The 30+ Best Movies About Immortality, Ranked

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Movies featuring immortality only.

A list of the best movies about immortality, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This list of movies about living forever is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about immortality are at the top. You'll find great movies about immortality on this list. Be sure to vote up your favorite movies where characters live forever, like Immortals and Tuck Everlasting.

The films on this list are the most famous immortality movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these immortality movie titles for more information about the films.

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

Various bits of information are included with these popular immortality movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these immortality movies on Netflix or other streaming services, these good immortality movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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  • The Old Guard
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    359 votes

    A group of century-old immortal warriors fights to protect themselves and the world from the tyranny of evil men in The Old Guard, but when the squad gets exposed, it is up to their newest and youngest member to save them from impending doom. The Old Guard is exactly what action movie fans want, hardcore fight scenes from start to finish, a story that takes a backseat, and of course, Charlize Theron proving once again why she is one of the greatest action stars of this generation. The use of immorality in the movie is used wonderfully, as it allows for action scenes to go all out without the risk of potentially devastating consequences. Ridiculously fun to watch and turn your brain off to, The Old Guard is undoubtedly one of the best movies about immortals of all time.

    • Actors: Charlize Theron, Chiwetel Ejiofor, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood

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  • A story that transcends both time and space, The Man from Earth is a wonderfully fascinating movie about immortality, the trials and tribulations that come along with it, and the purpose of life. When Professor John Oldman has an impromptu farewell party, he reveals to his colleagues that he has been alive for over 14,000 years and hasn't aged a day. A low-budget, high-concept film, The Man from Earth is a hardcore science fiction film that forces audiences to question everything they believe to be true in a cerebral psychological thriller that will boggle the mind in fantastical ways.

    • Actors: Tony Todd, Richard Riehle, David Lee Smith, John Billingsley, William Katt
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Richard Schenkman

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  • Highlander
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    293 votes

    Highlander is often regarded as one of the most baffling and ridiculous films ever made, but it is also one of the most fun and adventurous at the same time. In an incredible storage plot, Connor MacLeod is a fighter from the Scottish Highlands who has the powers of immortality and is in the midst of a century-long feud with his fellow immortal rival. Over the top doesn't begin to describe this movie about immortal beings fighting to the death, but what Highlander does so brilliantly is simple, it remembers to be fun.

    • Actors: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Roxanne Hart, Clancy Brown, Beatie Edney
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

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  • Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
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    Lustful, vengeful, and oozing with romanticism, Interview with the Vampire may just be one of the most sensual and overtly sexual films ever told about the creatures of the night. Showcasing the pleasures and curses that come with immortality, the film uses its titular creatures as both parasites, feeding off those less fortunate to get another day out of life, and aspirations, showcasing those who will do whatever it takes to get the things they want out of life. This deadly game of bloodlust is enthralling and watching it feels as though viewers have been put under these creatures of the night's neverending spell.

    • Actors: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Neil Jordan

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  • Deadpool
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    Ryan Reynolds exploded onto the superhero scene in 2016 with his crass, raunchy, dirty, and hilarious superhero film, Deadpool. A movie about an immortal man with otherworldly powers who can break the fourth wall and loves kicking butt and making jokes, the film was a game-changing film for the superhero genre, as suddenly a new hero came onto the scene that everyone wanted to be like. The immortality of the titular character is often played for side-splitting laughs, as Deadpool manages to showcase ways immortality could both hinder and help, in ways most movies would have never imagined.

    • Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano
    • Released: 2016
    • Directed by: Tim Miller

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  • The Age of Adaline
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    A fantasy love story, The Age of Adaline tells the tale of a woman who has been blessed with immortality, and a life of hope, sorrow, and love. The titular Adaline gets these otherworldly powers after a nearly lethal accident forces her to inexplicably stop growing older. She lives multiple lifetimes, and while she longs for love, she pushes it away at every juncture. Soon, however, she learns that love always finds a way back home, no matter how far you try to run from it. A wonderfully romantic, melodramatic, and heartwarmingly good time, The Age of Adaline is one of the best movies about immortality ever told.

    • Actors: Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker
    • Directed by: Kasra Farahani