AARP The Magazine announced in January that they were giving the film Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit their seal of approval for their list of “Movies For Grownups”, and now they’ve revealed their full list of movies from the past year.
The film list began as a way for the organization to single out movies that can be enjoyed by an audience aged 50+, and they even have their own awards list, the winners of which will be announced in January.
“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. 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,” said Bob Love, Editor-In-Chief.
This year’s top ten list is as follows:
Cold In July
Get On Up
Love Is Strange
The Theory of Everything
Films with the seal have the option of choosing different promotional packages paid for by the organization, an added bonus. The “Movies For Grownups” idea has sparked other awards shows and film festivals, giving the AARP bigger clout when it comes to their recommendations.
“From Paramount’s side, it makes total sense to target mature adults because they’re becoming a bigger and bigger force at the box office in terms of ticket sales,” said Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com.