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 touching, serious, melancholic, interesting, thought provoking and intense films and TV shows about / with life & death, death, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, destiny, dialogue, life philosophy, redemption and first contact plots mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as life & death: The Book of Life (2014), The Sixth Sense (1999), Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), Coco (2017), Soul (2020), Final Destination (2000), In Time (2011), What Dreams May Come (1998), After.Life (2009), Cloud Atlas (2012).

List of life & death movies

The Book of Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must ...
Style: exciting, touching, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: life & death, adventure, hopes, destiny, love and romance, true love, bullfighting, imaginary, fall in love, escapades, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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 8.1
 938K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mystery, afterlife, death, psychology, supernatural ability, psychic, psychic power, paranormal phenomena, psychiatrist, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, loyalty, friends, loneliness, loss of friend, death, pets, animals, human animal relationship, life & death, owner dog relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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: captivating, sentimental, dramatic, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: life philosophy, impossible love, love and romance, aging, true love, tragic love, life & death, child as adult, adult as child, existentialism, journey, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, pearl harbor, new york ...
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 8.4
 425K
Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, funny, colourful, feel good ...
Plot: disney, life after death, boy, childhood, family, musician, fantasy world, life & death, singer, child protagonist, skeleton, afterlife ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico
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 8.1
 272K
Soul (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, philosophical, uplifting ...
Plot: meaning of life, self discovery, life & death, acceptance, musician, life, teaching the ways of the world, jazz, lifestyle change, life after death, afterlife, death ...
Place: new york
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In Another World With My Smartphone (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After dying as a result of God's mistake, the main character finds himself in a parallel world, where he begins his second life. His only possessions are the body that God gave back to him and a smartphone that works even in this new world. As ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, light
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: parallel world, harem, magic, obsessive quest, travel, life after death, smartphone, life & death, new life, friends, romance, fantasy world ...
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Final Destination (2000)
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: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, characters killed one by one, death, danger, supernatural, psychic, youth, life & death, survival, race against time, freak accident, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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 6.7
 382K
In Time (2011)
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, serious, suspense, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, dystopic future, time, race against time, class differences, distopia, society, fighting the system, love, social differences, on the run ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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What Dreams May Come (1998)
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: philosophical, touching, surreal, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: afterlife, redemption, heaven and hell, life philosophy, hell, loss of child, life & death, husband wife reunion, family relations, painting, love, destiny ...
Time: 90s
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 5.9
 38K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, 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: mind bending, bleak, psychological, twist ending, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, life & death, mysterious character, mystery, couple relations, dealing with death, danger, supernatural, wheelchair, talking to the dead, death, crying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.4
 351K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, China
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: thought provoking, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: life philosophy, destiny, reincarnation, dystopic future, human nature, life & death, distopia, death, karma, multiple storylines, love and romance, supernatural ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: san francisco, hawaii, seoul, south korea
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 7.2
 226K
Meet Joe Black (1998)
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, philosophical, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, supernatural romance, dealing with death, mysterious character, family relations, afterlife, love at first sight, life & death, millionaire, supernatural, lifestyle change, impossible love ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Age of Adaline (2015)
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: romantic, touching, dramatic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, immortality, love, love story, loneliness, immortal, impossible love, miraculous event, supernatural romance, destiny, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, year 1933, year 1929, year 1981, year 1952 ...
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
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 6.2
 170K
Deep Impact (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian ...
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, natural disaster, astronaut, nasa, catastrophe, tsunami, evacuation, extinction, self sacrifice, life & death, save the world, disaster film ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: houston texas, miami, missouri, west virginia, new york ...
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 6.7
 116K
City of Angels (1998)
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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, afterlife, fall in love, romance, supernatural romance, heaven and hell, fallen angel, life & death, fish out of water, love and romance, human nature, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
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Saga of Tanya the Evil (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: On the front lines of the war, there is a little girl. Blond hair, blue eyes, and porcelain white skin, she commands her squad with lisping voice. Her name is Tanya Degurechaff. But in reality, she is one of Japan's most elite salarymen, reborn ...
Style: thought provoking, exciting, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: death, military, danger, life & death, parallel world, war, soldier, dishonesty, magic, vengeance, brutality, redemption ...
