directed bySusanne Bier

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    The Tomorrow Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    The Tomorrow Man

    John Lithgow, Blythe Danner

    Released2019

    Directed byNoble Jones

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    Desk Set is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    Desk Set

    Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy

    Released1957

    Directed byWalter Lang

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    The Face of Love is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    The Face of Love

    Robin Williams, Annette Bening

    Released2013

    Directed byArie Posin

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    Just Getting Started is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    Just Getting Started

    Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones

    Directed byRon Shelton

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    The Courtship of Eddie's Fathe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    The Courtship of Eddie's Father

    Ron Howard, Stella Stevens

    Released1963

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

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    5 Flights Up is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    5 Flights Up

    Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton

    Released2014

    Directed byRichard Loncraine

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    The Wife is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    The Wife

    Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce

    Released2018

    Directed byBjörn Runge

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    Private Life is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked
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    Private Life

    Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti

    Released2018

    Directed byTamara Jenkins

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