film Great Movies About Old Ladies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite films that feature an aging lady as a main character.

Aging women are often self-confident, wise, and often overlooked by youth-obsessed society - perhaps that's what makes them great characters in film. The top movies about older women feature characters experiencing new adventures and new romances. This is a list of the greatest old lady movies including everything from Sunset Boulevard to Driving Miss Daisy to Calendar Girls.

What films will you find on this list of the best aging women movies? In The Queen, Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) struggles in the wake of Princess Diana's death. Away From Her is another good movie about an aging woman. Judi Dench searches for her long-lost son in the 2013 film Philomena. Other good pictures featured on this list include The Joy Luck Club, Iris, and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Which of these aging ladies movies movies is your favorite? Vote the best films about women over 50 up to the top of this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
Driving Miss Daisy Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Tandy Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film adapted from the Alfred Uhry play of the same name. The film was directed by Bruce Beresford, with Morgan Freeman reprising his role as ...more

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Arsenic and Old Lace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
Arsenic And Old Lace Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American dark comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring Cary Grant, and based on Joseph Kesselring's play Arsenic and Old Lace. The script adaptation was by ...more

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Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
Harold And Maude Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Bud Cort Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic dark comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama, with a plot ...more

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The Lady in the Van is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
The Lady In The Van Maggie Smith, Dominic Cooper, James Corden

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The Queen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
The Queen Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell The Queen is a 2006 British historical drama film depicting the British Royal Family's response to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales on 31 August 1997. The film was directed by Stephen ...more

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Calendar Girls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
Calendar Girls Helen Mirren, Jay Leno, Patton Oswalt Calendar Girls is a 2003 comedy film directed by Nigel Cole. Produced by Buena Vista International and Touchstone Pictures, it features a screenplay by Tim Firth and Juliette Towhidi based on a ...more

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jan... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Robert Aldrich What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is a 1962 American psychological thriller film produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford about an actress who holds her ...more

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Sunset Boulevard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
Sunset Boulevard William Holden, Buster Keaton, Gloria Swanson Sunset Boulevard—stylized onscreen as SUNSET BLVD.—is a 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. It was named after the ...more

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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Si... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a 2002 American comedy-drama film starring an ensemble cast headed by Sandra Bullock, directed and written by Callie Khouri. It is based on Rebecca ...more

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Iris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
Iris Kate Winslet, Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent Iris is a 2001 biographical film that tells the story of British novelist Iris Murdoch and her relationship with John Bayley. The film contrasts the start of their relationship, when Murdoch was ...more

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The Joy Luck Club is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
The Joy Luck Club Ming-Na Wen, Andrew McCarthy, Vivian Wu The Joy Luck Club is a 1993 American film about the relationships between Chinese-American women and their Chinese mothers. Directed by Wayne Wang, the film is based on the eponymous 1989 novel ...more

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a 2012 British comedy-drama film, directed by John Madden. The screenplay, written by Ol Parker, is based on the 2004 novel These Foolish Things, by Deborah ...more

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Grey Gardens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
Grey Gardens Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers Grey Gardens is a 1975 American documentary film by Albert and David Maysles. Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer also directed, and Susan Froemke was the associate producer. Although Susan Froemke is ...more

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Notes on a Scandal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
Notes On A Scandal Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy Notes on a Scandal is a 2006 British psychological thriller-drama film, adapted from the 2003 novel of the same name by Zoë Heller. The screenplay was written by Patrick Marber and the film ...more

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The Over the Hill Band is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
The Over The Hill Band François Beukelaers, Barbara Sarafian, Jan Van Looveren The Over the Hill Band is a 2009 comedy drama film directed by Goeffrey Enthoven and written by Chris Craps and Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem.

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Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Kathy Griffin Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work is a 2010 documentary film about the life and career of comedienne Joan Rivers. It premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival at the Castro Theatre ...more

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I'll See You in My Dreams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
I'll See You in My Dreams Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, Sam Elliott

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Philomena is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
Philomena Judi Dench, Michelle Fairley, Steve Coogan Philomena is a 2013 drama film directed by Stephen Frears, based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by journalist Martin Sixsmith. Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, it tells the ...more

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The Stone Angel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
The Stone Angel Ellen Page, Ellen Burstyn, Kevin Zegers The Stone Angel is a 2007 Canadian drama film written and directed by Kari Skogland. The screenplay is based on the 1964 novel of the same title by Margaret Laurence.

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Swimming Pool is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
Swimming Pool Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier Swimming Pool is a 2003 French-British thriller film directed by François Ozon and starring Charlotte Rampling and Ludivine Sagnier. The plot focuses on a British crime novelist, Sarah ...more

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Hello, My Name Is Doris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
Hello, My Name Is Doris Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs

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Florence Foster Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
Florence Foster Jenkins Rebecca Ferguson, Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant

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The Beaches Of Agnès is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
The Beaches Of Agnès Agnès Varda, André Lubrano, Blaise Fournier

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Grandma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
Grandma Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden

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Away from Her is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Great Movies About Old Ladies
Away From Her 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