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Movies for Seniors to Enjoy

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On this page we offer recommendations for movies that seniors enjoy.

Each week there are new recommendations. These movies avoid senior deaths, difficult accents, movies that are depressing, childish, with excessive swearing or violence and those subtitled. However, there are exceptions to this list that are included.

MovieCastBlurbNote
RomanceMy Man Godfrey1957David Niven, June AllysonA "homeless" man is picked up by the youngest daughter of a wealthy family who convinces him to become the latest in a rotating butler role in her crazy family. The new employee has some pleasant surprises for the dysfunctional family for whom he works.Note: This is a remake of a 1936 movie. The original was wonderful too, but this is easier to view because it is in color.17
MusicalRoyal Wedding1951Fred Astaire, Jane PowellAn American sibling team of dancers find unexpected lasting romance on their way to and in England. They are visiting England at the time of Queen Elizabeth's wedding in 1947.17
ComedySoap Dish1991Sally Fields, Kevin KlineA soap opera's cast has more skeletons than the plot of the show. Light hearted look at soap operas. Fun.17
Mystery/ActionThe Maltese Falcon1941Humphrey Bogart, Mary AstorOne of two partners in a detective agency is killed. Then a mysterious woman walks into the agency and there is a lot more trouble.Note: Based on the book by Dashil Hammett. There are two earlier movies based on this story, 1931 and with Betty Davis, Satan Met a Lady 1936.17
Western/WarQuigley Down Under1990Tom SelleckA celebrated marksman is hired from the wild west for a job in Australia. He refuses the job with good reason and his employer tries to have him killed in this western set 'down under.'17
Classic/Childrens/Science FictionClose Encounters of the Third Kind1977Richard Dryfuss, Melinda DillonHuman encounters with aliens from other planets are categorized by type. Category 3 denotes direct human contact. However, physical contact isn't the only closeness depicted here. Excellent period special effects.Note: There is a lot of marital strife.17
Biography/DocumentaryPatton1970George C. Scott, Karl MaldenAn epic life deserves an epic biopic. Winner of eight Oscars, this marvelous film features technical advisors that were actual eyewitnesses to the events depicted through the famous General's World War II expoits.Note: Almost 3 hours and a few subtitles in the docudrama style.17
AlternateLittle Lord Fauntleroy1936Freddie Bartholomew, Mickey RooneyA boy is summoned to England as the future Lord Fauntleroy. His cheery personality transforms his curmudgeonly grandfather. A fraudulent claim is made on his title and his friends from America come to his rescue.Note: The sound is poor in the beginning but improves as the movie gets to England. Based on a classic children's book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.17
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