By Lyndsie. There really aren't enough romantic movies about older people. I mean, really thoughtful movies that make you consider another perspective — they're few and far between.
Middle age romance between older people in the movies can often be richer than young love. Adult couples have had more time to realize their own romantic needs — and more time to gain complicated, and entertaining baggage.
Very few things in life are as entertaining as a good movie. There is something special about sitting down comfortably with some popcorn to watch a good movie with a few friends; especially if the movie makes you laugh, lifts your spirits and inspires you. The interpretation of a good movie varies from person to person.
Some want a happy ending, or a triumph against all odds, a lesson in spiritual values, others want to laugh until they cry!
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Their rivalry intensifies when a love interest for both of them moves into the house across the street. As he enters a world of magic, he finds trouble awaiting him. When he and his wife agree to care for her new boyfriend's son, an unexpected relationship blooms.
They discover each other at a summer camp and decide to switch places in an effort to reunite their parents. Shirley Temple at her best! An extraordinary friendship devleops. Years later, he suffers a mental breakdown but manages to return as a legend.
Soon her jovial and loving nature tames their hearts. Unfortunately, his father things ballet is for sissies. Both are divorced and need a place to stay. The arguments are endless but funny; it's like watching your parents fight. They must battle the evils of the kingdom to be reunited with each other.
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The other was "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" with Don Knotts. For some reason it really tickled their funny bone. I have found that 'MASH' is a big favorite among women and men? Wanda Butterfield 29th Jun Will I have access to this program including movies even thought I am located in Bermuda? Talita 30th Jun Absolutely Wanda! This is an international community! Susan 22nd Jun Activity Director Hi Cathy You are right movies and all TV shows give the residents some thing to do Maybe you can hand out sheets that ask about their favorite character in the movie and why and other questions about the movie or TV show.
I've contacted Netflix, apparently it's just the way it is. Talita 15th Jun That is frustrating Linda. Michelle Martin 23rd May Does showing a movie to residents infringe on copyright laws?
Thank you for a great list and great ideas. Cathy 20th Jun Activity Director My understanding regarding copyright is that the home where the seniors reside is considered a home, therefore it is legal to show films legally attained for private viewing. We chat and reminisce about issues that come up during and after the movie.
Talita 18th May Thanks for sharing these titles Gail! Recommendations are so helpful! Your interim needs to pull their head in and let you do the job your paid to do. Good luck. And at this time of year, the Home Alone movies are a hoot. Merry Christmas. Sherlene 11th Dec Activities Coordinator Thank you for all the great activity ideas!
I have a question "is showing movies not considered an activity? The reason I ask is that we have an interim administrator who has come in trying to change my Activity calendar. She said that showing a movie is not considered an activity by regulations in Va. Is this accurate information? Can someone please tell me if this is so? With the isolation of Covid 19, I have used movies and even old television shows more than I used to. I know sometimes it seems so passive, but it gives residents something to do while I am doing one on one activities with residents.
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Cancel Send. Cool Runnings Four Jamaican bobsledders dream of competing in the Winter Olympics, movie never having seen snow. African Queen In WWI Africa, a riverboat captain and a strait-laced missionary spend most of their time fighting each other rather than the Germans. Grumpy Old Men Max and John are neighbors and former friends. On Golden Pond A cantankerous retiree has an estranged relationship with his daughter. The Parent Trap Identical twins are separated after their parents divorce. Bright Eyes Society snobs get more than they bargained for when they take in their late housekeeper's orphaned daughter.
Casablanca During WWII, a nightclub owner in Casablanca agrees to help his former lover and her husband get out of the mature. The Magnificent Seven Seven gunfighters are hired by Mexican peasants to liberate their village from bandits.
The Pink Panther A clumsy detective is on the trail of a notorious jewel thief planning to steal a senior called 'The Pink Panther'. A Fish Called Wanda In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.
Fried Green Tomatoes An unhappy housewife befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells.
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Shine A gifted pianist struggles through his dysfunctional childhood. My Fair Lady A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to take a lowly flower girl under his care and make her presentable to society. Oddball An eccentric chicken farmer trains his dog to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks in an attempt to reunite his family and save their town.
The Sound of Music An aspiring nun is sent as a governess to take care of seven motherless children. Billy Elliot Little Billly's life is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class. The Odd Couple One is neat, one is a slob.
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The Princess Bride A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. Little Miss Sunshine A family decide to travel across the country when their daughter wants to participate in a beauty ant, unaware of what the journey has in store for them. Mary Poppins In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Breakfast at Tiffany's When a struggling writer meets Holly, an eccentric but beautiful socialite, he falls hopelessly in love with her. The Addams Family When an evil doctor learns about an eccentric family's missing relative, she hires an imposter to masquerade as him so that she can loot the family.