Life & death movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant life & death movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, emotional, touching, intense, melancholic and dramatic films and TV shows about / with life & death, death, storytelling, mentor, destiny, catastrophe, sacrifice, life philosophy, beautiful scenery and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as life & death: Life of Pi (2012), The Fountain (2006), The Age of Adaline (2015), 127 Hours (2010), Now Is Good (2012), Final Destination (2000), Into the Wild (2007), The Revenant (2015), The Iron Lady (2011), Lost (2004).
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Lost
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
44 min.
 8.4
Forrest Gump
Drama, Romance
USA
142 min.
 8.8
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Manifest
Drama, Mystery
USA
43 min.
 7.7
Dunkirk
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
UK, Netherlands, France, USA
106 min.
 8.0

List of life & death movies

 7.9
 511K
Life of Pi
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: scenic, dramatic, colourful, philosophical, suspense ...
Plot: survival, life & death, beautiful scenery, storytelling, loneliness, young heroes, stranded, ocean or sea, life, tiger, philosophy, survivor ...
Place: india, pacific ocean, paris france, mexico, toronto ontario canada ...
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 7.3
 211K
The Fountain
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, melancholic, artsy, meditative, philosophical ...
Plot: love, life & death, tragic love, immortality, true love, death, cancer, multiple storylines, terminal illness, loneliness, power of love, fountain of youth ...
Time: future, 16th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, latin america, central america, guatemala
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The Age of Adaline
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Style: sentimental, romantic, dramatic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: immortality, aging, life & death, romance, loneliness, love and romance, love, life philosophy, destiny, miraculous event, love story, immortal ...
Time: 20th century, year 1937, year 1981, year 1954
Place: san francisco, california, arizona, oregon
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 7.6
 313K
127 Hours
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: uplifting, psychological, suspense, inspirational, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, isolation, human spirit, life & death, trapped, loneliness, life philosophy, wilderness, climbing, adventure, desert, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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 7.2
 31K
Now Is Good
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: touching, heartbreaking, sad, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: cancer, teenager, virginity, death, love story, relationships, life & death, last wish, fighting illness, dying, depression, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
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Final Destination
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, destiny, survival, life & death, supernatural, danger, youth, race against time, psychic, unlikely partners, group of friends, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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 8.1
 505K
Into the Wild
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, philosophical, captivating, melancholic, inspirational ...
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, survival, isolation, adventure, life & death, freedom, introspection, life philosophy, travel, loneliness, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1992 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, california, mexico ...
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 8.0
 575K
The Revenant
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, tense, melancholic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, revenge, vengeance, wilderness, violence, life & death, betrayal, violent, indians, beautiful scenery, old west, native americans ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 6.4
 93K
The Iron Lady
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.
Style: touching, factual, thought provoking, serious, sincere ...
Plot: politics, golden years, leadership, life & death, prime minister, political leader, female politician, world politics, alzheimer's disease, aging, idealism, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: england, london, europe, argentina
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 8.4
 438K
Lost
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, exciting, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: survival, island, plane crash, adventure, destiny, life & death, air disaster, danger, survivor, stranded on an island, stranded, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.2
 60K
Frozen
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, stranded, danger, ski lift, death, wilderness, stupidity, life & death, frostbite, youth, ski resort, animal attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The English Patient
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, tragic love, mysterious character, war, destiny, life & death, adultery, tragedy, obsession, love, star crossed lovers, compassion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1944 ...
Place: africa, europe, ethiopia, egypt, italy ...
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 7.2
 188K
Meet Joe Black
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, philosophical, sweet ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, dealing with death, father daughter relationship, life & death, love, love and romance, life philosophy, family relations, romance, impossible love, lifestyle change, unlikely relationship ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: sentimental, touching, dramatic, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: aging, life philosophy, love, impossible love, true love, loneliness, life & death, storytelling, destiny, existentialism, love and romance, puzzle ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, paris france, russia, english channel ...
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What Dreams May Come
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: surreal, emotional, philosophical, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: afterlife, redemption, family relations, heaven and hell, life & death, love, existentialism, life philosophy, sacrifice, true love, fantasy world, rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
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 7.4
 207K
The Bucket List
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, inspirational, compassionate, feel good ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, adventure, follow your dream, elderly, philosophy, life & death, unlikely friendships, journey, hospital, destiny, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, himalaya, taj mahal, africa, hong kong ...
