Film Blanc

The complete inverse of Film Noir. Films Blanc are fantasies, whimsical visions of life that deal with the great beyond, the afterlife, heaven and hell. They are usually romances or light morality plays, sometimes satirical, often sentimental. This is essentially the "heavenly waiting room" movie, the kind of fantasy that proposes a fantastic continuity between life and death. Film Blanc had its classic period in the 1940s and 1950s.

The first 43 are the films from the "classic" film blanc period. The films following are from the "neo-blanc" era.

List originally compiled on KG.

  • Angel on My Shoulder
  • Angels in the Outfield
  • Between Two Worlds
  • Beyond Tomorrow
  • The Bishop's Wife
  • Blithe Spirit
  • The Blue Bird
  • Cabin in the Sky
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • Carousel
  • The Cockeyed Miracle
  • Damn Yankees!
  • Death Takes a Holiday
  • All That Money Can Buy
  • Don't Take It to Heart
  • Down to Earth
  • Earthbound
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • The Ghost Goes West
  • A Guy Named Joe
  • The Halfway House
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • Heavenly Music
  • Heaven Only Knows
  • Here Comes Mr. Jordan
  • Himlaspelet
  • The Horn Blows at Midnight
  • I Married an Angel
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Liliom
  • Lost Horizon
  • The Man Who Could Work Miracles
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Miracle in Milan
  • On Borrowed Time
  • Outward Bound
  • Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
  • Portrait of Jennie
  • The Scoundrel
  • That's the Spirit
  • Thunder Rock
  • Topper
  • Les Visiteurs du Soir
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • All of Me
  • Almost an Angel
  • Always
  • L'amico immaginario
  • Guardian Angels
  • Bedazzled
  • Bedazzled
  • No End
  • Bliss
  • Bruce Almighty
  • The Bothersome Man
  • City of Angels
  • Date With an Angel
  • Defending Your Life
  • The Devil and Max Devlin
  • Dogma
  • Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
  • Down to Earth
  • Fantôme avec chauffeur
  • Field of Dreams
  • The Flight That Disappeared
  • Fluke
  • Ghost
  • Giving Up the Ghost
  • Goodbye Charlie
  • Groundhog Day
  • Heart and Souls
  • Heaven
  • Heaven Can Wait
  • The Heavenly Kid
  • Heaven Sent
  • Hello Again
  • Wings of Desire
  • Faraway, So Close!
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • A Life Less Ordinary
  • Just Like Heaven
  • Kiss Me Goodbye
  • Made in Heaven
  • Meet Joe Black
  • Michael
  • The Muse
  • No hay derecho joven
  • Oh, God!
  • Oh, God! Book II
  • Oh, God! You Devil
  • Oh Heavenly Dog
  • One Hell of a Guy
  • The Preacher's Wife
  • Purgatory
  • Scoop
  • Shortcut to Happiness
  • Shukriya: Till Death Do Us Apart
  • The Science of Sleep
  • Don't Tempt Me
  • Switch