Showdown: Great Senior Characters

"Kindly wisdom and wacky bucket lists from funny old folks near the end of their lives is all well and good, but old people are, y’know, people—still living, learning, falling in love and making mistakes in all their messy, naughty, double-crossing, flirty, dangerous glory. So give us your ten most interesting seniors in movies (whether the film itself is about old age doesn’t matter, but if it’s an interesting take, even better)."

  • About Schmidt
  • Barefoot in the Park
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • The Farewell
  • Harry Brown
  • The Ladykillers
  • The Lighthouse
  • Manglehorn
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Notes on a Scandal
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • She-Devil
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
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