Hot movies about ageing

While movies often tend to feature heroic young people punching each other or blowing stuff up here are some titles dedicated to older people.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Chronicles the life and work of a legendary elderly chef and his never ending quest to create the perfect sushi dish, but also takes a look at his complex relationships with his son and with the special place food holds in the Japanese society.

The Ballad of Narayama

Takes place in a remote mountain village and offers a distinctly bleak account of the hardships of village life in 19th century Japan, were tradition dictates everyone who reaches the age of 70 to leave his family in an act of self sacrifice.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

In another place and another time, a group of English senior citizens decide to spend their golden years in a far less distressing way than their Japanese counterparts.

Harry Brown

You can always trust Michael Caine that he will not go away quietly, especially when his neighborhood is overrun by juvenile delinquency and social decay.

Le Havre

This uplifting and offbeat tale of human spirit, revolves around an old man who finds himself alone after his wife has been hospitalized. His loneliness is blissfully disrupted by a young African illegal immigrant on the run, with whom he forms an unlikely friendship.

Robot and Frank

Ex-burglar Frank, in order to save his girlfriend’s library, teams with his robot friend to become one of the unlikeliest criminal duos in recent memory.

Lonesome Dove

This epic story, set in the old west follows two aging buddies who go on the road, travelling from Texas to Montana in order to open a ranch. But, as expected, their journey can’t go without encounters with some unsavoury types.

Trash Humpers

This darkly humored independent film features dirty old men engaging in all kinds of pranks and anti social behavior.


Touching story about elderly lovers facing the wife’s illness.

The Old Guys

Being old does not necessarily equal being mature, as evidenced by the immature odd couple at the center of this sitcom, whose favorite pastime is clumsily wooing their neighbor.

Thanks to Jinni blog for this.