Afterlife, Angels, etc.

by holyspacemonkey | created - 02 Jan 2013 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

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1. Topper (1937)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 6,293

2. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, Rita Johnson

Votes: 5,473

3. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 59,433 | Gross: $3.33M

4. City of Angels (1998)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

54 Metascore

An angel on Earth, a doctor unable to believe, a patient with a secret, a love story made in Heaven.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz

Votes: 108,607 | Gross: $78.69M

5. After Life (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy

91 Metascore

After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Arata Iura, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima, Takashi Naitô

Votes: 9,058 | Gross: $0.80M

6. What Dreams May Come (1998)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

44 Metascore

Chris Nielsen dies in an accident, and enters Heaven. But when he discovers that his beloved wife Annie has killed herself out of grief over the loss, he embarks on an afterlife adventure to reunite with her.

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow

Votes: 97,294 | Gross: $55.49M

7. The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley

Votes: 12,788

8. The Preacher's Wife (1996)

PG | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An angel comes to Earth to help a preacher save his church and his family.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines

Votes: 10,373 | Gross: $48.10M

9. Defending Your Life (1991)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

In an afterlife way station resembling a block of hotels, the lives of the recently-deceased are examined in a court-like setting.

Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Michael Durrell

Votes: 15,818 | Gross: $16.37M

10. Always (1989)

PG | 122 min | Fantasy, Romance

50 Metascore

The spirit of a recently deceased expert pilot mentors a newer pilot while watching him fall in love with the girlfriend that he left behind.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson, John Goodman

Votes: 26,495 | Gross: $43.86M

11. A Guy Named Joe (1943)

Passed | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War

A dead World War II bomber pilot named Pete Sandidge, becomes the guardian angel of another pilot, Ted Randall. He guides Ted through battle and helping him to romance his old girlfriend, despite her excessive devotion to Sandidge's memory.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson, Ward Bond

Votes: 2,065

12. Heart and Souls (1993)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An unhappy businessman finds a new sense of purpose after he's tasked with helping a quartet of ghosts fulfill their last wishes before moving on to the afterlife.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Charles Grodin, Alfre Woodard, Kyra Sedgwick

Votes: 15,290 | Gross: $16.58M

13. Back from the Dead (1957)

79 min | Horror

A newly married young woman is possessed by the evil spirt of her husband's deceased first wife. The possession turns her into a scheming killer who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Peggie Castle, Arthur Franz, Marsha Hunt, Don Haggerty

Votes: 114

14. The Littlest Angel (1969 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 77 min | Family, Fantasy

A little shepherd boy, newly arrived in Heaven, tries to adjust to life in the Hereafter.

Director: Joe Layton | Stars: Johnny Whitaker, Fred Gwynne, Cab Calloway, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 280

15. Carol for Another Christmas (1964 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama, Fantasy

Daniel Grudge, a wealthy industrialist and fierce isolationist long embittered by the loss of his son in World War II, is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who lead him to reconsider his attitude toward his fellow man.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Percy Rodrigues, Sterling Hayden, Ben Gazzara, Barbara Ann Teer

Votes: 652

16. Casper the Friendly Ghost: He Ain't Scary, He's Our Brother (1979 TV Short)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Casper embarks on a journey to save Halloween.

Directors: Carl Urbano, Chris Cuddington | Stars: Greg Alter, Lucille Bliss, Diana McCannon, Julie McWhirter

Votes: 83

17. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 366,954

18. On Borrowed Time (1939)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy

A cantankerous old man takes in his beloved, orphaned grandson, whom he must protect at all costs, including from an agent of Death with the help of a magical apple tree.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Cedric Hardwicke, Beulah Bondi, Una Merkel

Votes: 1,704

19. Delivering Milo (2001)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A guardian angel has 24 hours to convince a soul that life on Earth is worth the effort.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Albert Finney, Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott

Votes: 1,090

20. The Cockeyed Miracle (1946)

Approved | 81 min | Fantasy, Comedy

Man returns from heaven to make up for financial errors he made that caused harm to his family.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Frank Morgan, Keenan Wynn, Cecil Kellaway, Audrey Totter

Votes: 266

21. A Texas Funeral (1999)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

In Texas in the late '60s, the Whit family meets for the funeral of grandfather Sparta. This, however, is no normal funeral, and the Whits are no normal family. Young L'il Sparta spies on ... See full summary »

Director: W. Blake Herron | Stars: Quinton Jones, Robert Patrick, Jane Adams, Martin Sheen

