Who doesn’t enjoy a good movie now and then? Planning movie nights with seniors or watching with a senior parent can be a great experience. You can also find a ton of great movies for seniors.
From comedies to dramas, let’s explore the world of movies and discover the ones you or your senior parent might enjoy.
7 Must-See Movies for Seniors
Driving Miss Daisy
This 1989 film tells the story of the unlikely friendship between an elderly Jewish widow and her African-American chauffeur. Seniors will appreciate the film’s nuanced portrayal of aging and its message of overcoming adversity. The film also reminds us of the importance of fighting racism and bigotry.
Forrest Gump tells the story of an intellectually disabled man who overcomes challenges to achieve success and happiness. The film offers a nostalgic look at American history and culture from the 1950s to the early 1980s. Seniors will appreciate Forrest’s optimism and perseverance and the film’s themes of family, friendship, and love.
The Bucket List
This movie tells the story of two terminally ill men who escape the hospital and embark on a road trip together. They set out to complete their bucket list before they die. This story will inspire you to live to the fullest while making you laugh and cry.
This Pixar film tells the story of an elderly widower who ties thousands of helium balloons to his house. He flies to Paradise Falls, a remote region of South America he and his late wife had dreamed of visiting. On his way, he meets a young explorer, and together they embark on an unforgettable adventure.
Up is an emotional film that resonates with audiences of all ages. It is a story about love, loss, and the importance of following your dreams.
Coco tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who travels to the Land of the Dead to seek out his musical idol. Along the way, he learns the importance of remembering his loved ones. Coco is a must-watch for seniors because it deals with themes of aging, loss, and grief. It is also a visually stunning film with a wonderful soundtrack.
CODA is a coming-of-age story about a talented high school student who is the only hearing member of her deaf family. The film follows her story as she navigates her passions, familial expectations, and identity. CODA provides a unique and authentic perspective on the deaf community.
A Man Called Otto
A Man Called Otto is a must-watch for seniors. It is a heartwarming film about a grumpy widower who finds new meaning when a family moves in next door.
The film explores the challenges and joys of aging. It also shows that it is never too late to find new friends, new love, and new purpose.
Which of these will you watch first?
Whether watching them alone or with friends and family, you will surely have a memorable viewing experience.
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