Days of Old (age)

by peterdi315 | created - 11 Sep 2012 | updated - 16 Oct 2012 | Public

Some of the best films/shows depicting the (not always) golden years. Sometimes funny, often sad and occasionally even graceful. How people cope with aging loved ones or aging themselves. Stories full of life, love, adventure, mystery, drama and occasionally death. Often realistically told, other times less so. All-Time. Alphabetically.

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1. About Schmidt (2002)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A man upon retirement, embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding, only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

Votes: 113,508 | Gross: $65.02M

2. Age-Old Friends (1989 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy

7.6
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John Cooper is in a retirement home. There are strict rules for the residents, but he refuses to fall into passivity. He flirts constantly with Nurse Wilson and spends time with his best ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Aaron Alexander, Frummie Blatt, Hume Cronyn, Tandy Cronyn

Votes: 90

3. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Votes: 58,599

4. As Summers Die (1986 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

7.4
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The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Tramont | Stars: Scott Glenn, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bette Davis, John Randolph

Votes: 583

5. Atlantic City (1980)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs, and danger.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 12,447

6. Away from Her (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

7.6
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88 Metascore

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Julie Christie, Michael Murphy, Gordon Pinsent, Stacey LaBerge

Votes: 19,837 | Gross: $4.57M

7. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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84 Metascore

When two brothers organize the robbery of their parent's jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 86,885 | Gross: $7.08M

8. Beginners (2010)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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81 Metascore

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.

Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic

Votes: 80,413 | Gross: $5.79M

9. Bernard and Doris (2006)

TV-14 | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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The story of the twilight years of tobacco billionairess Doris Duke and her relationship with her gay butler, to whom she left her entire fortune.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Asher, Don Harvey

Votes: 3,133

10. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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62 Metascore

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 81,403 | Gross: $46.41M

11. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 374,925 | Gross: $66.26M

12. Breathing Lessons (1994 TV Movie)

PG | 93 min | Drama

6.6
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A married couple review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.

Director: John Erman | Stars: James Garner, Joanne Woodward, Kathryn Erbe, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 299

13. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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66 Metascore

Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley, Victor Slezak

Votes: 60,519 | Gross: $71.52M

14. Broken Flowers (2005)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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79 Metascore

As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Bill Murray, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone, Julie Delpy

Votes: 88,021 | Gross: $13.74M

15. The Browning Version (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

8.2
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Forced to retire from an English public school, an unpopular professor must confront his failure as a teacher and husband.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Nigel Patrick, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 3,650

16. The Browning Version (1994)

R | 97 min | Drama

7.3
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Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British public school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Albert Finney, Greta Scacchi, Matthew Modine, Julian Sands

Votes: 2,663 | Gross: $0.46M

17. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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57 Metascore

Elvis and JFK, both alive and in a nursing home, fight for the souls of their fellow residents as they battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Bob Ivy, Ella Joyce

Votes: 41,261 | Gross: $2.00M

18. The Bucket List (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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42 Metascore

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd

Votes: 202,685 | Gross: $93.47M

19. Calendar Girls (2003)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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60 Metascore

A Women's Institute chapter's fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.

Director: Nigel Cole | Stars: Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Penelope Wilton, John Alderton

Votes: 20,807 | Gross: $31.04M

20. Camilla (1994)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

6.1
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Vincent and Freda Lopez are a young married Toronto couple who both indulge in the arts, Vince as an artist and Freda as a musician/composer. Their marriage is not as secure as it may seem ... See full summary »

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Jessica Tandy, Bridget Fonda, Hume Cronyn, Elias Koteas

Votes: 883 | Gross: $0.25M

21. Cocoon (1985)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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65 Metascore

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 49,146 | Gross: $76.11M

22. Cocoon: The Return (1988)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

5.3
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The old age pensioners that left at the end of the first film come back to Earth to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no one grows old, or will they be tempted to stay back on Earth?

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Courteney Cox, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 13,228 | Gross: $18.92M

23. Crazy Heart (2009)

R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.3
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83 Metascore

A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, James Keane

Votes: 74,829 | Gross: $39.46M

24. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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70 Metascore

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

Votes: 507,039 | Gross: $127.51M

25. Death in Venice (1971)

GP | 130 min | Drama

7.5
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While recovering in Venice, a sickly composer becomes dangerously fixated with a teenage boy.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Nora Ricci

Votes: 15,251

26. Decoration Day (1990 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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A cantankerous widower (Garner) who is virtually living the life of a recluse is forced to rejoin his community when his Godchild (Skaggs) gets in trouble and a childhood friend (Cobbs), a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: James Garner, Judith Ivey, Ruby Dee, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 303

27. The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 2,983

28. The Dresser (1983)

PG | 118 min | Drama

7.7
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An effeminate personal assistant of a deteriorating veteran actor struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox, Zena Walker

Votes: 4,076 | Gross: $5.31M

29. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

PG | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

Votes: 81,987 | Gross: $106.59M

30. Driving Miss Daisy (1992 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Failed series pilot based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play and multi-Academy Award-winning film. Was aired on CBS during the summer of 1992.

Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Joan Plowright, Saul Rubinek, Theresa Merritt

Votes: 30

31. Elegy (I) (2008)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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66 Metascore

Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Penélope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 20,478 | Gross: $3.58M

32. The Enchanted Forest (1945)

Passed | 78 min | Drama, Family

6.2
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A little boy lost in the woods is found and raised by Old John, a hermit, who teaches the boy about life in general and nature in particular.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Brenda Joyce, William Severn, Harry Davenport

Votes: 141

33. The Evening Star (1996)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Continuing the story of Aurora Greenway in her latter years. After the death of her daughter, Aurora struggled to keep her family together, but has one grandson in jail, a rebellious ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Harling | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Bill Paxton, Juliette Lewis, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 3,666 | Gross: $12.77M

34. Everybody's Fine (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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47 Metascore

A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children.

Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore

Votes: 53,776 | Gross: $8.86M

35. The Eye of the Storm (2011)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

6.3
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55 Metascore

Elizabeth Hunter controls all in her life - society, her staff, her children; but the once great beauty will now determine her most defiant act as she chooses her time to die.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Maria Theodorakis, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Timony

Votes: 1,368 | Gross: $0.08M

36. Family Reunion (1988)

97 min | Comedy

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Director: Dick Sarin | Stars: Stevie Vallance, David Eisner, Rebecca Jenkins, Frank C. Turner

Votes: 24

37. Finding Forrester (2000)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin

Votes: 76,498 | Gross: $51.80M

38. Folks! (1992)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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A slightly self absorbed yuppie takes in his parents including his senile father, after their home burns down. But his personal and professional life fall apart soon after.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Tom Selleck, Don Ameche, Anne Jackson, Christine Ebersole

Votes: 2,189 | Gross: $6.13M

39. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

7.7
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64 Metascore

A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 57,275 | Gross: $82.42M

40. Get Low (2009)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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77 Metascore

A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.

Director: Aaron Schneider | Stars: Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, Lucas Black

Votes: 20,212 | Gross: $9.18M

41. Ghost Story (1981)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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Two generations of men find themselves haunted by the presence of a spectral woman. When the son of one of the elderly men returns to his hometown after his brother's mysterious death, they attempt to unravel her story.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Craig Wasson, Alice Krige, Fred Astaire, John Houseman

Votes: 6,356 | Gross: $23.37M

42. Ginger and Fred (1986)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act (imitating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers) on a TV variety show. It's both a touchingly nostalgic ... See full summary »

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi, Friedrich von Ledebur

Votes: 3,935 | Gross: $0.84M

43. Where's Poppa? (1970)

R | 82 min | Comedy

6.7
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When New York attorney Gordon Hocheiser meets Louise Callan, the girl of his dreams, he schemes to eliminate his aging, senile mother, even though he promised his late father that he'd ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: George Segal, Ruth Gordon, Ron Leibman, Trish Van Devere

Votes: 1,454

44. Going in Style (1979)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Three friends who are living on the dole decide to organize a bank robbery.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan

Votes: 2,386 | Gross: $26.87M

45. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.

Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Votes: 25,110

46. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades.

Directors: Sam Wood, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills

Votes: 8,562

47. Grace Quigley (1984)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

5.8
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Grace Quigley is nearing the end of her life, living alone in her New York apartment. One day she witnesses a murder being committed by top hit-man, Seymour Flint. She decides to blackmail ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Nick Nolte, Kit Le Fever, Chip Zien

Votes: 537

48. Gran Torino (2008)

R | 116 min | Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley, Ahney Her

Votes: 625,211 | Gross: $148.10M

49. Grey Gardens (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 104 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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The lives of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith, aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Director: Michael Sucsy | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jessica Lange, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ken Howard

Votes: 8,109

50. Grumpy Old Men (1993)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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53 Metascore

A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 37,737 | Gross: $70.17M

51. Grumpier Old Men (1995)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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46 Metascore

John and Max resolve to save their beloved bait shop from turning into an Italian restaurant, just as its new female owner catches Max's attention.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Ann-Margret, Sophia Loren

Votes: 21,128 | Gross: $69.87M

52. Guarding Tess (1994)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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46 Metascore

A former U.S. First Lady wants a particular Secret Service agent to head her bodyguard detail, even though he can't stand her.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Nicolas Cage, Austin Pendleton, Edward Albert

Votes: 13,779 | Gross: $27.05M

53. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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63 Metascore

A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton

Votes: 32,633 | Gross: $56.70M

54. Hanging Up (2000)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

4.8
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33 Metascore

A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close.

