81 user 112 critic

Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 30 July 2010 (USA)
2:28 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Charlie's brother, Sam, dies in a car crash that Charlie survives. Charlie is given the gift of seeing his dead brother and others who he has lost such as his friend who died in the military, but when the girl he falls in love with's life is at risk, he must choose between his girlfriend and his brother.



(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3,739 ( 771)
4 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Lucky One (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A Marine travels to Louisiana after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.

Director: Scott Hicks
Stars: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner
17 Again (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Mike O'Donnell is ungrateful for how his life turned out. He gets a chance to rewrite his life when he tried to save a janitor near a bridge and jumped after him into a time vortex.

Director: Burr Steers
Stars: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Three best friends find themselves where we've all been - at that confusing moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide "So...where is this going?"

Director: Tom Gormican
Stars: Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller
The Last Song (2010)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A rebellious girl is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.

Director: Julie Anne Robinson
Stars: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Greg Kinnear
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Caught between a forbidden romance and the expectations of his friends, aspiring DJ Cole Carter attempts to find the path in life that leads to fame and fortune.

Director: Max Joseph
Stars: Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski
Dear John I (2010)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins
Safe Haven I (2013)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The lives of several couples and singles in New York City intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.

Director: Garry Marshall
Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher
Neighbors I (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After they are forced to live next to a fraternity house, a couple with a newborn baby do whatever they can to take them down.

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron
The Vow (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again.

Director: Michael Sucsy
Stars: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill
Dirty Grandpa (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a lecherous former Army Lieutenant Colonel, to Florida for Spring Break.

Director: Dan Mazer
Stars: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch


Cast overview, first billed only:
Tink Weatherbee
Jesse Wheeler ...
Carla Ferrente
Ben Carroll
Grace Carroll
Girl in Toy Store


Charlie St. Cloud is a young man overcome by grief at the death of his younger brother, Sam - so much so that he takes a job as caretaker of the cemetery in which his brother is buried. Charlie has a special lasting bond with his brother though, as he can see him, meeting up with Sam each night to play catch and talk. When a girl comes into Charlie's life, he must choose between keeping the promise he made to Sam or going after the girl he loves. Written by CBlodg / edited by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Life is for living


Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language including some sexual references, an intense accident scene and some sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:

| |  »




Release Date:

30 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud  »


Box Office


$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,381,585, 1 August 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,162,545, 16 September 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,190,704, 16 September 2010
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Joe Johnston was originally slated to direct but was replaced by Burr Steers. See more »


When Charlie's EKG is 'flat-lining' (asystole), the paramedic defibrillates him. Defibrillation only works when there is pre-existing electrical activity in the heart, if the patient doesn't have any electrical activity ('flat-lining') resuscitation it achieved with drugs and CPR. See more »


Sam St. Cloud: I'm okay, Charlie. I'd give anything for you to see me, what I've become, but no one ever gets to see what could have been.
Charlie St. Cloud: Sorry I had to break our deal.
Sam St. Cloud: It was time. I mean, it's beyond anything we ever imagined, Charlie.
Charlie St. Cloud: I hurt as bad as the day you died.
Sam St. Cloud: You hurt because you're alive.
Charlie St. Cloud: We'll always be brothers.
Sam St. Cloud: Promise, every day, come rain or shine, through Hell or high water?
Charlie St. Cloud: I promise.
See more »


Referenced in Feature Commentary with Director Burr Steers (2010) See more »


While We Were Dreaming
Written by Stephen McBean
Performed by Pink Mountaintops
Courtesy of Jagjaguwar
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

If I could rate it higher I would...
12 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

As I watched this movie I felt like I was viewing my own life story...

In 1991 I lost my little brother to a tragic accident as well. The emotions and inability to continue "living" life felt by Charlie are the same I had struggled with for many years. I found this movie to be extremely emotional, heart felt and true to the subject at hand. The acting of ALL the actors was outstanding, as well as the camera work, editing, directing, and most of all the writing.

If you like movies with true heart and emotion I highly recommend this movie as you can tell by my rating of 10. Honestly, I would rate it even higher than that if I could.

Although my love of this movie is very much inspired by my personal attachment to the subject, I think anyone would find this movie to be very touching...

17 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 81 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Zach Braff tackles acting and directing on his new show "Alex, Inc.," and we take a look at the 15 most bingeable TV shows of all time.

Watch the show