Multimedia Resources

From TEDtalks to thought-provoking movies, there are multiple resources to inspire conversation.

Consider  sharing the links to shorter videos with family and friends, or inviting others to participate in a movie night.

& TV Shows

 There are dozens of movies and shows dedicated to exploring how individuals spend the last years

(or days) of their life. From dark humor to heart-tuggers, use this list to plan your next movie night.

We suggest having plenty of snacks and a conversation afterward.


The Bucket List (2007)

“A bigshot billionaire and mechanic are hospital roommates after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis. As they reflect on what they’ve done in this life and who’ve they become, each realizes there are many things items left unchecked.  So, the duo ditches the hospital to take the ultimate bucket list adventure.”

You’ll take away (at least) 7 life lessons 

The Last Word (2017)

“This comedic drama follows Harriet Lauler, a retired businesswoman who wants (and has) controlled everything around her. After a revelation, death may come sooner than she thinks. Harriet hunts down a young obituary writer so tell her story before it was over. Along the way, she adopts an elementary child and lands a radio host job.”

Get a taste with the official trailer.


Extremis (2016)

“In this short Netflix documentary, Extremis takes an intimate look at the hard questions of end-of-life care.
Witness the heavy emotions that come with end-of-life decisions as doctors, patients and families in a hospital intensive care unit face harrowing choices.”

*Watch the Netflix trailer

The Casketeers

The Casketeers (2018)

“Based in New Zealand, this Netflix TV series follows funeral directors Francis and Kaiora Tipene as they take the taboo of death and address it with dignity.
Tipene Funerals and its staff temper good humor with care and respect as they help Polynesian families cope with loss.”

7 reasons why you should watch The Casketeers