moviesThe List of Films That Appeal to a Grownup Audience Spotlights Family Ties, Grownup Love and Longtime Friendship 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 10, 2016) – Sully, Jackie, Fences, Silence and Loving are among this year’s Top 10 Movies for Grownups, according to the editors and movie critics of AARP The Magazine, whose Movies For Grownups® initiative spotlights the best writing, acting, and filmmaking that resonates with audiences with a grownup state of mind. 


The Top 10 list features iconic films that pay homage to historical periods, life experiences, and contemporary topics that appeal to grownup audiences.  The editors of AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest-circulation magazine with over 37 million readers and the definitive voice of the 50-plus population, carefully selected the films, which are also featured in an online slideshow at

“The 50-plus movie audience has a unique perspective on the impact relationships have on our lives,” says Myrna Blyth, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director for AARP Media.  “This year’s Top 10 list tackles the subject of complex human relationships from all angles—family ties, grownup love, and longtime friendship among them. Most importantly, it’s a wonderfully eclectic mix of the year’s most appealing, entertaining, and thought-provoking films for the 50-plus moviegoer.”


In selecting 2016’s Top 10 Movies for Grownups®, AARP The Magazine’s editors focused on exemplary work by filmmakers, actors, and cinematic artists who are 50-plus—as well as themes and subjects of particular interest to an audience with a grownup perspective. They are:



Hello, My Name is Doris



La La Land





Manchester by the Sea



The year’s Top 10 Movies for Grownups offers a preview of AARP’s upcoming 16th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, recognized as a bellwether for the Academy Awards, with categories including Best Actor, Actress and Director.  The year’s best picture honoree will be chosen from the Top 10 list. All of the 2016 winners will be honored at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills on Monday, February 6, 2017.

With weekly news and reviews, nationwide screenings, and an annual awards event, Movies for Grownups continues to champion movies for grownups, by grownups.  For more information about AARP’s Movies for Grownups® Awards, go online to The entire list of award winners will also be featured in the February/March Issue of AARP The Magazine, available in homes February 1st.

About AARP The Magazine’s Movies For Grownups® Awards’ Philanthropic Goals

The annual Movies for Grownups®  Awards raises funds for AARP Foundation, AARP’s affiliated charity, which helps struggling people 50-plus in Los Angeles and around the country transform their lives through programs, services and vigorous legal advocacy. The foundation works to ensure that low-income older adults have nutritious food, functional and affordable housing, steady income, and strong and sustaining social bonds.

AARP Foundation is active in Los Angeles. It is working with the Motion Picture &Television Fund (MPTF) to develop programs to reduce social isolation among older people, by keeping them connected with their friends, families and neighborhoods.  AARP Foundation also is the founding sponsor of L.A. Kitchen, where California produce considered “waste” is used to make healthy meals for those in need.

About AARP The Magazine

With more than 37 million readers, AARP The Magazine is the world’s largest circulation magazine and the definitive lifestyle publication for Americans 50-plus. AARP The Magazine delivers comprehensive content through health and fitness features, financial guidance, consumer interest information and tips, celebrity interviews, and book and movie reviews. AARP The Magazine was founded in 1958 and is published bimonthly in print and continually online. Learn more Twitter: 

About AARP:

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into ‘Real Possibilities’ by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.

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