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The Best Movies With Death in the Title  

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Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with death in the name? This list ranks the best movies with death in the title, regardless of genre or rating. What is your favorite movie with death in the name? This is kind of an odd way to categorize movies, but that's also why it's so fun! There are probably one or two movies with death in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are too as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with death in the title includes movies like Death Becomes Her, Death Proof, and Murder by Death. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word death in it.
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The Masque of the Red Death is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Vincent Price, Jane Asher, Hazel Court
This film is a 1964 British horror film directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price. The story follows a prince who terrorizes a plague-ridden peasantry while merrymaking in a lonely ...more
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Death Takes a Holiday is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Fredric March, Kent Taylor, Evelyn Venable
Death Takes a Holiday is a 1934 romantic drama starring Fredric March, Evelyn Venable and Guy Standing, based on the Italian play La Morte in Vacanza by Alberto Casella.
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The Life and Death of Colonel ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, John Laurie
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is a 1943 romantic drama war film written, produced and directed by the British film making team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger under the production ...more
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Death on the Nile is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury
This film is a 1978 British film based on the Agatha Christie mystery novel of the same name, directed by John Guillermin and adapted by Anthony Shaffer. The film features the Belgian detective ...more
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Death Becomes Her is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn
This film is a 1992 American black comedy-fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and scripted by David Koepp and Martin Donovan. Starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn and Isabella ...more
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Saga of Death Valley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Doris Day, Roy Rogers, Frank M. Thomas
Saga of Death Valley is a 1939 American film starring Roy Rogers.
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Riders of Death Valley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Lon Chaney, Jr., Charles Bickford
Riders of Death Valley is a Universal movie serial. It was a high budget serial with an all-star cast led by Dick Foran and Buck Jones. Ford Beebe and Ray Taylor directed.
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Death of a Gunfighter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Lena Horne, Carroll O'Connor, Richard Widmark
Death of a Gunfighter is a 1969 Western film. It is most notable for the first use of the pseudonymous Allen Smithee directorial credit. It stars Richard Widmark and Lena Horne, and features an ...more
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Sherlock Holmes Faces Death is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Basil Rathbone, Milburn Stone, Hillary Brooke
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death is the sixth film in the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce series of Sherlock Holmes films. Made in 1943, it is a loose adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Holmes story ...more
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The Death Kiss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Bela Lugosi, Adrienne Ames, Edward Van Sloan
The Death Kiss is a mystery film starring David Manners as a crusading studio writer, Adrienne Ames as an actress, and Bela Lugosi as a studio manager. The comedy thriller features three leading ...more
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The Pearl of Death is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Basil Rathbone, Rondo Hatton, Evelyn Ankers
The Pearl of Death is a 1944 Sherlock Holmes film starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson, the ninth of fourteen such films the pair made. The story is loosely based on ...more
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Design for Death is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Design for Death is a 1948 American documentary film that won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It was based on a shorter U.S. Army training film, Our Job in Japan, that had been ...more
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Appointment with Death is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Carrie Fisher, Lauren Bacall, John Gielgud
Appointment with Death is a 1988 mystery film, made by Golan-Globus Productions and produced and directed by Michael Winner. It is an adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel Appointment with ...more
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Death of a Ghost Hunter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Patti Tindall, William McMinn, Davina Joy
Twenty years after minister Joseph Masterson and his family were slaughtered inside their home, noted ghost hunter Carter Simms (Patti Tindall) is offered $5,000 to investigate the residual ...more
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A Matter of Loaf and Death is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Peter Sallis, Geraldine McEwan, Sally Lindsay
A Matter of Loaf and Death is a film directed by Nick Park and released on December 3, 2008.
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Blue Water, White Death is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Blue Water, White Death is a 1971 American documentary about sharks.
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Azumi 2: Death or Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Chiaki Kuriyama, Aya Ueto, Yoshio Harada
Azumi 2: Death or Love is a Japanese jidaigeki film written Mataichiro Yamamoto and Yoshiaki Kawajiri, directed by Shusuke Kaneko, and starring Aya Ueto, Yuma Ishigaki, Chiaki Kuriyama and Shun ...more
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Island of Death is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Jessica Dublin, Robert Behling, Nikos Tsachiridis
Island of Death is a 1976 Greek exploitation film directed by Nico Mastorakis. It tells the story of a man and a woman, posing as newlyweds, but in fact an incestuous brother and sister, who ...more
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Death Valley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Catherine Hicks, Wilford Brimley, Edward Herrmann
Death Valley is a 1982 horror film starring Catherine Hicks, Edward Herrmann, Peter Billingsley, Stephen McHattie, Paul Le Mat, Mary Steelsmith and Earl W. Smith. It was directed by Dick ...more
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Death Defying Acts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Saoirse Ronan, Guy Pearce
Death Defying Acts is a 2007 British-Australian supernatural romance film, directed by Gillian Armstrong, and starring Guy Pearce & Catherine Zeta-Jones. It concerns an episode in the life ...more
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Death Dimension is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
George Lazenby, Jim Kelly, Terry Moore
Death Dimension is a 1978 American B-list action and martial arts film by Al Adamson starring Jim Kelly, Harold Sakata, George Lazenby, Terry Moore, and Aldo Ray.
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Death Dancers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Sunset Thomas, Anne Gaybis, Deborah Dutch
Death Dancers is a 1993 thriller film written and directed by Jason Holt.
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Mako: The Jaws of Death is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Richard Jaeckel, Harold Sakata, Buffy Dee
Mako: The Jaws of Death is a 1976 thriller film directed by William Grefe. The film is about a brooding loner who accidentally learns that he has a telepathic and emotional connection with ...more
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Brush with Death is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Charles Hoyes, Ali Thurlow, Anna Kalkowski
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Death of a Salesman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Death in the Title
Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich, Charles Durning
Death of a Salesman is a 1985 CBS made for television film directed by Volker Schlöndorff, based on the 1949 play of the same name by Arthur Miller. It stars Dustin Hoffman, Kate Reid, John ...more