Movies About The Afterlife

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Movies About The Afterlife

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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

It's a Wonderful Life
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Frank Capra, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell
Rated PG

It's a Wonderful Life is a classic 1946 American film directed by Frank Capra. The movie follows George Bailey, a small-town banker who has sacrificed his dreams for the good of his community, who finds himself in a difficult financial situation and is considering suicide. On the brink of despair, he is visited by his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, who shows him what life in his hometown would have been like had he never been born. Through these experiences, George learns the true value of his life and the people around him. He is ultimately saved by the people he had helped throughout his life, and is reminded that life is a wonderful gift.

The Sixth Sense (1999)

The Sixth Sense
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From M. Night Shyamalan, starring Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams
Rated PG-13

The Sixth Sense is a supernatural horror film written, produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The movie follows the story of 8-year-old Cole Sear (played by Haley Joel Osment), a troubled boy who is able to see and talk to the dead. With the help of child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (played by Bruce Willis), Cole attempts to confront his visions of the dead, and uncover what his eerie "sixth sense" may be trying to tell him. As the story progresses, Cole and Malcolm discover the truth about Cole's ability, and the tragic events that led to it. In the end, Cole is able to face his fears and use his power to help the souls of the dead find peace and closure.

Ghostbusters (1984)

Ghostbusters
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis
Rated PG

Ghostbusters is a 1984 American supernatural comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. It stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, and Rick Moranis and follows three eccentric parapsychologists in New York City who start a ghost-catching business. After they are fired from Columbia University, they open their business out of an old firehouse. When an ancient deity attempts to take over the world, the Ghostbusters must save the world from complete destruction. Along the way, they battle mischievous ghosts, slimy monsters, and a seemingly unstoppable supernatural force. With the help of their secretary, Jane, and the mayor of New York City, the Ghostbusters are able to vanquish the evil force and restore peace to the city.

Beetlejuice (1988)

Beetlejuice
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Tim Burton, starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe
Rated PG

Beetlejuice is a 1988 American comedy-fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. The film tells the story of Barbara and Adam Maitland, a married couple who die in a car accident and become ghosts haunting their former home. The new occupants of their home, the Deetz family, are convinced to hire "bio-exorcist" Betelgeuse (Michael Keaton) to scare away the Maitlands. Betelgeuse proves to be a wild card, and hilarity ensues as the Maitlands and Deetzes battle for control of their home. The film also features Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara. Beetlejuice is a darkly funny, inventive take on the haunted house genre and has since become a cult classic.

Field of Dreams (1989)

Field of Dreams
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Phil Alden Robinson, starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan
Rated PG

Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama film written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson. The film stars Kevin Costner as Ray Kinsella, a farmer in Iowa who hears a voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does so, and the baseball players from the 1919 Chicago White Sox come to play. With the help of his wife Annie (Amy Madigan), he discovers the truth behind the mysterious voice and its connection to his father's past. The film is a meditation on fathers and sons, and explores themes including faith, fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, second chances, and love. The film was a major commercial success and was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Defending Your Life (1991)

Defending Your Life
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Albert Brooks, starring Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Michael Durrell
Rated PG

Meet Joe Black (1998)

Meet Joe Black
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Martin Brest, starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber
Rated PG-13

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

Wristcutters: A Love Story
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Goran Dukic, starring Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham, Tom Waits, Will Arnett
Rated R

The Frighteners (1996)

The Frighteners
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Peter Jackson, starring Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin
Rated R

Ghost (1990)

Ghost
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jerry Zucker, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn
Rated PG-13

Heart and Souls (1993)

Heart and Souls
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Ron Underwood, starring Robert Downey Jr., Charles Grodin, Alfre Woodard, Kyra Sedgwick
Rated PG-13

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Heaven Can Wait
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry, starring Warren Beatty, James Mason, Julie Christie, Jack Warden
Rated PG

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Vanilla Sky
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Cameron Crowe, starring Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell
Rated R

What Dreams May Come (1998)

What Dreams May Come
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Vincent Ward, starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow
Rated PG-13

City of Angels (1998)

City of Angels
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Brad Silberling, starring Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz
Rated PG-13

Ghost Town (2008)

Ghost Town
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From David Koepp, starring Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Téa Leoni, Jordan Carlos
Rated PG-13

If I Stay (2014)

If I Stay
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From R.J. Cutler, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard
Rated PG-13

Just Like Heaven (2005)

Just Like Heaven
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Mark Waters, starring Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Donal Logue, Dina Spybey-Waters
Rated PG-13

Ghostbusters II (1989)

Ghostbusters II
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis
Rated PG

The Lovely Bones (2009)

The Lovely Bones
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Peter Jackson, starring Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon
Rated PG-13

Hereafter (2010)

Hereafter
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Matt Damon, Cécile de France, Bryce Dallas Howard, Thierry Neuvic
Rated PG-13

Always (1989)

Always
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson, John Goodman
Rated PG

Chances Are (1989)

Chances Are
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Emile Ardolino, starring Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan O'Neal, Mary Stuart Masterson
Rated PG

Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

Charlie St. Cloud
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Burr Steers, starring Zac Efron, Kim Basinger, Charlie Tahan, Amanda Crew
Rated PG-13

Bedazzled (2000)

Bedazzled
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Harold Ramis, starring Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, Frances O'Connor, Miriam Shor
Rated PG-13

 



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