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Movies with NDE-related themes,Life After Death themes July 15, 2005 7:55 PM

Some movies that you might enjoy seeing with NDE,Life After Death and Reincarnation themes. Please feel free to add your own recommendations to the thread.

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What Dreams May Come
directed by Vincent Ward
starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr.

After the death of their two children, Dr. Chris Nielson ('Robin Williams' ) and his wife Annie (Annabella Sciorra) find continuing their lives fraught with difficulties, especially for Annie. When Chris dies and goes to Heaven he meets Albert (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and discovers that Heaven is even more wondrous than anything he could have imagined. However, Chris's death is the last straw for Annie and in her madness commits suicide and journeys to a place very different from Chris. On discovering Annie's misfortune, Chris forces Albert to enlist the help of The Tracker ('Max von Sydow' ) and together they journey into the depths of despair to discover the destiny of Annie's soul and attempt a rescue.

directed by Joel Schumacher
starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt

Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure.

Defending Your Life
directed by Albert Brooks
starring Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn

Yuppie Daniel Miller is killed in a car accident and goes to Judgment City, a waiting room for the afterlife. During the day, he must prove in a courtroom-style process that he successfully overcame his fears (a hard task, given the pitiful life we are shown); at night, he falls in love with Julia, the only other young person in town. Nights are a time of hedonistic pleasure, since you can (for instance) eat all you want without getting fat.

directed by Jerry Zucker
starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg

Sam and Molly are a very happy couple and deeply in love. Walking back to their new apartment after a night out at the theatre, they encounter a thief in a dark alley, and Sam is murdered. He finds himself trapped as a ghost and realises that his death was no accident. He must warn Molly about the danger that she is in. But as a ghost he can not be seen or heard by the living, and so he tries to communicate with Molly through Oda Mae Brown, a psychic who didn't even realise that her powers were real.

directed by Douglas Trumbull
starring Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood

Brilliant researchers Lillian Reynolds and Michael Brace have developed a system of recording and playing back actual experiences of people. Once the capability of tapping into "higher brain functions" is added in, and you can literally jump into someone else's head and play back recordings of what he or she was thinking, feeling, seeing, etc., at the time of the recording, the applications for the project quickly spiral out of control.

When one of the researchers dies and tapes the experience of death, Michael is convinced that he must playback this tape to honor the memory of the researcher and to become enlightened. When another researcher dies during playback the tape is locked away and Michael has to fight against his former colleagues and the government lackeys that now run his lab in order to play back and confront the "scariest thing any of us will ever face" - death itself.

Being Human
Directed by Bill Forsyth
starring Robin Williams

Plot Outline: One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.

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