These Movies About Dating Over 50 Will Unleash Your Inner Romantic
You know that's not the case and we know that's not the case, but the rest of the media world does not. Most romantic movies center around younger couples finding the love they've always dreamt of. Last we checked, people over 50 want this, too.
Yes, they might've already found their one great love once, but they could also be widowed or divorced and seeking romance once more.
Thankfully, there have been some films that accurately portray the trials and tribulations of dating over 50. We're here to talk about those flicks.
Scroll below for the best movies about dating over 50 to watch tonight!
1. Something's Gotta Give
Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson star in this romantic comedy about two successful people who find love later in life, even though they're complete opposites. It's hilarious to watch their relationship unfold, especially when they end up falling for the wrong people initially. This movie serves as a reminder that the universe really does fight for certain people to be together.
2. It's Complicated
After getting a divorce from her ex-husband who cheated on her, Jane (Meryl Streep) ends up having an affair with her ex Jake (Alec Baldwin). But wait, there's more. She also strikes up a relationship with her architect Adam (Steve Martin). As you can see the the title of this Nancy Meyers film gives it all away, it's complicated.
3. The American President
Though none of us will experience a romance with a president (and hopefully not the one we have now), rom-coms are all about making us believe we can find love in the most random of places and whitest of houses. In The American President, U.S. President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) falls for lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Bening). It's more of a dramatic tale than most of the films on this list, but still worth watching.
4. The Intern
Yet another Nancy Meyers classic, The Intern serves more as a reminder that age is just a number and you can accomplish anything by any age. Whether you're 20 or 70, you're never too young or too old to chase your dreams. And, of course, the romantic undertones prove love doesn't have an expiration date either.
5. Our Souls at Night
Based on the novel by Kent Haruf, Our Souls at Night is a Netflix original starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. An endearing and realistic portrait of finding love later in life, you'll certainly need a box of tissues nearby while watching many of these scenes.
6. And So It Goes
After Oren Little's (Michael Douglas) estrainged son drops his granddaughter off at his house, her enlists the help of his neighbor Leah (Diane Keaton) to take care of the girl. There's a ton of love flowing throughout this movie, though you'll have to watch to find out why.
7. Hello, My Name Is Doris
After Doris (Sally Field) falls for her much younger coworker John (Max Greenfield), she devises a flan to get him to fall for her. This movie is too endearing for its own good, filled to the brim with heart and soul.
8. Wild Oats
If you're not ready to sow your oats, watching Shirley MacLaine and Jessica Lange do it will have you feeling like you need to. When Eva's (MacLaine) husband dies, she inherits his life insurance policy. Meant to be $50,000, she's mistakingly given $5 million. With that money, she and her best friend Maddie (Lange) jet set off to the Canary Islands where they let loose.
9. Book Club
Starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen (aka all the women we hope to be some day), Book Club centers around four friends who decide to read Fifty Shades of Grey for their book club. Throughout the film, you see how their romantic lives evolve due to the novel.
We Want to Hear From You
Which of these films do you think is the most romantic? Are there any we forgot to include?