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Don't Fear the Reaper

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Character: Grim

So what's he do?:
After losing a contest, Billy and Mandy force him to be best friends (slave) with them for eternity. Grim tries to maintain a shred of dignity, but it's hard when he's constantly being outsmarted by a couple of obnoxious kids.

The Look:
Skeleton body and white skull face. Typical black robes and scythe.

Other Notables:
He speaks with a Jamaican accent.

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People who added this item 5543 Average listal rating (3642 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
The Simpsons (1989)
Characters: The Grim Reaper and Homer

So what's he do?:
Homer becomes the new Grim Reaper after killing him during a Benny Hill-style chase, and enjoys taking lives, but becomes conflicted when Marge is next on his death list.

The Look:
Skeleton body and white skull face. Typical black robes and scythe.

Other Notables:
Red glowing eyes.
Can levitate.



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People who added this item 4235 Average listal rating (2851 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
Family Guy (1999)
Character: Death and Peter Griffin

So what's he do?:
Death injures his ankle during an escape attempt by Peter and is forced to recover at the Griffin household. While he's out of commission, the laws of death no longer apply, and Peter is forced to take on the role of the Grim Reaper himself.

The Look:
Skeleton body and white skull face. Typical black robes and scythe.


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People who added this item 987 Average listal rating (580 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
Dead Like Me (2003)
Characters: Georgia Lass, Rube Sofer , Mason, Roxy Harvey, Betty Rhomer, Daisy Adair

So what do they do?:
Reapers in the "External Influence" division are responsible for reaping souls of people who die in accidents, suicides and homicides. A Reaper's job is to remove the souls of people, preferably just before they die, and escort them until they move on into their afterlife.

The Look:
In the world of Dead Like Me, Grim reapers do not wear black cloaks or carry scythes. When seen by the living, Reapers' physical appearances are different from those they had when alive, except on Halloween when the living see them as they were in life, though fellow Reapers always see their original appearances.

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People who added this item 922 Average listal rating (610 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Scrooged (1988)
Character: The Ghost of Christmas Future

So what's he do?:
Basically he scares greedy, mean people into changing their ways by showing them their death.

The Look:
He's freakin HUGE. A TV screen face that flashes a skull and other images. Black tattered robe containing the trapped souls of his previous victims.

Other Notables:
Doesn't speak.






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People who added this item 765 Average listal rating (466 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Character: The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

So what's he do?:
Same as Scrooged.

The Look:
A dark gray cloak with no face. He's really tall with freakishly long arms.

Other Notables:
Totally silent and floats.

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People who added this item 376 Average listal rating (251 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Character: The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

So what's he do?:
Same as Scrooged.

The Look:
A red cloak initially with no face only glowing eyes, but later revealed as Pete (Mickey's arch nemesis).

Other Notables:
He's silent at first until he shows his face. Pete also smokes his ever present cigar.



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People who added this item 71 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Character: The Spirit of Christmas Future

So what's he do?:
Same as Scrooged.

The Look:
The typical black robe and scythe.

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People who added this item 1529 Average listal rating (894 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
Character: Death

So what's he do?:
A Knight and his squire are home from the crusades. Black Death is sweeping their country. As they approach home, Death appears to the knight and tells him it is his time. The knight challenges Death to a chess game for his life.

The Look:
White face. Typical black robes.

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People who added this item 962 Average listal rating (635 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
Character: Grim Reaper

So what's he do?:
Introduced as a deliberate and obvious parody of The Seventh Seal. Challenged to “a game” so that Bill and Ted can win their freedom. Death suffers humiliating defeat after humiliating defeat playing Battleship, Clue and Twister, childishly demanding each time that his opponents give him a chance to even up the scores. The defeated Reaper then joins forces with Bill and Ted to help them defeat their duplicates.

The Look:
White painted face to resemble a skull. Typical reaper black robes and scythe.

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People who added this item 328 Average listal rating (211 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 4.7
Monkeybone (2001)
Character: Death and the Super Reapers

So what's she do?:
She lives in the Land of Death and decides who gets an Exit Pass. Exit Passes are given to coma victims by reapers giving them permission to leave Down Town and awaken from their coma.

The Look:
The Super Reapers: They wear white cloaks with red bloodied sleaves and ride around on winged bikes. Their hoods show no face.

Death: This one's hard to describe. If King Tut had a baby with Blackbeard... this might be the result.

Other Notables:
Death is a woman and has an eye patch.



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People who added this item 289 Average listal rating (164 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Characters: Red Death also White Death, Yellow Death, Golden Death, Blue Death, Violet Death, and Black Death

So what's he do?:
He brings the Red Death plague (a fictional plague) to a group at a masquerade ball. Prince Prospero and his court are presented as indifferent to the sufferings of the population at large, intending to await the end of the plague in luxury and safety behind the walls of their secure refuge, having welded the doors shut.

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Red Death has a red robe and a red painted face. The others are similarly dressed in their respective colors.



