We are all in heaven... or not?by Imdbidia | created - 12 Mar 2011 | updated - 8 months ago | Public
Movies whose leading characters and stories revolve about deceased people who are still living with us. This list does not include paranormal, zombie movies or haunted houses movies unless the ghost "lives normally" among humans. The order is chronological.
- Instant Watch Options
- Movies or TV
- IMDb Rating
- In Theaters
- On TV
- Release Year
2. Lovelorn (2010)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London, the deserted afterlife and a mysterious dreamscape, Lovelorn is a story of lost souls trying to save each other. John has always been... See full summary »
3. All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (2010)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Zel is a fortune teller. She lives and works in an old house at the edge of the woods. The house is crowded with ghosts (including a priest, a bride, a mute child, some washed up ... See full summary »
4. The Lovely Bones (2009)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.
Votes: 134,465 | Gross: $43.82M
5. Enter the Void (2009)
Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Fantasy
A French drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.
Votes: 52,900 | Gross: $0.34M
6. After.Life (2009)
R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After a car accident, a young woman who is caught between life and death, meets a funeral director who appears to have the gift of transitioning the dead into the afterlife.
Votes: 32,859 | Gross: $0.11M
7. Passengers (2008)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A grief counselor working with a group of plane-crash survivors finds herself at the root of a mystery when her clients begin to disappear.
Votes: 30,061 | Gross: $0.27M
10. Ghost Town (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 63,413 | Gross: $13.21M
12. Corpse Bride (2005)
PG | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family
When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
Votes: 208,239 | Gross: $53.36M
14. Just Like Heaven (2005)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A lonely landscape architect falls for the spirit of the beautiful woman who used to live in his new apartment.
Votes: 88,150 | Gross: $48.32M
15. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, Fantasy
An elderly amusement park maintenance man, Eddie, is trapped in purgatory and the only way out is to confront five people from his past. Unfortunately, dark secrets from his service in the Philippines begin to haunt him.
16. Gin gwai (2002)
R | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realized she could even see ghosts.
Votes: 25,925 | Gross: $0.50M
18. The Others (2001)
PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.
Votes: 294,037 | Gross: $96.52M
19. The Sixth Sense (1999)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
Votes: 775,728 | Gross: $293.51M
22. Stir of Echoes (1999)
R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After being hypnotized by his sister in law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him.
Votes: 66,118 | Gross: $21.13M
23. The Frighteners (1996)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
After a tragic car accident kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.
Votes: 72,387 | Gross: $16.76M
24. Jack Frost (1998)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A father who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son, before he is gone forever.
Votes: 27,076 | Gross: $34.55M
26. Heaven Sent (1994)
PG | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy
Eddie, a fourteen-year-old juvenile delinquent of sorts, collides with a car during a petty theft and dies in the hospital. Due to some confusion in heaven, however, he is given three days ... See full summary »
27. Heart and Souls (1993)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 13,965 | Gross: $16.58M
30. 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.
Votes: 14,654 | Gross: $16.37M
31. Switch (1991)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Steve Brooks is a sexist and the prototype macho. Unfortunately one day he is killed by one of his girlfriends. In heaven, though, there is no place for men like him and he is sent back to ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,241 | Gross: $15.55M
32. In Between (1991)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Three strangers - two women and one man - find themselves trapped inside an unfamiliar house with no recollection of how they got there. They soon discover that the house has been borrowed ... See full summary »
33. Final Approach (1991)
R | 100 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Col. Jason Halsey (USAF) has just had a terrible air disaster and can't remember a thing -- even his name. Now he must go head-to-head with the psychiatrist Dr. Gottlieb as his only chance ... See full summary »
34. Jacob's Ladder (I) (1990)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.
Votes: 82,973 | Gross: $26.12M
35. Ghost (1990)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
After a young man is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his lover of impending danger, with the help of a reluctant psychic.
Votes: 166,345 | Gross: $217.63M
36. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama
Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.
