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Best seniors in film

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The coronavirus pandemic has hit our old people hard. For this, our hundredth Showdown (great scott!), we celebrate them by celebrating the best of the silvery screen. 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). No need to take 45 years to make your list, just give it le week-end.

Most mentioned

  • Up
  • The Farewell
  • Logan
  • The Irishman
  • The Godfather
  • Coco
  • Back to the Future
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Wild Strawberries
  • Star Wars
  • Amour
  • Tokyo Story
  • The Karate Kid
  • Harold and Maude
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Nebraska
  • Gran Torino
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Straight Story
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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Sam Holdren 28 films

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Valdac 10 films

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Joe Wilson 10 films

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kjkirk 10 films

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cerpts 10 films

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Em 10 films

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Josh Hickey 12 films

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Lady Synth 15 films

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Eric Peterson 10 films

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openroad 10 films

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Ktjean 10 films

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Erwan Ticheler 10 films

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JTFX 10 films

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kd539 10 films

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JustRadu 10 films

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egun101 6 films

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Ryan 4 films

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azumukupoe 10 films

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Brigum 4 films

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MPD80 5 films

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Rasmus Muller 10 films

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Pierce Bauer 10 films

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Ida 10 films

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TheCityZion 10 films

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Davormkd 10 films

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EmilyAvocado 5 films

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justwords 5 films

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mangeymaggie 12 films

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Abhiroop Dey 10 films

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Kurosawa 10 films

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matt miller 10 films

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tyler durden 16 films

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John Hensler 10 films

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Joey Chimes 9 films

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holly ann 5 films

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Patrick Swain 7 films

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Sindre Haram 10 films

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V. Vargas 10 films

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coppolino 19 films

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Amelie 10 films