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The Best Funeral Movies 

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Updated October 25, 2019 1.2k votes 350 voters 57.5k views 23 items

Here is a list of the best funeral movies ever made, ranked by movie fans like you. This funeral movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about funerals are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about funerals you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous funeral movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these funeral movie titles for more information about the films. This list features items like Four Weddings and a Funeral, Death at a Funeral, and many more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best funeral movies?" and "What is the greatest funeral movie of all time?" Various bits of information are included with these popular funeral movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these funeral movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good funeral movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2010

Directed by: Neil LaBute

This film is a 2010 comedy film written by Aeysha Carr and Chris Rock and directed by Neil LaBute.

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Aaron Hager added Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock

Released: 2010

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Grown Ups is a 2010 American buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and written by Adam Sandler, who also stars in this film. Besides Sandler, the film co-stars Kevin James, Chris Rock, ...more

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Aaron Hager added Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 1994

Directed by: Mike Newell

This film is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. It was the first of several films by screenwriter Richard Curtis to feature Hugh Grant. It was made in six weeks and ...more

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KenGelsthorpe added Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

Released: 2007

Directed by: Richard LaGravenese

P.S. I Love You is a 2007 American drama film directed by Richard LaGravenese. The screenplay by LaGravenese and Steven Rogers is based on the 2004 novel of the same name by Cecelia Ahern. It ...more

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Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne

Released: 2014

Directed by: Shawn Levy

This Is Where I Leave You is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Shawn Levy. It is based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Tropper, who also wrote the film's screenplay. The ...more

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Bernie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Funeral Movies
keith-epperson added Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine

Released: 2011

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Bernie is a 2011 black comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, and written by Linklater and Skip Hollandsworth. The film stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey. It is ...more

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Death at a Funeral is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Funeral Movies
Peter Dinklage, Alan Tudyk, Matthew Macfadyen

Released: 2007

Directed by: Frank Oz

This film is a 2007 British comedy film directed by Frank Oz. The screenplay by Dean Craig focuses on a family attempting to resolve a variety of problems while attending the passing of the ...more

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Aaron Hager added Jessica Biel, Kirsten Dunst, Alec Baldwin

Released: 2005

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Elizabethtown is a 2005 American romantic tragicomedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst. Alec Baldwin has a small role as a CEO of an ...more

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Sue McDonough added Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Jeff Goldblum

Released: 1983

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

The Big Chill is a 1983 American comedy-drama film directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and ...more

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A Madea Family Funeral ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Funeral Movies
Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely

Released: 2019

Directed by: Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral is 2019 American comedy film written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry. It is the eleventh and reportedly final installment of the Madea film series. ...more
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ZoeyK added Tim Curry, Bob Hoskins, Frances McDormand

Released: 1992

Directed by: Charlie Peters

Passed Away is an American ensemble comedy film from 1992.
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KenGelsthorpe added Helen Mirren, Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins

Released: 2001

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Last Orders is a 2001 British/German drama film written and directed by Fred Schepisi. The screenplay is based on the 1996 Booker Prize-winning novel Last Orders by Graham Swift.
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Departures is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Funeral Movies
Ryoko Hirosue, Masahiro Motoki, Kimiko Yo

Released: 2008

Directed by: Yōjirō Takita

Departures is a 2008 Japanese drama film directed by Yōjirō Takita and starring Masahiro Motoki, Ryōko Hirosue, and Tsutomu Yamazaki. Loosely based on Coffinman, a memoir by Shinmon Aoki, the ...more

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Aaron Hager added Jennifer Garner, Juliette Lewis, Timothy Olyphant

Released: 2006

Directed by: Susannah Grant

Catch and Release is a 2007 romantic comedy film released by Columbia Pictures. It is the directorial debut of Susannah Grant, who wrote the film Erin Brockovich. It stars Jennifer Garner as a ...more

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Aaron Hager added James Coburn, Milton Berle, John Gielgud

Released: 1965

Directed by: Tony Richardson

The Loved One is a 1965 black and white comedy film about a business in Los Angeles, which is based on The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy, a short satirical novel by Evelyn Waugh. It was ...more
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Aaron Hager added Elisha Cuthbert, Andie MacDowell, Jenna Elfman

Released: 2009

Directed by: Howard Michael Gould

The Six Wives of Henry Lefay is a 2009 American comedy film starring Elisha Cuthbert and Tim Allen. A grieving daughter tries to arrange her father's funeral, while putting up with all of his ...more
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Aaron Hager added January Jones, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada is a 2005 Mexican-American neo-western film directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones and written by Guillermo Arriaga. It also stars Barry Pepper, Julio ...more

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Disobedience is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Funeral Movies
Carly Kiel added Disobedience Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola

Released: 2018

Directed by: Sebastián Lelio

Disobedience is a 2017 British-Irish-American drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio, based on the novel by Noami Alderman. A woman (Rachel Weisz) returns to her Orthodox Jewish home ...more
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KenGelsthorpe added Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen

Released: 2006

Directed by: Christopher N. Rowley

Bonneville is a 2006 American comedy-drama film directed by Christopher N. Rowley. The screenplay by Daniel D. Davis is based on a story by Davis and Rowley.
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Aaron Hager added My Mexican Shivah Jacqueline Voltaire, Blanca Guerra, Sergio Kleiner

Released: 2007

Directed by: Alejandro Springall

My Mexican Shivah is a 2007 Mexican American comedy film directed by Alejandro Springall.
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Sordid Lives is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Funeral Movies
Joey Richmond added Olivia Newton-John, Beau Bridges, Bonnie Bedelia

Released: 2000

Directed by: Del Shores

Sordid Lives is a 2000 independent film, written and directed by Del Shores. The movie is based on Shores' play of the same name and includes elements of his life, according to the director's ...more

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Aaron Hager added Gwyneth Paltrow, David Schwimmer, Toni Collette

Released: 1996

Directed by: Matt Reeves

The Pallbearer is a 1996 American romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Matt Reeves and starring David Schwimmer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Toni Collette, Michael Vartan, Michael Rapaport, and ...more
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Aaron Hager added Martin Sheen, Robert Patrick, Olivia d'Abo

Released: 1999

Directed by: William Blake Herron

A Texas Funeral is a 1999 film directed by William Blake Herron.