Four friends take a break from their day to day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. I vaguely remember this film as this is definitely a feel-good film with an all-star cast, it is subtle and it never too gross out and it try to be a gentle film and that is the key to this film, as it is uplifting and a well-made film.
Earl Stone a ninety – year old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turns drug mule for a Mexican cartel. Totally moving and utterly believable which is so memorable especially with the acting, it is sincere and there is a brilliant story that really capture this film in a new light and it is raw but it still a superb film.
8.Going In Style
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. Well I haven’t watch this for ages but I still remember this, it is a really cute film which is heartfelt and it is well casted, in a heart – warming type of film.
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbour, Thao Lor, a Hmong teenager who tries to steal Kowalski’s prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. Might be rather hard hitting for some people, but this is poignancy and moving at the same time and it is one of the best Clint Eastwood film, the ending to this film is amazing and really soulful.
6.The Hundred – Foot Journey
The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory’s Michelin – Starred eatery. Simply a feel-good film with a positive vibe type of film that we all needed, there are two different story in this film as the subplot involving the son and a waitress, the other is an unlikely friendship between Madame Mallory and Papa Kadam, that work really well in an irresistible and very charming film.
5.The Marigold Hotel Collection
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. Both films are really funny, charming, and really endearing and with eccentric characters which is likeable. It also brim with comic one liner and it just a really nice film which is so upbeat.
Seventy-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn’t all its cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin. Definitely one of the best Robert DeNiro film as this is really lovely and this is pure escapism, it is light – hearted in likeable film which people will fallen in love with this movie.
A woman in her sixties, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van – dwelling modern day nomad. Life affirming and really honest film that will touched people heart, it is raw and it is emotional but in someway it is ultimately uplifting and with stunning scenery, it just a brilliant film and the acting is incredible.
2.The Bucket List
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. Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are superb and with great chemistry together, it also got a really cute story of an unlikely friendship and I can connect with that aspect of this film, it is poignancy and well made with stunning scenery.
78-year-old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his house equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway. One of the best PIXAR film that will capture people imaginational and it will capture people heart, it is one of those film that is relatable and people will connect to this film, it also about life and special memories and this is a classic and pure escapism type of film.
2 thoughts on “Article: Top 10 Films About Growing Old”
Some good suggestions Mark, but I can’t believe that you didn’t include The Father, which we saw recently.
I would also add to your list:
Another Year – another great mike Leigh film and starring Jim Broadbent
Grumpy old men starring Jack Lemon and Walter Mathau
The Straight Story – an unusual David Lynch film
Cocoon – giving growing old a sci-fi slant
On Golden Pond – an all time classic
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I love your blog, Mark and you’ve given me some great ideas. I’ll look out for The Hundred-Foot Journey and Going In Style. Thanks!