Our picks for films, streaming series and TV shows that star actors or (or real people in documentaries) over 70 years old AND the theme includes aging. Sometimes about Alzheimers at any age.
Aging Gracefully Films
HBO Originals Aging Gracefully
(Watch with HBO-GO)
Jane Fonda in Five Acts (Sept 2018): with Robert Redford and lots of historical footage
If Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (2017): documentary, Carl Reiner, HBO On Demand
The Alzheimer’s Project: (2009) documentary series:
You’ll need to add each of the five segments separately to your watch list. Just search within HBO-GO, ALZ will get you there. “This series takes a close look at scientific discoveries, as well as the effects of the debilitating and fatal disease on those directly affected and their families. Titles in the series include: “The Memory Loss Tapes,” “Grandpa, do you know who I am?” “Momentum in Science.
Amazon Prime Video Streaming Films Aging Gracefully
The Last Movie Star (2018): Burt Reynolds (born 1936) stars as an aging screen icon. Enjoyed their use of film clips and photos from his prime. We are fortunate Burt Reynolds made this movie before passing at 82 on September 6, 2018.
Still Mine (2012): Drama starring James Cromwell (born 1940), Geneviève Bujold (born 1942)
Lovely, Still (2008): Romance starring Martin Landau (passed at 89, July 2017), Ellen Burstyn (born 1932), Elizabeth Banks, Adam Scott.
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (2014): Starring Gena Rowlands (born 1930)
Ladies in Lavander (2004): starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith
Netflix Streaming Films Aging Gracefully
Our Souls at Night (2017): Robert Redford (born 1936), Jane Fonda (born 1937). Netflix Original. Romance.
Silver Skies (2016): comedy. George Hamilton (born 1939), Marriette Hartley
5 Flights Up (2014): drama with humorous moments. Small film. Coming of age for a couple who puts an apartment they have lived in for 40 years with a beautiful view in Brooklyn on the market. Diane Keaton (born 1946), Morgan Freeman (1937), Cynthia Nixon
St Vincent (2014): coming of age, feel good. Bill Murray (born 1950), Melissa McCarthy
The Homesman (2014): About women in the west in the 1850’s, questionable if it is “feminist” as claimed, rather dark but both the novel and the film have won awards. Directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones (born 1946) with Hillary Swank, and briefly John Lithgow (born 1945), Meryl Streep (born 1949), James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson.
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (2011): Starring Jane Fonda (born 1937), Catherine Keener
Netflix Series Aging Gracefully
Dead to Me (2019): Starring and produced by Christine Applegate (Married with Children), James Marsden (WestWorld), Ed Asner, Linda Cardellini. Black humor. Female point of view. Ed Asner, a healthy resident in the Assisted Living facility Cardellini works at, contributes Aging Gracefully.
Kominsky Method (2018) launched November 16 Netflix Original created by Chuck Lorre. Starring Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin, Nancy Travis. Aging Gracefully. Situation comedy – very well done.