Meet Joe Black (1998) Poster


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Version of 

Death Takes a Holiday (1934)
based on the same play by Alberto Casella "La Morte in vacanza"
Broadway Television Theatre: Death Takes a Holiday (1953) (TV Episode)
based on the same play by Alberto Casella "La Morte in vacanza"

Remake of 

Death Takes a Holiday (1934)
Meet Joe Black is based on Maxwell Anderson and Gladys Lehman's screenplay for Death Takes a Holiday, as well as the play "La Morte in vacanza" by Alberto Casella.

Remade as 


Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: David Spade/Eagle-Eye Cherry (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during cold opening
Big Wolf on Campus: Stage Fright (1999) (TV Episode)
Thinking that Merton was asking Stacey out on a date, Becky says, "That was the lamest thing I've ever seen since Meet Joe Black (1998). And that had Brad Pitt in it."
Mrs. Death (1999)
Beethoven's 3rd (2000) (Video)
VHS seen in the video store
Providence: Meet Joe Connelly (2001) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Will & Grace: Sons and Lovers (2001) (TV Episode)
Will mentions how he didn't care for the movie despite Brad Pitt being in it.
Bandits (2001)
Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (2001) (Video Game)
One of Winnie Woodpecker's questions in her trivia game askes which of the following actors had two identies in this movie.
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)
When main character and future lover first meet it's same as in "Meet Joe Black". Verbal flirting followed by same shocking event for the man, although with different outcome.
The Tracey Fragments (2007)
movie on shelf in store
I Want Candy (2007)
Seen at Video shop
Burn After Reading (2008)
Brad Pitt's character, Chad, introduces himself as Joe Black. Brad Pitt played Joe Black in the earlier film.
Gossip Girl: The Wrong Goodbye (2011) (TV Episode)
Blair says that the Brad Pitt remake of "Death Takes a Holiday" was horrible.
Shin Chan: The After-Breakfast Enema (2011) (TV Episode)
"...some other depressed salesman pulled a "Meet joe Black" on the freeway."
Dumb Movie Ways to Die (2013) (Short)
An example of a dumb way to die
Father Time (2015) (Short)
Death is seen in the world of the living
Night of the Living Deb (2015)
Deb: "This is like straight out of 'Meet Joe Black'."
Mixxxer Show: Jan Bendig (2017) (TV Episode)
Bob's Burgers: Yes Without My Zeke (2019) (TV Episode)
Linda says Randy's movie is like this movie

Featured in 

Skeppsholmen: Episode #2.1 (2003) (TV Episode)
Josefine and Amilia watch this together
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Rejection (2006) (TV Episode)
Drew has a job as a crossing guard and has girls walking into traffic to get him to walk them across the street. Adult Chris says if that were him, this would have happened, and the car accident scene in "Meet Joe Black" plays.
David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Mortifying death scene
WatchMojo: Top 10 Accidental Movie Deaths (2015) (TV Episode)
Traffic Accident is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Thought-Provoking Life After Death Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Meet Joe Black is given an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Creepiest Romance Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Meet Joe Black is #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Scores That Will Make You Cry (2019) (TV Episode)
The score for Meet Joe Black gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Angels (2013) (TV Episode)
Joe Black gets an honorable mention.

Spoofed in 

MADtv: Episode #4.10 (1998) (TV Episode)
A parody of the movie is used in one of the skits

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