Afterlife movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant afterlife movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, touching, visually appealing, scary, melancholic and light films and TV shows about / with afterlife, death, supernatural, life & death, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, first contact and life philosophy plots mostly in Fantasy, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as afterlife: What Dreams May Come (1998), Hereafter (2010), The Lovely Bones (2009), Ghost (1990), Heaven Is for Real (2014), Haunter (2013), The Sixth Sense (1999), City of Angels (1998), Corpse Bride (2005), Beetlejuice (1988).

List of afterlife movies

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, heaven and hell, hell, loss of child, life philosophy, redemption, family relations, painting, life & death, paradise, parents and children, angel ...
Time: 90s
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 6.4
 90K
Hereafter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, psychological, meditative ...
Plot: afterlife, psychic, journalist, tsunami, supernatural ability, supernatural, dealing with death, tragic event, loss of loved one, survivor, loss of family member, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: france, london, europe, usa, england ...
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The Lovely Bones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
Style: emotional, tense, surreal, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: afterlife, pedophile, rape, family drama, loss of daughter, loss of child, serial killer, death in the family, heaven and hell, murder, dealing with death, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, united states, delaware, pennsylvania
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 7.0
 193K
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, love story, psychic power, psychic, romance, supernatural romance, loss of loved one, impossible love, murder, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Heaven Is for Real (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Four-year-old Colton shares the details of his amazing journey ...
Style: christian film, touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, christianity, faith, family, heaven, parents and children, religions or cults, small town, family relations, clergy, supernatural, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, lithuania
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 5.9
 16K
Haunter (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.
Style: scary, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, time loop, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, uncover truth, danger, rescue, ghosts, serial killer, teenager, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1953, year 1983 ...
Place: usa, canada, california
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 8.1
 895K
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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 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, fallen angel, fish out of water, life & death, human nature, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
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 7.3
 238K
Corpse Bride (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the ...
Style: gothic, captivating, melancholic, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: horror for children, date night, preschoolers
Plot: corpse, dark fantasy, afterlife, supernatural, supernatural romance, marriage, romance, loneliness, shyness, wedding, fall in love, disagreement ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
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 7.5
 252K
Beetlejuice (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the ...
Style: gothic, dark humor, witty, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: ghost, afterlife, teenage girl, haunted house, supernatural, psychic, surrealism, life after death, heaven and hell, possession, goth, eccentric family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
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Ghost Whisperer (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Newlywed Melinda Gordon tries to help the dead communicate with loved ones, 'but sometimes the messages she receives are intense and confusing.' Most of Melinda's efforts involve resolving conflicts that are preventing the spirits ...
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: psychic power, afterlife, ghost, supernatural ability, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, small town, mysterious character, death, missing person, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.6
 331K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: surprise ending, scary, twist ending, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, mysterious character, psychic, supernatural, uncover truth, parallel world, single parent, supernatural ability, isolation, losing-it hero ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
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Death Becomes Her (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen's fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. Unfortunately for everyone, the introduction of a magic potion causes things to ...
Style: dark humor, gothic, humorous, cynical, satirical ...
Plot: afterlife, immortality, love triangle, rivalry, fantasy world, obsession, couple relations, supernatural, death, vengeance, magic, zombie ...
Time: 90s, 2020s, 70s, 80s, 1990s ...
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
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 7.6
 164K
The Crow (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- returns from the grave to exact revenge.
Style: gothic, cult film, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: halloween, vengeance, vigilantism, afterlife, supernatural, goth, dark fantasy, superhero, vigilante, murder, back from the dead, dark hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 102K
The Good Place (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Eleanor Shellstrop, an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn't been a very good person. With the help of her wise afterlife mentor, she's determined to ...
Style: twists and turns, feel good, humorous, captivating, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: afterlife, karma, ethics, paradise, female protagonist, utopia, torture, soul mate, death, deception, architect, hell ...
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 36K
Dragonfly (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patients near death experiences.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: afterlife, hospital, supernatural, supernatural romance, supernatural ability, doctor, mystery, romance, dealing with death, lovers apart, death, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, venezuela, colombia, latin america
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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: date night, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, heaven, destiny, romance, fall in love, starting over, hopes, imaginary, couple relations, supernatural, life & death, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 79K
Flatliners (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life. A science fiction thriller from the early 1990's with a ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: afterlife, medical student, experiment gone awry, suicide, nightmare, hallucination, medical school, supernatural, deadly, supernatural ability, hallucinations, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, future
Place: chicago illinois
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The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he awakens in the afterlife, he encounters five people with ties to ...
Style: touching, christian film, emotional, serious
Plot: afterlife, self discovery, life is a bitch, danger, heaven and hell, redemption, religious, hopes, heaven, birthday, world war two, death ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century ...
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 8.1
 40K
Dead Like Me (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dead Like Me follows a group of undead grim reapers tasked with shepherding the recently departed into the afterlife.
Style: witty, cynical, dark humor, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, team, supernatural, deadly, dealing with death, supernatural ability, mission, double life, family relations, young people, tragic event, parents and children ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington
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 5.6
 116K
R.I.P.D. (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. Based on the comic by Peter M. Lenkov.
Style: not serious, stylized, exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, investigation, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, back from the dead, uncover truth, ghost, police detective, partners, escapades, gold ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, boston, new england, massachusetts
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Soul Survivors (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A female collage co-ed freshman who was involved in a fatal car crash discovers she may not have survived the tragedy after all when she becomes caught between the world of the living and the dead A sort of limbo state of being between both the real ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, ghost, college, hallucination, supernatural, student life, haunted by the past, college life, danger, alternate reality, car accident, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 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, bleak, twist ending, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, life & death, mysterious character, couple relations, danger, dealing with death, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.4
 51K
The Eye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Violinist Sydney Wells was accidentally blinded by her sister Helen when she was five years old. She submits to a cornea transplantation, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she is seeing dead people.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, danger, eye, seeing dead people, blindness, ghost, death, demon, supernatural, fear, woman in danger, cheating death ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico, los angeles, new york
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 15K
Resurrection (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott that follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are upended when their loved ones return from the dead, unaged since their deaths.
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, touching, tense ...
Plot: afterlife, resurrection, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, back from the dead, nobody believes, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations, miraculous event, surprising revelation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
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All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the ...
Style: touching, sad, sweet, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: afterlife, talking animals, second chance, dog, adventure, orphan, friendship, heaven, disney, rescue, friends, german shepherd ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: new orleans, usa
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Heart and Souls (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, redemption, ghost, angel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, love, reincarnation, fear of commitment, happy ending, life philosophy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1950s ...
Place: san francisco
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Dark Ascension (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The gates of Heaven & Hell have been broken and the afterlife is in ruins. One group of new arrivals must find a way to put things right to prevent an eternal battle between good & evil.
Style: epic, suspenseful, captivating, serious
Plot: hell, afterlife, purgatory, angel, heaven, death, adventure hero, devil, demon, train, battles, fire ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 10K
Chances Are (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex and Louie's daughter, Miranda, together. It's not ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: reincarnation, afterlife, ghost, dysfunctional family, heaven, romance, destiny, unlikely couple, resurrection, couple relations, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., cleveland ohio, yale university
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 6.1
 117K
Casper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the ...
Style: feel good, sweet, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, ghost, supernatural, halloween, afterlife, haunted house, mischievous children, friends, family, life after death, danger, single father ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
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