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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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Allison M. 🌱

Allison M. 🌱 10 films

Devin Hung

Devin Hung 10 films

Omi Jag

Omi Jag 10 films

Mike Myers

Mike Myers 10 films

Or

Or 10 films

Óscar

Óscar 28 films

MessyKat

MessyKat 20 films

Jules S.

Jules S. 10 films

Zach Hess

Zach Hess 10 films

Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman 15 films

Leafcatcher

Leafcatcher 10 films

tromafiend

tromafiend 12 films

Tom Cleveland

Tom Cleveland 10 films

Adam William

Adam William 10 films

Angelo Cordeiro

Angelo Cordeiro 11 films

Lindsey

Lindsey 10 films

margcathcart

margcathcart 6 films

Jackie

Jackie 6 films

Godard_Knocks

Godard_Knocks 10 films

Conor Wade

Conor Wade 14 films

Kelcey Foster

Kelcey Foster 10 films

John Quinn

John Quinn 10 films

Rozza_

Rozza_ 10 films

Daniel Earney

Daniel Earney 11 films

hessli

hessli 6 films

Chad Marriotti

Chad Marriotti 10 films

Robert Shupe

Robert Shupe 10 films

rpride

rpride 10 films

Leonardo Neves

Leonardo Neves 12 films

JT

JT 4 films

benjocamba

benjocamba 12 films

AuntieJay

AuntieJay 10 films

Morgan

Morgan 10 films

Milo Crowley

Milo Crowley 10 films

Travis McClain

Travis McClain 10 films

Matthew Zavala

Matthew Zavala 12 films

Mouldy

Mouldy 10 films

Ted C

Ted C 10 films

NewGuy

NewGuy 11 films

BmoreSmore

BmoreSmore 3 films

bas2804

bas2804 16 films

Letterboxd

Letterboxd 20 films

Gilbert

Gilbert 10 films

Harachel

Harachel 10 films

Lívia Mello

Lívia Mello 10 films

Gabriel Jewett

Gabriel Jewett 9 films

Gabe Rodriguez

Gabe Rodriguez 20 films

le_cygne

le_cygne 10 films

Bel

Bel 5 films

Ollie Cochran

Ollie Cochran 10 films

David Wall

David Wall 18 films

delfi2993

delfi2993 20 films

Quittiie

Quittiie 10 films

J.B.D

J.B.D 11 films

Kilian is Dead

Kilian is Dead 10 films

xthebarkingcat

xthebarkingcat 24 films

Phill Hill

Phill Hill 10 films

IMFarleYT

IMFarleYT 1 film

Stefan

Stefan 10 films