Votes: 631

22. Made in Heaven (1987)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

After being dumped by his girlfriend, a boy runs away to California. But he ends up in heaven because he dies after trying to help a family from drowning in a river. In heaven he'll meet a beautiful girl, who has never reincarnated before.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Kelly McGillis, Maureen Stapleton, Ann Wedgeworth

Votes: 2,944 | Gross: $4.57M

23. For Heaven's Sake (1950)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An angel disguises himself as a crusty old rancher in order to visit Earth and help an unborn child find suitable parents.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Clifton Webb, Joan Bennett, Robert Cummings, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 312

24. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sport

47 Metascore

A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Bruce McGill

Votes: 51,373 | Gross: $30.70M

25. Cabin in the Sky (1943)

Passed | 98 min | Fantasy, Musical

A compulsive gambler dies during a shooting, but he'll receive a second chance to reform himself and to make up with his worried wife.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Ethel Waters, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 2,544

26. Angel on My Shoulder (1946)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains, Onslow Stevens

Votes: 2,222

27. Oh, God! (1977)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy

56 Metascore

When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: John Denver, George Burns, Teri Garr, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 8,082 | Gross: $41.69M

28. Oh, God! Book II (1980)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

35 Metascore

God asks a young girl to help spread his word and influence with a slogan.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney, Louanne

Votes: 1,972 | Gross: $14.50M

29. Oh, God! You Devil (1984)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy

49 Metascore

George Burns returns as God, and as Satan. They battle over the soul of a young rock star who is willing to sell his soul to the devil.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: George Burns, Ted Wass, Ron Silver, Roxanne Hart

Votes: 2,176 | Gross: $21.54M

30. OMG: Oh My God! (2012)

Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.

Director: Umesh Shukla | Stars: Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, Om Puri

Votes: 46,167 | Gross: $0.92M

31. Bedazzled (1967)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A hapless loser sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for seven wishes, but has trouble winning over the girl of his dreams.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Eleanor Bron, Raquel Welch

Votes: 7,912

32. Bedazzled (2000)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy

49 Metascore

Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted seven wishes by the Devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, Frances O'Connor, Miriam Shor

Votes: 92,263 | Gross: $37.88M

33. A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family

55 Metascore

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine

Votes: 93,634 | Gross: $137.86M

34. A Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward

Votes: 11,059

35. A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy

An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Ian McNeice

Votes: 7,539

36. A Christmas Carol (1938)

Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was as mean and miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences in the afterlife.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn

Votes: 5,563

37. A Christmas Carol (1971 TV Short)

28 min | Animation, Short, Drama

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Richard Williams | Stars: Alastair Sim, Michael Redgrave, Michael Hordern, Diana Quick

Votes: 1,048

38. A Christmas Carol (1951)

TV-PG | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy

Old bitter miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 18,287

39. Brother John (1971)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A man who returns to his hometown for a funeral may have a much larger purpose in life than those around him can see.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Will Geer, Bradford Dillman, Beverly Todd

Votes: 540

40. Harvey (1950)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Wallace Ford, William H. Lynn, Victoria Horne

Votes: 50,730

41. Angels in the Outfield (1994)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

44 Metascore

When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 27,214 | Gross: $50.24M

42. Angel in the Family (2004 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

An ailing widowed father and his two estranged daughters experience a miracle when their late matriarch returns to spend Christmas with them.

Director: Georg Stanford Brown | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Ronny Cox, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Tracey Needham

Votes: 476

43. Angels in the Outfield (1951)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn, Donna Corcoran

Votes: 1,902

44. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: Angels in the Endzone (1997)

Unrated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The football team Jesse is on is terrible; after the death of his father Jesse quits the team. Then angels come to help the team get better and nobody can see them but Jesse's little ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Nadeau | Stars: Paul Dooley, Matthew Lawrence, David Gallagher, Jack Coleman

Votes: 905

45. The Story of Three Loves (1953)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

An anthology film consisting of three very different stories about love set in Europe and told in flashback.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Leslie Caron, Farley Granger

Votes: 981

46. The Story of Three Loves (1953)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

An anthology film consisting of three very different stories about love set in Europe and told in flashback.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Leslie Caron, Farley Granger

Votes: 981

47. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)

60 min | Comedy

In the fictional town of New Burbage, legendary theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival, the site of his greatest triumph and most humiliating failure... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Stephen Ouimette, Susan Coyne

Votes: 2,331