Director: Diane Keaton | Stars: Diane Keaton, Meg Ryan, Lisa Kudrow, Walter Matthau

Votes: 10,798 | Gross: $36.05M

55. Harold and Maude (1971)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 61,825

56. Harry and Tonto (1974)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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When his apartment building is torn down, a retired lifelong New Yorker goes on a cross country odyssey with his beloved cat Tonto.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Art Carney, Ellen Burstyn, René Enríquez, Herbert Berghof

Votes: 4,245

57. Harry Brown (2009)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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55 Metascore

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.

Director: Daniel Barber | Stars: Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, David Bradley, Charlie Creed-Miles

Votes: 78,234 | Gross: $1.82M

58. Heidi (1937)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Family, Musical

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A plucky little orphan girl gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt, Arthur Treacher, Helen Westley

Votes: 3,444

59. Heidi (1993– )

G | 193 min | Drama, Family

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After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair.

Stars: Jason Robards, Jane Seymour, Patricia Neal, Siân Phillips

Votes: 1,449

60. Homebodies (1974)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

6.8
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When a quiet group of pensioners learn that their homes are to be torn down to make way for a block of flats, they decide to take action. What starts as an attempt to discourage the ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Yust | Stars: Peter Brocco, Frances Fuller, William Hansen, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 312

61. Hope Springs (2012)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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65 Metascore

After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, week-long counseling session to work on their relationship.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Jean Smart

Votes: 37,078 | Gross: $63.54M

62. The Hours (2002)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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80 Metascore

The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 110,729 | Gross: $41.68M

63. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.3
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 49,400 | Gross: $0.06M

64. I'm Not Rappaport (1996)

PG-13 | 135 min | Comedy

6.6
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Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When ... See full summary »

Director: Herb Gardner | Stars: Walter Matthau, Ossie Davis, Amy Irving, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 1,384 | Gross: $0.22M

65. In the Valley of Elah (2007)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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65 Metascore

A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jonathan Tucker, Jason Patric

Votes: 63,594 | Gross: $6.78M

66. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Not Rated | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Votes: 22,961

67. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

Votes: 134,624 | Gross: $37.49M

68. The Iron Lady (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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54 Metascore

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant, Susan Brown

Votes: 90,958 | Gross: $30.02M

69. Iris (I) (2001)

R | 91 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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76 Metascore

True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville

Votes: 15,653 | Gross: $1.29M

70. Is Anybody There? (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

6.8
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54 Metascore

Set in 1980s seaside England, this is the story of Edward, an unusual ten year old boy growing up in an old people's home run by his parents. Whilst his mother struggles to keep the family ... See full summary »

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Michael Caine, Bill Milner, Anne-Marie Duff, Ralph Riach

Votes: 4,307 | Gross: $2.02M

71. Jack (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.8
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31 Metascore

Because of an unusual aging disorder that has aged him four times faster than a normal human being, a boy enters the fifth grade for the first time with the appearance of a 40 year old man.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Jennifer Lopez

Votes: 50,141 | Gross: $58.62M

72. Kotch (1971)

GP | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Wanting to avoid settling in a nursing home, Joseph Kotcher, a retired salesman, is obliged to leave his son's family. He embarks on a road trip during which he strikes up a friendship with... See full summary »

Director: Jack Lemmon | Stars: Walter Matthau, Deborah Winters, Felicia Farr, Charles Aidman

Votes: 1,066

73. Last Chance Harvey (2008)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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57 Metascore

In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life.

Director: Joel Hopkins | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Kathy Baker, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 18,959 | Gross: $14.88M

74. The Late Show (1977)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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A grumpy semi-retired private investigator partners with a quirky female client to catch the people who murdered his partner.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Bill Macy, Eugene Roche

Votes: 1,693

75. Le chat (1971)

86 min | Drama

7.7
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Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus, hardly talk to each other in their small house, soon to be demolished... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Jean Gabin, Simone Signoret, Annie Cordy, Jacques Rispal

Votes: 1,417

76. My Father's Guests (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

6.5
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Lucien Paumelle has been a human rights activist for decades and his relatives are not astonished when he announces that he is determined to help illegal immigrants by giving them shelter ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Le Ny | Stars: Karin Viard, Flore Babled, Michel Aumont, Fabrice Luchini

Votes: 691

77. The Lion in Winter (1968)

PG | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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1183 A.D.: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle

Votes: 25,210 | Gross: $0.02M

78. Love Among the Ruins (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

8.1
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An aging actress is being sued for breach of promise. She hires as her lawyer a man who was an ex-lover and is still in love with her, although she doesn't know it. She realizes that the ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, Colin Blakely, Richard Pearson

Votes: 713

79. Lovely, Still (2008)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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57 Metascore

A holiday fable that tells the story of an elderly man discovering love for the first time.

