Watch-Now Movies for Grownups

Despite only a few weeks left until the Academy Awards, there is still time to catch up on the must-see movies of 2016.  And happily, more older adults are taking their rightful place alongside younger actors on the silver screen.   This year, the following older actors have been nominated for Oscars: Meryl Streep, 67, for Florence Foster Jenkins,  Denzel Washington, 62, for Fences, Isabelle Huppert, 63, for Elle, Jeff Bridge, 67, Hell or High Water and Mel Gibson, 61, is nominated as director for Hacksaw Ridge.

According to the American Association of Retired Persons, appealing to older audiences is important; they purchase on average one in three movie tickets sold.  AARP has also created an awards show to honor actors and filmmakers who encourage movie making that “resonates with a grownup audience.”

The 16th Annual Movies for Grownups® Award Winners are:

Best Picture: Loving
Best Actress: Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
Best Actor: Denzel Washington (Fences)
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis (Fences)
Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Best Director: Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Best Screenwriter: Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Best Comedy/Musical: La La Land
Breakthrough Achievement: Robert Mrazek (The Congressman)
Best Grownup Love Story: Margo Martindale and Richard Jenkins (The Hollars)
Best Documentary: The Beatles: Eight Days a Week
Best Intergenerational Film: 20th Century Women
Best Buddy Picture: Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie)
Best Time Capsule: Jackie
Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up: Kubo and the Two Strings
Best Foreign Language Film: Elle (France)

What better way to unwind this weekend, avoid any nasty weather headed your way and curl up with a bowl of popcorn and a good movie that appeals to more mature audiences?