Movies and Other Media

Magazines Relevant to Conscious Aging

AARP Magazine and Bulletin
Yes! A Magazine of Positive Futures

Films available on DVD 

The Notebook
Based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel, this drama chronicles an enduring love that withstands both war and disease.

The World’s Fastest Indian
Based on a true story, this drama follows grandfather and New Zealander Burt Munro (Anthony Hopkins) at 67 as he flies across Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats and blazes into the record books.

Additional movies about elders

  1. About Schmidt
  2. Awakenings
  3. The Barbarian Invasions
  4. Beautiful Dreamer
  5. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  6. Big Fish
  7. The Bucket List
  8. Calendar Girls
  9. Cocoon
  10. Dad
  11. Defending Your Life
  12. Driving Miss Daisy
  13. Earthling
  14. Fierce Grace
  15. Finding Forester
  16. Fried Green Tomatoes
  17. Iris
  18. The Joy Luck Club
  19. Ladies in Lavender
  20. Lies My Father Told Me
  21. The Making of an American Quilt
  22. Mindwalk
  23. My House in Umbria
  24. On Golden Pond
  25. Peaceful Warrior
  26. Quartet
  27. Resurrection
  28. Return to Bountiful
  29. Rumor of Angels
  30. Second Hand Lions
  31. Space Cowboys
  32. The Spitfire Grill
  33. Strangers in Good Company
  34. The Story Lady
  35. Surrender Dorothy
  36. Tea With Mussolini
  37. Tuesdays with Morrie (not reviewed but good discussion questions on the Mitch Albom website)
  38. An Unfinished Life
  39. Vera Drake

Reviews of these and other movies can be found on www.rogerebert.com or

Most of this list comes from Sage-ing International members Judy Steiert, Terry Jones and Judith Helburn.