Time: 1910s
Place: japan, germany, europe
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A Dog's Purpose (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A dog goes on quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners.
Style: touching, sentimental, sweet, sad, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dog, reincarnation, animals, talking animals, dog movie, human animal relationship, police dog, life & death, transformation, happy ending, life philosophy, pet owner relationship ...
Time: 1990s, 1960s, 2010s, 70s, 90s ...
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 6.6
 27K
Midnight Sun (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Katie, a 17-year-old, has been sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance.
Style: romantic, sincere, sentimental, touching, sweet
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night
Plot: teen romance, teenage love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, terminal illness, first love, star crossed lovers, true love, best friend, near death experience, follow your dream, life & death, tragic love ...
Place: seattle washington, seattle
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Resurrection: Ertugrul (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Ertuğrul Bey and the Knights Templar in the 13th century Alba and step and step with the struggle against brutal Mongols depicts the process of establishing the Ottoman principality.
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: historical character, betrayal, vengeance, adventure, rivalry, heroes, life & death, military coup, war, crime, father son relationship, twists & turns ...
Time: 14th century, 13th century
Place: turkey
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 7.7
 63K
Limitless (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Limitless, based on the feature film, picks up where the movie left off and follows Brian Sinclair as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI.
Style: captivating, light, humorous, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: intelligence, fbi, young man, experimental drug, life & death, addiction, mystery, murder mystery, chase, crime, new job, female agent ...
Place: new york
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I Still See You (2018)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Bella Thorne stars in this spellbinding and romantic supernatural thriller. Ten years after an apocalyptic event left the world haunted by ghosts, Roni (Thorne) receives a threatening message from beyond the grave. Joining forces with a mysterious ...
Style: mysterious, suspense, enigmatic, macabre, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, paranormal phenomena, post apocalypse, death, teenage girl, life & death, murder, secrets, young adult, high school, teenage boy ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 6.3
 24K
Cat's Eye (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three short stories by shock-meister Stephen King are linked by a stray cat that roams from one tale to the next in this creepy triptych that begins as Dick (James Woods) tries to quit smoking by any means necessary. Next, we meet Johnny, an ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, macabre, anthology ...
Plot: monster, life & death, cure, cat, girl, danger, dishonesty, couple relations, supernatural, child in peril, gambling, bet ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city, new york, atlantic city new jersey
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 6.1
 16K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love story, cancer, life & death, leukemia, doctors, couple relations, fall in love, social differences, parents and children, human nature, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
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The English Patient (1996)
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, romantic, sentimental, erotic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, world war two, war, mysterious character, love story, adultery, stranded, beautiful scenery, expedition, power of love, loss of loved one, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944 ...
Place: italy, libya, sahara, egypt, cairo egypt ...
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 7.3
 74K
Youth (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy, France, UK, Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: YOUTH explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena, Mick is intent on finishing ...
Style: meditative, melancholic, talky, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: screenwriter, composer, adultery, aging, vacation, life, nude swimming, life & death, old friends, friendship, surrealism, suicide ...
Time: 2010s
Place: venice, switzerland, alps, swiss alps
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 7.7
 3K
91 Days (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: During Prohibition, the law held no power and the mafia ruled the town. The story takes place in Lawless, a town thriving on black market sales of illicitly brewed liquor. Avilio returns to Lawless after some time away, following the murder of his ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: mafia, gangsters, tragedy, gunfight, betrayal, murder, violence, brutality, family, prohibition era, life & death, crime boss ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, united states
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
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: philosophical, melancholic, meditative, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: existentialism, buddhism, buddhist monk, life, meditation, human nature, philosophy, monk, teachers and students, guilt, life changing experience, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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 7.9
 597K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Mexico, Canada, France, India
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: philosophical, captivating, motivational, scenic, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, hopes, journey, beautiful scenery, storytelling, adventure, teenage boy, stranded, lost at sea, ocean, ocean or sea, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, paris france, montreal, pacific ocean, montreal quebec ...
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Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When George and her colleagues get a new boss whose focus is on moving souls quickly and enjoying life without consequences, the team begins to break the strict reaper rules. While her friends fall victim to their desires for money, success, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, coma, suicide, supernatural, dark humor, life & death, boss and employee, family life, workplace situations, dealing with death, deadly, workplace ...
Time: future
Place: new jersey
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