Showdown: Old Boy

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.

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  • Big Fish

    1

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    2

  • Sleuth

    3

  • Wild Strawberries

    4

  • On Golden Pond

    5

  • The Whales of August

    6

  • Ed Wood

    7

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    8

  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    9

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    10

  • Autumn Sonata

    11

  • The Farewell

    12

  • The Princess Diaries

    13

  • Mulholland Drive

    14