on Funeral Films

May 4, 2012 | 5 comments

The web site recently ran a post about films with funerals. They called it “Cinema’s Most Memorable Funerals.” It’s interesting, I use many different funeral films in my talks about funeral planning, and only one of them made this list.

You can see short YouTube videos from each film at The films they list are:

To Die For

Wedding Crashers

Man on the Moon

Four Weddings and a Funeral (I’ve got this one)

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Dark Knight (a Batman film!)


My Girl

I need to expand my funeral film library some more! What about Undertaking Betty and the Star Trek funeral there? Death at a Funeral? The Six Wives of Henry LeFay? Get Low?

This weekend, I’m screening Big Fish, which I know ends with a funeral that confirms the tall tales the father told throughout the film.

A Good Goodbye