Your golden years are the perfect time for sitting back and doing more of what you love, and this includes watching movies! While you were working, you may not have had the luxury of time to watch all the movies you wanted to, and now, you can finally do so.
It can seem like many movies today are youth-focused, but if you search hard enough, you can definitely find some that focus on the experience of aging. So, grab a friend or two, bring out the popcorn, and start watching these movies about aging!
This light-hearted British comedy takes place in a retirement home, but you can be sure life here is anything but dull. All the residents were professional musicians before they retired, and despite being retired, they are all engaged with their former professions in one way or another.
This movie will show you how older adults can remain active and engaged throughout their retirement years while showcasing the diverse personalities represented by different individuals and their unique approaches to aging.
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
Loosely based on the short story of the same title by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button is a fantasy drama that sheds light on the aging process. The protagonist ages in reverse in this alternate world, giving us a unique perspective into the process of aging and pushing us out of our comfort zones. This is a great movie for young and old alike to watch together.
The Straight Story (1999)
This autobiographical movie focuses on a journey made by a WWII veteran to his estranged and dying brother, hoping to reach him before it’s too late. During this journey, the veteran meets several people from different walks of life, answering their questions and sharing about his life experiences. Not only is this movie a beautiful tribute to aging, but it also forces us to think about the journey of life we are all on, regardless of how that may have transpired differently for each of us.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Set in India, this movie features a large above-55 cast. The storyline features seven older adults who have traveled from England to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for various reasons, and the movie highlights the phenomenon of retirement migration as well as showcasing each character’s unique take on the aging process.
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