Films about Senior Citizens

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1. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

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

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: 83,532 | Gross: $46.41M

2. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

PG | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

51 Metascore

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel

Votes: 27,854 | Gross: $33.08M

3. Venus (I) (2006)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

Life for a pair of veteran actors gets turned upside down after they meet a brash teenager.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Jodie Whittaker, Leslie Phillips, Beatrice Savoretti

Votes: 11,855 | Gross: $3.34M

4. Unfinished Song (2012)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

57 Metascore

Grumpy pensioner Arthur honors his recently deceased wife's passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James.

Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 6,535 | Gross: $1.70M

5. Quartet (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

Director: Dustin Hoffman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay

Votes: 17,426 | Gross: $18.39M

6. Going in Style (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

50 Metascore

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Director: Zach Braff | Stars: Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret, Matt Dillon

Votes: 60,306 | Gross: $45.00M

7. Going in Style (1979)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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: 2,521 | Gross: $26.87M

8. Is Anybody There? (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

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: 4,361 | Gross: $2.02M

9. Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (2002)

106 min | Comedy

After her husband's death, woman starts looking for independence.

Director: Ian Sharp | Stars: Pauline Collins, Peter Capaldi, Anna Wilson-Jones, Gwenllian Davies

Votes: 593

10. Book Club (2018)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

Director: Bill Holderman | Stars: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 12,237 | Gross: $68.57M

11. The Lady in the Van (2015)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent, Clare Hammond

Votes: 21,321 | Gross: $10.02M

12. Elsa & Fred (2014)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

"Elsa and Fred" is the story of two people who at the end of the road, discover that it's never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Marcia Gay Harden, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 2,584

13. The Straight Story (1999)

G | 112 min | Biography, Drama

86 Metascore

An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

Votes: 72,425 | Gross: $6.20M

14. A Rather English Marriage (1998 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama

A squadron leader and a retired milkman decide to bury their differences and move in together after they are both widowed on the very same night. They become a companionable if odd couple, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Joanna Lumley, John Light

Votes: 519

15. 45 Years (2015)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receives shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells

Votes: 26,674 | Gross: $4.25M

16. About Schmidt (2002)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 115,379 | Gross: $65.02M

17. Away from Her (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

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: 20,229 | Gross: $4.57M

18. On Golden Pond (1981)

PG | 109 min | Drama

68 Metascore

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: 24,526 | Gross: $119.29M

19. Amour (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

Votes: 82,158 | Gross: $6.74M

20. A Man Called Ove (2015)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

Director: Hannes Holm | Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll

Votes: 34,603 | Gross: $3.36M

21. Pappa ante Portas (1991)

89 min | Comedy

After ordering enough typewriting paper for 40 years, just to get discount, Heinrich Lohse is forced to retire. The former manager has plenty of time now to spend with his wife and their 16... See full summary »

Directors: Vicco von Bülow, Renate Westphal-Lorenz | Stars: Evelyn Hamann, Vicco von Bülow, Irm Hermann, Hans-Peter Korff

Votes: 4,205

22. Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

Two lonely, retired septuagenarians, an unkempt, hard-drinking Irish sea captain, and a fussy, well-mannered Cuban barber form an uneasy friendship.

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Robert Duvall, Richard Harris, Shirley MacLaine, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 2,616 | Gross: $0.23M

23. Bába z ledu (2017)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Crushing family dynamics have crushed Hana, an old-fashioned, respectable Czech mother, and a recent widow. The arrival of Brona and his sometimes depressed chicken changes the life of everyone, including Brona.

Director: Bohdan Sláma | Stars: Zuzana Krónerová, Pavel Nový, Daniel Vízek, Václav Neuzil

Votes: 388

24. The Sense of an Ending (2017)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery

61 Metascore

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.

Director: Ritesh Batra | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery

Votes: 4,435 | Gross: $1.24M

25. How About You... (2007)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

50 Metascore

A young British woman struggling with the direction of her life spends Christmas watching over a retirement home filled with demanding residents.

Director: Anthony Byrne | Stars: Joss Ackland, Hayley Atwell, Orla Brady, Kevin Flood

Votes: 1,409 | Gross: $0.08M

26. Cloudburst (2011)

Unrated | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Kristin Booth, Michael McPhee

Votes: 1,656

27. Redwood Highway (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

Marie decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast of Oregon to revisit the ocean of her past for the first time in 45 years.

