Movies about life after death

List of the best movies for melodramas about life after death, selected by visitors to our site: Charlie St. Cloud, Magic in the Moonlight, I Will Follow You Into the Dark, Endless, Thirst, If I Stay, The Book of Life, The Discovery, The Leisure Seeker, The Good Place
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Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:39
PlotSupernatural, Life after death, Ghosts
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute

Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud has the adoration of his mother Claire and his little brother Sam, as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a tragedy strikes and takes his dreams with it. After his high-school classmate Tess returns home unexpectedly, Charlie grows torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love. And as he finds the courage to let go of the past for good, Charlie discovers the soul most worth saving is his own.

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:38
CharactersLosers, Wizards
PlotInvestigation, Life after death
PlaceFrance
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Smart

Set in the 1920s French Riviera, a master magician is commissioned to try and expose a psychic as a fraud.

I Will Follow You Into the Dark (2012)
Mark4 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
PlotDepression, Supernatural, Pursuit, Life after death
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleGloomy, Disturbing

A woman reeling from the death of her parents becomes attached to an alluring man whose sudden disappearance sends her and her friends into a haunted high-rise to find him.

Endless (2020)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
PlotDeath, Love, Life after death
StyleTouching, Soulful

When madly in love high school graduates Riley and Chris are separated by a tragic car accident, Riley blames herself for her boyfriend's death while Chris is stranded in limbo. Miraculously, the two find a way to connect. In a love story that transcends life and death, both Riley and Chris are forced to learn the hardest lesson of all: letting go.

Thirst (2009)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:13
CharactersVampire, Priests
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Life after death
PlaceAsia
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Disturbing, Fascinating

Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho), a respected priest, volunteers for an experimental procedure that may lead to a cure for a deadly virus. He gets infected and dies, but a blood transfusion of unknown origin brings him back to life as a vampire. Now, Sang-hyun is torn between faith and bloodlust, and has a newfound desire for Tae-ju (Kim Ok-vin), the wife of his childhood friend.

If I Stay (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotSupernatural, Love, Life after death
StyleTouching, Soulful, Depressive

Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock singer/guitarist. However, a car wreck changes everything in an instant, and now Mia's life hangs in the balance. Suspended between life and death, Mia faces a choice that will decide her future.

The Book of Life (2014)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersFamily
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Fate, Love triangle, Life after death
PlaceMexico
StyleExciting, Touching, Atmospheric, Disturbing

The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

The Discovery (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists
PlotLife after death, Depression, Dreams, Religious, Uprising, Mental disorders, Loneliness
PlaceMansions
TimeFuture
StylePhilosophical, Depressive, Tense, Smart

In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among them is Dr. Harbor's son Will, who has arrived at his father's isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla. There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments.

The Leisure Seeker (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:17
CharactersTeachers, Photographers
PlotTime travel, Love, Happiness, The escape, Travel, Weapon, Death, Dancing, Motorcycles, Lost memory, Life after death
PlaceUSA, Hotels, Beach
StyleAction, Fascinating

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey from Boston to Key West, recapturing their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

The Good Place (2016)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersFriends, Architects
PlotDeath, Life after death, Cheating
PlaceTrains
StyleTouching, Fascinating, Philosophical

Eleanor Shellstrop, an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn't been a very good person. With the help of her wise afterlife mentor, she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome (or at least the pretty good) person within.

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I Origins (2014)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists, Inventors
PlotLife after death, Love, Death, Meaning of life, Religious, Pursuit, Loneliness
PlaceIndia, USA
StyleMakes me think, Atmospheric

I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner, they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.

Ghost Town (2008)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersDoctors, Widows
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Life after death, Superpowers
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry

Dentist, Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.

Corpse Bride (2005)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:17
CharactersBrides, Zombie
PlotSupernatural, Death, Life after death, Fear, Loneliness, Wedding
PlaceTomb
StyleFascinating, Gothic, Fancy

Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.

Ghost (1990)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
PlotLove, Ghosts, Death, Investigation, Supernatural, Life after death
PlaceNew York
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute

Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of Carl's betrayal, Sam must seek the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown to set things right and protect Molly from Carl and his goons.

An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Netherlands, Luxembourg, USA, France
Duration01:45
CharactersWerewolf, Dogs, Teens
PlotSupernatural, Death, Martial Arts, Love, Life after death, Chase
StyleDisturbing, Gothic

An American man unwittingly gets involved with werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.

Wings of Desire (1987)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryWest Germany, France
Duration02:10
CharactersPoets, Angels
PlotSupernatural, Love, Life after death
PlaceGermany
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Makes me think

Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds -- with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk -- that it might be possible for him to take human form.

Mannequin (1987)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersDogs, Gay, Losers
PlotMotorcycles, Love, Shopping, Life after death, Chase, Ghosts
PlaceEgypt
StyleTouching

Jonathan Switcher, an unemployed artist, finds a job as an assistant window dresser for a department store. When Jonathan happens upon a beautiful mannequin he previously designed, she springs to life and introduces herself as Emmy, an Egyptian under an ancient spell. Despite interference from the store's devious manager, Jonathan and his mannequin fall in love while creating eye-catching window displays to keep the struggling store in business.

Heart and Souls (1993)
Mark8 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersAngels, Criminals
PlotSupernatural, Death, Love, Life after death, Ghosts
StyleTouching, To cry, Light, Cute

A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.

City of Angels (1998)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:54
CharactersAngels
PlotLove, Fate, Life after death
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Cute

When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple embarks on a tender but forbidden romance spanning heaven and Earth.

Just Like Heaven (2005)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersSisters, Losers, Architects
PlotSupernatural, Fate, Life after death, Ghosts
StyleTo cry, Cute

Shortly after David Abbott moves into his new San Francisco digs, he has an unwelcome visitor on his hands: winsome Elizabeth Martinson, who asserts that the apartment is hers -- and promptly vanishes. When she starts appearing and disappearing at will, David thinks she's a ghost, while Elizabeth is convinced she's alive.

The Last Sign (2005)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryCanada, United Kingdom, France
PlotSupernatural, Love triangle, Missing people, Mental disorders, Life after death, Superpowers, Ghosts
PlaceFrance
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing

A woman who is tormented by the ghost of her abusive, alcoholic husband. She must come to terms with the past if she is to find peace and love...

Meet Joe Black (1998)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:58
CharactersBusinessmen, Angels
PlotLove, Death, Relationship, Supernatural, Love at first sight, Life after death
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleLong, Touching, To cry, Unexpected ending, Smart, Philosophical

When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe Black, Death begins taking part in Parrish's daily agenda and falls in love with the man's daughter. Yet when Black's holiday is over, so is Parrish's life.

What Dreams May Come (1998)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, New Zealand
Duration01:53
CharactersAngels
PlotTime travel, Disasters, Love, Death, Funeral, Life after death
StyleInspirational, Touching, Philosophical

Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the small chance that he will be able to bring her back to heaven.

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