Funeral Movies

List of the best funeral movies selected by visitors to our site: Roman J. Israel, Esq., The Sisters Brothers, Shaft, The Pretty One, Overcomer, Poms, A Daughter's Nightmare, Lope, Fairhaven, Dead Awake.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada, United Arab Emirates, USA
CharactersHired assassins, Heroes, Lawyers, Friends
PlotMoney, Investigation, Funeral
PlaceCourt, USA, Canada, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Hard-nosed liberal lawyer Roman J. Israel has been fighting the good fight forever while others take the credit. When his partner – the firm’s frontman – has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. He soon discovers some unsettling truths about the firm – truths that conflict with his values of helping the poor and dispossessed – and finds himself in an existential crisis that leads to extreme actions.

The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, western, crime
CountryFrance, Spain, Romania, Belgium, USA
CharactersHorses, Hired assassins, Thieves, Spiders, Alcoholics
PlotCheating, Funeral
PlaceWild West, Hotels, USA
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating

Oregon, 1851. Hermann Kermit Warm, a chemist and aspiring gold prospector, keeps a profitable secret that the Commodore wants to know, so he sends the Sisters brothers, two notorious assassins, to capture him on his way to California.

Shaft (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CharactersHackers, Mafia, Gangsters, FBI, Partners
PlotDancing, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Fight, Investigation
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year
StyleBlack humor

JJ, aka John Shaft Jr., may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly.

The Pretty One (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, drama
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleFancy, Touching

When her idolized twin sister Audrey dies in a car accident, Laurel decides to take her place. But, as she eases into the life she has always wanted, she must decide between continuing the lie or revealing herself.

Overcomer (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, family, sport
CharactersStudents, Trainers
PlotLove, Fight, Friendship, Funeral
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, high school basketball Coach John Harrison helps the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.

Poms (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotAdventure, Gambling, Friendship, Funeral, Rivalry
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating

A woman moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents.

A Daughter's Nightmare (2014)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
PlotMystery, Funeral
PlaceCollege, Canada
StyleSerious, Disturbing

A college student suspects that a nurse may harm her lonely, widowed mother.

Lope (2010)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountrySpain, Brazil, France
CharactersWriters, Womanizers, Poets
PlotLove triangle, Funeral
Time16th century
StyleFascinating, Smart, Serious

A chronicle of the life of Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega, who dominated Spain's early Golden Age of Theater in the 16th century. Lope returns home from war and enters the theater world when a producer's beautiful daughter takes a shine to him. They embark on a passionate affair as his plays begin to win popular acclaim.

Fairhaven (2012)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotFriendship, Funeral
PlaceSmall cities

Long-time friends reconnect when one returns to their small Massachusetts town for a funeral.

Dead Awake (2010)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, detective
PlotSupernatural, Weapon, Life after death, Mystery, Funeral
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Depressive, Disturbing

Dylan, a young man working at a funeral parlor, is trying to unravel a mystery that shattered his life ten years earlier. After faking his own funeral to see who will show up, he befriends a mysterious street junkie and is reunited with an old love from his past. The lives of these three characters are transformed by supernatural forces as Dylan discovers that no one is who they seem to be.

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Smoke Screen (2010)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, crime
CharactersFirefighters, Journalists, Reporters
PlotPolitical, Funeral
StyleHeavy, Serious, Disturbing

Sandra Brown’s “Smoke Screen” follows newswoman Britt Shelley (Jaime Pressly), who shockingly wakes up in bed next to the dead body of Detective Jay Burgess and is suspected of foul play. Five years prior, Jay’s lifelong friend Raley Gannon (Currie Graham) also woke up next to a dead body. After learning of Britt’s scandal and the similarities between their two cases, he realizes she might be his only chance for vindication. As the two unravel their mysterious cases together, they find themselves caught in a dangerous political cover-up involving arson and murder.

The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, sport
CharactersDogs, Animals, Lawyers, Friends, Judge
PlotLove, Racing, Time travel, Cars, Wedding
StyleExciting, Action, To cry, Fascinating, Touching

A family dog—with a near-human soul and a philosopher's mind—evaluates his life through the lessons learned by his human owner, a race-car driver.

Sweet Dreams (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryItaly, France
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Soccer, Poker, Death
PlaceParty, The Universe
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

Turin, 1969. Nine-year-old Massimo’s idyllic childhood is shattered by the mysterious death of his mother. The young boy refuses to accept this brutal loss, even if the priest says she is now in Heaven. Years later in the 90s, adult Massimo has become an accomplished journalist. After reporting on the war in Sarajevo, he begins to suffer from panic attacks. As he prepares to sell his parents’ apartment, Massimo is forced to relive his traumatic past. Compassionate doctor Elisa could help tormented Massimo open up and confront his childhood wounds…

The Ideal Palace (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersJournalists, Widows
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Wedding, Obsession
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Fascinating

Follows Joseph Ferdinand Chavel a French postman who built a palace in the French countryside over 33 years.

Yomeddine (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryEgypt, Austria, USA
CharactersFathers, Orphans
PlaceEgypt, Trains

A Coptic leper and his orphaned apprentice leave the confines of the leper colony for the first time and embark on a journey across Egypt to search for what is left of their families.

South Wind (2018)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
PlotBoxing, Wedding, Friendship, Chase, Birthday
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Disturbing

A story about Petar Maraš, a Belgrade criminal in his late twenties, whose one reckless move causes an avalanche of events that will greatly affect the lives of those around him.

I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Belgium
CharactersDisabled people, Single mothers, Poor
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Death, Depression, Political
StyleTouching, Heartbreaking

A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

This Beautiful Fantastic (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersTwins, Inventors, Sisters, Old man, Neighbors
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Happiness, Flowers, Funeral
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Touching

A young woman who dreams of being a children's author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.

The Wait (2015)
Markimdb: 6.6
CountryItaly, France
PlotFriendship, Divorce, Funeral
PlaceHospitals, Lake
StyleVital signs

In the vast rooms of a beautiful Sicilian villa, Anna receives an unexpected guest. Twenty-something Jeanne has arrived from France, declaring herself to be the girlfriend of Anna’s son, Giuseppe, who has invited her to the house to spend Easter together. But this is news to Anna, and Guiseppe is not yet there...

Revival (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, music
CountryCzech Republic
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Managers
PlotMusic, Cancer, Funeral

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