Those That are Left Behind

by sheyenne | created - 09 Dec 2015 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

A look at how death affects people

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1. People Like Us (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

49 Metascore

While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices.

Director: Alex Kurtzman | Stars: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer, Olivia Wilde

Votes: 41,815 | Gross: $12.41M

A son's father died leaving him with an assignment

2. This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

44 Metascore

After their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver

Votes: 74,460 | Gross: $34.29M

A son comes to terms with his feelings for his father

3. Incendies (2010)

R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery, War

80 Metascore

Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history and fulfill their mother's last wishes.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Mustafa Kamel

Votes: 154,718 | Gross: $6.86M

A brother and a sister is tasked by their recently deceased mother to find 2 people and deliver them a letter

4. Cake (II) (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama

49 Metascore

The acerbic, hilarious Claire Bennett becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. As she uncovers the details of Nina's suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina's husband, she also grapples with her own, very raw personal tragedy.

Director: Daniel Barnz | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington

Votes: 35,642 | Gross: $1.87M

5. Snow Cake (2006)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Hampshire

Votes: 12,311 | Gross: $0.03M

6. Still Walking (2008)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A family gathers together for a commemorative ritual whose nature only gradually becomes clear.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You, Kazuya Takahashi

Votes: 14,273 | Gross: $0.16M

7. The Babadook (2014)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

86 Metascore

A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children's book titled "Mister Babadook" manifests in their home.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney

Votes: 200,460 | Gross: $0.92M

8. Signs (2002)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 340,633 | Gross: $227.97M

9. Ponette (1996)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

A four-year-old girl tries to come to terms with the sudden death of her mother.

Director: Jacques Doillon | Stars: Victoire Thivisol, Delphine Schiltz, Matiaz Bureau Caton, Léopoldine Serre

Votes: 4,196 | Gross: $1.40M

10. Ordinary People (1980)

R | 124 min | Drama

86 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 47,910 | Gross: $54.80M

11. The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

67 Metascore

An autistic boy who dreams of flying touches everyone he meets, including a new family who has moved in after their father dies.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Savage

Votes: 5,519 | Gross: $7.18M

12. I'll See You in My Dreams (2015)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age.

Director: Brett Haley | Stars: Blythe Danner, Martin Starr, Sam Elliott, Malin Akerman

Votes: 7,019 | Gross: $7.43M

13. Life After Beth (2014)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

50 Metascore

A young man's recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.

Director: Jeff Baena | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon

Votes: 20,127 | Gross: $0.08M

14. For Those in Peril (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

79 Metascore

Aaron, a young misfit living in a remote Scottish fishing community, is the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother. ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wright | Stars: George MacKay, Kate Dickie, Nichola Burley, Michael Smiley

Votes: 1,063

15. The Space Between (II) (2016)

100 min | Drama

Marco (Flavio Parenti) is a 35 year-old ex-chef who has given up his career and any sense of hope to return to Udine in Northern Italy to nurse his ailing father. Even when offered a job at... See full summary »

Director: Ruth Borgobello | Stars: Flavio Parenti, Maeve Dermody, Elettra Dallimore Mallaby, Lino Guanciale

Votes: 60

16. Rock the Casbah (2013)

G | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

The whole family is reunited when Sofia comes back for her father's funeral. Quickly, inner problems are revealed.

Director: Laïla Marrakchi | Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Nadine Labaki, Hiam Abbass, Lubna Azabal

Votes: 903

17. A Dark Song (2016)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

71 Metascore

A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.

Director: Liam Gavin | Stars: Steve Oram, Catherine Walker, Susan Loughnane, Mark Huberman

Votes: 15,142

18. Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Stuart Wolfenden

Votes: 50,302 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Steel Magnolias (1989)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Julia Roberts

Votes: 48,893 | Gross: $83.76M

20. After Lucia (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind.

Director: Michel Franco | Stars: Tessa Ia, Hernán Mendoza, Gonzalo Vega Jr., Tamara Yazbek

Votes: 6,221

21. The Descendants (2011)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause

Votes: 234,255 | Gross: $82.58M

22. Frantz (2016)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance

73 Metascore

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber

Votes: 14,066 | Gross: $0.88M

23. Our Little Sister (2015)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Family

75 Metascore

A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose

Votes: 12,956 | Gross: $0.46M

24. Beatriz at Dinner (2017)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

A holistic medicine practitioner attends a wealthy client's dinner party after her car breaks down.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass

Votes: 9,169 | Gross: $7.12M

25. A Ghost Story (2017)

R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

84 Metascore

In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr., Kenneisha Thompson

Votes: 62,527 | Gross: $1.60M

26. Passed Away (1992)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy

A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.

Director: Charlie Peters | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Jack Warden, William Petersen, Diana Bellamy

Votes: 1,190 | Gross: $4.03M

27. Rock the Casbah (2013)

G | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

The whole family is reunited when Sofia comes back for her father's funeral. Quickly, inner problems are revealed.

Director: Laïla Marrakchi | Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Nadine Labaki, Hiam Abbass, Lubna Azabal

Votes: 903

28. Last Orders (2001)

R | 109 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A group of old friends reminisce about their lives over the years after the death of one of their crew.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings

Votes: 5,573 | Gross: $2.33M

29. The Edge of Heaven (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

85 Metascore

A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Baki Davrak, Nurgül Yesilçay, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nursel Köse

Votes: 31,051 | Gross: $0.74M

30. Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

32 Metascore

Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart, Terry Kiser

Votes: 49,707 | Gross: $30.22M

31. Topper (1937)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 6,903

32. Shtisel (2013– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama

The life of the Shtisel family, a haredi family in Jerusalem.

Stars: Doval'e Glickman, Michael Aloni, Neta Riskin, Shira Haas

Votes: 5,147

33. Personal Shopper (2016)

R | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

77 Metascore

A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie

Votes: 37,048 | Gross: $1.31M



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