The films below, present various themes related to the end of life, from documentaries, to dramas, comedies, to exploring issues like Alzheimer's disease.
A short documentary available on Netflix.
“The View From Here”
A documentary series featuring five terminally ill people.
“A Will for the Woods”
A documentary about green burial.
“The Bucket List”
Billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and car mechanic Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) are complete strangers, until fate lands them in the same hospital room. The men find they have two things in common: a need to come to terms with who they are and what they have done with their lives, and a desire to complete a list of things they want to see and do before they die.
“The Fault in Our Stars”
Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a 16-year-old cancer patient, meets and falls in love with Gus Waters (Ansel Elgort), a similarly afflicted teen from her cancer support group.
“My Sister’s Keeper”
Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
“Charlie St Cloud”
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
“Death at a Funeral”
Chaos reigns when members of a dysfunctional family gather to bury a loved one.
“P.S. I Love You”
When Gerry (Gerard Butler), the husband of Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank), dies from an illness, she loses the love of her life. Knowing how hard Holly will take his death, Gerry plans ahead.
When a successful New York advertising executive (Will Smith) suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death.
Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University. When words begin to escape her and she starts becoming lost on her daily jogs, Alice must come face-to-face with a devastating diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer's disease
This short film illuminates Kodokushi, Japan's epidemic of isolation through the eyes of a 'lonely death' cleaner. Due to sensitive themes and graphic images, viewer discretion is advised.
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