7 Movies Like Old People You Must See

Netflix’s ‘Old People’ is a German horror drama film written and directed by Andy Fetscher. It follows Ella and her children, who return to Ella’s hometown for her sister’s wedding. They soon become targets of the zombie-possessed elders of the village. Ella and her family must fight for survival.

This film uses horror and slasher to address the topic of aging and comment on the mistreatment and abuse of the older generation. If you enjoyed the film’s mix of gore and sociocultural commentary, you must be looking for more such streaming options. We have put together a list of films similar to “Old People” that we believe you will enjoy. You can watch most of these movies, like ‘Old People, on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu!

7. Old (2021).

‘Old‘ is a thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film is loosely based on the Swiss graphic novel ‘Sandcastle’ by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. It is about a family who go on vacation to a remote island with their children. They soon discover that they are rapidly aging on a remote beach. Like ‘Old People,’ the film deals with the theme of aging but uses it to comment on a wide array of human issues. It is also less violent and has more suspense. Therefore, viewers who like thoughtful plots that progress slowly will enjoy ‘Old.’

6. The House of the Devil (2008)

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Written and directed by Ti West, ‘The House of the Devil’ is a horror film about a young college student, Samantha Hughes. Samantha accepts the job of babysitting an elderly patron, despite being cash strapped. She is confronted with horrifying situations when she moves into the large, private mansion. The film explores the effects of aging on a person and uses horror tropes to highlight the complex psychological state of the elderly, making it akin to ‘Old.’ Moreover, the action of both films is limited to one house. Therefore, viewers of ‘Old’ will feel at home in this twisted haunted house flick.

5. The Skeleton Key (2006)

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‘The Skeleton Key’ is a supernatural horror film directed by Iain Softley. It is the story of Caroline Ellis (Kate Hudson), who works as a nurse in New Orleans’ hospice. She also takes on the role of a caretaker at a remote plantation house, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. She soon finds herself in the middle of a supernatural mystery at her plantation. The film features elements such as creepy elders, supernatural curses, and a nursing home making it reminiscent of ‘Old People.’ The film brings a fresh take on the theme of aging through voodoo and black magic. Therefore, ‘The Skeleton Key’ will definitely entertain horror fans.

4. The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

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Adam Robitel’s directorial debut ‘The Taking of Deborah Logan‘ is a horror film about a documentary crew making a film about Alzheimer’s patients. They face unimaginable dangers when they discover something sinister while documenting the illness of a woman. The film is as eerie and spooky as ‘Old People,’ and Deborah Logan will remind some viewers of The Bride from the former film. The film uses found footage to add a unique visual style to the well-known horror tropes. Hence, viewers who liked ‘Old People’ will enjoy ‘The Taking of Deborah Logan.’

3. The Visit (2015)

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The second M. Night Shyamalan movie on this list is ‘The Visit,’ about two young siblings, Becca and Tyler, who live with their single divorced mother. The children travel to their mother’s hometown to meet their grandparents. They soon learn a dark secret about their grandparents that could threaten their lives. Like ‘Old People,’ the film centers on two siblings, a sister and a younger brother, who face horrifying circumstances. Moreover, both films explore the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren, making ‘The Visit’ an ideal pick for ‘Old People’ fans.

2. American Gothic (1988).

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Directed by John Hough, ‘American Gothic’ is a slasher film that follows a group of campers who travel to a remote island. They seek shelter with the island’s only residents, an elderly couple. As the homicidal couple begins to target them, the group quickly finds themselves fighting for their survival. The film presents a perfect take on the theme aging, and cleverly uses slasher tropes in order to create gory and frightening sequences. ‘American Gothic’ is not only a horror classic but one of the best films in the genre about elderly people. Hence, viewers who liked ‘Old People’ should check out ‘American Gothic.’

1. Relic (2020).

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‘Relic‘ is an Australian psychological horror film directed by Natalie Erika James. Kay and Sam are the main characters. The mother-daughter duo travels to Kay’s hometown to look after Kay’s elderly and demented mother. However, the duo soon notices that the mother’s erratic and disoriented behavior is related to a dark and sinister secret hidden inside the house. The premise and characters of the movie will instantly remind viewers of ‘Old People.’ It puts a fresh, enthralling, and bone-chilling spin on the theme of aging. For that reason, ‘Relic’ takes the top spot on this list!

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