Meet Joe Black

Lists: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Chick Flicks

Brief Synopsis: "When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe Black, Death begins taking part in Parrish's daily agenda and falls in love with the man's daughter. Yet when Black's holiday is over, so is Parrish's life."

Overall Ranking: 545 (Rank from 1998: # 9)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less100(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest86
Gorgon Reviews84
CinemaVisitor Erik65
David Baruffi25(full review)

People Involved

  • Brad Pitt (Joe Black)
  • Anthony Hopkins (William Parrish)
  • Claire Forlani (Susan Parrish)
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Quince)
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Allison Parrish)
  • Jake Weber (Drew)
  • David S. Howard (Eddie Sloane)
  • Lois Kelly-Miller (Jamaican Woman)
  • Jahnni St. John (Jamaican Womans Daughter)
  • Richard Clarke (The Parrishs Butler)
  • Ron Osborn (Director)

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