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.
Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry JonesThe stages of life are told through multiple sketches and songs by the British comedy troupe. The seven parts of life cover birth, growing up, war, middle age, organ transplants, old age and death. ...more
Directed by: Kevin SmithTwo fallen angels who were ejected from paradise find themselves banned in Wisconsin. They are now headed for New Jersey where they find a loophole that can get them back into heaven. The only catch ...more
Directed by: Ron UnderwoodHeart 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 - his ...more
Directed by: Warren Beatty, Buck HenryJoe Pendleton (Warren Beatty), quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, is killed in an auto accident. In the afterlife, Joe discovers that his guardian angel (Buck Henry) has taken him from his body ...more
Directed by: Albert BrooksDaniel Miller (Albert Brooks) isn't having a good week. For starters, he died after he got hit by a bus. Then he discovers that in the afterlife he must defend his actions on Earth in order to ascend ...more
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Directed by: Stanley DonenStanley Moon (Dudley Moore) is a bumbling short-order cook, infatuated with Margaret (Eleanor Bron), the statuesque waitress he works with at Wimpy Burger in London. On the verge of suicide, he meets ...more
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Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan KuensterAll Dogs Go to Heaven is a 1989 AmericanIrish animated musical adventure comedy film directed and produced by Don Bluth and released by United Artists and Goldcrest Films. The film tells the story ...more
Directed by: Mark WatersDavid (Mark Ruffalo) is a recently widowed architect moving into a new apartment in San Francisco. But the apartment isn't entirely empty; it's haunted by the ghost of a woman named Elizabeth (Reese ...more
Directed by: Emile ArdolinoA man's love for his pregnant wife, Corinne Jeffries (Cybill Shepherd), is interrupted when a car accident sends him to heaven. He is reincarnated, however, and two decades later he is a writer named ...more
Directed by: Alexander HallBoxer Joe Pendleton (Robert Montgomery) is killed in a plane crash on the way to a championship fight. Unfortunately, Joe wasn't supposed to die and is brought up to heaven too soon by an overeager ...more
Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul WeitzWhen amateur comedian Lance Barton (Chris Rock) finds himself at Heaven's door, he is convinced there has been a mistake. Miraculously he is right. Since returning to his own body is not an option, a ...more
Directed by: John Paddy CarstairsMade 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 attractive ...more
Directed by: Joe CampOh! 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 released ...more
Directed by: Nicole KassellNew Orleans ad executive Marley Corbett (Kate Hudson) is a free-spirited woman who embraces her easy sexuality, shuns commitment, and gains support and strength from a close circle of friends. Then ...more
Directed by: Agustín Díaz YanesDon'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 Spanish writer and ...more