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16 Movies That Prove Women Over 50 Are Living Their Best Chapter Yet

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Hello, Hollywood! It’s time to wake up and remember that there are women out there over 50 and thriving in this season of life. Just look at Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, and Halle Berry… do we need to go on? There are so many actresses just hitting their stride and they are working well into their 80s. That’s why we are getting films like Moving On with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin (out on March 17) because there are so many stories to be told.

Fonda is one A-list star who has leaned into the narrative that women are still sexual beings and frankly, are quite good in bed as they age. “Women, I think, tend to get better because they lose their fear of saying what they need,” she told Andy Cohen. “But when we get older, it’s like: ‘No, I know what I want. Give me what I want.’” That’s why rom-coms, featuring people over the age of 50 tend to do so well at the box office. We are talking about an underrepresented community.

And movies are now showing women in their second half of life as action heroes, romantic leads, and comic foils — it’s their best chapter yet. The latest crop of films, from Magic Mike’s Last Dance to The Woman King, prove that 50 is the new 30 and we won’t have it any other way. So, check out this list of films that highlight how women are just getting started in this stage of life — you know Miranda Priestly is still working hard at Vogue — and learn that aging gracefully is a privilege that we should all embrace and look forward to.

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