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So what's he do?:
A photographer is one of many people who go to a Bavarian castle to attend a "Masque of the Red Death" party hosted by a wealthy man named Ludwig. She and the other guests are horrified as the party goers begin to be murdered by a red-masked "avenger," each in a manner having something to do with their profession.

The Look:
Red hooded cloak and red skull mask.

Other Notables:
This movie has some radical 80s hair, fashion, music and dancing.



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People who added this item 2912 Average listal rating (1880 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Ghost (1990)
Characters: Demonic creatures who appear as dark, snarling shadows.

So what do they do?:
They drag the spirits of evil people off to Hell when they die.

The Look:
Shadowy figures that look a lot like a grim reaper with a skull shadow face.

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People who added this item 1677 Average listal rating (1085 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Character: The Grim Reaper or Mr. Death as he's called by the dinner guests.

So what's he do?:
A group of people at an isolated country house are visited by the Grim Reaper, who knocks on the door. Not knowing who he is, the dinner guests spend a lot of time arguing with him before finally being persuaded to shuffle off their mortal coils.

The Look:
Typical black robes and scythe. We never see his face.

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Characters: The Death Coachman and The Banshee

So what do they do?:
The banshee appears, heralding Katie's death and sending the cóiste-bodhar, a spectral coach driven by a dullahan, to carry her soul off to the land of the dead.

The Look:
The Banshee is in tattered robes and has a neon green glow. The Death Coachman has no head and a blue glow.







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People who added this item 4772 Average listal rating (3227 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
The Mummy (1999)
Character: Anubis

So what's he do?:
He is summoned using the Book of Amun-Ra, who rides through the chamber in his ghostly chariot and takes Imhotep's immortal soul, leaving Imhotep mortal.

The Look:
Horse drawn chariot with blue glow. Apparently Disney recycles death themes.




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People who added this item 658 Average listal rating (370 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Character: Black Rabbit of Inlé

So what's he do?:
A sinister phantom servant of the god Frith who appears in rabbit folklore. He is the rabbit equivalent of a grim reaper in human folklore, and similarly ensures all rabbits die at their predestined time. "Inlé" is the Lapine term for the moon or darkness.

The Look:
A sketch rabbit really. Sometimes he materializes into a black rabbit and has red or white eyes.

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People who added this item 648 Average listal rating (416 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.4
Drive Angry (2011)
Character: The Accountant

So what's he do?:
Makes sure the checks and balances are met and that every single column lines up. He's a guy who looks like a lawyer, but isn't. It's a guy who looks at numbers and is indifferent to your plight. You can't negotiate with him because to him it's just about making sure everything adds up. If you're against the books, then he'll make sure to correct it.

The Look:
Regular looking guy but has supernatural strength.
Nice expensive looking suit - not all black and white.

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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Character: Prince Sirki / Death

So what's he do?:
Death decides to take a holiday from his usual business to see what it is like to be a mortal. Posing as Prince Sirki, he spends 3 days with Duke Lambert and his guests at his dukal estate.

The Look:
Expensive, princely suits as the Prince. A black robe and no face as Death.

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People who added this item 2545 Average listal rating (1573 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Character: Joe Black

So what's he do?:
Death takes the form of a young man to learn about life on Earth and in the process, falls in love with his guide's daughter.

The Look:
Pretty boy face - blond hair and blue eyes. Nice black suit and crisp white shirt.

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People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Sweet Rain (2008)
Character: Chiba a Grim Reaper/ Death God

So what's he do?:
Chiba appears seven days before a person dies an unexpected death. His job is to observe the person for seven days, and then decide either to ‘execute’ or ‘pass over’. Getting his work quickly out of the way, he goes to the listening booth of a CD shop and indulges in his favorite pastime, listening to ‘humanity’s greatest invention’: music.

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Pretty boy face. Black suit with crisp white shirt.

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The Grim Reaper, also known as Death, is known as the personification of death. He is often represented as a skeleton in a black cloak wielding a scythe. According to folklore, Death will appear to mortals when it is time for them to die. In some versions, he is able to make people die by touching them or by means of supernatural powers. There are also some versions were he has no control over people's lives and only serves as a psychopomp to lead the souls of the dead into the afterlife or the underworld.

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Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Mar 27 11:02
what about the last action hero Ian McKellen plays death :):) gud list
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Dec 27 22:39
how about death on south park
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Dec 27 22:47
not sure if this counts, but maybe one of the characters in the machinist. ?
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Dec 28 14:09
Mr. Walken in "Click" :)
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Dec 28 15:39
Thanks for the suggestions. I will look them up and add them when I can.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Dec 28 20:31
Good and original list :) But you should definitely add Death from TV show "Supernatural", along with his offspring, Reapers.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Dec 29 2:58
Ha if death looked like brad pitt it wouldnt be so bad :) also another suggestion would be "the last action hero"
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Sep 11 0:15
In one of the Halloween episodes of Married With Children, the Grim Reaper appeared in the form of Peg Bundy.

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