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Annual Awards

The Big Night

AARP’s 2017 Movies for Grownups Awards

Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and Denzel celebrate the year’s best films

Career Achievement Award

Morgan Freeman: 2016 Career Achievement Honoree

The five-time Oscar nominee's acting career has spanned six decades playing characters who, in the face of catastrophe and conflict, step forward as the much-needed grown-up in the room


Michael Douglas Receives 2015 Honor

The two-time Oscar winner and Hollywood legend honored for a career spanning five decades

Kevin Costner Gets 2014 Honor

Artist, entrepreneur, actor Kevin Costner has bested his critics, building a life for the long haul with family first and Hollywood still calling.

2016 Movies for Grownups Award Winners

The 2016 Movies for Grownups Awards — chosen by the editors of AARP The Magazine — go to an array of actors, films and filmmakers whose work has particular relevance to a 50-plus audience

Loving (trailer)

Fences (trailer)

20th Century Women (trailer)

Manchester by the Sea (trailer)

About Us

AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards were established to celebrate and encourage films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind—and to recognize the inspiring artists who make them

Movies for Grownups