Funeral movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant funeral movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, interesting, talky, visually appealing, serious and emotional films and TV shows about / with funeral, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, death, culture clash, runaway, catastrophe, family relations and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
funeral movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as funeral: Pretty Little Liars (2010), Three Colors: White (1994), The Punisher (2004), Death at a Funeral (2007), Departures (2008), Dead Silence (2007), August: Osage County (2013), Another Year (2010), Stoker (2013), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).

List of funeral movies

Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: friendship, blackmail, threat, best friends, high school, popularity, friends, youth, haunted by the past, high school life, disappearance, gossip and rumors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Three Colors: White (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Polish immigrant Karol Karol finds himself out of a marriage, a job and a country when his French wife, Dominique, divorces him after six months due to his impotence. Forced to leave France after losing the business they jointly owned, Karol enlists ...
Style: witty, atmospheric, emotional, touching, dark humor ...
Plot: funeral, faked death, crumbling marriage, business venture, french, ex wife, vengeance, cheating, humiliation, phone sex, hairdresser, businessman ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: poland, paris france, france, europe, warsaw poland ...
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The Punisher (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, one man army, vengeance, vigilante, tough heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, lone wolves, funeral, tragic hero, faked death, rage ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia, miami
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Death at a Funeral (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family.
Style: dark humor, humorous, funny, not serious, absurd ...
Plot: farce, funeral, dysfunctional family, secret, eccentric family, siblings relations, family gatherings, presumed dead, hallucination, blackmail, pregnancy, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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Departures (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel agency he finds he’s being interviewed for work with departures of a ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, philosophical, sad, atmospheric ...
Plot: self discovery, funeral, workplace, new job, small town life, death, ritual, cellist, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, pregnant wife, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, gothic, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ventriloquist, murder, funeral, legend, ghost, curses spells and rituals, small town, mystery, investigation, doll, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspense, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: funeral, cowboy, politics, small town, old west, lawyer, gunslinger, outlaw, criminal, senator, robbery, success ...
Time: 19th century
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August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, incestuous relationship, funeral, family in crisis, family secret, drug addiction, death in the family, family relations, family problems, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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Another Year (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mike Leigh’s much praised 2010 tragicomical drama. During a year, a very content couple approaching retirement are visited by friends and family less happy with their lives.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, touching, meditative ...
Plot: loneliness, jealousy, funeral, friendship, midlife crisis, unrequited love, suffering, desperation, family life, everyday life, dysfunctional character, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, paris france, ireland ...
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Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, family relations, under the surface, masturbation, family problems, parents and children, danger, youth, estate, funeral, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
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Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four Weddings And A Funeral is a British comedy about a British Man named Charles and an American Woman named Carrie who go through numerous weddings before they determine if they are right for one another.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, romantic, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, wedding, love, unrequited love, funeral, fall in love, love at first sight, love story, looking for love, opposites attract, ex couple relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe, scotland, london
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The Road Home (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.
Style: sentimental, emotional, stylized, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: funeral, village, businessman, teacher, death, wooing, fall in love, burial, grief, coffin, village life, romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: china, asia
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Paper Moon (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
Style: sentimental, touching, road movie, humorous, talky ...
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, funeral, orphan, on the road, great depression, girl, odd couple, family relations, partners in crime, father daughter relationship, con artists ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 70s
Place: missouri, kansas, usa
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The Edge of Heaven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's ...
Style: intellectual, touching, psychological, emotional, lyrical ...
Plot: funeral, tragic event, student, prostitute, loss of daughter, heaven and hell, search, immigrants, rebelliousness, coincidence, death, prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, turkey, europe, hamburg germany, black sea ...
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Once Were Warriors (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A drama about a Maori family lving in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.
Style: rough, emotional, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, funeral, suicide, domestic violence, rape, unemployment, dysfunctional family, violence, family relations, indigenous, ghetto, alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new zealand
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Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, life is a bitch, funeral, love and romance, haunted by the past, grief, best friend, starting over, marriage, coping, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Adam's Apples (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.
Style: dark humor, humorous, cynical, psychological, intense ...
Plot: belief, funeral, good versus evil, priest, racial slur, church, optimism, clergy, society, hopes, satire, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, indonesia, saudi arabia
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A Madea Family Funeral (2019)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A joyous family reunion becomes a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia, where they find themselves unexpectedly planning a funeral that might unveil unpleasant family secrets.
Style: dark humor, humorous, light, emotional, gross out humor
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: funeral, secret, family, secrets, relationships, meeting, reunion, family secrets, family secret
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: georgia
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Rock the Casbah (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The whole family is reunited when Sofia comes back for his father's funeral. Quickly, inner problems are revealed.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy
Plot: funeral, family problems, life turned upside down, family gatherings, family life, death in the family, family relations, disorder, parents and children, muslim, estate, indoor ...
Place: morocco
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Gravehopping (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Slovenia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Pero is a professional funeral speaker in a small Slovenian town. His unique gift is to make every funeral that extra bit special. Pero just can't help turning his eulogies into witty personal confessions that bring the grieving crowd to tears ...
Style: semi serious, bleak, humorous, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, funeral, s&m, family problems, family relations, eccentric family, social relations, village, village life, death, under the surface, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, slovenia
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People Like Us (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It tells the story of a struggling man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister he never knew ...
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: inheritance, funeral, family secret, salesman, father son relationship, financial problem, siblings relations, introspection, family life, family problems, death of parent, family reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Finding Neverland (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, heartbreaking, clever, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, single parent, parents and children, writer's life, actor, death, funeral, artists and showbiz, human nature, widow, family relations, writers ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: london, england, europe
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The Frighteners (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more ...
Style: scary, dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, cult film ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, poltergeist, serial killer, architect, judge, danger, supernatural ability, funeral, small town, private detective, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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It Happened in Saint-Tropez (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Zef’s stormy relationship with his brother Roni is further aggravated when Roni marries his daughter just as he is attending to his wife’s funeral. The two brothers have never got on with each other. One is faithful to his religion, the other ...
Style: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, family relations, cousin cousin relationship, funeral, jewish family, love and romance, disorder, ego clash, rivalry, fall in love, nothing goes right, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, saint tropez, french riviera, europe, new york
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Wake (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When things get tough for offbeat Carys Reitman, she does what any emotionally isolated, modern girl would do - she goes to strangers' funerals...
Style: humorous, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: funeral, romance, estrangement, introspection, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, roommate, couples, self discovery, friendship, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In Colombia just after the Great War, an old man falls from a ladder; dying, he professes great love for his wife. After the funeral, a man calls on the widow - she dismisses him angrily. Flash back more than 50 years to the day Florentino Ariza, a ...
Style: serious, psychological, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: letter, impossible love, love triangle, funeral, diary, romance, virginity, looking for love, power of love, love affair, love and romance, love letter ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1900s, 1870s, 1890s ...
Place: colombia, caribbean, paris france, latin america
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Shrek the Third (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, fairy tale, not serious ...
Audience: kids, date night, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: dragon, imaginary kingdom, prince, princess, rescue, cat, funeral, adventure, donkey, ship, family, computer animation ...
Time: 2000s
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Hamlet (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 242 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, tragic hero, couples, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
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Charade (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After Regina Lampert falls for the dashing Peter Joshua on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she and Peter are giving chase to three of her late husband's World ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, humorous, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: age difference, murder, cia, search, funeral, french, romance, chase, mystery, divorce, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1944, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, alps
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A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, nervous breakdown, funeral, alcohol abuse, loss of friend, loss of parent, family problems, parents and children, death of parent, family relations, drinking problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
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