For anyone looking for a feel-good movie to help take their mind off of things, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve compiled a list of great films that are sure to please seniors. From heartwarming comedies to touching dramas, there’s something for everyone on this list.
So grab some friends, have a movie night, or just go it alone and enjoy some quality time with any one of these classics.
11 Comedies For Older Adults
Here is a list of some of the best (in my opinion) comedies that older adults can enjoy.
The Bucket List (2008)
Facing imminent death, two contrasting men tick off a wild wish list, forging an unlikely friendship and embracing life’s final chapter with laughter and a touch of regret.
The Pink Panther (1963)
Bumbling Inspector Clouseau chases a phantom jewel thief across Rome to recover the priceless, pink-flawed Panther diamond.
Lost In America (1985)
Frustrated by corporate life, a yuppie couple ditch it all for a hilarious and heartwarming Winnebago adventure across America, rediscovering themselves and each other along the way.
It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
Greed fuels a hilarious, chaotic race across California between strangers desperate for a hidden fortune, leaving destruction and mayhem in their wake.
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
An intrepid New York reporter travels to the Australian Outback to interview a legendary crocodile hunter, only to find herself unexpectedly swept up in his wild adventures and falling for his rugged charm.
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (1967)
An ambitious window washer climbs the corporate ladder with an unorthodox guidebook in hand, leaving a trail of laughs and surprised executives in his wake.
The Odd Couple (1970)
Two polar-opposite divorcees, a neurotic neat freak and a carefree slob, hilariously clash under one roof, testing the limits of friendship and the boundaries of cleanliness.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
A dysfunctional family embarks on a hilarious and heartwarming road trip across America to support their little Olive’s dream of winning the “Little Miss Sunshine” pageant.
Calendar Girls (2003)
Yorkshire women in their sixties pose nude for a charity calendar, sparking laughter, controversy, and unexpected self-discovery.
The Court Jester (1955)
A hapless carnival performer moonlights as the king’s jester, juggling royal intrigue, romance, and hilarious wordplay to protect the rightful heir.
11 Feel Good Dramatic Movies
Dramas can make you feel sad or, like the list below, leave you feeling good!
Walk The Line (2005)
“Walk the Line” chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of country music legend Johnny Cash, fueled by love, addiction, and his unforgettable voice, through intertwined narratives of his early struggles and passionate romance with June Carter.
My Fair Lady (1964)
In “My Fair Lady,” a snobbish phonetics professor transforms a Cockney flower girl into a society darling, only to discover that the heart can’t be programmed, leading to a charming battle of wits and blossoming love.
The King’s Speech (2010)
Britain’s stuttering Prince Albert confronts an unconventional therapist to find his voice and unite the nation as King George VI on the eve of World War II.
The King And I (1956)
A strong-willed British governess clashes with the stubborn King of Siam while teaching his many children and attempting to modernize his country, ultimately forging an unlikely bond amidst cultural differences and mutual respect.
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967)
A liberal couple’s weekend takes a dramatic turn when their daughter introduces her Black fiancé, forcing everyone to confront their hidden prejudices and redefine family in the face of societal pressures.
The Big Fish (2003)
A son sifts through his larger-than-life father’s fantastical tales, ultimately learning the truth about love and accepting the legacy of stories.
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Walt Disney attempts to charm the reluctant author of Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers, into granting film rights, leading to a clash of creative visions and a journey into her bittersweet childhood memories.
Forrest Gump (1994)
A simple man with an extraordinary destiny traverses American history from the 1950s to the 1980s, impacting lives and leaving a trail of love, laughter, and a box of chocolates along the way.
Julie and Julia (2009)
“Julie & Julia” weaves two delicious stories together: a modern blogger, Julie Powell (Amy Adams), attempts to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s iconic cookbook in a year, while flashbacks follow the legendary chef’s (Meryl Streep) journey to mastering French cuisine in 1950s Paris.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Baby Houseman gets swept off her feet by the rhythm and forbidden love at a Catskills resort, learning life lessons and sizzling choreography from rebellious dance instructor Johnny Castle.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
A janitor with hidden genius confronts his demons and embraces his future with the help of an unconventional therapist.