45 of The Best Cougar Movies

Cougar movies rock! A lot of my favorite movies just happen to center around older woman younger man relationships.

Here’s my big list of cougar movies, with a few you may not have heard of…

1. Tadpole

Tadpole is a very taboo film! Oscar, a young man, comes home from his fancy French school and falls in love with his cardiologist stepmother who is played by the beautiful Sigourney Weaver. He also has sexual trysts with her best friend.

In the film, Oscar just doesn’t have any interest in girls his own age, preferring those with an intelligence that matches his own.

2. My Tutor

Crispin Glover stars as the cub in the 1983 classic, My Tutor. He is 18 years old and about to head off to college when he falls in love with his older French tutor.

His goal for the summer was supposed to be to lose his virginity, a pact he had made with friends. At the start, he has a love interest his own age, but as soon as he meets tutor Terry, his affinity for the college girl fades.

3. White Palace

Susan Sarandon plays a middle-aged woman who works at a fast-food restaurant, where she falls in love with a twenty-something ad executive. Their unlikely connection makes for a very steamy romance, as is evidenced by the poster for White Palace which features the couple half-dressed in an intimate embrace.

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4. Laurel Canyon

In Laurel Canyon, record producer Jane is making her cub boyfriend’s album. The age discrepancy isn’t really the focus, and that’s why we love it! They’re just a normal couple who happen to be a cougar and a cub. This movie has sizzle, featuring Jane’s son’s fiancé engaging in a skinny-dipping threesome.

5. The Good Girl

In The Good Girl a small-town clerk, played by Jennifer Aniston, sarks an affair with a stock boy who imagines himself as an incarnation of Holden Caulfield.

6. How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Successful stockbroker Stella finds a young islander, Winston Shakespeare, to take her mind off her busy life back in New York, in How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

7. Class

Hot and steamy meets awkward. In Class, a Rich city boy pushes his naive country friend into losing his virginity, only to find out his mother is in on the action.

8. Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude prove you’re never too old to be a cougar! Harold, a very young, rich, death-obsessed boy finds a new kind of love and life with Maude, an eccentric septuagenarian. Soundtrack by Cat Stevens.

9. Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard is old-time glamour at its best. A former Hollywood film star hopes to revive her career with the help of a younger hack screenwriter.

10. The Graduate

The Graduate is a must-see for all cougars and cubs. Benjamin Braddock is seduced by Mrs. Robinson, his father’s business partner, but then falls in love with her daughter.

35 More Cougar Movies by Decade

As you can see more and more cougar movies have been made over the years.

Cougar Movies of the 60s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Cougar Movies of the 70s

40 Carats, Summer of 42, In Praise of Older Women, Tim

Cougar Movies of the 80s

A Tiger’s Tale, Bull Durham, Losin’ It, A Night in Heaven, Risky Business, Moonstruck, Diva, Meeting Venus, Private Lessons, Chances Are

Cougar Movies of the 90s

Afterglow, Impromtu, The Love Letter, All Things Fair, Alice and Martin, The Pallbearer

2000s Cougar Movies

Being Julia, The Rebound, Notes on a Scandal, Unfaithful, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Prime, Sex and the City, The Rebound, The Mother, Life as a House, Far From Heaven, Cougar Club, Chéri, Lovely and Amazing

What am I missing? What’s your favorite cougar movie?

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