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.
- Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Romance
- Studio: Universal Pictures, City Light Films
- Keyword: life and death, love at first sight, broken engagement, fireworks, religion and supernatural, based on play or musical, teenage crush, fate, doctor, millionaire, death personified, death incarnate, angel of death, encontro marcado
- Cast: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeffrey Tambor