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“Gravity,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Nebraska” are among this year’s Top 10 Movies for Grownups, according to AARP The Magazine – whose annual Movies for Grownups Awards honor outstanding writing, acting, and filmmaking with distinct relevance to the 50+ audience.

The top 10 list features thoughtful films with timeless entertainment value and a particular appeal for grownup audiences. The films are selected by the editors of AARP The Magazine.

“As award season nears, AARP The Magazine reflects on the best films of the year that resonate with a 50+ audience,” said Bob Love, Editor-in-Chief of AARP The Magazine.  “We’ve seen a shift this year in that some of the most successful films at the box office were stories appealing to this mature crowd. There’s been a resurgence of interest in older actors in standout roles and 50+ directors behind the camera—and we are thrilled to see the change.”

Recognizing filmmakers 50+ who continue to do innovative risk-taking work, 50+ actors and actresses offering increasingly compelling performances, and big-screen explorations of topics that resonate specifically with the 50+ audience, AARP The Magazine’s editors selected the following Top 10 Movies for Grownups in 2013:
• “12 Years a Slave”
• “All Is Lost”
• “Captain Phillips”
• “Dallas Buyers Club”
• “Enough Said”
• “Gravity”
• “Nebraska”
• “Philomena”
• “Saving Mr. Banks”
• “The Butler”

In addition, AARP has announced the winners in the annual Movies for Grownups Awards, recognized as a bellwether for the Academy Awards. Categories include Best Actor, Actress and Director, in addition to a few unique offerings like “Best Grownup Love Story,” “Best Buddy Picture,” and “Best Time Capsule Movie.”

See the complete lineup at



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