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

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: friendship, dog, loyalty, friends, life & death, family, animals, pets, human animal relationship, loneliness, death, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
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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, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, life & death, imaginary, fall in love, hopes, escapades, true love, destiny, love and romance, imaginary kingdom, bullfighting, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 8.1
 878K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, mystery, ghost, psychology, afterlife, supernatural ability, psychic power, psychic, death, psychiatrist, psychologist, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 8.4
 322K
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: atmospheric, touching, fairy tale, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: disney, life after death, musician, boy, singer, life & death, childhood, family, child protagonist, skeleton, fantasy world, afterlife ...
Place: mexico
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 6.7
 357K
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, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, time, society, dystopic future, race against time, social differences, fighting the system, on the run, love and romance, class differences, chase ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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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: danger, death, characters killed one by one, destiny, psychic, youth, survival, air disaster, supernatural, life & death, group of friends, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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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: sentimental, touching, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, tragic love, true love, life philosophy, aging, child as adult, impossible love, odd, adult as child, supernatural romance, age difference, life & death ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 20s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, russia, manhattan new york city, atlantic ocean ...
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 5.9
 35K
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, mysterious character, life & death, 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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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: chick flick
Plot: dog, reincarnation, human animal relationship, animals, dog movie, police dog, life & death, transformation, happy ending, adaptation, talking animals, love ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s, 1960s
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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, humorous ...
Plot: war, military, life & death, death, violence, soldier, magic, redemption, heroes, culture clash, danger, society ...
Time: 1910s
Place: germany, japan, europe
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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, war, betrayal, adventure, rivalry, vengeance, heroes, life & death, military coup, crime, twists & turns, father son relationship ...
Time: 14th century
Place: turkey
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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, sentimental, erotic, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, tragic love, world war two, mysterious character, expedition, stranded, loss of loved one, power of love, love and romance, destiny, life & death, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1942 ...
Place: libya, italy, ethiopia, egypt, africa ...
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 7.7
 59K
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, murder mystery, mystery ...
Place: new york
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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, life philosophy, family relations, redemption, painting, love, parents and children, paradise, angel ...
Time: 90s
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 7.4
 335K
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA, 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: atmospheric, psychological, thought provoking, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: life philosophy, destiny, reincarnation, human nature, death, love and romance, tribe, karma, dystopic future, human existence, wisdom of life, life & death ...
Time: future, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century, 1930s ...
Place: seoul, hawaii, south korea, san francisco
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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, dishonesty, couple relations, life & death, supernatural, child in peril, gambling, bet ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
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 5.8
 236K
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, forces of nature, christianity, angel, god, adventure, human nature, god or devil, chaos, belief, end of the world ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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 6.6
 33K
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, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, destiny, true love, moral dilemma, friendship, life & death, medical student, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989, 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 ...
Plot: workplace, change of heart, life turned upside down, family relations, liar, literary agent, introspection, curses spells and rituals, life & death, husband wife relationship, guru, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.9
 559K
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: melancholic, dramatic, captivating, motivational, scenic ...
Plot: survival, hopes, beautiful scenery, adventure, storytelling, ocean or sea, human nature, tiger, isolation, teenage boy, lost at sea, ship ...
Place: india, paris france, montreal quebec, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada ...
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Defending Your Life (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, melancholic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: afterlife, heaven, destiny, romance, fall in love, starting over, couple relations, hopes, imaginary, supernatural, life & death, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
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 6.2
 157K
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, save the world, extinction, self sacrifice, astronomer, tsunami, evacuation, president, comet ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: langley virginia, paris france, tucson arizona, manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
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 6.7
 83K
Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, tragic love, fall in love, self discovery, romance, workaholic, love story, cancer, opposites attract, love and romance, love, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
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 7.2
 204K
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, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, supernatural romance, dealing with death, mysterious character, family relations, afterlife, millionaire, supernatural, mentor, love at first sight, lifestyle change, impossible love ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Space Between Us (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young man raised by scientists on Mars returns to Earth to find his father.
Style: romantic, futuristic, light, sweet, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, adventure, love story, mars, travel, fish out of water, destiny, nasa, life & death, romance, space travel, scientist ...
Time: near future, future
Place: usa, las vegas, california
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 7.6
 336K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: suspense, uplifting, psychological, inspirational, intense ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, courage, desert, loneliness, adventure, extreme sport, determination, journey, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
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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, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: immortality, love, love and romance, romance, love story, loneliness, impossible love, miraculous event, immortal, destiny, single mother, aging ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, year 1954, year 1937, future
Place: california, arizona, oregon, san francisco, england
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 6.6
 20K
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, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage love, true love, terminal illness, follow your dream, star crossed lovers, first love, best friend, tragic love, near death experience, father daughter relationship ...
Place: seattle washington, seattle
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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: exciting, entertaining, captivating, light
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: harem, romance, magic, obsessive quest, love, travel, fantasy world, life & death, friends, smartphone, life after death, danger ...
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 7.1
 32K
Now Is Good (2012)
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: emotional, heartbreaking, sad, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenage love, teenager, cancer, youth, dying, love and romance, last wish, first sex, virginity, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
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