Have you had just about enough of action thrillers, space epics and teen-age love? Me too. That’s why I set out to make a list of my first movies starring….mature people.
In honor of the Academy Awards, I have chosen my 10 favorites. In fact, I was surprised how many good movies I found that celebrate aging. Chances are, there are others that deserve a top slot. But these are the ones I settled on.
- Driving Miss Daisy (1989). An old Jewish woman her black chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman in a classic that covers topics of bigotry, racism, age and independence.
2. The Bucket List (2007) Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip. Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Mmmmm…Morgan’s name comes up a lot in this list.