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Old 02-22-2010, 06:40 PM   #1
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10 Best Movies about Retirement

This was a large article in the WSJ today. I can second the five of these movies I've seen as being waaaay above average. Regardless, here are the top 10 movies about retirement:

About Schmidt
Cocoon
Going in Style
Harry & Tonto
High Noon
The Lion in Winter
Lost in America
On Golden Pond
The Straight Story
Unforgiven

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I really hadn't thought about "High Noon" as a retirement movie. But, yes it surely is one. Or better yet, one coming out of retirement one last time to set things straight before leaving.

Nothing like a good ol' Gary Cooper movie.
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I was thinking along lines of movies where the actor should have retired instead of making the movie because the move was so bad LOL.

Mel Gibson had a movie where he was just out of prison - it might have been called payback- which might have been worse movie I ever saw and would be grounds for him retiring instead of making that movie.

other than that, cannot think of a single movie about people being retired. Never watched any of the movies on the list above.
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I've seen five on that list, and all were great. But how could they forget this one?

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I saw a "drawn out of retirement" movie recently on TV that was pretty exciting: Liam Neeson in "Taken". Certainly held my attention.
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I would add

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True Romance
Being There
Battlefield Earth
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Wow that is a great list and High Noon is inspired choice. I guess I'd add Grand Torino to the list.
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Have to add the western classic "Shane" also.

Shane tries to retire from being a gunfighter to be a farmer, only have to fight again to save the town and later realizes he'll eventually die a gunfighter. Good Stuff.

"That was Wilson, he was fast, fast at the draw."
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My first would be About Schmidt then maybe Bucket List.
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I strive to live my retirement like "Grumpy old men"
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Well better than this guy:

Man caught having sex with table gets 6 months : News : WNWO NBC24

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^^ Haha. I love the comments to that article.
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The best? The Sheriff's retirement scene in "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid."

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Man, I hated About Schmidt. A nasty movie about a nasty man. Gran Torino should have been on the list. The nasty man redeems himself.
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Have to add the western classic "Shane" also.
Doh! How did I forget SHANE? It's my fave movie of all time and (strangely) the only western I really like.

Well, what'll it be? Lemon, strawberry or lilac, sodbuster?
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How about the old classic "Dodsworth?"
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The best retirement movie I've seen recently is "Up."
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Yeah, “Up” is a good current one. For some reason, “The Road” pops into my head, the hero will never work for an employer again and is therefore retired? Great movie for the big screen, people just sat there when it was over, some grown men sitting alone blowing their noses.
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Retirement movies are really age movies, and movies about no longer being part of the dominant generation.

Retirement is entertaining yourself until you die. Often fun, but not particularly inspiring, to you or anyone else.

My absolute favorite is The Last Good Time.
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