DMDB

Dead Movie Database

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

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How often have you been watching an old movie and thought I wonder how many of these people are still alive? Wonder no more; here you can search and see exactly just how alive it is. It's surprising how quickly movies lose their 100% living status, and equally surprising how old they can be while still having living cast members.

Check out the articles below to find lists including interesting coincidences, and surprisingly alive or dead films.

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14 February, 2021

Survivors

Some movies seem to go on forever, and I'm not talking about the director's cut of Return of the King. Here are some films which have managed to hold onto an unusually high alive percentage for their age.

14 February, 2021

Fifty-Fifties

These are movies that hang in perfect balance between the living and the dead - with as many cast alive as have passed away. Some pretty surprising entries make the list, both recent and not-so-recent.

14 February, 2021

Ex-Movies

It's not pinin'! It's passed on! This movie is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed it to the perch it'd be pushing up the daisies! Its metabolic processes are now 'istory! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket, It's shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!! THESE ARE EX-MOVIES!!

14 February, 2021

The MCU Franchise

One of the biggest franchises in cinema history, yet thanks to the just-over-a-decade span from the release of Iron Man to that of Endgame, and a pretty youthful cast, the overwhelming majority of these movies' casts are alive today. After his tragic death in 2020, Chadwick Boseman became one of very few major leads in the franchise that are no longer with us.

14 February, 2021

The Movies of Stanley Kubrick

It's no surprise that Kubrick's oeuvre spans a wide range of living-ness, given his directing credits stretch from the mid 1950s all the way to the late 1990s. As you'd expect, the percentage of living cast drops steadily as the movies get older, though there's one pretty sudden drop between his two 1980s releases.

6 February, 2021

Star Wars Movies

You'd kind of expect the Star Wars movies to have three pretty big dropoffs in living percentage, given the 20-year gaps between the trilogy of trilogies, but there are some curious ups and downs which go against this.

1 February, 2021

Terminator Franchise

Just how terminated are they?