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The Funniest Movies About Heaven 

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Updated April 22, 2020 381 votes 89 voters 5.1k views 16 items

List Rules Vote up the most hilarious comedies about the place you go after death.

What would heaven be without a hefty dose of humor and laughter? The funniest comedies about heaven feature newly dead folks adjusting to existence in the blissful afterlife. This is a list of the greatest funny movies about life after death, including everything from All Dogs Go To Heaven to Just Like Heaven to Here Comes Mr. Jordan.

What films will you find on this list of funny heaven movies list? Albert Brooks wrote, directed, and starred in the 1991 comedy Defending Your Life, which follows about a recently dead man facing trial to decide if he can move on to heaven or not. Heaven Can Wait is another funny movie about the great beyond. Kevin Smith follows two fallen angels who were banished from heaven to Wisconsin in the Catholic comedy, Dogma. Other good films featured on this list of the best heaven comedies include Down to Earth and Chances Are.

Which funny heaven movie do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any great films that are missing.

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Monty Python's The Meani... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Funniest Movies About Heaven
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

Released: 1983

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

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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Heaven Can Wait is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Funniest Movies About Heaven
Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

Released: 1978

Directed by: Buck Henry, Warren Beatty

Heaven Can Wait is a 1978 American comedy film co-directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry. It is the second film adaptation of Harry Segall's stageplay of the same name, preceded by Here Comes ...more

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Heart and Souls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Funniest Movies About Heaven
Robert Downey Jr., Elisabeth Shue, Kyra Sedgwick

Released: 1993

Directed by: Ron Underwood

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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Dogma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Funniest Movies About Heaven
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Rock

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Dogma is a 1999 American comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also stars along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, ...more

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Defending Your Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Funniest Movies About Heaven
Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Albert Brooks

Released: 1991

Directed by: 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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R.I.P.D. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Funniest Movies About Heaven
R.I.P.D. Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker
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Bedazzled is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Funniest Movies About Heaven
Roze Wolownik added Raquel Welch, Dudley Moore, Peter Cook

Released: 1967

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Bedazzled is a 1967 British comedy film directed and produced by Stanley Donen. It was written by and stars Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. It is a comic retelling of the Faust legend, set in the ...more

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All Dogs Go to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Funniest Movies About Heaven
Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise, Vic Tayback

Released: 1989

Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster

All Dogs Go to Heaven is a 1989 American–Irish animated musical adventure comedy film directed and produced by Don Bluth and released by United Artists and Goldcrest Films. The film tells the ...more

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Just like Heaven is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Funniest Movies About Heaven
Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Jon Heder

Released: 2005

Directed by: Mark Waters

Just Like Heaven is an American romantic comedy fantasy film released on September 16, 2005, in the United States and Canada. Set in San Francisco, it was directed by Mark Waters, starring Reese ...more

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Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Funniest Movies About Heaven
Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Coolidge

Released: 2001

Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

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Here Comes Mr. Jordan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Funniest Movies About Heaven
Claude Rains, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Montgomery

Released: 1941

Directed by: Alexander Hall

Here Comes Mr. Jordan is a romantic comedy-fantasy film in which a boxer, mistakenly taken to Heaven before his time, is given a second chance back on Earth. It stars Robert Montgomery, Claude ...more
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Chances Are is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Funniest Movies About Heaven
Robert Downey Jr., Cybill Shepherd, Mary Stuart Masterson

Released: 1989

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

Chances Are is a 1989 romantic comedy film directed by Emile Ardolino and starring Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey, Jr., Ryan O'Neal, and Mary Stuart Masterson. The original music score was ...more

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Oh! Heavenly Dog is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Funniest Movies About Heaven
Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour, Omar Sharif

Released: 1980

Directed by: Joe Camp

Oh! Heavenly Dog is a 1980 comedy film written by Rod Browning. The film stars Benjean, billed here as Benji, Chevy Chase, Jane Seymour and Omar Sharif. The film was directed by Joe Camp and ...more

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Made in Heaven is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Funniest Movies About Heaven
Petula Clark, David Tomlinson, Richard Wattis

Released: 1952

Directed by: John Paddy Carstairs

Made in Heaven is a 1952 British comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs which stars David Tomlinson, Petula Clark and Sonja Ziemann. A happy household is thrown into chaos when an ...more
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Don't Tempt Me is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Funniest Movies About Heaven
Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Elsa Pataky

Released: 2001

Directed by: Agustín Díaz Yanes

Don't Tempt Me is a 2001 Mexican and Spanish co-production comedy film. The screenplay for the film was written especially for Penélope Cruz and Victoria Abril by the award-winning ...more
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A Little Bit of Heaven ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Funniest Movies About Heaven
Kate Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Bates

Released: 2011

Directed by: Nicole Kassell

A Little Bit of Heaven is a 2011 romantic comedy directed by Nicole Kassell and starring Kate Hudson and Gael García Bernal.