Fri, 18 Jan, 2019
5 movies that best depict life in older age
There is nothing better than putting your feet up on a Saturday afternoon and watching a good movie. With so many films, it can be difficult to choose a movie that best suits you. To help out, we’ve put together a list of 5 movies that best reflect life after 50. From the humorous and hilarious, to the meaningful and challenging moments that come in this season of life, these movies are sure to entertain you.
The Notebook (2004)
This tale of love and loss based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel is a favourite for people of all ages. Told from the perspective of a war veteran, we soon realise that he is telling his ailing wife the story of how they met. This tale of young romance and a love that surpasses time, circumstance and health will resonate with you.
Meet The Fockers (2004)
Everyone loves a good laugh, and this comedy starring Robert DeNiro as the eccentric father-in-law of Ben Stiller’s character, will have you in hysterics. Depicting the highs and lows that occur when two very different families combine, this film is filled with heart-warming and hilarious moments.
It’s Complicated (2009)
Love does’t always run smoothly, and Meryl Streep’s performance as a divorcee who continually has flings with her ex is a hilarious crack-up.
Christmas With The Kranks (2004)
Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis reveal what life with an empty nest is like when they decide to ‘skip’ Christmas and go on a second honeymoon. Everything goes pear-shaped when their adult daughter decides to come home for the holidays, and we see them find the balance between enjoying retirement on their terms and caring for their daughter.
The Bucket List (2007)
Our retirement is the prime time of our life, so what happens when we throw caution to the wind and decide to live out our dreams? Starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, this poignant story of two friends as they travel and fulfil their life's ambitions is sure to inspire you.
So, shut the curtains, turn the lights off, fire up the popcorn, kick back and enjoy!
What’s your favourite movie? Leave a comment below.
Written by Jessica Morris. Republished with permission of Wyza.com.au.