End of Life Films and Books

A group of EOLONM volunteers recently compiled a list of their favorite books and films that cover topics of death and dying. They include non-fiction and fiction, documentaries and dramas. Some are seminal works by noted authors, producers and experts on the topics and others tell the personal stories experienced by individuals and families. We hope you enjoy.

Movies on End of Life 

7 Songs For A Long Life2016 Scottish film about 6 hospice patientsAmazon Prime
A Certain Kind of Deathdeath and no next of kin, next steps?Amazon Prime
After The Raincancer, pain, grief, lossYou Tube
Alternate Endings6 new ways to die in AmericaHBO special
Barbarian Invasionsfriends, family, dyingAmazon Prime
Beaches2 women’s lives intersectAmazon Prime
Blackbirdaid in dyingAmazon Prime
Broken Roadstraffic accident kills mom; grandmotherAmazon Prime
CasketeersLED lights, blink, blue rope handlesAmazon Prime
Chargedelectrocution aftermathAmazon Prime
Cocogreat day of the death for all agesAmazon Prime
Death at a Funeralwrong coffin, total comedyAmazon Prime
Defining Hopeend of life-patient and nurses viewAmazon Prime
DeparturesJapanese; prepares bodies for burialAmazon Prime
ElizabethtowncancerAmazon Prime
End Gamechoices at end of lifeNetflix
Extremisdeath in a hospitalNetflix
Farewelldon’t tell grandma she is dyingAmazon Prime
Farewell partySelf-deliverance in senior facilityAmazon Prime
Guzaarishparalyzed man wishes to dieNetflix
Here Awhile2020 MAID in OregonAmazon Prime
How to Die in Oregonoriginal work – 2011 MAID documentary, former NM oncologist Kate Morris was prescribing doctorAmazon Prime
I Didn’t Want That5 cases with no end of life plan 
Last Cab to Darwinroadtrip/Australia/access MAIDYou Tube
Let’s Talk About DyingER doctor, slow intubated deathParamont
Life As A Housecancer; rebuild lifeTed Talk with Paul Saul
Marvin’s Roomfamily dynamics at end of lifeAmazon Prime
Me Before Youcaregiver and patientAmazon Prime
Moon ManorFUNeral of Alzheimer’s manAmazon Prime
My Mushroom Burial Suitalternative to traditional burialAmazon Prime
On Death RowLinda CartyTed Talk with JaeRhim Lee
One True Thingmom with dementiaYou Tube
Nurse With The Purple Hairhospice storyAmazon Prime
Paddletoncancer, aid in dyingAmazon Prime
The Bucket Listend of life choices for 2 men with cancerNetflix
The Sea Insidetrue story-Spain-wanting to die-30 yrsNetflix
Undertaking Bettyfaking a deathAmazon Prime
Until Forevercancer, faithAmazon Prime
What Really Matters At End of Lifepalliative care doctor, BJ MillerAmazon Prime
Witstage 4 cancer; is this your death?Ted Talk
You Don’t Know JackKvorkian story with Al PacinoAmazon Prime
Youth in Oregon80 yr old; drives east coast to west to dieAmazon Prime

Books on End of Life 

Accompanying The DyingDeanna Cochran2019
Advice For Future CorpsesSallie Tisdale2019
Art Of Dying WellKaty Butler2019
Beauty Of BreakingMichele Harper2020
Beauty Of What RemainsSteve Leder2021
Beginner’s Guide To The EndB J Miller 2019
Being MortalAtul Gawande2014
Best Care PossibleIra Byock2012
Bright HourNina Riggs2017
Bridging the GapKimberly C Paul2018
Boy, The Mole, The Fox, The HorseCharlie Mackesy2019
Bold SpiritTamelynda Lux2021
Birth, Breath & DeathAmy Wright Glenn2013
Body Made To WinJoann Love2021
Checklist ManifestoAtul Gawande2009
ConversationAngelo E. Volandes2015
Cruel Death, Heartless AftermathBarbara Mancini2019
Cultivating The Doula HeartFrancesca Arnoldy2018
Dealing With Doctors, Denial And DeathAroop Mangalik2017
Death Is But A DreamChristopher Kerr2020
Dignity TherapyHarvey Chochinow2012
Driving Miss NormaTim Bauerschmidt +2017
Dying, A Natural PassageDenys Cope2008
Dying WellIra Byock1997
ElderhoodLouise Aronson2019
Extreme MeasuresJessica Zitter2017
Fighting For My LifeJamie Tyron+2019
Final Act Of LivingBarbara Karnes2012
Finish StrongBarbara Coombes Lee2018
First CellAzra Raza2019
Five InvitationsFrank Ostaseski2017
Four Things That Matter MostIra Byock2004
God’s HotelVictoria Sweet2012
Good GoodbyeGail Rubin2010
Grief Dialogues61 authors2018
Hail And FarewellGail Rubin +2015
Hard Choices For Loving PeopleHank Dunn2017
Holding SpaceAmy Wright Glenn2017
How To Carry What Can’t Be FixedMegan Devine2021
I’m Dead, Now What?Peter Pauper Press2015
InevitableKatie Engelhart2021
It’s Your FuneralKathy Benjamin2021
Kicking The Bucket ListGail Rubin 2016
Knocking On Heaven’s DoorKaty Butler2013
Last OceanNicci Gerrard2019
Let’s Never Talk About This AgainSara Alterman2020
Modern DeathHaider Warraich2017
Natural CausesBarbara Ehrenreich2019
On Death And DyingElizabeth Kubler Ross1969
Preparing For A Better EndDan & Shelley Morhaim2020
Preparing For The InevitablePeter Callan2018
Scripting DeathMara Buchbinder2021
Spirit Catches You & You Fall DownAnne Fadiman1997
Tea With Elisabeth51 authors2009
That Good NightSunita Puri2019
The Day I DieAnita Hannig2022
This Is Assisted DyingStefanie Green MD2022
Tuesdays With MorrieMitch Albom1997
Understanding Your Living WillFerdinadno Mirarchi DO2006
UndyingAnne Boyer2019
Unwinding Of The MiracleJulie Yip-Williams2019
VSED HandbookKate Christie2022
Voluntarily Stopping Eating & DrinkingMenzel, Pope, Quill, Schwarz2021
When Breath Becomes AirPaul Kalanithi2016
When My Time ComesDiane Rehm2020
When We Must Say FarewellKarl E. Jennings2010
Wisdom YearsBarbara Skye Boyd2019

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