Baby Boomers love movies. We are the first generation to have movies available at home, with the invention of the VHS. We watched movies develop and evolve in the 50’s and 60’s at a faster rate than anyone could imagine, compared to the half-century before. New genres, filming techniques and themes were introduced, as we joyfully watched. As a result, baby boomers have a rather sophisticated and eclectic tastes when it comes to film.
We’ve compiled a list of Netflix available movies that you can watch from home, without the incessant cell phone dings and lighted screens . Make some popcorn and enjoy the show!
1.Get Low (2009-Comedy/Drama/Mystery) – Robert Duvall & Sissy Spacek
A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party… while he was still alive.
2. Harry Brown (2009-Crime/Drama/Thriller) – Michael Caine
An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend’s murder by doling out his own form of justice.
3.Gran Torino (2009-Drama) – Clint Eastwood
Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino.
4.Love in the Time of Cholera (2007-Drama) – Javier Bardem & Giovanna Mezzogiorno Florentino
Rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart.
5.Little Miss Sunshine (2006-Adventure/Comedy) – Alan Arkin & Abigail Breslin
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus and illustrates the unique relationship between a girl and her grandfather.
6.Calendar Girls (2003-Comedy/Drama) – Helen Mirren & Julie Walters
A Women’s Institute chapter’s fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.
7.Grumpy Old Men (1993-Comedy) – Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau & Ann-Margret
A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street. Don’t forget about Grumpier Old Men as well!
8. Buena Vista Social Club (1999-Documentary)
Aging Cuban musicians, whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro’s takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians’ careers.