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

List of life & death movies

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: 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, animals, loyalty, friends, life & death, family, pets, human animal relationship, loneliness, death, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
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 8.1
 891K
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, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mystery, psychology, afterlife, death, supernatural ability, psychic power, psychiatrist, psychic, life & death, psychologist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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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: touching, philosophical, sentimental, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, impossible love, tragic love, true love, life philosophy, aging, life & death, child as adult, odd, existentialism, adult as child, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic ocean, france ...
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The Book of Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
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: adventure, life & death, fall in love, hopes, destiny, true love, imaginary, escapades, bullfighting, love triangle, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.7
 362K
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, philosophical, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, dystopic future, race against time, society, fighting the system, time, social differences, class differences, love and romance, on the run, chase ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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 5.9
 36K
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, twist ending, bleak, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, life & death, mysterious character, danger, couple relations, dealing with death, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.4
 348K
Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
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, feel good, captivating, funny ...
Plot: disney, life after death, boy, childhood, musician, singer, fantasy world, life & death, music, family, child protagonist, guitar ...
Time: year 2017
Place: mexico
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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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, danger, death, characters killed one by one, psychic, youth, survival, air disaster, supernatural, race against time, life & death, freak accident ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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Saga of Tanya the Evil (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: war, life & death, death, heroes, danger, military, violence, catastrophe, soldier, magic, dishonesty, vengeance ...
Time: 1910s
Place: germany, japan, europe
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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, surreal, touching, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, hell, loss of child, family relations, life & death, life philosophy, parents and children, redemption, painting, paradise, husband wife reunion ...
Time: 90s
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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, sad, sentimental, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dog, reincarnation, animals, police dog, human animal relationship, dog movie, life & death, transformation, happy ending, adaptation, talking animals, love ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 80s, 1960s, 1990s ...
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 7.2
 209K
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, philosophical, sentimental, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, supernatural romance, dealing with death, mysterious character, family relations, afterlife, millionaire, life & death, love at first sight, supernatural, mentor, lifestyle change ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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In Another World With My Smartphone (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: entertaining, exciting, captivating, light
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: harem, love, romance, travel, obsessive quest, life after death, friends, danger, parallel world, fantasy world, life & death, super strength ...
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 7.4
 339K
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, atmospheric, psychological, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: destiny, life philosophy, reincarnation, human nature, death, life & death, dystopic future, love and romance, supernatural, tribe, graphic violence, human existence ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: san francisco, hawaii, seoul, south korea
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 6.2
 159K
Deep Impact (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, 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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, natural disaster, nasa, astronaut, catastrophe, save the world, extinction, self sacrifice, life & death, astronomer, tsunami, evacuation ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., tucson arizona, paris france, langley virginia, manhattan new york city ...
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Resurrection: Ertugrul (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
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, stylized, tense, brutal ...
Plot: historical character, betrayal, adventure, war, vengeance, rivalry, heroes, life & death, crime, military coup, twists & turns, father son relationship ...
Time: 14th century
Place: turkey
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 61K
Limitless (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, life & death, addiction, taking a pill, crime, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, new job, chase, experimental drug, murder mystery ...
Place: new york
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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: world war two, tragic love, love story, expedition, mysterious character, stranded, war, love and romance, power of love, loss of loved one, adultery, destiny ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1944 ...
Place: ethiopia, italy, libya, egypt, cairo egypt ...
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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, enigmatic, suspense, macabre, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, death, paranormal phenomena, ghost, post apocalypse, murder, life & death, teenage girl, high school, dead, young adult, secrets ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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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: meditative, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, buddhist monk, redemption, meditation, monk, solitude, teachers and students, existentialism, mentor, human nature, guilt, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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 6.7
 112K
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, supernatural romance, romance, fall in love, heaven and hell, fish out of water, fallen angel, life & death, love and romance, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
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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, emotional, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, immortality, love, romance, love story, loneliness, impossible love, miraculous event, immortal, destiny, single mother, aging ...
Time: 20th century, year 2014, year 1956, year 1954, year 1981 ...
Place: san francisco, california, arizona, oregon, england
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A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.
Style: emotional, touching, fairy tale, compassionate, tear jerker ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, monster, dark fantasy, childhood, storytelling, family, tree, nightmare, imagination, life & death, truth, bullying ...
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Riding the Bullet (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1969, Alan Parker (Jackson) is a young artist, studying at the University of Maine. He becomes obsessed with death, and believing he is losing his girlfriend, Jessica (Christensen), he tries to commit suicide on his birthday but his friends ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, intense, talky ...
Plot: hitchhiker, halloween, destiny, on the road, psychopath, life & death, deadly, obsession, hospital, death wish, road trip, death ...
Time: contemporary, year 1969, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, maine
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 15K
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, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, leukemia, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, social differences, human nature, parents and children, unfulfillment, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
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 6.3
 22K
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, cat, cure, girl, danger, couple relations, dishonesty, life & death, supernatural, child in peril, bet, gambling ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, new york
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 5.7
 239K
Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
Style: captivating, biblical, exciting, epic, suspense ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, chaos, angel, god, forces of nature, christianity, adventure, human nature, god or devil, end of the world, chosen one ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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 6.6
 34K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: emotional, romantic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, couples, destiny, true love, moral dilemma, romance, friendship, life & death, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 1946, year 1988
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
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A Thousand Words (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack McCall is a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis) for his own selfish purposes. But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack’s life comes unglued after a ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, inspirational, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace, life turned upside down, family relations, change of heart, liar, literary agent, imaginary, introspection, curses spells and rituals, life & death, husband wife relationship, communication problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 7.9
 568K
Life of Pi (2012)
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: motivational, captivating, scenic, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: survival, hopes, storytelling, beautiful scenery, adventure, teenage boy, ocean or sea, human nature, life, journey, lost at sea, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, toronto ontario canada, mexico, paris france, pacific ocean ...
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