Some say they just don’t make movies like they used to – and, well, they may be right. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still new, enjoyable movies coming out from time to time. Sure, we can always fall back on the classics, but why not check out some new ones, too?
While, yes, many movies these days are geared towards younger audiences, not all of them are. In fact, there are even some great, newer films with characters in which we can still feel invested. Here are a few of our favorites.
1. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018; Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Julie Walters)
If you haven’t already seen the 2008 film based on the musical, you’ll likely want to watch that one, too. A fun and whimsical romp, Here We Go Again is the follow-up to the original romantic musical comedy. The ensemble cast includes those mentioned above as well as Christine Baranski, Cher, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and many more.
2. Las Vegas (2013; Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline)
If you’ve heard of The Hangover, this film is a lot like that, only for an older crowd. Four men hold a bachelor party in Las Vegas for the last remaining single guy in the group. Expecting to relive their glory days, they soon realize a lot has changed.
3. Mary Poppins Returns (In Theaters December 19, 2018; Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury)
It’s the sequel we’ve all been waiting decades for – the return of the magical nanny, Mary Poppins! We think Emily Blunt was a truly superb casting choice as well.
4. The Intern (2015; Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway)
A seventy-year-old widower becomes bored with retirement and sets out to get back in the workforce. He soon becomes a senior intern, working for an online fashion retailer. He soon proves that experience really never does get old.
5. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018, Alden Ehenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke)
Take a trip back in time to before Han Solo joined the rebellion. This exciting adventure takes us back to when he first meets Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian.