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

List of life & death movies

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: life & death, adventure, hopes, destiny, true love, bullfighting, imaginary, fall in love, escapades, love triangle, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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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, animals, pets, loss of friend, life & death, loneliness, death, human animal relationship, family ...
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, atmospheric, philosophical, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: impossible love, love and romance, true love, life & death, tragic love, existentialism, life philosophy, aging, child as adult, odd, adult as child, journey ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1920s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, pearl harbor, new york ...
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 8.1
 908K
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mystery, psychology, afterlife, death, psychic power, supernatural ability, psychiatrist, psychic, life & death, psychologist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 8.4
 376K
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, colourful, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: disney, boy, life after death, childhood, musician, life & death, fantasy world, singer, child protagonist, music, family, ghost ...
Time: 2010s, 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, characters killed one by one, death, psychic, youth, twists & turns, supernatural, life & death, survival, race against time, freak accident ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, paris france
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 5.9
 37K
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, twist ending, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, life & death, mysterious character, mystery, couple relations, dealing with death, danger, supernatural, talking to the dead, death, crying, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.4
 344K
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, enigmatic, surreal ...
Plot: life philosophy, destiny, reincarnation, human nature, dystopic future, life & death, death, karma, multiple storylines, love and romance, supernatural, tribe ...
Time: future, 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: seoul, san francisco, hawaii, south korea
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 6.7
 369K
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, distopia, dystopic future, society, time, race against time, fighting the system, on the run, love and romance, class differences, social differences ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.2
 214K
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: philosophical, touching, sentimental, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, love and romance, dealing with death, mysterious character, family relations, afterlife, love at first sight, life & death, millionaire, impossible love, lifestyle change, parents and children ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, cerebral ...
Plot: afterlife, redemption, heaven and hell, life philosophy, loss of child, hell, family relations, painting, paradise, angel, life & death, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
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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: entertaining, exciting, captivating, light
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: parallel world, harem, magic, life after death, obsessive quest, friends, danger, travel, life & death, romance, fantasy world, love ...
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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, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, love, immortality, love story, loneliness, impossible love, immortal, miraculous event, destiny, supernatural romance, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, year 2014, year 1956, year 1937, year 1954 ...
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
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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, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dog, reincarnation, animals, police dog, human animal relationship, dog movie, life & death, transformation, happy ending, adaptation, talking animals, pet owner relationship ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 60s, 70s, 2010s ...
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 6.2
 164K
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, natural disaster, catastrophe, nasa, astronaut, tsunami, save the world, extinction, evacuation, self sacrifice, life & death, astronomer ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: tucson arizona, manhattan new york city, paris france, new york, washington d.c. ...
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Saga of Tanya the Evil (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: exciting, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: death, danger, military, war, brutality, violence, magic, life & death, dishonesty, parallel world, soldier, heroes ...
Time: 1910s
Place: japan, germany, europe
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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, death, post apocalypse, teenage girl, life & death, murder, secrets, young adult, high school, teenage boy ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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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, stylized, suspense, tense, brutal ...
Plot: historical character, betrayal, vengeance, adventure, rivalry, heroes, life & death, war, crime, military coup, twists & turns, father son relationship ...
Time: 14th century, 13th century
Place: turkey
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 7.7
 61K
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, life & death, experimental drug, addiction, taking a pill, crime, murder mystery, female agent, mystery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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: tragic love, world war two, love story, war, expedition, mysterious character, beautiful scenery, stranded, love and romance, power of love, loss of loved one, adultery ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: italy, libya, ethiopia, egypt, cairo egypt ...
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 7.3
 71K
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 & death, old friends, life philosophy, friendship, surrealism, suicide, falling in love ...
Time: 2010s
Place: venice, switzerland, alps, swiss alps
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 7.9
 578K
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: philosophical, motivational, scenic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, storytelling, hopes, beautiful scenery, adventure, teenage boy, ocean or sea, human nature, life, ocean, journey, lost at sea ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, paris france, montreal, mexico, montreal quebec ...
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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, meditative, melancholic, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, life, existentialism, buddhist monk, human nature, meditation, monk, solitude, teachers and students, guilt, isolation, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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 6.7
 113K
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, fallen angel, fish out of water, life & death, human nature, love and romance, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
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 6.6
 23K
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, sweet, touching
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: teen romance, teenage love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, terminal illness, first love, true love, follow your dream, near death experience, star crossed lovers, best friend, tragic love, teenage girl ...
Place: seattle washington, seattle
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 8.0
 701K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, 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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, native american, bear attack, lone hero, violence, snow, adventure, old west, beautiful scenery, grizzly bear ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 8.6
 1.1M
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, sentimental, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, life philosophy, death row, supernatural, prison life, human nature, supernatural ability, convict, justice, confined, death sentence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s, year 1999 ...
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana
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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, psychotronic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, dark fantasy, childhood, monster, nightmare, loneliness, bullying, family, depression, destiny, storytelling, imagination ...
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 7.7
 766K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Mexico
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, isolation, outer space, space station, spacecraft, space travel, astronaut, catastrophe, trapped in space, survivor, near death experience, sole survivor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
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 7.1
 197K
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: sentimental, romantic, sweet, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, love and romance, romance, psychic power, psychic, supernatural romance, love story, loss of loved one, murder, impossible love, spiritualism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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