Best Movies to Watch for Seniors

Last Vegas

This 2013 American comedy film features four childhood friends Billy, Paddy, Archie, and Sam played by Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, as well as Kevin Kline respectively.  When Billy proposes to his young sweetheart, these aging retirees travel towards Sin City to enjoy the bachelor celebration one last time. When they get there, however, things are not the same as they remember hence their lifelong friendship is put to test.

The Notebook

The tale is about a young couple who fell in love in the 1940s in South Carolina. Mill employee by the name of Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) is very much in love with a rich young girl Allie (Rachel Adams) but this woman’s family doesn’t accept their affair forcing them to break up. Noah enlists in the army and sets off to fight in World War 2. Years later, Noah returns just when Allie was about to get married to another man. She splits up with her fiancé and the duo revives their relationship. At a contemporary nursing home, an aging man recites a love story from his notebook to a fellow patient. It seems the old man is Noah and the patient is Allie but she has dementia now. She had kept a detailed notebook of their romance.

Julie and Julia

This 2009 American comedy-drama is a biography of two young women from different times. It is portrayed in flashbacks between the past and the present. Julia Child (Meryl Steep) is a new chef in the initial years of this woman’s culinary career in the 1950s. She writes a book titled “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.”  Present-day (2002), Julie Powell (Amy Adams) is a youthful author with a horrible job, who challenges herself to prepare all the 524 recipes present in Julia Child’s book in a year. The delicious comedy is about joy, obsession, and lots of butter!

The King’s Speech

This 2010 British historical drama details the tale of a man compelled to talk to the world with a stammer. Situated in the late 1930s, Colin Firth plays Prince Albert who after his brother abdicates the throne, must ascend and become King George IV. However, this English prince has a stammer and speech impediment. When his wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) realizes that her husband must have the ability to communicate effectively as a king, she hires an Australian language and speech therapist Lionel Logue to help him to speak with confidence. An extraordinary bond is created between Logue and the King and they soon become close friends. The King successfully made his first wartime speech on the radio when he proclaimed war on Germany in 1939.


Based on Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 journal titled Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, this 2014 American biographical adventure drama film tells her story about her determination to complete the Pacific Crest Trail by backpacking and hiking after several problems left her life in shambles. After the last stages of this woman’s marriage and the passing of her beloved mother, the self-destructive Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) sets out alone to hike some of the toughest and elongated trails in the US. With just only a heavy backpack and no outdoor experience whatsoever, she begins the 1100mile 3month long journey.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

This is a British comedy-drama film released in 2011. The screenplay is based on the novel titled ‘These Foolish Things’ which was published in 2004. In the movie, A few British retirees opted to embark on an exotic retirement to India, which was less expensive. Enticed by commercials of the freshly refurbished Marigold Hotel and visualizing a lifetime of relaxation in luxurious environments. Upon arrival, they find that the Marigold is a shell of its previous self. However, their newfound home is not exactly what they had envisaged, the pensioners discover that love and life can start once more after letting go of the past.


It is an American biographical historical drama released in 2012. The country was entrapped in yet another year of the Civil War, which presented a high death count. President Abraham Lincoln delivers his humility, passion, and political expertise leading to his defining legacy by ending the war and permanently eradicate slavery using the 13th Amendment.

My Salinger Year

This drama film is also known as My New York Year was released in 2020. The film is based on a biography with the same name. The movie is based in the 90s in New York. In pursuit of her aspirations of being a writer, after completing graduate school, Joanna gets employed in the position of assistant to Margaret, the outdated and stoic literary manager of J. D. Salinger. Alternating between glamour and poverty. Joanna’s key task is sorting out Salinger’s fan mail, but as she goes through the heart-wrenching mails from place to place, she grows hesitant to relay the agency’s neutral letter and thoughtlessly starts customizing the feedback. The outcomes are both moving and humorous, as Joanna, starts to find her voice.


The movie is an American biographical crime drama released in 2021. It is based on a well-known criminal Meyer Lansky. David Stone a famous but unfortunate author, is given a call by Meyer Lansky. Law enforcement had been failing to trace down Lansky for decades. He was said to have wealth amounting to nine figures and they were on their last this is their last opportunity to arrest the elderly criminal before his death. He aimed to reveal the unspoken truth surrounding his life. When he was investigated for the final time, he misleads the officers.

Four Good Days

This American drama film was released in 2020. It is based on a true story of a woman called Molly who is 31-year-old and pleads with her estranged mother called Deb for assistance battling a ferocious battle against the challenges that have disrupted her life. Regardless of all her knowledge from the past years of drawbacks, rage, and grief. Her mother engages on the last chance to assist her darling daughter from the lethal heroin addiction.