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 8.5
 952K
The Green Mile
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: death row, death penalty, false accusation, sacrifice, philosophy, life philosophy, death sentence, justice, murder, good versus evil, supernatural ability, life & death ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 5.9
 34K
After.Life
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: psychological, bleak, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural, death, life & death, talking to the dead, dealing with death, danger, mentor, psychology, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: melancholic, meditative, stylized, scenic, philosophical ...
Plot: redemption, human nature, life philosophy, isolation, philosophy, buddhist monk, mentor, guilt, life changing experience, life, life & death, solitude ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea
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 6.7
 104K
City of Angels
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sincere, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, afterlife, angel, couple relations, life & death, destiny, love, fall in love, life philosophy, fish out of water, love and romance, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.6
 260K
Seven Pounds
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: compassionate, emotional, touching, sentimental, sad ...
Plot: self sacrifice, sacrifice, redemption, life & death, life philosophy, hopes, existentialism, fall in love, tragic event, life changing experience, secret, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.8
 102K
If I Stay
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love, dealing with death, life & death, teenager, family drama, hospital, love and romance, family relations, supernatural, loss of family, teenage girl, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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 7.1
 173K
Everest
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: based on true events, realistic, dramatic, scenic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mountain climbing, survival, stranded, climbing, beautiful scenery, tragedy, adventure, death, death of protagonist, adventurer, forces of nature, life & death ...
Time: year 1996, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mount everest, asia, himalaya, nepal, texas
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 8.5
 604K
The Pianist
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, compassionate, suspense, harsh, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, jewish, anti semitism, ghetto, nazi, genocide, violence, wartime, world war two, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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 6.7
 337K
In Time
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, stylized, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, time, survival, future dystopia, immortality, class differences, race against time, existentialism, revenge, life & death, greed, life philosophy ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.5
 318K
Cloud Atlas
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. ...
Style: non-linear, philosophical, atmospheric, futuristic, intellectual ...
Plot: destiny, reincarnation, multiple storylines, human nature, life philosophy, existentialism, justice, wisdom of life, human existence, love, karma, sacrifice ...
Time: future, 19th century, 1930s, 30s, 70s ...
Place: hawaii, south korea, seoul
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 7.7
 676K
Gravity
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, space travel, isolation, space program, trapped in space, astronaut, outer space, spacecraft, life & death, sacrifice, space station, survivor ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: houston texas
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 7.0
 172K
Ghost
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sweet, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: ghost, afterlife, romance, love, supernatural, murder, betrayal, love story, unlikely couple, impossible love, life & death, supernatural romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Life Is Beautiful
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: tragicomedy, sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, protecting from truth, father son relationship, courage, optimism, protective parent, survival, fascism, human spirit, life philosophy, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, italy, poland, tuscany
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 8.4
 953K
American Beauty
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: dramatic, realistic, melancholic, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, parenthood, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, depression, loneliness, family problems, life philosophy, obsession, teenage life, existentialism ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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melancholic
melancholic movies
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring 2003
8.1
The Fountain 2006
7.3
The Revenant 2015
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Demolition 2015
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American Beauty 1999
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life philosophy
life philosophy movies
The Intouchables 2011
8.5
Good Will Hunting 1997
8.3
The Island 2006
8.0
Forrest Gump 1994
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Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears 1980
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storytelling
storytelling movies
Life of Pi 2012
7.9
Memoirs of a Geisha 2005
7.4
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005
6.7
Changeling 2008
7.8
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002
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mentor
mentor movies
Kung Fu Panda 2008
7.6
Peaceful Warrior 2006
7.3
The Matrix 1999
8.7
Black Swan 2010
8.0
Doctor Strange 2016
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catastrophe
catastrophe movies
Colossal 2016
6.2
The Mist 2007
7.2
Ice Age: Collision Course 2016
5.7
The Grey 2011
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dialogue
dialogue movies
What Men Talk About 3 2018
6.4
Impulse 2018
7.5
Unfriended 2014
5.6
The Big Lebowski 1998
8.1
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runaway
runaway movies
Catch Me If You Can 2002
8.1
Papillon 1973
8.0
The Crossing 2018
7.3
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000
7.8
Chicken Run 2000
7.0
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loneliness
loneliness movies
Her 2013
8.0
The Great Gatsby 2013
7.3
Life of Pi 2012
7.9
WALL·E 2008
8.4
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