Comedies The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death  

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Death is a topic so serious that it is rife for comedy. The top funny movies about death feature hilarious actors grappling with dying - or even with their own demise. This is a list of the greatest funny movies about death including everything from Death Becomes Her to Weekend at Bernie's to Defending Your Life.

What films will you find on this list of the funniest death movies? Monty Python's The Meaning of Life mines topics like the Grim Reaper for comedy gold. As for the meaning of life itself, the film reveals it: "Try and be nice to people, avoid getting fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try to live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations." Beetlejuice is an absurd look at a recently deceased couple who have decided to haunt their old residence. Other good films featured on this list include Shaun of the Dead, Heathers, and Jawbreaker.

Can you pick a favorite from these comedies about death? Give your choices a thumbs up to make sure the best features end up in the top spot.

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Death Becomes Her is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
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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Death at a Funeral is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Peter Dinklage, Alan Tudyk, Matthew Macfadyen 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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Monty Python's The Meaning of ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, also known as The Meaning of Life, is a 1983 British musical sketch comedy film written and performed by the Monty Python troupe, and directed by one of its ...more

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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis Beetlejuice is a 1988 American comedy fantasy film directed by Tim Burton, produced by The Geffen Film Company and distributed by Warner Bros. The plot revolves around a recently deceased young ...more

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Heathers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann.

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Clue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn Clue is a 1985 American mystery comedy film based on the board game of the same name. The film is a murder mystery set in a Gothic Revival mansion, and is styled after The Rocky Horror Picture ...more

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Weekend at Bernie's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Skeet Ulrich Weekend at Bernie's is a dark comedy film written by Robert Klane and directed by Ted Kotcheff. The film stars Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman as young insurance corporation employees who ...more

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Four Weddings and a Funeral is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson 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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Very Bad Things is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Cameron Diaz, Christian Slater, Jeremy Piven Very Bad Things is a 1998 black comedy film directed by Peter Berg, based on the book by Gene Brewer. It stars Cameron Diaz, Jon Favreau, Daniel Stern, Jeremy Piven, Christian Slater, Leland ...more

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Death at a Funeral is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock, Peter Dinklage This film is a 2010 comedy film written by Aeysha Carr and Chris Rock and directed by Neil LaBute.

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In Bruges is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith In Bruges is a 2008 British-American comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh. The film stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two Irish hitmen in hiding, with Ralph Fiennes as ...more

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbin... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
aabcc added Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a 2017 film directed by Martin McDonagh. A woman (Frances McDormand) takes a stand against the police, using three billboards, in her Missouri town ...more

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Wristcutters: A Love Story is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Tom Waits, Leslie Bibb, Will Arnett Wristcutters: A Love Story is a 2006 American black comedy romance road movie written and directed by Goran Dukić, starring Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham, and Shannyn Sossamon. Its premise is set ...more

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Jawbreaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Rose McGowan, Julie Benz, Pam Grier Jawbreaker is a 1999 American black comedy film written and directed by Darren Stein. The film stars Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, and Judy Greer as girls in an exclusive clique in ...more

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I Love You to Death is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Heather Graham, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Kline This film is a 1990 American dark comedy film directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It is based in 1984, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where Frances Toto repeatedly tried to end her husband, Anthony

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Ghost Town is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Kristen Wiig, Ricky Gervais, Téa Leoni Ghost Town is a 2008 American supernatural comedy-drama film directed by David Koepp, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Kamps. It stars English comedian Ricky Gervais in his first ...more

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Heart and Souls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Robert Downey Jr., Elisabeth Shue, Kyra Sedgwick Heart and Souls is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Thomas Riley, a businessman recruited by the souls of four deceased people - ...more

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Defending Your Life is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Albert Brooks Defending Your Life is a 1991 romantic comedy-fantasy film about a man who arrives in the afterlife only to find that he must stand trial and justify his lifelong fears in order to advance to ...more

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Death to Smoochy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Jon Stewart This film is a 2002 American black comedy film directed by and starring Danny DeVito, and co-starring Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener and Jon Stewart. The film received mixed ...more

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World's Greatest Dad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy World's Greatest Dad is a 2009 American black comedy film written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. It stars Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, and Alexie Gilmore. The film was released on July 24 ...more

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Jennifer's Body is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Pratt Jennifer's Body is a 2009 black comedy horror film written by Diablo Cody and directed by Karyn Kusama. The film stars Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, and Adam Brody. Fox portrays a ...more

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Man Bites Dog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Bernard Frédéric, Edith Lemerdy, Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert Man Bites Dog is a 1992 Belgian black comedy mockumentary written, produced and directed by Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel and Benoît Poelvoorde, who are also the film's ...more

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The Devil and Max Devlin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Funniest Comedy Movies About Death
Bill Cosby, Elliott Gould, Lillian Müller The Devil and Max Devlin is a 1981 film produced by Walt Disney Productions, directed by Steven Hilliard Stern and starring Elliott Gould, Bill Cosby and Susan Anspach. The film was considered ...more