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18 Great Movies About Midlife Romance

by | Jan 22, 2024 | Living in the Next Phase, Midlife

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Are you an empty nester? Enjoy these 15 great movies about midlife romance!

To prepare for this post, I got to watch or rewatch a bunch of great movies! They each had such fun perspectives on romance. Enjoy these 15 great movies about midlife romance!

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These movies show the ups and downs of first love -even in mid-life, late love, and all the wonderful in-betweens of romance for those of us who’ve been around the block a time or two!

Enjoy!

Great movies about midlife romance

Enough Said

Great cast! So true to life, and the main character played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus is hilarious as she tries to navigate a new relationship with a man she is really starting to like. The problem is that she has a client who is the ex-wife of this guy, and everything suddenly becomes more complicated.

Mama Mia

I loved this live on Broadway in New York, and I loved the movie version. ABBA is the music I grew up with, and the writers were so creative when they came up with this story line. The cast is incredible, and if you haven’t seen this one, please put on your must-watch list. And, I had no idea that there was a sequel, so don’t miss Mama Mia, Here We Go Again with the same cast, plus great new additions!

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Shall We Dance?

This movie is about learning something new to fill some of the emptiness of the empty nest and reconnecting with someone you love. There are so many hilarious characters, and some great dance scenes! Who can resist Richard Gere in a tux??

The Love Punch

Bit of a stretch on the story line, but as we all are thinking about those pension plans, begs the thought about what would you do if yours suddenly disappeared? Love Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan!

Date Night

This one makes me laugh! I love Tina Fey and Steve Carrell. They are great together on this adventure night they have instead of a quiet dinner date they had planned.

And So It Goes

I watched this last summer, and it was great! Michael Douglas plays a real jerk, but through a set of circumstances, he comes around. Between all of his neighbors, his hilarious secretary, and his darling granddaughter, he really doesn’t have a chance to not get better. Sort of a modern day Grinch.

Esio Trot

I had not heard of this one, but a friend just recommended it to me, and I will be watching it tonight when my husband is out of town! It’s based on a Roald Dahl book of the same name and stars Judi Dench and Dennis Hoffman, so it must be great! I will take off of this list if I am disappointed.

It’s Complicated

This one is hilarious! So many twists and turns in the complicated rekindling of love or is it?

The American President

I have always liked this movie! It’s a great story about falling in love again for one, and the first time for the other.

Larry Crowne

Slice of life romance about an out-of-work guy who goes back to college and meets a gal who’s a professor for his class. Sweet story.

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Hope Springs

This one was hard to watch for me when I first saw it. Tommy Lee Jones plays such a curmudgeon and pretty much jerk to his wife. Meryl Streep is great as the wife who wants more. There are so many awkward moments! Steve Carrell as the marriage counselor is great, and I am sure he had a really hard time keeping a straight face when they filmed this! I love how they grow as a couple and figured out a way to keep their marriage alive.

I’ll See You In My Dreams

Finding love again later in life is sometimes not what you are looking for. I LOVE Sam Elliot -that voice!

Crazy, Stupid Love

A comedy about the heartbreak of love. Falling in love, falling out of love, staying in love, first crush, all the loves are entangled in the great story that helps us all to know that love is worth it.

Moonstruck

A 40-something widow is engaged to be married again. But, is he the right guy for the rest of her life? Classic…

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Ordinary Love

Oh my gosh! What love. Heartbreaking and raw and real. I loved this one, but make sure you have some kleenex handy. I love how they loved each other, and could laugh and cry together through it all!

Murphy’s Romance

Sally Field plays Emma, a single mom, new to town, not interested in love woman. Enter Murphy to sweep her off of her feet by being a good man.

Something’s Got To Give

Erica, a successful writer, ends up taking care of the womanizer who has been dating her daughter. Harry is set in his ways, but somehow the week that these two spend together change both of them. Erica learns to relax a little, and Harry learns that a more mature woman is a great thing. I loved this one!

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Dave

Dave is a presidential look-a-like who “becomes” president after a secret tragedy. The president’s wife isn’t buying it.

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