Watching movies with your retirement age mom or dad – or some other loved one – can be fun. It serves as a bonding moment and can provide wonderful memories for both of you. But did you know that watching a movie with an aging loved one can actually be therapeutic? It encourages not only the bond we just spoke of, but a better memory in the loved one you’re watching with. This can be particularly true if the movie is intense. Stress can be relieved by watching a movie with a loved one, too. Inspiration can even be drawn from watching movies. As well as providing a driving spark in our lives, movies offer a new life perspective, in many cases.
If you’re considering watching some movies with your mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, etc., you might be looking for suggestions. Here are some great movies for seniors and their loved ones to watch together.
Where to Watch
Before we launch into what kinds of movies to watch and some suggestions, here are some ways to acquire the movies you can watch with your loved one. Today, it’s all about streaming:
- Amazon prime
- Disney Plus
- Pluto TV
- Dark Matter and Shudder (horror, sci-fi, etc.)
Of course, some individuals still like their DVDs, Blu-rays, and other digital versions. Don’t forget to check what’s on cable! There are some incredible movies that you can watch on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) if you have cable/satellite.
Movies To Plan On
Get your favorite popcorn bowl, fire up the microwave, and pop some Movie Theater Style Popcorn in preparation for the following…
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Roman Holiday
- High Noon
- Some Like It Hot
- The Bridge On the River Kwai
- Ben Hur
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- Lawrence of Arabia
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- The Wizard Of Oz
- Gone With the Wind
Classics but newer:
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- Star Wars
- The Godfather
Modern movies your loved one may enjoy with you:
- Las Vegas
- It’s Complicated
- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- Lost in Paris
- A Man Called Ove
- The Old Man and the Gun
- The Wife
- Mama Mia: Here We Go Again (You may want to watch Mama Mia first.)
- Tea With the Dames
- Downton Abbey (In addition to the movie, you may decide to binge on the series over several visits.)
- The Farewell
- Late Night
- The Irishman
- Gloria Bell
- Pain and Glory
- Ford Versus Ferrari
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