5 movies that feature older adults
What better way to enjoy family time with an elderly loved one than watching a movie? But, as we can all relate, agreeing on a movie everyone will enjoy can be challenging. After all, everyone has specific tastes. What Mom likes to watch, little Johnny hates. But what if you can remove the difficulties and watch a movie that everyone will agree is enjoyable? Here are five movies that feature older adults — but you don’t have to be old to love them.
Arsenic and Old Lace
It’s hard to imagine anyone more charismatic than Cary Grant, especially when watching him in this film. Grant stars as a drama critic who realizes that his two aunts might be hiding a crazy secret — and that he might be just as crazy as they are! Although this film was shot a few years previous, it was released in 1944 and still makes us howl with laughter today.
Driving Miss Daisy
This film earned critical acclaim with mass appeal when it was released in 1989. The story centers around a relationship between an older southern Jewish lady and her African-American chauffeur. In it, Morgan Freeman captures our hearts and Jessica Tandy plays with our emotions. This was an extremely popular movie back in the 1980s, and it’s still a great flick to watch today.
Grumpy Old Men
A long list of movies have Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau co-starring together, and this one doesn’t let the audience down! Filmed in cold Minnesota, the movie focuses on two life-long neighbors who have outward disdain for each other. Of course, there is much more to the story. Released in 1993, this comedy has brilliant dramatic acting and poignant portrayals.
On Golden Pond
Life, love, and ever-changing family issues were presented in this 1981 blockbuster movie. Henry Fonda’s last film role brought not only a tear to one’s eye, but also an Academy Award for the veteran actor. Katherine Hepburn and Jane Fonda deliver touching performances in this powerful film.
Going in Style
Another film starring Morgan Freeman, he and co-stars Michael Caine and Alan Arkin deliver a wonderfully comedic, artful, touching, and dramatic story. Released in 2017, this movie goes from a somewhat predictable start to a truly surprising ending. As emotions shift from sad to funny to heartwarming, the whole family will enjoy the ride!