Intergenerational Movies

Check out our new play list of exciting and interesting movies which features stories of connecting different generations, from time travel to music to sport, there is a film for everyone.

Just watching an older movie again like Back to the Future you will remember how much fun it was and so very intergenerational. Or you may be watching it for the first time! And some of you may like the Lego version.

There are so many movies with intergenerational themes. Watching these films will show how generations can connect and share common values, cumulative knowledge, experience, and culture essential to human development. In the face of global aging, changing family structures, family separations, economic insecurity, and political trends pitting young and old against each other, intergenerational solidarity is now, more than ever, a pressing need. As such these films may serve to bring generations together and can stimulate intellectual and emotional connections between generations by representing intergenerational solidarity. For example, Disney films, which have shown a long-time commitment to variously highlighting, and then conservatively healing, fissures between generations, with many showing young collaborating with old, the living working alongside the dead. The films also create a sense of generational intelligence and empathy towards those of a different age.

There are lots of excellent movies about family relationships but movies about unrelated people who create their own families are more unusual. We have complied a list of intergenerational films that you may want to watch, you can probably think of other films with this theme and we would be delighted if you let us know of any that are not on the list.

Whatever your mood, we’ve got something on this list for you and yours to make you laugh, maybe shed a tear or two. Read the list here and watch a few trailers to give you an idea, and have some fun.