Reel stories – films on ageing

We have put together a selection of films that portray ageing, in one way or another. It doesn't mean we all like each one, but we believe that cinema, as other forms of art, is an invaluable way of telling stories, challenging, or reinforcing, stereotypes and helping us look differently at the world. See also As the page turns, our book list on ageing.

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A Man Called Ove (2015)

Amour (2012)

Grandma (2015)

On Golden Pond (1981)

Ping Pong (Never Too Old for Gold) (2012)

Pranzo di ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch) (2008)

RBG (2018)

Robot and Frank (2012)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

The Straight Story (1999)

Wild Strawberries (1957)

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