28 Best Movies About Older Women: People Over 50
by Tina Boomerina (Christina Gregoire)
I’m 60 freaking years old and I’m a jaded Baby Boomer… well, I’m not a “senior” yet, but I AM very creaky and opinionated. So, if you think you can stand my honest film reviews, keep on reading to discover the best movies for snarky older women over 50.
Reviews of Movies for Older People
My father wrote for television in the 60s, so a common game at our home was to guess the ending of a movie or TV show before anyone else could. And, that meant I was trained at an early age to watch for “plants” and “running gags.” (A “plant” is a minor point or a small clue inserted early into a script that presages an interesting twist towards the end of the story.)
And, because of our family game, I don’t like predictable and insipid movies. I’m especially bored by any “hooker with a heart of gold” plot (ala Pretty Woman), and I usually pan movies with deliriously happy endings and zero credibility. (You should know that I can be brutal, however I will play nice for this PG audience.)
Don't Watch Netflix Movie Trailers
When I started this article, I intended to include a link to each movie’s trailer, but I decided that the trailers had too many spoilers that would ruin the spontaneity of the films. In general, I feel that the less preconceived ideas you have about a movie, the more you will enjoy the show. Hey, even knowing that something is a comedy will make the ride a little less thrilling than, for example, if you watch some dark film and you find yourself unexpectedly laughing out loud.
Best Movies for Women Over 50 (Snarky Boomer Chicks)
If you have an indie, rebellious sense of humor (from your early days during the 60s or 70s), just trust my judgment and see the movies I recommend. However, if you’ve always lived in the suburbs, if you’ve never camped overnight at a rock festival, or if you’ve always needed a laugh track to tell you when something is funny, you probably should review the trailers before adding any film to your queue.
Best Indie Comedies for Older Women
1. Refuge: I’m a sucker for a good indie black comedy… especially when there’s a strong, witty Baby Boomer woman in the lead. The plot of Refuge involves an RV, a dead husband, and a younger man. Just watch it. It’s great. (2010)
2. Over the Hill Band: This flick is about a widow who decides to revive the girl group she used to sing with during the 60s… before her stage career was derailed by marriage and children. And, the fact that this woman is almost 70 is a bit of a hindrance, until her failed-rapper son steers her in the right direction. You’ll like the twists. (2011, Subtitles)
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