Votes: 18,270 | Gross: $0.74M
37. Ghost Dad (1990)
PG | 83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Elliot Hopper is a widower with three children, he is currently working on a deal. It seems like his wife illness was very costly and this deal could put them out of the red. However he ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,648 | Gross: $24.71M
38. Wings of Fame (1990)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A famous movie actor (Peter O'Toole) claims that he has written a book. As result, a real author, not a very well known writer, vengenfully kills him but then dies as a result of an ... See full summary »
39. Chances Are (1989)
PG | 108 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A reincarnated man unknowingly falls in love with his own daughter from his previous life. Once he realizes this, he tries to end their relationship before angels erase his memory.
Votes: 9,176 | Gross: $16.28M
40. Always (1989)
PG | 122 min | Fantasy, Romance
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.
Votes: 24,077 | Gross: $43.86M
41. Beetlejuice (1988)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy
When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.
Votes: 210,668 | Gross: $73.71M
42. 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.
Votes: 2,721 | Gross: $4.57M
43. All of Me (1984)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A dying millionaire has her soul transferred into a younger, willing woman. However, something goes wrong, and she finds herself in her lawyer's body - together with the lawyer.
Votes: 14,224 | Gross: $36.40M
44. The Heavenly Kid (1985)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A hip guardian angel named Bobby Fontana, who died in a car race in the 60s, reluctantly agrees to watch over lonely 80s high schooler Lenny Barnes who needs guidance on how to become cool.
Votes: 3,389 | Gross: $3.85M
45. Two of a Kind (1983)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
God has had just about enough of the human's attitude so he will destroy the planet very soon. It is up to a struggling inventor and a bank teller, both with very amateur criminal minds, to... See full summary »
Votes: 3,336 | Gross: $23.65M
47. Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former house, persuaded by her new fiancé Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,578 | Gross: $15.78M
48. The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)
PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Max, a dead corrupt businessman, makes a Faustian pact with Satan's henchman to drive three people to Hell in exchange for longer life. Soon Max realizes that there still may be good in him.
Votes: 986 | Gross: $16.00M
49. Heaven Can Wait (1978)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire.
Votes: 15,483 | Gross: $81.64M
51. Death of a Salesman (1966 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
An abridged award-winning TV adaptation of a famous play about an aging traveling salesman who's on the verge of a nervous breakdown. His job is gone and his family hates him for never being there. He tries mending things with them.
53. Carousel (1956)
Approved | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
Fifteen years after his death, a carousel barker is granted permission to return to Earth for one day to make amends to his widow and their daughter.
55. You Never Can Tell (1951)
Unrated | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy
An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named Rex inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human ... See full summary »
59. Blithe Spirit (1945)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Charles and his second wife, Ruth, are haunted by the spirit of his first wife, Elvira. Medium Madame Arcati tries to help things out by contacting the ghost.
60. The Canterville Ghost (1944)
Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy
In the 1600s, cowardly Sir Simon of Canterville flees a duel and seeks solace in the family castle. His ashamed father seals him in the room where he is hiding and dooms him to life as a ... See full summary »
61. Between Two Worlds (1944)
Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Drama, Fantasy
Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got on board or where they are going yet, oddly enough, it soon becomes apparent that they all have something in common.
62. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.
63. Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
Approved | 84 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
The ghosts of three elderly industrialists killed in an airplane crash return to Earth to help reunite a young couple whom they initially brought together.
65. Dead End (1937)
Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The lives of a young man and woman, an infamous gangster and a group of street kids converge one day in a volatile New York City slum.
67. The Return of Peter Grimm (1935)
Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
The ghost of a recently deceased family patriarch tries to help his surviving relatives, in part by preventing a marriage that he knows will go wrong.
68. Supernatural (1933)
Passed | 65 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A serial black widow murderess returns to life in the body of a young woman to exact revenge on a former lover, a phony spiritualist who betrayed her.
69. The Return of Peter Grimm (1926)
70 min | Fantasy
The fondest wish of Peter Grimm, elderly patriarch of a famous tulip growing family, is that his ward Kate will marry his nephew and primary heir, Fredrick. Though she loves another, she ... See full summary »
71. The Returned (2012– )
TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
The Returned opens in a small mountain community which is rocked to its core when several local people who are presumed dead suddenly re-appear at their homes. Despite having passed away ... See full summary »