Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Movies 11.15.10 The Great Beyond

Feature Presentation...

Today is all about the Great Beyond! The topics of birth, death and even rebirth are a part of daily life and figure prominently in the movies. Share on your blog favorite movies about heaven, hell, resurrection, angels or demons linking them back to The Bumbles Blog. If you don't have a blog, list your choices in the comment section of The Bumbles Movie post!

Heaven Can Wait (1978) A LA Rams Quarterback is mistakenly taken from his body before he dies by an over-zealous angel and returns to life in the body of a recently-murdered millionaire. This is a great movie with Warren Beatty and Buck Henry.

Chances Are (1989) Starring Cybil Shepard and Robert Downey, Jr. A newly-wed husband, Louie Jeffries, is killed in a car crash and is reincarnated in the body of a young boy, Alex Fitch. Alex grows up and 20 years later he begins to date a young woman, Miranda who turns out to be Louie's daughter, born after Louie died. Alex doesn't realize the connection until he's invited to Miranda's home and things look very familiar and he begins to remember his former life!

Ghostbusters (1984) Starring Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson & Sigourney Weaver. Three Parapsychology Professors set up a ghost removal service & get some pretty interesting jobs!

The Sixth Sense (1999) Written and directed by M. Night Shymalan and starring Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment. A young boy looks for help from a child psychologist when the boy begins communicating with ghosts who don't realize they're dead.

It's A Wonderful Life (1949) directed by Frank Capra and starring Jimmy Stewart. A despairing business man is helped out by Clarence, an angel, who shows him what life would be like if he never existed.

City of Angels (1998) Nicholas Cage, an angel watching over LA, begins to have difficulty doing his job as he falls in love with heart surgeon, Meg Ryan. This was a kind of weird movie but better than some!

Angels in the Outfield (1994) A boy prays that if the CA Angels win the pennant he'll get a family and angels are given the job of making this come true. With Danny Glover and Tony Danza.

Devil's Advocate (1997) Starring Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino and Charlize Theron. A lawyer quite taken with himself and his abilities accepts a new job in a top law firm only to discover that his boss is Lucifer.


  1. I thought Chances Are was sooooo romantic! The Devil's Advocate wasn't romantic but wasn't old Al a clever Devil ("I'm a fan of man"). And, of course, we agreed of Heaven Can Wait.

    Have a good week!

  2. Ghostbusters . . . what a great pick! perfect for the theme. I loved Heaven Can Wait and It's A Wonderful Life. I didn't even think of Angels in the outfield. I'll have to check out Chances Are, it sounds good. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  3. You've reminded me of some good ones that I haven't seen in awhile!

  4. Oh, Devil's Advocate is the perfect movie for this topic!

  5. Loved Sixth Sense; Devil's Advocate and It's a Wonderful Life.

    I watched Lovely Bones yesterday and liked it.

  6. Great list! I think I've seen It's a Wonderful Life 20 or more times and I never tire of it. Wishing you a wonderful week!

  7. FYI: City of Angels is a loose remake of a German film called Wings of Desire -- itself very weird and arty, occasionally a little off-putting, but if you can get yourself in the right mindset it's quite moving.
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  8. Devil's Advocate--creeps me out every time I see it.