movies

End-of-Life Films
Curated by Catharine DeLong
June 2018

  • All About My Mother (1999) Pedro Almodovar
  • Amazing Catfish (2013)
  • Amour (2012) Michael Haneke
  • Astral City: A Spiritual Journey (2010) Wagner de Assis
  • Awakenings (1990) Penny Marshall
  • Away From Her (2006) Sarah Polley
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001) Ron Howard
  • The Bucket List (2007) Rob Reiner
  • Camino (2008) Javier Fesser
  • Cancer in Two Voices (1994) Lucy Massie Phenix
  • Cherry Blossoms (2008) Doris Dorrie
  • Chronic 2015 Michael Franca (caregiver issues)
  • Coco (2017) Lee Unkrich
  • Cries and Whispers (1972) Ingmar Bergman
  • Dead Man Walking (1988) Isao Takahata
  • Death: A Love Story (2015) Edward James Anderson
  • Death by Joy (2012) James Cribb
  • Death Makes Life Possible (2013) Marc Krigbaum (documentary)
  • Defending Your Life (1991) Albert Brooks
  • Delicacy (2011) David & Stephane Foenkinos
  • Departures (2008) Yohjiroh Takita
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) Julian Schnabel
  • Dying to Know 2014 Gay Gillingham (documentary with Ram Dass & Timothy Leary)
  • Escape Fire (2012) Matthew Heinemann (documentary)
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)  Stephen Daldry (9/11)
  • Finding Neverland (2004) Marc Forster
  • Ghost Town ((2008) David Koepp
  • Grave of the Fireflies (1988) Isao Takahata (end of WWII Japan – animated)
  • Homegoings (2013) Isaiah Owens
  • How to Die in Oregon (2011) Peter Richardson
  • Ikuru (1952) Akira Kurosawa
  • In the Parlor (2015) Heidi Boucher & Ruby Sketchley (home funeral)
  • Last Mentsch (2014) Pierre Henry Salfati
  • The Last Word (2017) Mark Pellington
  • Living While Dying (2017) documentary by Cathy Zheutlin
  • Love in Our Own Time (2011) documentary by Tom Murray
  • My Girl (1991) Howard Zieff
  • My Life (1993) Bruce Joel Rubin
  • My Life as a Dog (1985) Lasse Hallstrom
  • My Sister’s Keeper (2009) Nick Cassavetes (donor issues)
  • The Notebook (2004) Nick Cassavetes
  • One Cut One Life (2014) Ed Pincas & Lucia Small
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) Milos Forman
  • One True Thing (1998) Carl Franklin
  • Ordinary People (1980) Robert Redford
  • Our Little Sister (2015) Jirokazu Koreeda
  • Patch Adams (1998) Tom Shadyac
  • Philadelphia (1993) Jonathan Demme
  • Prison Terminal (2016) documentary by Edgar Barens
  • Red Beard (1965) Akira Kurosawa
  • The Road Home (1999) (1999) Yimou Zhang
  • The Savages (2007) Tamara Jenkins
  • The Sea Inside (2004) Alejandro Amenabar
  • Seven Songs (2017) 4-part TV documentary
  • Shadowlands (1993) Richard Attenborough
  • A Single Man (2009) Tom Ford
  • Still Life (2013) Uberto Pasolini
  • The Straight Story (1999) David Lynch
  • Talk to Her (2002) Pedro Almodovar
  • Terms of Endearment (1983) James L. Brooks
  • Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) Susanne Bier
  • This is Where I Leave You (2014) Shawn Levy
  • The Tibetan Book of the Dead (1994) Barrie McLean (documentary)
  • Tuesdays with Morrie (1999) Mick Jackson
  • Two Weeks (2006) Steve Stockman
  • UP (2009) by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson
  • Unbroken Glass (2016) Dinesh Sabu (suicide)
  • Unfinished Song (2012) Paul Andrew Williams
  • We Were Here (2011) David Weissman & Bill Weber (AIDS)
  • A Will for the Woods (2014) documentary by Amy Browne (green burial)
  • You Don’t Know Jack (2010) Barry Levinson