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The Best Death Movies

Updated January 6, 2021 942 votes 294 voters 34.0k views59 items

List RulesMovies 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.

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 Sense1
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    The Sixth Sense

    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton

    Released1999

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night...  more
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  • Death at a Funeral2
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    Death at a Funeral

    Peter Dinklage, Alan Tudyk

    Released2007

    Directed byFrank Oz

    This film is a 2007 British comedy film directed by Frank Oz. The screenplay by Dean Craig...  more
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  • The Bucket List3
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    The Bucket List

    Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman

    Released2007

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The Bucket List is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner, produced by...  more
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  • What Dreams May Come4
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    What Dreams May Come

    Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Released1998

    Directed byVincent Ward

    What Dreams May Come is a 1998 American fantasy drama film, starring Robin Williams, Cuba...  more
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  • Beetlejuice5
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    Beetlejuice

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

    Released1988

    Directed byTim Burton

    Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton. The spirits...  more
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  • The Seventh Seal6
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    The Seventh Seal

    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson

    Released1957

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

    The Seventh Seal is a 1957 Swedish drama-fantasy film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman....  more
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  • The Lovely Bones7
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    The Lovely Bones

    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2009

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lovely Bones is a 2009 supernatural drama film directed by Peter Jackson and stars Mark...  more
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  • Flatliners8
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    Flatliners

    Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon

    Released1990

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    Flatliners is a 1990 American sci-fi horror thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher,...  more
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  • Final Destination9
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    Final Destination

    Ali Larter, Seann William Scott

    Released2000

    Directed byJames Wong

    Final Destination is a 2000 American horror film directed by James Wong. It is the first...  more
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  • Meet Joe Black10
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    Meet Joe Black

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1998

    Directed byMartin Brest

    Meet Joe Black is a 1998 American fantasy romance film produced by Universal Studios, directed...  more
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  • Monty Python's The Meaning of Life11
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    Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    Released1983

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, also known as The Meaning of Life, is a 1983 British...  more
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  • All That Jazz12
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    All That Jazz

    Jessica Lange, John Lithgow

    Released1979

    Directed byBob Fosse

    All That Jazz is a 1979 American musical film directed by Bob Fosse. The screenplay by Robert...  more
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  • Dead Man Walking13
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    Dead Man Walking

    Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon

    Released1995

    Directed byTim Robbins

    This film is a 1995 American drama film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, and co-produced...  more
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  • The Fountain14
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    The Fountain

    Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz

    Released2006

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

    The Fountain is a 2006 American drama film that blends elements of fantasy, history,...  more
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  • A Matter of Life and Death15
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    A Matter of Life and Death

    David Niven, Richard Attenborough

    Released1946

    Directed byEmeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

    This film is a romantic fantasy film created by the British writing-directing-producing team...  more
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  • The Descendants16
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    The Descendants

    George Clooney, Shailene Woodley

    Released2011

    Directed byAlexander Payne

    The Descendants is a 2011 American drama film directed by Alexander Payne. The screenplay by...  more
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  • Ordinary People17
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    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Redford

    Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor...  more
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  • Enter the Void18
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    Enter the Void

    Paz de la Huerta, Gaspar Noé

    Released2009

    Directed byGaspar Noé

    Enter the Void is a 2009 English-language French fantasy drama film written and directed by...  more
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  • The Last Temptation of Christ19
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    The Last Temptation of Christ

    David Bowie, Willem Dafoe

    Released1988

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Last Temptation of Christ is a 1988 American-Canadian epic drama film directed by Martin...  more
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  • Wristcutters: A Love Story20
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    Wristcutters: A Love Story

    Tom Waits, Leslie Bibb

    Released2006

    Directed byGoran Dukić

    Wristcutters: A Love Story is a 2006 American black comedy romance road movie written and...  more
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  • Cries and Whispers21
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    Cries and Whispers

    Ingmar Bergman, Liv Ullmann

    Released1972

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

    Cries and Whispers is a 1972 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring...  more
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  • Kind Hearts and Coronets22
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    Kind Hearts and Coronets

    Alec Guinness, Dennis Price

    Released1949

    Directed byRobert Hamer

    Kind Hearts and Coronets is a British black comedy film of 1949 starring Dennis Price, Alec...  more
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  • Brain Dead23
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    Brain Dead

    Bill Paxton, George Kennedy

    Released1990

    Directed byAdam Simon

    Brain Dead is a 1990 horror/psychological thriller starring Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton and...  more
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  • Big Fish24
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    Big Fish

    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor

    Released2003

    Directed byTim Burton

    Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by...  more
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  • City of Angels25
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    City of Angels

    Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan

    Released1998

    Directed byBrad Silberling

    City of Angels is a 1998 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Brad Silberling. The...  more
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