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The Best Movies With Life in the Title

Updated June 8, 2020 872 votes 152 voters 26.6k views

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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.
  • 1

    Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam
    Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, also known as The Meaning of Life, is a 1983 British...  more

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    Life of Brian

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

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  • 3

    It's a Wonderful Life

    James Stewart, Donna Reed
    It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and...  more

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  • 4

    Imitation of Life

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

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  • 5

    Life Is Beautiful

    Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz
    Life Is Beautiful is a 1998 Italian tragicomedy comedy-drama film directed by and starring...  more

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    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

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

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  • 7

    Imitation of Life

    Claudette Colbert, Rochelle Hudson
    Imitation of Life is a 1934 American drama film directed by John M. Stahl. The screenplay by...  more
  • 8

    The Private Life of Henry VIII

    Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon
    The Private Life of Henry VIII is a 1933 United Kingdom historical film directed and...  more

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  • 9

    The Secret Life of Bees

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

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  • 10

    Life of Pi

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

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  • 11

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    Boris Karloff, Danny Kaye
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 1947 Technicolor comedy film, loosely based on the short...  more
  • 12

    The Facts of Life

    Lucille Ball, Bob Hope
    The Facts of Life is a 1960 romantic comedy starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball as married...  more
  • 13

    Life with Father

    Elizabeth Taylor, Irene Dunne
    Life with Father is a 1947 American comedy film. It tells the true story of Clarence Day, a...  more
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    A Bug's Life

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

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  • 16

    A Dog's Life

    Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance
    A Dog's Life is a silent film written, produced and directed by Charlie Chaplin. This was...  more
  • 17

    This Boy's Life

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro
    This Boy's Life is a 1993 film adaptation of the memoir of the same name by American author...  more

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  • 18

    Monty Python's Life of Brian

    Michael Palin, Terry Jones
    Monty Python's Life of Brian is an album released by Monty Python in conjunction with the 1979...  more
  • 19

    The Book of Life

    PJ Harvey, William S. Burroughs
    The Book of Life is a 1998 film by Hal Hartley. In the film, Jesus returns to earth on the eve...  more
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  • 21

    Life as We Know It

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

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  • 22

    Lust for Life

    Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn
    Lust for Life is a MGM biographical film about the life of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh,...  more
  • 23

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    Sean Penn, Ben Stiller
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 2013 romantic adventure comedy-drama cult film directed...  more

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  • 24

    Dan in Real Life

    Emily Blunt, Steve Carell
    Dan in Real Life is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Hedges, starring Steve...  more

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    A Matter of Life and Death

    David Niven, Richard Attenborough
    This film is a romantic fantasy film created by the British writing-directing-producing team...  more

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