Dec 16, 2014
AARP Announces The Top 10 Movies For Grownups Of 2014
List Narrows the Field of Contenders for the Movies for Grownups Award Winners to be Announced in January

WASHINGTON, DCThe Theory of Everything, Imitation Game and Birdman are among this year’s Top 10 Movies for Grownups, according to AARP The Magazine, whose annual Movies for Grownups® Awards franchise honors outstanding writing, acting, and filmmaking with distinct relevance to the 50+ audience. 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 35 million readers and the definitive voice of the 50+ population, selected the films, which are also featured in an online slideshow at

“As the 50+ moviegoer continues to be a critical audience for today’s major motion pictures, AARP The Magazine reveals the most appealing and fascinating Movies for Grownups of 2014,” said Bob Love, Editor-in-Chief of AARP The Magazine. “This year’s list of films encompasses some of the strongest stories we’ve seen to date that directly reflect the never-ending energy of the 50+ demographic and revisits some of the most inspirational adventures that truly resonate with this audience.”

AARP The Magazine’s editors selected the following Top 10 Movies for Grownups in 2014, taking into account 50+ filmmakers who exemplify brilliance and originality in their work, 50+ actors and actresses who’ve given performances of a lifetime, and compelling issues and storylines that connect specifically with the 50+ audience.

American Sniper



Cold In July

Get On Up

Imitation Game

Love Is Strange

St. Vincent

The Theory of Everything


This year’s Top 10 Movies for Grownups offers a preview of AARP’s upcoming annual Movies for Grownups Awards, recognized as a bellwether for the Academy Awards, with standard categories including Best Actor, Actress and Director, in addition to a few unique offerings like “Best Grownup Love Story,” “Best Intergenerational Film,” and “Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up.” The winners in all categories will be announced in early January, and will be featured in the February/March issue of AARP The Magazine, available February 1st, and online at  The winners will also be celebrated at AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards gala at the Beverly Wilshire on the evening of February 2, 2015.

Movies for Grownups®, which now includes weekly reviews, an award-winning radio program, an annual film festival, and year-round coverage in AARP The Magazine and online, was started in 2002 by the editors of AARP The Magazine. Additional information can be found online at


About AARP The Magazine

With more than 35.2 million readers, AARP The Magazine is the world's largest circulation magazine and the definitive lifestyle publication for Americans 50+. 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 at

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, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin;; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more

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