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List Rules Movies that deal with death and dying only. Not just people dying in it.

A list of the best death movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This death movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about death are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about death you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous death movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these death movie titles for more information about the films.

Examples of items on this list include Meet Joe Black and The Bucket List.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best death movies?" and "What is the greatest death movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular death movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these death movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good death movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Death Movies
Milo added The Sixth Sense Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

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What Dreams May Come Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Max von Sydow

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Beetlejuice Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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The Lovely Bones Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon

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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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The Fountain Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn

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The Seventh Seal Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

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Greg Stopera added Dead Man Walking Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Jack Black

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Greg Stopera added The Bucket List Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes

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Final Destination Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa

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Greg Stopera added Flatliners Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland

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Wristcutters: A Love Story Tom Waits, Leslie Bibb, Will Arnett

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Greg Stopera added Death at a Funeral Peter Dinklage, Alan Tudyk, Matthew Macfadyen

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Greg Stopera added Meet Joe Black Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani

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pklosh added All That Jazz Jessica Lange, John Lithgow, Roy Scheider

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The Descendants George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer

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Greg Stopera added Dead Man Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi, John Hurt

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Ikiru is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Death Movies
pklosh added Ikiru Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori - A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after learning he has terminal cancer.  

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A Matter of Life and Death David Niven, Richard Attenborough, Raymond Massey

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pklosh added Cries and Whispers Ingmar Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson

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pklosh added Kind Hearts and Coronets Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Hugh Griffith

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Greg Stopera added The Last Temptation of Christ David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel

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Milo added Brain Dead Bill Paxton, George Kennedy, Bill Pullman