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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Best Movies for Older Generations

 

So many movies today are geared toward a younger audience (think teen vampire romance or Pixar!), that it can be like searching through a haystack to find a gem for older generations.  If you are looking for a way to spend some movie time with an elderly person at home, you may need to look back a few years to find some "oldies but goodies" you can rent or download from services like Netflix!  If you don't want to join a movie subscription service, think about purchasing the DVD from Amazon.  And, sometimes movies are so old, they can be found online for free.  So take a look here - we have compiled a listing below with the movie trailers to consider for "movie" night!  Get some popcorn cooking and dim the lights for a showing!

Modern Drama and Biography Hits for Seniors

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Set in her ways, Miss Daisy, a recent widow, needs help getting around by car.  Heartwarming and funny relationship develops between her and her driver.

 

On Golden Pond (1981)

A story about family – a Classic!

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Out of Africa (1985)

Meryl Streep and Robert Redford in an Epic romance in the breathtaking scenery of colonial Africa.

 

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All the President’s Men (1976)

A movie about how two reporters unraveled the Watergate conspiracy – starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford

 

Hachi – a Dog’s Tale (2009)

A heartwarming tale of man’s best friend, based on a true story of a dog named Hachiko.

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Walk the Line (2005)

The story of Johnny Cash and his rise to fame. Great music and story.

 

Shadowlands (1993)

A British film about C.S. Lewis and the love of his life, American Poet, Joy Davidman. Based on true story.

 

The Help (2011)

Realities of race and women in the deep south in the early 1960’s.

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The King’s Speech (2010)

Based on a true story of Britain’s King George VI and his triumph over his own speech impediment.

 

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Lincoln (2012)

True story of one of America’s most beloved presidents during one of the most dramatic time periods in our history.

 

To Dance with the White Dog (1994)

A story of a widower working through his grief over the loss of his beloved Cora.

 

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

Fun movie about some British folks traveling to India.

 

Grumpy Old Men (1993)

Takes Neighbor disputes to a new level – funny!

 

Groundhog Day (1993)

Hilarious movie about groundhog day – over and over again - starring Bill Murray.

 

 

Analyze This (1999)

Mafia gangster needs psychiatric help – hilarious.

  

Last Vegas (2013)

One guy has managed to remain single a long time and his buddies decide to throw him a bachelor party.

 

Oldies but Goodies - Drama

Dirty Dozen (1967)

Good World War II movie about a special force made up of unlikely characters to carry out a dangerous mission.

 

Casablanca (1942)

A complicated love story set in early World War II Africa.

 

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The Magnficent Seven (1960)

Classic old fashioned “good guys versus bad guys” western - starring film greats like Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner.

 

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Inspirational romance, drama, and hope for democracy. Starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur.

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Oldies - Musicals

Singing in the Rain (1952)

Fun musical about love and the new era of motion pictures. Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.

 

The King and I (1957)

A Rodgers and Hammerstein musical production about a woman coming to Bangkok to teach English to a royal family.

 

The Sound of Music (1965)

An upbeat classic musical – all the songs will be familiar!

 

Oldies - Comedy

Bringing up Baby (1938)

Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in a funny comedy with tons of hilarious adventures.

 

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