Director: Nicholas Fackler | Stars: Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Banks, Adam Scott

Votes: 1,826 | Gross: $0.12M

80. Maadadayo (1993)

134 min | Drama

7.4
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76 Metascore

Following World War II, a retired professor approaching his autumn years finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war-torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuo Matsumura, Hisashi Igawa, George Tokoro, Masayuki Yui

Votes: 4,166 | Gross: $0.05M

81. Madame Sousatzka (1988)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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Renowned Russian piano teacher Irina Sousatzka gets a new student - Bengali piano prodigy Manek. They are both immigrants in the UK and bond quickly. When Manek's single mother's business fails, he must make a career decision.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Navin Chowdhry, Peggy Ashcroft, Twiggy

Votes: 1,171 | Gross: $3.55M

82. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 258,208 | Gross: $22.46M

83. The Maiden Heist (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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A comedy centered on three museum security guards who devise a plan to steal back the artworks to which they have become attached after they are transferred to another museum.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Christopher Walken, Joseph McKenna, Wynn Everett, Patricia B. Till

Votes: 13,797

84. A Majority of One (1961)

Approved | 156 min | Comedy, Family, Drama

6.8
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A gentle love story about a Japanese businessman and widower, and a Brooklyn widow. But before a happy ending can ensue, they must learn again the lessons of tolerance, kindness and forgiveness.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Alec Guinness, Ray Danton, Madlyn Rhue

Votes: 854

85. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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86 Metascore

A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Votes: 543,612 | Gross: $100.49M

86. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 34,355 | Gross: $2.65M

87. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

PG | 114 min | Family, Fantasy

6.5
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A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 26,034 | Gross: $17.19M

88. Mother (II) (1996)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A neurotic, twice-divorced sci-fi writer moves back in with his mother to solve his personal problems.

Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, Paul Collins, Laura Weekes

Votes: 4,993 | Gross: $19.12M

89. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

Votes: 2,495 | Gross: $7.70M

90. Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy

7.1
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An urbane, sharp-tongued expert on how to stay young interrupts a lecturing tour to prove his theory at a dilapidated old people's home. To the despair of his agent and the alarm of the ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Clifton Webb, Joanne Dru, Hugh Marlowe, Zero Mostel

Votes: 363

91. Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

6.8
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Katharine Hepburn as Mrs. Delafield, a widow who falls in love with her Jewish doctor - to her and his children's objection.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Harold Gould, Bibi Besch, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 205

92. My Fellow Americans (1996)

PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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49 Metascore

Two former U. S. Presidents, hated rivals, join forces to expose the current, corrupt President at the risk of their lives.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard

Votes: 13,016 | Gross: $22.29M

93. Nash Bridges (1996–2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A smart alecky San Francisco, California cop and his get rich quick scheme of a partner keep tabs on crime and take down the bad guys in the Bay Area.

Stars: Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Jeff Perry

Votes: 5,232

94. Nobody's Fool (1994)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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86 Metascore

A stubborn man past his prime reflects on his life of strict independence and seeks more out of himself.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, Melanie Griffith

Votes: 16,028 | Gross: $39.49M

95. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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53 Metascore

A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

Votes: 441,298 | Gross: $81.00M

96. Old Gringo (1989)

R | 119 min | Adventure, History, Romance

5.8
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When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose "Old Gringo" Bierce also in Mexico, ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: Jane Fonda, Gregory Peck, Jimmy Smits, Patricio Contreras

Votes: 1,588 | Gross: $3.57M

97. The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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An old Cuban fisherman's dry spell is broken when he hooks a gigantic fish that drags him out to sea. Based on Ernest Hemingway's story.

Directors: John Sturges, Henry King, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver, Don Diamond

Votes: 6,035

98. On Golden Pond (1981)

PG | 109 min | Drama

7.7
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Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon

Votes: 23,645 | Gross: $119.29M

99. On Golden Pond (2001 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.6
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Ethel and Norman Thayer are an old couple living "On Golden Pond". Their daughter, Chelsea, is 42 years old, and has never been married. She is dating a 45 year old dentist, and brings him ... See full summary »

Directors: Ernest Thompson, Martin Pasetta | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Glenne Headly, Sam Robards

Votes: 406

100. Out to Sea (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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49 Metascore

A failed gambler, intent on meeting a rich widow, tricks his widowed brother-in-law into boarding a cruise ship as dance hosts.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Dyan Cannon, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 6,860 | Gross: $27.97M