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Care in Film

Discover films that embrace health and social care topics in a variety of ways. From creative action and sci-fi to soul lifting comedy. Dramas and biographies to inspirational documentaries. There’s sure to be something for everyone here. Due to the unpredictable nature and content management of modern day streaming services, we’re unable to link you directly with where to purchase/rent these movies, however we have linked you directly to their IMDb page which has more up to date information on ‘how to watch’. 

Action/Thriller

A retired police inspector is stricken with Alzheimer's and decides to move into a residential clinic where he is puzzled by the sudden deaths of several patients. - IMDB

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Biography

The Iron Lady

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene. - IMDB

True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease. - IMDB

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Comedy

I Care A Lot

A crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meets her match when a woman she tries to swindle turns out to be more than she first appears. - IMDB

Before You Know It

A pair of sisters find out that the mother they thought was dead is alive and starring on a soap opera. - IMDB

At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Composer Giuseppe Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean (Dame Maggie Smith), an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. - IMDB

Play the Game

A young ladies' man teaches his dating tricks to his lonely, widowed grandfather, and plays his best mind games to meet the woman of his dreams. - IMDB

The Savages

A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father. - IMDB

How About You

A young British woman struggling with the direction of her life spends Christmas watching over a retirement home filled with demanding residents. - IMDB

Assisted Living

"Assisted Living" chronicles a day in the life of Todd, a janitor who "Assisted Living" is shot and staged in a real nursing home and gains - IMDB

Assisted Fishing

A lifelong loser dreams of finding fame and fortune by beating his arch-rival in a big fishing tournament. In order to win, he'll need the help of some unlikely heroes - A group of eccentric seniors who live in an abusive nursing home. - IMDB

The Wendell Baker Story

Luke Wilson plays a good-hearted ex-con who gets a job in a retirement hotel. Three elderly residents help him win back his girlfriend as he lends them a hand in fighting hotel corruption. - IMDB

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Documentary

Alive Inside

Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. - IMDB

Next Year Jerusalem

Examining life at life's end is the poignant subtext of 'Next Year in Jerusalem,' a poetic journey at once metaphorical and literal. Eight nursing home residents are given one last great adventure, a trip to Israel. The film documents the intricate planning through the journey itself: a physical and emotional challenge and ultimately, a transformational life experience. - IMDB

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Drama/Romance

Still Alice

A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.

The Father

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality - IMDB

An astonishing cocktail of friendship, resistance and life set among the unexpected landscape of an elderly care facility. - IMDB

Reach for Me

Dying is hell - and Alvin's going to make sure everyone knows it. Academy Award nominees Seymour Cassell & Alfre Woodard star. AARP Movies for Grownups Award-winner. - IMDB

Is Anybody There/

A lonely boy who lives in his parents' home for the elderly explores his obsession with the afterlife through his friendship with an aging magician. - IMDB

The Notebook

A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences. - IMDB

Still Mine

An elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home. - IMDB

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Sci-fi/Fantasy

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor. - IMDB

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