Director: Gary Lundgren | Stars: Shirley Knight, Tom Skerritt, Danforth Comins, Catherine E. Coulson

Votes: 386 | Gross: $0.13M

28. Kirschblüten - Hanami (2008)

Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

After Rudi's wife Trudi suddenly dies, he travels to Japan to fulfill her dream of being a Butoh dancer.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Elmar Wepper, Hannelore Elsner, Aya Irizuki, Maximilian Brückner

Votes: 5,119 | Gross: $0.10M

29. Philomena (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama

77 Metascore

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham

Votes: 86,493 | Gross: $37.71M

30. The Bucket List (2007)

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

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: 207,994 | Gross: $93.47M

31. The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

68 Metascore

The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Diane Ladd, Iain Rea, Tessa Mitchell

Votes: 48,036 | Gross: $5.13M

32. Börn náttúrunnar (1991)

82 min | Drama, Romance

Old Thorgeir must leave his home far off in the Icelandic 'countryside' and move into a home for senior citizens in Reykjavik. There he meets an old friend from his childhood, Stella. ... See full summary »

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson | Stars: Gísli Halldórsson, Sigríður Hagalín, Baldvin Halldórsson, Björn Karlsson

Votes: 1,241

33. Harry and Tonto (1974)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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: 4,425

34. The Last Word (2017)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

40 Metascore

Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, AnnJewel Lee Dixon, Thomas Sadoski

Votes: 5,643 | Gross: $1.78M

35. The Time of Their Lives (2017)

TV-14 | 104 min | Comedy

34 Metascore

A former Hollywood star enlists the help of a new friend in order to journey from London to France for her ex-lover's funeral, with the various mishaps en route making the trip unforgettable.

Director: Roger Goldby | Stars: Joan Collins, Pauline Collins, Franco Nero, Ronald Pickup

Votes: 586

36. Wild Oats (2016)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Everything changes for Eva when she receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50 thousand. She and her best friend take the money and head out for the adventure of a lifetime.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange, Demi Moore, Ptolemy Slocum

Votes: 2,642 | Gross: $0.04M

37. The Leisure Seeker (2017)

R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

45 Metascore

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.

Director: Paolo Virzì | Stars: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay, Janel Moloney

Votes: 3,686 | Gross: $3.23M

38. Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

In Paris, a Turkish shop owner befriends a Jewish boy in his mid-teens.

Director: François Dupeyron | Stars: Omar Sharif, Pierre Boulanger, Gilbert Melki, Isabelle Renauld

Votes: 10,205 | Gross: $2.82M

39. Hampstead (2017)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

47 Metascore

An American widow finds unexpected love with a man living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on the developers who want to destroy his home.

Director: Joel Hopkins | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Diane Keaton, Lesley Manville

Votes: 2,565

40. Finding Your Feet (2017)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

53 Metascore

On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley

Votes: 2,738 | Gross: $1.42M

41. Another Year (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman

Votes: 25,728 | Gross: $3.21M

42. Driving Lessons (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

56 Metascore

A coming of age story about a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother. His world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.

Director: Jeremy Brock | Stars: Rupert Grint, Laura Linney, Julie Walters, Fay Cohen

Votes: 10,157 | Gross: $0.24M

43. 5 Flights Up (2014)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama

55 Metascore

A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman, Cynthia Nixon, Carrie Preston

Votes: 7,247 | Gross: $1.01M

44. Golden Years (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Fate, the pensions crisis and a steadfast refusal to accept the injustice of old age have contrived to force law abiding, retired couple, Arthur and Martha Goode into a life of crime. ... See full summary »

Director: John Miller | Stars: Bernard Hill, Virginia McKenna, Sue Johnston, Phil Davis

Votes: 771

45. Le Week-End (2013)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent, Jeff Goldblum, Igor Gotsmanov

Votes: 7,051 | Gross: $2.22M

46. Our Souls at Night (2017)

TV-14 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

Fonda and Redford will star as Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower who've lived next to each other for years. The pair have almost no relationship, but that all changes when Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbor.

Director: Ritesh Batra | Stars: Judy Greer, Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Matthias Schoenaerts

Votes: 7,194

47. Candelaria (2017)

87 min | Drama

Two pensioners, a video camera and an indecent proposal.

Director: Jhonny Hendrix | Stars: Manuel Viveros, Alden Knigth, Verónica Lynn, Philipp Hochmair

Votes: 250

48. Grumpy Old Men (1993)

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

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: 38,831 | Gross: $70.17M

49. Nobody's Fool (1994)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 16,443 | Gross: $39.49M

50. Arrugas (2011)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama