The DeNiro/Hathaway movie is being heavily promoted, so its backers must think that this movie about an older guy will be a success. I’m not sure if it’s because the “Baby Boomers” have now become older adults, but there seem to be a lot of good movies lately about aging.
Here is a list of a dozen recent ones. (Links are to the IMDB description). I particularly recommend “The Passage of Time” a thoughtful documentary which is available free online at Vimeo. Please comment (or email me at Webmail@paelderlaw.com) if you have additions to suggest.
A Short History of Decay (2014)
Alive Inside (2014)
I’ll See You in my Dreams (2015)
Redwood Highway (2013)
Still Alice (2015)
Still Mine (2012)
This is Where We Live (2013)
And here is a link to an academic paper on portrayals of aging in recent American films: “Back in the Saddle Again: Ethics, Visibility, and Aging on Screen.” Downloadable for free: http://anthro-age.pitt.edu/.../anth.../issue/view/23/showToc.
A movie I enjoyed is “5 Flights Up”, with Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton as a couple married 40 years who are considering selling their apartment, because they are having problems navigating the 5 flights of stairs (no elevator). It’s available on DVD or Blu-ray. R.S.
A light-hearted addition to your Movie List for the aging, is A Walk in the Woods, starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson. Very funny. P.S.