To say that I have seen a lot of movies would be an understatement. I haven’t seen all movies, nor most movies ever made, but I do enjoy a good popcorn flick that will help me escape and relax for a few hours. Having moved to Appomattox, I’ve had to adjust the frequency of my movie going habit, But I still try to make it to Lynchburg or Farmville to see some of the latest products out of Hollywood.
Since this is the 10th of the month, I decided to do a top 10 list of movies I’ve seen that deal with the subject of the afterlife. This is not a complete list, nor does it cover even some of the greatest movies about life after death. But what it does cover are 10 movies that I’ve seen that are potential conversation starters.
They are in no particular order …
- The Sixth Sense … this is the movie that made the line famous, I see dead people. The only problem with this movie is, you can only see it once with a sense of expectancy and wonder. Once you know the ending you can never see the movie the same again.
- Beetlejuice … Michael Keaton said this was the most original movie he ever made. The Tim Burton classic is one that should never be remade. Don’t say his name three times.
- What Dreams May Come … Robin Williams does a great job, but the strength of this movie is the artistic imagination. It won an Oscar for best visual effects.
- Every zombie movie ever made – they’re all the same, mostly
- Flatliners … The original obviously. Some movies shouldn’t be remade.
- Heart and Soul/Chances Are … I count these two movies starring Robert Downey Jr. as one. They are the same story with their own unique twist. The soundtracks are great too.
- Meet Joe Black
- Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey … and to think, they are getting back together for a new movie in this franchise.
- The Seventh Seal … the classic scene of playing chess with the Grim Reaper is part of movie history!
- Ghost … what really happens when you die?
And of course – every work about Jesus, and these should be at the top of every list about what really happens. I mean, if you want to know, then talk to somebody who’s been there and come back.
This subject may seem unusual; but be honest, you’ve thought about it.