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 thought provoking, touching, inspirational, emotional, interesting and intense films and TV shows about / with life & death, death, mentor, life philosophy, storytelling, destiny, redemption, catastrophe, sacrifice and dialogue 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: The Age of Adaline (2015), Cloud Atlas (2012), City of Angels (1998), The Sixth Sense (1999), What Dreams May Come (1998), The Revenant (2015), Soul (2020), Coco (2017), Life Is Beautiful (1997), After.Life (2009).

List of life & death movies

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, atmospheric, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: aging, true love, life & death, life philosophy, child as adult, love and romance, existentialism, destiny, tragic love, impossible love, puzzle, journey ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, pearl harbor, new york, france ...
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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, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: immortality, love, romance, love story, immortal, life & death, loneliness, aging, love and romance, miraculous event, supernatural, supernatural romance ...
Time: future, 20th century, year 1952, year 1981, year 1937 ...
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
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 7.4
 363K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, futuristic, surreal, enigmatic ...
Plot: distopia, reincarnation, dystopic future, destiny, life & death, multiple storylines, life philosophy, human nature, karma, tribe, post apocalypse, utopia ...
Time: future, 20th century, year 1975, year 1936, distant future ...
Place: san francisco, belgium, seoul, south korea, hawaii
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 6.7
 122K
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: romantic, sentimental, sincere, sad, tear jerker ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: afterlife, angel, romance, life & death, fall in love, heaven and hell, supernatural romance, love and romance, love, destiny, life philosophy, love story ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
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 8.2
 990K
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, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: twists and turns, ghost, afterlife, supernatural, mystery, psychology, death, psychiatrist, plot twist, life & death, boy, psychic power ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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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: surreal, philosophical, inspirational, touching, cerebral ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, life philosophy, life & death, redemption, death, metaphysics, true love, destiny, husband wife reunion, heaven, love ...
Time: 90s
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 8.0
 802K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA
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, harsh, scenic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, bear attack, snow, adventure, winter, life & death, obsessive quest, lone hero, bravery ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 8.0
 328K
Soul (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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: philosophical, sincere, touching, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: self discovery, life after death, meaning of life, afterlife, lifestyle change, life, acceptance, life & death, jazz, following a dream, teaching the ways of the world, musician ...
Time: future
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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 8.4
 505K
Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 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: feel good, touching, sincere, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, preschoolers, chick flick
Plot: day of the dead, afterlife, family, life & death, life after death, disney, childhood, memory, music, boy, betrayal, adventure ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico
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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: buddhism, coming of age, buddhist monk, isolation, guilt, existentialism, life, meditation, life & death, monk, buddhist, nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, 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: inspirational, touching, emotional, sentimental, tragicomedy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, jewish, nazi, human spirit, life philosophy, life & death, nazism, survival, fascism, love ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: italy, europe, poland, tuscany
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 5.9
 39K
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, psychological, bleak, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: afterlife, life & death, mysterious character, twists and turns, mystery, psychology, supernatural, dealing with death, death, mentor, adaptation, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, sad, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dog, friendship, animals, loyalty, human animal relationship, loss of friend, loneliness, life & death, pets, friends, death, family ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
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St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor to the Poor (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Giuseppe Moscati, Doctor saint of Naples, was a doctor of the early twentieth century, from an aristocratic family devoted his career to serving the poor. The film focuses on the human side, partially leaving aside the spiritual part.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, inspirational, uplifting ...
Plot: belief in god, life & death, hopes, redemption, unconventional method, compassion, hospital, life philosophy, doctors and patients, doctor, meaning of life, clinic ...
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 8.6
 1.3M
The Green Mile (1999)
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: touching, emotional, sad, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: prison, death row, convict, magic realism, false accusation, supernatural, electric chair, death sentence, life philosophy, justice, execution, healing power ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1999, year 1935, 90s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
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: touching, emotional, dark fantasy, compassionate, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: bullying, loneliness, terminal illness, childhood, monster, imagination, life & death, courage, depression, destiny, single mother, nightmare ...
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 7.2
 243K
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, sentimental, philosophical, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, family outing
Plot: love and romance, afterlife, dealing with death, life philosophy, love, life & death, love at first sight, mysterious character, supernatural romance, family relations, lifestyle change, supernatural ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 630K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada, India, France
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, motivational, visually appealing, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: survival, ocean, human animal relationship, adventure, stranded, loneliness, life, animals, beautiful scenery, survivor, hopes, journey ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, montreal, mexico ...
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 6.7
 413K
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, suspense, philosophical, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: time, distopia, immortality, fighting the system, love, wealth, dystopic future, future dystopia, social differences, class differences, race against time, love story ...
Time: future, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: romantic, emotional, sentimental, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, adultery, war, tragic love, love story, betrayal, beautiful scenery, love, life & death, stranded, desert, mysterious character ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1942, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: sahara, italy, africa, egypt, cairo egypt ...
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 7.1
 219K
Ghost (1990)
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: romantic, sentimental, touching, sweet, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: ghost, afterlife, love story, love, romance, death, love and romance, life & death, supernatural, supernatural romance, betrayal, psychic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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 8.8
 2.1M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: inspirational, touching, feel good, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, family outing, teens, chick flick ...
Plot: love, mentally challenged, life philosophy, philosophy, vietnam war, destiny, human spirit, rise to the top, journey, selflessness, courage, life & death ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, alabama, new york ...
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 7.7
 4K
91 Days (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, History, 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: suspense, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: tragedy, betrayal, gunfight, crime boss, mafia, life & death, murder, gangsters, family, brutality, anger, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.6
 32K
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: sincere, romantic, sad, heartbreaking, compassionate ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, teen romance, first love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, true love, best friend, star crossed lovers, teenager, life & death, follow your dream, teenage girl ...
Place: seattle
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 6.0
 57K
Circle (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Could you trust a jury of your peers with your life? The contestants of a mysterious death game must make harrowing decisions as they strategize for survival in this psychological sci-fi thriller.
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: morality, survival, twists and turns, execution, prejudice, plot twist, life & death, death, stranger, survival horror, game of death, sole survivor ...
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 6.2
 180K
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: suspense, futuristic, touching, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: natural disaster, disaster, end of the world, catastrophe, nasa, extinction, save the world, president, apocalypse, survival, life & death, astronaut ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., virginia, tucson arizona, langley virginia, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.1
 65K
Manifest (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After landing from a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers of Montego Air Flight 828 discover five years have passed in what seemed like a few hours. As their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the ...
Style: mysterious, captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: time warp, mysticism, a vision, airplane, starting over, twists and turns, life & death, time travel, supernatural, presumed dead, investigation, passenger ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2010s
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The Book of Life (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: Mexico, 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: touching, exciting, romantic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, friendship, true love, life & death, hopes, destiny, fall in love, day of the dead, afterlife, love triangle, love and romance, bullfighting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.3
 26K
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, suspense ...
Plot: cat, life & death, monster, supernatural, revenge, multiple storylines, demon, girl, child in peril, cure, transformation, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, new jersey, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
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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, sad, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, kids, family outing
Plot: dog, animals, talking animals, human animal relationship, reincarnation, life & death, police dog, transformation, happy ending, family, adaptation, death ...
Time: 2010s, 80s, 90s, 60s, 70s
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