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The Best Movies With Life in the Title

Updated June 8, 2020 908 votes 146 voters 26.0k views

List RulesVote up your favorite movie with life in the name.

Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with life in the name? From animated comedies like A Bug's Life to cinema classics such as Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, this list ranks the best movies with life in the title, regardless of genre or rating. What is your favorite movie with life 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 life 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 life in the title includes movies like It's a Wonderful Life, A Bug's Life, and Life of Brian. 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 life in it.
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  • A Bug's Life1
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    A Bug's Life

    Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Andrew Stanton

    A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar...  more

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  • Life of Brian2
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    Life of Brian

    George Harrison, John Cleese

    Released1979

    Directed byTerry Jones

    Monty Python's Life of Brian, also known as Life of Brian, is a 1979 British comedy film...  more

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  • Monty Python's The Meaning of Life3
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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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  • It's a Wonderful Life4
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    James Stewart, Donna Reed

    Released1946

    Directed byFrank Capra

    It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and...  more

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  • Imitation of Life5
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    Imitation of Life

    John Wayne, Lana Turner

    Released1959

    Directed byDouglas Sirk

    Imitation of Life is a 1959 American romantic drama film directed by Douglas Sirk, produced by...  more

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  • The Private Life of Henry VIII6
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    The Private Life of Henry VIII

    Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon

    Released1933

    Directed byAlexander Korda

    The Private Life of Henry VIII is a 1933 United Kingdom historical film directed and...  more

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  • Life Is Beautiful7
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    Life Is Beautiful

    Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz

    Released1997

    Directed byRoberto Benigni

    Life Is Beautiful is a 1997 Italian tragicomedy comedy-drama film directed by and starring...  more

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  • Imitation of Life8
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    Imitation of Life

    Claudette Colbert, Rochelle Hudson

    Released1934

    Directed byJohn M. Stahl

    Imitation of Life is a 1934 American drama film directed by John M. Stahl. The screenplay by...  more
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp9
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    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook

    Released1943

    Directed byEmeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is a 1943 romantic drama war film written, produced and...  more

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  • The Secret Life of Bees10
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    The Secret Life of Bees

    Alicia Keys, Dakota Fanning

    Released2008

    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

    The Secret Life of Bees is a 2008 American drama film, adapted from the novel of the same name...  more

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  • Life of Pi11
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    Life of Pi

    Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan

    Released2012

    Directed byAng Lee

    Life of Pi is a 2012 American historical drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the novel of...  more

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  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty12
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    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    Boris Karloff, Danny Kaye

    Released1947

    Directed byNorman Z. McLeod

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 1947 Technicolor comedy film, loosely based on the short...  more
  • The Facts of Life13
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    The Facts of Life

    Lucille Ball, Bob Hope

    Released1960

    Directed byNorman Panama, Melvin Frank

    The Facts of Life is a 1960 romantic comedy starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball as married...  more
  • The Tree of Life14
  • Life with Father15
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    Life with Father

    Elizabeth Taylor, Irene Dunne

    Released1947

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Life with Father is a 1947 American comedy film. It tells the true story of Clarence Day, a...  more
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    A Dog's Life

    Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance

    Released1918

    Directed byCharlie Chaplin

    A Dog's Life is a silent film written, produced and directed by Charlie Chaplin. This was...  more
  • Monty Python's Life of Brian17
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    Monty Python's Life of Brian

    Michael Palin, Terry Jones

    Released1979

    Directed byTerry Jones

    Monty Python's Life of Brian is an album released by Monty Python in conjunction with the 1979...  more
  • This Boy's Life18
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    This Boy's Life

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro

    Released1993

    Directed byMichael Caton-Jones

    This Boy's Life is a 1993 film adaptation of the memoir of the same name by American author...  more

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  • The Book of Life19
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    The Book of Life

    PJ Harvey, William S. Burroughs

    Released1998

    Directed byHal Hartley

    The Book of Life is a 1998 film by Hal Hartley. In the film, Jesus returns to earth on the eve...  more
  • Life in a Day20
    "In May 2010, Sundance Institute was invited to participate in a global cinematic experiment....  more
  • Life as We Know It21
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    Life as We Know It

    Christina Hendricks, Katherine Heigl

    Released2010

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

    Life as We Know It is a 2010 comedy film written by Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk Robinson, Jon...  more

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  • Lust for Life22
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    Lust for Life

    Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn

    Released1956

    Directed byVincente Minnelli, George Cukor

    Lust for Life is a MGM biographical film about the life of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh,...  more
  • The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean23
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    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

    Paul Newman, Ava Gardner

    Released1972

    Directed byJohn Huston

    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is a 1972 American western film written by John Milius,...  more

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  • Dan in Real Life24
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    Dan in Real Life

    Emily Blunt, Steve Carell

    Released2007

    Directed byPeter Hedges

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  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty25
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    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    Sean Penn, Ben Stiller

    Released2013

    Directed byBen Stiller

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