What are some movies about ageism?
So many seniors worldwide have faced the destructive effects of ageism every once in a while. Their intelligence may get underestimated, they might be got ignored, or their experiences may not be taken seriously. It seems unfair, right? Yes! It is! Ageism is toxic, and that’s how it hurts older adults.
As a senior, you have to know that you’re not alone. You’re always valuable. One of the best ways to stay productive and not get frustrated by some offensive attitudes is to watch movies relevant to your situation. These movies show similar characters with the same problem and get over ageism and do not give up.
Since you may have plenty of free time, it will be excellent entertainment for you. Trust me! You’re going to have a great time. Here are some recommendations for you.
• Sunset Blvd
Joe Gliss (starring William Holden) is a bankrupt screenwriter who accidentally enters a random house while running away from his creditors. He finds out the house belongs to one of the former Hollywood stars named Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson). She has been left out because she is not as young and beautiful as before. However, she still tries hard to return to take back her fame and position.
• The natural
The movie is about a former baseball star, Roy Hobbs. His journey to success has become undone by a horrible accident. Now, after 16 years, he is trying to make his old dream come true. But this time, his unstoppable.
• About Schmidt
Have you ever thought about your retirement while working hard in your office? Most people think about retirement as the most peaceful and joyful period in their lives. Still, after retirement, they realize that it was not such a dream that they had been waiting for. That’s what happens for the main character of “About Schmidt.” now, he is trying to figure out a way to overcome his midlife crisis.
• I, Daniel Blake
Daniel Blake is almost 60, and he used to work as a carpenter, but after his heart attack, the doctors forbade him from working. But there is a problem. The authorities denied his request for employment and support allowance. Now he has to start an unbearable fight to take back his legal rights. Experiencing illness, becoming jobless, and loneliness is too much for Blake to go through. He is on the edge of being crashed, but he meets someone who changes everything.
• The High Note
The destructive effects of ageism are frequently seen in famous people’s career life. The entertainment industry has crashed many singers and actresses for their age, beauty, and body shapes and cruelly leaves them behind. Many experienced artists have been through such mental pressure in the middle of their careers. The high note reflects that fact. Grace Davis is an R&B legend experiencing her mid-career crisis, and her assistant Maggie is trying to help her out.